Nigeria and Chinese Loans 

By Reuben Abati The relationship between Nigeria and China with regard to loans obtained from the latter to fund Nigeria’s infrastructural projects suddenly became a matter of legislative intervention and public scrutiny last week when the House of Representatives summoned the Minister of Transportation, the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning and the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy to appear before it on August 17. The Ministers are expected to explain certain clauses in the Agreement signed between Nigeria and the Export-Import Bank of China with regard to…

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Analysis: My Parents’ Fiftieth Marriage Anniversary!

By Sunny Awhefeada   This July, precisely 22nd, made it fifty long years, half a century, since my parents got married! They got married on the 22nd of July 1970. As I thought about their glorious and memorable matrimony, a lot came to my mind. Fifty years is a long time, a very long time. And to sustain matrimony for so long a time calls for accolades and tributes for the partners. Here then is my tribute for my parents as they mark fifty years in matrimony. My father joined…

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61ST BIRTHDAY ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION! GLOBAL PHILANTHROPIST AND HUMANITARIAN CHIEF OGHENEOVO EDEWOR FELICITATES WITH GOV OKOWA

  By Victor Bieni WARRI, DELTA STATE- A renown Philantropist, Humanitarian, Founder and Chairman of The Chief Ovo Edewor Foundation, Chief Ogheneovo Edewor {The Edjenekpo of Eku Kingdom}. jas Celebrated with Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta state as he turns 61. Chief Edewor made this statement available to Newsmen in Warri, Delta State through his Senior Special Assistant On Media and Publicity, Comr Great Poyo. He wished His Excellency, the executive Governor of Delta state happy birthday Anniversary Celebration. The press statement reads in parts: ” I Chief Ogheneovo Edewor…

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Ughelli South PDP Congratulates Okowa @ 61

  By Sunday Apah, UGHELLI-The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ughelli South Local Government Area of Delta state, has congratulated Governor Ifeanyi Okowa on the attainment of 61 years, describing him as a worthy leader who has saddled the ship of Delta state successfully within the years in office. In a statement signed by Hon. Michael Oshetigho, PDP Chairman, Ughelli South Local Government Area, extolled Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, saying, “your focus and commitment to the development of Delta State have shown you as a man with a mission to leave your…

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Opinion: THE ROLES AND CHALLENGES OF EDUCATION IN NATIONAL BUILDING AND DEVELOPMENT NIGERIA CONTENT

By Blessing Egbagbara JP Education have been seen in the broad sense as a process by which an individual acquires the many physical and social capabilities. The society in which he is born into demands to function. It is to a nation, what the brain and the mind is just to the body; just the way a diseased mind is handicapped in the co-ordination and direction of the body activities. Therefore the single most significant complex of social-control tools for National Development is found in the educational system, be it…

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Okoro Emerges President Of Ekwevugbe Cooperative Society

By Francis Dugbe,   Ekwevugbe Distributors Multi-Purpose Cooperative Society has held its Annual General Meeting and elected new executives to pilot the affairs of the cooperative for the next one year. Those elected are Chief John Okoro, President, Rev. Jacob Emakpor, Vice President, Dr. Joseph Tesi, Secretary, Hon. Sunday Apah, Treasurer, Mr. Abel Adjarho, Secretary II, while Hon. Sylvester Sopian, Mr. Godwin Bago, Mrs. Grace Ugorume and Mr. Paul Baye are members. In his acceptance speech, Chief John Okoro, the President, said he was overwhelmed with joy for the support…

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EU urges US to think again on WHO split

By Agencies The European Union on Saturday called on the United States (US) to “reconsider” the decision to sever ties with the World Health Organisation (WHO) over its handling of the coronavirus pandemic. President Donald Trump said Friday he was severing US ties with the WHO, accusing it of failing to do enough to combat the initial spread of the virus. The United States was the largest contributor to the WHO budget, providing at least $400 million in annual funding. “The WHO needs to continue being able to lead the…

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About 200 arrested in Houston protests, four officers injured

By Agencies Houston police say nearly 200 people were arrested and four officers were injured during protests over the death of Houston native George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody. Those arrested “participated in unlawful assemblies, Police Chief Art Acevedo said Saturday on Twitter. “Most will be charged with obstructing a roadway,” The four officers suffered minor injuries and eight police cars were damaged during the protests, according to Acevedo. Protesters also blocked a Dallas interstate and one officer suffered non-life threatening injuries, police said on Twitter. Police in both cities…

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India eases lockdown, reopens hotels, worship centres

By Agencies India announced on Saturday a major relaxation of the world’s biggest coronavirus lockdown from early June, except for so-called “containment zones” with high numbers of infections. A home ministry order said that places of religious worship, hotels, restaurants and shopping malls “will be allowed” to operate from June 8, while educational establishments will be opened “after consultations” with Indian state authorities. The announcement came even after the world’s second-most populous country announced another record daily rise in infections, taking the total to more than 85,000 cases with almost…

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Nigeria releases new guidelines for international flights operations

By Agencies Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority , NCAA, Thursday, released new guidelines for international flights operations during the current Covid-19 pandemic for Nigerian based crew. Under the new rules, Nigerian crew operating international flights must now wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and observe Infection, Prevention and Control (IPC) measures for the duration of the flight. This is just as the flight crew will now undergo mandatory testing for Covid-19 every 14 days at cost to the Air Operator upon return to Nigeria , instead of the current quarantine in an…

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