Who is the present governor of Bayelsa?

Who is the present governor of Bayelsa?

Douye Diri (born 4 June 1959) is a Nigerian politician and Governor of Bayelsa State. He was the senator representing Bayelsa Central senatorial district of Bayelsa state at the Nigerian 9th National Assembly….

Douye Diri
Assumed office 14 February 2020
Deputy Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo
Preceded by Seriake Dickson

Is Bayelsa the smallest state in Nigeria?

Bayelsa state is the 10th smallest state in Nigeria in terms of landmass. However, it is the least populated state in Nigeria and also have the smallest number of Local Government Areas (8 in number). This state is located in the Niger Delta region and also one of the largest oil producers in the country.

What tribe is Bayelsa?

Bayelsa state Is predominantly Ijaw, with the Ijaw languages being widely spoken also Isoko and Urhobo spoke within their ancestral towns in the state. It is also the ancestral home of the Isoko people and the Urhobo people in the Sagbama local govt area….Bayelsa State.

HDI (2018) 0.642 medium · 6th of 37

What is the capital of Bayelsa?

Yenagoa, town, capital of Bayelsa state, southern Nigeria, in the Niger River delta.

Is opobo Igbo or Ijaw?

Both Bonny and Opobo are of the same Ijaw Ibani tribe. Part of Opobo kingdom is at Ikot-Abasi in Akwa Ibom state.

What tribe is Nembe?

Brass, town and minor port, Bayelsa state, southern Nigeria, on the Gulf of Guinea, at the mouth of the Brass River (in the Niger Delta). A traditional fishing village of the Nembe branch of the Ijo people, it became a slave-trading port for the state of Brass (Nembe) in the early 19th century.

When was Niger State created?

February 3, 1976

Who was the Attorney General of Bayelsa State in 2006?

In January 2006, Dickson was appointed the attorney-general and commissioner for justice of Bayelsa State (2006 to 2007) by the then Governor, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan GCFR. As attorney general, he was a member of the Body of Benchers, member, Council of Legal Education and vice chairman of the State Advisory Judicial Service Commission.

When did Seriake Dickson become governor of Bayelsa State?

Dickson assumed his role as Governor of Bayelsa State on 14 February 2012. The Independent National Electoral Commission reported that Seriake Henry Dickson won over 90% of the votes. They went on to say that this helped in “further strengthening the PDP’s stranglehold on power there since Jonathan became president.”

Who is the king of Bayelsa in Nigeria?

Henry Seriake Dickson was born 28 January 1966 in Toru-Orua Town of Sagbama Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, Nigeria. He is a descendant of the King Kpadia Royal House of Tarakiri Kingdom.

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