Thursday, November 15, 2018

Tag "Adams Oshiomhole"

    Oshiomhole: FG must not submit to blackmail of Niger Delta Avengers

Oshiomhole: FG must not submit to blackmail of Niger Delta Avengers

Adams Oshiomhole, governor of Edo state, has advised the federal government not to submit to blackmail of the Niger Delta Avengers, the militant group leading the attack on oil installations in the country.He said the country deserves respect from all, appealing to political elite to assist in promoting and strengthening the bridge of unity.He said this while fielding questions from [...]

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    Oshiomhole fires commissioner for commerce

Oshiomhole fires commissioner for commerce

Adams Oshiomhole, governor of Edo state, has terminated the appointment of Abdul Oroh, the state commissioner for commerce and industry.Peter Okhiria, chief press secretary to the governor, confirmed this, saying the sack was with “immediate effect.Okhrika said the commissioner was dropped “in the public interest.”The governor thanked Oroh for his “invaluable services to the state”, wishing him well in his [...]

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    Letter to Comrade Oshiomhole

Letter to Comrade Oshiomhole

"Very well, thank you for coming." I know you will remember me by these words alone. But for readers who may not understand, Dear Comrade, let me explain.These words were taken from a joke I shared about six years ago at the LEADERSHIP Annual Conference and Awards, where Governor Adams Oshiomhole was honoured as Governor Of The Year.It's a [...]

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    Edo increases minimum wage from N18,000 to N25,000

Edo increases minimum wage from N18,000 to N25,000

Adams Oshiomhole, governor of Edo state, has increased the national minimum wage of employees in the state public service from N18,000 to N25,000.Oshiomhole also promised prompt payment of outstanding arrears of salary to the staff of local government councils in the state.The governor made the announcement on Sunday at the grand finale of activities to mark the 2016 Workers Day.He [...]

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    Edo confirms Oba of Benin’s death

Edo confirms Oba of Benin’s death

The Edo state government has confirmed the death of Omo n’Oba n’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, the oba of Benin, bringing to rest speculations of his whereabouts since 2015.The palace authorities had initially denied previous reports of his death but the absence of the monarch at key events continued raising suspicion.However, Adams Oshiomhole, governor of the state, confirmed the death on Friday, describing [...]

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    Oshiomhole: GEJ starved APC states of funds

Oshiomhole: GEJ starved APC states of funds

Adams Oshiomhole, governor of Edo state, on Thursday said former President Goodluck Jonathan denied states under the control of the All Progressives Congress (APC) access to ecological fund.Oshiomhole said the former president approved N2 billion from the money to Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) states.He expressed happiness that under President Muhammadu Buhari, all states are being treated fairly.Oshiomhole was speaking with state house [...]

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    Boko Haram is now like a dead snake, says Oshiomhole

Boko Haram is now like a dead snake, says Oshiomhole

Adams Oshiomhole, Edo state governor, says the military has succeeded in incapacitating the Boko Haram sect, making it to look “like a dead snake” which might still continue to “wriggle its body, but it’s dead”.Speaking when he received Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, at the government house in Benin, the state capital, the governor said under Buratai, the military [...]

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    Oshiomhole, Emefiele to speak at New Telegraph summit

Oshiomhole, Emefiele to speak at New Telegraph summit

Adams Oshiomhole, Edo state governor; Godwin Emefiele, governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN); Kayode Fayemi, minister of solid minerals, are among the speakers of the maiden economic  summit of New Telegraph Newspapers.The programme, which will hold at Sheraton Hotel and Towers, Lagos, on March 17, will be declared open by Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos.Audu Ogbeh, minister of [...]

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    Nigeria’s reserves rise for 4 days in a row

Nigeria’s reserves rise for 4 days in a row

It is good news again from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) with the rise of foreign reserves for four days consecutively – the first of such since President Muhammadu Buhari took office.The reserves, which rose by $13 million on Tuesday February 22, have continued to blossom its way out of the 11-year low positions.The consecutive rise started on Thursday February [...]

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    Oshiomhole signs last budget as governor

Oshiomhole signs last budget as governor

Adams Oshiomhole, governor of Edo state on Tuesday signed the 2016 budget of N116.6 billion into law, including a capital expenditure of N59.6 billion.Oshiomhole explained that the budget tagged: `Budget of Finishing Well’, was N4.9 billion higher than the N111.7 billion presented in 2015.According to him, the budget has a recurrent expenditure of N57 billion.He said on assumption of office more than [...]

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    7 lessons from TheCable’s devaluation debate

7 lessons from TheCable’s devaluation debate

The naira is on trial, the debate seems to be unending. Some say devalue, others beg to differ; some are facing the heat, others are reaping the fruits. What exactly is in the best interest of the people?Staying true to its promise “to deliver knowledge-driven journalism in the pursuit of Nigeria’s progress”, TheCable held a policy dialogue in Lagos on [...]

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    The naira cannot be devalued now, says Oshiomhole

The naira cannot be devalued now, says Oshiomhole

Adams Oshiomhole, governor of Edo state, on Thursday defended the federal government’s refusal to devalue the naira.Oshiomhole, who delivered a keynote address at the maiden edition of TheCable Colloquium in Lagos, said the government’s position was to pull speculators out of business.He said a history of devaluation of the nation’s currency since the Structural Adjustment Programme (SAP) has not benefitted [...]

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    Oshiomhole: Masses are the greatest economists

Oshiomhole: Masses are the greatest economists

Adams Oshiomhole, governor of Edo state, on Thursday described poor people as "the greatest economists in the world".Oshiomhole, who was the keynote speaker at TheCable Colloquium in Lagos, said the poor live within their means, despite the meager income that they earn.“The issue of our national economic policies is not just a matter for experts; everybody is an economist. For [...]

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    Metuh deserves no sympathy, says Oshiomhole

Metuh deserves no sympathy, says Oshiomhole

Adams Oshiomhole, Edo state governor, has expressed support for Tuesday’s handcuffing of Olisa Metuh, national publicity secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).There have been different reactions to Metuh's appearance in court in handcuffs, with the opposition party accusing President Muhammadu Buhari of attempting to break the spirit of PDP through such measure.But speaking during a meeting with the new council [...]

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    Oshiomhole: GEJ fell into the hole he dug for me

Oshiomhole: GEJ fell into the hole he dug for me

Adams Oshiomhole, governor of Edo state, says former president Goodluck Jonathan threatened to cage him inside a hole but he is now the one “putting dust in that hole”.Addressing leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state during a stakeholders meeting, the 'comrade governor' as he is popularly called, said he would have been impeached if the former [...]

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    Oshiomhole pleads with Buhari to pardon convicted soldiers

Oshiomhole pleads with Buhari to pardon convicted soldiers

Adams Oshiomhole, governor of Edo state, wants President Muhammadu Buhari to pardon the 66 soldiers whose death sentence were recently commuted to 10 years imprisonment.Speaking on Friday during the armed forces remembrance day celebration in the state, Oshiomhole said: "based on the strength of the recent revelations on the $2.1 billion funds for arms purchase which was mismanaged by the [...]

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