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The Joy And Thrills Of Asaba 2018

The Joy And Thrills Of Asaba 2018

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By Jackson Ekwugum Except for crass opportunism, blatant mischief and sheer dishonesty, it is unthinkable that any well-meaning Nigerian would dismiss the just- concluded 21st African Senior Athletics Championship, a.k.a Asaba 2018, as a failure the way Reuben Abati did in an article circulating online. Aside from the fact that it is unfair and illogical to assess the success or otherwise of a major championship like Asaba 2018 based on a few glitches here and there, Abati became a victim of social media rumours in his haste to execute a sinister agenda. To start with, it is nothing new to have minor glitches at major competitions like Asaba 2018. What is important is how the organisers rise up to the challenge. In the case of Asaba 2018, following the delay in flight connections f...
Delta Govt Moves To Recover N800m From Coy Linked To Ayiri Emami Over Abandoned N1.7bn Shorelines Project

Delta Govt Moves To Recover N800m From Coy Linked To Ayiri Emami Over Abandoned N1.7bn Shorelines Project

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Delta state Government has commenced legal action against EasyQuest Nigeria Limited, a company allegedly linked to the Ologbotsere of Warri Kingdom, Chief Ayiri Emami over the construction of Shoreline Protection Measures (Phase 1) at Aruoton community awarded to the company at a total sum of N1,694,211,750.00 (one billion, six hundred and ninety-four million, two hundred and eleven thousand, seven hundred and fifty naira) but was reportedly abandoned after collecting the sum of N800m (eight hundred million naira). The project, BigPen Online learnt was awarded to the company owned by Emami during the administration of immediate past governor of the state, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan but for reasons yet to be established independently, the company abandoned the project after picking N800mil...
Delta Online Publishers Forum Launched, Challenged To Scrutinize Govt, Political Parties, Others Objectively

Delta Online Publishers Forum Launched, Challenged To Scrutinize Govt, Political Parties, Others Objectively

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The Delta Online Publishers Forum, DOPF, has been officially inaugurated with operators across the country challenged to ensure objective scrutiny of the Federal and State Governments, the Electoral Commissions, the security agencies, politicians and political parties, and avoid any sensational report that will destroy the image of the country. The inauguration which took place at Chad- ef Hotel, Asaba the Delta State Capital had in attendance industry stakeholders from the public and private sectors including top government functionaries. Delivering the keynote lecture with the theme, “Impact of Online Journalists on Good Governance and Accountability” which triggered Panelists discussions, National President of the Committee for Defence of Human Rights, CDHR Barr. Malachy Ugw...