N1bn monthly pension debts put strains on Abia finances

… Retirees say they’re owed 32 months’ arrears   Abia State, an oil-producing Nigerian sub-national with a 2016 estimated gross domestic product (GDP) in excess of $12.5 billion is straining under rising monthly pension indebtedness to its retired workers. The state government has begun a biometric data capture for all pensioners in the state. Aham Uko, commissioner […]

Climate change: Akwa Ibom raises technical committee on global warming matters

Akwa Ibom, a littoral state with vast oil and gas resources, has established a technical committee to serve as a platform for coordinating and mainstreaming global warming issues into programmes and policies of the state. The low-lying coastal state, with 7,081 square kilometres has much of its area lying on the lower/ deltaic area of […]

NDDC’s 104 projects yet to take-off in Cross River

…agency inaugurates township road   At least 104 projects awarded by the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) are yet to take-off in Cross River State, while 138 other projects are ongoing, business a.m.  has learnt. Meanwhile, the commission inaugurated only a township road, Adam Duke-Asuquo Ekpo Street in Calabar South Local Government Area, which it said, is part […]