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SPORTS FESTIVAL: Edo groans under weight of bloated contingent as athletes, coaches suffer neglect

SPORTS FESTIVAL: Edo groans under weight of bloated contingent as athletes, coaches suffer neglect

As other states settle down to competition at the 19th edition of the National Sports Festival, which got underway yesterday, Edo State is groaning under the weight of an over-bloated contingent. With 591 athletes and officials, Edo State has the largest contingent at the games. Checks reveal that more than a third of this number

African Economic Conference (AEC2018): Moving the Africa Free Trade Area agreement ahead with quick win solutions

A total of 44 African nations signed the landmark African Continental Free Trade agreement earlier this year, with only 12 out of the required 22 countries ratifying the accord, but policy makers say there is time enough – and practical solutions – to move the process ahead. The African Continental Free Trade (AfCFTA) area aims

SEC e-dividend campaign to berth in South East December 6

In a move to further enlighten investors and the general public on the process and benefits of e-Dividend, multiple subscription, e-processes and other contemporary issues in the Nigerian Capital Market, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Nigeria through its Port Harcourt Zonal Office will be holding a Town Hall meeting with stakeholders and the general

SEC extends Multiple Subscription deadline to Dec 2019, pledges to tackle identity theft

In a move to ensure more investors regularize their accounts thereby reducing the volume of unclaimed dividends in the Nigerian capital market, the Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC has announced an extension of forbearance on such accounts to December 31, 2019. This among others was part of the decisions reached at the end of the

Dudu-Orumen expands scope of reference of Edo sports associations reform committee

One week after constituting a five-man committee to come up with ideas of revamping sports association in Edo State and bring them to Olympics standard, Edo State Sports Commission (ESSC) chairman, Barrister Godwin Dudu-Orumen, has given the committee an expanded terms of reference. In setting up the committee last week, the ESSC boss said the

SPORTS FESTIVAL: Edo will excel, Governor Obaseki promises as he receives Festival Torch

Edo State will be the cynosure of all eyes at the National Sports Festival, Governor Godwin Obaseki stated on Monday afternoon as he received the National Sports Festival Torch at the Government House Benin-City. Speaking through Barrister Godwin Dudu-Orumen, the chairman of Edo State Sports Commission, the sports-loving Governor expressed delight at welcoming the Torch

Obaseki attributes his administration’s giant strides to support of Edo Civil Service

Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has thanked civil servants in the state for contributing to the achievements recorded by his administration in the last two years. Speaking at Thanksgiving Reception in honour of the outgoing Head of Service, Mrs. Gladys Idahor, to celebrate her retirement from the Edo State Civil Service, in Benin City,

Dudu-Orumen kick-starts process of reform of Sports Associations in Edo State

As part of efforts to reposition sports in Edo State, Barrister Godwin Dudu-Orumen, chairman of Edo State Sports Commission (ESSC), has set up a five-man sports associations reform committee. The committee, which is headed by Smarts Ebhodaghe, a journalist of more than two decades standing has as secretary, Lucky Adagbonyin, Secretary of ESSC. Other members

Assassination attempt on Ekweremadu: Atiku, Saraki, other PDP leaders not safe – Frank

Former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, has described the recent assassination attempt on the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, as a direct vindication of his position in a statement on July 25, 2018, that the lives of major opposition political party leaders in the country are

Obaseki, Okowa eulogize late Sen. Dafinone

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has extolled the virtues of late Chief (Senator) David Omueya Dafinone, describing him as a consummate statesman who epitomized hard work, dedication and commitment to excellence. Delta State Governor, Sen. Ifeanyi Okowa (left), and his Edo State counterpart, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, at the funeral service of Late Senator