Don’t Be Addicted To Gambling” – Oyo Gaming Board Cautions

IBADAN/Nigeria: The Director-General, Oyo State Gaming Board, Mr Olajide Gboladuro, on Sunday in Ibadan cautioned residents against addiction to gambling. Gboladuro said at a news conference that parents should also refrain from using their children’s school fees to gamble or to stake bets. According to him, the board has been carrying out sensitisation to encourage the general public to gamble as it is legal, but will not encourage irresponsible gambling. “That is the reason the board comes in as a regulator; if gambling is not legal, it will not be…

Lawmaker Rolls Out Education Grants For Constituents

ILLORIN/Nigeria: Rep. Tunji Olawuyi, APC member representing Ekiti, Irepodun, Isin and Oke-ero Federal Constituency of Kwara, has rolled out education grant for his constituents studying in Nigerian tertiary institutions. The education grant will for now replace the 2021 Ajuloopin Digital Empowerment Programme (ADEP) that was earlier scheduled for November but suspended for issues bothering on technicalities. The lawmaker, in a statement on Sunday in Omu-Aran, said the move became necessary to help students in financial needs and also assuage the feelings of those who had earlier applied for ADEP 2021.…

Nigerians Are Proud Of You, PDP Tells Jonathan @ 64

ABUJA/Nigeria: The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Saturday celebrated former President Goodluck Jonathan as he marks his 64th birthday, saying Nigerians across the divides are proud of him. The party in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, in Abuja on Saturday described Jonathan as an exceptionally patriotic leader and national icon. It added that Jonathan’s achievements and personal sacrifices towards the unity and stability of the nation remained indelible in the history of Nigeria. The party said that over the years, Jonathan had continued to distinguish…

Oborevwori Expresses Sadness Over Okpara’s Demise

OSUBI/Nigeria: Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori has expressed shock over the death of Olorogun Kenneth Oghenerhoro Okpara, Former Commissioner for Finance and Economic Planning in the State. In a Press Statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Dennis Otu, the Speaker said he was pained by the sudden demise of the former Commissioner, describing him as a complete gentleman. According to the Statement; “The news of the demise of our former Commissioner for Finance and Economic planning, Olorogun Kenneth Okpara came to me…

Okowa Commended On Investment In Education As Egugbo Donates Books To Utagba-Ogbe Grammar School

KWALE/Nigeria: Special Assistant, Media, to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State,  Comrade Fidelis Egugbo, has urged principals and heads of schools to encourage students to imbibe the reading culture and to appreciate the Okowa administration’s huge investment in the education sector. Egugbo made the call on Friday at Utagba-Ogbe Grammar School,  Kwale, Ndokwa West Local Government Area of the state, while donating copies of two publications, The Experience and Memoirs Of A Journalist In Government Media, to the school. Egugbo, however, disclosed that the donation was at the instance of…

Amaechi And The Ikwerre Challenge: What A Legal Practitioner Said About Chief Tony Okocha, Others(FEATURE)

By Sogbeye Eli Esq Preamble The treatise by Barr Sogbeye is based on the ceaseless attacks against Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi erstwhile Governor of Rivers State and incumbent Minister of Transportation by one of his beneficiaries, Chief Tony Okocha whom he once appointed the Chief of Staff while he was Governor of Rivers State. This irritant fellow showing how ungrateful he can be to a fellow who against all odds and advice appointed him the Chief of Staff, an action that ignited the ongoing misunderstanding between Amaechi and Wike.…

UNICEF To Provide Learning Centre For 3000 Out-Of-School Children At Benue IDP Camp

MAKURDI/Nigeria: United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says it is working towards providing a befitting learning centre for over 3000 out-of- school children at the Ukpam Internally Displaced People’s (IDP) camp in Guma Local Government Area of Benue. UNICEF Chief Field Officer, Dr Ibrahim Conteh, stated this on Saturday in Ukpam while fielding questions from journalists after a monitoring visit of the two IDP camps at Daudu and Ukpam, in Guma LGA of the state. Conteh, who regretted the absence of a school structure to accommodate the children at the camp,…

Pastor Enjoined Christians To Be Remembered For Good And Not Evil

By Onoriode Etatsemi. SAPELE/Nigeria: The minister in Charge of the Flames of Fire Miracle Chapel Sapele , Pastor Arogbo Benjamin has admonished Christians to do all they can to be remembered for good but not evil deeds while still here on planet. The cleric who officiated in a brief sermon at the Burial ceremony of late Mrs Eunice Ikoyo nee Atoye, at Ibada Elume in Sapele local government area of Delta State ask those present at the ceremony that “what would they be remembered for after they have departed this…

YULETIDE: Air Peace Assures More Flights – Official

LAGOS/Nigeria: West and Central Africa’s largest airline, Air Peace, has assured customers that it would roll out many flights to meet travel demand during Christmas and end-of-year celebrations. The Spokesperson of the airline, Mr Stanley Olisa, said in a statement on Friday in Lagos. Olisa said that as December approached, the airline would roll out more flights, adding that the flying public should not panic about availability. He said that Air Peace would be receiving some of its aircraft from overseas maintenance and a brand new Embraer 195-E2 jet to…

NATIONAL HOUSING PROGRAMME: Over 7,000 Apply For Houses Online In Seven Days, Says Fashola

ABUJA/Nigeria: The Works and Housing Minister, Mr. Babatunde Fashola , has revealed that 7,315 applications were received for the purchase of houses under the National Housing Programme, within the first week of launching the online portal. The Director of Press and Public Relations, Mrs Boade Akinola, disclosed this to newsmen in a statement on Friday, in Abuja. The statement, which quoted Fashola as saying this to the Senate Committee on Housing, on Thursday, Nov. 18th, 2021, declared: “As at today, 7,315 applications have been received so far and the number…