Bayelsa government distributes free school uniforms, books, and other educational materials to schools, award N550M contract for more text books and uniforms
Bayelsa State Government has commenced the distribution of free uniforms, text books and other materials valued at N776m to primary and secondary school pupils in the State in line with the present administration’s free and compulsory education policy. Also, the State Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson announced the award of... Read more
Ugandan leader’s money donated in sack draws anger
(AP) — It’s become an infamous photo in Uganda. The country’s leader looks on in bemusement as a young man bends low to carry a sack filled with a donation from the president — almost $100,000 in cash. The money is a donation from President Yoweri Museveni to a... Read more
U.N orders Sudan to investigate killing of Nigerian soldier in Darfur
Angered by the attack on Nigerian troops which claimed the life of one of the soldiers in Darfur, the United Nations (UN) at the weekend urged Sudan to begin an investigation into the tragic incident. In a statement by the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in New York, the global... Read more
Jonathan pledges collaboration with UNESCO to boost tourism, donates to Film City project as AMAA Awards ends
President Goodluck Jonathan has assured the Bayelsa State Government of technical and financial support in the promotion of the tourism industry and establish an under Water Research and Imaging Centre in collaboration with the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation to create training opportunities for the people. ReCpresented... Read more
Late Justus Esiri clinches best male actor award at Nigeria-dominated Africa Movie Awards
Late Nollywood actor, Justus Esiri of Nigeria has emerged Best Actor in a leading role with his female counterpart, Florence Maseba of South Africa as Best Actress in this year’s Africa Movie Academy Awards, AMAA, which held at the Gloryland cultural centre in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital. Out... Read more
About N.8 billion was realized at the fund raising event for the hosting of the 2013 Africa Movie Academy Award, (AMAA) in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital. This amount, which is expected to boost efforts of the organizers in ensuring a successful hosting of the annual award ceremony, is... Read more
ACHEBE WAS A MOVEMENT, NOT JUST A MAN. HE WILL NEVER DIE – OKONJO-IWEALA
We received the news of the passing of Prof Chinua Achebe with a sense of profound loss. Yes, he was 82 years old and by any measure not too young to die. But Achebe had for so long been a part of our lives that the thought of his... Read more