24 HOURS TO INAUGURATION IN BAYELSA: Supreme Court aborts APC’s dream, sacks Gov-elect, deputy

…over certificate forgery  …orders INEC to issue Certificate of Return to PDP’s Diri     Less than 24 hours to his official inauguration, the Supreme Court yesterday sacked David Lyon of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the Governor-elect for Bayelsa State. The apex court, in a unanimous judgement, nullified and set aside the nomination and participation of Lyon and his running mate, Senator Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo in the November 16, 2019 governorship election. The apex court’s decision ended the ambition of the federal ruling party to govern the oil-rich Bayelsa…

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Lyon: The governor who failed to make Creek Haven

It was an eleventh hour twist of fate as Bayelsa State Governor-elect, Mr. David Lyon, who was billed to be inaugurated today, had his election nullified by the Supreme Court, Felix Nwaneri reports     There is no doubt that the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the November 16, 2019 governorship election in Bayelsa State, Mr. David Lyon, is a sad man at the moment. He was billed to be inaugurated as governor today, but his hope was dashed yesterday by the Supreme Court, which sacked him…

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Scrutinize Dickson’s accounts, Lyon urges transition committee

Chief David Lyon the governor elect of Bayelsa State on Wednesday urged the transition committee set up by the All Progressives Congress to scrutinize the accounts of Governor Henry Dickson’s administration urging them to identify failures of the outgoing administration. Inaugurating the committee in Yenagoa, the state capital, David Lyon urged them but also proffer possible solutions to tackle economic, security, development, infrastructure and the several other areas that often put the machinery of government in the negative perspective. Lyon also set out a 12-point term of reference for the…

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Bayelsa decides: INEC gives Lyon Certificate of Return

Pauline Onyibe, Yenagoa The newly elected governor of Bayelsa State David Lyon and his Deputy Biobarakuma Eremieyun Degi on Thursday recieved their Certificates of Return following their victory in last Saturday’s election Receiving the certificate, the governor elect in his remarks thanked Bayelsans for deciding to cast their votes for his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) which he said made the state to record the most peaceful election in the history of Bayelsa State. He assured the people of the state that Bayelsa’s money was not his money nor…

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Bayelsa guber: PDP as own albatross

Why PDP lost Bayelsa to APC   EMMANUEL MASHA reports on the political intrigues that led to the defeat of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), which has held sway in Bayelsa State since 1999 by the All Progressives Congress (APC) in last weekend’s governorship election      T o Nigerians, who reside outside Bayelsa State, especially those who do not follow the state’s politics, the victory of the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) over Senator Douye Diri of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) David Lyon, in last weekend’s governorship…

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Buhari congratulates Lyon, condemns violence in Bayelsa

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Bayelsa State, David Lyon, on his “impressive victory”. He felicitated with the governor-elect in a statement on Monday by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina. The President also commended APC supporters in particular and Nigerians in general in Bayelsa who exercised their civic rights in a peaceful manner, despite the pockets of unrest recorded in some parts of the state. He, however, condemned the loss of lives in the state, particularly prior to…

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Europa League draw: Man Utd v Celta Vigo, Ajax v Lyon

Manchester United will face Spanish side Celta Vigo in the semi-finals of the Europa League. The Premier League side have won the European Cup three times but have never triumphed in the continent’s secondary club competition. Dutch side Ajax, winners in 1992, come up against French club Lyon in the other last-four tie. The first legs will be played on 4 May with the second leg on 11 May, and the final in Stockholm, Sweden on 24 May. United manager Jose Mourinho won the competition with Porto in 2003 and…

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