Fulfil Your Promise on Job Creation for Youth, NLC tells Nigerian Govt

Abuja: The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) on Friday in Abuja urged the Federal Government to fulfil its promise on job creation and youth employment in the country. The NLC General Secretary, Peter Ozo-Eson, made the call in a statement he issued in commemoration of the 2016 International Youth Day. Mr. Ozo-Eson said as the NLC felicitates with Nigeria youth and the world on the commemoration of the 2016 International Youth Day, it was imperative for the Federal Government to fulfil its promise to them. He said it had become particularly…

Detained pro-Biafra leader, Nnamdi Kanu, to talk With Govt.

Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the separatist group, Indigenous People of Biafra, has expressed the willingness of his group to negotiate with the Federal Government to end the agitation for self-governance. Mr. Kanu and two others, Benjamin Madubugwu and David Nwawuisi, are facing trial for alleged treason. They have been in detention since October 2015. The government accuses them of being members of unlawful organisation and having illegal possession of firearms. Reacting to the government’s decision on Thursday to release some members of the group who were arrested in February,…

Education Is the Sustainable Way of Eradicating Poverty among the Young Population – Mrs. Ibim

          Port Harcourt: Today is International Youth day, a day chosen by the United Nations to celebrate the vitality of youth through a strong awareness and advocacy. This occasion draws global attention to the plight, prospects and socio-economic challenges young people face. The theme for this year’s celebration, “The Road to 2030: Eradicating Poverty and Achieving Sustainable Production and Consumption” comes handy as the search for sustainable goals and development intensifies. In this theme, the youth are reminded of a significant target. Fighting poverty among young…

Delta Speaker urges women to be submissive

Asaba: The Speaker, Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Monday Igbuya on Wednesday appealed to women to be submissive to their husbands. “Wives, submit yourselves to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. It is only when the woman is totally submissive to the husband, that the man can show love. And husbands must love their wives with tender and faithful affection. It is very difficult to have two heads of authority” the speaker said. Igbuya who was happy at the turn out of prominent Nigerians to the…

Trump says comment on Obama founding IS was sarcasm

Donald Trump backtracked Friday from his assertion that President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton founded the Islamic State group, saying he was just being sarcastic. As he often does, the Republican presidential nominee accused the news media of misconstruing something he said. In this case he targeted CNN, although his comments on the jihadist group and the president were picked up across the news spectrum. “Ratings challenged @CNN reports so seriously that I call President Obama (and Clinton) “the founder” of ISIS, & MVP. THEY DON’T GET SARCASM?,” Trump wrote…

Foreign Investments in Nigeria Crash by 86 Percent –Osinbajo

Lagos: Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said that Foreign Portfolio Investment (FPI) coming into the Nigerian economy via the capital market has declined by 85.5 per cent since the first quarter of 2015. Osinbajo, who spoke at the presidential policy dialogue organised by the Lagos Chambers of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), said foreign direct investment also took a plunge of 56 percent of from $395 million in Q1 2015 to $175million by Q1 of 2016. He said FPI, which averaged $621 million in Q1 of 2015, had declined to $90.3…

Be Alert to Imminent Flooding, Osanebi Charges Constituents.

Asaba: Deputy Speaker, Delta State House of Assembly Rt. Hon. Friday Ossai Osanebi has charged his constituents, Ndokwa people and Deltans at large, especially those living in flood prone areas to be at alert and live ready, in order to avert any disaster due to imminent flooding. Osanebi who said that the warning became imperative following the declaration of the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET), that from August to October this year, 11 states will experience severe flooding as their various soil moistures had reached or were close to saturation. According…

Gov. Okowa Getting It Right – Ebinum

Obiaruku: The Senior Special Assistant on Health Insurance Scheme to the Governor of Delta State Hon. Solomon Ebinum, has described the State Governor, Senator Arthur Ifeanyi Okowa as a visionary leader who is getting it right and deeply committed to the state and its people. Hon. Ebinum a former Secretary to the Ukwuani local government council, who played host to a group known as (Achievers Forum) at Obiaruku, the administrative headquarters of Ukwuani Local Government Area, led by Engr. Thompson Oyem, maintained that Okowa is a grassroot politician who is…

Nigeria Now Poor, People Suffering –Buhari

Abuja: President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday said the sudden drop in the price of crude oil has left Nigeria poor, leaving it to struggle economically and its people suffering. Buhari however said his administration’s commitment to transparency and accountability was serving the country in good stead, despite severe shortage of resources in the country. The President spoke yesterday at the State House, Abuja, while receiving the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Executive Director and Under Secretary General of the United Nations, Prof Babatunde Osotimehin. “It has been a very difficult year…

DESOPADEC Tasks Youths to Support DTSG.

Warri: A call had been made to youth movements in Delta state to support the efforts of the Delta State Government to develop the state. The call was made recently when the members of the Ika Youths Peace Movement (IYPM) paid a courtesy call on the management of the Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission, (DESOPADEC), in Warri. The Executive Director, Social Services Development, Hon Ochor Chris Ochor, who represented the management of the commission told the youths that for the programmes of the state to be successful, a…