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Senate rejects Niger Delta Ministry’s budget

The Senate Committee on Niger Delta, on Monday, rejected the 2020 capital budget of N23 billion for the  Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs due to uncompleted projects in the region. Chairman of the Committee, Sen. Peter Nwaoboshi made this…

Fire razes 300 shops in Santana market in Benin

No fewer than 300 shops and goods worth millions of Naira were on Saturday night destroyed by fire that engulfed Santana market on Sapele road in Benin, Edo. Residents and owners of the shops could not salvage the situation due to the…

Delta Govt. proposes N389bn for 2020

The Delta Government has proposed a N389 billion budget for the 2020 fiscal year. The state Commissioners for Information, Mr Charles Aniagwu, disclosed this while briefing newsmen on Wednesday in Asaba. Aniagwu said that the budget…

Strike: NLC shuts offices and schools in Asaba

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Delta chapter has started to shut offices and schools in Asaba ahead of the planned strike over delay to implement the new minimum wage. The News Agency of Nigeria reports on Wednesday that the NLC…