<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…

<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…

Delta@31: Delta Reps Caucus Celebrates, Felicitates Okowa, Deltans *Revels Peace, Unity, Progress

Delta@31: Delta Reps Caucus Celebrates, Felicitates Okowa, Deltans *Revels Peace, Unity, Progress

The Delta State Caucus in the House of Representatives has appreciated the unity, peace and progress that are evident in Delta State since its creation 31 years ago, despite obvious diversity in culture, linguistic, and politics. According to a statement jointly signed…

STEP Gave Me Good Foundation to Start-Up,    Says Eruvwedede

STEP Gave Me Good Foundation to Start-Up, Says Eruvwedede

-By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh and Ese Laura Oghene Paul Eruvwedede hails from Patani LGA and has a B.Sc. in Physics. He is the CEO of Talux Paints, producer of all kinds of high-quality paints. Paul enrolled under Brown STEP and trained in Paint Manufacturing in the 2018/2019 cycle. He shares his success story after…

Yagep Took Me from Grass to Grace, Says Ejomafuvwe

-By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh and Laura Ese Oghene: Ejomafuvwe Oghenero Vincent is the CEO of Vincent Ejoafuvwe Farm located at Aghalokpe. He is an SSCE holder. He hails from Okpe Local Government Area. He had no money to further his education, but took advantage of the Youth Agricultural Entrepreneurs Programme (YAGEP) in the 2019/2020 cycle to be enrolled in Poultry Production. He shares his experience after three years. Hear him. “I was…

2023 ELECTION AND THE DANGER OF IDENTITY POLITICS IN NIGERIA (2)

2023 ELECTION AND THE DANGER OF IDENTITY POLITICS IN NIGERIA (2)

-By Austen Akhagbeme: In the first part of this essay, I have attempted to lay a foundation for the subject matter by taking a trip through the shenaniganry of the early post-colonial politics of personalities and identity in Nigeria which characterised the…

Okowanomics: UNPRECEDENTED NETWORK OF ROADS, URBAN RENEWAL 

Okowanomics: UNPRECEDENTED NETWORK OF ROADS, URBAN RENEWAL 

AND BOOST OF THE SERVICES SECTOR Okowanomics Fact Sheet No. 4, August-A 2022 Introduction Okowanomics Scorecard Series is a semi-monthly 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…

Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan: Vice Foreign Minister Ma Zhaoxu Speaks Out

Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan: Vice Foreign Minister Ma Zhaoxu Speaks Out

On 9 August 2022, Vice Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan. Vice Foreign Minister Ma Zhaoxu took questions from China Central Television and China Global Television Network on Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan. Q1. Over the past few days, US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s…

YAGEP Marked New Beginning for Me, Says Oghenewewaire

YAGEP Marked New Beginning for Me, Says Oghenewewaire

By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh: Peter Oghenewewaire is an OND holder; he studied Science Laboratory Technology. He could not continue with his education due to poor funding. In order to survive he began cassava and maize farming, and at the same time enrolled as an…

<strong>I Trained 26 Persons for Free to Complement Okowa’s Efforts, Says STEPreneur Onyedum</strong>

I Trained 26 Persons for Free to Complement Okowa’s Efforts, Says STEPreneur Onyedum

-By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh: Marvis Onyedum, the CEO of Marvis Unique Catering Services, Effurun, enrolled in the Delta State Government’s Skills Training and Entrepreneurship Programme (STEP) in the 2015/2016 cycle as a non-indigene beneficiary. Since establishment, Marvis has carved a niche for herself…

<em>WHAT IF PETER OBI FAILS?</em>

WHAT IF PETER OBI FAILS?

-By Austen Akhagbeme: Sometime last week, I was in the midst of a very hot debate about the suitability, capacity and phantasmagoric appearances of the three leading presidential aspirants in the forthcoming presidential election. Even when I was prickly tempted to join…

<strong>THE LEGACY OF A TRANSFORMED HEALTHCARE SYSTEM</strong>

THE LEGACY OF A TRANSFORMED HEALTHCARE SYSTEM

Okowanomics Fact Sheet No. 3, July-B 2022 INTRODUCTION Okowanomics Scorecard Series is a semi-monthly 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”…

An Era of Policy and Institutional Reforms

An Era of Policy and Institutional Reforms

Okowanomics Fact Sheet No. 2, July 14, 2022. Okowanomics Scorecard Series is a semi-monthly bulletin of fact sheets showing Governor Okowa’s landmark legacy achievements. The series is prepared by Delta State Job & Wealth Creation Bureau. This Fact Sheet No. 2 in…

Condemnation As Imo Governor, Uzodinma Dons N478M Worth Wristwatch To See Buhari

Condemnation As Imo Governor, Uzodinma Dons N478M Worth Wristwatch To See Buhari

Condemnation has continued to trail Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo state, for adorning his wrist with a Jacob and Co Astronomia Sky White Diamond Wristwatch, valued at over Seven Hundred and Eighty-Five Thousand Dollars. The State Governor was seen in a meeting…

<strong><br>I Earn Daily Livelihood through YAGEP, says Adege</strong>


I Earn Daily Livelihood through YAGEP, says Adege

–By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh and Ese Laura Oghene: INNOCENT ADEGE, a graduate of Business Education, enrolled into the Delta State Youth Agricultural and Entrepreneurs Programme (YAGEP) in the 2015/2016 Cycle. He was trained and established in fish production in YAGEP Farm Cluster located…

YAGEP Beneficiary Calls for More Agric Investments

YAGEP Beneficiary Calls for More Agric Investments

–By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh and Ese Laura Oghene: ALVIN OKECHUKWU MOKAOGWU is the CEO of Bikenenye Global Venture. He hails from Oshimili North Local Government Area. He has an HND in Business Administration. After years of unemployment, he became one of the pioneers of…

<em>OUR PRESIDENTIAL ASPIRANTS AND THEIR NAKED DRUMMERS</em>

OUR PRESIDENTIAL ASPIRANTS AND THEIR NAKED DRUMMERS

–By Austen AKHAGBEME: Electioneering campaign seasons are always very interesting in Nigeria. It brings to the fore hitherto forgotten and harmless issues that have no direct bearing on the much needed extermination of the ageless cankerworm eating us from within. And I…

STEP Training Enhanced My Relevance in Entertainment Industry, Says Irabor

STEP Training Enhanced My Relevance in Entertainment Industry, Says Irabor

–By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh and Ese Laura Oghene: Arnold Irabor is the CEO of Epoch Art Audio-Visual and the Director of Extreme Reloaded Art House. He was trained and established in Audio Visual Services by the Delta State Government in its Skills Training and…

STEP Training Inspired Entrepreneurial Spirit in Me, Says Enuma

STEP Training Inspired Entrepreneurial Spirit in Me, Says Enuma

By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh ENUMA JENNIFER hails from Ndokwa East Local Government Area. She holds a BSc in Political Science and is the CEO of Jenny Joyful Catering Services. After years of joblessness, she enrolled in the Delta State Skills Training and Entrepreneurship Programme (STEP) in the 2016/2017 cycle in…

Delta Govt Has Done Well for Youths, Says YAGEPreneur Ofien

Delta Govt Has Done Well for Youths, Says YAGEPreneur Ofien

-By Gertrude ONYEKACHUKWU-UTEH and Ese Laura OGHENE: HENRY CHUKWUMA OFIEN is the CEO of Chukky Go Farm located at YAGEP Farm Cluster, Owa-Alero. His enthusiasm and passion for hard work distinguished him from his peers. He was an “okada” rider before he got…

Elumelu: Three Years of Excellent Representation In 9th National Assembly

Elumelu: Three Years of Excellent Representation In 9th National Assembly

RT. HON. NDUDI GODWIN ELUMELU, a cosmopolitan politician with a heart for service, had great plans for the people of Aniocha/Oshimili Federal Constituency of Delta State when, in the 2019 general elections, he sought for their mandate, to represent them in the…

THE BRAGGING RIGHTS OF BOLA TINUBU

THE BRAGGING RIGHTS OF BOLA TINUBU

THAT Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has to unleash his feelings most emotionally and at a most auspicious moment on those he felt had treated him with disdain against the laws of reciprocity, has successfully thrown him into the political space for polemicists, pundits,…

OKOWANOMICS IN ACTION: The Agricultural Sector Testimonial

OKOWANOMICS IN ACTION: The Agricultural Sector Testimonial

-Prof. Eric Eboh,Chief Job and Wealth Creation Officer In the last seven years, Delta State, under the excellent leadership of His Excellency, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, Governor of Delta State, has witnessed unprecedented positive social and economic transformations. These unparalleled achievements and…

STEP Gave Me Financial Freedom, Says Omedomero

STEP Gave Me Financial Freedom, Says Omedomero

-By Gertrude ONYEKACHUKWU-UTEH- Blessing Omedomero hails from Isoko South Local Government Area. She enrolled in the Delta State Government’s Skills Training and Entrepreneurship Programme (STEP) in the 2018/2019 cycle wherein she was trained and established in Fashion Design and Tailoring. She is…

STEP Training Inspired Me to Success, Says Apodor

STEP Training Inspired Me to Success, Says Apodor

–By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-UTEH: Bridget Apodor is a Cosmetologist and a Beauty Therapist. She hails from Bomadi Local Government Area and is a graduate of Economics. She was trained and established by the Delta State Government in Cosmetology under its Skills Training and Entrepreneurship Programme…

Ongoing Illegality In NDDC – President Buhari And The APC Need To Act Now

Ongoing Illegality In NDDC – President Buhari And The APC Need To Act Now

-By Tonye OGBOGBULA: Amity between the President Muhammadu Buhari government and the people of Nigeria who he governs is based on trust which is earned from promises made and promises kept. One of such promises by President Buhari to the nation was…

DEATH AND THE SHAME FROM SOKOTO

DEATH AND THE SHAME FROM SOKOTO

The gruesome and barbaric murder of Deborah Emmanuel, a student of the Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto on Thursday by her fellow students speak volumes of the backwardness, zealotry and religious intolerance bedevilling our nation, especially in Northern Nigeria. Deborah’s offence…

STEP Took Me Off the Street, Says Senge

STEP Took Me Off the Street, Says Senge

-By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-UTEH: SENGE PERE is a beneficiary of the Delta State Government’s Skills Training and Entrepreneurship Programme (STEP) in the 2016/2017 cycle. He was trained and established in Decoration and Event Management. He hails from Patani Local Government Area. Pere Senge is…

YAGEP Made Me Financially Independent –Uwigho

YAGEP Made Me Financially Independent –Uwigho

-By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-UTEH: HELEN OWIGHO hails from Isoko South and has an HND in Agricultural Extension Management. She is a product of the 2016/2017 cycle of the Delta State Youth Agricultural Entrepreneurs Programme (YAGEP.) She is the CEO of Helen-O Fish Farm Enterprise…

I Am No Longer In Labour Market, Says STEPreneur Ughelli

I Am No Longer In Labour Market, Says STEPreneur Ughelli

-By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-UTEH: PRISCA UGHELLI trained in Fashion Design and Tailoring and was established in the 2017/2018 cycle of the Delta State Government’s Skills Training and Entrepreneurship Programme as a Brown STEP beneficiary. She hails from Udu Local Government Area. She is…