Sunday, 13 October 2013

BAYELSANS CHALLENGE BDIC ON 60MILLION EUROS LOAN

Dep. Gov, Jonah left, Prof. Ekpebu. Gov.Dickson and HRH Daukoru
The controversy of what the Bayelsa State Government wants to achieve under the Bayelsa Development Investment Corporation [BDIC] with a whooping loan of 6million Euros from the Polish Government is raising on as more questions are being asked for the government to explain.
The Government of the state had in a separate Press statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr. Daniel Iworiso and the Finance Commissioner, Mr. Iduate Iyabi had told the people of the state that the money was intended to bring development to the state through what they called a "MARITIME ACADEMY" in Okpoama.
This position of the government has been interpreted by aggrieved persons in the state as a ploy by Dickson to take the people of the state for granted thinking that nobody will say something or ask question on such serious issue as collecting loans worth N30billion from a foreign country with an agreement to be paid in 30 years. The Governor Seriake Dickson Restoration Team is said to be out to silence opposition in the state on the burning issue. 
Speaking to the Golden Pen in the State capital, Yenagoa, Mr. Thomas Ibaremi a social analyst had said that it was unbelievable that the governor who had condemned past administrations over loan matters, and who promised Bayelsans of prudent financial management via monthly savings would pass through the back door to collect such a colossal amount of money as loan to bond the Ijaw people to Poland.
In his reaction, an unemployed graduate, who gave his name simply as Wonyikuro said he was disappointed with the vision of the state government under Dickson which had taken Bayelsa backward to an embarrassing level in the country. Hear him:
"This administration is a disgrace to the Ijaw man, because everything is happening in a negative way. Just this year, the governor constituted what he called, BAYELSA DEVELOPMENT INVESTMENT CORPORATION, with some elders who he said were to put the state on the fast lane of development economically, but contrary to expectation a jaw-breaking amount of N10billion was doled out to according to them secure offices in London and South/Africa to woo investors, which has brought nothing to the state...
Mr. Wonyikuro said Dickson should hold on to his integrity and stop dabbling into things that will make Bayelsans categorize him  as a double speaker.  He lasses on the State Assembly for jumping to the approval of the said controversial Polish loan, and called on the government to stop the deal forthwith, in the best interest of the masses.

Sunday, 6 October 2013

GOV. DICKSON UNDER PRESSURE TO STOP BORROWING 60MILLION EUROS

The Restoration governor of Bayelsa State, Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson has been told not to borrow monies from anywhere in the name of or on behalf of Bayelsa state Government for any reason. 
Speaking to newsmen in the Bayelsa State Capital, Yenagoa, the Founder/President of World Prosperity Organization, Chief Otonye Godman Evans-Tubonah had described the move as economically dangerous to the well being and prosperity of the people of the state to the present and future generations.
According to him, the present administration under the leadership of governor Dickson had during his monthly transparency media briefings told Bayelsans of savings amounting to billions of Naira from federal allocation accounts and internally generated funds.
He explained that taking of loans does not in any way represent  comfortable economic ideologies that will bring development to better the lot of the people, and that the best option for the government would have been to utilize the savings of the State to build the necessary Maritime Academy to pacify the People of Okpoama from which land a fledgling College of Education was hijacked to Dickson's own place Sagbama.
Chief Evans Tubonah who is also the Publisher of Golden Pen Newspaper observed that the people of Okpoama in the Brass Local Government Area, being a largely oil bearing communities deserve to benefit  from the oil monies accruing into the state rather than taking a tour to outside countries to borrow monies with huge interest that would last 30 years to in the name of building a Maritime Academy there.
World Prosperity, according to  Chief Evans-Tubonah,  does not like the idea of the state government's move to take the loan of 60million Euros which is over N13billon, in Nigerian currency because it will worsen or aggravate the poverty condition  that the people of the state have suffered from the hands of such ill-fated political ideologies. He told Dickson not to shift grounds from his promises to the people of the State that he will not play politics with the development of the state, but remain steadfast and to ensure that he displays honesty and transparency in the spread of amenities by his administration to the nooks and crannies of Bayelsa as against lumping everything at one place which will not be too good for the day of re corning that will not fail to come in earnest, he emphasized.
He therefore called on the governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson not to co-operate with food and money politicians in the state who will soon turn  their backs against him and leave him alone to defend the decisions of his administration.
 World Prosperity, Chief Evans-Tubonah assured will continue to support government good intentions and positive development polices but warned against borrowing or taking loans from within or outside the country, describing the 60millon Euros loan deal as unacceptable and called on the state government to drop the idea.

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

HURRAY! BAYELSA IS 17

AS ALL PATRIOTIC BAYELSANS CELEBRATE THE EVENTFUL OCCASION OF BAYELSA @ 17, OUR MEDIUM, GOLDEN PEN NEWSPAPER HEARTILY CONGRATULATE HIS EXCELLENCY, THE GOVERNOR OF BAYELSA STATE, HON. HENRY SERIAKE DICKSON AND THE DEPUTY GOVERNOR OF BAYELSA STATE, HIS EXCELLENCY, REAR ADMIRAL GBORIBIOGHA JOHN JONAH RTD. FOR THEIR COMMITMENT AT ENSURING A PEACEFUL AND PROSPEROUS STATE. WE CONGRATULATE YOU FOR YOUR RESTORATION VISION AND WISH YOU ALL THE BEST AS YOU CONTINUE YO PILOT THE AFFAIRS OF THE STATE TO THE NEXT LEVEL
HAPPY CELEBRATIONS.
SIGNED CHIEF O.G EVANS TUBONAH

CONGRATULATION MR PRESIDENT @ 53

THE MANAGEMENT AND STAFF OF GOLDEN PEN NEWSPAPER HEARTILY CONGRSTULATE HIS EXCELLENCY, THE PRESIDENT AND COMMANDER IN CHIEF OF THE ARMRD FORCES, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, DR. GOODLUCK EBELE JONATHAN (GCFR) AND THE VICE PRESIDENT, HIS EXCELLENCY, ARC. NAMADI SAMBO (GCON). YOUR EXCELLENCIES YOU HAVE PROVED THE POINT THAT NIGERIANS MADE NO MISTKE GIVING YOU THE MANDATE IN 2011 TO SERVE. YOUR LEADERSHIP HAD AS YOU PROMISED NIGERIANS TAKEN AWAY THE LONG QUEUES FROM OUR FILLING STATIONS THROUGH YOUR MAGIC WAND OF SUBSIDY REMOVAL. YOU HAVE TAKEN BOLD STEPS TO KEEP NIGERIA ON THE PART OF PEACE  DESPITE UNCOUNTABLE CHALLENGES IN THE AREA OF SECURITY WE CONGRATULATE YOUR GIANT STRIDES  CONGRATULATION.
SIGNED CHIEF EVANS TUBONAH