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Nigeria

Chief Timipre Sylva

Place of Birth: Rivers State


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Command economics on trial

The economy ministers: Zainab Ahmed (Finance); Timipre Sylva (Petroleum Minister of State); Minister Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo (Trade and Investment); Chris Ngige (Labour); Olamilekan Adegbite (Mines); Mohammed Nanono (Agriculture); Rotimi Amaechi (Transport); and Sale Mamman (Power)...


The oil clean-up that didn't?

Buhari may hope to neutralise his opponents by appointing a couple of political bruisers from the Niger Delta to key positions: Timipre Sylva is the new Deputy Oil Minister and Godswill Akpabio the new Minister of Niger Delta Affairs...


Executive exerts its privilege

At least three of the ministers from the region – Transport Minister Rotimi Amaechi deputy Oil Minister Timipre Sylva and Niger Delta Minister Godswill Akpabio – are fiercely partisan figures pushing the ruling party's interests there...


The Gang of 43 breaks cover

Petro-politiciansThree nominees – Timipre Sylva (Bayelsa 55) Goddy Jedy-Agba (Cross River 60) and Uche Ogah (Abia 49) – owe their political and personal fortunes to crude oil...

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Anniversary ambushed

Several other militant groups have pledged loyalty to the Buhari government including Eris Paul aka General Ogunboss and his partner Africanus Ukparasia Tuwonwei aka General Africa along with political ally Timipre Sylva a former PDP Governor of Bayelsa who then defected to the APC (AC Vol 56 No 25 Taking down Tompolo)...

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The great militant chase

Yet with the PDP Governor Ezenwo Nyesom Wike's mandate in Rivers State upheld in the High Court with Timipre Sylva (who went over from the PDP to the governing All Progressives Congress) a sore loser to the PDP's Henry Seriake Dickson in Bayelsa with a protracted war with Boko Haram with inter-communal violence between Sunni Muslims and the Shiite minority in the north and with renewed tension in the Middle Belt the Presidency has signalled that it intends to leave the rump PDP faction in place for now...

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Taking down Tompolo

The governorship election on 5 December in neighbouring Bayelsa pitted Timipre Sylva now with the APC but a former PDP member against incumbent Governor Henry Seriake Dickson who is standing again on the PDP ticket...


The cauldron boils again

His opponents such as Timipre Sylva a former Bayelsa Governor who has defected to Buhari's All Progressives Congress accuse Dickson of playing politics with Alamieyeseigha's memory...


Delta, dollars and Downing Street

Victor Ben Ebikabowei aka Boyloaf a former militant sponsor of Jonathan's successor as Bayelsa State Governor Timipre Sylva says he's disappointed with Jonathan and won't welcome him back to his home state...


The President tightens up

Take Timipre Sylva the ousted Governor of Bayelsa State in the oil-rich Delta homeland of his predecessor Jonathan...


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