Edo Poly rolls out water distiller, waste recycling equipment, seeks partners on commercialisation

In furtherance of Governor Godwin Obaseki’s charge for state-owned institutions to become self-reliant, the Edo State Polytechnic, Usen, has manufactured equipment for water distillation and recycling plastic waste as part of efforts to drive the institution’s industry linkages and develop local content. Rector of the institution, Prof. Abiodun Falodun, who disclosed this in a chat with journalists, noted that there has been a deliberate effort to build the capacity of staff and students in the institution to respond to the industrial needs of the society. According to him, “We have…

Militant group threatens to burn NDDC building in Port Harcourt if…

Niger Delta Militant group, the Reformed Niger Delta Avengers, RNDA, have sent a protest letter to President Muhammadu Buhari over alleged moves by the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio to appoint his stooge as a Sole Administrator (SA) to oversee the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) with a threat to burn the commission’s building in Port Harcourt if the minister have his way. According to the RNDA, “Senator Godswill Akpabio has gambled with the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) for too long, and we will not take…

Glitz, Glamour, Pomp and Ceremony at the Nigerian Bar Association, Benin, Annual Dinner

By Douglas Ogbankwa Esq.  It was a re-enactment  of  the Oscars and Grammies combined as the profoundly  fashionable members of the Nigerian Bar Association(NBA) Benin Branch-the Lion Bar –  converged on the prestigious  and vintage Uyi Grand Event Centre in the heart of the GRA precinct of Benin City to officially wind down activities  for the Year 2020. The well attended Dinner had amongst the many attendees, My Lord, the Honourable,  Chief Judge of Edo State – Esther Amenaganwon Edigin – Chief Judge, FICMC, who in  My Lord’s usual manner…

Why Ogba Zoo is the place to be this festive season – Andy Ehanire

In this interview Andy Osa Ehanire, the Chief Executive Officer of Ogba Zoological Gardens and Nature Park, Benin City, spoke extensively on the thrills that awaits visitors to the facility in the forthcoming Xmas/new year season. Excerpts: What are your plans to boost patronage of the Ogba Zoo during this forthcominhg Yuletide season? We always plan for Yuletide season, because it is the major plan most of our clientele are banking on. They may not decorate their homes or do any special hosting, but Xmas and New Year is about Ogba…

APC membership registration: Beware of signature allocation, Ebonyi PDP warns members

Members of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) in Ebonyi State have been warned to be vigilant as the All Progressives Congress (APC) commences its membership registration. In a statement signed by Barrister Silas Onu, the Publicity Secretary of the party in the state, the PDP said: “It has come to our attention that the All Progressives Congress (APC) will be engaging in membership registration across the nation, including Ebonyi State. “Ordinarily, we will not dissipate any energy contemplating what the party could achieve in Ebonyi State as we know that they…