Gov Ortom Accuses FG of Being Insensitive To Rising Incessant Killings Across Nigeria

EFFURUN/Nigeria: Benue Governor, Dr. Samuel Ortom, on Tuesday said Federal Government was insensitive to rising cases of killings in the country and urged it to seek external support to quell the challenge. He said that with the killings occuring daily and with heavy casualties, it had become very obvious that Federal Government had been overwhelmed by the unfortunate situation. According to Ortom, who spoke while inaugurating Army Day Secondary School, Effurun in Delta State, the situation has gone beyond Federal Government’s capacity and nothing will be wrong if we ask…

HERDSMEN MENANCE: Delta Ask Citizens to Be Patience

ASABA/Nigeria: The Delta State Government have called on various communities in the state to be patient as they are working on modalities  to finding a permanent solution to the herdsmen menace. The government stated this through The Special Adviser to the Delta State governor on Peace Building and Conflict Resolution, Chief Edwin Uzor. Uzor gave the advice recently during a one-day meeting with the leadership of nomadic Fulani’s and selected farmer communities towards peaceful coexistence in Delta State, at the Unity Hall, Government House, Asaba. “It is not an issue…

Ortom Eulogises Okowa’s Value Addition Role, Says Deltans Mandate Appropriate

EFFURUN/Nigeria: Obviously overwhelmed by the laudable achievements of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, the Governor of Benue State, Dr Samuel Ortom, said Deltans did not make a mistake for having Governor Okowa has their governor. Governor Ortom made the assertion today in his speech shortly before commissioning the Army Day Secondary School, Effurun in Uvwie Local Government Area. He remarked that Governor Okowa had added value to the development of Delta State and Nigeria, and that he would learn from the administrative acumen of Governor Okowa in his remaining two years in…

CHANNELS TV: NUJ Cautions NBC

ABUJA/Nigeria: The Nigerian Union of Journalist, NUJ, has called on the National Broadcasting Commission, NBC to exercise caution in dealing with infringements by broadcast stations in the country. The NUJ, in a statement signed by its National President, Mr. Chris Isiguzo was in reaction to the recent actions of the commission against the Channels Television for airing an interview with the spokesman of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra. The statement reads; We call on the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to exercise more restrain in dealing with perceived infringements by broadcast…

COVID-19: Delta Directs Levels 1-12 Workers To Resume Work

ASABA/Nigeria: Delta State Government on Tuesday directed officers on grade levels 12 and below to resume duties on Wednesday, April 28, 2021. The Commissioner for Information, Mr Charles Aniagwu, gave the directive in a statement in Asaba. He said the directive was sequel to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa’s approval that workers on grade levels 12 and below who had been at home as part of measures to check the spread of COVID-19, should return to work on Wednesday. He added that the officers are to be in the office by 8…

Banker-Turned-Poultry Farmer Becomes Champion For African Agriculture

 “If we must satisfy Africa’s food security with our growing population, then there must be high commercialization of agriculture. That is modern farming.” – Ayotomiwa Yinka Ogunsua, poultry farmer IBADAN/Nigeria: When Ayotomiwa Yinka Ogunsua got a job as a loan officer at a microfinance bank in Ibadan, Nigeria, after graduating from university, he thought he’d done well for himself. Then, he spotted an online advertisement for a youth agricultural training program and signed up, owing to his interest in farming as a hobby. Selected to interview for a place in…

A Re-Definition Of The Term “Public Character” And Its Impact On The Taxability Of Non-Governmental Organisations In Nigeria (OPINION)

By Ibrahim Moshood & Tozaye Balogun The Federal Inland Revenue Service (“FIRS”) recently issued a Revised Information Circular on the Tax Treatment of Non-Governmental Ogranisations (NGOs), hereafter referred to the as “Revised Information Circular” or “the Circular”. The Circular, published on 31 March 2021, amends, updates or replaces the FIRS’ initial information circular (issued in 2010) on the tax exemption status of NGOs – but only to the extent that the initial circular contains information that is inconsistent with the Revised Information Circular. The Revised Information Circular reiterates the tax-exemptions,…

Delta Three Newly Established Universities Gets Vice Chancellors

ASABA/Nigeria: The Delta State Government has announced the appointment of New Vice Chancellors for the newly established University in the State. The announcement was contained in a statement signed by the Secretary to State Government, Mr. Chiedu Ebie, on Monday April 26, 2021. In the announcement, the appointments is with immediate effect with A Deputy Vice Chancellor, Management Services, of the University of Lagos, Prof Ben Oghojafor as the Vice Chancellor of the new established Denis Osadebey University, Anwai, Asaba. Also appointed is Prof. (Mrs.) Stella Chinye Chiemeke as the…

QUALITY PRODUCTS: De-Lace Nigeria Limited Receives SON MANCAP Certificates

KADUNA/Nigeria: In view of its commitment in producing quality products that meet international standards, De-Lace Nigeria Limited has been presented with the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON), Mandatory Conformity Assessment Programme (MANCAP) Certificate. Making the presentation to De-Lace and eight others on Monday in Kaduna, the Director General/Chief Executive of Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON), Malam Farouk A. Salim tasked them to maintain set standards. The Director General/Chief Executive of Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON), Malam Farouk A. Salim has warned that companies that compromise standards after receiving the Mandatory Conformity…

BIRTH ANNIVERSARY: Ereyitomi Congratulates Ologbotsere Of Warri, Emami

ABUJA/Nigeria: The Member Representing Warri Federal Constituency at the Federal House of Representatives, Hon. Chief Thomas Ereyitomi has congratulated the Ologbotsere of Warri, Chief Ayirimi Emami as he marks his birthday anniversary celebration Monday April, 26. Chief Ereyitomi while joining his constituents in Warri South, Warri North and Warri South-West LGAs, described Chief Emami as great man, a devoted committed person with well breed mind, who has the good of the people at heart and has touched lives irrespective of tribes and state selflessly. He enjoined all well wishers to celebrate with…