<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…

2023 Election: ECOWAS, IPAC task political actors in South East, South-South on peaceful elections

2023 Election: ECOWAS, IPAC task political actors in South East, South-South on peaceful elections

Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission has called on all candidates and political parties in Nigeria, especially in the South East and South-South geological zones to more than ever before embrace peace and works towards the credible outcome of 2023…

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…

2022 Best Gov Award: Bashorun Askia Says Okowa Earned It Through Commitment To Deltans’ Well-being 

2022 Best Gov Award: Bashorun Askia Says Okowa Earned It Through Commitment To Deltans’ Well-being 

Managing Director/CEO of Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC) and Udu of Isoko Nation, Bashorun Askia Ogieh (JP), says Governor Ifeanyi Okowa’s intelligence, depth and commitment to well being of Deltans, earned him VANGUARD PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR 2022 award….

NNPP NASS Candidate Emphasizes On Quality Representation Of Aniocha/Oshimili *Assures Voters’ Agree Of Good Leadership

NNPP NASS Candidate Emphasizes On Quality Representation Of Aniocha/Oshimili *Assures Voters’ Agree Of Good Leadership

-By Enalo James: The candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party, NNPP for Aniocha/Oshimili House of Representatives, Mr. Anthony Ochei, Onochieobodo, has reemphasized that he will represent the people with distinction by providing their desirable needs, if he is voted into office. …

UNICEF Organises Spelling Bee Competition in Borno

UNICEF Organises Spelling Bee Competition in Borno

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in conjunction with the Restoration of Hope Initiative (ROHI) have organized a spelling bee competition for secondary schools in Borno State to commemorate this year’s International Day of Education. Speaking on Tuesday during the grand finale…

<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…

NDLEA intercepts cocaine, skunk consignments from Brazil, Canada<br>…Arrests blind grandpa, notorious leper in connection with drug

NDLEA intercepts cocaine, skunk consignments from Brazil, Canada
…Arrests blind grandpa, notorious leper in connection with drug

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have thwarted attempts by drug cartels to bring126.95 kilogrammes of cocaine and skunk concealed in herbal tea packs and imported vehicles from Brazil and Canada into the country through the Akanu Ibiam International…

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…

2023 ‘ll be tougher for drug barons, cartels – Marwa *26,458 arrested; *3,733 jailed; 19,401 counselled, treated in 24 months

2023 ‘ll be tougher for drug barons, cartels – Marwa *26,458 arrested; *3,733 jailed; 19,401 counselled, treated in 24 months

Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd) has warned that unrepentant drug barons and cartels will face tougher time in 2023 if they fail to back out of the illicit drug business.Marwa…

<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….

<strong>Soludo Appointed National Leader Of APGA, Speaks On Party’s Progress, 2023 Election </strong>

Soludo Appointed National Leader Of APGA, Speaks On Party’s Progress, 2023 Election 

From SUNNY A. DAVID:  The Governor of Anambra State, Prof. Charles Chukwuma Soludo has been appointed as the National Leader of APGA, the third-largest political party with 1 State.  The Governor bagged the appointment on Friday at the NEC meeting of the…

<strong>Soludo Calls For Nnamdi Kanu’s Unconditional Release, Offers To Stand Surety</strong>

Soludo Calls For Nnamdi Kanu’s Unconditional Release, Offers To Stand Surety

-BY SUNNY A. DAVID: The Governor of Anambra State, Prof. Chukwuma Charles Soludo, has called for the immediate and unconditional release of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu who has been in detention with the Federal Government of Nigeria Prof. Soludo who made the demand…

Fashola, Adesina Speak at Eko Boys’ 110th Founders’ Day Memorial Lecture

Fashola, Adesina Speak at Eko Boys’ 110th Founders’ Day Memorial Lecture

The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola and the Senior Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media, Femi Adesina are scheduled to speak at the Eko Boys High School (EBHS) 110th Founders’ Day Memorial Lecture. The lecture is to be…

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,…

NDLEA intercepts drug consignments in wooden statue, imported vehicle<br>. Seizes 3,975kgs skunk, 58,200 tramadol pills in cross country interdictions

NDLEA intercepts drug consignments in wooden statue, imported vehicle
. Seizes 3,975kgs skunk, 58,200 tramadol pills in cross country interdictions

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have intercepted over 37.5 kilogrammes of illicit substances at airport and seaport in Lagos in the last one week. The anti-narcotics agency also arrested 11 suspects in interdiction operations across the country during…

<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…

Bashorun Askia Welcomes Nigerians, Deltans To 2023 Year Of Restoration

Bashorun Askia Welcomes Nigerians, Deltans To 2023 Year Of Restoration

The Udu of ISOKO nation and MD/CEO of Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC), Bashorun Askia Ogieh JP, has expressed great thanks to the Almighty God and congratulated all Nigerians, Deltans and indigenes of the mandate area of DESOPADEC, for…

Zulum visits Indian University, explores partnership on lecturers’ training, others

Zulum visits Indian University, explores partnership on lecturers’ training, others

Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum was on Wednesday at Amity University, at Noida in New Delhi, India.  Established in 2005, Amity University ranks amongst top Universities in the world according to a 2016 record. The University offers over 300 postgraduate…

<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…

US Commits Additional $5 million to Nigerian Flood Victims

US Commits Additional $5 million to Nigerian Flood Victims

The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is providing $5 million in additional humanitarian assistance to support people affected by unprecedented flooding in Nigeria. This is an addition to the USAID’s initial support of $1 million in life-saving…

Anioma group endorses Senate’s confirmation of Onochie as NDDC chairman

Anioma group endorses Senate’s confirmation of Onochie as NDDC chairman

The Association of Anioma Professionals (AAP) has commended the Senate for confirming the nomination of Ms Lauretta Onochie by President Muhammadu Buhari as chairman of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). The AAP is a platform of professionals in various fields of…

Christmas: Bashorun Askia urges Nigerians To Embrace Love, Shun Worries 

Christmas: Bashorun Askia urges Nigerians To Embrace Love, Shun Worries 

-By Albert OGRAKA: The Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC), Bashorun Askia Ogieh (JP), has encouraged Nigerians to embrace love, forgive one another, eschew anger, bitterness, hate, strife and conflict in all situations. The Udu…

<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…

NDDC: Group congratulate Lauretta, commend Buhari over NDDC appointment

NDDC: Group congratulate Lauretta, commend Buhari over NDDC appointment

Group under the agis of lzu-lkei Aniocha-Oshimil Elders Association today congratulated Mrs Lauretta Onochie as Chairman Niger Delta Development Commission NDDC. Izu-Ikei Aniocha-Oshimil Elders Association who is a non-political group, also expressed satisfaction with the nomination of Mrs Lauretta Onochie as Chairman…

DESOPADEC boss, Bashorun Askia presents health equipment to 268 PHCs in Delta *Receives Award of Outstanding Performance 

DESOPADEC boss, Bashorun Askia presents health equipment to 268 PHCs in Delta *Receives Award of Outstanding Performance 

-By Albert OGRAKA: Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC), Bashorun Askia Ogieh, FCNA, CrFA, has presented health care delivery equipment to the 268 Primary Health Care Centres across Delta State. The equipment are to be…

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)…

Why Oborevwori is the Best for Delta 2023

Why Oborevwori is the Best for Delta 2023

-By Dennis Agwa: As Nigerians prepare for the general elections slated for the first quarter of 2023 a lot of permutations are going on about what should happen and who should get what by way of winning at the polls. The electorate…

Nigerian Red Cross Begins 2022 Flood Intervention For 1,350 Households In Delta

Nigerian Red Cross Begins 2022 Flood Intervention For 1,350 Households In Delta

The Nigerian Red Cross Society yesterday flagged off the 2022 flood intervention for 1, 350 households affected by the recent flood disaster in some local government areas of Delta State.Local government areas that are benefitting are Isoko South, Ndokwa East and Ughelli…

Delta End of Year Children’s party: Dame Okowa Exalts God, Prays For All

Delta End of Year Children’s party: Dame Okowa Exalts God, Prays For All

-By Albert OGRAKA: Wife of Delta state governor and founder 05 Initiative, Dame Edith Okowa, has hosted children from the twenty five local government areas of the state to an end of year Christmas party. The fanfare took place at the government…

DELTA North Trad Rulers Forum passes vote of confidence on Asagba of Asaba

DELTA North Trad Rulers Forum passes vote of confidence on Asagba of Asaba

DELTA North Traditional Rulers Forum, has passed a vote of confidence on its Chairman and the Asagba of Asaba, Obi Prof Chike Edozien, describing him as a father figure. Briefing Journalists after a meeting of the forum held in Asaba, Vice Chairman…

Dame Okowa interacts with wives of  Traditional Rulers  *Urges Proactiveness, Positive Influence In Society

Dame Okowa interacts with wives of  Traditional Rulers  *Urges Proactiveness, Positive Influence In Society

The wife of the state Governor and founder 05 Initiative, Dame Edith Okowa, has charged wives of traditional rulers  in the state to be proactive so as to become positive influence in their families, kingdoms and society at large.  Dame Okowa gave the…

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….

DELTA PDP SALUTES UDUAGHAN, DESCRIBES HIM AS RARE STATESMAN WITH HEART OF GOLD

DELTA PDP SALUTES UDUAGHAN, DESCRIBES HIM AS RARE STATESMAN WITH HEART OF GOLD

The Delta State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Campaign Council has expressed its deep and profound gratitude to His Excellency, Dr. Emmanuel Eweta Uduaghan, the immediate past Governor of Delta State, describing him as a rare statesman, with a heart of gold and…