Edo State House of Assembly passes 2021 Appropriation and Budget Estimates into law

Edo State House of Assembly has passed into Law the 2021 Proposed Appropriation Bill and Budget Estimates christened Make Edo Great Again(MEGA) presented to it by Governor Godwin Obaseki during plenary on Tuesday, November 10th, 2020. Presenting its report, the chairman of the House Standing Committee on Appropriation and Project Monitoring, Hon. Ephraim Otaigbe Aluebhosele, said: “the committee has recommended that this honourable house, the honourable members of the Committee on Appropriation and Project Monitoring do hereby recommend that the year 2021 Appropriation Bill with a budget size of N164billion…

Obaseki calls for review of gas sales agreement, as Buhari commissions integrated gas plant in Edo

Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki on Tuesday called for a review of the Gas Sales Agreement (GSA) to reflect market realities in the country, as President Muhammadu Buhari virtually commissioned the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company’s (NPDC) Oredo Integrated Gas Handling Facility (IGHF) at Ologbo, Edo State. Obaseki, who spoke at the commissioning in Ologbo, said his administration will continue to provide an enabling environment to attract investment and ensure businesses thrive. According to the governor, “We thank NPDC for connecting us to the gas line. I appeal to you to…

Night of colours as Miss ITV Hotlegs 2020 emerges amidst pomp and pageantry

RickTex Event Centre situated at 15a Guobadia Street, Off Etete, GRA, Benin City was alight on Sunday, December 20th, 2020, as a bevy of beauties(23 ladies in all) catwalked around the stage showing the stuff that they were made of and thereby trying to convince the audience and the judges why they should each be rated as the best in the grand finale of  the 2020 edition of Miss ITV Hotlegs and Miss ITV Bold and Fabulous Beauty Pageant. At the end of the very thrilling performances of the beauties…

Nobody can play God in Nigeria again, says Edo Deputy Governor

Edo State Deputy Governor, Comrade Philip Shaibu, has warned that the era whereby some individuals play God in the life of the people is over and that such people should read the handwriting on the wall. He gave the warning in his residence in the Edo State capital, Benin, on the occasion of his yearly party for journalists in the state. According to him such individuals who derive joy in playing God in the life of the people should read the handwriting on the wall and realise that that era…

Growing up with Sam Nda-Isaiah

On the left is Sam with Dr. Sunday Imasuen Not much to say about Isaiah Samuel as he was known then in the primary school. Though in the same set but never in the same arm.  We finished our primary education in 1974 in Christ Church School, Katsina Road, Kaduna. The school was owned by a Anglican Church which is still adjacent to the school. The name of the school was later changed to L.E.A. (Local Education Authority) School, Katsina Road, when government took over the running of the school. …

EdoJobs, Amazon set to begin training for second cohort in cloud computing programme, call for participants

Edo State Skills Development Agency (EdoJobs) is set to begin training for the second cohort of its Amazon Web Services (AWS) re/start, a cloud computing training, urging interested youths in the state to apply to participate and build careers in cloud computing. Managing Director, EdoJobs, Mrs. Ukinebo Dare, in a chat with journalists, said the programme is run in conjunction with AWS and is aimed at building a new corps of internet-savvy, tech-inclined young adults, who are being prepared to take up entry-level jobs in cloud computing. According to her,…

Obaseki, GIZ partner on supporting Edo creative industry

Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki has reassured that his government will continue to support the state’s creative industry, providing the enabling environment for the subsector to thrive. Obaseki, who spoke in Benin City during a virtual Town Hall meeting, noted that with the necessary support and training, the creative industry will contribute significantly to the state’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and create employment opportunities for youths. Obaseki said: “We are working with the German Government through the German Development Agency, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ), who have…