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Empowering entrepreneurs of tomorrow

Youths across Edo State this week, June 12-14 gathered at SIO Events Center, GRA,  Benin City, to explore entrepreneurial opportunities in Nigeria. The 3-days  workshop tagged Youth Empowered was organised by Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company. Urhokpota Reporers’ Richard Okundia was there and filed this report. No fewer than 500 youths in Edo State have benefited from this year’s ‘Youth Empow ...

Governor Obaseki declares Coca-Cola Hellenic’s Youth Empowered Workshop open in Benin

By Richard Okundia L-R: Edo State Commissioner for Wealth Creation, Cooperatives and Employment, Emmanuel Usoh; Regional Pubic Affairs Manager, East/Central, Nigeria Bottling Company (NBC) Ltd., Ekuma Eze; Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki; Chief Executive Officer, Unocasq and facilitator of ‘Youth Empowered’, Ekundayo Odele; Regional Public Affairs and Communications Manager, Lagos/West, NBC, I ...

Child Labour: Obaseki decries widespread practice, warns of sanctions

The Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has condemned the use of children as labourers by employers of labour and warned that his administration will not accept any form of exploitation of children in the state. Obaseki gave the warning on the occasion of the World Day Against Child Labour, marked by the United Nations each year. While acknowledging the influx of companies into the state, with the stat ...

Nigerians to Buhari on Abiola, you did well, but you are an hypocrite, we will vote you out in 2019

“We applaud Pres. Buhari for declaring June 12 as Democracy day but isn’t it hypocritical because Abiola was unfairly treated and poisoned under Abacha regime, a regime Buhari was part of. If he truly respects the values Abiola stood for, why haven’t I come across any article of him criticizing Abiola’s denied presidency and imprisonment from 1993 to 1998. No he was quiet and enjoyed the b ...

Stakeholders decry dilapidated Ugbogui Secondary School, Ugbogui

Ugbogui community in Ovia South West, Edo State has cried out to the state government over the abandonment and the dilapidating infrastructures at the only secondary school serving the community and others around it. Deputy House Leader at the local government, Hon Nosakhare Ekhator, who spoke on the failed facilities at the school, said the school is in a state of coma that if urgent step is not taken we mi ...
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