Another Major Milestone for Chevron’s GMoU

Comrade Jude Ebitimi Ukori accepted the toga of leadership as the fourth Chairman of the Egbema Gbaramatu Communities Development Foundation. Comrade Ukori emerged leader and took over from Chief Michael Johnny after a keenly contested election that was adjudged to be free and fair. Mr. Esimaje Brikinn, General Manager Policy Government and Public Affairs (PGPA), […]


UNICEF & Cross River Govt Partner for WASH Advocacy

As part of efforts to promote hygiene in schools, the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) and the Cross River State government have partnered to ensure that adequate access to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) is every human’s and every child’s right, using a five star approach. Yakurr Local Government Area (LGA) in Cross River State […]


SPDC Pledges Support to Rivers State University

The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited, operator of the NNPC/Shell/Total, Agip Joint Venture, has pledged sustained annual subvention for the Rivers State University’s Centre of Excellence (CoE) to enable it meet its mandate, and fast-track academic excellence in specific fields to bridge technical manpower gaps in the region. The company also said that […]


UNIDO, FG Partner to Support SMEs

The Investment and Technology Promotion Office (ITPO) of the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO), has assured stakeholders that it will work with Africa, and indeed Nigeria, to realise the projected growth of Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs). It noted that the increase in global demand for Nigerian products is a pointer to Nigeria’s […]


New Bill to Support Elimination of Gas Flaring by 2030

A new bill that would establish the National Climate Change Commission and provide framework for the mainstreaming of climate change responses and actions into government policy formulation is underway The bill, which has scaled the second reading in the House of Representatives, will also create National Council on Climate Change and Technical Advisory Committee as […]


About Yesterday’s Niger Delta Stakeholders Meeting Held in Abuja

The Federal Government on Tuesday called for greater collaboration among all stakeholders in the Niger Delta region to ensure the development of the region. The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Pastor Uguru Usani, made the call at a peace meeting with stakeholders organised by the ministry in Abuja. Usani explained that many organisations and Development […]


What VP Osinbajo said about the Niger Delta in his Democracy Day Address

It’s no longer news that Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo stood in for President Muhammadu Buhari to give the 2017 Democracy day address; which so far has gotten a lot of positive reviews on social media. His speech highlighted the challenges and successes of the Buhari-led administration as they marked their 2nd anniversary in office. Here […]


3 Things You Should Know about Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO DG-Elect

On Tuesday May 23rd Ethiopia’s Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was elected as the new director-general of the World Health Education (WHO). Dr Tedros will be succeeding Dr. Margaret Chan, who has been overseeing the agency since 2006. His five-year term will officially begin on July 1, 2017. Here are 3 things to note about Dr […]

Ethiopian Minister of Foreign Affairs Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a press conference launching his candidacy to the post of Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), on the sidelines of the WHO's annual assembly, on May 24, 2016, in Geneva.
Delegates from 194 member-states gather for the second day of the WHO's annual assembly, with the UN agency's chief Margaret Chan warning in an opening address that the world was not prepared to cope with a rising threat from infectious diseases. / AFP / FABRICE COFFRINI        (Photo credit should read FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)

NITDA Releases Statement on WannaCry Virus

The management of National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) would like to bring to the attention of Nigerians that the recent WannaCry or WannaCript ransomware attack has been contained and Nigeria was largely spared from the attack due to the massive enlightenment campaign, awareness and proactive measures put in place to swiftly deal with any […]


Why the Rivers State Govt is Shutting Down 1,866 Schools

The Rivers State Commissioner for Education, Kaniye Ebeku, has said that government’s decision to close down 1,866 schools was guided by its passion for qualitative education. The effective date for the closure is September 1, but the action has attracted criticisms with some analysts arguing that the “sudden” closure would shoot up the cost of […]