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Don’t Wait For Govt Jobs, Be Creative, Entrepreneurs Tell Youths

Entrepreneurs on Thursday urged Nigerian youths not to wait for government jobs, but embrace entrepreneurship skills, be creative and financially self-reliant. They spoke on Thursday at the ongoing National Festival of Arts and Culture (NAFEST)’s Roundtable on Entrepreneurship in Jos, Plateau. Commenting, Mrs Fatima Haruna, a professional Chef, said acquiring an entrepreneurship skill was of great necessity as the nation faces the challenges of unemployment. Haruna urged youths to learn, at least three vocational skills, to become entrepreneurs and be successful individuals, instead of depending on government jobs. According to her, a successful…

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Delta Gov Okowa Pledges To Sustain Standard In Customary Law Process

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has pledged his administration commitment to strengthening the processes and structures that will enhance standards in customary law processes in the state. Okowa gave the assurance in Asaba while swearing in Justice Patience Elumeze as Acting President of the Customary Court of Appeal in the state. The governor said that his administration would also continue to promote the growth and development of native laws and customs in the state. He said that the government would leave no stone unturned to improve the welfare and…

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ASUU Calls On Edo To Settle Outstanding 4 Months Salaries

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Ambrose Alli University (AAU) Ekpoma Chapter, has called on the Edo State Government to  intervene and settle the crisis of non-payment of staff salaries in the institution. Dr Monday Igbafen, Branch Chairperson of ASUU in the University, revealed how members of staff of the university were suffering as a result of non-payment of their salaries for four months. A statement he issued in Benin said: “We call on the Edo State Government to urgently intervene in the crisis of payment of staff salaries…

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Sierra Leone Shocks Nigeria’s Super Eagles In 8-Goal Thriller

The Leone Stars of Sierra Leone came back from 4-0 down to hold the Super Eagles of Nigeria to a shocking 4-4 draw in Friday’s Group L 2022 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier in Benin City. The Eagles looked to be cruising in the first half thanks to a brace from Alex Iwobi and goals from Samuel Chukwueze and Victor Osimhen before the visitors started the fightback. The Eagles got off to a very good start in the 5th minute as Iwobi pounced on a loose ball to score…

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Gov Obaseki Begins 2nd Term, Promises Digital Economy, Growth In Edo

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State says he will use his second term in office to bring about technology-driven state which level of growth and development will help reduce the level of poverty and want among Edo people. Obaseki said this as he took oath of office for his second term as governor of Edo on Thursday, the highpoint of  high-stakes election he won in September. The Chief Judge of Edo, Mrs Esther Edigin, administered the oath on the governor and the Deputy Governor, Mr Philip Shaibu. The governor said…

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AFCON Qualifier: Super Eagles Set To Beat Leone Stars

Several Super Eagles players on Wednesday in Benin expressed determination to secure the maximum points in their Match Day 3 fixture in the 2021 AFCON Qualifiers. The Super Eagles, Nigeria’s male senior football team, are up against the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone in Benin on Friday. The players told newsmen after their training session on Wednesday night at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium that they were focused in their desire to defeat their opponents. Italy-based Victor Osimhen, while noting that he was happy to be back to the team, said:…

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PDP: Obaseki’s Inauguration Will Comply With COVID-19 Protocols

The inauguration of Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo will hold on Thursday in strict compliance with COVID-19 protocols. The Chairman of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), Edo State, Dr Tony Aziegbemi, said this in Benin on Tuesday. Obaseki won the Sept. 19 Governorship Election for his second term by defeating his closest opponent, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Aziegbemi said that the party was constrained by the COVID-19 pandemic as well as the mood of the state and the nation occasioned by the recent #EndSARS protests. The…

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AIG Sues For Collaboration In Restoring Peace, Security, Asks Parents To Warn Wards

The Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) in charge of zone 5, AIG Sholla David, has sued for collaboration from residents in restoring peace and security in the zone. Sholla stated this in Benin on Sunday while briefing newsmen on the IGP’s directive for the force to reclaim public space across the country and restore peace and security. Sholla enjoined law-abiding citizens to support the police and other law enforcement communities to protect them from the criminal elements. He also called for the understanding and cooperation of the citizens, assuring…

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Gov Okowa Warns Hoodlums To Desist From Attacks, Destruction Of Property

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has warned hoodlums hiding under the guise of #ENDSARS protest to loot and destroy public and private assets in the state to stop or face the full wrath of the law. The governor gave the warning while inspecting buildings and other structures torched on Wednesday night in Asaba by suspected hoodlums. Some of the places Okowa inspected included Koka Modern Leisure Park, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) office, both on Asaba-Benin Expressway and the High Court Complex on Ibusa road, Asaba. The governor said…

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EndSARS: Edo Youths Protest Despite 24-Hour Curfew

Some youths in Edo State continued with their EndSars protest on Tuesday despite the 24-hour curfew announced by the state government. The protesters converged at Ugbowo Main gate of the University of Benin (UNIBEN) and the Federal Government Girls College (FGGC) junction, Ugbowo road, on Tuesday. The youths came out, as usual, to mount roadblocks in solidarity with the EndSARS protesters requesting a change in governance in the country. They said their movement is about restructuring the country. Etisosa Idahosa, a protester, said that Nigerian youths want their voices heard…

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