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Maiden Female Cricket League to end with Super-Four in Benin

Maiden Female Cricket League to end with Super-Four in BeninThe maiden South-South female cricket league in the country will be rounding off this weekend with Super-4 playoff in Benin. Uyi Akpata, Chairman of Edo State Cricket Association, disclosed this in a statement released to newsmen in Lagos on Friday He said that the two-day event would hold between March 20 and March 21 at the Edo Boys High School, Benin Akpata, who is also the Vice President of the Nigeria Cricket Federation (NCF), said the event would parade two top teams from each of the two zonal classifications of the preliminary rounds. He said: “This is a landmark event for us and the country. In fact, it is the first of its kind in West and North Africa. “Cricket development should not leave out any gender and since we saw the response from the girls during our grassroots projects, we just felt it was ripe for a separate platform […]

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Health

Primary Healthcare workers suspend strike in Bayelsa

By Samuel Oyadongha – Yenogoa The Bayelsa State Chapter of Medical and Health Workers’ Union of Nigeria (MHWUN) has suspended the industrial action embarked upon by its members on Feburary 12. Chairman of MHWUN, Bayelsa State, Barnabas Simon, on Sunday, said the decision to suspend the strike was taken after a meeting of the State
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Herder attacks 58-yr-old man, son over missing cow in Bayelsa

By Samuel Oyadongha & Emem Idio – Yenagoa An unidentified Fulani herder has reportedly attacked a 58 years old man Mr Goodhead Nation, and his 18-years old son over the alleged missing cow in Osuan Bush, in Otuoke, country home of former President Goodluck Jonathan, Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State. Although, the father
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Coronavirus

African Development Bank President says vaccines and debt relief will be key to Africa’s recovery from COVID-19

African Development Bank President says vaccines and debt relief will be key to Africa’s recovery from COVID-19The President of the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org), Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina, has called for fair access to COVID-19 vaccines for Africans and said debt relief would help African economies recover faster and better from the pandemic. Speaking on 8 February at a virtual event held in his honour as the outgoing African of the Year of African Leadership Magazine, the Bank President warned that so long as the coronavirus was unchecked in any part of the world, no one would be safe. “There is light at the end of the tunnel – it just happens to be a very long tunnel. I am very positive that African economies will bounce back over the next two years, but the speed of recovery will depend on ensuring that Africa gets enough vaccines for its population,” Adesina said. “The world must not short-change Africa on access to vaccines,” he added. He also […]

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Sea pirates’ attacks: Commuters stranded as boat drivers down tools in Bayelsa 

Fear has heightened among indigenes of the coastal area of Nembe, Brass and Akassa in Nembe and Brass Local Government Areas of Bayelsa State as suspected sea pirates terrorise commercial boats and abduction of a 64year old chief and three others. 

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Metro

Fear grips Bayelsa community as gunmen kill soldier, cart away AK-47 rifle

By Emem Idio – Yenogoa Palpable fear has gripped the people of Apoi Community in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, as unknown gunmen have reportedly killed a military officer and carted away and with his AK-47 rifle. Already, the indigenes of the community have fled the community to neighbouring villages and elsewhere
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Business

Firm, NCDMB to build energy infrastructure park in Bayelsa

’Femi Asu Atlantic International Refinery and Petrochemical Limited, in partnership with the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board, is developing an Energy Infrastructure Park at Okpoama, Brass Local Government Area, Bayelsa State. The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, performed the groundbreaking ceremony of the project on Saturday, according to a statement […] Read Full Story