Though Elele-Alimini is not known for rice production, its serenity, central location and history, which is devoid of arms agitation, made it a preferred choice for the location of the rice mill worth over N500m, but now abandoned.
Bayelsa youths want abandoned projects completed, defaulters prosecuted
This woeful performance, perhaps, prompted Senator Ben Murray-Bruce, who represents Bayelsa East Senatorial District, to recently decry the spate of abandoned projects in the Akassa area, in Brass Local Council.
Ugolor: Development interventions in Niger Delta need to be re-focused
ANEEJ presented copies of the report to the Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, during the town hall meeting held in Benin City early this year, for which he committed to act on the recommendation. Steps have already been taken in that direction.
EKPO: NDDC contractors yet to mobilise to site, get certificates for abandoned projects
About 80 per cent of NDDC projects in Cross River State are abandoned. And in the last two years, the projects amount to 72, and the total amount appropriated for NDDC projects in the state for 2015 and 2016 is over N40 billion.
Lagosians commend emergency management agencies, ask for more
Without a doubt, Lagos State has established itself as a pacesetter in most areas of endeavor. The state had blazed the trail in emergency management, healthcare services, the arts and entertainment...
Dissecting government agencies’ readiness for emergency response
Some disasters are natural, while others are man-made. Emergency situations that may result from disasters, whether natural or human induced include epidemics, road accidents, building collapse, fire outbreaks and floods, among others and others.
Cross River fire agency lacks manpower, facilities
The Cross River State Fire and Rescue Services (CRSFRS) lacks adequate infrastructure and manpower to effectively cover the 18 local council areas in the state.
Plateau residents bemoan government’s purchase of three towing vans
The Plateau State Government’s preparedness to respond to emergency situations is at best slippery and dicey.
‘Edo Fire Service lacks capacity to tackle infernos, 10 years on’
For the past ten years, the Edo State Fire Service has not been able to successfully put off an inferno in spite of support from other fire service agency run by the private firms like the University of Benin, IDSL, and Nigerian Air Force, among others.
‘Sea surge threatens Ondo coastal communities amid government’s response failure
Although the Ondo State government is making attempts to respond to emergencies such as road accidents, disease outbreaks and collapsed buildings, the recurrent cases of sea surge, especially in the riverine areas and fire outbreaks have been largely neglected.
Politics, intrigues of 41 items and the CBN
At the outset of the naira’s decline and recession, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) unveiled a list of 41 items restricted from accessing foreign exchange at the official interbank market.