Posts Tagged ‘bayelsa’

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Heavy security in Yenegoa

 

 

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Red carpet being rolled out in anticipation of Jonathan’s touch down

 

 

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Ugo Daniells

 

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Former Bayelsa Governor, Diepreye Alamieyeseigha

 

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Billionaire businessman Sir Emeka Offor exchanging pleasantries with Diepreye Alamieyeseigha

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Sir Emeka Offor and Tompolo, flanked by Dubem Obaze (former SSG Anambra) and Alamieyeseigha

 

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Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State waving to the crowd

 

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The First Lady of Bayelsa State, Dr. Rachael Seriake Dickson

 

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isn’t she a cutie?

 

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Friends of Goodluck await the touch down of the presidential helicopter

 

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Kanayo Agbafe (in black), PA to Sir Emeka Offor..and friends

 

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Ondo State Governor, Olusegun Mimiko exchanging pleasantries with the Bayelsa first lady

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Former Idols West Africa winner and Nigerian singer Timi Dakolo who was rumoured to be in the ill-fated helicopter that claimed the lives of Kaduna State Governor Patrick Yakowa and former National Security Adviser Andrew Azazi saturday afternoon tweeted this evening, hours after the incident how God had saved him.

Timi who attended the same burial event which the late Governor and co attended, was supposed to travel with the crashed copter, but changed his mind at the very last minute to travel by road, and that proved to be his saving grace.

According to Tony Anifite aka ‘Don T’ an executive for Now muzik, Timi’s management team, “Timi is doing okay, he was meant to fly on that chopper but he didn’t. I just got off the phone with him,”

The singer then tweeted: “God saved me” to douse fears and express his gratitude to God

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The search and rescue operation following the helicopter crash this evening in Bayelsa is over says Nigeria’s National Emergency Management Authority (NEMA). According to the NEMA spokesperson, Yushau Shuaibu, in a statement, six occupants of the chopper were found dead, and their remains had been deposited in a mortuary.

The agency did not name the victims of the crash but the Peoples Democratic Party and an aide of Gov Yakowa already confirmed that Governor Patrick Yakowa of Kaduna and former National Security Adviser, Owoeye Azazi, were in the helicopter.

According to the NEMA statement, “The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has confirmed that conclusion of the search and rescue operation over a Naval helicopter that crashed this afternoon in Nember area of Bayelsa State.
“The operation which involved collaborations of response agencies and volunteers led to the recovery of the bodies of the six passengers on-board the the helicopter.
“While the bodies have been deposited in the mortuary, further details on the victims will soon be announced after their families have been formally informed.
 
 
Reports suggest others on board the ill-fated chopper include Kaduna poltician, Dubas Tshoho, Commander Daba(pilot) and his co-pilot.

 May their souls Rest in Peace!

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There are reports that a helicopter has crashed in the creeks of Bayelsa State and search is ongoing according to officials of Nigeria’s National Emergency Management Authority (NEMA). The helicopter conveying politicians from a burial event at Douglas Oronto’s home in Bayelsa State, is believed to have crashed Saturday afternoon at about 4.40pm.

Reports suggest that the helicopter was conveying the Kaduna State Governor, Yakowa and former National Security Adviser, General Owoeye Azazi from the funeral of the father of the Special Adviser to the President, Douglas Oronto to their hotel room in the Bayelsa metropolis – when it crashed into the creeks. The helicopter busted into flames as it crashed.

Although not confirmed yet, reports indicate there are no survivors.

Stay tuned for more reports

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There are reports that a helicopter has crashed in the creeks of Bayelsa State and search is ongoing according to officials of Nigeria’s National Emergency Management Authority (NEMA). The helicopter conveying politicians from a burial event at Douglas Oronto’s home in Bayelsa State, is believed to have crashed Saturday afternoon at about 4.40pm.

Reports suggest that the helicopter was conveying the Kaduna State Governor, Yakowa and former National Security Adviser, General Owoeye Azazi from the funeral of the father of the Special Adviser to the President, Douglas Oronto to their hotel room in the Bayelsa metropolis – when it crashed into the creeks. The helicopter busted into flames as it crashed.

It is uncertain if there were survivors.

Stay tuned for more reports

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godluck & wife at burial

Do you think anything is wrong with Patience’s outfit in this picture?

Please spot it and let me know…..

Two choice properties said to belong to the former Bayelsa State Governor, Timipre Sylva, have been uncovered by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, which is currently in court with the suspect over a case of corrupt enrichment while in office.

A competent source in the commission told Saturday Vanguard last night that the property which worth over N1 billion were traced to companies owned by Sylva.

The source said that the property, which are located in choice areas of Abuja, were discovered in the ongoing investigation into how Sylva looted Bayelsa during his tenure as the governor of the state.

The source added that the anti- graft agency had also uncovered a network of fronts through which the former governor acquired choice property in major cities especially Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory.

One of the properties linked to the former governor is a duplex valued at N310m situated at Cachez Estate, Mpape, Abuja while the other is a mansion valued at N700m located off Ademola Adetokunbo Crescent in high brow Wuse 2, Abuja.

The Wuse mansion was acquired in the name of Marlin Maritime Limited, a company owned by Timipre Sylva.

The managing Director of the Company, Gbenga Balogun, is said to have fled as EFCC operatives closed in on him in the course of investigation of the Sylva era in Bayelsa, during which billions of naira is said to have been looted by him and his officials.

In spite of the escapee of the fronts, the operatives of the commission are reported to be working round the clock to arrest the culprits and bring them to account for the public funds.

Several accounts have already been traced to the front (name withheld) who allegedly opened many of them in his name using different passport photographs. The front, (name withheld) is currently on the run. Meanwhile, Sylva is already standing trial before a Federal High Court in Abuja on a six-count charge bordering on fraud and money laundering.

But in a swift reaction, the spokesman for Timipre Sylva, Mr. Ola Doife, challenged EFCC to stop trying the former governor in the media but to collate any evidence at its disposal and present it in court since the matter was already pending.

Doife maintained that Sylva remained innocent of the charges until proved otherwise by a competent court of jurisdiction in the land.

Source: BusinessNews

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