I Hope to Have My Major Products Dominate Africa Markets in Next Five Years, Says STEP Beneficiary

I Hope to Have My Major Products Dominate Africa Markets in Next Five Years, Says STEP Beneficiary

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-UTEH: ILOBA, STEPHEN ONYEKA is one of the pioneer beneficiaries of the Delta State Government’s Skills Training and Entrepreneurship Programme (STEP) in the 2015/2016 Cycle. He hails from Aniocha North Local Government Area and studied at…

FG Inaugurates ICT Centre in Ilesa

FG Inaugurates ICT Centre in Ilesa

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA)- From Minister of Interior CORRESPONDENT: The Federal Government on Friday said it will continue to equip students and citizens with ICT skills such as machine learning and artificial intelligence and facilitate ICT adoption in teaching and learning in…

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…

Delta House Of Assembly Aspirant Fidel Onwodi Promises Excellent Representation

Delta House Of Assembly Aspirant Fidel Onwodi Promises Excellent Representation

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Editor’s DESK: Ahead of the 2023 general elections, a member of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Engr. Fidel Eweniwe Onwodi, has declared to represent Aniocha North State Constituency in the Delta State House of Assembly. He said…

Zulum Signs N269.6 Billion Budget, Child Protection Act Into Law

Zulum Signs N269.6 Billion Budget, Child Protection Act Into Law

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA): Borno State Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum has signed into law, the 2022 budget of N269.6 billion passed by the State Assembly. The Governor also signed two laws: Borno State Child Protection Act, and Violence Against Persons Prohibition Act….

Elumelu Empowers Two Youths With Complete Musical Instruments Worth N7m

Elumelu Empowers Two Youths With Complete Musical Instruments Worth N7m

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Editor’s DESK: In his avid resolve to ensure engagement of Youths in gainful endeavors, the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Ndudi Elumelu has empowered two youths, talented in music, with complete musical instruments….

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…

New Year: Reps Minority Caucus Seeks Renewed Optimism *Urges FG To End Borrowings, Engage Innovative Young Nigerians

New Year: Reps Minority Caucus Seeks Renewed Optimism *Urges FG To End Borrowings, Engage Innovative Young Nigerians

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) – From Editor’s DESK: The Minority Caucus in the House of Representatives has felicitated with Nigerians on the occasion of the New Year, urging them to put behind the gloom of the past and approach year 2022 with…

Igwe Ngoddy’s Wife Holds Christmas Party For Children

Igwe Ngoddy’s Wife Holds Christmas Party For Children

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Sunny A. DAVID: There is no better way anyone could celebrate Christmas and inherit the blessings that come with Christ’ nativity, than sharing love with one another especially the downtrodden this season. The wife of traditional ruler…

Akpotu Inuagurates I.D.U. Youth Wing Elected Executives, Affirm Support Of Leaders, Isoko Nation

Akpotu Inuagurates I.D.U. Youth Wing Elected Executives, Affirm Support Of Leaders, Isoko Nation

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Michael J. EKOKORUWE: President General of the social cultural apex organization of Isoko Nation, (Isoko Development Union), Professor Chris Akpotu, has inuagurated the elected executives of the Youth Wing. The inauguration was done during the 2021 delegates…

NEDC Promises Continued Sponsorship Of Sporting Activities In Troubled North East

NEDC Promises Continued Sponsorship Of Sporting Activities In Troubled North East

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA)- From Mike SOGBOLA/ MAIDUGURI: THE North East Development Commission (NEDC) has promised continued sponsorship of sporting activities in Nigeria’s North East to allow for promotion of peace in the troubled region. Speaking at the closing ceremony of sports…

What I Appreciate Most Is Knowledge Acquired, Says YAGEPreneur Idietakare

What I Appreciate Most Is Knowledge Acquired, Says YAGEPreneur Idietakare

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-UTEH: STANLEY IDIETAKARE is a pioneer beneficiary of the Delta State Youth Agricultural Entrepreneurs Programme (YAGEP.) He was trained and established in poultry production in the 2015/2016 YAGEP Cycle. Stanley hails from Ughelli North Local Government…

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…

Forum Urges Leaders In W/Africa, Sahel To Engage Youth To End Violent Extremism, Terrorism

Forum Urges Leaders In W/Africa, Sahel To Engage Youth To End Violent Extremism, Terrorism

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Mike SOGBOLA In ABUJA: Political leaders in West Africa and the Sahel have been asked to engage young people in ending violent extremism and terrorism in the area. The youth from 17 West African countries and Sahel,…

Okowa Inuagurates BELLARKS Poly Kwale, Lauds Private Sector Initiative In Education Devt

Okowa Inuagurates BELLARKS Poly Kwale, Lauds Private Sector Initiative In Education Devt

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –By Michael J. EKOKORUWE: BELLARKS Polytechnic has been officially opened by the Governor of Delta State, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, at the administrative ground of the institution Kwale, Ndokwa West local government area of Delta State. Governor Okowa…

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…

Delta Boosts Honey Production With Farm Support To YAGEPreneurs In Apiculture

Delta Boosts Honey Production With Farm Support To YAGEPreneurs In Apiculture

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-UTEH/Ese Laura OGHENE: BEE farmers enrolled in the Delta State Government’s Youth Agricultural and Entrepreneurs Programme (YAGEP) in the 2020/2021 Cycle have received farm support to expand their bee-keeping enterprises. The beneficiaries numbering twenty-one were drawn…

STEP Transformed Me From Fulltime Homemaker To Employer -STEPreneur Okeh

STEP Transformed Me From Fulltime Homemaker To Employer -STEPreneur Okeh

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-UTEH: GRACE OKEH, a beneficiary of the Delta State Government’s Skills Training and Entrepreneurship Training (Green STEP) in the 2017/2018 Cycle, hails from Okpe Local Government Area. She has an OND in Secretariat Administration from the…

UK University Entrepreneurship Hub Launched In Lagos

UK University Entrepreneurship Hub Launched In Lagos

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA): THE United Kingdom (UK)’s Deputy High Commissioner in Lagos, Ben Llewellyn-Jones has hosted an event to launch the London School of Economics’ (LSE) Generate Nigeria Entrepreneurship Hub in Lagos. A statement on Friday, said the new LSE Generate…

UN Rewards Volunteers In Nigeria

UN Rewards Volunteers In Nigeria

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA): UNITED Nations has rewarded volunteers in the country in order to encourage voluntary services. Speaking at the award ceremony in Abuja to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the United Nations Volunteers Programme, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)…

Basic Digital Literacy Training Programme Begins In Delta

Basic Digital Literacy Training Programme Begins In Delta

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) -From Editor’s DESK: PARTICIPANTS of the Basic Digital Literacy Training Programme in the state have been advised to take all sessions of the training seriously to enable them acquire the needed skills to become major players in digital…

Zulum Allocates Land For JAMB’s Computer-Based Test Centre In Borno ***Nigerians All Over Applaud Zulum, Registrar says

Zulum Allocates Land For JAMB’s Computer-Based Test Centre In Borno ***Nigerians All Over Applaud Zulum, Registrar says

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) -From Our CORRESPONDENT: BORNO State Governor, Babagana Umara Zulum has directed the allocation of land for the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB’s) computer-based test center in Maiduguri. Zulum gave the directive on Thursday, when he received the…

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,…

Zenith Bank/Delta Principals Cup Enters Final Stage

Zenith Bank/Delta Principals Cup Enters Final Stage

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA):- From Sports DESK/By Sheddy Saxon Udu, PGD: THE sixth edition of the Delta State Principals Cup comes up on Tuesday, November 30,2021 at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba. Alaka Grammer School, Ozoro will lock horns with Ovwor Mixed…

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…

World Orphans Day: Dame Okowa Lauds Sponsors, Care Givers *Wants More Support To Orphans

World Orphans Day: Dame Okowa Lauds Sponsors, Care Givers *Wants More Support To Orphans

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –By Albert OGRAKA: WIFE of the Delta State governor and Founder O5 initiative, Dame Edith Okowa, has expressed her determination to make sure that Orphans are not forgotten in the state. While celebrating the World Orphans Day at…

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…

I Am Fulfilled Being My Own Boss -STEPreneur Akaba

I Am Fulfilled Being My Own Boss -STEPreneur Akaba

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh: AKABA PATRA: Our spot light this week is on Patra Akaba, the CEO of Ricky Makeover and Cosmetics. She hails from Ughelli North Local Government Area. She obtained an HND in Accounting from Delta State…

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…

Gumel Promises Nigerians Better Outing At Commonwealth Games

Gumel Promises Nigerians Better Outing At Commonwealth Games

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Mike SOGBOLA: PRESIDENT, Commonwealth Games Nigeria, Habu Gumel has promised Nigerians to expect a better performance at the next Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. Gumel, gave this promise at the weekend in Abuja when the Commonwealth Games Baton…

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,…

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…

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…

Headmasters’/Principals’ Cup: Delta Govt Harps On Grassroots Sports Growth

Headmasters’/Principals’ Cup: Delta Govt Harps On Grassroots Sports Growth

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Sports Editor’s DESK: Delta State Government has reiterated its commitment towards ensuring grassroots sports development, especially football activities in the state. The State Commissioner for Primary Education, Mr. Chika Ossai stated this in Asaba during a press…

Get Involved In Political Process, Gov Okowa Tells Delta Youths

Get Involved In Political Process, Gov Okowa Tells Delta Youths

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Editor’s DESK THE Delta State Government has charged youths in the state to participate fully in the electoral process so that they can contribute their own quota in the governance of the state. Delta State Governor, Senator…

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…

Good News For Nigerians, As FG Launches Youth Employment Action Plan For Job Creation

Good News For Nigerians, As FG Launches Youth Employment Action Plan For Job Creation

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Editor’s DESK THE Federal Government has reiterated its commitment to mobilising the full energies and capacities of the youth in the country towards minimising the risks to national security posed by rising youth unemployment and underemployment, in…

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,…