<strong>Delta Government</strong><strong> Made Me an Entrepreneur </strong><strong>–</strong><strong><em>STEPreneur</em></strong><strong> </strong><strong>Rhorha</strong>

Delta Government Made Me an Entrepreneur STEPreneur Rhorha

–Interview by Ochuko Erhunmwunsee: Joseph Rhorha is the CEO of Finger of God Polythene. He hails from Ughelli South LGA. He enrolled into the 2019/2020 STEP cycle where he was trained and established in Fashion Design and Tailoring. He has SSCE. He is married with children. Hear him. “STEP has…

DESOPADEC Has Lifted 504 Deltans In Commission’s Skills Academy -MD Bashorun Askia Reveals

DESOPADEC Has Lifted 504 Deltans In Commission’s Skills Academy -MD Bashorun Askia Reveals

After six months of intensive training in various vocational skills and mentoring in business management and entrepreneurship, the Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC), has lifted 173 more Deltans of the oil producing areas, being the 3rd batch of graduands…

<strong>YAGEP Gave Me Hope, Says </strong><strong>Onyeche</strong>

YAGEP Gave Me Hope, Says Onyeche

-By Gertrufr Onyekachukwu-Uteh: Friday Onyeka Onyeche enrolled into the 2019/2020 YAGEP cycle and was established in Piggery. He hails from Ika South LGA. Friday’s case was pathetic as he had no hope of a bright future until he enrolled into YAGEP. He shares his experience. “I could not complete…

Delta Govt Denies seeking fresh N100bn loan

Delta Govt Denies seeking fresh N100bn loan

-ByAlbert OGRAKA: Delta State Government has cleared the air on myriad of claims that it was seeking new loans from banks ahead of the 2023 general elections. It alleged that the misinformation is being peddled by the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC)…

Nigeria has shortfall of 4.4 million metric tons of millets- FG

Nigeria has shortfall of 4.4 million metric tons of millets- FG

The Federal Government has lamented the inability of the country to produce enough millets to meet the needs of Nigeria, noting that there is a shortfall of 4.4 million metric tons in production of the crop. Speaking at the weekend at the…

<strong>THE LEGACY OF A TRANSFORMED AND PROSPERING ECONOMY </strong>

THE LEGACY OF A TRANSFORMED AND PROSPERING ECONOMY 

Okowanomics Fact Sheet No. 12, January 2023 1.0  INTRODUCTION Okowanomics Fact Sheet Series is a semi-monthly [twice-a-month] bulletin of evidence-based “Fact Sheet” showing Governor Okowa’s spectacular achievements of job and wealth creation, development of infrastructure, urban renewal, transformation of education and health systems, peace and security, social…

<strong>STEP Is a Step-Up for Me, Says</strong><strong><em> </em></strong><strong>Obada</strong>

STEP Is a Step-Up for Me, Says Obada

-By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh: Blessing Obada, though an SSCE holder, is determined to succeed in the world of entrepreneurship. She is the CEO of Sparkling B Hair World, a salon she established after her training in Hairdressing and Makeover in the 2019/2020 STEP cycle. She hails from Warri…

Kasada to Develop Dual Branded Hotel Within Largest Retail Led Mixed Use Dev in Côte d’Ivoire

Kasada to Develop Dual Branded Hotel Within Largest Retail Led Mixed Use Dev in Côte d’Ivoire

Kasada, the leading independent real estate private equity platform dedicated to hospitality in sub-Saharan Africa, announced today that it will build a new dual-branded hotel in Abidjan within the largest retail-led mixed-use development currently being developed by HCCP. The complex, scheduled to…

Saudi Fund for Dev expands operations in Caribbean countries 

Saudi Fund for Dev expands operations in Caribbean countries 

The Saudi Fund for Development (SFD) CEO, Mr. Sultan Al-Marshad, and Honorable Gaston Browne, Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, signed an $80 million financing agreement for the expansion project of the University of the West Indies at Five Islands (UWI) in…

<strong>YAG</strong><strong>EP Helped Me to Grow My Farm</strong><strong>, S</strong><strong>ays </strong><strong>Emeghai</strong>

YAGEP Helped Me to Grow My Farm, Says Emeghai

-By Laura Ese Oghene: Moses Emeghai (08036142861) is the CEO of Moses Farm. He hails from Ika South LGA and has a B.Sc. in Economics. He was enrolled into YAGEP in the 2020/2021 cycle in which he was re-trained and supported in Poultry-layer as a Brown YAGEPreneur. He shares his story….

NDLEA seizes N5 billion aploids in Lagos Warehouse, arrests two kingpins

NDLEA seizes N5 billion aploids in Lagos Warehouse, arrests two kingpins

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) at the weekend busted a warehouse in Amuwo Odofin area of Lagos belonging to a tramadol cartel, arresting two of its kingpins, seizing millions of opioids pills and bottles worth over N5 billion….

<strong>YAGEP Helped to Expand My Business, Says </strong><strong>Esiphri</strong>

YAGEP Helped to Expand My Business, Says Esiphri

-By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh: Christopher Esiphri is a Brown YAGEPreneur in Fish Production in the 2020/2021 cycle of the Delta State Government’s Youth Agricultural Entrepreneurs Programme (YAGEP.) He hails from Ughelli South Local Government Area, but his farm is located at Achalla Ibusa. He is the CEO of KrissWill Integrated Services. He has an HND in Mechanical Engineering. He shares…

I Am Proof Of Ability in Disability, Says STEPreneur Obioma 

I Am Proof Of Ability in Disability, Says STEPreneur Obioma 

-By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh: Daniel Chris Obioma is physically challenged, an amputee. He hails from Ika North East. He enrolled, trained and got established in the 2016/2017 STEP cycle in ICT Services. He has an OND in Office Technology and is the CEO of OC Delta Printing Press,…

<strong>STEP Helped to Rebrand My Job </strong><strong>–</strong><strong>Charles</strong>

STEP Helped to Rebrand My Job Charles

-By Laura Ese Oghene: Ifeanyi Charles is the CEO of Lifestone Interior & Exterior Works and a beneficiary of the Delta State Government’s Skills Training and Entrepreneurship Programme (STEP.) He enrolled into the 2018/2019 cycle in which he was re-trained and established in Tiling & Interlocking as a BrownSTEPreneur. He hails from Ika South Local Government Area. He has a B.Sc. in Educational…

Adaptation is Key Characteristic of China’s Policy against COVID-19 (by H.E. CUI Jianchun, Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria)

Adaptation is Key Characteristic of China’s Policy against COVID-19 (by H.E. CUI Jianchun, Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria)

On the New Year’s eve, Chinese President XI Jinping, at his 2023 New Year Address, extended greetings to all nationals as well as friends and people in the world, while claiming that, since COVID-19 struck, China has prevailed over unprecedented difficulties and…

<strong>I Feed My Family from YAGEP Farm Produce, Says Mozea</strong>

I Feed My Family from YAGEP Farm Produce, Says Mozea

-By Gertrude Onyekachukeu-Uteh: Stephen Dumebi Mozea hails from Oshimili North LGA. He is the CEO of Dusom Integrated Farm, DARDA at Ibusa. He has a B.Sc.  He enrolled into YAGEP in the 2015/2016 cycle wherein he was trained and established in Poultry. In spite…

<strong>Anambra Market Exco Suspends Chairman, Petitions Soludo</strong>

Anambra Market Exco Suspends Chairman, Petitions Soludo

-From SUNNY A. DAVID: The embattled Caretaker Committee chairman of Onitsha Bridgehead market, Anambra State, Hon. Chinedu Ezekweike Akweke, has allegedly been suspended by 11 out of 13- man Committee and subsequent replaced on acting capacity by Hon. Pascal Chinedu Ezekwere. In…

<strong>It Has Been from One Level of Growth to Another, Says </strong><strong><em>STEPreneur</em></strong><strong><em> </em></strong><strong>Eghobor</strong>

It Has Been from One Level of Growth to Another, Says STEPreneur Eghobor

-By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh: Ohumaehuni Eghobor hails from Ika South LGA. She was trained and established in Fashion Design and Tailoring in the 2016/2017 STEP cycle as a Master’sdegree holder. She is the CEO of Dariniel Fashion House, Effurun. She shares her testimony. “It has been from one level of growth…

KACRAN Commends FG for Organizing Regional Herders-Farmers Confab

KACRAN Commends FG for Organizing Regional Herders-Farmers Confab

Kulen Allah Cattle Rearers Association of Nigeria (KACRAN) has commended the federal government for organizing regional Herders-Farmers conference. The association in a statement on Tuesday by it’s National President, Hon Khalil Bello said “KACRAN highly appreciates the Hon Minister of Agriculture for…

Anambra: Unknown Gunmen Kidnap Bizman Who Came Home From Zaria To Celebrate Christmas At Umuchu

Anambra: Unknown Gunmen Kidnap Bizman Who Came Home From Zaria To Celebrate Christmas At Umuchu

-From Sunny A. David: There has been serious tension in Umuchu town in Aguata Local Government area of Anambra State for the past two days following the kidnapping of the Managing Director of People’s Bookshop, Ogbuehi Pius Egwuekwe, by unknown gunmen in…

<strong>YAGEP Made Life Easier for My Family –</strong><strong>Ndibisi</strong>

YAGEP Made Life Easier for My Family –Ndibisi

–By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh: Henrietta Ndubisi (Phone: 08135176671) is the CEO of Chukwubuikem Farms located at DARDA, Ibusa. She hails from Aniocha North and has a B.Sc. in Animal Science. She was trained and established in Poultry in the 2015/2016 cycle. She is seven years in business as she shares her testimony. “Though challenging…

Delta: STEP Trainees Tasked on Personal Effectiveness 

Delta: STEP Trainees Tasked on Personal Effectiveness 

-By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh: In its determination to nurture Delta youths into successful job and wealth creators, the state government has organized a workshop for beneficiaries of its Skills Training and Entrepreneurship Training (STEP.)  The workshop tagged “Personal Effectiveness and Leadership Development (PELD)…

<strong>YAGEP Is My Game Changer- Uruemuesiri</strong>

YAGEP Is My Game Changer- Uruemuesiri

-By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh: OMORAKA URUEMUESIRI hails from Sapele Local Government Area. He got enrolled into the Delta State Government’s Youth Agricultural Entrepreneurs Programme in the 2020/2021 cycle as a Brown YAGEPreneur in Fish Production. She has a B.A in Linguistics and is the CEO of…

Govt Cannot Pay Me, Says STEPreneur <strong>Esononjo</strong>

Govt Cannot Pay Me, Says STEPreneur Esononjo

-By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh and Laura Ese Oghene: Uche Esononjo hails from Aniocha North Local Government Area. She was trained and established in Catering and Confectionery in the 2016/2027 Skills Training and Entrepreneurship Programme (STEP)cycle after years of unemployment as a graduate in Microbiology.  She is the CEO of Platinium Cakes and has diversified into event planning….

UN Says It Takes All to Fight Corruption To Standstill

UN Says It Takes All to Fight Corruption To Standstill

The United Nations (UN) has said it takes all to fight corruption to a standstill with the states, government officials, civil servants, law enforcement officers, media representatives, the private sector, civil society, academia, the public and youth all having a role to…

Delta Govt Organizes Job Readiness Workshop for 236 Fresh Graduates 

Delta Govt Organizes Job Readiness Workshop for 236 Fresh Graduates 

In its determination to reduce unemployment in the state, a two-day Job Readiness Workshop Series for fresh graduates have commenced in Delta State. The workshop was organized by the Delta State Job and Wealth Creation Bureau under its Graduate Employment Enhancement Programme (GEEP.) The workshop which began today December…

<strong>Key into Govt’s</strong><strong>.</strong><strong> Agricultural Policies, </strong><strong><em>YAGEPreneur</em></strong><strong><em> </em></strong><strong>Odogwu Advises Youths</strong>

Key into Govt’s. Agricultural Policies, YAGEPreneur Odogwu Advises Youths

-By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh: Anthony Nnamdi Odogwu is the CEO of Anthony Odogwu Farms. He hails from Oshimili North. He enrolled in YAGEP in the 2015/2016 cycle in which he was trained and established with a buffer support package in Poultry at the YAGEP Farm Cluster located at the…

“ENCOURAGE YOUTHS TO GO INTO FARMING IN NIGER DELTA” – REV (DR) OBI

“ENCOURAGE YOUTHS TO GO INTO FARMING IN NIGER DELTA” – REV (DR) OBI

-From MICHAEL J. EKOKORUWE: A United Nations innovator for Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), Rev. (Dr.) Amos Obi, has called on the state / federal government and individuals to encourage the youths to go into farming and engage orientation of non – violent…

<strong>I No Longer Seek Government Job</strong><strong>, Says </strong><strong>STEPreneur</strong><strong> </strong><strong>Eleah</strong>

I No Longer Seek Government Job, Says STEPreneur Eleah

-By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh: Basil Eleah hails from Aniocha South LGA. Though he has an NCE and trained in Tiling in the 2016/2017 STEP cycle, he has diversified to sales of bird feeds, poultry and is a point of sales agent (POS) to increase his streams of…

<strong>Onitsha Market Fire: Soludo Calls For Immediate Emergency Training, Canvasses Insurance For Traders</strong>

Onitsha Market Fire: Soludo Calls For Immediate Emergency Training, Canvasses Insurance For Traders

-From SUNNY A.  DAVID: The Governor of Anambra State, Professor Chukwuma Charles Soludo, has called on traders and business people to insure their businesses against emergencies. Governor Soludo stated this through the Deputy Governor, Dr. Onyekachukwu Ibezim, who represented him at the…

<strong>YAGEP Grew My Business- Aigbe</strong>

YAGEP Grew My Business- Aigbe

-By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh: Vivian Okiemute Aigbe hails from Ethiope WestLocal Government Area. She is the CEO of Vivian Aigbe’s Farm. Vivian enrolled in the Delta State Government’s Youth Agricultural Entrepreneurs Programme (YAGEP) in the 2019/2020 cycle in which she was supported in Plantain Production under the Brown…

HERITAGE ENERGY HOLDS TERTIARY SCHOLARSHIP EXAM

HERITAGE ENERGY HOLDS TERTIARY SCHOLARSHIP EXAM

The management of Heritage Energy Operational Services Limited, operators of the OML 30 Joint Ventures this Saturday conducted a tertiary scholarship selection test for over 300 shortlisted candidates drawn from 112 Host Communities. The examination conducted at the College of Education, Warri…

HISTORIC UPLIFTMENT OF LIVING CONDITIONS IN RIVERINE, COASTAL, CREEK COMMUNITIES OF DELTA STATE – PART 2

HISTORIC UPLIFTMENT OF LIVING CONDITIONS IN RIVERINE, COASTAL, CREEK COMMUNITIES OF DELTA STATE – PART 2

LANDMARK DEVELOPMENT OF EDUCATION AND HEALTHCARE INFRASTRUCTURE AND FACILITIES Okowanomics Fact Sheet No. 10, November-A, 2022 1.0 INTRODUCTION Okowanomics Series is a semi-monthly [twice-a-month] bulletin of evidence-based “Fact Sheet” showing Governor Okowa’s spectacular achievements of job and wealth creation, development of infrastructure,…

EBID President Receives Top Crans Montana Award

EBID President Receives Top Crans Montana Award

The President and Chairman of the ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development (EBID), Dr. Agyekum Donkor has been awarded the prestigious Prix de la Fondation by the Crans Montana Forum at a ceremony in Geneva, Switzerland. The award was presented to Donkor…

Felicity Park – Asaba Unveils Real Estate Investment In AZAGBA OGWASHI

Felicity Park – Asaba Unveils Real Estate Investment In AZAGBA OGWASHI

–By Albert OGRAKA: In a bid to provide best and sustainable real estate development and investment to citizen of Asaba territorial district, PENTLAND REALTIES LIMITED and its development partners have unveiled plans to execute a real estate project with best standards. According…

<strong>Onitsha Chemical Explosion: Markets Shut As Govt Sends Caterpillars To Evacuate Debris</strong>

Onitsha Chemical Explosion: Markets Shut As Govt Sends Caterpillars To Evacuate Debris

-From SUNNY A.DAVID: Barely four days after an explosion rocked chemical line of Onitsha drug market which claimed at least seven lives and injured 15 others, as Anambra State government sent two bulldozers and heavy duty trucks to evacuate the debris at…

<strong>STEP Improved My Life, Says Akpotayobore</strong>

STEP Improved My Life, Says Akpotayobore

-By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh: Kingsley Akpotayobore hails from Udu LGA and has an NCE before he enrolled in the Delta State Government’s Skills Training and Entrepreneurship Programme (STEP) in the 2016/2017 cycle. He was retrained in Electrical Installation and Maintenance.  Thereafter, he established Kingsuged…

<strong>YAGEP Is a</strong><strong>n Encouragement to Youths in Agriculture-Ejotugbo</strong>

YAGEP Is an Encouragement to Youths in Agriculture-Ejotugbo

-By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh: Prince Ejotugbo is a Brown YAGEP beneficiary of the Delta State Government’s Youth Agricultural Entrepreneurs Programme. He received farm input and support in Poultry in the 2020/2021 cycle. He hails from Ethiope West Local Government Area. He is the CEO of Exaugnoel Nig Enterprise. Hear him. “The…

<strong>STEP Made Me the Man I Am-</strong><strong> </strong><strong>Nwaokolo </strong>

STEP Made Me the Man I Am- Nwaokolo 

–Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh: Prosper Nwaokolo was trained in Electrical Installation and Maintenance in the 2016/2017 STEP cycle. He hails from Aniocha South LGA and is the CEO of P & N Electrical Services. He has executed many electrical installation and maintenance projects and has fabricated electrical…

<strong>YAGEP Made Me an Entrepreneur</strong><strong>, says Edijala</strong>

YAGEP Made Me an Entrepreneur, says Edijala

–By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh: Robert Edijala hails from Ethiope West and has a BSC/Ed. He is the CEO of Eddibert & Sons. Being one of the pioneers of the Delta State Government’s Youth Agricultural Entrepreneurs Programme (YAGEP), he enrolled in the programme in 2015/2015 cycle. Though trained and established…