Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo says a ministry of mining would be established to fast track the development of mining activities in the state. Obaseki announced this in his remarks at the close of a two-day workshop on solid mineral development organised by the Edo Government in Benin on Friday. He said that the state…
From Bamigbola Gbolagunte, Akure
Presiding Pastor of Latter Rain Assembly, Pastor Tunde Bakare, has
declared that the achievements recorded by the outgoing Governor of
Ondo State in his eight years administration would be difficult to
surpass by his successors.
Speaking at the commissioning of projects executed by Mimiko in Akure,
the state capital, Bakare stated that Governor Mimiko followed the
pattern of the late Chief Obafemi Awolowo in governance.
He also predicted a great future for the state, saying the Mega
Primary Schools built across the state by Governor Mimiko would serve
as foundation of leadership for upcoming generation in the state.
He said Mimiko followed the pattern of Chief Awolowo in the area of
educational development of children in Ondo State.
Bakare who said his mind was blown away seeing what looked like a
University campus structure commissioned as primary school, said he
had never seen any Mega Primary School like the one in the state in
any of the South West states.
“I have been to Lagos, Oyo, Ogun, I need not bother to go to Osun and
I had not been to Ekiti State. There is nothing like this in any other
states in the South West,” he stated.
He commended Governor Mimiko for not allowing his mind to shrink even
after the November 26, 2016 governorship election held in the state,
adding that it is only God that can reward him (Mimiko).
Commissioning the project, Mimiko said Mega Primary Schools constitute
a deliberate investment in education to tackle inequality in the
society and ensure social integration in the society.
— 24th June 2017
U.S. President, Donald Trump, on Friday signed a bill to improve services for military veterans following a scandal that plagued the government agency responsible for providing health care. Surrounded by veterans and other supporters of the legislation, Trump signed the Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act at a White House ceremony. Trump…
— 24th June 2017
Orders them to refund salaries, allowances The Supreme Court of Nigeria yesterday, ordered Sani Abubakar Danladi, representing Taraba North Senatorial District, to vacate his seat and refund all salaries and allowances he received within 90 days. In the same breath, the apex court sacked the House of Representatives member for Vandikwa/ Konshisha constituency, Herman Hembe…
— 24th June 2017
The U.S. Diplomatic Mission to Nigeria on Friday announced a N2.9 million micro-grant to 50 women caregivers to support the economic wellbeing of their families, particularly the vulnerable children orphaned by HIV/AIDS in five local communities in Apapa local government area of Lagos. Under the U.S. Ambassador’s PEPFAR Small Grants Programme, a local non-governmental…
— 24th June 2017
As prosecution of alleged fraudster gets underway By Chika Abanobi Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), has reiterated its commitment to protect the sanctity and dignity of its exams by ensuring that all those who were caught either perpetrating fraud or “aiding and abetting” it were brought to book, at all costs. The Head of…
Entertainment— 24th June 2017
From NKECHI CHIMA ONYELE, Abuja Talented and beautiful actress, Nkiru Umeh is making waves in the movie industry. The young, stylish mother of four who is popularly called ‘Ada Ugah’ spoke with Entertainer about her career, early marriage and family. Enjoy it. How did your foray into acting begin? I have always dreamt of becoming…
South-West Report— 22nd June 2017
• Rumble in Ekiti communities over chairmanship of traditional council From Wole Balogun, Ado-Ekiti What can be described as a royal rumble is brewing in three major towns of Ogotun, Ilawe and Igbara-Odo, in Ekiti Southwest Local Government Area of Ekiti State. The Ologotun of Ogotun, Oba Samuel Oyebade, is accused of sit-tight for allegedly…
Abuja Metro— 21st June 2017
As the controversy over the death of Joy Odama rages, her nother, Mrs. Philomena Odama, has opened up on the tragic incident, saying an Abuja-based millionaire should be held responsible for it. In an interview with Molly Kilete in Abuja, at the office of the non-governmental organisation championing the arrest and prosecution of the suspect,…
Oriental News— 21st June 2017
From George Onyejiuwa, Owerri This year, no fewer than 12,000 persons have benefited from the three-day annual free medical mission held recently for the treatment of the aged, poor and indigent by the Mbaise USA for their people at home. The free medical mission held simultaneously at Ezinihitte, Ekwerazu, Uvuru, Lorji, Ezialakaohu Nguru and St….
Features— 24th June 2017
A Jos Upper Area Court sitting in Kasuwan Nama, on Friday sentenced a 21-year-old mechanic, James Joseph, to three and a half years imprisonment for theft and escaping from lawful custody. The presiding Judge, Mr Yahaya Mohammed, handed down the sentence after Joseph pleaded guilty to the offences. In his plea, the convict begged the…
Literary Review— 24th June 2017
Ahmed Maiwada is a Nigerian lawyer based in Abuja, Nigeria. He is the author of four poetry books: Saint of a Woman (Hybun 2004), Fossils (Hybun 2008), Eye Rhymes (Mazariyya Books 2013) and We’re fish (Image Books 2017). He has published Musdoki, a novel, with Mazariyya Books in 2010. Ahmed Maiwada is currently working on…
Lifeline— 23rd June 2017
•On International Albinism Awareness Day, foundation seeks better deal By Perpetua Egesimba Across the world, it has been observed that people living with albinism (PWAs) face many forms of discrimination. It has even been asserted that they are greatly misconstrued socially and medically. Oftentimes, the skin condition of these people living with albinism is the…
Education Review— 20th June 2017
• A revealing encounter with Nigerians who don’t know the meanings of “whistleblower” and “whistle blowing,” and ones who presume to know • Shocking: They include students of institutions of higher learning From Rose Ejembi, Makurdi, and Bianca Iboma, Lagos In recent times, there has been a lot of hue and cry about “whistle-blowing” and…
Marketing Matters— 30th November 2016
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TSWeekend— 23rd June 2017
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