The Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Monday Igbuya on Thursday reminisced on the first seven months of the Sixth Assembly, describing it as “wonderful” Igbuya in a New Year message to Deltans at home and abroad said that the period would remain evergreen in his memory.Monday-Igbuya

He listed the Delta State Capital Territory Development Agency Law, 2015, Delta State Technical and Vocational Education Board Law, 2015, Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Law, 2015, Delta State Appropriation (Amendment) Law, 2015 and the Delta State Contributory Health Commission Law, 2015 as major achievements of the Sixth Legislative Assembly. Read More →




…Vows To Pursue Greater Opportunities For Youths

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Friday assured residents that his administration will go all out to ensure that the state witness a quantum leap in the areas of infrastructural development, job creation and improved security.

The Governor, who gave the assurance in his first New Year broadcast to Lagosians, said he was optimistic that 2016 will be a ground breaking year for the good people of the state.Ambode

While acknowledging the challenges that besieged the last seven months, Governor Ambode said his administration has been able to hit the ground running to deliver the dividends he promised the people during the electioneering campaign.

“The last seven months have been challenging, but with your patience, support and positive criticism, we have begun to display a positive outlook on innovation and inclusion we promised during our campaign”.

“Lagos has always been a cosmopolitan potpourri of vibrant people that have driven the greatest growing economy in Africa. We however need the continued support of our citizens through regular payment of their taxes and strict adherence to their civic responsibilities. Read More →



By Chibuzor Emejor
Abuja


As the year 2015 ends in the Federal Road Safety Corps’ operational calendar, the Corps Marshal, Boboye Oyeyemi, has commended the staff for their high level performances in the outgoing year, saying management remains committed to enunciating policies that could adequately address their welfare needs.

In a release by Bisi Kazeem, Head of Media Relations and Strategy, FRSC, Oyeyemi stated in his New Year message to all staff of the FRSC, in which he expressed gratitude to God for the successes recorded in 2015 and expressed commitment to improving on the achievements in the coming year.
He particularly prayed for the successful crossover of all staff, enjoining them to be prepared to live faithfully in carrying out their statutory responsibilities of keeping the roads safe.

Although admitting that the challenges of 2015 were multifaceted and involved staff risking their lives to save road cash victims, travelling several kilometres to ensure that road users were enlightened and diffusing tension as well as rescuing crash victims even at odd hours of the day, the Corps Marshal expressed gratitude to God that the organisation survived the odds.
According to him, several lives that could have been perished in road crashes were saved through the vigilance and commitment of members of the Corps, saying such individuals will forever remain grateful to the FRSC for the steadfastness and dedication the personnel have shown to their duties. Read More →



By NAN


Mrs Aisha Buhari, wife of President Muhamadu Buhari, has congratulated the mother of the first baby born at Asokoro District Hospital Abuja in the year and urged women to raise children with good morals.aisha-buhari

The president’s wife also honoured the baby on Friday as part of the ceremonial celebration to mark the New Year.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the baby, a female named Destiny Agu was born at 12:12 a.m. to the family of Mr and Mrs Uche Agu and weighed 3.7kg.

Represented by the wife of the Speaker, House of Representatives, Mrs Gimbiya Dogara, Buhari said mothers had vital roles in the upbringing of children that made for a better society.

She said “if mothers play their roles well, vices will no longer exist in Nigeria; if we play our part well, I think the children will be good children. Read More →



By NAN


The Dean Emeritus, Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), Most Rev. Adebola Ademowo, on Friday called on the nation’s political leaders to shun politics-of-promise-without performance but to politics-of-action and service.

Ademowo said this in his New Year 2016 message which he made available to newsmen in Lagos.Adebola-Ademowo

He urged the leaders to serve the country with all sincerity, by putting our nation first and demonstrate their love for the country by living an exemplary live.

The cleric said that the rise in crime due to the increased rate of unemployment and insurgency was worrisome.

He urged the government to rise to the challenges by creating jobs opportunities for the youths.

Right now, Nigeria’s economy is on a tail spin, unemployment in Year 2,000 was 13.9 per cent; it rose to 23.95 percent in 2012. Yet for the past seven years, Nigeria has been reporting a growth of seven per cent. Read More →