Edo LGAs’ IGR rises 500%, from N30m to N150m

Edo LGAs’ IGR rises 500%, from N30m to N150m

BY ISAAC OLAMIKAN Governor of Edo State, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has said that Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) reforms being implemented by his administration have yielded positive result, as annual collection in local council areas has climbed from N30 million in November 2016 to 150 million in November this year. The governor said this when he […]

We Support Re-activation of NDDC Advisory Committee – Gov Ikpeazu

We Support Re-activation of NDDC Advisory Committee – Gov Ikpeazu

The Abia State Government has pledged to support the re-activation of the Advisory Committee of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, made up of governors of the NDDC mandate states and two other members appointed by Mr. President. The state governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, affirmed his support when members of the House of Representatives Committee […]

Pay Debts Owed NDDC, House of Reps Committee Urges FG

Pay Debts Owed NDDC, House of Reps Committee Urges FG

The House of Representative Committee on Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, has appealed to the Federal Government to pay all outstanding debts to the Commission within a reasonable time. The Chairman of the Committee, Hon Nicholas Mutu, made the appeal on Tuesday when he led his colleagues to pay a courtesy visit to the Managing […]

Obaseki Engages Ambrose Alli Varsity Management Over Ranking, Sets Performance Target

Obaseki Engages Ambrose Alli Varsity Management Over Ranking, Sets Performance Target

BY ISAAC OLAMIKAN Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has given the management of Ambrose Alli University a four-year deadline to become the best university in Nigeria. Obaseki gave the directive on Tuesday at a stakeholders’ meeting at the university in Ekpoma, Edo State. The governor told stakeholders at the meeting that his administration was committed […]

Obaseki Meets Pensioners, Reduces Arrears By N6bn

Obaseki Meets Pensioners, Reduces Arrears By N6bn

BY ISAAC OLAMIKAN Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has said the state government has paid off N6billion of the N10 billion pension arrears that accumulated between 1996 and 2000. The governor, who met with pensioners in the state on Monday to commemorate the 16th Annual National Pensioners’ Day at the Nigeria Union of Journalists […]

How Militancy Started In The Niger Delta – ERA

How Militancy Started In The Niger Delta – ERA

BY ISAAC OLAMIKAN Dr. Godwin Uyi Ojo, the Executive Director of the Environmental Rights Action and Friends of the Earth Nigeria(ERA/FoEN), has in this chat  revealed how militancy started in the oil rich Niger Delta region of Nigeria. Going down memory lane ,he recalled: “Nigeria which was at one time a peaceful nation suddenly found […]

Life As A Pioneer Student of University of Benin -Dr. Ighedosa

Life As A Pioneer Student of University of Benin -Dr. Ighedosa

Dr. Stephena Udinmade Ighedosa relives life as the pioneer  female medical student and graduate of the University of Benin. A winner of many laurels in school sports and recipient of many academic awards, and now a honorary consultant community health physician, University of Benin, Dr. Ighedosa, in this chat with ISAAC OLAMIKAN, recalls with nostalgia […]

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