Video News Release: #InsideTheHustle – Why I quit my job to create Nigeria’s first food truck in the heart of the country’s megacity, Lagos

LAGOS/Nigeria: The video below is copyright free and can be used at will, without asking for authorization   LAGOS, Nigeria, September 19, 2019/ — #InsideTheHustle: From dealing with the Police to ‘Landowners’, Bolarinwa Kamson, the CEO of Nigeria’s first food truck ‘Urban Fuxion’  took us on the journey that led him to start his food truck in the heart of Nigeria’s megacity, Lagos. Watch the video here: http://bit.ly/2moWHr8

Dangote Empowers 106,000 Women with N1.1 billion in Four States

LAGOS/Nigeria: Aliko Dangote Foundation (ADF) has reiterated its readiness to empower additional 106,000 women across four states in Northern Nigeria, with a sum of N1.1 billion before the end of 2019. This initiative is in continuation of its micro-grant programme aimed at poverty amelioration through economic empowerment of women. The Aliko Dangote Foundation has already commenced the identification of eligible beneficiaries, towards the implementation of the programme across these states and will be actively targeting and empowering 23,000 women in Sokoto, 34,000 women in Katsina, 21,000 women in Kebbi and 28,000…

Tribunal affirms Delta Speaker, Oborevwori’s Election

ASABA/Nigeria: TheDelta State Election Petition Tribunal, sitting in Asaba, on  Monday  affirmed the election of the Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Rt Hon  Sheriff Oborevwori in the March 9, 2019 election for  Okpe State Constituency. Justice S M J Usman who read the tribunal judgment, uphold the election of the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP,  Rt Hon     Sherrif Oborevwori, adding that he is the true winner of the election as declared by Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC. Justice  Usman in his judgement, said that…

Oborevwori Congratulates Okowa on Tribunal Victory

ASABA/Nigeria: The Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori has congratulated the state Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa on his victory at the election petition tribunal. Reacting to the Tribunal judgement on Friday,  September 20, 2019,  the Speaker in a statement  by his Chief Press Secretary,  Mr Dennis Otu,  said that he was not surprised that judgement was given in favour of the Governor. According to the Speaker,  Governor Okowa won the March 9  2019 Governorship election convincingly, saying that the judgment was an affirmation of…

TRIBUNAL : Delta Speaker Dedicated Victory to God, Constituents …Extends Hand of Fellowship to Opponents

ASABA/Nigeria: The Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori,  on Monday,  September 23, 2019,   dedicated his victory at the election petition tribunal to God and the people of Okpe State Constituency  just as he extended hands of fellowship to his opponents. While thanking God Almighty for the victory,  the Speaker in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Dennis Otu,   restated his confidence in the judiciary as the   beckon of  hope for   the common man. Rt.Hon   Oborevwori reiterated   that…

Okowa reaffirms commitment to road infrastructure

Delta State Governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa (middle); Corps Marshal Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi (right); Chairman, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Board-Mal, Bukhari Bello (left) and Others, during the Inauguration of New Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Complex, Delta State Sector Command, off Ibusa Road Asaba. PIX; JIBUNOR SAMUEL.Senator (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa ASABA/Nigeria:Delta Governor, Senator (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, on Monday reaffirmed his commitment to providing road, saying such infrastructure had multiple benefits in the state’s economy. The governor stated this while inaugurating a new office complex for…

OPINION: Africa; Climate Change, Hostility and Peace

By Jerome-Mario Utomi At a function organized by the United Nation Information Centre (UNIC), and the Centre for Peace and Environmental Justice (CEPEJ), on Friday 20th September 2019, in Lagos, to mark this years’ International Day of Peace which had as a theme; Climate Action For Peace, I listened with rapt attention to the keynote speaker, Mr Ronald Kayanja, Director, the United Nation Information Centre (UNIC), Nigeria, of which the content of that speech will form both the plot and focal point of this piece. Kayanja in that presentation used analytical method and properly…

Prince Tonye Princewill bids farewell to sister …. Releases tribute

PORT HARCOURT/Nigeria: In what could be described as a combination of tears and sorrow, the Prince of the Niger Delta as he is commonly referred, laid his older sister, Pastor Meg Mike Ifijeh to rest at the PH cemetery, led by his older brothers and his one remaining sister in the presence of their family, friends and a host of well wishers. Pastor Meg who spent her entire working life at Union Bank was known for her fierce love of God and her ever constant smile. It would be the…

Delta Govt Stops Provisional Approvals for Establishment of Private Schools

ASABA/Nigeria: Delta State Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Chief Patrick Ukah, has disclosed that the ministry has stopped the granting of provisional approvals to persons who want to establish private schools. Chief Ukah, who spoke when leaders of the National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools (NAPPS), Delta State chapter, visited him in his office, said that the decision was based on the abuse of provisional approvals given before now whereby proprietors do nothing to improve standards in their respective schools after getting such approvals. He bemoaned the situation…

Re-assess over 20-Year-Old Roads, Okowa tells FG

SAPELE/Nigeria: Delta Governor, Senator (Dr.) Ifeanyi Okowa, has called on the Federal Government to re-assess all roads constructed over 20 years ago with a view to reconstructing failed ones. He made the call on Sunday while inspecting ongoing work on failed portions of Warri-Benin highway being reconstructed by the state government. The governor said that many federal roads across the country were aging and that the Federal Government should do a total reassessment of such roads and intervenes promptly. According to him,  if the Federal Government fails to act fast,…