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Bayelsa State Declares 7 Days Mourning for Alamieyeseigha




The Bayelsa State government on Monday declared 7 days of mourning in honour of former governor of the state, Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, who passed away last Saturday.

According to Vanguard, the state government has directed that flags in all public buildings and premises across the state be flown at half mast.

All the government’s its official engagements will remained cancelled during the 7 days.

Reports also state that the government is working closely with the Alamieyeseigha family to give the former governor a befitting burial.

Condolence registers had been opened at the  Government House, Yenagoa, office of the Secretary to the State Government (SSG) Secretariat Complex, and Ijaw House, Sani Abacha Way, Yenagoa.


  1. Usuji

    October 13, 2015 at 10:06 am

    Wow!, 7 days mourning for a thief? Why naa why are these people from Niger delta so gullible. As long as we have people who glorify these thieves I don’t think Nigeria can move forward . Come on if this man wasn’t facing extradition do you people think he would have died in your hospital ? Some one that would have taken the next flight out to UK ,that is if he’s even dead sef .with all the money this south with so much oil ,has nothing to show for it because of your leaders , look at the diseases caused by pollution, bad roads , no crops. you guys watch these thieves loot your money and even when they are caught you still glorify them ?saying oh he is our son ,it’s APC and so on .what is the sense in that? As far as this behavior continues from Nigerians people we can’t move forward .one word .ACCOUNTABILITY!.

    • Taiwo

      October 13, 2015 at 12:00 pm

      They might actually be mourning their lost funds and the fact that it would be harder to find now that he’s dead.

    • Esther Asuquo

      October 13, 2015 at 12:19 pm

      Please Usuji, be a bit compassionate even to a dead man, yes he did wrong when he was alive but in death, we should only pray to God for the repose of his soul and God’s mercy on him. Remember we will all pass through that door someday.

    • Compassionate

      October 13, 2015 at 2:01 pm

      Dear Esther, please also be compassionate for the thousands that have died and are still dying due to bad roads which should have been repaired but the money has been LOOTED by these thieves,

      Be compassionate for the struggling families that are feeding from hand to mouth each month, salaries unpaid month after month when their leaders are buying million pound houses overseas

      Be compassionate for the thousands that die during armed robbery attacks due to lack of security

      Phew, Nigerians wake up!!!!!

    • Tari

      October 13, 2015 at 5:35 pm

      Truth is compassionate.

  2. ENNY

    October 13, 2015 at 10:28 am

    Alamieyeseigha touched lives of people. Thousands cried in their homes when news of his death was announced. My 86yr old grand mother threw herslf on the floor weeping. True story.! If bayelsans love him despite whatever, respect him. Let em mourn him however they want. RIP sir. My uncle.

    • Hmmm

      October 13, 2015 at 11:00 am

      Wow! Which way forward for Nigeria when people are still thinking like this?

    • Olu

      October 13, 2015 at 1:29 pm

      “his or her uncle” That should explain it.

      Same thing GEJ said : if your uncle steals money, will you put him in jail?

  3. same4hyc

    October 13, 2015 at 11:13 am

    When are we going to move forward in this country when we keep on validating bad people. I wonder why the state government wants to shut down its activity for a whole week for a thief. we are not saying he shouldn’t be mourned but puleeeeeaaase….oju aye ti poju in our polity.Let’s start to show the generation next that only the good and honorable will be celebrated.

  4. Sabotchi

    October 13, 2015 at 11:15 am

    As long as some people think this way we can’t move forward , absolutely ridiculous .now with the treatment Alam has gotten which he is seen as you people’s hero ,tell me why another person who gets to governorship sit in bayelsa won’t steal or embezzle , because he knows upon all you bayelsa people will praise him and even try and make him untouchable , tell me why? Open your eyes ,this is 2015 you cannot afford to be praising these thieves , if you want to move Forward .cut the sentiments.

  5. aikay

    October 13, 2015 at 11:34 am

    I remember wen dora died, she was buried silently without much ado now dt Alams, a declared corrupt man is dead, they are declaring 7 days mourning. So long as we continue to celebrate these people, kwaruption will continue to thrive. We need to change our value system….

  6. Me

    October 13, 2015 at 3:37 pm

    So alamieyeseigha, ibori, diezani (who is still innocent until convicted) are the only thieves in government, ehh? How comes only southern leaders are the thieves and the northern leaders are the saints? Who doesn’t know that the rulers from north stole this nation blind all these years – so how come no one is calling them thieves, and no country is requesting their extradition. Nigeria can only move forward when we agree that this nation belong to all of us and not to a particular people, lording themselves over the rest of Nigeria.

    • nnenne

      October 14, 2015 at 4:48 am

      @Me…. Plenty e- hugs!!!!!!

  7. Tequi

    October 13, 2015 at 4:18 pm

    Yes, he is a corrupt person. yes he stole, yes, he might have done all the horrible things you all have mentioned. Alams to you is a bad person. but one question, mention a politician in Nigeria that has occupied any position that has not soiled his hands. You should ask yourself why the people are mourning so bad, 90% of what is established in Bayelsa was done by that man. Compared to the revenue the state receives, it might be little but the people are happy about it, afterall before, he assumed that position, people have ruled the state. Alams is not the best but i will prefer him for bayelsa a thousand times to Goodluck Jonathan (Yes, i mentioned him), Timipre Sylva (the drug addict and wife-beater) and Seriake Dickson. Besides in your little corner, you are not holy. Like the regular saying, “na the person wey dem catch, na im be the thief”. All our past and present leaders, none is without sin, even you and I. Take a look at the ministerial screening, do you have your likes there, NO! NO! NO!. that is to say, we have long, long, long way to go in this country.
    Please allow the family of Alams and the people of bayelsa mourn as they wish. Biko.

    • Faith

      December 8, 2015 at 11:50 pm

      Thanks for your comment. It is only God that will punish all those people who are even ready to crucify the dead . No Governor that have been in that seat that happens not to have stole. Especially now if that idiot called Timipre Sylva comes back to rule am saying sorry because he is coming back for revenge. To get the remaining money since he forgot to buy the drugs he is lacking. Even those that are making their stupid comments if they happen to be in that position they will be the worst thief ever up to the level of stealing their own children for morney. I think they should all go to hell

  8. fix it

    October 13, 2015 at 4:49 pm

    Yes!! he was allegedly corrupt etc BUT he was someone’s father, husband, brother, son, uncle, or mentor. So all you self righteous patriots- biko ehnn allow his family and loved ones to mourn him. I don’t understand why we feel politicians don’t deserve empathy if they once served in government? where is your compassion? This is not the time to preach and cry for a revolution abeg !! Do not speak ill of the dead biko! Be a teeny bit sensitive about the huge loss his family is experiencing right now especially after the death of his son recently. Please be sensitive and mindful before you spew insults on the dead and drag his family and throw mud. You can criticize Bayelsa State government’s decision without being vile and insensitive! Yes you really can inu, just try it

  9. Prince

    October 13, 2015 at 5:00 pm

    I am not against them morning him but this same man made Bayelsa what it is today, no single improvement from its inception till date. People should just know that the owner of life can ask for what belong to him anytime, what you leave behind is what people will talk about.
    Lets live our lives right and make footprints in the sands of time.

  10. ATL's finest

    October 13, 2015 at 5:35 pm

    7 days? When Jesus died , there wasn’t 7 days holz! Hmmm Nigerians ok y’all enjoy ur emergency holiday

    • ATL's finest

      October 13, 2015 at 5:35 pm

      * let alone him*

    • nnenne

      October 14, 2015 at 4:58 am

      AT L’s finest, that’s Naija, Go back in our history. Some of our past politicians, although, ex-convicts, received state burials. Even their wives received state burials. Buhari, ex-prisoner, e-coup plotter ran for presidential election and Nigerians were very okay with it.
      Nothing new!!

  11. Chinco

    October 13, 2015 at 9:33 pm

    It just seems like they want 7days off work

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