Indigent Rivers boy on Total E&P’s CDY wins Cambridge outstanding learner 2020

Indigent Rivers boy on Total E&P's CDY wins Cambridge outstanding learner 2020

An educational support initiative, Catch Dem Young (CDY), championed by oil exploration and production company, Total E&P Nigeria, has made global footprints as one of its beneficiaries, Holy Destiny Ike, has emerged winner of the 2020 Cambridge International (Outstanding) Learner’s Award. The CDY initiative was designed by Total E&P Nigeriaf or indigent children from mainly […]

N78.9bn FG refund deepens rift between Rivers’ main rival political parties

N78.9bn FG refund deepens rift between Rivers' main rival political parties

…tiff costs state N355bn, economy strained further by Covid-19 pandemic …unemployment rising with debts The recent refunds by the federal government of a total N148.14 billion to five states which undertook repairs of federal roads in their domains, is now a source of bitter tussle among the two main political parties in Rivers State – […]

World Bank, AfDB, inaugurate $550m solar off-grid power plants to serve 30,000 MSMEs, 300,000 households in Bayelsa

…targets universities, teaching hospitals in Nigeria Global money lender, the World Bank and African Development Bank (AfDB), in collaboration with the Rural Electrification Agency (REA) under the Nigeria Electrification Project (NEP), have commissioned multiple solar off-grid power plants, with a total capacity of 134.64 kilowatts (kW) in communities in Bayelsa State. The project, which comes […]

Rivers reviews 2020 budget 48% to N300.370bn

Rivers reviews 2020 budget 48% to N300.370bn

…also reviews MTEF Rivers state government, like the national government, Nigeria, has undertaken a 48 percent downward review of its 2020 state budget. The budget has moved from the initial N530.813 billion (530,813,357,619.00) to N300.370 billion (300,370,071,183.00). The state government said the move is in line with the present economic realities occasioned by the novel […]