North Not Against Restructuring- Rep. Bugaje

IBADAN/Nigeria: Some eminent Nigerians have argued that the only way for Nigeria to overcome her present challenges was through restructuring. They gave their separate submissions on Wednesday in Ibadan at a summit organised by The Yoruba Leadership and Peace Initiative (TYLPI). The summit with the theme “Strategies and Tactics for the Actualisation of a Restructured Nigeria” was chaired by Afenifere leader, Pa Ayo Adebanjo. Dr Usman Bugaje, a former House of Representatives member, said that Nigerians must collectively agree on the kind of federation they want. He described as entirely…

British High Commissioner, Laing Lauds Ned Nwoko Over Stars University, Malaria Eradication Project

By Patrick Ochei The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing has commanded a former Federal Lawmaker, Hon. Prince Ned Nwoko for the initiative to establish a Sports University christened STARS University in a local community of Idumuje-Ugboko in Aniocha North LGA of Delta State. She gave the commendation when she visited the country home of Ned Nwoko at Idumuje-Ugboko on Wednesday, 22nd September, 2021. Laing said Nigeria is blessed with human resources that should be harnessed as advantage for future advancement in multiplicity of areas of endeavours. She noted…

Aniagwu Restates Calls For Diversification Of Nigeria Economy

ASABA/Nigeria: Delta State Commissioner for Information, Mr Charles Aniagwu, has restated calls for the shift from an oil-based economy to diversify into agriculture and human capacity building. Aniagwu made the call today, when he received on a courtesy call, the leadership of Delta Online Publishers Forum (DOPF) in his office in Asaba. The commissioner bemoaned the dislocation suffered by the Nigerian economy over the years and blamed it on the over-dependence on oil exploration and exploitation. “The issue of oil exploration and exploitation has reduced agriculture and our economy. Any…

UNDP Designates Delta SDGs Innovation Hub For South-South

ASABA/Nigeria: The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on Wednesday, announced that Delta had been selected as innovation and acceleration hub of its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in South-South. The Senior Economic Adviser to UNDP, Dr Amarakoon Bandara, disclosed this at a one-day stakeholders’ workshop organised by the Directorate of Sustainable Development Goals, Governor’s Office, Asaba, and Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on SDGs in collaboration with UNDP. Bandara explained that Delta was chosen for the UNDP’s innovation and accelerator because of its sustained commitment towards the…

1,818 MSMES Benefit From COVID-19 Recovery Package In Delta

ASABA/Nigeria: No fewer than 1,818 Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) have benefited from Federal Government and the World Bank COVID-19 Action Recovery Economic Stimulus (NG-CARES) in Delta. Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa addressed the beneficiaries at the launch of funds disbursement in Asaba on Wednesday. He commended the federal government and the World Bank for the partnership to provide succour for those affected by the pandemic in the country. He said that now that the scheme had been domesticated in the state, the beneficiaries were in the first phase of the…

2023: Political Group Birthed To Address Poor Leadership Problem

ILLORIN/Nigeria: Ahead of the 2023 general elections, some concerned Nigerians of diverse professional backgrounds have formed a non-partisan political group to address leadership problem in the country. The non-partisan political group, known as Rescue Nigeria Project (RNP) an initiative of accomplished Nigerians of diverse ethnic, religious and partisan background, committed to charting the course to building a better Nigeria. RNP National Coordinator, Usman Bugaje, speaking at the group’s inaugural national caucus meeting in Abuja on Tuesday, said the group was founded on the premise that the problems of Nigeria all…

AISHA BUHARI CUP: Banyana Banyana Spank Super Falcons 4-2, Crowned Champions After

LAGOS/Nigeria: Banyana Banyana of South Africa on Tuesday emerged champions of the maiden edition of the Aisha Buhari Invitational Women’s Tournament after defeating the Super Falcons of Nigeria 4-2 in the final game. The match, played at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena, Lagos, saw the two top teams in women’s football on the African continent at the moment face off in what was an explosive battle. The Super Falcons, nine-time African champions, had narrowly edged Banyana Banyana on penalty kicks in the final of the 2018 Women AFCON in Ghana, after…

Bayelsa Govt Directs LGA’S To Set Up Vigilante Teams

YENAGOA/Nigeria: Bayelsa State Government on Tuesday directed local government councils to set up vigilante teams in every community to work closely with the police and other security agencies in the state. The Deputy Governor, Mr Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, gave the directive at separate meetings with traditional rulers from Kolokuma/Opokuma and Yenagoa Local Government Areas, in Government House, Yenagoa. He said present administration’s zero tolerance stance to cultism, banditry, kidnapping and other criminal activities in the state would be sustained. While assuring the councils of the state government’s assistance towards strengthening community-based…

Delta Assembly Passes Anti-Grazing Bill

ASABA/Nigeria: The Delta State House of Assembly on Tuesday passed a Bill for a Law Prohibiting Open Grazing, Indiscriminate Breeding, Rearing and Marketing of Livestock in Delta also known as “Anti Grazing Bill”. The passage of the bill followed a motion for the third reading moved by the Majority Leader of the House, Mr Ferguson Onwo, during the plenary of the Assembly in Asaba. The motion which was unanimously adopted by the house, was seconded by the Minority Leader of the Assembly, Mr Innocent Anidi. Earlier, the Chairman of House…

Buhari Nominates EFCC, Up Stream Regulatory Commission, Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authourity

ABUJA/Nigeria: President Muhammadu Buhari has written the Senate to confirm appointments of the Secretary and Board members of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The letter also asked the Senate to confirm the appointments of Chairman, Chief Executive and Executive Commissioners for the Upstream Regulatory Commission; and Chairman, Chief Executive and Executive Directors for the Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority. Mr Femi Adesina, the President’s spokesman confirmed this in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja. In the letters to President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, the president…