<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…

2023 Election: ECOWAS, IPAC task political actors in South East, South-South on peaceful elections

2023 Election: ECOWAS, IPAC task political actors in South East, South-South on peaceful elections

Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission has called on all candidates and political parties in Nigeria, especially in the South East and South-South geological zones to more than ever before embrace peace and works towards the credible outcome of 2023…

Okowa’s excellent performance in Delta justified his nomination as Vice-Presidential Candidate  

Okowa’s excellent performance in Delta justified his nomination as Vice-Presidential Candidate  

We have read with keen interest the open letter to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa by elder statesman, Chief Edwin Clark.  First we accord him his due respect as an elder statesman and a respected father in our state, but we state categorically that…

PROF AKPOTU APPEALS TO ISOKO PEOPLE TO EVALUATE TRUE POLITICAL POSITION

PROF AKPOTU APPEALS TO ISOKO PEOPLE TO EVALUATE TRUE POLITICAL POSITION

From MICHAEL J. EKOKORUWE The President General of the Isoko Apex social cultural organization, ISOKO Development Union (IDU), Prof. Chris Akpotu, has again appealed to all Isoko sons and daughters, home and diaspora to critically evaluate the true position of the Isoko…

DESOPADEC Has Lifted 504 Deltans In Commission’s Skills Academy -MD Bashorun Askia Reveals

DESOPADEC Has Lifted 504 Deltans In Commission’s Skills Academy -MD Bashorun Askia Reveals

After six months of intensive training in various vocational skills and mentoring in business management and entrepreneurship, the Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC), has lifted 173 more Deltans of the oil producing areas, being the 3rd batch of graduands…

<strong>YAGEP Gave Me Hope, Says </strong><strong>Onyeche</strong>

YAGEP Gave Me Hope, Says Onyeche

-By Gertrufr Onyekachukwu-Uteh: Friday Onyeka Onyeche enrolled into the 2019/2020 YAGEP cycle and was established in Piggery. He hails from Ika South LGA. Friday’s case was pathetic as he had no hope of a bright future until he enrolled into YAGEP. He shares his experience. “I could not complete…

EU launches 2023 election observation

EU launches 2023 election observation

The Chief Observer European Union Election Observation mission for 2023 General Election, Mr. Barry Andrews has appeal to stakeholders to ensure that the upcoming elections are peaceful, free and fair. He also disclosed that 40 long term observers would be deployed by…

Resettlement: Zulum opens 300 houses

Resettlement: Zulum opens 300 houses

Borno State Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum on Monday commissioned 300 units of resettlement houses built for citizens affected by Boko Haram attacks in Rumirgo town of Askira-Uba Local Government Area of the state. The project is one of several housing interventions from…

Delta Govt Denies seeking fresh N100bn loan

Delta Govt Denies seeking fresh N100bn loan

-ByAlbert OGRAKA: Delta State Government has cleared the air on myriad of claims that it was seeking new loans from banks ahead of the 2023 general elections. It alleged that the misinformation is being peddled by the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC)…

Nigeria has shortfall of 4.4 million metric tons of millets- FG

Nigeria has shortfall of 4.4 million metric tons of millets- FG

The Federal Government has lamented the inability of the country to produce enough millets to meet the needs of Nigeria, noting that there is a shortfall of 4.4 million metric tons in production of the crop. Speaking at the weekend at the…

2023: OBAS APPEALS TO YOUTHS IN OSHIMILI SOUTH TO VOTE ALL APC CANDIDATES *As Tinubu/Shetima ticket would guarantee youth employment, human capital dev

2023: OBAS APPEALS TO YOUTHS IN OSHIMILI SOUTH TO VOTE ALL APC CANDIDATES *As Tinubu/Shetima ticket would guarantee youth employment, human capital dev

Youth Contact and Mobilization Director for the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) inOshimili South Local Government Area of Delta State, Cmr. Amos Peter Obas has passionately appealed to all the youths in Oshimili SouthL.G.A. to vote for all APC candidates come February 25th and March 11th 2023 general elections. The Jagaban, as he is fondly called, made this appeal in Asaba, the headquarter of OshimiliSouth Local Government…

2022 Best Gov Award: Bashorun Askia Says Okowa Earned It Through Commitment To Deltans’ Well-being 

2022 Best Gov Award: Bashorun Askia Says Okowa Earned It Through Commitment To Deltans’ Well-being 

Managing Director/CEO of Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC) and Udu of Isoko Nation, Bashorun Askia Ogieh (JP), says Governor Ifeanyi Okowa’s intelligence, depth and commitment to well being of Deltans, earned him VANGUARD PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR 2022 award….

NNPP NASS Candidate Emphasizes On Quality Representation Of Aniocha/Oshimili *Assures Voters’ Agree Of Good Leadership

NNPP NASS Candidate Emphasizes On Quality Representation Of Aniocha/Oshimili *Assures Voters’ Agree Of Good Leadership

-By Enalo James: The candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party, NNPP for Aniocha/Oshimili House of Representatives, Mr. Anthony Ochei, Onochieobodo, has reemphasized that he will represent the people with distinction by providing their desirable needs, if he is voted into office. …

UNICEF Organises Spelling Bee Competition in Borno

UNICEF Organises Spelling Bee Competition in Borno

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in conjunction with the Restoration of Hope Initiative (ROHI) have organized a spelling bee competition for secondary schools in Borno State to commemorate this year’s International Day of Education. Speaking on Tuesday during the grand finale…

PDP’ll secure Nigeria, grow our economy – Atiku

PDP’ll secure Nigeria, grow our economy – Atiku

Presidential Candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, on Tuesday said if voted into office, his administration would change the security architecture in the country and grow the economy. He gave the assurance at the party’s Presidential Campaign in Delta…

<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…

FG Introduces Programmes to Reduce Air Pollution

FG Introduces Programmes to Reduce Air Pollution

The Federal Government has flagged off the National Generator Emission Control Programme (NGECP) and the National Vehicular Emission Control Programme (NVECP) in order to reduce air pollution in the country. Speaking at the official flag-off of the two programmes in Abuja on…

Kasada to Develop Dual Branded Hotel Within Largest Retail Led Mixed Use Dev in Côte d’Ivoire

Kasada to Develop Dual Branded Hotel Within Largest Retail Led Mixed Use Dev in Côte d’Ivoire

Kasada, the leading independent real estate private equity platform dedicated to hospitality in sub-Saharan Africa, announced today that it will build a new dual-branded hotel in Abidjan within the largest retail-led mixed-use development currently being developed by HCCP. The complex, scheduled to…

NDLEA intercepts cocaine, skunk consignments from Brazil, Canada<br>…Arrests blind grandpa, notorious leper in connection with drug

NDLEA intercepts cocaine, skunk consignments from Brazil, Canada
…Arrests blind grandpa, notorious leper in connection with drug

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have thwarted attempts by drug cartels to bring126.95 kilogrammes of cocaine and skunk concealed in herbal tea packs and imported vehicles from Brazil and Canada into the country through the Akanu Ibiam International…

Saudi Fund for Dev expands operations in Caribbean countries 

Saudi Fund for Dev expands operations in Caribbean countries 

The Saudi Fund for Development (SFD) CEO, Mr. Sultan Al-Marshad, and Honorable Gaston Browne, Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, signed an $80 million financing agreement for the expansion project of the University of the West Indies at Five Islands (UWI) in…

EU, British Council Efforts Toward Restoration of Peace in Northeast Commended

EU, British Council Efforts Toward Restoration of Peace in Northeast Commended

The European Union (EU) and the British Council have been commended by stakeholders in Yobe State for their efforts in restoring peace in the region. The commendation was given on Wednesday when the EU-funded Managing Conflict in North-East Nigeria (MCN) Programme of…

2023 ‘ll be tougher for drug barons, cartels – Marwa *26,458 arrested; *3,733 jailed; 19,401 counselled, treated in 24 months

2023 ‘ll be tougher for drug barons, cartels – Marwa *26,458 arrested; *3,733 jailed; 19,401 counselled, treated in 24 months

Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd) has warned that unrepentant drug barons and cartels will face tougher time in 2023 if they fail to back out of the illicit drug business.Marwa…

Modi Gives Acceptable Standards of Globalization for Developing Countries

Modi Gives Acceptable Standards of Globalization for Developing Countries

Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi has expressed the acceptable standard of globalization to developing nations, insisting that it should be human-centric. Modi, in his Opening Remarks at the Concluding Leaders’ Session of the Voice of Global South Summit recently held…

EU Expresses Concern Over CSOs Low Compliance To Extant Law

EU Expresses Concern Over CSOs Low Compliance To Extant Law

The European Union (EU) has expressed concern over the low compliance of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) on extant laws guiding the regulations of the system at the state and local levels in Nigeria. The concern was expressed on Monday under its Agents…

Hon. Awogu Remain Most Acceptable, Qualified Candidate For Ndi Ogbaru, Says Nwosu, Aniegbuna, others

Hon. Awogu Remain Most Acceptable, Qualified Candidate For Ndi Ogbaru, Says Nwosu, Aniegbuna, others

-From SUNNY A. DAVID: The All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) Leader in Ogbaru Local Government Area and Commissioner for Information, Anambra State, Hon. Sir. Paul Nwosu, while speaking at the campaign Council meeting at Onuiyi Haven, Atani. The Commissioner described APGA Candidate…

EU Expresses Concern Over CSOs Low Compliance To Extant Law

EU Expresses Concern Over CSOs Low Compliance To Extant Law

The European Union (EU) has expressed concern over the low compliance of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) on extant laws guiding the regulations of the system at the state and local levels in Nigeria. The concern was expressed on Monday under its Agents…

NDLEA seizes N5 billion aploids in Lagos Warehouse, arrests two kingpins

NDLEA seizes N5 billion aploids in Lagos Warehouse, arrests two kingpins

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) at the weekend busted a warehouse in Amuwo Odofin area of Lagos belonging to a tramadol cartel, arresting two of its kingpins, seizing millions of opioids pills and bottles worth over N5 billion….

<strong>Soludo Appointed National Leader Of APGA, Speaks On Party’s Progress, 2023 Election </strong>

Soludo Appointed National Leader Of APGA, Speaks On Party’s Progress, 2023 Election 

From SUNNY A. DAVID:  The Governor of Anambra State, Prof. Charles Chukwuma Soludo has been appointed as the National Leader of APGA, the third-largest political party with 1 State.  The Governor bagged the appointment on Friday at the NEC meeting of the…

<strong>Soludo Calls For Nnamdi Kanu’s Unconditional Release, Offers To Stand Surety</strong>

Soludo Calls For Nnamdi Kanu’s Unconditional Release, Offers To Stand Surety

-BY SUNNY A. DAVID: The Governor of Anambra State, Prof. Chukwuma Charles Soludo, has called for the immediate and unconditional release of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu who has been in detention with the Federal Government of Nigeria Prof. Soludo who made the demand…

<strong>YAGEP Helped to Expand My Business, Says </strong><strong>Esiphri</strong>

YAGEP Helped to Expand My Business, Says Esiphri

-By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh: Christopher Esiphri is a Brown YAGEPreneur in Fish Production in the 2020/2021 cycle of the Delta State Government’s Youth Agricultural Entrepreneurs Programme (YAGEP.) He hails from Ughelli South Local Government Area, but his farm is located at Achalla Ibusa. He is the CEO of KrissWill Integrated Services. He has an HND in Mechanical Engineering. He shares…

NEW REGISTRAR TAKES OVER AT FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC DAMATURU

NEW REGISTRAR TAKES OVER AT FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC DAMATURU

The recently appointed Registrar Federal Polytechnic Damaturu, Muazu Aliyu Iliyasu has taken over the affairs of the office in a brief ceremony at the Polytechnic Council Chamber. During the handing over, the outgoing Registrar Hajiya Ladidi Godowoli expressed her delight over the…

2023 Election: CGIS Tasks Residents of Border Communities to be Vigilant

2023 Election: CGIS Tasks Residents of Border Communities to be Vigilant

The Comptroller General of the Nigeria Immigration Service, Mr Isah Idris has tasked residents border communities to be vigilant especially as the country approaches elections. Idris made the case during a visit on Thursday to some border communities in Ogun State. The…

Passport Applicants Asked to Approach NIS Offices for Collection

The Comptroller General of Immigration Service, Isah Idris has urged Nigerians that applied for passports especially through third parties, also known as touts, to go to passport offices for collection. Idris, while speaking at the commissioning of an enhanced e-Passport production facility…

Fashola, Adesina Speak at Eko Boys’ 110th Founders’ Day Memorial Lecture

Fashola, Adesina Speak at Eko Boys’ 110th Founders’ Day Memorial Lecture

The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola and the Senior Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media, Femi Adesina are scheduled to speak at the Eko Boys High School (EBHS) 110th Founders’ Day Memorial Lecture. The lecture is to be…

NIS Penalizes 36 Erring Personnel

NIS Penalizes 36 Erring Personnel

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has dismissed four personnel and demoted 14 officials for various act of indiscipline. A statement on Tuesday by the spokesman of the Service, Tony Akuneme said this was part of efforts to rid the Service of bad…

I Am Proof Of Ability in Disability, Says STEPreneur Obioma 

I Am Proof Of Ability in Disability, Says STEPreneur Obioma 

-By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh: Daniel Chris Obioma is physically challenged, an amputee. He hails from Ika North East. He enrolled, trained and got established in the 2016/2017 STEP cycle in ICT Services. He has an OND in Office Technology and is the CEO of OC Delta Printing Press,…

<strong>We Need People Who Believe In Nigeria, Says Soludo As Kwankwaso Visits Anambra</strong>

We Need People Who Believe In Nigeria, Says Soludo As Kwankwaso Visits Anambra

-From SUNNY A. DAVID: The Governor of Anambra State, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo says Nigeria needs leaders who “firmly believe” in the country. He spoke on Friday when Rabiu Kwankwaso, Presidential candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), paid a courtesy visit to…