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Killer of Corper Onuh, Arrested by SARS, Bayelsa State

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Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) Bayelsa Police Command today Monday paraded a notorious cultist and killer known as Fela over his alleged involvement in the June 2016 killing of James Onuh, a Nigeria Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member, in Obele, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital. Fela, the suspected killer was also indicted in another killing which took place earlier this year also in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State. One source claimed Fela was lured out of hiding out by men of the Anti-Robbery Squad of the Police. ‎When contacted on the development, the spokesman of the State Police Command, Asimin Butwat, said the matter is undergoing further investigation.  "Though I can not yet confirm the details, Fela was the one who killed the Corper," the spokesman stated. It would be recalled that Mr. Onuh, a NYSC member serving with the Bayelsa State Ministry of Works, was in June killed by gunmen in Obele, Bayelsa State. Mr. Onuh, a civil engineering graduate of the University of Agricult…

Timipre Sylvia' Aide, Jonah Okah arrested over Facebook Post.

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An aide to the All Progressives Congress candidate in the concluded Bayelsa State Gubernatorial Elections Mr. Jonah Okah  has been arrested by the Nigerian Police Force over his status on Facebook.His crime was making comments regarding the arrest of Richie Etonye, The Chief Accountant of the Bayelsa State Government, on issues bothering on money laundering and his subsequent arrest. Jonah,  before his arrest was an aide on social media to a past Governor of Bayelsa State Timipre Sylvia. Mr. Jonah was arrested earlier this morning at his residence in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State Capital. 
As you would recall his boss,  Timipre Sylvia contested the 2016 Bayelsa governorship elections under the umbrella of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) ,  but lost to his major opponent of the People's Democratic Party. Calls put to the Public Relations Officer(PPRO)  of the state was not returned nor answered as the officer was said to be in a meeting.

See Federal Government Allocations to States One Year(May 2015 to June 2016)

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With the massive allocations, what else can be the reason why States cannot pay salaries? See analysis by an aggrieved civil servant who is being owed 6 months salary by the Bayelsa State Government Based on this estimate, Bayelsa has been collecting the highest allocation per local govt close to N1Billion every month. The state should be the richest and the most developed state in the country, this is not mentioning the separate LGA allocation.However, despite all these, the state is still owing workers and lecturers up to 6months salary. A state being ruled by PDP since inception. My brothers from the south should ask their leaders what they have been doing exactly with all the money allocated to them, it's their collective wealth being squandered by some useless corrupt politicians. But the way nature will have it, they won't, due to their ethnic bigotry.....N1Billion/LGA every 4weeks.
For Akwa-Ibom State, well do the math?

Teachers Protest Over Unpaid Salaries in Bayelsa State

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The streets of Bayelsa State got more than vehicles and pedestrians as secondary school  teachers took over major roads to press home their demands before marching to the state secretariat in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital in south-south Nigeria.
They claimed that while other workers in the state have received half month payment three times, they have not received anything.The teachers also rejected government’s proposition to give them half pay for the month of August on Thursday, insisting that the government must pay them as the other workers.The Chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Secondary Schools (ASUSS) in Bayelsa State, Mr Oyiemi Ebiredeni, said that members of the union had been battling to survive, as a result of unpaid salaries.The representative of the government, Commissioner of Education, Mr Markson Fefegha after addressing the protesters, told reporters that the executives of ASUSS and the state government had different understanding of the outcome of the closed …