<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…

US Trains Nigeria on Capabilities to Investigate Chemical, Biological Weapons-Contaminated Crime Scenes

US Trains Nigeria on Capabilities to Investigate Chemical, Biological Weapons-Contaminated Crime Scenes

The United States Trains Nigeria on Enhancing Capabilities to Investigate Chemical and Biological Weapons-Contaminated Crime Scenes The United States conducted a training workshop in Abuja, Nigeria September 19-23, 2022, with partners from Nigerian domestic security services, law enforcement, and first responders, aimed…

NDLEA sets ablaze 1.8 tonnes of cocaine

NDLEA sets ablaze 1.8 tonnes of cocaine

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has set ablaze 1.8 tonnes of cocaine recovered last week from a warehouse in Ikorodu area of Lagos State. The Chairman/Chief Executive of the anti-narcotics agency, Brig. Gen. Buba Marwa (Retd) during the burning of…

NDLEA seizes N194 bn worth cocaine in largest single bust  …Arrests 4 drug barons, another

NDLEA seizes N194 bn worth cocaine in largest single bust …Arrests 4 drug barons, another

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have busted a major warehouse in a secluded estate in Ikorodu area of Lagos where 1.8 tonnes (1,855 kilogrammes) of cocaine with street value of $278,250,000 (approximately $278.3 million) or N194,775,000,000 (approximately N194.8…

<strong>Delta Job Creation Bureau Trains Staff on Performance Improvement</strong>

Delta Job Creation Bureau Trains Staff on Performance Improvement

–By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh: Senior Management Staff of the Delta State Job and Wealth Creation Bureau have been charged to deplore knowledge acquired during training to improve their performance in their duties. The Director-General of the Centre for Management Development (CMD, Abuja, Mr….

<strong>Car Wash Operators Urged To Ensure Security, Standard In Delta Capital Territory —Onyemaechi</strong>

Car Wash Operators Urged To Ensure Security, Standard In Delta Capital Territory —Onyemaechi

–By Albert OGRAKA: Director General (DG) Of Delta State Capital Territory Development Agency (DSCTDA), Hon. Joan Onyemaechi, has reiterated her call for security measures to be put in place by car wash operators in the Asaba capital Territory. The Director General made…

<strong>STEP</strong> <strong>Broadened My Knowledge </strong><strong>in</strong><strong> Electrical Works, Says </strong><strong>Eyaguobor</strong>

STEP Broadened My Knowledge in Electrical Works, Says Eyaguobor

–By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh and Laura Ese Laura Oghene: David Eyaguobor is the CEO of Daux Electrical Works & Parts. He enrolled and trained in Electrical Installation and Repairs in the 2017/2018 STEP cycle. He hails from Okpe LGA and is an SSCE holder. He is knowledgeable in electrical works having worked with…

ECOWAS Parliamentarians Express Concern Over Handling of Religious Matters in W/Africa

ECOWAS Parliamentarians Express Concern Over Handling of Religious Matters in W/Africa

Members of Economic Community of West African State (ECOWAS) Parliament have expressed deep concern regarding the unequal treatment of religious matters in political decisions by government of various countries in West Africa. The Parliament therefore called on political and religious leaders from…

NAOWA seeks partnership with NDLEA on anti-drug war

NAOWA seeks partnership with NDLEA on anti-drug war

Nigeria Army Officers Wives Association (NAOWA) has pledged commitment to work with the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) to ensure a drug-free country. The Wife of the Chief of Army Staff and President of the Nigeria Army Officers Wives Association (NAOWA),…

<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…

<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…

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…

Breaking: Aniagwu Appointed PDP Presidential Campaign Spokesman Ahead 2023 Polls

Breaking: Aniagwu Appointed PDP Presidential Campaign Spokesman Ahead 2023 Polls

Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party Atiku Abubakar has appointed the Commissioner for Information in Delta State, Mr. Charles Aniagwu as one of his spokesmen for the 2023 presidential campaign A press statement signed by Atiku’s Media Adviser, Paul Ibe notes…

N11.2m Medical Bills: Patients In FMC, Asaba Specialist Hospital Thank Dame Okowa

N11.2m Medical Bills: Patients In FMC, Asaba Specialist Hospital Thank Dame Okowa

Fifty-Three patients drawn from both the federal medical centre and Asaba Specialist Hospital have expressed appreciation to the wife of the Delta state governor, Dame Edith Okowa following the payment of their medical bills and that of their children to the tune…

Crisis Disrupts Olomoro Community Quarter Election as Izogo Rejects Result, Demands Constitution Based-Election

Crisis Disrupts Olomoro Community Quarter Election as Izogo Rejects Result, Demands Constitution Based-Election

-By Michael J. Ekokoruwe: The election into the position of 1st vice president of Olomoro Community Development Union, zoned to Ukoli quarters in Olomoro Community, Isoko South local government area, has degenerated into crisis as Hon. Chief Alex Izogo, former councilor Olomoro…

<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,…

Exhibit core tenets of journalism profession to engender egalitarian society -Asagba of Asaba tells NUJ

Exhibit core tenets of journalism profession to engender egalitarian society -Asagba of Asaba tells NUJ

The Asagba of Asaba, His Royal Majesty, Obi Prof. Chike Edozien, has advised media practitioners to continue to exhibit core tenets of the profession anchored on objectivity, fairness and balance in their reportage as it was the only way to engender an…

A BETTER BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT IS NOW IN PLACE [Part I]

A BETTER BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT IS NOW IN PLACE [Part I]

Okowanomics Fact Sheet No. 5, August-B 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 Okowa’s legacies and…

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….

FG Renews War on Oil Bunkering, Commissions Eight Gunboats

FG Renews War on Oil Bunkering, Commissions Eight Gunboats

The federal government has commissioned eight gunboats to fight crude oil theft, illegal oil bunkering and pipeline vandalism in the country to a logical end. A press statement by the spokesman of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Olusola Odumosu…

<strong>YAGEP </strong><strong>Made Life Easier for My Family, Says </strong><strong>Maile</strong>

YAGEP Made Life Easier for My Family, Says Maile

-By Gertrude Onyekachukwu and Ese Laura Oghene: BLESSING MAILE hails from Ika North East Local Government Area. He holds an SSCE and enrolled under Green YAGEP in the 2015/2016 Cycle in Poultry Production. Like his counterparts in the pioneer set, she was established in YAGEP Farm…

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…

CSO backs award of crude oil surveillance contract to Tompolo

CSO backs award of crude oil surveillance contract to Tompolo

*** As DYC Boss Lauds FG’s Engagement Of Tompolo In Pipelines Surveillance A Coalition of Arewa Civil Society Groups has thrown its support behind the Federal Government over the crude oil surveillance contract awarded to Government Ekpemupolo (Tompolo) through the NNPC. The…

Nigeria to host ESEF 2022

Nigeria to host ESEF 2022

The ECOWAS Centre for Renewable and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) in collaboration with the Ministry of Power of Nigeria, will host the 7th Edition of the ECOWAS Sustainable Energy Forum (ESEF 2022) at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel Abuja, Nigeria from the 31 October…

Nigeria, India Launch Forum To Expand Trade, Investment

Nigeria, India Launch Forum To Expand Trade, Investment

Nigeria and India have inaugurated the Nigeria India Business Council (NIBC) to serve as a fulcrum for the expansion of trade and investment between the two countries in new areas such as fintech, Artificial intelligence, renewable energy and technology among others. Nigeria’s…

UK donates £15m to tackle food insecurity, malnutrition in N-East Nigeria

UK donates £15m to tackle food insecurity, malnutrition in N-East Nigeria

The United Kingdom (UK) said she will be spending £15 million of emergency humanitarian funding to provide vital food and nutrition assistance for vulnerable people in North-East Nigerian states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe. According to a statement on Wednesday, the money…

Yobe to Unravel Killers of Islamic Cleric

Yobe to Unravel Killers of Islamic Cleric

Yobe State Government has promised to unravel those behind the killing of an Islamic cleric, Shiek Goni Aisami. Aishami was gruesome killed last Friday near Gashua, one of the major towns in Yobe State. He was alleged to have been killed by…

DYC Boss Lauds FG’s Engagement Of Tompolo In Pipelines Surveillance

DYC Boss Lauds FG’s Engagement Of Tompolo In Pipelines Surveillance

-By Albert OGRAKA: President General of Delta Youth Coalition (DYC), a frontline political pressure group in Nigeria, Mr. Chibuzor Agunwa (aka Mr. Dash), has lauded the move by the federal government to award surveillance contract to High Chief Government Ekpemupolo aka Tompolo,…

<strong>Labour Party’s Presidential Candidate, Peter Obi Visits Soludo At Amawbia</strong>

Labour Party’s Presidential Candidate, Peter Obi Visits Soludo At Amawbia

–BY SUNNY A. DAVID: Anambra State Governor, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo says Nigerians have the option of choosing between two Anambra sons in the forthcoming Presidential election in 2023. The Governor stated this after the Labour Party Presidential candidate, Mr. Peter Obi met…

NIGERIAN COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTING POSITIVELY IN CANADA —James Christoff

NIGERIAN COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTING POSITIVELY IN CANADA —James Christoff

The Canadian High Commissioner to Nigeria Mr James Christoff says the Nigerian community in Canada is taking up its own place and really contributing in all aspects: economically, culturally, politically and socially in Canada. Mr Christoff stated this when he paid a…

<strong>Dame Okowa Flags Off </strong>Maternal/Children Micro nutrients Supplementation, Mass Deworming Prog In Delta

Dame Okowa Flags Off Maternal/Children Micro nutrients Supplementation, Mass Deworming Prog In Delta

Wife of Delta State Governor and Vice Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dame Edith Okowa has formally flagged off the Maternal and Children Micro Nutrient Supplementation and Mass Deworming programme. The event took place Thursday August 18th 2022, at…

<strong>STEP Opened My Eyes to</strong><strong> </strong><strong>Opportunities </strong><strong>i</strong><strong>n Electrical Works </strong><strong>–</strong><strong>Okonicha</strong>

STEP Opened My Eyes to Opportunities in Electrical Works Okonicha

-By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh and Ese Laura Oghene: Henry Okonicha, a Public Administration graduate, hails from Oshimili North LGA. He enrolled and trained in Electrical Installation and maintenance in the 2015/2016 STEP cycle. He is the CEO of God First Cable Network, a fast-growing electrical cable shop in…

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…

Pilgrim Baptist Mission/Association Set For Centenary Celebration

Pilgrim Baptist Mission/Association Set For Centenary Celebration

Pilgrim Baptist Mission/Association of the Anioma Delta Baptist Conference, with its headquarters in Issele-Uku, in Aniocha North Local Government Area, Delta State, is set for the Centenary Celebration of the Mission, founded in 1922, by the late Rev. Dr. Samuel Nwadiei Martin….

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…

Dariye, Nyame finally released from Prison

Dariye, Nyame finally released from Prison

The former Governors Joshua Dariye and Jolly Nyame finally breathes an of freedom as they were both released from Kuje Custodial Centre. A statement on Monday by the Public Relations Officer of FCT Command of the Nigeria Correctional Service, Chukwuedo Humphrey read…