Today marks the international workers day celebration, and it has become a historic significance all over the world and celebrated by the Labor unions worldwide.
Workers with their commitment and efforts, have united to make our Nation’s economy ranked among the global economies, and indeed they deserve the honour for the work they do.
I therefore, cease this opportunity to expressed my gratitude and gratefulness to the true spirit of hard work exhibited by men and women who have tirelessly proven their worth through their commitment and efforts in their respective places of service.
It is of note, that in time past, workers get together and celebrate their strengths, which tend to indicate how effectively they always have been able to and will continue to struggle to bring in positive reforms for the working class of the society.
I therefore, urge us all to safeguard the working class in all respects that we can do. Though this day is celebrated internationally, we should not just deal with this day as a normal day, but also as the true dedication to honour the efforts and activities done by workers.
We should encourage everyone to celebrate this day and also appreciate the efforts of every worker out there, who through commitment to duty have made our economy stabilize.
To every son and daughter of Biase, I wish you a happy New Month. And decree greatness and overflowing grace in all that you do. May this month be another giant step closer to our expected glory.
The administration of the covid 19 vaccine, kickoff in Biase Local Government Council as the supervisor for health, Hon Mrs Mercy Amatey and others receives vaccine.
The vaccine which is currently being administered across the country has seen; Cottage Hospital Akpet central, Primary Health Centre Adim, Primary Health Center Ehom Central, Primary Health Center IKUN and Primary Health Center Umon Island as The five selected sites for COVID-19 Vaccination in Biase LGA.
You can visit this centers to receive your vaccine.
Small MSME owners are invited to apply across four different categories:
Do you have a small-scale business that could use some injection for enlarging your inventory, or have an idea that solves a troubling issue in your area? We look forward to reviewing your idea-entry under Category 1 of the 2021 March 8th Entrepreneurship Programme 2020. Your entry should be in the form of an elevator pitch on video that summarises who you are, what you do, what problem you are trying to solve, and how you would solve the problem with the grant, if successful. This video should not exceed 60 seconds.
Start with your full name and location. You MUST send your video via WhatsApp to 08095798693, and thereafter upload your video on either Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and use the hashtag #FriendsOfProf, and tag @march8thng. Because of the social transformation dimension of the challenge, applicants are required to post their video entries on social media.
Are you a small business looking to expand your current stock, hire staff or acquire basic equipment that would enhance profitability and operational efficiency so you can climb up to the next level of growth? If so, convince us by sending in an abridged business plan in no more than 500 words outlining your ideas, needs and aspirations.
Business must be registered and must have been in existence for at least 1 year. Submit a one-page proposal not exceeding 500 words describing your business and how N250, 000 will help it grow.
Are you an existing small business looking to expand your current scope either product-wise or geographically? Submit a business plan in no more than 750 words sharing your expansion and funding plans.
Business must be registered and must have been in existence for at least 2 years. Submit a proposal not exceeding 800 words describing your existing business and the new products or services you want to venture into and how you will apply the funds, if successful.
Business must be registered and must have been in existence for at least 2 years. Are you a young entrepreneur with an innovative idea that provides a solution to a common need or promotes sustainability? Does your idea have potential to positively contribute to people, places and profit? If so, convince us by sending a competitive business plan pitching your ideas and the supporting rationale in no more than 1,000 words.
Write a proposal not exceeding 1,000 words on how N1 Million will help your business advance your innovative idea.
All entries except those for My Big Idea Business Challenge must be submitted at http://www.march8th.ng.
Submit according to the category you are applying for.
Nominate a health professional or worker (nurse, doctor, attendant, etc.) in your State who has exhibited compassion, care, professionalism and diligence during the past year. Your nominations should be filled out on the march8th.ng portal providing information about your nominee and the reason(s) for your nomination.
Entries open at 12.00 am on Monday, the 8th of March, 2021 and close at 11:59pm on Sunday, the 14th of March, 2021.
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Prof Osibanjo March8th Initiative How To Apply: All entries except those for My Big Idea Business Challenge must be submitted at www.march8th.ng. Submit according to the category you are applying for.
100,000 MSMEs to benefit from GoS
100,000 Nigerians to benefit from one-off N50,000 MSME grant
The Steering Committee of the MSMEs Survival Fund and guaranteed Off-take Stimulus Scheme chaired by the Honourable Minister of State, Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, Amb. Mariam Y. Katagum, wishes to announce the commencement of the Guaranteed Off-take Stimulus Scheme and the MSME Grant portal opening from February, 9th, 2021.
The Guaranteed Off-take Stimulus Scheme is aimed at protecting and sustaining the incomes of vulnerable Micro and Small Enterprises by guaranteeing the offtake of their products.
A total of 100,000 Micro and Small Enterprises are to benefit from the scheme.
The total target national number of beneficiaries is 100,000. The breakdown is as follows: Lagos, 3,880; Kano, 3,280; Abia, 3,080; while the other states will each have 2,640 beneficiaries.
The qualification criteria for this Scheme are as follows:
Kindly note that registration for this scheme is ABSOLUTELY FREE. Beware of fraudulent persons.
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MSMEs Survival Fund & Guaranteed Off-Take Schemes
The executive chairman of Biase Local Government council Hon Mrs Ada Charles has declared in prayers divine settlement to the people of Biase.
The chairman stated this while addressing the council staff after several hours of prayers at the Council secretariat during the Solemn Assembly, earlier today.
She further thanked God for the prevailing peace and unity in Biase and thanked the ministers of God present, led by the Council Chaplain for their Ernest prayers, while appealing for more prayers.
Delivering a sermon at the event on the theme, “ Season Of Divine settlement”, drawn from 1 Peter 5:1-14, the chaplain, pastor Hope James encouraged the Biase people to keep their faith in God as He alone can cause their hope to come to fruitfulness, leading on a prophetic sessions of prayers, he declared Biase Local Government settled both in the spirit and otherwise.
The chairman of Biase Local Government council, Hon Mrs Ada Charles has yesterday presented the 2021 budget to the Biase legislative assembly.
The budget which is centered on the development and progress of the local government Council is estimated to be at the sum of 3,222,023,847.00 for the 2021 fiscal year.
Christened “Budget of Collaboration” Hon Ada Charles has elaborated the different sectors of the local government that needs reforms and also rehabilitations.
The chairman in her presentation reiterate the needs for collaboration across different sectors of Governance to ensure effective and productive utilization and delivery of democratic dividends to the people of Biase.
In her words she has this to say…. “We have to collaborate with relevant MDAs and other critical stakeholders as well to ensure sustainable development and peace be found in the local government…..”
The budget which has an opening balance of 55,176,938. 30,000,000.00 internally generated revenue, 50,000,000.00 statutory allocation from the state government, 1,300,000,000 statutory allocation from the federal government, 609,560,212.00 value added tax, excess crude oil sales will generate the council 30,000,000.00 and grants from other donors agencies 100,000,000.
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The executive chairman of Biase local government council Hon Mrs Ada Charleshas saluted the honour, courage, sacrifice and dedication of our nation’s Armed Forces, the men and women who have dedicated their lives in protecting our country and its citizens.
The executive chairman in company with the secretary of Council Mr Daniel Enang , the Paramount Ruler of Biase Local Government area council of chiefs His Royal Highness Onun Nicholas Odum, the leader of legislature Hon Charles Ekor and a host of others councilors and aides, marks the arms forces Remembrance Day Nigeria –
The chairman in her speech, stressed the need to honour the memory of our distinguish veterans who paid the supreme sacrifice to keep the country United.
Speaking about supporting the retired veterans, the executive chairman Hon Mrs Ada Charles, made a cash donations of hundred thousand naira to encourage and also extend her recognition and consideration to their efforts in keeping the nation United.
she also expresses her gratefulness to the Governor of Cross River State, His Excellency Senator (Prof) Ben Ayade who happen to be the patron of the legions in Cross River State for the support he has been giving to the legions over the years.
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On behalf of my family and the good people of Biase Local Government Area, I welcome everyone to the year 2021.
2020 was a year of many challenges (from COVID-19 to #EndSARS protests) and disruption in our economy, livelihood and life generally both as individuals and as a Local Government.
The year 2021 is a time for stock, a time to count our blessings, make laudable recoveries and spare a thought for those less fortunate than ourselves as well as for those that have fallen on the unavoidable hard times .
While I commend your prayers, support and courage amidst our challenges, I reiterates my administration commitment to unite us as one indivisible people as well as build a strong and developed Biase.
It is therefore with a sincere passion for humanity and with your unwavering support that I urge you all to be hopeful, tolerant and patient as I optimistically look forward to 2021 to continuing my work of delivering democratic dividends across the eleven wards of Biase.
Going forward, I urge you to disregard the purported blackmail making the round on social media, it’s obvious, as a local government, we’re doing well and our distractors are not comfortable neither are they happy with our achievement so far.
While the matter is been investigated following my official reportage to the appropriate authorities, be assured that the perpetrators of this heinous and inhumane act after investigations will be brought to book and my administration shall remain more focus, unwavering and my people-oriented agenda will be delivered in accordance with stipulated time frame.
I wish you all a Happy and Prosperous New Year as we move forward together in 2021.
The chairman of Biase Local Government council Hon Mrs Ada Charles, Celebrates Christmas with the people of Biase.
In her words, “spending my little with my people gives me Joy…….”
The chairman who organize a Christmas get together party in her council residence, expressed her satisfaction in the smiles and happiness of all the people present. She further share gift items, ranging from 5kg bags of rice, salts to Biase sons and daughters who attended the get together party.
The chairman also share a paltry sum, to the entertainers who added colour to the event with their humor, dance and special displays.
Speaking to one of the attendees, this is what he has to say; “…… I have never met a kind hearted leader as our chairman, I was shock to see her humility and love, sharing her time and resources to see the people of Biase smile……
The get together which started with dance and then sharing of dinner and drinks, ended with satisfaction written all over the face of attendees.
The Nexit Portal, brought to you by Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development in conjunction with CBN, is now open and live.
The portal is designed to enable exited N-Power beneficiaries to apply for the Central Bank of Nigeria’s empowerment options.
N-Power is one of the social investment programmes of the Federal Government designed and implemented to support thousands of Nigerian youths with jobs, skills and financially incentives.
The Executive Chairman of Biase Local Government Council, Hon. Mrs Ada Charles Egwu in collaboration with the Cross River State Government, has approved the following under-listed as members of the various committees as follows:
Hon Mrs Ada Charles Rehabilitate and Maintain roads in the council quarters, Akpet central and Ugbem/Ukupeyire roads.
The emergency response project, hopes to ameliorate the bad condition of this two access route, to meet the burgeoning demand for a comfortable drive and evening strolling by commuters and community dwellers.
To this end, the project has specifically met the maintenance needs of this roads.
This Pandemic situation has brought Positive Impact on the education system all over the world, where many universities and intitutions are adopting online courses and online scholarships.
And Google is one of them.Google gives a big opportunity for students by offering about 100,000 Fully Funded Scholarships for the session 2020/2021, to earn some extra training and get an online certificate to put a great impression on their CV.The certificate will be treated as the equilvalent of a four-year degree if you apply for a related role at Google!
The good news is that there’s no requirement of any specific degree or experience, anyone can apply!The online courses offered by Google are created by Google experts and hosted via Coursera. Students are highly encouraged to sign up for these online courses, especially throughout this pandemic situation.
Host Organization: GoogleEligible.
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No of Scholarships: 100,000.
Access Mode: Online.
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A project manager, also called project leader, is a professional in the field of project management. It is a person who has the responsibility for the planning, procurement, design, execution and controlling a project. According to Google, project managers can earn $93,000 a year.
UX design stands for “user experience design”, while UI stands for “user interface design”. UX-UI Designers are generally charged for assembling, researching, investigating and evaluating user conditions. UX designers can earn $75,000 a year according to Google.
To be considered for the offer, students must check the official Google Scholarship page when the application period starts.Google has a partnership with Coursera, which is a paid online platform where the courses will be hosted. Applicants should first sign up through coursera and enroll themselves. The Coursera monthly fees and the cost of certification will be covered by the Google scholarships.As we mentionned before, there is no requirement for any degree or work experience. Students must have fluency in written and spoken English and have to submit some supporting documents like a copy of national ID card.
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The Executive Chairman of Biase local Government council Hon Mrs Ada Charles joined her colleagues of Yala, Bekwara, Obanliku, Obudu, Obubra, Abi and Odukpani in the joint meeting of Officials of Cross River Benue, Ebony and Abia states on the inter state boundary dispute resolution held at the National Boundary Commission (NBC).Headquarters, Abuja.
The deligation of cross River state which was aptly led by the deputy Governor of Cross River State His excellency Prof. Ivara Ejemot Esu, Are committed towards effective representation that will lead to lasting peace in Warring areas of the state.
The meeting which is aimed towards finding a lasting solution in resolving the lingering boundary dispute between Biase Communities of Erei, Ikun, Utima and her neighboring state of Ebonyi, and Abia states respectively has seen a positive head start as decision has been made to ensure peaceful coexistence among the people.
It is commendable that through the leadership of the Governor of Cross River State His excellency, Professor Ben Ayade and his Deputy Professor Ivara Ejemot Esu and the support of the executive chairman of Biase local government Area, Hon Mrs Ada Charles. A lasting solution and peace will finally returned to the affected areas in the local government.
It is with great pleasure I extend my happiness and joy to you all on this glorious day that marks our independence day and also a beginning of a new month.
It has been 60 years since our nation got her independence, for some of us, we may be younger, but we are a great part of this moving train. The grace that has sustain us as a nation, has proven without doubts the love God has for us. We have survived and live with the concept of “Unity in diversity” with diverse language, culture and religion, It is a prove that we have truly grown as a nation and a people.
Yes indeed there are some setbacks ranging from corruption, poverty, ignorance and lack of jobs ; however one cannot deny that even the most powerful nations have these setbacks. It is therefore important that we take a collective efforts in rebuilding our broken walls.
Waiting and hoping on the government to do everything might not give us the desired results as hoped and prayed.
Let us strive to make our country a better and safe place by following the values and principles taught by our fathers.
Let us spread awareness, knowledge, values and gain wisdom. Let us make this our Independence Day and new month resolution.
If we as a local government follows these basic principles, we will grow, and gradually spread the tentacles of our new found light across and eventually it would lead to a massive revival across our country, making Nigeria great again.
I also will use this medium to wish every father /mother and also every son and daughter of Biase a happy new month and a joy filled independence day celebration.
I love you all.
An open opportunity for the position of United Nations resident coordinator in Nigeria is open for application.
The Resident Coordinator system ensures the coordination of all organizations of the United Nations dealing with operational activities for development at the country level, regardless of the nature of their presence in the country.
It encompasses the UN Resident Coordinator, the UN Country Team and Resident Coordinator’s Office and is served by the UN Development Coordination Office.
In line with this General Assembly mandate, the Resident Coordinator (RC) is the highest ranking representative of the United Nations development system (UNDS) at the country level, with the responsibility to lead United Nations country teams, and ensure system-wide accountability on the ground – including through a matrixed dual reporting model – for the United Nations Cooperation Framework and coordinating UN support to countries in their implementation of the 2030 Agenda.
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The need to be ready for the best opportunities is tied to our level of growth and development as an individual. Which make Personal development a lifelong process.
In working on yourself, you become open towards assessing skills and qualities that are not visible initially, thereby giving you the power to consider your aims in life and set goals in order to realise and maximise your true potential.
Considering the rapid change in today’s global world, becomes necessary for constant personal development. For either you change or the circumstances change you.
Understanding that you are responsible for your own growth and progress becomes a major key factor towards reaching your altitude in life.
This knowledge, gives you a full vision of your direction in life, which means, it’s your job to initiate the steps involved in your personal development plan. If you don’t bother, no one else will. It also means you own the result and no one else is to blame.
It is my vision that those around me achieve the best and reach their goals in life. Unfortunately the decision to achieve this goals is completely tied to your personal decision and determination in life.
There are opportunities waiting, but are you ready for this opportunities? Are you mentally and physically ready if you are called?
This questions and more should form the basic reasons why you should take your personal development goal as a major part of your daily goals.
Use the comments area to share with me what you think about personal development.
Many times the real truth is not the expression on our face, neither is it the repeated laughter we share.
Deep inside us, There’s always a burden we bare, burdens that defines our agility, productivity and credibility.
We look at the society and wonder why things are the way they are, why the sudden dwindle in the economy and rise in responsibility. Our thoughts and worries becomes a determining factor in our daily living, affecting our energy and productivity.
I want you to pause and think. Ask yourself this questions?
– What changes has my worries initiated? – How much of success have I attract worrying? – How productive am I, having a divided mind?
The problems, the challenges and the economic crisis I know they are huge and disturbing. But trust me, they become a killer machine when you allowed them share a place in your life.
When situation as the once mentioned arises, it becomes pertinent to understand the opportunity given. It no time to cry and be saddle in self pity. It time to act and device means to go through. The best inspirations comes during crises times. The best motivation comes during challenges. But the energy needed and required can’t be divided. Worrying and living in self pity consumes the needed energy of winning. Be positive today, stand tall, see beyond our dwindled economy, see beyond the hunger. See windows of unlimited possibilities.
And let’s together live a WORRY FREE LIFE. And reduce the high percentage of hypertension, and stroke.
My prayers for you is multiple streams of overflowing blessings on your aspirations and quest.
Be happy, be unbreakable.