MY ENCOUNTER WITH BINI-OTU, AT THE OXBOW LAKE YENAGOA, BAYELSA STATE.

By Mangrove Don The dull sun of the January evening nest above the quiet lake, casting tired gleaming rays over the golden waters. A solitary canoe tears through the water as the woman dips her paddle in measured rhythmic motion. The water hyacinths float in the still lake. I sit here in deep thoughts with my faithful companion, a…

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South African Miss Heritage, Ms Thando Songwevu, Visits Bayelsa; Participates in All Africa Association for Small and Medium Enterprises (AAASME Summit in Yenagoa

South African Miss Heritage Visits Bayelsa; Participates in All Africa Association for Small and Medium Enterprises (AAASME Summit in Yenagoa

Piriye Kiyaramo Ms Thando Songwevu in an earlier interview she said  her priority was focused on flying South Africa’s flag high, promoting South African culture and heritage locally and across the borders for the duration of her four year tenure as SA Heritage Ambassador and central to this is the promotion of cultural diplomacy. Daughter of the late SA…

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Onnoghen Suspension: Senate Heads for Supreme Court

Onnoghen Suspension: Senate Heads for Supreme Court

The Senate on Monday filed a case at the Supreme Court seeking the apex court’s interpretation on whether President Muhammadu Buhari acted within the provision of the constitution in his suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Hon. Justice Walter Onnoghen. The Senate is also asking the court to determine whether the action of the President does not…

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Legislative Sector Secretaries hold development seminar

Legislative Sector Secretaries hold development seminar

Experts have been invited to engage delegates on future scenarios developed for South Africa The Secretaries’ Association of the Legislatures of South Africa (Salsa), is hosting a three-day seminar from 29 to 31 January 2019 in Cape Town under the theme: “Building the SA Legislative Sector’s Legacy Through Collaboration – Deepening 25 Years of Democracy”. The objectives of the…

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Lagos Governor Set to Resolve Tussle between NIWA and LASWA over Regulation and Control of the Waterways.

Piriye Kiyaramo The Lagos State Government and the National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) on Monday expressed readiness to go into talks to facilitate amicable resolution of the age-long tussle between the federal agency and the Lagos State Inland Waterways Authority (LASWA) over regulation and control of the waterways. The State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, who said this while receiving NIWA’s…

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World Bank Group Unveils Creditworthiness Academy For Counties

World Bank Group Unveils Creditworthiness Academy For Counties

The Academy is part of the World Bank Group’s Mobilizing Finance for Development agenda The World Bank Group, in collaboration with the Commission for Revenue Allocation today launched County Creditworthiness Academy, an intensive one-week capacity building workshop for County government financial officials and the central government staff to master the underlying principles of creditworthiness. The Academy is part of…

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Africa Centre For Climate and Sustainable Development Inaugurated In Rome

Africa Centre For Climate and Sustainable Development Inaugurated In Rome

Initiated by Italy with Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) support, the centre has a special focus on Climate Smart Agriculture, access to water, rural women and youth A major focus on boosting the agricultural sectors and promoting rural development in Africa is needed to ensure a better future for the continent’s youth who,…

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Investment in Refinery, Petrochemicals is Driven by Innovation, Efficiency, Says Dangote

Investment in Refinery, Petrochemicals is Driven by Innovation, Efficiency, Says Dangote

Dangote is also constructing the largest fertiliser Plant in West Africa with capacity to produce 3.0 million tonnes of Urea per year as part of the gigantic economic transformation project The ongoing investment in refining, petrochemicals, fertilizer and gas is driven by the desire to bring innovation and efficiency into all aspects of Nigeria’s oil and gas sector, the…

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Boat Mishaps: Who Will Bring Sanity to Nigeria’s Inland Waterways of Death?

Boat Mishaps: Who Will Bring Sanity to Nigeria’s Inland Waterways of Death?

In 2018, cases of fatal boat mishaps were numerous. Despite this, the masses are still being encouraged to travel by water to reduce the gridlock and strain on the roads. But the recent ugly experience involving no less a personality than the managing director of NIWA must serve as the spur government needs to put things right and ensure…

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Home Affairs Minister Dr Siyabonga Cwele And Lesotho Home Affairs Minister Mr Tsukutlane Au Conclude Successful Bilateral Meeting On Areas Of Mutual Interest

Home Affairs Minister Dr Siyabonga Cwele And Lesotho Home Affairs Minister Mr Tsukutlane Au Conclude Successful Bilateral Meeting On Areas Of Mutual Interest

The meeting considered the progress made in the implementation of the regular and safe movement of people of the two countries South Africa Home Affairs Minister, Dr Siyabonga Cwele and Lesotho Home Affairs Minister, Mr Tsukutlane Au today held a successful bilateral meeting on areas of mutual interest, for the benefit of the people of both countries. The meeting…

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