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Niger Delta States

Bayelsa State is in southern Nigeria in the core Niger Delta region between Delta State and Rivers State. Its capital is Yenagoa.



The language spoken here is Izon and dialects of the Izon language such as Nembe, Atissa, Akassa, Ogbia, etc. However, like the rest of Nigeria, English is the official language.



The state was formed in 1996 from part of Rivers State and thus, it is one of the newest states of the Nigerian federation. Bayelsa State has one of the largest crude oil and natural gas deposits in Nigeria. As a result, petroleum production is extensive in the state. The local population engages in fishing on a subsistence and commercial level. The Bayelsa State government is otherwise the main employer of labour in the state.


Bayelsa has a riverine and estuarine setting. A lot of its communities are almost (and in some cases) completely surrounded by water, hence making these communities inaccessible by road. Other important cities beside Yenagoa are Akassa, Amassoma (the home of the Niger Delta University), Twon-Brass, Kaiama, Nembe, Odi, Ogbia, Okpoma, Oporoma and Sagbama.


Some Tourist Sites

  • Lake Efi
  • Seigben Ogugu Lake
  • The Okpoama Airstrip
  • Akassa Lighthouse
  • Oloibiri Oil Musuem


Bayelsa State Official Website | Glory of all Lands
Source: Wikipedia & State Website


Current Special Adviser:



BRIGADIER-GENERAL P.T. BOROH (RTD.), is a former Commandant of the Nigerian Army Peacekeeping Centre (NAPKC) in Kaduna. He is one of the authors of a book – Governance and Violent Conflicts...
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Special Scholarship

Ikiemoye Iniamagha, a OSAPND special scholarship student, currently an On-Air-Personality on Radio Tircoed 106.5fm, Swansea, United Kingdom. He presents the show "Ride with me" every Mondays, 1-4pm. He has just finished his Masters Programme as a successful student under the Scholarship Programme of the OSAPND. We hope he can return to Bayelsa State and further develop the Electronic Media industry of the State.




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