China Donates $5m To Tackle Famine In Nigeria’s North-East

China Donates $5m To Tackle Famine In Nigeria’s North-East

Says Another $7.25m Emergency In-Kind Food Aid Ready June The United Nations’ World Food Programme (WFP), on Monday acknowledged receipt of a $5m donation from the Government of China to provide desperately-needed food assistance to thousands of internally displaced people (IDPs) in Northeast Nigeria, where the threat of famine is real and growing. The funds, […]

Obaseki To Flag-off Agric initiative In Sobe, Friday

Obaseki To Flag-off Agric initiative In Sobe, Friday

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State will on Friday flag-off the Accelerated Agricultural Development Programme (AADP) covering over 1,000 hectares of land in Sobe, Owan West Local Government Area of the state Sobe for the pilot scheme. A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor said the government urged residents to avail themselves […]

Edo Gov Gets Oba of Benin’s Blessing On Gelegele Project

Edo Gov Gets Oba of Benin’s Blessing On Gelegele Project

Oba Ewuare II of Benin, has given his royal blessing to plans by Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state to transform the Gelegele seaport with the inauguration of a Committee. The Oba, on his first official post-coronation outing when he visited the Government House, Benin, assured Governor Obaseki after a closed door meeting: “you have […]

Obaseki To Look Into Unpaid Salaries Of Council Workers

Obaseki To Look Into Unpaid Salaries Of Council Workers

Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki has promised to look into insures of non-payment of salaries and other emoluments to workers of the state’s 18 local government councils, thereby creating bottlenecks in the third tier of government in the recent times. Receiving executive members of the Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), on a solidarity […]

Obaseki Plans To Transform Gelegele Into Export Terminal

Obaseki Plans To Transform Gelegele Into Export Terminal

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State says developing the Gelegele seaport into a modern container terminal is a priority for his administration, hence the inauguration of a technical committee to oversee its development. Already, he said the state government is in talks with the Federal Ministry of Transport on the possibilities of achieving this as […]

Obaseki Sets Up Eight-Man Agric Committee, Targets 80,000 Jobs

Obaseki Sets Up Eight-Man Agric Committee, Targets 80,000 Jobs

In line with his campaign promise of restoring agriculture to its pre-eminent position in the state’s economy, Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo at the Government House in Benin on Thursday inaugurated an ad hoc committee under the Agriculture Empowerment Initiative to revamp agriculture in the state. The committee, a product of the Public Private Partnership […]

Obaseki, CBN In Partnership Talks To Grow Edo Economy

Obaseki, CBN In Partnership Talks To Grow Edo Economy

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo has expressed the state government’s support for the anchor-borrowers’ initiative of the Federal Government to further enhance diversification of the nation’s economy away from oil towards agriculture. The governor spoke while receiving the management team of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Benin branch at the Government House on Wednesday in […]

Fall Of Sambisa: 2016, So Far My Best Year, Says Borno Gov

Fall Of Sambisa: 2016, So Far My Best Year, Says Borno Gov

‎Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State, on Sunday said Friday’s announcement of the fall of dreaded Sambisa Forest’s Camp Zero to the Nigerian Army in the fight against the Boko Haram insurgents is so far his best since assuming office five years on May 29, 2011. The Governor also said there was no better Christmas […]

Minister Appeals Against Comments That Can Jeopardize Release Of Remaining Chibok Girls

Minister Appeals Against Comments That Can Jeopardize Release Of Remaining Chibok Girls

Chris Steven, Abuja The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has appealed to commentators and analysts to refrain from making statements that can jeopardize the release of the Chibok girls who are still in captivity. The Minister made the appeal on Sunday in Abuja at a special thanksgiving Church Service and reunion of the 21 girls with their […]

Port Harcourt Shanties: Commissioner Gives Reason For Demolition

Port Harcourt Shanties: Commissioner Gives Reason For Demolition

Paul Obiajunwo, PortHarcourt The Rivers State Commissioner for Urban Development and Physical planning, Mr. Chinyere Igwe yesterday gave the reason why Rivers State government enforced the demolition policy of shanties and waterfronts in the state. It would be recalled that Rivers State government early this year undertook the demolition of waterfronts settlement and other shanties […]

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