AAP chair outlines vision to reposition party in Edo State

By Iduozee Paul State Chairman of the Action Alliance Party(AAP), in Edo State, Engr. Israel Iyobosa Guobadia, has vowed that the party will participate in the forthcoming local government elections and begged the masses to come to work and build the party. Engr. Guobadia made the statement during an interactive chat with the Journalists at the party Secretariat in Benin City. He lamented that the party over the years in the state has not been able to show good record because of bad leadership of the previous executives. “Our vision…

Obaseki pays respect to fallen heroes, highlights role of ex-service men in addressing insecurity

Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has harped on the need to take advantage of the experiences of ex-service men in addressing the security challenges confronting the country. The governor made the call after laying a wreath in honour of Nigerian fallen heroes during the Armed Forces Remembrance Day celebration, in Benin City, the Edo State capital. He said, “In the last few years, the challenges facing our security men are on the increase as a result of the insurgency in the country. It is important to encourage the ex-service…

Ayeni: How not to show ingratitude to a benefactor

By Sumonu JacobsWhat could be more rewarding to a man, even in the face of defeat or victory than humility and the courage and wisdom to give up when the ovation is loudest?  This is a rare virtue among men of today. Many have fallen out of the way in their journey to the top because they allowed pride to take the better part of their sense of judgement.  Like in 2015 when the defunct Skye Bank (now Polaris Bank) was at the verge of collapsing, Mr Tunde Ayeni’s name…

Let Captain Hosa be – ex-militant leaders warn Tunde Ayeni

A coalition of former militant leaders involved in the anti-Pipeline Vandalization, Oil Theft and Illegal Bunkering activities along the waterways and creeks of the Niger Delta region have described as “pure blackmail” the allegations of mismanagement, stealing and diversion funds leveled against business tycoon, Captain Hosa Okunbor, the chairman of Ocean Marine Solutions(OMSL) Nigeria Ltd by a former business partner and ex- Managing Director of Skye Bank, Mr Olatunde John Ayeni. According to the former militants, though they have forwarded a protest letter to President Muhammadu Buhari and the Inspector…

Our objectives go beyond making life difficult for our female counterparts, says SMAN

Elders Stingy Men Association of Nigeria(SMAN) has assured that their concept, visions, goals and objectives go beyond making life difficult for their female counterparts.  In a statement signed by Cletus Opukeme, a national ex-officio member of the Abuja branch, the new group said: “Elders Stingy Men Association of Nigeria(SMAN) vision may be different from the youths. Although, we are both pursuing the same objectives, using different approaches. “Our SMAN agenda is to make future millionaires through entrepreneurial development resulting from financial prudence/management and zero tolerance to financial waste or profligacy. …

Obaseki inaugurates 18,000 Extended Special Public Jobs programme in Edo

Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has inaugurated the Federal Government’s 18,000 Extended Special Public Works Programme (ESPWP) for youths in rural areas across the state. The Extended Special Public Works Programme is an initiative of the Federal Government to empower 774,000 unemployed youths across the 774 Local Government Areas in the country. The governor, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary, Edo State Government House and Protocol, Mrs. Julie Olatunji, reiterated the commitment of the state government to support initiatives that would empower more youths in the state. Noting that…

Nigeria stronger together, says Osinbajo at Armed Forces Remembrance Service

Despite differences in religion, ethnicity, political affiliations, or other diversities, Nigerians of all generations and from all walks of life must endeavour to commit to ensuring Nigeria’s unity, because the nation is stronger together than apart, according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. The Vice President spoke at the Interdenominational Church Service for the 2021 Armed Forces Remembrance Day Celebration, which held at the National Christian Centre, Abuja, on Sunday. According to Prof. Osinbajo, who was represented at the Church Service by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr.…

Obaseki approves 2020 public service promotions

As part of efforts to motivate state government workers, Governor Godwin Obaseki, has approved 2020 promotions for public servants in the state. In a statement titled, ‘New Year Message to Civil/ Public Servants in Edo State’, the State Head of Service, Anthony Okungbowa, Esq, said the state government is working hard on actualizing its dream of making the public service of Edo State the best. Okungbowa said the Transformation and Enhancement Project initiated by Governor Obaseki for the State Public Service is firmly on course, adding, “Government has continued to…

Ijaw youths shutdown NDDC new headquarters over alleged double speaking by Interim Administrator

A large number of Niger Delta youth leaders in conjunction with youths from Ibikalama Community, host to new head office of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) in Rivers State, shutdown the operations of the Commission on Monday over what they described as double speaking by the Interim Administrator of the Commission, Mr. Effiong Akwa in a purported appointment of former President of Ijaw Youth Council (IYC), Engr. Udengs Eradiri as his Special Assistant on Youth in NDDC.  The youths who came out in their hundreds particularly from communities under…

All hands must be on deck to halt human trafficking, says JIFORM

In its message to mark the world day of awareness against human trafficking 2021, Journalists International Forum for Migration(JIFORM) has charged that “every hand must be on the deck in Africa and other continents to halt the heineous crime against humanity.” Said Ajibola Abayomi, President of JIFORM, “everyJanuary 11, being a date set aside  for awareness against human trafficking gathers momentum from the US since 2000 to the other parts of world, to this end, every hand must be on the deck in Africa and other continents to halt the…