WORLD FOOD DAY CELEBRATION: Gov Okowa Admonishes Farmers to Remain Resilient

ASABA/Nigeria: The Governor of Delta state, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa has called on farmers in the state not to be discouraged but to be resilient in their farming work due to the recent flood that overran 16 local government areas. Governor Okowa made the call when he addressed farmers during the 2018 World Food Day celebration at the Event Centre in Asaba. The Governor who was represented by the former member representing Delta Central Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Senator Emmanuel Agwariawodo, stated that the State Government would join…

EDITORIAL OPINION:Think Exponentially, Not Incrementally: How The Rules Of The Game Are Changing In Africa’s Banking Sector

Sunil Kaushal, CEO, Africa & Middle East at Standard Chartered Bank By Sunil Kaushal DUBAI, United Arab Emirate: Think exponentially, not incrementally: How the rules of the game are changing in Africa’s banking sector An Abundance of Opportunities We are fortunate to witness a period of monumental progress in Africa. The changes are visible across all sectors. African start-ups have raised a record breaking $560 million in 2017, an increase of 53% from the previous year. African governments have welcomed technology into the continent, hoping to inspire a revolution across…

BtoBet to Debut White Label Partnership Program at ICE Africa

Alessandro Fried, Chairman of BtoBet BtoBet, the pioneering iGaming and Sports Betting provider, has bet on the upcoming ICE Africa (Sandton Convention Centre on 24-25 October 2018) as the event which can help bring iGaming on the continent out of its infancy with the company set to showcase all facets of its new White Label Partnership Program to the mainly C-level delegates attending from 91 countries, including gaming professionals from 25 African countries.  Speaking ahead of ICE Africa, where he will take part in ‘The move from retail to online:…

Nigerian Youths are Not Lazy – West …As Atiku Gains Momentum in Presidential Poll

PORT HARCOURT/Nigeria: The acting National Coordinator of The Atiku Advancement Project, Barr. Soalabo West has faulted President Muhammadu Buhari’s comment on Nigerian youths, saying that Mr. President should apologise to the youths for referring to them as lazy people. The former Rivers State governorship aspirant gave the assertion while speaking to newsmen in Port Harcourt on Wednesday, where he accused President Buhari of running an anti-youth government. He said that Nigerian youths have been ranked as the most industrious and enterprising people in the world. Meanwhile, President Buhari must think…

Clergy Men Urged To Uphold Ethics of Profession

ISELE-UKU/Nigeria: Clergy men have been called upon to uphold the ethics of the profession since humanity is looking up to them for a way out in this turbulent times. The President of Providence Baptist Conference, Reverend Dr Nathan Thikan, made the call last Saturday in a sermon he delivered during the Ordination Service for five Ministers at the Pilgrim Baptist Church, Issele Uku. Rev Thikan, whose message was titled “MINISTERS OF THE NEW COVENANT”, observed that although every believer is a minister, the ordination of ministers is for further service…

DTSG Puts Smiles on Pensioners’ Faces …Approves Work on Five Roads …Approves Appointment of Three Traditional Rulers

ASABA/Nigeria: The faces of some pensioners in Delta State will soon be filled with smiles as the state government has approved an increase in the pension payable to them. Those to benefit, according to the State Commissioner for Information, Ogbueshi Patrick Ukah, are pensioners that retired before May 2000 who have gotten a 33% increase in the rates of pension they receive. Ukah, who spoke after the State Executive Council meeting held in Asaba and presided over by the State Governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, disclosed that the increase is…

Okowa Presents N367, 09 Billion Budget Proposals for 2019 Fiscal Year … Scores Administration High On Universal Health Coverage … Asaba Airport To Be Operational Hub Of Air Peace

Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa Presenting the 2019 Budget Estimates to the State House of Assembly, in Asaba. PIX; JIBUONR SAMUEL. ASABA/Nigeria: Delta State Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa has presented a budget proposal of N367, 095,083,451 to the State House of Assembly for the 2019 fiscal year. According to the governor, capital expenditure in the projected budget will gulp the sum of N209, 999,054,198 which is 57.21 while the sum of N157, 096,029,253 or 42.79 per cent of the budget would be spent on recurrent expenditure. It would be recalled…

2019: Okagbare, Onuesoke Mobilizes For Atiku In Diaspora

OSLO/Norway: The duo of the Director in charge of Diaspora Wing Atiku Care Foundation, Miss Grace Okagbare and Peoples Democratic  Party (PDP) Chieftain, Chief Sunny Onuesoke has taking the call for the election of PDP Presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku  Abubakar  in 2019 presidential election to Nigerians resident  in overseas. Grace Okagbare who is the elder sister to Nigeria track and field athlete, Blessing Okagbare called on Nigerians in Norway, Europe, America and the Asian countries to intensify support for the election of Atiku Abubakar come 2019 Okagbare who made the call in a dinner…

Oshiomole, APC in More Trouble, As Court Bars Party From Submitting Candidates List to INEC

ASABA/Nigeria: As the date for submitting lists of party candidates for the 2019 general election ends today, October 18, 2018, A Federal High Court sitting in Asaba, the Delta State Capital has retrained the National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from submitting the list of all party candidates for next election from Delta State to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). In a ruling by the sitting judge, Justice Toyin Adegoke, the National Chairman of APC, Adams Oshiomhole who was joined in the suit, as the…

“Do Not Stay Idle, Learn Skills To Remain Productive” Youths Admonished

ASABA/Nigeria: The Permanent Secretary Directorate of Government House and Protocol Mr. Eddy Ogidi-Gbegbaje has admonished youths to avail themselves of vocational skills training so as to become creators of jobs rather than staying idle. Speaking Wednesday, October 17, 2018, when the Directorate hosted a send-forth ceremony for the 2017 Batch B Stream 1 National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members in Asaba, Mr. Ogidi-Gbegbaje explained that idleness was a disease that destroyed the creative part of an individual and could lead to disastrous outcome in their lives and the society. According…