Author Archives: Stella Sawyerr

INEC Records 63 Per Cent PVC Collection in Ogun

Timothy Ibitoye, Ogun State resident electoral commissioner for the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, on Monday, March 2, corrected conflicting figures as far as Personal Voters Card, PVC, is concerned in Ogun State. Ibitoye said the actual number of registered voters are 1, 795, 794, while the PVC received so far from the National Headquarters

2015: Fleeing Nigerians return to the North

Following the postponement of the February general elections some Nigerians who left parts of the north for fear of being attacked are returning there to continue with their daily living. One of them, Moses Odeh, an estate surveyor, who left Kano early this month said he was considering going back as the elections have been

Fashola Raises Alarm Over Unauthorized Uniformed Men in Lagos

Babatunde Fashola, Lagos State governor, has called on the Presidency to investigate reports that some men and women in black uniforms are being gathered daily at the toll gate end of Lagos. The persons who are identified as SURE P/FERMA Federal Task Force members, according to the governor, are without any legal basis and are

MRA Calls on DSS to Charge Journalist to Court

Media Rights Agenda, MRA, Wednesday, September 24, called on the Department of State Security, DSS, and the Niger State government to immediately charge Tega Oghenedoro, a staff of the Nigerian Television Authority, Asaba, Delta State, to court if they have actionable evidence against him. While condemning the DSS for parading him before the media, rather

Award-winning Micro-credit

The Micro-credit programme is adjudged one of the star programmes of the Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan’s administration. Designed as an economic empowerment programme for the purpose of poverty alleviation, the Mcro-Credit programme is a success story. Since it started in 2007, Anthonia Ashiedu, the Commissioner for Poverty Alleviation, said over N3 billion has been invested in

The Convention Centre-DOME

That Asaba, the Delta State capital, has become the favourite of event organisers especially professional bodies, is common knowledge. The reason is not far-fetched. As one of the fastest-growing capital cities, the peace and tranquility of the town, coupled with well-developed infrastructure has made it the tourists’ delight. The state government therefore considered it expedient

Bold Steps in Poverty Alleviation and Employment Opportunities

The government of Delta State, through agriculture, infrastructure development and creation of an enabling environment, has expanded employment opportunities for the people  From inception, Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan promised to turn around the fortunes of the people of Delta State. For the governor, nothing is as good as putting smiles on the faces of the people.

NSCDC Clamps Down on Petrol Hoarders

  The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, Ogun State command, has arrested some petrol attendants for selling petrol above the approved pump price. Officials of the command went round some petrol stations over the weekend, and found out that many of the stations have fuel in their underground tanks, yet claimed otherwise in

Bullet-Proof Cars: Court Grants EIE Access to Documents

  Enough is Enough, EIE, Nigeria, a non-governmental organisation, has been granted leave by a Federal High Court, Lagos, to apply to the court to compel the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA; First Bank of Nigeria, FBN; and Coscharis Motors Limited, to disclose the information requested by the organisation on the purchase of two bullet-proof

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