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THE NIGERIAN The Nigerian THURSDAY, MAY 16, 2013 CMYK 1 PUBLISHED SINCE MAY 29, 1968 MEDIA Pg. 13 Social Media And The Challenge Of Reading Culture • Vol. 37 • NO. 233 • THURSDAY, MAY 16, 2013 • N 100.00 Youth employment, panacea to insecurity BENIN CITY Comrade Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State has identified youth employment as a sure way to end the security challenges presently facing the nation. Oshiomhole who spoke yesterday during a visit by the management of the Nigeria Bottling Company said, “Government alone will never be able to provide all the jobs the citizens require.” According to him, “the challenge facing the nation, more than anything else is youth unemployment. It is now Continues on pg.2 S-U-B-E-B HEALTHY LIVING Pg. 19 No money is missing By EUBALDUS ENAHORO Okpekpe Road Race AS Instrument For Rural Development BENIN CITY- Edo State Governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has debunked allegations that money was stolen from the State Universal Basic Education Board SUBEB just as he reassigned the Commissioner for Special Duties in the Ministry of Women Affairs. that is constant in life, in The governor made public service is change. the statement at the What matters therefore swearing-in of Barr. is to know when to make Washington Osifo as the that change. Let me Commissioner for clear the air that no Higher Education at the money is missing . If government house in money is missing we will Benin City yesterday. find it because money According to him, “ doesn’t have legs.” there are speculations “It is only in societies as to why we made where public authority is changes. The only thing dead that you talk of money missing. If money is stolen we will find it, money doesn’t simply get missing, not in government,” he noted. The governor said “the challenge of running an efficient system is not - Oshiomhole just about money missing or not missing, it is about how money is applied and there are all sorts of procedures that the public service is obliged to follow. There are all sorts of rules regulations and laws that govern our action.” He added, “in this business the end does not always justify the means. The means must be appropriate. My reply to the PDP is that their name in this state is synonymous to the theft Continues on pg.2 SSG assures investors By QUEENETH OREBEDO BENIN CITYSecretary to the Edo State Government, (SSG), Prof. Julius Ihonvbere has said, investors who want to take advantage of the enhanced infrastructure in the state will receive needed support from the state government. The SSG gave the assurance in Benin City when he played host to a delegation of Stallion Group who paid him an official visit Prof. Ihonvbere expressed satisfaction that the re-awakened infrastructure in the state by the Comrade Adams Oshiomhole’s led administration is now a clear signal for investors to take advantage of the abundant potential in the state. He said the indication by the Stallion Group to invest in the state in the area of agriculture among others is worthwhile. The SSG assured of adequate partnership to achieve the vision since it would enhance job creation efforts of the state government and TIT BIT “As a delicious meal is achieved by moderate application of the needed ingredients, so too is life.” - Kingsley Ogbeide-Ihama the economic fortunes of the state. B u s i n e s s Development Manager, Stallion Group, Mr. Sunil Dhermappa told the SSG that the company which has a vehicle assembling plants in Lagos and Kaduna, a solar energy system and agro-based activities is desirous to replicate them in Edo State. In another Continues on pg.2 COURTESY VISIT: L-R: Edo State Governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole with Mr. Ben Lagant, Managing Director, Nigerian Bottling Company (NBC) and Mr. Adeola Adetunji, Managing Director, Coca-Cola during their courtesy visit to Government House yesterday. Photo: CHARITY OZIGBO-ESERE. Achebe: Senate canvasses state burial, By JOSES SEDE ABUJA – The Senate yesterday, urged the Federal Government to grant a State Burial to late literary icon, Prof. Chinua Achebe who died in an overseas hospital two months ago. The members of the immortalisation country’s upper legislative chamber also canvassed erection of a national monument and EDHA wants Sokponba River Resort state. By KEN ABU/ resolution calling on the The resolution is revived WINIFRED OSESOBO state government and sequel to a motion BENIN CITY- The Edo State House of Assembly has adopted a other relevant agencies to as a matter of urgency resuscitate the Sokponba River Resort in Orhionmwon Local Government Area of the sponsored by the Continues on pg.2 naming of a major federal highway or street in Abuja in honour of the deceased. In addition, the Senate has delegated a 9member condolence committee under the chairmanship of Senate Leader Victor NdomaEgba, to commiserate with Achebe’s family, the people and government Continues on pg.2


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