774, 000 Jobs: Reps Minority Caucus Rejects 30 Slots for Members

ABUJA/Nigeria: The Minority Caucus in the House of Representatives has rejected the 30 job slots allotted to each member of the House for their respective local government areas within their constituencies, in the Federal Government’s 774,000 public jobs scheme. The Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Hon. Ndudi Elumelu, in a statement on Tuesday, described the allotment of 30 out of the 1000 slots per local government, as grossly unfair and unacceptable by Nigerians and the lawmakers, who are the true representatives of the people The caucus demanded for more transparency and…

Onwo Embarks On Knowledge Based Empowerment Programs for Youths in Isoko South.

ASABA/Nigeria: The Member Representing Isoko South Two in the Delta State House of Assembly, Hon (Chief) Ferguson Onwo says his choice for knowledge based empowerment programs for youths in the Constituency was geared towards making them economic giants. Hon Onwo who stated this during the presentation of certificates to thirty eight youths trainees and cheques to facilitators of the program after their training in different agricultural areas at the Bio-resources Development Centre, Odi, Bayelsa State under his Okpobrisi Sustainable Development Scheme, said buying Motorcycles for youths is now a thing of…

VIEWPOINT: The Ndokwa Youths’ Protest on Outright Government Neglect of Ndokwa Nation: Matters Arising

By Ogwezzy Richardson The people of Ndokwa have their tradition, culture, mores, attitude, values, behaviour, norms, privileges and rights etc like other ethnic nationalities in Nigeria. These are some of the characteristics (attributes) of Ndokwa people, though they are sometimes interchangeably used to mean the same thing, except right. By tradition, people of Ndokwa felt they do not protest before government gives them what they need because Ndokwa have all it takes to be considered by government in the scheme of things. This is because, it is not the culture or the…

Nation Building and the of Nigerian Youths

By Jerome-Mario Utomi As a globally recognized event, the world on Wednesday 12th August, 2020, celebrated the International Youth Day (IYD), a programme that gives young people voices and opportunity to celebrate, actions and initiatives, as well as their meaningful, universal and equitable engagement, endorsed by the United Nation World Conference of Ministers Responsible for Youths. What is, however, of interest to development minded individuals is that the theme of this year’s celebration; “Youth Engagement for Global Action” largely highlighted the ways in which the engagement of young people at…

VIEWPOINT: The Unnecessary Greed, Desire, Agitations for Power and the Wrong Narratives

By Dave Agwalla A Little Background: It is said that, those who do not or care to know where they are coming from, getting a proper direction as to where they are going, becomes a much more difficult task. Also it is said that if you fail to ask what killed your father, there’s the greater likelihood or probability that you may fall victim to the same causes. The fight and or agitation for the creation of ABIA, was a long drawn and difficult one. It had respected leaders from…

Asaba Airport Reopens as Aero Resumes Flight Operations

ASABA/Nigeria: The Asaba International Airport resumed operations on Monday with the arrival of Aero Contractors flight from Abuja. The flight, which was a Q300 Dash 8 with registration No 5N – BJO, touched down at the Asaba airport at exactly 11.52am with Delta State Commissioner for Information, Mr. Charles Aniagwu, on board. Aniagwu, described the commencement of flight operations by Aero Contractors as one of the rewards of the development efforts of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa. Aniagwu said the arrival of the airline was a testimony that the investment made by…

OPINION: “They That Be With Ize-Iyamu Are More Than They That Be With Them”

By Isaac Asabor There is no denying the fact that not a few people are at the moment convinced that the supporters that are rallying round Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, the All Progressives Congress’ (APC) flag bearer, ahead of the upcoming September 19 election are more than those that are supporting the party’s major opposition, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The foregoing view seems paradoxical, and regardless of the fact that its gubernatorial flag bearer, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, is the incumbent governor of Edo State. “Why are many people convinced that…