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…

We Are Proud Of Elumelu, Says PDP National Chairman, As Over 900 Persons Benefit From Elumelu’s Empowerment Programme

We Are Proud Of Elumelu, Says PDP National Chairman, As Over 900 Persons Benefit From Elumelu’s Empowerment Programme

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Dr. Iyorchia Ayo has applauded the Minority leader of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Ndudi Elumelu for his outstanding contributions towards human capital development of the people in his Aniocha/Oshimili Federal…

GOV BELLO MATAWALLE: CADILLACS IN THE MIDST OF LACK

GOV BELLO MATAWALLE: CADILLACS IN THE MIDST OF LACK

For a state that is plagued with extreme privation, hunger, humanitarian crisis and lack, one would have thought that Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara state will be more frugal with expenditures than he unabashedly displayed recently. His warped decision to procure brand…

THE SERMON AND SALVO OF SHEIKH KHALID

THE SERMON AND SALVO OF SHEIKH KHALID

There’s no denying the fact that hypocrisy, political myopia and deception are walking on all four in Nigeria today. The recent sack of Imam Sheikh Nuru Khalid by the management of the Friday mosque at the Legislative Quarters, Apo-Abuja laid credence to…

More Youths Should Be Engaged in Fish Production to Meet Market Demand for Fish, Says YAGEPreneur Odu

More Youths Should Be Engaged in Fish Production to Meet Market Demand for Fish, Says YAGEPreneur Odu

-By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-UTEH: ODU UNUAKPOREGBETAYE SUNDAY began his farm business as a local farmer before his enrolment in the Delta State Government’s Youth Agricultural Entrepreneurs Programme (YAGEP) in the 2017/2018 cycle. He hails from Okpe Local Government Area and is the Chairman…

BUNI: THE TRIUMPHANT ENTRY AND GLORIOUS EXIT OF A CHAIRMAN

BUNI: THE TRIUMPHANT ENTRY AND GLORIOUS EXIT OF A CHAIRMAN

-By Mamman MOHAMMED: He is either in white or blue colours. These are his two favourite colours. White represents peace while blue represents love. The two colours incidentally reflect the true character of Mai Mala Buni, the Yobe state Governor, a man…

ATTAHIRU JEGA: THE “LAMENTATION” OF AN UMPIRE

ATTAHIRU JEGA: THE “LAMENTATION” OF AN UMPIRE

By Austen Akhagbeme Just yesterday, the former ASUU President and former INEC Chairman, Prof Attahiru Jega, fired a familiar salvo, while speaking at the 2022 Workers’ political conference organised by the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC in Abuja. The former electoral umpire who…

Entrepreneurship, Biz Mgnt Training Made Me What I Am, Says STEPreneur Adibor

Entrepreneurship, Biz Mgnt Training Made Me What I Am, Says STEPreneur Adibor

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-UTEH: NAME: ADIBOR PROSPER (2018/2019 CYCLE-BROWN STEP)LGA: OKPEENTERPRISE: SHOE MAKING PROSPER Adibor has a BSc in Accounting and is the CEO of Prosperity Leather Works, Warri. Though re-trained in Shoe Making in the State Government’s Skills…

LEAH SHARIBU: THE DEATH OF INNOCENCE

LEAH SHARIBU: THE DEATH OF INNOCENCE

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –By Austen AKHAGBEME: It was Dele Giwa, the assassinated journalist and founding Editor-in-Chief of the Newswatch magazine that wrote an article with a near similar title on what he thought to be strange in our clime, during his…

TINUBU AND THE “RED FLAG” CALLED AREGBESOLA

TINUBU AND THE “RED FLAG” CALLED AREGBESOLA

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –By Austen AKHAGBEME: Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, the former two-term governor of the State of Osun and Buhari’s minister of Interior, has broken his shell. He has chosen to speak out against his benefactor, mentor and Party leader, Asiwaju…

Biu-Garkida Road: How Betara Aliyu Goes Beyond Constituency’s Border In Borno

Biu-Garkida Road: How Betara Aliyu Goes Beyond Constituency’s Border In Borno

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA): For decades, the road between Biu, Shaffa and Garkida linking Borno state and Adamawa states in northeast Nigeria had been a nightmare for commuters. Successive representatives of the Hawul, Askira Federal constituency could not in any way make…

2023, AFENIFERE AND “THE GANG-UP” THEORY

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA): It is becoming increasingly difficult to understand the nuances of the Yoruba socio-cultural organisation, Afenifere, especially in recent times. The much acclaimed and widely proclaimed defender of the Yoruba nation is gradually indulging in the antithetical ethos, detrimental…

Elumelu Briefs Aniocha/Oshimili Critical Stakeholders, Restates Commitment to Proactive Representation, Says 2021 Constituency Empowerment Programme To Hold Soon

Elumelu Briefs Aniocha/Oshimili Critical Stakeholders, Restates Commitment to Proactive Representation, Says 2021 Constituency Empowerment Programme To Hold Soon

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Editor’s DESK: The Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Ndudi Elumelu has restated his resolve towards ensuring unhindered and proactive representation of the People of Aniocha/Oshimili Federal Constituency in the National Assembly. Elumelu said…

A SEASON OF POLITICAL ABLUTIONS

A SEASON OF POLITICAL ABLUTIONS

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA): The year preceeding the general election year in Nigeria is always an interesting one. This is the time when political gladiators, both the serious and the pretenders, jostle for space in their political nests while seeking for attention…

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….

TONY KABAKA AND THE ROAD TO DAMASCUS

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA): Notoriety, bravado and the audacious use of extra-territoriality of state power gained traction and popularity with the dreaded Tony Kabaka as he reigned in the heyday of political thuggery and thundering that is often associated with electioneering campaigns…

BENIN REPUBLIC: A BULLY NEXT DOOR

BENIN REPUBLIC: A BULLY NEXT DOOR

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA): The Democratic progression witnessed in the neighbouring country of Benin, which has served as a good example of democratisation in Africa since 1991, is gradually becoming a nightmare. This owes majorly to the clampdown on the opposition by…

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…

Delta Central 2023: Legacy Of A True Leader

Delta Central 2023: Legacy Of A True Leader

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Editor’s DESK: One of the most invaluable ingredients in food preparation for most reasonable people in the world over is salt, yet this essential product is not advertised. Its importance is known by all and sundry irrespective…

DSCTDA: The Midas Touch Of Rt. Hon (Evang) Joan Onyemaechi

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Editor’s DESK: THE Director General of Delta State Capital Territory Development Agency (DSCTDA), Rt. Hon (Evang) Joan Onyemaechi, also known as “Ada Anioma” seems to have a wand in her hand to turn everything in her care…

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,…

Cabo Verde Establishes Embassy In Nigeria *Watch Video

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA):- Special Report From Mike SOGBOLA: CABO Verde has established her Embassy in the country to strengthen diplomatic ties with Nigeria and be closer to the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission which is headquartered in Abuja,…

AFGHANISTAN: THE TALLEST TASK FOR THE TALIBAN

AFGHANISTAN: THE TALLEST TASK FOR THE TALIBAN

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –By Austen AKHAGBEME: IT is always a different and strange experience when the hunter suddenly turned the hunted. The very reason why the vicious circle of violence may last longer than expected in crisis-ridden Afghanistan. As of today,…

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…

KEN SARO-WIWA: 26 YEARS AFTER

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA)  –By Azua ALONU: KEN SARO-WIWA had to follow the path his late compatriot Timothy Paul Birabi, a famous Ogoni nationalist inspired and formed the movement for the survival of the Ogoni people (Mosop) to fire up the flame…

ANAMBRA: THE SOLUTION CALLED SOLUDO

ANAMBRA: THE SOLUTION CALLED SOLUDO

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –By Austen AKHAGBEME: PROFESSOR Chukwuma Charles Soludo is undoubtedly, a renowned personality. He is from a large tribe of public intellectuals known for their lucidity in juxtaposing hypotheses and theories against the naked reality of the Nigerian situation….