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Items filtered by date: June 2018

The Soaring Crime Rate In Calabar

There have been worrisome media reports on the situation of crime and criminalities in Cross River State in the last few weeks. It has become so worrisome that people have started expressing the concern that Calabar may lose its status as one of the most peaceful state capitals in the country if urgent steps are not taken to stem the soaring crime rate.


Owan Enoh: Credentials Of An Unrepentant Good Man

Many great men who made their marks on the political scene and other endeavours in ages past and our contemporary times were not born into materially prosperous families neither were they raised from the foundation of political aristocracy. However, with strong faith in their dreams, they broke the jinx of the establishment and took their place in destiny.


I Learnt Prudence From My Mum. She Can Use N2,000 To Feed A Large Family For Two Months -NTEL Boss, Idems Ultimate

Mr. Unyime Idems is an example in humility. If you say he was not born with any spoon at all, you may not be too far from the truth. He does not hide the fact that his father was among the poorest of the poor people in his Ukanafun, Akwa Ibom village. But he chose to live above the limitations he faced as a growing village boy. At age 12, he decided to take his destiny in his own hands. Today, he stands tall as one of the major stakeholders in


NDDC Rebukes A’Ibom Govt

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The Niger Delta Development Commission has raised the alarm over a plot by the Akwa Ibom State government to sponsor a media against it. The commission has therefore warned the government to refrain from the project, as it was not in any competition with the state or any other state in the region.


JUST IN... Excitement, as NDDC Resumes Post-Graduate Foreign Scholarship

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Prospective students from the Niger Delta are excited that the Niger Delta Development Commission has concluded plans to resume the Post-Graduate Foreign scholarship to qualified indigenes of the region.

The Commission, while announcing the resumption of the scholarship scheme, conveys its regrets at the cancellation of the inconclusive 2017 award process, noting the inconveniences suffered by students who applied for the scholarship.
To provide a fresh start and a seamless process, all outstanding tuition for recipients of the scholarship has been cleared, as part of the restructuring instituted by Management, and calls for new applications from qualified candidates for the 2018 programme. (However, any student who has proof that he has not been paid should feel free to contact the Commission immediately).

The advertisement for the new programme will be published in national media, as well as the commission’s website.
Established in 2010, the NDDC post-graduate foreign scholarship is designed to produce top level professionals with technical manpower, capacity and expertise who would compete in the oil and gas industry and other sectors of the Niger Delta region.
Worth about $30,000 per annum, it is helping to build a knowledge-based economy that will meet the challenges of globalisation. It covers nine professional disciplines such as engineering, medical sciences, computer science technology, geosciences, environmental sciences, agriculture, environment/oil and gas law, as well as project management.
Altogether, 1,409 students have benefited from the programme, including Charles Igwe,  whose unique redesign of the Turcot Interchange road, as a Ph.D student of Construction Engineering at Concordia University, Canada, helped save the Montreal Area Municipality over $1 billion, and Mr Ubong Peters, who won a global three-minute thesis competition.

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Breaking: Bayelsa Commissioner Defect To APC

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Bayelsa State Commissioner for Youths Development, Ibarakumo Otobo and his supporters on Wednesday defected to the All Progressives Congress APC.

Also joining the fold of the APC in Bayelsa state is the Special Adviser to Governor Dickson on Grassroots Development, Asari Mangite and his supporters.

Receiving the defectors at the APC state secretariat,  leader of the party, Chief Timipre Sylva said the development was the beginning of APC's movement to victory in the next general elections.

Represented by the member representing Brass Constituency 1 in the State House of Assembly, Sunny Goli, Sylva said, "We thank you for taking this wise decision.

" Dickson prides himself as running a restoration government, but I don't know what they are restoring. They are restoring poverty, sacking workers and killing those on peaceful protests".

Responding, the 34 year old commissioner, Ibarakumo Otobo said "I am a man of few words. I have just resigned my appointment and I have the right to join any party of my choice".

He promised to work with his new party to secure victory in the state come 2019.

Also responding, the SA on grassroots development said " if you have a car, won't you service it? If you will not service me, I will not work again".

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