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The Rumoured But Wicked Sale Of Edo Library and State Ministry of Agriculture

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By Prince Raf Omogbai

A few years ago the Edo state government wanted to sell the Edo House on 1225, Ahmadu Bello Way and 1225 Bishop Oluwole Street, Victoria Island, Lagos. The Edo State government precisely in 2013, announced plans to sell the house and use the proceeds to develop Edo State. The government promised it will utilise its economic value for the overall good of the people of Edo State.

But the proposed sale came under frontal attack by stakeholders who were opposed to the idea because it would amount to selling one of the many legacies, Edo state inherited after the breakup of Bendel state into Edo and Delta.

At that time the Edo House was valued at N3.5 billion and was the most priced asset of the state. With a large army of qualified Estate Valuers of Edo State origin who were not given the opportunity to partake in the process, many suspected foul play. Others felt that the botched sale of Edo House was designed to meet the interest of a top government official who was acquiring the property for his personal use.

Stakeholders suspected foul play when an advertorial placed in national dailies for the sale of the property stated that “the client has no obligation to accept the highest or any bid”. Yet the government said its reason was to get more money, but rejected the highest bid!

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Just now the news is all over that the Edo state government under the leadership of Governor Godwin Obaseki who has failed to unveil an Executive team one year after he was elected has sold the Edo Library Complex and the age-long State Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources to a multinational firm.

The Rumoured But Wicked Sale Of Edo Library and State Ministry of Agriculture

Edo Library Complex is located along Sapele road and opposite Imaguero College, Benin City while the State Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources in existence since the excision of Midwest State from Western region is on Central Road, in the state capital.

The Library was relocated from its former premises at New Lagos Road, Benin City to a more Central location to allow for easier access by the government of Chief Lucky Igbinedion. He ensured that on commissioning it had the best library facilities in the country to the extent that people come from far and near for research work.

Edo Library was the envy of other states as it had a branch in every local government headquarters across the three senatorial zones. The library system so flourished that it was explored by legal luminaries, the poor and the wealthy persons.

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With a board of its own, it was to be merged with the Ministry of Education under the supervision of the Commissioner of Education and its deterioration began. Students and others were made to pay before they could use public libraries in the state.

Poor funding became its lot and qualified hands left. And the Library complex, became dysfunctional without electricity, water but with old staff and old obsolete books. Most of the books in the branches are worse hit with very outdated, and out of stock books. Government stopped supplying books, claiming workers were stealing them.

This is the sad tale of Edo Library which complex Mr Obaseki wants to sell along with the MANR. He has not told anyone why he is selling the places. He did not even announce plans to sell the place and use the proceeds to develop Edo State. He has not said he plans to utilise its economic value for the overall good of the people of Edo State.

The market value of the two complexes has not been published online or offline as there are reports that it is one of the most underpriced asset of the state. Estate Valuers of Edo State origin were not given the opportunity to partake in the covert process, leading to their purported sale. There are very strong undeniable insinuations that sale was for a top government official who is acquiring the property for his personal use.

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There was no advertorial placed in national dailies for the sale of the properties for interested bids. This is horrendous and must be stopped. Selling Edo Library without any due process is bad on its own not to mention selling it to a foreign firm like ShopRite that has packed and left many Nigerian cities in recent times.

What is the investment sense or economic wisdom in selling Edo library complex built with tax payers money to this private company? How can ShopRite be Obaseki’s problem right now? If he is so keen on having the trading firm in Benin City, common sense would say ummake use of the land beside Dumez Road which the previous adminstration was planning for the same purpose. Edo people are waiting and watching for Governor Obaseki to come out publicly to speak to this issue. He cannot hide under the toga of bringing investment to the state to fritter away our assets. Anything else is illegal. Enough is enough.

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Lady who became orphan at 100l Emerges best graduating student

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A Woman, Akin-ibisagba Kinfeosioluwa Desire, graduated with a CGPA of 4.92 despite the challenges she faced while schooling.

She took to Twitter and Instagram to celebrate her graduation while narrating the story of her life.

She explained that she lost her mother and then shortly after, her father also died during the first semester of her first year in Covenant Univeristy.

She said that “through the family drama, depression and silent tears at night” God promised to see her through.

She shared photos of the awards she won and dedicated them to her late parents.

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Lady who became orphan at 100l Emerges best graduating student

4.92 CGPA
Best Graduating Student Civil Engineering

I was still recovering from the loss of my mum when I lost my dad my first semester in CU. It was tough for me because of how close we were. I also didn’t know how my life would be after that. My family members were worried I wouldn’t be able to cope.

Through the family drama, depression and the silent tears at night, God told me specifically in 100 level He would see me through. He said I had a Father in Him and I’d never be alone.

Year after year, God kept making things easy for me and gave me more for all I had lost. In Him I found true joy and peace.

This is more than an achievement for me but a reminder of Gods faithfulness to me and His intentionality towards me. Even before I prayed, God always made provision. God is good to me.

Despite all I went through, God strengthened me and made me mentally stable. I worked really hard and I’m so proud of myself!

This one is for you mummy and daddy �❤️
Your girl did it. God did it for me.
Trust God. Trust the process.

‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭15:10‬ ‬‬✨

The last slide is my fav cos it has a few of the beautiful people God has surrounded me with �

Lady who became orphan at 100l Emerges best graduating student

Lady who became orphan at 100l Emerges best graduating student

Lady who became orphan at 100l Emerges best graduating student

Lady who became orphan at 100l Emerges best graduating student

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How to Apply for CBN Tertiary Institutions Entrepreneurship Scheme

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How to Apply for CBN Tertiary Institutions Entrepreneurship Scheme.

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), as part of its policy measures to address rising youth unemployment and underemployment, introduces the Tertiary Institutions Entrepreneurship Scheme (TIES) to create a paradigm shift among undergraduates and graduates of Nigerian polytechnics and universities, from seeking white-collar jobs to entrepreneurship.

The CBN Tertiary Institutions Entrepreneurship Scheme (TIES) aims to provide an innovative financing model that will boost job creation, enhance entrepreneurship development, and support economic growth.

CBN TIES FEATURES:

1. Term Loan

2. Equity Investment

3. Developmental (Grant) Component

GRANT AWARDS:

• First place – N150.0 million;
• Second place – N120.0 million;
• Third place – N100.0 million;
• Fourth place – N80.0 million; and
• Fifth place – N50.0 million.

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Apply Here👇https://www.recruitmentreport.com.ng/how-to-apply-for-cbn-tertiary-institutions-entrepreneurship-scheme-https-cbnties-com-ng/

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NYSC deploys 1, 101 members to Yobe

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By Najib Sani, Bauchi

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has deployed 1, 101 members to Yobe state in the 2021 batch C , stream I mobilization.

Our correspondent reports that of the 1, 101 posted to the state under the batch, 658 are males while 443 are female graduates from different institutions in the country.

Speaking while swearing in the newly deployed NYSC members Tuesday at the Yobe state NYSC orientation camp, the Director General of the scheme Brigadier General Ibrahim Shuaibu represented by the state coordinator Mrs Hafsat Yerima explained that the members were deliberately posted away from their states of origin in addition to assembling them there from diverse ethnic, religious and socio-economic backgrounds.

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The deployment policies according to him are aimed at broadening the youth’s understanding of the country, thereby standing them in good stead for effective contribution to the promotion of national unity and integration.

“I therefore, encourage you to ensure healthy interactions, exchange ideas and build lasting friendships with a view to advancing the progress of a united Nigeria.

“My dear compatriots, today, you have taken the solemn oath to dedicate yourselves to the service of our fatherland. I enjoin you to always ponder over the significance of the oath and be guided by its spirit and letters. In the same vein, I advise you to familiarize yourselves with the content of both the NYSC Act and the NYSC Bye-Laws”. He charged them.

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The NYSC boss however cautioned the youth against indulgence in cultism, drug abuse and other social vices through out their service year urging them to also use the social media only for the promotion of unity and other positive purposes rather than rumour peddling and the promotion of hatred.

Also speaking, the state governor Mai Mala Buni represented by the commissioner of youth and sports Goni Bukar Lawan asserted that the NYSC scheme has over time proven to be a major unifier amongst youths in the country’s quest to break down the walls of ethnicity, religious bigotry, and primordial sentiments.

“This it has continued to be achieved by re-orientating and redirecting their minds towards national goals and aspirations.

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“In this regard, all the registered corps members in camp are expected to undergo training ranging from military drills, Man ‘O’ War activities, to leadership and citizenship training, professional and specialized services, language and entrepreneurship activities.

“The resolve of the government to expand the Multi-Purpose hall for lectures and other engagements in the camp is a frontal commitment of His Excellency at ensuring that the enabling atmosphere is created for training”. He stated.

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