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Policeman, 2 Market Women Killed In Robbers Attack On Bullion Van

The Police Command in Delta State has confirmed an attack on a bullion van by suspected armed robbers who killed a police man and two market women who were hit by stray bullet in a gun dwell. The police said that the attack occurred at Ubulu-Okiti axis of Asaba-Benin express road, killing a police officer and two others. The acting spokesperson of the Delta State Police Command, DSP Bright Edefe, who  confirmed  the incident to newsmen in Asaba, said the incident took place on Tuesday. He said that the command had yet to…

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Kwara APC Membership Registration: Nabena Is An Impostor, Says Lai Mohammed

My attention has been drawn to the statement credited to one Yekini Nabena, who was described as the Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on the ongoing APC Membership Registration in Kwara State. The said Nabena must have been speaking for himself, as the APC National Caretaker Committee, as presently constituted, has no position like that of Deputy National Publicity Secretary. As part of the resolutions from its last meeting in Abuja on Dec. 8th 2020, the APC NEC approved the immediate dissolution of the party…

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Okowa Urges Support For Ranching To End Insecurity

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has called on Nigerians to support the current call for ranching as against open grazing in order to permanently end the lingering herders-farmers clashes across the country. Okowa made the call on Friday, when the National President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Rev. Samson Ayokunle, paid him a condolence visit at the Government House, Asaba. He said the time to rise against open grazing was now, following the northern governors’ open declaration for ranching as a modern cattle rearing method. He regretted that…

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FCTA  Trains Farmers On Dry Season Farming Techniques

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) Agriculture and Rural Development Secretariat has begun 2021 demonstration and training of dry seasoning farming techniques to farmers in the territory. Acting Secretary of the secretariat, Mr Ibe Prospect Chukwuemeka, inaugurated the training at Kilankwa -1 Village in Kwali Area Council, on Thursday in Abuja. Chukwuemeka said that the initiative was aimed at increasing all-year crop production towards the attainment of food security in the territory. He explained that the exercise signals the present FCT Administration’s commitment to strengthening agricultural sector, especially in the…

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Edo NUT Bows To Pressure, Suspends 3 Week-Old Strike

Public primary school teachers and head teachers in Edo, under the aegis  of the Nigeria Union of Teacher (NUT), on Friday, suspended their three-week old industrial action with a call on the state government to urgently meet their demands. The union’s decision to suspend the action was contained in a communiqué issued at the end of its emergency State Wing Executive Council (SWEC) meeting held in Benin-City. The communiqué was jointly signed by the state NUT chairman, Pius Okhuleliegbe;  NUT Assistant Secretary, Mike Itua, state Chairman of the Association of…

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Obaseki: ‘We’ll Make Sure Edo Regains Position As Education Hub,’ Says Gov

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo on Tuesday in Abudu, Orhionmwon Local Government Area of the state, assured that the state would regain its position as the education hub in Nigeria. Obaseki gave the assurance shortly after inspecting the current construction work of the College of Education in Abudu, which he said would focus on the training of teachers for pre-primary and primary schools. There are three Colleges of Education in Edo — Igueben College of Education, the one in Abudu and that located at Afuze. According to the governor, Igueben…

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PDP Condoles With Gov Okowa Over Father’s Death

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has commiserated with Gov Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta over the death of his father, Chief Arthur Okowa. PDP said this in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan in Abuja on Thursday. Ologbondiyan described Okowa’s death as a huge blow not only to his family, but also to Delta and the nation at large He said it was sad that the governor’s father exited the stage at the time when the state and the nation needed his prayers, wise counsel and encouragement…

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PDP Endorses Delta’s Decision To Legislate On Gas Plant Location

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) on Sunday described Delta State government’s decision to legislate on location of gas plants in the state as a step in the right direction. Commiserating with families of last Friday’s gas explosion at Agbor, PDP’s South-South National Vice-Chairman, Chief Dan Orbih, said such legislation would enable the state government to mete stiff penalties on illegal gas plant operators. He described the gas explosion which led to loss of lives and destruction of property as unfortunate and said that measures should be taken to regulate the…

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Gov Obaseki Reiterates Commitment To Boost Agric Sector

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State, says the focus of his administration is to attract investors into the oil palm and cassava sub-sectors for the manufacturing of Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG). Obaseki stated this during a virtual meeting with U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Beth Leonard, and some foreign and local agribusiness investors in Abuja. Also in attendance included the  U.S. Consul General, Claire Pierangelo, U.S. Embassy Economic Officer, Richard Michaels, and U.S. Embassy Political Officer, Brandon Hudspeth. The meeting was held as part of the activities marking the inauguration of…

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Delta To Shut Down Illegal Dump Sites

The Delta State Waste Management Board says it will shut down all illegal dump sites across the state within the next two weeks. The Chairman of the board, Mr Emmanuel Chinye, gave the warning during a tour with his team to some of the waste pilot zones in the state on Wednesday. Chinye said the tour was geared toward enhancing the ‘Operation Clean Delta’ mantra of the state. According to him, he is ready to reawaken the consciousness of Private Sector Participants (PSPs) in waste management in the state. Chinye…

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