Reps Move To Investigate N19.2b Abandoned Railway Rehabilitation Contract … As Elumelu Raises Motion

ABUJA/Nigeria: The House of Representatives has resolved to investigate a 19.2 billion Naira railway rehabilitation contract abandoned by the contractor, Eser Contracting Industry Company Incorporated, since 2010. This was sequel to a motion of urgent national importance brought before it at Plenary on Monday, 21st December, 2020, by the Minority Leader of the House, Hon. Ndudi Elumelu. The Motion titled, “Need to Investigate the N19.2 Billion Railway Rehabilitation Contract Awarded to Eser Contracting Industry Company Incorporated”, was seconded by Hon. Toby Okechukwu, Deputy Minority leader of the House and member…

OPINION: Nigerian Leaders Need To Be Public Spirited, Equanimous And Apolitical To Tackle COVID-19

By Isaac Asabor As rightly opined by Oliver Goldsmith, “He who fights and runs away may live to fight another day; but he who is battle slain can never rise to fight again.” However, the legendary Bob Marley lyrically put it more explanatorily thus:  “Rise up fallen fighters, Rise and take your stance again, it is he who fight and run away, Live to fight another day”. Analyzed from the foregoing perspective, one can assert with equanimity that Nigeria never ran away from the fight against COVID-19 except that it…

Traffic Congestion: Okowa Tasks FG On Completion Of Second Niger Bridge

ASABA/Nigeria: Delta Governor, Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa on Tuesday said that until the second Niger bridge project is completed, the high density of vehicular traffic at the Asaba and Onitsha ends of the bridge would continue to occur especially at yuletide season. Okowa stated this at Government House Asaba during a press conference with the Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Dr Boboye Oyeyemi on the strategies to control free flow of traffic on the Niger bridge during the yuletide season. The governor said the state government…

Okowa Lauds Outgoing Council Chairmen For Peace In Delta

ASABA/Nigeria: Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta has commended the outgoing 25 local government council chairmen in the state for their contributions in promoting peace and unity in their respective local government areas. Okowa gave the commendation during the end of tenure thanksgiving service by the outgoing council chairmen which was held at the Government House Chapel, Asaba on Tuesday. The governor who was speaking during the service noted that many of the outgoing council chairmen had immensely assisted the state government in addressing security related issues in their respective areas…

Delta Govt to Rehabilitate Eku-Agbor Road with N807.2m

ASABA/Nigeria: The Delta State Government had approved the rehabilitation of the failed sections 1and 2 of the Eku-Agbor road. According the government, the rehabilitation of Eku Agbor road, Section 1 Agbor to Umutu 41.2km will be at a cost of N424.4m, while section 2 from Umutu to Eku 35.2km will cost N382.8 million, stating that the rehabilitation is expected to be completed by end of January, as two contractors. The approval of the Eku-Agbor road was part of The State Executive Council (Exco) on Tuesday, along with the construction of…

Amaechi’s Purported Suspension: You are Political Clowns and Comedians, Eze Tells Abe, Aguma ….Says Action Exposes Abe, Aguma As Desperados

PORT HARCOURT/Nigeria: “When you first meet old people at dawn, kindness will attend you that day; if a teacher, knowledge; if a market woman, favour; but if a group of comedians, then laughter and comic relief”. The afore-quoted popular saying is true to the recent political script which seems to have been handed down to Senator Magnus, Ngei Abe – former Rivers South/East Senator and Hon. Igo Aguma, a former member of the House of Representatives, following the release of the latest episode from their catalogue where Igo Aguma was…