<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>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…

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…

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…

<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,…

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….

STEP Gave Me Leverage to Become ICT Entrepreneur

STEP Gave Me Leverage to Become ICT Entrepreneur

-By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh: AUSTIN ATORI hails from Uvwie Local Government Area and is a graduate of Geology. He enrolled into the State Government’s Skills Training and Entrepreneurship Programme (STEP) in 2016/2017 cycle after four years of unemployment. He is resolute in his determination…

<strong>Gov. Okowa Lauds Bashorun Askia For Vocational Upscale In DESOPADEC Mandate Areas</strong>

Gov. Okowa Lauds Bashorun Askia For Vocational Upscale In DESOPADEC Mandate Areas

–From Albert OGRAKA: Governor of Delta state, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa has lauded the tremendous efforts of the management of Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC), in upscaling the skills acquisition programs in the state. Governor Okowa stated this during…

You’re Idiot, Soludo’s Commissioner Tells Teacher Seeking Info on Recruitment Exercise

You’re Idiot, Soludo’s Commissioner Tells Teacher Seeking Info on Recruitment Exercise

-From Sunny Davids/Awka: Anambra State Commissioner for Education, Prof. Ngozi Chuma-Udeh has referred to an applicant teacher seeking clarification about the recently concluded teacher’s recruitment exercise in the State as an Idiot. The applicant was seeking clarification about the recently concluded teacher’s…

NHRC Says ASUU Strike, Denial of Students Rights To Education

NHRC Says ASUU Strike, Denial of Students Rights To Education

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has described incessant strikes by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) as deprivation of Nigeria’s students enjoyment of their rights to education. In a statement released to the media on Monday by spokesperson of the…

LASSMUN: World Needs Your Energy, Commitment, Guterres Tells Delegates At Lagos Schl

LASSMUN: World Needs Your Energy, Commitment, Guterres Tells Delegates At Lagos Schl

“The world needs your energy, courage and commitment. I draw hope from seeing your generation challenge the status quo and call for transformative change,” said the United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, in his message to the Lagos State Secondary Schools Model…

Askia Ogieh Points Path To Social Regeneration, As Delta Students Vow To Shun Cultism, Other Vices

Askia Ogieh Points Path To Social Regeneration, As Delta Students Vow To Shun Cultism, Other Vices

Students of Delta state origin have agreed to shun cultism, internet fraud, examination malpractice and other social vices in the society. The students took the decision at a one-day sensitisation and awareness programme tagged “Delta State Student’s Summit” with the theme “Role…

62,271 Schools In Nigeria Without Security, Laments NSCDC

62,271 Schools In Nigeria Without Security, Laments NSCDC

The Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Dr. Ahmed Audi has lamented that about 62,271 schools across the country have no form of security presence, opening up the schools to kidnapping of students. Speaking at the commemoration…

Osinbajo Commissions Doctors’ Apartment, Shops, School, Road in Maiduguri

Osinbajo Commissions Doctors’ Apartment, Shops, School, Road in Maiduguri

The Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo was in Maiduguri on Thursday, to launch the 30th edition of the Federal Government’s Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Clinic during which he commissioned four out of over 500 projects executed by Borno State Governor,…

Federal College of Education (T) Asaba: Delta NUJ Expresses Delight At Pace Of Development

Federal College of Education (T) Asaba: Delta NUJ Expresses Delight At Pace Of Development

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA): Delta State Council of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), has expressed delight at the steady pace of development going on at the Federal College of Education (Technical) Asaba, Delta State. This concern was expressed by the Chairman of…

Prof. Ekoko Saw My Future, Inspired Me – Says Bashorun Askia

Prof. Ekoko Saw My Future, Inspired Me – Says Bashorun Askia

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA): Prof. was cooking something big. He asked for my contributions. I did and on October 28, 2021, he sent me this on WhatsApp: “This is brilliant. Again, big congratulations. God bless you greatly.” Days after, Prof. passed on….

St. Malachy’s College Old Boys’ Association, Sapele Gives Back *Unveils N11.5m School Hall

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –By Sheddy UDU: The 1970’s/1980’s set of students of St. Malachy’s College, Sapele, Old Boys’ Association (SMOBA), have handed over a renovated school hall to the management of the school in Sapele, Delta State. The Honourable Commissioner for…

How Senior Student Slit Throat Of Junior For Refusing Errand *Govt Sets Up C’ttee To Investigate

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA)- From Our CORRESPONDENT: Borno State government has set up a committee to investigate the incident of the slitting of the throat of Jubril Sadi Mato, a student of Elkanemi College of Islamic Theology, Maiduguri. Jubril, who is presently…

Prof. Ekoko, Former Education Commissioner For Burial Feb 12

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Michael EKOKORUWE: The remains of Prof. Abednego Ekoko, former Delta State Commissioner for Education and one time Sole Administrator of the Delta State University, Abraka, will be laid to rest on Saturday, 12th February, 2022 at his…

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…

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…

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…

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

–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…

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…

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,…

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…

Iteire pledges to revitalize Isoko language, Says it remains Identity of Isoko people

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Michael J. EKOKORUWE: ISOKO-NORTH local government Council Chairman, Hon Christian Othuke Iteire yesterday, gave the support of his administration to revitalise Isoko Language for it not to go into extinction as it remains the Identity of Isoko…

Germany To Build Dog School In Nigeria

Germany To Build Dog School In Nigeria -Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Mike SOGBOLO: THE German Government is to build a Dog School in Nigeria for the training of sniffer dog to enhance the ongoing war on narcotics The project is expected…

05 Initiative Gives Support To Orphanages In Delta **As Dame Okowa Hails Zenith Bank

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Editor’s DESK: WIFE of the Governor of Delta State and founder of 05 Initiative, Dame Edith Okowa, has passionately appealed to well meaning individuals and corporate bodies to always support orphanage homes and care givers operating in…

AAU NEC Resolves To Engage Edo Govt Over Unwholesome Interference *As Meeting Ends In Asaba

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Editor’s DESK: THE National Executive Council of the Ambrose Alli University has promised to continue to engage the Edo State Government over the unwholesome interference in the management of the University and the enactment of the obnoxious…

Elumelu Constituency Projects: Harvest Of Projects In Aniocha South As Okowa Commissions More Projects Executed By Elumelu

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Editor’s DESK: IT was a harvest of people oriented projects on Thursday, 29th July, 2021 as the Delta State Governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa continued with the commissioning of Constituency Projects executed by the Minority Leader of…

Bashorun Askia Wants Isoko Language Course In Tertiary Institution, Commends Archbishop Apena

Bashorun Askia Wants Isoko Language Course In Tertiary Institution, Commends Archbishop Apena

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Albert OGRAKA: MANAGING Director/CEO of Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC), Bashorun Askia Ogieh FCNA, CrFA, has commended the Rector of Niger Delta University, Irri Campus, His Grace, Archbishop (Dr.) C.A.O. Apena, for his foresight…

Remodeled Chibok School Where Over 200 Girls Were Kidnapped In 2014 Commissioned

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) -From Mike SOGBOLO: SEVEN years after over 200 schoolgirls were abducted by Boko Haram from it’s hostel, Government Secondary School, Chibok wears a new look with the commissioning major facilities by theMinister of Women Affairs, Pauline Tallen on…

EDWIN CLARK UNIVERSITY KIAGBODO ADMISSION IN PROGRESS, CLOSES IN TWO WEEKS

EDWIN CLARK UNIVERSITY KIAGBODO ADMISSION IN PROGRESS, CLOSES IN TWO WEEKS

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Michael J. EKOKORUWE: Edwin Clark University, Kiagbodo, Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State, admission into full-time undergraduate programmes for the 2020/2021 academic session is in progress and closes its admission of eligible candidates in two weeks…

Agbon Monarch Hails Bashorun Askia For Quality Service Delivery In DESOPADEC

Agbon Monarch Hails Bashorun Askia For Quality Service Delivery In DESOPADEC

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Albert OGRAKA: HIS Royal Majesty, Ogurimerime Ukori I, Ovie of Agbon Kingdom, has lauded the Sterling qualities of the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC), Bashorun Askia Ogieh, FCNA, CrFA,…

BELLARKS POLYTECHNIC STUDENTS URGED TO ACQUIRE SKILLS FOR SELF RELIANCE

BELLARKS POLYTECHNIC STUDENTS URGED TO ACQUIRE SKILLS FOR SELF RELIANCE

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Mchael J. EKOKORUWE: THE student of Bellarks Polytechnic Kwale, Ndokwa West local government area of Delta State, have been urged to acquire the necessary Skills that promote self reliance, towards addressing Nigeria’s unemployment problem. The Rector of…