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Commissioner Inspects Road Projects Ahead Oborevwori’s First Anniversary

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Delta State Commissioner for Works, Rural and Riverine Roads, Mr Charles Aniagwu, on Saturday inspected some completed and ongoing road projects ahead of Governor Sheriff Oborevwori’s one year in office.
The Tide’s source reports that the projects inspected were in Okpe and Ughelli North Local Government Areas of the state.
Speaking to newsmen shortly after the inspection, the Commissioner said the government was desirous of delivering quality projects to the people of the state in line with the “MORE Agenda”.
“We have today inspected four different roads; the first one being the Adagbrasa Road that starts from Warri-Sapele Expressway and terminates at the Effurun Eku Road.
“The second one is about 13.07km; the other one is Esezi Road in Orerokpe, which is a dual carriageway, and it is 1.2km.
“It is a road that cuts across a very major part of Orerokpe, the headquarters of Okpe Local Government Area of the state.
“We also inspected the Okan junction to Agbarho and from there, we are now inspecting this one which is about 3.47km”, he said.
The Commissioner said the inspection was directed by the Governor to ensure three important things: speed in line with the schedule of work, value for money, and quality.
Aniagwu said the government was looking at the number of roads that would be completed ahead of the anniversary.
He identified the Adagbrasa Road, which he said had been completed, as one of the roads to be commissioned.
“We have been assured by the contractor that these other three roads may likely fall in within that threshold.
“What is most important is that the contractor is not only onsite, but he is actually moving with speed”, he said.
According to him, the days contractors secure jobs only to go to sleep is over.
“At our own end, by the grace of God, we will continue to see what we can do to meet up with the financial requirements of the jobs that we have awarded to contractors”, he assured.
Aniagwu further said the government was taking cognisance of compensation, adding that the aspect was being handled by the government valuers.
He appreciated those living along the construction corridors for their cooperation and understanding.
“And because of that, you can see that the contractors are working more or less seamlessly.
“We have not heard reports of anybody disturbing them and we must thank them for appreciating that the government is desirous of bringing development to them”, he said.
He assured the people that the government was equally interested in the development of other sectors such as housing and education.
“This is so that at the end of the day, you will have holistic development across the length and breadth of the 25 Local Government Areas of the state”, he said.

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Diri Suspends Twin Kingdom Youth Election 

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Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has directed the immediate suspension of the election of a new executive of the twin clans of Epie-Atissa, popularly referred to as the Oguan Youth Congress (OYC).
The Tide learnt that the Governor’s directive was sequel to the factional crisis that has engulfed the kingdom’s youth body, resulting in tension in the state capital, Yenagoa.
A statement made available to newsmen by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Daniel Alabrah, on Wednesday, noted that the Oguan Kingdom comprises 29 Epie and Atissa communities in the Yenagoa Local Government Area of the state.
The statement added that the suspension was indefinite, pending the resolution of the impasse by the State Government.
Alabrah also said the Governor has directed the police and other security agencies to ensure there was no breakdown of law and order as a result of the feud.
Ariwera Ibibo-Howells, Yenagoa
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US Consulate Trains 25 Girls On STEM In Edo

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The U.S. Consulate says it is training 25 girls in underserved secondary schools in Edo State on STEM initiative (Science, Technology Engineering, and Mathematics).
The Tide’s source reports that the training is called the GirlLEAD STEM Talent Accelerator Programme, and was inaugurated recently.
Addressing the female students at the Benin City Window on America, in Benin, the Consul-General, US Consulate in Lagos, Will Steven, said  the programme was aimed at bridging the gender divide in STEM.
Stevens said:  “We want to see more of female founders in the tech space as well as doing well in STEM.
“Technology is one of the drivers of the Nigerian economy, and it holds a lot of opportunities for job creation.
“The job opportunities are there but not to be filled only by boys”.
According to him, the STEM programme prepares secondary school girls for possible scholarships in universities in the U.S. or for the students to continue in Nigeria universities or other universities in the world.
He also talked about the AI (Artificial Intelligence) conference to be organised in Lagos by the United States in collaboration with the Nigerian government.
He said the conference would encourage both countries to work together to talk about the framework as well as the safe environment for AI.
“We want to bring in AI training to the 27 American spaces across Nigeria”, he added.
Earlier, Dr. Georgina Erifeta, Director, Benin City Window on America, said the U.S. space had contributed to making the tech ecosystem in Edo to emerge as a major player in Nigeria’s tech landscape.
“By equipping young people with digital skills, we empower them to innovate, solve problems, and drive economic growth, fostering a brighter future for our community and beyond”, he said.
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Impeachment: Security Operatives Take-over C’River Assembly Complex

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Security personnel have taken over the Cross River State House of Assembly complex, following the impeachment of the Speaker, Mr Elvert Anyambem, recently.
The Tide’s source  reports that the Speaker’s removal almost resulted in a clash between his supporters and other members of house.
The State Commissioner of Police, Gyogon Grimah, was sighted in the midst of other security personnel around the Assembly Complex.
Analysts say the presence of the security personnel is to forestall breakdown of law and order around the complex.
It would be recalled that the Speaker was impeached on Wednesday on grounds of  gross misconduct, high-handedness and misappropriation of funds.
Anyambem’s impeachment was carried out at a sitting of the Assembly in which he was presiding.
The impeachment notice was singed by 17 out of the 25 members of the Assembly.
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