On Thursday November 4, a police Sergeant, identified simply as Governor Akpos, stabbed his colleague and cousin, Yerins Sapele, to death over a minor joke which later turned into a quarrel.
On Friday November 5, the people of Nembe in Bayelsa State cried out over a massive leakage from a production oil well known as OML 29 located along the Santa Barbara South field, in Nembe local government area of the sate. The leak was believed to have started on November 1. It went on to last for over 30 days before it was stopped. The incident became a subject of controversy between the state government and the people of the area on one hand and Aiteo Eastern Exploration and Production Company (AEEPCO), operator of the Joint Venture oil well and regulatory agencies on the other hand over the cause of the spill.
On Tuesday November 16, residents of Opolo in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, were thrown into mourning when a one year old boy, Castel Ayuba, fell into a ditch and got drowned. The toddler was said to be playing inside their house before crawling out of the corridor into the ditch.
On Wednesday November 24, the Federal High Court sitting in Yenagoa cleared former Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Henry Seriake Dickson, on the issue of the assets he declared between 2007 and 2020. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), recently commenced investigation into the matter after it had invited Dickson to its Abuja office to answer to a petition written in respect of the issue by some unknown persons.
On Sunday November 28, gunmen suspected to be sea pirates attacked some staff of the Nigerian Agip Oil Company, NAOC in Okoroma and Ogbokiri-Akassa communities of Nembe and Brass Local Government areas of Bayelsa State.
According to an eyewitness, the gunmen reportedly shot dead two workers of the company and a personnel of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).
On Wednesday December 1, twelve women from Agobiri community in Southern Ijaw Local Government area of Bayelsa State were arraigned by the State Police Command for unlawful assembly and use of “Juju” (charms) to disrupt the ongoing construction of the Yenagoa/Oporoma road. The road which was started by the previous administration of Senator Henry Seriake Dickson was inherited by the Douye Diri-led Government. The women were said to be demonstrating against the exclusion of their community in the road construction.
On Saturday December 4, nine persons lost their lives along the Bayelsa Toll Gate axis of the East/West road. The e tragic incident occurred after two vehicles in a convoy conveying guests back to Sagbama town after attending a wedding ceremony in Yenagoa collided. The parents and the younger brother of the bride were among the casualties.
On Wednesday December 8, the Bayelsa State Government confirmed the outbreak of cholera in Ofoni community, Sagbama Local Government Area of the state.
Briefing newsmen after the weekly State Executive Council meeting, the Commissioner for Health, Dr. Pabara Newton Igwele, said five persons died as a result of the disease.
On Monday December 13, fourteen persons were burnt to death in a fatal motor accident along the Sampou community junction of the East-West road section of Bayelsa State.
On Thursday December 30, the Governor of Bayelsa State, Senator Douye Diri, signed into law the state’s appropriation bill of N314. 465 billion for the 2022 fiscal year after passage by the House of Assembly.
On new year’s eve, December 31, tragedy struck in Ogbonbiri Community in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, as a pastor and six others lost their lives in a boat mishap. The deceased, identified as Pastor Salvation Degema, 39, was the General Overseer of the Supernatural Church of God located in the community. It was gathered that the occupants of the boat were conveying a sick middle-aged woman to Yenagoa, the state capital, for an emergency medical treatment when they collided with another boat.