Two-third of global population may face water shortages- FAO

Two-third of global population may face water shortages- FAO

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has alerted that two-third of the world’s population could face water shortages by 2050. This is even as the federal government warned that the demand for water will exceed 40 percent in the country…

DESOPADEC Human Capital Development: The Winning Streak of a Legacy Board

DESOPADEC Human Capital Development: The Winning Streak of a Legacy Board

As a mission statement expressly provided in the law setting up DESOPADEC by the Delta State House of Assembly in 2006 and fully activated in July 2007, the Commission is meant “To put smiles on the faces of the people in the…

<em>DESOPADEC: Accelerated and Impactful Interventions</em><br><em>…For The Good Of The People</em>

DESOPADEC: Accelerated and Impactful Interventions
…For The Good Of The People

Since 2019 when the current board of the Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission, DESOPADEC, was inaugurated, the leadership has upheld and pursued the clear executive directive of His Excellency, Sen. Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, Governor of Delta State, to achieve tangible…

<strong>DELTA STATE INVESTMENTS DEVELOPMENT AGENCY (DIDA) </strong>–<strong>THE JOURNEY SO FAR</strong>

DELTA STATE INVESTMENTS DEVELOPMENT AGENCY (DIDA) THE JOURNEY SO FAR

-By Sylvester Iloba: Delta State Investments Development Agency (DIDA) is an Investment Promotion Agency (IPA) which was established by Delta State Law in 2016 and started operations in 2017, The Agency is charged with the responsibility of attracting investors to Delta State through…

2023: Aniocha North Demonstrates Overwhelming Love for Elumelu, PDP 5/5…As Reps Minority Leader Concludes Town Hall Meetings in A/O Federal Constituency

2023: Aniocha North Demonstrates Overwhelming Love for Elumelu, PDP 5/5…As Reps Minority Leader Concludes Town Hall Meetings in A/O Federal Constituency

It was a carnival of sorts in communities in Aniocha North Local Government Area of Delta State on Thursday, February 17, 2023, when the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Ndudi Elumelu visited the Communities in conclusion of his…

2023: Aniocha North Communities Restate Commitment To Re-elect Elumelu …Affirm Resolve to vote Atiku/Okowa, Oborevwori/Onyeme, PDP 5/5

2023: Aniocha North Communities Restate Commitment To Re-elect Elumelu …Affirm Resolve to vote Atiku/Okowa, Oborevwori/Onyeme, PDP 5/5

Communities in Aniocha North Local Government Area of Delta State have restated their commitment to re-elect the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives and member representing Aniocha/Oshimili Federal Constituency, Rt. Hon. Ndudi Elumelu, saying that has been proactive and sincere in representing…

APC: THE CRACK AND THE UNENDING CONVERSATION

APC: THE CRACK AND THE UNENDING CONVERSATION

By Austen Akhagbeme: The diminutive governor of Kaduna state, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, seems to be leading the pack, being the most vociferous of them all. He is firing from all cylinders to assert that the ongoing cash policy of the Buhari-led administration…

OPINION: ISOKO SENATORIAL OPPORTUNITY AND THE POSITION OF ISOKO TRADITIONAL RULERS COUNCIL

OPINION: ISOKO SENATORIAL OPPORTUNITY AND THE POSITION OF ISOKO TRADITIONAL RULERS COUNCIL

“… Says 5/5 Crusade Is Epileptic – Prof. Akpotu.” -By Jubilant Igelige, JP The President General of Isoko Development Union (IDU), Prof. Chris Akpotu has disclosed that Isoko ethnic nationality cannot afford to miss the Delta South Senatorial seat in the forthcoming…

<em>BUHARI, NIGERIANS AND THE CONSEQUENCES OF POLITICAL VENDETTA</em>

BUHARI, NIGERIANS AND THE CONSEQUENCES OF POLITICAL VENDETTA

-By Austen Akhagbeme: That the Naira redesign policy of the Buhari regime has become a nightmare since October last year when it was first announced is no longer in doubt. This laudable monetary policy, ordinarily speaking, could have gone down in history…

E.K. Clark: How Not To Be An Elder Statesman

E.K. Clark: How Not To Be An Elder Statesman

-By Fred Edoreh: As a matter of culture we respect elders, but when they sometimes misapply the honour to manipulate society to achieve self interest it becomes somewhat unbecoming. I have read the open letter of our revered Chief E.K. Clark to…

The Power of Right Leadership: Evidence from Okowanomics

The Power of Right Leadership: Evidence from Okowanomics

OKOWANOMICS SERIES Okowanomics Fact Sheet No. 13, February 2023. “The Power of Right Leadership: Evidence from Okowanomics”. DELTA STATE JOB AND WEALTH CREATION BUREAU [DSJWCB] is pleased to publish the latest [new] edition of the Okowanomics Fact Sheet Series. The purpose of…

Kashim Shettima: When Dino Maleya, Reno Omokri sing for drop of grains

Kashim Shettima: When Dino Maleya, Reno Omokri sing for drop of grains

By: James Bwala: Dino Melaye has always had a flamboyant attitude, both in his private and professional life. We just hope that he matures to be as white as the beard that sat on their chins. A sign that he should have…

OPINION: E. K. Clark and the Abuse of Old Age

OPINION: E. K. Clark and the Abuse of Old Age

-By Friday Ewiwilem More than ten years ago when he proclaimed to the world that he had turned eighty years of age, Chief Edwin Kiagbodo Clark, said that he was already in the departure lounge with his boarding pass to exit the…

2023: Oshimili North Communities Express Determination to Re-elect Elumelu …As Minority Leader Further Engages in Town Hall Meetings 

2023: Oshimili North Communities Express Determination to Re-elect Elumelu …As Minority Leader Further Engages in Town Hall Meetings 

Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon Ndudi Elumelu has been assured of the determination of Communities in Oshimili North Local Government Area in Delta State, to re-elect him as the member representing Aniocha/Oshimili Federal Constituency in the National Assembly….

<strong>Delta Government</strong><strong> Made Me an Entrepreneur </strong><strong>–</strong><strong><em>STEPreneur</em></strong><strong> </strong><strong>Rhorha</strong>

Delta Government Made Me an Entrepreneur STEPreneur Rhorha

–Interview by Ochuko Erhunmwunsee: Joseph Rhorha is the CEO of Finger of God Polythene. He hails from Ughelli South LGA. He enrolled into the 2019/2020 STEP cycle where he was trained and established in Fashion Design and Tailoring. He has SSCE. He is married with children. Hear him. “STEP has…

<strong>THE LEGACY OF A TRANSFORMED AND PROSPERING ECONOMY </strong>

THE LEGACY OF A TRANSFORMED AND PROSPERING ECONOMY 

Okowanomics Fact Sheet No. 12, January 2023 1.0  INTRODUCTION Okowanomics Fact Sheet Series is a semi-monthly [twice-a-month] bulletin of evidence-based “Fact Sheet” showing Governor Okowa’s spectacular achievements of job and wealth creation, development of infrastructure, urban renewal, transformation of education and health systems, peace and security, social…

<strong>STEP Is a Step-Up for Me, Says</strong><strong><em> </em></strong><strong>Obada</strong>

STEP Is a Step-Up for Me, Says Obada

-By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh: Blessing Obada, though an SSCE holder, is determined to succeed in the world of entrepreneurship. She is the CEO of Sparkling B Hair World, a salon she established after her training in Hairdressing and Makeover in the 2019/2020 STEP cycle. She hails from Warri…

<strong>STEP Helped to Rebrand My Job </strong><strong>–</strong><strong>Charles</strong>

STEP Helped to Rebrand My Job Charles

-By Laura Ese Oghene: Ifeanyi Charles is the CEO of Lifestone Interior & Exterior Works and a beneficiary of the Delta State Government’s Skills Training and Entrepreneurship Programme (STEP.) He enrolled into the 2018/2019 cycle in which he was re-trained and established in Tiling & Interlocking as a BrownSTEPreneur. He hails from Ika South Local Government Area. He has a B.Sc. in Educational…

<strong>I Feed My Family from YAGEP Farm Produce, Says Mozea</strong>

I Feed My Family from YAGEP Farm Produce, Says Mozea

-By Gertrude Onyekachukeu-Uteh: Stephen Dumebi Mozea hails from Oshimili North LGA. He is the CEO of Dusom Integrated Farm, DARDA at Ibusa. He has a B.Sc.  He enrolled into YAGEP in the 2015/2016 cycle wherein he was trained and established in Poultry. In spite…

<em>OLUSEGUN OBASANJO: TO LOVE OR TO LOATHE?</em>

OLUSEGUN OBASANJO: TO LOVE OR TO LOATHE?

-By Austen Akhagbeme: Everybody seems to know General Olusegun Obasanjo, the former Nigerian military Head of state and civilian president, but not everyone loves him. And this is a fact of life and the scripture. OBJ, as he’s fondly called it, means…

My life or His Publicity? When Zulum made a call

My life or His Publicity? When Zulum made a call

–By Isa Gusau: Our boss, Governor Babagana Umara Zulum, my family and closest friends wouldn’t like what I am about to publicly reveal. I deeply apologise. Last week, I had a surgery at Max Multi Speciality Hospital in New Delhi, India. The…

<strong>YAGEP Is My Game Changer- Uruemuesiri</strong>

YAGEP Is My Game Changer- Uruemuesiri

-By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh: OMORAKA URUEMUESIRI hails from Sapele Local Government Area. He got enrolled into the Delta State Government’s Youth Agricultural Entrepreneurs Programme in the 2020/2021 cycle as a Brown YAGEPreneur in Fish Production. She has a B.A in Linguistics and is the CEO of…

Why Oborevwori is the Best for Delta 2023

Why Oborevwori is the Best for Delta 2023

-By Dennis Agwa: As Nigerians prepare for the general elections slated for the first quarter of 2023 a lot of permutations are going on about what should happen and who should get what by way of winning at the polls. The electorate…

IZU-IKEI ANIOMA COMMENDS PRESIDENT BUHARI FOR NOMINATING THEIR DAUGHTER AS NDDC CHAIRMAN

IZU-IKEI ANIOMA COMMENDS PRESIDENT BUHARI FOR NOMINATING THEIR DAUGHTER AS NDDC CHAIRMAN

A non political group, Aniocha-Oshimili Elders Association also called the Elders Association of Aniocha – Oshimili Izu-Ikei, has described the nomination of Mrs. Lauretta Onichi as the substantive Chairman of the Niger-Delta Development Commission (NDDC) by the President and Commander – in…

Atiku/Okowa Presidency Will Bring Development, Wipe Out Insecurity, Elumelu Declares…Pursues Establishment of Asaba Federal University of Technology, More Job Opportunities

Atiku/Okowa Presidency Will Bring Development, Wipe Out Insecurity, Elumelu Declares…Pursues Establishment of Asaba Federal University of Technology, More Job Opportunities

The Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Ndudi Elumelu has assured that a Presidency led by Atiku Abubakar and Sen. Ifeanyi Okowa will bring in meaningful development that will impact positively to the lives of Nigerians. The Minority Leader,…

<strong>I No Longer Seek Government Job</strong><strong>, Says </strong><strong>STEPreneur</strong><strong> </strong><strong>Eleah</strong>

I No Longer Seek Government Job, Says STEPreneur Eleah

-By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh: Basil Eleah hails from Aniocha South LGA. Though he has an NCE and trained in Tiling in the 2016/2017 STEP cycle, he has diversified to sales of bird feeds, poultry and is a point of sales agent (POS) to increase his streams of…

<em>ADEMOLA ADELEKE: DUSTING THE DUSTY TABLES</em>

ADEMOLA ADELEKE: DUSTING THE DUSTY TABLES

-By Austen Akhagbeme: With all the expected pomp, fanfare, music and excitement reminiscent of the amiable personality of the newly sworn-in governor of Osun state, Senator Ademola Jackson Adeleke took over the reins of power bestriding a trojan horse. His youthful mindset,…

<strong>YAGEP Grew My Business- Aigbe</strong>

YAGEP Grew My Business- Aigbe

-By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh: Vivian Okiemute Aigbe hails from Ethiope WestLocal Government Area. She is the CEO of Vivian Aigbe’s Farm. Vivian enrolled in the Delta State Government’s Youth Agricultural Entrepreneurs Programme (YAGEP) in the 2019/2020 cycle in which she was supported in Plantain Production under the Brown…

HISTORIC UPLIFTMENT OF LIVING CONDITIONS IN RIVERINE, COASTAL, CREEK COMMUNITIES OF DELTA STATE – PART 2

HISTORIC UPLIFTMENT OF LIVING CONDITIONS IN RIVERINE, COASTAL, CREEK COMMUNITIES OF DELTA STATE – PART 2

LANDMARK DEVELOPMENT OF EDUCATION AND HEALTHCARE INFRASTRUCTURE AND FACILITIES Okowanomics Fact Sheet No. 10, November-A, 2022 1.0 INTRODUCTION Okowanomics Series is a semi-monthly [twice-a-month] bulletin of evidence-based “Fact Sheet” showing Governor Okowa’s spectacular achievements of job and wealth creation, development of infrastructure,…

As Flood IDPs Return Home: DESOPADEC Boss, Bashorun Askia Thanks God, Commends Okowa’s Support 

As Flood IDPs Return Home: DESOPADEC Boss, Bashorun Askia Thanks God, Commends Okowa’s Support 

-From Albert OGRAKA: Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC), Bashorun Askia Ogieh, has expressed thanks to God for seeing Deltans through the flood period. He also expressed gratefulness to the state governor, His Excellency, Sen….

Felicity Park – Asaba Unveils Real Estate Investment In AZAGBA OGWASHI

Felicity Park – Asaba Unveils Real Estate Investment In AZAGBA OGWASHI

–By Albert OGRAKA: In a bid to provide best and sustainable real estate development and investment to citizen of Asaba territorial district, PENTLAND REALTIES LIMITED and its development partners have unveiled plans to execute a real estate project with best standards. According…

<strong>STEP Improved My Life, Says Akpotayobore</strong>

STEP Improved My Life, Says Akpotayobore

-By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh: Kingsley Akpotayobore hails from Udu LGA and has an NCE before he enrolled in the Delta State Government’s Skills Training and Entrepreneurship Programme (STEP) in the 2016/2017 cycle. He was retrained in Electrical Installation and Maintenance.  Thereafter, he established Kingsuged…

World Igbo Congress in Gabon refutes Kidnapping Report of Nigerian Woman in Gabon

World Igbo Congress in Gabon refutes Kidnapping Report of Nigerian Woman in Gabon

-By Sunday Ikuesan: The World Igbo Congress, the apex Igbo socio-cultural group in Gabon has refuted the claims of the kidnapping report of a Nigerian woman of Igbo extradition named Mrs Cynthia Njoku Edmund Uzomain Gabon.  The group hinted that their rejoinder followed a news story by an online newspaper…

<strong>YAGEP Is a</strong><strong>n Encouragement to Youths in Agriculture-Ejotugbo</strong>

YAGEP Is an Encouragement to Youths in Agriculture-Ejotugbo

-By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh: Prince Ejotugbo is a Brown YAGEP beneficiary of the Delta State Government’s Youth Agricultural Entrepreneurs Programme. He received farm input and support in Poultry in the 2020/2021 cycle. He hails from Ethiope West Local Government Area. He is the CEO of Exaugnoel Nig Enterprise. Hear him. “The…