Bayelsa

By IndepthAfrica
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Jul 20th, 2012
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Nigeria’s first lady was on Friday sworn into a senior government post in the oil-rich state of Bayelsa, an appointment tagged as scandalous by some opponents. Patience Jonathan, wife of President Goodluck Jonathan, was named a permanent secretary in Bayelsa by Governor Seriake Dickson. Dickson...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 13th, 2012
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Nigeria’s ruling party candidate has been elected governor of President Goodluck Jonathan’s home state, election officials said on Sunday, ending months of political uncertainty over who is in charge of the oil-producing state. The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidate Henry Dic...
By benim
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Nov 14th, 2011
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The powerful governor of Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan’s home state Bayelsa has been disqualified from taking part in a gubernatorial primary, his party said, raising the risk of a dangerous political row in the oil-producing region. Officials from the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PD...