AFC Raises $400mn In Syndicated Loan For Critical Infrastructure In Africa

AFC Raises $400mn In Syndicated Loan For Critical Infrastructure In Africa

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) : Africa Finance Corporation, Africa’s leading infrastructure solutions provider, has raised USD$400 million in a new syndicated loan to support the post-pandemic recovery through critical development of infrastructure. The three-year facility – the first from AFC since 2018…

Borno Signs N11.5 billion Contract for Construction of Roads in Maiduguri

Borno Signs N11.5 billion Contract for Construction of Roads in Maiduguri

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA): Borno State Government has signed a contract of about N11.5 billion with the Eighteenth Engineering Company (EEC) and Obtuse Tech Engineering Company limited for the construction and dualization of major roads within Maiduguri Metropolis. The road projects which…

STEP Graduands In Electrical Installation, Solar Works Get Starter Packs *As Beneficiaries Hail Delta Govt

STEP Graduands In Electrical Installation, Solar Works Get Starter Packs *As Beneficiaries Hail Delta Govt

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-UTEH: Graduands trained in Electrical Installation and Solar works in the Delta State Government’s Skills Training and Entrepreneurship Programme (STEP) have received starter packs to begin their businesses in Electrical Installation and Solar Works. At the…

I Never Dreamt I Could Own, Manage Own Biz -Says STEPreneur Awikpen

I Never Dreamt I Could Own, Manage Own Biz -Says STEPreneur Awikpen

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-UTEH: NAME: AWIKPEN ITOHAN EUNICE (2018/2019 CYCLE-BROWN STEP)LGA: ETHIOPE WESTENTERPRISE: HAIRDRESSING, MAKEOVER AND BRAIDING EUNICE ITOHAN AWIKPEN holds a B.Sc. in Business Education from the Delta State University, Abraka and is the CEO of Eunice-Tee Beauty…

INVESTMENT: DIDA Boss Lauds Gov Okowa, As “Keke” Factory Plant Debuts In Delta

INVESTMENT: DIDA Boss Lauds Gov Okowa, As “Keke” Factory Plant Debuts In Delta

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) – By Albert OGRAKA: Chairman of Delta State Investments Development Agency (DIDA), Mr. Paul Nmah, has commended the State Governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa for being keen and supportive of various laudable investment projects in the state. This…

DIDA Receives Investor’s Support To Boost Operations

DIDA Receives Investor’s Support To Boost Operations

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Sylvester ILOBA: An indigenous investor, Delking Multiple Concepts Ltd has donated a Toyota Hilux Police Vehicle to Delta State Investments Development Agency (DIDA) in order to support their operations and enhance the marketing efforts of the Agency…..

Why STEPreneur Agiri Left Banking To Become Fashion Designer

Why STEPreneur Agiri Left Banking To Become Fashion Designer

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-UTEH: Our testifier for the week is Mrs. Winifred Agiri, the CEO of Miles Stitches located in Warri. She hails from Isoko North Local Government Area and has a B.Sc. in Accounting and Finance from the…

MTN To Construct Enugu-Onitsha Expressway After Processes Of Paperwork -Official

MTN To Construct Enugu-Onitsha Expressway After Processes Of Paperwork -Official

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA)- From Sunny A. David/AWKA: The formost Telecommunication Company, MTN-Nigeria, on Wednesday, said it is perfecting paper works to commence the construction work on the Enugu-Onitsha Expressway project. Mrs. Lynda Saint-Nwafor, Chief Enterprise Officer, MTN-Nigeria, disclosed this at the…

Nigeria, German Automobile Coy To Establish Mechatronic W/shops In 36 States

Nigeria, German Automobile Coy To Establish Mechatronic W/shops In 36 States

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Mike SOGBOLA: Nigerian government in collaboration with a German automobile company, CTS Automotive Gmbh is set to establish mechatronic workshops and training centres in all the 36 states of the country. The Chief Executive Officer, CTS Automotive…

NDDC Begs Contractors For Patience **As FG, Oil Coys Indebtedness To NDDC Hits N4 Trillion

NDDC Begs Contractors For Patience **As FG, Oil Coys Indebtedness To NDDC Hits N4 Trillion

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Editor’s DESK: THE Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, has pledged to settle all verified outstanding claims by its contractors in its efforts to facilitate sustainable development of the oil-rich region. A source close to the Interim Administrator…

YAGEP Made Me Gainfully Employed, Married -Says Ekene

YAGEP Made Me Gainfully Employed, Married -Says Ekene

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –By Gertrude ONYEKACHUKWU-UTEH: GOLD EKENE is our YAGEPreneur for this week. He hails from Ndokwa East Local Governmnet Area and has an HND in Electrical Engineering from the Federal Polytechnic, Nekede. He got enrolled into the Delta State…

Women with Disability Are Faced with Double Jeopardy in Nigeria- ActionAid

Women with Disability Are Faced with Double Jeopardy in Nigeria- ActionAid

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA): ActionAid Nigeria has raised an alarm that women with disability in the country are faced with double jeopardy. In a message on the International Day of Persons with Disability, the Country Director of ActionAid Nigeria, Ene Obi who…

My Farm Proceeds Adequately Takes Care Of My Family, Says YAGEPreneur Osokogwu

My Farm Proceeds Adequately Takes Care Of My Family, Says YAGEPreneur Osokogwu

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-UTEH: VINCENT OSOKOGWU has great passion for farming. He hails from Abavo in Ika South Local Government Area. He is the CEO of Fedvins Enterprise and a graduate of Biology Education from the Delta State University,…

Embrace Entrepreneurship, Vocational Skills, STEPreneur Eterigho Advises Delta Youths

Embrace Entrepreneurship, Vocational Skills, STEPreneur Eterigho Advises Delta Youths

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh: ETERIGHO ONANEFE JOSHUA (2015/2016 CYCLE)LGA: ISOKO SOUTHENTERPRISE: BARBING OUR STEPreneur for this week is Joshua Onanefe Eterigho, the CEO of Adept Spring Unisex Salon, Azagba Ogwashi. He has an HND in Graphic Design from Ogwashi-Uku…

How Gov. Okowa Changed My Unemployment Story to Testimony, Says YAGEP Beneficiary

How Gov. Okowa Changed My Unemployment Story to Testimony, Says YAGEP Beneficiary

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh: EROMEDOGHENE EZEKIEL (2016/2017 CYCLE)LGA: ISOKO NORTHENTERPRISE: FISH PRODUCTION That the Delta State Government’s job creation programme has taken thousands of Deltan youths off the streets by training and establishing them in vocational and agricultural enterprises…

STEPreneur Enonuya Lauds Okowa For Curbing Youth Unemployment Through Entrepreneurship Growth

STEPreneur Enonuya Lauds Okowa For Curbing Youth Unemployment Through Entrepreneurship Growth

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh: HENRY ENONUYA tells the story of how Governor Ifeanyi Okowa’s led-government has transformed his life through the Skills Training and Entrepreneurship Programme (STEP). Henry is the CEO of Gizzo Clothings located in Asaba. He is…

Plan Your Tomorrow From Today, YAGEPreneur Bawo Advises Delta Youths

Plan Your Tomorrow From Today, YAGEPreneur Bawo Advises Delta Youths

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) -By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh: BAWO ULORI hails from Warri North Local Government Area. He attended the Delta State University, Abraka where he obtained a BSC in Economics. He enrolled in YAGEP in the 2016/2017 Cycle and was established at YAGEP…

Delta Budget Presentation: 2022 Fiscal Year To Gulp N469.5bn

Delta Budget Presentation: 2022 Fiscal Year To Gulp N469.5bn

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Editor’s DESK: SENATOR (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, governor of oil and gas producing Delta state in Nigeria on Thursday, presented Appropriation Bill of N469.5 billion for 2022 to the state’s House of Assembly. The 2022 Budget is N85.5 billion higher than the N383.95 billion revised…

STEPreneur Akpotor Advises Unemployed Delta Youths To Acquire Skills For Self-Employment

STEPreneur Akpotor Advises Unemployed Delta Youths To Acquire Skills For Self-Employment

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh: SOPHIA AKPOTOR OBRUCHE is our STEPreneur for the week. She hails from Ethiope East Local Government Area. She was unemployed for two years after graduation from Delta State University where she studied Management Studies. Fortunately,…

Akume Accused Of Fueling Crisis At NLRC *As Board Insists Minister Undermining HOS, SGF

Akume Accused Of Fueling Crisis At NLRC *As Board Insists Minister Undermining HOS, SGF

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA)  –From Editor’s DESK: SOME members of the Governing Board of the National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC) are warning that the activities of the Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, Senator George Akume are beginning to impede the…

Head Of Service Of Federation Backs Reforms At NLRC *Orders Senior Staff Audit

Head Of Service Of Federation Backs Reforms At NLRC *Orders Senior Staff Audit

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –:From Editor’s DESK: The Head of Service of the Federation, Dr.FolashadeYemi-Esan, in a move to deepen on-going reforms and the streamlining of operations at the National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC), has instructed the Governing Board and Management to…

I Have Achieved A Lot, Made Lots of Progress, Says YAGEPreneur Omokiri

I Have Achieved A Lot, Made Lots of Progress, Says YAGEPreneur Omokiri

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh: MICHAEL EJOVWOKE OMOKIRI hails from Ughelli North Local Government Area and is the CEO of Myke Reen Agro Enterprise located in Ughelli. He has a BSC.ED from the Delta State University. He enrolled in the…

Emuh Tasks HOSCON Oil, Gas Pipeline Surveilance Security Trainees On Professional Conduct

Emuh Tasks HOSCON Oil, Gas Pipeline Surveilance Security Trainees On Professional Conduct

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Michael J. EKOKORUWE: Host Communities of Nigeria Oil and Gas trained pipeline surveilance security outfit has been urged to be vigilant, dodged combatant, indomitable and to report any ilegal pipeline vandalism in the Niger Delta. Prince (Dr.)…

Gov. Okowa Made Me Self-Employed, Job Creator -Says STEPreneur Enddy

Gov. Okowa Made Me Self-Employed, Job Creator -Says STEPreneur Enddy

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA)  –By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh: ENDDY SUNNY-UDJOR is a graduate of Mass Communication from the Delta State University, Abraka and the CEO of NIOC Studios (A Subsidiary of Enddyvisuals Ltd) with 10 employees on her payroll.  She hails from Okpe…

Delta Government Introduces Bee-Keeping To YAGEP

Delta Government Introduces Bee-Keeping To YAGEP

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Editor’s DESK: THE Delta State Government has introduced Apiculture into its Youth Agricultural Entrepreneurs Programme (YAGEP) in addition to Fish, Crop, Piggery and Poultry Productions in the 2020/2021 Cycle. The Chief Job and Wealth Creation Officer in…

Job Creation: How GEEP Made Beneficiary An Oil Palm Development Expert

Job Creation: How GEEP Made Beneficiary An Oil Palm Development Expert

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh: OMOEFE UCHE GODSWILL hails from Emu-Obedeti in Ndokwa West Local Government Area. She attended the University of Port Harcourt where she obtained a BSc. in Agricultural Economics 2012. She was unemployed till she got enrolled…

Work Hard To Achieve Bright Future, STEPreneur Okocha Advises STEP/YAGEP Beneficiaries

Work Hard To Achieve Bright Future, STEPreneur Okocha Advises STEP/YAGEP Beneficiaries

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA)  –By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh: JENNIFER CHINASIAOKWU OKOCHA (2016/2017 STEP CYCLE). Our STEPreneur for the week is Jennifer Chinasiaokwu Okocha, trained in Audio-Visual Services. She hails from Aniocha South. She is the CEO of JennyChi Studios, Asaba. Jennifer attended Delta State Polytechnic,…

EFCC Arraigns Bureau de Change Operator for N43.3m Fraud in Maiduguri

EFCC Arraigns Bureau de Change Operator for N43.3m Fraud in Maiduguri

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Mike SOGBOLO: A Bureau de Change Operator in Maiduguri, Bukar Mohammed has been arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) before the Justice Aisha Kumaliya’s Borno State High Court on a one-count charge of obtaining…

Borno To Export Wheat, Gum Arabic To Sudan

Borno To Export Wheat, Gum Arabic To Sudan

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Mike SOGBOLO: BORNO State is to export wheat and gum arabic to Sudan. This follows discussion between Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Zulum and a team of experts at theheadquarters of Arab Bank for Economic Development in…

Breaking: Section Of Uzere Road Bridge Caves-In, Commuters Urged To Seek Alternative Routes

Breaking: Section Of Uzere Road Bridge Caves-In, Commuters Urged To Seek Alternative Routes

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Michael J. EKOKORUWE: THE major bridge to Uzere kingdom in Isoko South local government area and other Ndokwa East reverine Communities of Delta State has caved – in and commuters have resorted to alternative routes tor their…

Think Outside The Box Within Our Environment For Needs You Can Provide, Survive On, YAGEPreneur Okafor Tells Delta Youths

Think Outside The Box Within Our Environment For Needs You Can Provide, Survive On, YAGEPreneur Okafor Tells Delta Youths

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) -By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh: JOHN OKAFOR is the CEO of G.Husb Enterprise located at Ugbolu. He hails from Ika North East Local Government Area. He holds a BSC, MSC and is about to complete his PhD in Economics from the…

$418m Judgement Debts: Reps Minority Caucus Back Govs, Demand Probe …Urges Buhari To Halt Payment Until After Probe

$418m Judgement Debts: Reps Minority Caucus Back Govs, Demand Probe …Urges Buhari To Halt Payment Until After Probe

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA)  –From Editor’s DESK: THE Minority Caucus in the House of Representatives has cautioned against the reported approval by President Muhammadu Buhari for the payment of the $418 million suspicious debt despite wide spread national objection by stakeholders, including…

I Have No Regrets Being A Fashion Designer, Says STEP Beneficiary

I Have No Regrets Being A Fashion Designer, Says STEP Beneficiary

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh: BRADOUYAI KNOWLEDGE FININE hails from Burutu Local Government Area. He attended Bayelsa State University where he obtained a BSC in Business Administration in 2010. Five years after graduation, he was fortunate to be enrolled into the…

Delta Govt Formally Hands Over Asaba International Airport

Delta Govt Formally Hands Over Asaba International Airport

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Editor’s DESK: THE Delta State Government has formerly handed over the management of the Asaba International Airport to the Asaba Airport Company. Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, who was represented by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Chief…

I Plough Back My Profit to Grow My Business, Says STEP Beneficiary

I Plough Back My Profit to Grow My Business, Says STEP Beneficiary

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh: BEST OKEH OFEGO is the CEO of Waplink Global Enterprises, Ozoro. He has a BSC in Sociology from the Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki. He searched fruitlessly for job for eight years after university education. Fortune…

DBS Multi-Purpose Cooperative Society Re-Elects Executive C’ttee @ AGM

DBS Multi-Purpose Cooperative Society Re-Elects Executive C’ttee @ AGM

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Editor’s DESK: THE 12th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Delta Broadcasting Service Multi-Purpose Cooperative Society (DBSMPCS) has been held with a unanimous return of the executive committee. According to a statement issued by the Secretary of DBSMPCS,…

Discipline, Commitment, Key To Success, YAGEPreneur Ogbiye Advises Fellow Beneficiaries

Discipline, Commitment, Key To Success, YAGEPreneur Ogbiye Advises Fellow Beneficiaries

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA)  –By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh: OGBIYE AYORUNME SIMON is the CEO of Omorovie Fish Farm located at YAGEP Fish Farm Cluster at Egbokodo-Itsekiri in Warri South Local Government Area. He got enrolled in the Delta State Government’s Youth Agricultural Entrepreneurs Programme…

You Cannot Yet Travel To UAE Without Visa- Ghana Embassy Tells Passport Holders

You Cannot Yet Travel To UAE Without Visa- Ghana Embassy Tells Passport Holders

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Mike SOGBOLO: GHANA Passport holders cannot yet travel to United Arab Emirates, the West African country’s embassy in the Arab country has said. A statement on Monday by Embassy of the Republic of Ghana in UAE said…

“Continue with Job Creation Programmes, Make More Youths Self-Reliant” – STEPreneur Chima Begs Okowa

“Continue with Job Creation Programmes, Make More Youths Self-Reliant” – STEPreneur Chima Begs Okowa

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh: CHIMA, EMMANUEL OGE: The STEPreneur for this week is Oge Emmanuel Chima, a Fashion Designer. He hails from Aniocha North Local Government Area and has a BSC in Sociology. He enrolled into the Delta State…

STRANSACT JOINS RSM AS CORRESPONDENT FIRM IN NIGERIA

STRANSACT JOINS RSM AS CORRESPONDENT FIRM IN NIGERIA

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Mike SOGBOLO: RSM, the leading network and a provider of audit, tax, and consulting services to the middle market, has announced Stransact as its Correspondent Firm in Nigeria. RSM is the sixth largest network of independent audit,…