<strong>2022 STEP Trainees Undergo Leadership Class 101</strong>

2022 STEP Trainees Undergo Leadership Class 101

–By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh and Laura Ese Oghene: 2022 trainees enrolled in the Skills Training and Entrepreneurship Programme (STEP) have lauded the Delta State Government’s for its job creation programme, describing it as the surest way out of poverty. They made the commendations during the first series of Personal Effectiveness and Leadership Development (PELD) workshop held for…

<strong>2022 YAGEP Beneficiaries in Cassava Production Receive</strong><strong> Orientation</strong>

2022 YAGEP Beneficiaries in Cassava Production Receive Orientation

-By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh: Beneficiaries of the Youth Agricultural Entrepreneurs Programme (YAGEP) enrolled into the 2022 cycle has received orientation with a call on them to use knowledge acquired to boost their farm enterprises. The Chief Job and Wealth Creation Officer, Prof Eric Eboh, made the call during…

<strong>I Now Fend </strong><strong>f</strong><strong>or Myself</strong><strong>, Says </strong><strong>STEPreneur</strong><strong> </strong><strong>Onome</strong>

I Now Fend for Myself, Says STEPreneur Onome

-Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh and Laura Ese Oghene: Juliet Onome is the CEO of Judos Clothing, a beneficiary of Fashion Design and Tailoring in the Delta State Government’s Skills Training and Entrepreneurship Programme (STEP) in the 2015/2016 cycle.  She hails from Okpe LGA and is a graduate of Botany, but was jobless for three years…

2023: Isoko APC Grassroots Movement for new Delta hails party leadership, assures victory at polls

2023: Isoko APC Grassroots Movement for new Delta hails party leadership, assures victory at polls

The Isoko APC Grassroots Movement for a new Delta, a political support movement of men and women of Isoko extraction has paid a courtesy visit and pledged its support to the leadership of the All Progressive Congress in Delta state. In a statement…

US Trains Nigeria on Capabilities to Investigate Chemical, Biological Weapons-Contaminated Crime Scenes

US Trains Nigeria on Capabilities to Investigate Chemical, Biological Weapons-Contaminated Crime Scenes

The United States Trains Nigeria on Enhancing Capabilities to Investigate Chemical and Biological Weapons-Contaminated Crime Scenes The United States conducted a training workshop in Abuja, Nigeria September 19-23, 2022, with partners from Nigerian domestic security services, law enforcement, and first responders, aimed…

MSF Calls for Inclusion of North West in UN’s Humanitarian Plan

MSF Calls for Inclusion of North West in UN’s Humanitarian Plan

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), also known as Doctors Without Borders has called for the inclusion of Northwest Nigeria in the United Nations’ Humanitarian Plan, insisting that this would enable a broader and more sustained response in the region which has been bedeviled…

NDLEA sets ablaze 1.8 tonnes of cocaine

NDLEA sets ablaze 1.8 tonnes of cocaine

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has set ablaze 1.8 tonnes of cocaine recovered last week from a warehouse in Ikorodu area of Lagos State. The Chairman/Chief Executive of the anti-narcotics agency, Brig. Gen. Buba Marwa (Retd) during the burning of…

<em>2023 GENERAL ELECTION: THE IMPERATIVE OF AN ISSUE-BASED CAMPAIGN</em>

2023 GENERAL ELECTION: THE IMPERATIVE OF AN ISSUE-BASED CAMPAIGN

-By Austen Akhagbeme: Just a few days from now, the longest campaign period in recent time, before a general election, in Nigeria will commence. It has always been a shorter period than it is now. This unprecedented latitude will help to differentiate…

<strong>YAGEP </strong><strong>Grew</strong><strong> My Business</strong><strong>,</strong><strong> Says </strong><strong>Muyiwa</strong>

YAGEP Grew My Business, Says Muyiwa

–By Ese Laura Oghene: Mebaghanje Muyiwa is the CEO of Finger Integrated Farm. She hails from Warri South Local Government Area. She studied Business Administration and enrolled into the Youth Agricultural Entrepreneurs Programme (YAGEP) in the 2019/2020 cycle as a Brown YAGEPreneur in Piggery. She shares her story. ‘’I was into pig farming for three years, but mybusiness was not growing…

CAPACITY BUILDING: NSCDC PARTNERS IGBINEDION VERSITY ON TRAINING OF PERSONNEL

CAPACITY BUILDING: NSCDC PARTNERS IGBINEDION VERSITY ON TRAINING OF PERSONNEL

As part of efforts to improve the capacities of personnel for enhanced performance, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and Igbinedion University, Okada, have agreed on a partnership to provide strategic training, research needs and scholarship for its members. The…

Three retired IGs, ex-DIG lobby AGF, others, for PSC top job

Three retired IGs, ex-DIG lobby AGF, others, for PSC top job

*Police appeal judgment on constables recruitment after two years Three former Inspectors-General of Police and a retired Deputy Inspector-General of Police are currently lobbying to replace ex-IGP Musiliu Smith as the Chairman of the Police Service Commission. The former police chiefs, according…

NDLEA seizes N194 bn worth cocaine in largest single bust  …Arrests 4 drug barons, another

NDLEA seizes N194 bn worth cocaine in largest single bust …Arrests 4 drug barons, another

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have busted a major warehouse in a secluded estate in Ikorodu area of Lagos where 1.8 tonnes (1,855 kilogrammes) of cocaine with street value of $278,250,000 (approximately $278.3 million) or N194,775,000,000 (approximately N194.8…

<strong>Delta Job Creation Bureau Trains Staff on Performance Improvement</strong>

Delta Job Creation Bureau Trains Staff on Performance Improvement

–By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh: Senior Management Staff of the Delta State Job and Wealth Creation Bureau have been charged to deplore knowledge acquired during training to improve their performance in their duties. The Director-General of the Centre for Management Development (CMD, Abuja, Mr….

<strong>Car Wash Operators Urged To Ensure Security, Standard In Delta Capital Territory —Onyemaechi</strong>

Car Wash Operators Urged To Ensure Security, Standard In Delta Capital Territory —Onyemaechi

–By Albert OGRAKA: Director General (DG) Of Delta State Capital Territory Development Agency (DSCTDA), Hon. Joan Onyemaechi, has reiterated her call for security measures to be put in place by car wash operators in the Asaba capital Territory. The Director General made…

<strong>STEP</strong> <strong>Broadened My Knowledge </strong><strong>in</strong><strong> Electrical Works, Says </strong><strong>Eyaguobor</strong>

STEP Broadened My Knowledge in Electrical Works, Says Eyaguobor

–By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh and Laura Ese Laura Oghene: David Eyaguobor is the CEO of Daux Electrical Works & Parts. He enrolled and trained in Electrical Installation and Repairs in the 2017/2018 STEP cycle. He hails from Okpe LGA and is an SSCE holder. He is knowledgeable in electrical works having worked with…

ECOWAS Parliamentarians Express Concern Over Handling of Religious Matters in W/Africa

ECOWAS Parliamentarians Express Concern Over Handling of Religious Matters in W/Africa

Members of Economic Community of West African State (ECOWAS) Parliament have expressed deep concern regarding the unequal treatment of religious matters in political decisions by government of various countries in West Africa. The Parliament therefore called on political and religious leaders from…

Release of North East Masterplan, Big Statement by FG  -KACRAN

Release of North East Masterplan, Big Statement by FG -KACRAN

The release of the North East Masterplan by the North East Development Commission (NEDC) has been described a big statement of the federal government’s plan to arrest the troubled region from the brink of destruction brought about by the over 12 years…

NAOWA seeks partnership with NDLEA on anti-drug war

NAOWA seeks partnership with NDLEA on anti-drug war

Nigeria Army Officers Wives Association (NAOWA) has pledged commitment to work with the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) to ensure a drug-free country. The Wife of the Chief of Army Staff and President of the Nigeria Army Officers Wives Association (NAOWA),…

<strong>T</strong><strong>H</strong><strong>E</strong><strong> JOB AND WEALTH CREATION EVIDENCE </strong><strong>[</strong><strong>REVISED AN</strong><strong>D U</strong><strong>P</strong><strong>DATED</strong><strong>]</strong>

THE JOB AND WEALTH CREATION EVIDENCE [REVISED AND UPDATED]

Okowanomics Fact Sheet No. 6, September-A 2022 1.0  Introduction Okowanomics Scorecard Series is a semi-monthly [twice-a-month] bulletin of evidence-based “Fact Sheets” showing Governor Okowa’s spectacular achievements in the social, infrastructural and economic development of Delta State. The Scorecard Series is a “book of chronicles” of Governor…

<strong>YAGEP Has Helped to Grow My Business, Says </strong><strong>Nwabuokei</strong><strong>.</strong>

YAGEP Has Helped to Grow My Business, Says Nwabuokei.

–By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh and Laura Ese Oghene: Nwabuokei, Uche Festus is the CEO of Chubuokei Farms. He hails from Aniocha South Local Government. He studied Estate Management. He enrolled into the Youth Agricultural Entrepreneurs Programme (YAGEP) in the 2020/2021 cycle as a brown YAGEPreneur in fish production, but was supported in poultry…

<strong>Take Training Seriously, Eboh Charges STEP Trainees </strong>

Take Training Seriously, Eboh Charges STEP Trainees 

–By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh and Ese Laura Oghene: Beneficiaries of the Delta state Government’s Skills Training and Entrepreneurship Training (STEP) have been called upon to take their vocational training seriously in order to adequately equip themselves to practise their chosen vocational skills. The Chief Job and Wealth Creation Officer and Head of the Delta…

<em>SENATOR AYU AND THE ROAD TO GOLGOTHA</em>

SENATOR AYU AND THE ROAD TO GOLGOTHA

-By Austen Akhagbeme: The recent call by the youthful governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state for the resignation of the embattled Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP helped to tighten the noose Governor Wike threw at the neck of the former…

<strong>I Was Jobless till I Enrolled </strong><strong>i</strong><strong>n STEP</strong><strong>– Omokra </strong>

I Was Jobless till I Enrolled in STEP– Omokra 

–By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh and Laura Ese Oghene: Omamode Omokra trained in Decoration and Event Management in the 2018/2018 STEP cycle of the Delta State Government’s Skills training and Entrepreneurship Training (STEP). He has an OND in Banking and Finance. She hails from Ughelli South LGA and…

STEP Transformed Me from Liability to Provider, Says Efijemueh

STEP Transformed Me from Liability to Provider, Says Efijemueh

–By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh and Ese Laura Oghene: Rita Efijemueh, the CEO of Ritofex World, hails from Uvwie Local Government Area. Though a graduate of Mass Communication, she trained in Decoration and Event Management in the 2016/2017 cycle of Delta State Skills Training and Entrepreneurship Training (STEP), after seven years of unemployment. …

<strong>STEP </strong><strong>Is Hope for the Future</strong><strong>– Says Ekokogbe</strong>

STEP Is Hope for the Future– Says Ekokogbe

–By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh and Ese Laura Oghene: Elohor Ekokogbe (2017/2018 cycle) has a B.Sc. in Business Administration and is the CEO of God’s Own Salon which she established after STEP training in Hairdressing and Makeover. She hails from Ethiope East LGA. She is four years…

Breaking: Aniagwu Appointed PDP Presidential Campaign Spokesman Ahead 2023 Polls

Breaking: Aniagwu Appointed PDP Presidential Campaign Spokesman Ahead 2023 Polls

Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party Atiku Abubakar has appointed the Commissioner for Information in Delta State, Mr. Charles Aniagwu as one of his spokesmen for the 2023 presidential campaign A press statement signed by Atiku’s Media Adviser, Paul Ibe notes…

Crisis Disrupts Olomoro Community Quarter Election as Izogo Rejects Result, Demands Constitution Based-Election

Crisis Disrupts Olomoro Community Quarter Election as Izogo Rejects Result, Demands Constitution Based-Election

-By Michael J. Ekokoruwe: The election into the position of 1st vice president of Olomoro Community Development Union, zoned to Ukoli quarters in Olomoro Community, Isoko South local government area, has degenerated into crisis as Hon. Chief Alex Izogo, former councilor Olomoro…

<strong>STEP Changed </strong><strong>M</strong><strong>y Life</strong><strong>, Says Fatai</strong>

STEP Changed My Life, Says Fatai

–By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh and Ese Laura Oghene: Fatai Onifade is physically challenged, but a distinguished youth. He hails from Warri South Local Government Area. His story changed after he enrolled in the 2018/2019 STEP cycle of the Delta State Government in which he was trained in Information,…

Exhibit core tenets of journalism profession to engender egalitarian society -Asagba of Asaba tells NUJ

Exhibit core tenets of journalism profession to engender egalitarian society -Asagba of Asaba tells NUJ

The Asagba of Asaba, His Royal Majesty, Obi Prof. Chike Edozien, has advised media practitioners to continue to exhibit core tenets of the profession anchored on objectivity, fairness and balance in their reportage as it was the only way to engender an…

A BETTER BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT IS NOW IN PLACE [Part I]

A BETTER BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT IS NOW IN PLACE [Part I]

Okowanomics Fact Sheet No. 5, August-B 2022 1.0 INTRODUCTION Okowanomics Scorecard Series is a semi-monthly [twice-a-month] bulletin of evidence-based “Fact Sheets” showing Governor Okowa’s spectacular achievements in the social, infrastructural and economic development of Delta State. The Scorecard Series is a “book of chronicles” of Governor Okowa’s legacies and…

NDLEA arrests Lagos airport cleaner who leads drug syndicate

NDLEA arrests Lagos airport cleaner who leads drug syndicate

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, have arrested a cleaner at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, Sunday Ohiagu, alleged to be the lead of a drug syndicate at the international wing of the airport. A statement on Sunday…

NSCDC Performs Ground Breaking Ceremony of Housing Scheme for Personnel in Sokoto

NSCDC Performs Ground Breaking Ceremony of Housing Scheme for Personnel in Sokoto

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has performed the ground breaking ceremony of 550 housing scheme in Sokoto State for its officers and men. A statement on Monday by the spokesman of the Corps, Olusola Odumosu said the Commandant General…

Zulum in Monguno, enrolls 4,229 IDP orphans, others in mass school admissions

Zulum in Monguno, enrolls 4,229 IDP orphans, others in mass school admissions

… Targets 7,000 children in first phase… Orders more hostel, staff quarters for Fed Poly Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, traveled to Monguno on Sunday where he led the enrollment of 4,229 school-aged children, amongst them were many orphans whose…

KACRAN Calls on FG, ASUU to Sheathe Sword, End Strike

KACRAN Calls on FG, ASUU to Sheathe Sword, End Strike

Kulen Allah Cattle Rearer Association of Nigeria (KACRAN) has called on the federal government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities to sheathe their swords and find immediately solution to the prolong strike by the latter in the interest of Nigeria’s development….

FG Renews War on Oil Bunkering, Commissions Eight Gunboats

FG Renews War on Oil Bunkering, Commissions Eight Gunboats

The federal government has commissioned eight gunboats to fight crude oil theft, illegal oil bunkering and pipeline vandalism in the country to a logical end. A press statement by the spokesman of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Olusola Odumosu…

United States, Nigerian Military Officers Confer on Techniques for Protecting Civilians  

United States, Nigerian Military Officers Confer on Techniques for Protecting Civilians  

Experts from the U.S. Defense Institute of International Legal Studies (DIILS) worked with 14 officers from all three Nigerian military branches August 15-18 on issues involving human rights, the law of armed conflict, and the protection of civilians.  Through group discussions and…

Electronic Motorbikes Available In Nigeria By Q1 2023

Electronic Motorbikes Available In Nigeria By Q1 2023

Nigerians are to have the pleasure of having electronic motorbikes as Isreali and Japanese tech companies have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), with NASENI PAN to assemble them in the country by the first quarter of 2023. The Isreali Ambassador to…

<strong>YAGEP </strong><strong>Made Life Easier for My Family, Says </strong><strong>Maile</strong>

YAGEP Made Life Easier for My Family, Says Maile

-By Gertrude Onyekachukwu and Ese Laura Oghene: BLESSING MAILE hails from Ika North East Local Government Area. He holds an SSCE and enrolled under Green YAGEP in the 2015/2016 Cycle in Poultry Production. Like his counterparts in the pioneer set, she was established in YAGEP Farm…

Pilgrim Baptist Centenary Celebration Ends With Call For Sustenance of Rev. Dr. S.W. Martin’s Mission Works 

Pilgrim Baptist Centenary Celebration Ends With Call For Sustenance of Rev. Dr. S.W. Martin’s Mission Works 

The centenary celebration of the Pilgrim Baptist Mission, has ended with a call for the sustenance of the uncommon legacies of the founder of the Mission, Rev. Dr. S.W. Martin. Grand finale of the week-long event was held on Saturday August 27,…

Tricycle Plant to commence operations soon in Delta State – DIDA Boss

Tricycle Plant to commence operations soon in Delta State – DIDA Boss

–By Sylvester Iloba: The Delta State Investments Development Agency (DIDA) in line with its mandate of attracting investments to the State had finalized the process for operations to commence at the Stallion Auto Keke Ltd Plant in Delta State. The duo of the Chairman DIDA…