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Jonathan To New Bayelsa Gov: Your Emergence Divine, Do Good To All

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has counselled the new Governor of Bayelsa, Douye Diri to see his journey to government as divine and should seize the opportunity to do good to humanity while uniting the Bayelsans. Jonathan who received the new Governor in his residence said: “Your journey to Creek Haven is a divine one, so I advise you to use the position to do good to humanity and pursue the development of the State in order to write your name in gold. You have worked with me before as a…

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INEC Confirms PDP’s Diri, Bayelsa Gov-Elect, Gets CoR

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has in its interpretation of the Supreme Court Judgement confirmed the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Senator Douye Diri and Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo as the Governor-elect and Deputy Governor-elect for Bayelsa State. INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu at a press briefing on Friday dismissed insinuations from different quarters to give effect to the pronouncement of the apex court. MEDIA BRIEFING BY THE CHAIRMAN INDEPENDENT NATIONAL ELECTORAL COMMISSION INEC PROFESSOR MAHMOOD YAKUBU ON THE JUDGEMENT OF THE SUPREME COURT ON THE BAYELSA GOVERNORSHIP…

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Shell Supports Its Entrepreneurship Graduates From Niger Delta With N155m

One hundred and forty young and talented people from eight states of the Niger Delta have graduated from the specialised Shell LiveWIRE Nigeria entrepreneurial training programme, which provides business and financial support to enable them to establish small and medium scale businesses. Drawn from Abia, Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross Rivers, Delta, Edo, Imo, and Rivers states, the beneficiaries, 20 of whom are under the Oporoma Specialised LiveWIRE Nigeria category in Bayelsa State, got N155 million grants from The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC) Joint Venture at the…

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 Nine Profs, 22 Others Inducted For Shell Sabbatical, Research Positions

Thirty-one Nigerian academics and research interns including nine professors and four senior lecturers were last week inducted for a one-year sabbatical programme and research internship in Shell companies in Nigeria at a ceremony held at the Port Harcourt Headquarters of Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC). Drawn from 10 Nigerian and one British universities, the 31 participants are the highest in the 40-year history of the Shell Nigeria sabbatical programme, and the number represents 40 percent increase over the 22 intake for 2019 who concluded their programmes last December.…

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Minister Reiterates FG’s Commitment To Digital Economy

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Ali Pantami, has expressed the resolve of the Federal government to move the nation’s economy to a digital economy. He stated this during the launching of an Information Technology and Innovation Centre by the National Informational Technology Development Agency (NITDA) at the University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT). Pantami  said the facility, known as Information Technology Innovation and Incubation Park building, would be used to develop ideas to end the nation’s dependence on crude oil. The minister said: “This policy was derived after…

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Group To Akpabio, APC: Stop Fighting INEC REC Igini, Test Your Popularity,

A socio-political group, the One Nigeria Movement (ONM) has advised the Niger Delta Affairs Minister, Senator Godswill Akpabio to come and test his popularity at the re-run election in Essien Udim rather than hiding behind the cover of a nebulous group, the Forum of APC Aspirants to malign the sterling reputation of the Akwa Ibom State Resident Electoral Commissioner, Mr. Mike Igini.   Earlier this week, the so-called group, Forum of APC Aspirants, in a press release riddled with grammatical errors and disjointed grammar, asked for the removal of Mr.…

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Appeal Court Affirms Election Of Udom As Akwa Ibom Gov

The Court of Appeal sitting in Calabar on Wednesday, affirmed that Governor Udom Emmanuel of the Peoples Democratic Party was duly elected in the March 9 gubernatorial elections in Akwa Ibom State. Giving judgement in an appeal filed by the All Progressives Congress’s candidate Nsima Ekere against the Tribunal Verdict which upheld the election of Gov Udom, the Appellate court held that the petition was without merit. In the September 5 verdict by the Tribunal which dismissed Ekere’s petition for wanting in merit, it held that the petitioner could not…

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Group Honours Shell For Youth Development Programme

Energy giant, Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC), has been honoured for providing opportunities to talented secondary school students in the Niger Delta to participate in the United Nation’s Model Conferences in the United States of America. Founder and Country Director of Future Trust Initiatives, Dr. Maureen Egbuche, announced the corporate award at the 2nd African Future Trust Model United nations Conference held in Port Harcourt on Friday. “It is truly long over-due for society at large to appreciate all Shell’s strategies at securing the future for our…

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Akwa Ibom Gov: Industrialisation Panacea For Unemployment, Insecurity

Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel has identified building of a viral economy through multilevel industrialisation for wealth creation and stemming youth unemployment as panacea to insecurity in the country. The state Governor stated this during a courtesy visit on him by a delegation of the Nigerian Army Finance Corps at Government House, Uyo recently. He used the occasion to thank the Armed Forces for the peace enjoyed in the Country and commended the Commander in chief of the Armed Forces and the Chief of Army staff for putting in…

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PDP Hails Supreme Court For Affirming Gov Wike’s Victory 

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Friday in Abuja, congratulated Gov. Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, over the Supreme Court judgement that affirmed his victory in the last election. In a statement the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, described the judgement as the final triumph of justice and the will of the people over anti-democratic forces. Ologbondiyan said that the judgment had further strengthened the confidence of the people on the integrity of the Supreme Court. He said that it had also confirmed the court readiness to correct any miscarriage…

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