Delta Job, Wealth Creation Bureau Gives Farm Input To Youth Crop Farmers

By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh ASABA/Nigeria: The Delta State Job and Wealth Creation Bureau, had distributed farm inputs to YAGEP beneficiaries in crop production,  in line with the vision of the State Government to support youth farmers to expand their agricultural enterprises, become employers of labour and to boost food security. The beneficiaries of the farm input included all youth farmers enrolled in Crop Production under the 2020/2021 Cycle of the State Government’s Youth Agricultural Entrepreneurs Programme (YAGEP.) Addressing the beneficiaries, the Chief Job and Wealth Creation Officer of the bureau, Prof…

Monica Celebrates Deacon Austin Umahi @ 53

ABAKALIKI/Nigeria: Lady Monica Chidinma Ada Eze the Technical Assistant TA on  Media to Governor David Nweze Umahi of Ebonyi State reacting to the 53rd birthday of Deacon Austin Umahi stated that Ebonyi State is blessed by having such an astute politician an enigma, exceptional/phenomenal Leader, Astute Administrator, a Trailblazer & Uncommon Philanthropist whom one of the foremost Philosophers, John C. Maxwell had in mind when he stated, “A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way” and in support of this assertion, Stephen Covey…

Students Enjoins To Shun Acts Capable Of Jeopardising Their Future

ASABA/Nigeria: The need for students to be committed to their studies, shun social vices and embrace things that could impact positively on their lives and the society at large has been stressed. The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education, Sir Augustine Oghoro (JP) , stated this at the Government Model Secondary School, Asaba while declaring open the second edition of the Mentorship programme being organized  simultaneously in  public secondary schools  across the state . Sir Oghoro, who said that it was important for all stakeholders to contribute meaningfully…

FG Distributes 15,750 Utensils TO FCT AS 10m Pupils Benefit From NHGSF

ABUJA/Nigeria: The Federal government through the ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development on Tuesday flagged off the distribution of Utensils under the National Home Grown School Programme in the North Central Zone. In a release by Nneka Ikem Anibeze the Special Assistant on Media to the minister, the occasion took place at LEA primary school Jabi, where the Minister Sadiya Umar Farouq presented 15,750 utensils including stainless plates and cutlery sets as well as 1,000 aprons to the FCT which is a balance of the 73,060 utensils and…

A Case For NYSC And The Nigerian Youths (OPINION)

By Charles Ibekwe Nigeria’s national parliament is not expected to function like a house of comedians.  It ought to be a serious chamber and a progressive think-tank for Nigerians. It is supposed to be populated by men/ women of integrity, foresight and very knowledgeable legislators mandated to make good legislations for the progress and development of Nigeria. Unfortunately, and glaringly too, the nation’s parliament has been overrated in recent times.  Specifically, the House of Representatives is fast earning for itself a notorious reputation of an assemblage of idle and retrogressive…

RETURNED £4.2M: Delta Denies Money In Its Coffers

ASABA/Nigeria: Delta State Government on today, Wednesday, May 26, 2021 said it had not received from the Federal Government the 4.2 million pounds returned by the United Kingdom. It said that although the Accountant-General of the Federation, Mr Ahmed Idris, had disclosed on Tuesday before the House of Representatives Committee on Recovered Assets, in Abuja, that the funds had been released to the state, the money had not arrived in its coffers. The government, however, said in a statement by Mr Olisa Ifeajika, Chief Press Secretary to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa,…

Nigeria Needs New Constitution, Not Amendment – Okowa

ASABA/Nigeria: Delta Governor, Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, on Wednesday said Nigeria needed a new Constitution, not amendment to accommodate emerging issues of good governance and greater interest of Nigerians. Okowa stated this when he received on courtesy visit, the Senate Sub-Committee on review of the 1999 Constitution led by Senator James Manager at Government House, Asaba. He said that a new Constitution for the country had become imperative in view of observed lacunas in the 1999 Constitution and called for the insertion of a clause to allow for the re-writing…

NYSC: Youth Group Tells NASS Leadership TO Disregard Bill Seeking To Scrap Programme

ABUJA/Nigeria: A group, The Concerned Nigerian Youths have called on the National Assembly to disregard call to scrap the National Youths Service Corps Scheme. The group, which is made up of some well-meaning Nigerian youths have said the bill is nothing but a “obnoxious”, as discontinuing the scheme will jeopardise the chances of a greater and united Nigeria as the opportunities acculturation will be totally lost. The group’s President, Obande Gideon Obande, made this known in a statement on Wednesday titled ‘Move By Green Chambers to Scrap NYSC Scheme; A…