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Environmentalist Urges Action on forest conservation in Nigeria
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Environmentalist Urges Action on forest conservation in Nigeria

From: Dianabasi Effiong As the world celebrates the international day of forests today, a non governmental organisation (NGO), Rural Awareness for Green Environment Initiative (RAGE) has predicted dangerous climate crises in Nigeria if the Federal Government and the general public take no serious action in forest conservation. RAGE made this call in a statement signed […]

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Cross River To Integrate Traditional Birth Attendants Into Primary Healthcare

From Dianabasi Effiong, Calabar In its efforts to reduce rates of infant and maternal mortality rate in the state, Cross River State Government has concluded plans to integrate traditional birth attendants (TBAs) into its health care, given their strategic role in the society. Director-General, Cross River State Primary HealthCare Delivery Agency, Dr. Beta Edu, who […]

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Local refinery operator, stakeholders applaud FG on proposed modular refineries in Niger Delta  

. As Bayelsa Govt warns oil communities against shutting oil production A local refinery operator Mr Roland Kiente and some stakeholders in Bayelsa on Sunday commended the proposed liberisation of modular refineries to drive development in the Niger Delta region.   Acting President, Prof Yemi Osibanjo had during the ongoing tour of oil communities announced […]

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Niger Delta Youths Coalition says protest by Ankio Briggs on grazing land uncalled for

The Niger Delta Youth Coalition for Peace and Progress (NDYCPP) on Thursday said that the aborted protest led by Ms Annkio Briggs, a Niger Delta Activist against allocation of grazing land was ill advised.   Briggs had led a protest on Tuesday against donation of 1,200 hectares of land to cattle rearers for grazing purposes […]

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Nigerian Content: NCDMB decries low access to $600 million local content fund

  The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board(NCDMB) on Monday, expressed concern that indigenous companies in the oil and gas industry had not accessed the $600 million Local Content Development fund as expected.   NCDMB Executive Secretary, Engr. Simbi Wabote, made the observation at a news conference in Yenagao, to commemorate his first 100 days […]

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Cuso International Trains 12, 000 Entrepreneurs in Cross River

From Dianabasi Effiong, Calabar   The Country Director of Cuso International in Nigeria, Kenna Owoh, says the organisation is training no less than 12, 000 youths on entrepreneurship in Cross River State.   She disclosed this during the YouLead Private Sector Engagement to promote social innovation and entrepreneurship in Nigeria in Calabar.   Owoh said […]

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Amnesty : Nigeria’s Federal Government offsets salary arrears of ex-militants

The Federal Government has paid two out of four months outstanding stipends owed former Niger Delta militants under the Presidential Amnesty Programme. Mr Ramsey Mukoro, leader of the 3rd phase of the amnesty programme, said on Saturday that some former agitators had received two out of four months’ salary backlog. “The Amnesty Office has started […]

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Cash shortage in Banks: Yenagoa residents collect cash from shops with POS terminals

Sequel to cash rationing by commercial banks shoppers in Yenagoa, Bayelsa capital  have thronged merchants with Point of Sale (POS) terminals in Yenagoa to collect cash at discounted rates.   The shops dispensing cash were besieged by desperate residents who had kept vigil at Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) locations to no avail.   Most ATMs […]

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Christmas: Offer Special Prayers for Peace, Gbenga Daniel

The immediate past governor of Ogun State and Asiwaju of Remo  Christians, Otunba (Engr.) Gbenga Daniel has urged Nigerians to use the occasion of the celebration of the  birth of Jesus Christ to offer special prayers for peace to reign in the country and the world at large. Daniel, who stated this in his Christmas […]

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You are CSOs, chief farmers of communities, Umahi tells monarchs

  The Governor of Ebonyi State, Engr. David Nweze Umahi, has told traditional rulers in the state that they are the chief security officers and chief farmers of their various communities. Umahi, while donating 18 brand new IVM  jeeps to  some  monarchs in the state at the Government House, Abakaliki, said they were expected to use the vehicles to […]