FG Seeks Private Sector Support On Poverty Alleviation, Economic Devt

FG Seeks Private Sector Support On Poverty Alleviation, Economic Devt

The Lift Above Poverty Organization (LAPO) has reiterated the position of the Federal Ministry of Budget and National Economic Planning that the private sector is critical to driving the economic growth and overall development of Nigeria. The organization declared that the Minister…

30th Annual LAPO Development Forum: Communiqué

30th Annual LAPO Development Forum: Communiqué

A communiqué issued at the end of the 30th Annual LAPO Development Forum held on Thursday, October 19th, 2023 at the Shehu Musa Yar’Adua International Conference Centre, Abuja. Theme: “The Role Of Non-State Actors In National Development: A Case Study Of Lift…

Ghana to Manufacture Innovative Footwear Products that Support Global Health Goals …As World Shoe Launches New Factory

Ghana to Manufacture Innovative Footwear Products that Support Global Health Goals …As World Shoe Launches New Factory

World Shoe has announced the opening of its inaugural factory to produce the first antimicrobial, eco-friendly footwear brand manufactured in Africa. The production launch represents a collaborative effort among public, private, and civil service sectors to provide high-quality, low-cost products for retail…

Saudi Fund for Development Signs New $20 Million Development Loan Agreement to Construct, Equip Schools in Tajikistan

Saudi Fund for Development Signs New $20 Million Development Loan Agreement to Construct, Equip Schools in Tajikistan

The Saudi Fund for Development (SFD) has signed a deal to contribute $20 million USD towards the “Constructing and Equipping of Secondary Schools” project in Tajikistan. SFD Chief Executive Officer, H.E. Sultan Al-Marshad, signed today a new development loan agreement with the…

Investor Roadshow to Hold in Nigeria to Attract US Investment to Nigeria

Investor Roadshow to Hold in Nigeria to Attract US Investment to Nigeria

The United States government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission in Nigeria and U.S. government Prosper Africa and Power Africa initiatives, are hosting an investor roadshow from October 9-13 to expose U.S. investors to investment opportunities and the investment…

German-Nigerian trade volume hit €3b

German-Nigerian trade volume hit €3b

German-Nigeria trade volume hit €3 billion in 2022, the German Ambassador to Nigeria, Annett Günther, said on Thursday. Speaking during a parley with media in Abuja, the ambassador revealed that Germany’s main export to Nigeria are machines (28%), food products 20% and…

Extortion claims: Report defaulting revenue agents to appropriate channels – Malachi

Extortion claims: Report defaulting revenue agents to appropriate channels – Malachi

…Says media blackmail does not take the place of law The state chairman of Revenue task force, Mr. Malachi Monye has called on Deltans with claims of extortion to report to the appropriate quarters instead of running to the media to blackmail…

NEMA unveil Service Charter for efficient Service delivery

NEMA unveil Service Charter for efficient Service delivery

The Director General National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Mustapha Habib Ahmed has unveiled the Agency’s Service Charter in line with SERVICOM to entrench efficiency and accountability in delivery of its mandates. The DG NEMA was joined by the National Coordinator of SERVICOM,…

Nigeria, Ghana Signs MoU to Boost Rice, Wheat, Soya beans Production

Nigeria, Ghana Signs MoU to Boost Rice, Wheat, Soya beans Production

Nigeria and Ghana have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) towards boosting production of agricultural produce. The MoU was signed betwen a Nigerian company, EGTA Investment Limited and a Ghanaian conglomerate, Jospong Group of Companies, at the Ghana High Commission in Abuja…

USAID Has Facilitated $205 million Debt, Equity Investment for Nigerian Agribusinesses

USAID Has Facilitated $205 million Debt, Equity Investment for Nigerian Agribusinesses

Over the past five years, USAID has promoted private sector-led economic growth in Nigeria by facilitating $205 million in debt and equity investments for Nigerian agribusinesses. This was revealed on Wednesday when the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded West Africa Trade…

UK Seeks More Ways To Build Stronger Trade and Investment With Nigeria

UK Seeks More Ways To Build Stronger Trade and Investment With Nigeria

British Deputy High Commissioner in Lagos, Mr Jonny Baxter, was in Enugu State to attend the inaugural edition of the state’s Diaspora and Investment Roundtable, hosted by the Governor, Mr. Peter Mbah. The stakeholder roundtable was an opportunity for high-level discussions on…

FG, British High Commission Host Workshop on UK’s New Trading Scheme

FG, British High Commission Host Workshop on UK’s New Trading Scheme

The Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment in collaboration with the British High Commission hosted a one day workshop, on the UK’s new trading scheme. The UK officially launched the Developing Countries Trading Scheme (DCTS) in June 2023, which offers fast…

Finance guru, Lucky Oghene-Omoru clocks 70

Finance guru, Lucky Oghene-Omoru clocks 70

Development Economist, Investment Banker, and astute Public Servant, Olorogun Lucky Oghene-Omoru clocks 70 years today Tuesday, August 22, 2023. Oghene-Omoru a notable professional and staunch PDP stakeholder in Delta State hails from Orogun in Ughelli North Local Government Area. He was a…

Okonjo-Iweala Advises on Strategy to Attact Nigerians in Diaspora for Nation’s Development

Okonjo-Iweala Advises on Strategy to Attact Nigerians in Diaspora for Nation’s Development

The Director-General of the World Trade Organisation, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has given an advice on mechanisms that should be employed to attract second and third generation Nigerians in the Diaspora to contribute towards Nigeria’s development and growth. Okonjo-Iweala gave the advice on…

DROP YOUR PRIDE, ENGAGE IN LUCRATIVE VENTURES THAT WOULD BRING HONOUR TO SOCIETY -SAYS MONARCH

DROP YOUR PRIDE, ENGAGE IN LUCRATIVE VENTURES THAT WOULD BRING HONOUR TO SOCIETY -SAYS MONARCH

-By Harrison Akamule: The  first vice Chairman, Delta State Traditional Rulers Council,  HRM S. P. Luke , PERE Kalanama Viii of Akugbene -Mein Kingdom , Bomadi Local Government, Delta State calls on all youths to drop their pride and engage in lucrative trades which…

Inspection Fee and Its Negative Impacts on Real Estate Transactions, By Oluwakayode Abe

Inspection Fee and Its Negative Impacts on Real Estate Transactions, By Oluwakayode Abe

The profession of Estate Management and Valuation faces significant challenges due to the prevalence of unqualified individuals operating as quacks on a daily basis. The lack of awareness about the role and importance of an Estate Surveyor, along with the advantages of…

Monday Market: Zulum adds N1 billion for reconstruction; targets September for reopening 

Monday Market: Zulum adds N1 billion for reconstruction; targets September for reopening 

Borno State Governor, Babagana Umara Zulum, has approved the release of additional one billion naira towards completion of the ongoing reconstruction works at the Maiduguri Monday Market which was razed in February, this year.  Zulum announced the latest intervention on Monday in…

Economic Downturn: Government Asked to Reduce Cost of Govenance

Economic Downturn: Government Asked to Reduce Cost of Govenance

Government has been asked to reduce the cost of governance in the country not only in reduction of pecks of office but also the retinue of appointees. Addressing journalists yesterday in Abuja, the Lead Director of Speak out Africa initiative, a Non…

Delta underscores Igbo entrepreneurial spirit 

Delta underscores Igbo entrepreneurial spirit 

Delta State Government on Tuesday lauded the enterprising and wealth creation spirit of Ndigbos to the economic development of the country.  Senior Political Adviser to Governor Sheriff Oborevwori, Senator Emmanuel Aguariavwodo stated this when he received on courtesy visit, the Chairman and…

FG Asked to Take Immediate Action Against Revenue Leakages

FG Asked to Take Immediate Action Against Revenue Leakages

The Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) has called on the federal government to take immediate action to block revenue leakages and implement measures to improve the economy without further delay. The call was made on Tuesday on the heels of the interception…

FG Takes Waste to Wealth Programme to Grassroots

FG Takes Waste to Wealth Programme to Grassroots

The federal government has taken it’s waste to wealth programme to the grassroots, promising to segregate waste to wealth in Kuchingoro community, a suburb in Abuja. Speaking during this year’s National Environmental Sanitation Day commemorated on Saturday at Kuchingoro, the Director, Pollution…

Nigeria, Germany takes 200,000 Nigerian youth off labour market with training in skills

Nigeria, Germany takes 200,000 Nigerian youth off labour market with training in skills

The collaboration of both the federal government and the German government have assisted in taking about 200,000 Nigerian youths from the labour market. The collaboration which is in the areas of training in arts, fashion, painting, baking, ICT, fishery among others, also…

65 Nigerians sponsored by CCECC to China return with degrees… To be deployed in Nigeria’s transport sector

65 Nigerians sponsored by CCECC to China return with degrees… To be deployed in Nigeria’s transport sector

Sixty-five Nigerians sponsored by the CCECC Nigeria Limited to study at Chinese universities have returned to the country after graduation to contribute to the development of the transport sector. The programme is a joint effort between CCECC Nigeria Limited, and two Chinese…

FG to sanction erring carbon traders

FG to sanction erring carbon traders

The Federal Government is planning big on revenue from evolving a policy on minimization of carbon emission in the country, issuing a strong warning to carbon emission reduction traders to adhere to all rules guiding the trade or face the wrath of…

Delta safe for investment, Oborevwori assures investors

Delta safe for investment, Oborevwori assures investors

Governor of Delta State, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori has assured investors of a peaceful investment climate in the state. Oborevwori gave the assurance on Tuesday when he received on courtesy visit members of the Ndigbo Cultural Forum Asaba chapter at Government House,…

Palliative for fuel subsidy removal: Zulum rolls out 80 buses, pick up vans to commune farmers to/from farmers

Palliative for fuel subsidy removal: Zulum rolls out 80 buses, pick up vans to commune farmers to/from farmers

Borno State Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum on Tuesday released 80 buses and pick up vans to commune farmers free of charge from their communities to farmlands in the state. The intervention is aimed at beating down the high cost of living caused…

World Bank lauds Delta govt’s exemplary partnership

World Bank lauds Delta govt’s exemplary partnership

The World Bank on Tuesday commended Delta State Government for its exemplary partnership in programme delivery. The Bank’s NG-CARES Task Leader, Professor Foluso Okumadewa gave the commendation when he led a delegation of the Nigeria COVID-19 Action Recovery and Economic Stimulus Program…

Oborevwori congratulates ‘Gas King’, Julius Rone, at 49

Oborevwori congratulates ‘Gas King’, Julius Rone, at 49

Governor Sheriff Oborevwori of Delta has felicitated with the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of UTM FLNG Limited, Mr Julius Rone, on his 49th birth anniversary on June 25. In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Sir Festus Ahon, in…

Reopening of Seme border could stimulate economic activity in automotive sector- University Don

Reopening of Seme border could stimulate economic activity in automotive sector- University Don

The decision of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to reopen the Seme border has been commended as in order since it could stimulate activities in Nigeria’s automotive industry with significant implications for the nation’s economy. The Head of Economics Department at Bingham University,…

Italy supports ECOWAS with $14m on risk management, sustainable development… Spends $200,000 on Newly Inaugurated ECOWAS Disaster Operation Centre in Abuja

Italy supports ECOWAS with $14m on risk management, sustainable development… Spends $200,000 on Newly Inaugurated ECOWAS Disaster Operation Centre in Abuja

The Government of Italy has invested over $14 million in the last one year on risk disaster management and sustainable development in West Africa. The Ambassador of Italy to Nigeria, Mr Stefano De Leo said this at the inauguration of the ECOWAS…

EU Advises Tinubu to Create Enabling Environment for Private Sector to Thrive

EU Advises Tinubu to Create Enabling Environment for Private Sector to Thrive

The European Union on Thursday called on President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to create enabling environment for private sector to thrive in the country. The Head of European Union Delegation to Nigeria and Economic Community of West African States, Samuela Isopi gave this…

Oil Theft: NSCDC CG Reads Riot Act to Commandants in Niger Delta…Orders Round the Clock Surveillance of Oil Facilities

Oil Theft: NSCDC CG Reads Riot Act to Commandants in Niger Delta…Orders Round the Clock Surveillance of Oil Facilities

The Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Dr Ahmed Audi has read the Riot Act to Commandants in the Niger Delta States to get of economic saboteurs, vandals, criminals, oil thieves in the area, even as he…

Israel to partner Nigeria to create 1m jobs through digital economy

Israel to partner Nigeria to create 1m jobs through digital economy

Ambassador of Israel to Nigeria, Michael Freeman has disclosed the readiness of his country to partner with Nigeria towards realisation of the policy on creation of one million jobs through digital economy. Freeman, who is also the Permanent Representative of Israel to…

Soludo Bans Betnaija, Other Gambling Services In Anambra

Soludo Bans Betnaija, Other Gambling Services In Anambra

-BY SUNNY A. DAVID: The Anambra State Government has directed the immediate suspension of operations of casinos and gaming centers in the State over alleged dark deals. The directive is contained in a statement signed by Mr Donatus Onyenji, the Commissioner for…

Fuel Scarcity: Oborevwori cautions fuel marketers against hoarding, price hike 

Fuel Scarcity: Oborevwori cautions fuel marketers against hoarding, price hike 

Governor Sheriff Oborevwori of Delta State has cautioned fuel marketers in the state against hoarding of Petroleum products especially Premium Motor Spirit (PMS).  Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Festus Ahon in a statement on Tuesday in Asaba quoted Governor Oborevwori…

BENIZZY GLOBAL RESOURCES LIFTS 82 OKOLOBA INDIGENES  ON 37 SKILLS

BENIZZY GLOBAL RESOURCES LIFTS 82 OKOLOBA INDIGENES  ON 37 SKILLS

 BENIZZY GLOBAL RESOURCES, FOUNDED 2005, SPECIALISTS IN VOCATIONAL TRAINING AND EMPOWERMENT PARTNERED WITH OKOLOBA COMMUNITY IN BOMADI LGA, DELTA STATE TRAINED EIGHTY TWO (82) OKOLOBA INDIGENES  ON 37 VARIOUS SKILLS FROM  24TH  APRIL, 2023 TO END ON 24TH MAY, 2023, THE VISION IS TO EMPOWER THE RURAL PEOPLE WITH…

Valedictory Session: DIDA Chairman calls on staff to sustain tempo of achievements

Valedictory Session: DIDA Chairman calls on staff to sustain tempo of achievements

-By Sylvester Iloba: The Chairman Delta State Investments Development Agency (DIDA) Mr. Paul Nmah had called on management and staff of the Agency to endeavor to sustain and improve on the level of achievements by DIDA since inception. Mr. Nmah made this…

FG Opens Nigerian Businesses to Rest of World

FG Opens Nigerian Businesses to Rest of World

Nigerian businesses have been given another opening to the rest of the world as the Federal Government on Thursday launched an online platform that would connect foreign businesses that want to do business with Nigerian businesses. The government also set up a…

DTSG’LL ENSURE COMPLETION OF ALL PROJECTS EMBARKED ON- DIDA BOSS

DTSG’LL ENSURE COMPLETION OF ALL PROJECTS EMBARKED ON- DIDA BOSS

-By Sylvester Iloba: The Delta State Government will ensure that all Projects it embarked on would be seen to it’s logical conclusion. The Chairman Delta State Investments Development Agency (DIDA) Mr. Paul Nmah gave this assurance in a statement in Asaba. Nmah…

Group Calls for Resignation of DG, BPP

Group Calls for Resignation of DG, BPP

A public procurement advocacy group, NEFGAD, has demanded the immediate resignation of the Director General of the Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP), Mr. Mamman Ahmadu over the alleged irregularity of his appointment. He was given a 30-day ultimatum to resign or face…