2019 African Economic Conference: A Clarion Call for Bolder Action to Tackle Africa’s Youth Jobs Crisis

SHARM EL-SHEIKH/Egypt: The 2019 African Economic Conference (AEC) opened in the Egyptian resort city of Sharm El Sheikh on Monday with a call on African policymakers to take bold steps to tackle red-tape and high startup costs in order to create decent and well-paying jobs for the continent’s youth. Addressing the opening plenary of the three-day conference, Egypt’s Minister of Investment and International Cooperation, Sahar Nasr said the conference provided a critical platform to address the challenges of jobs for the youth on the continent. “Africa is the next development…

Zion Adeoye on the Importance of The Legal Profession To African Economic Development

Centurion Law Group’s Senior Associate Zion Adeoye is an oil and gas specialist who has focused his career on energy law and finance. He is the Country Relations Lead for South Sudan at Centurion Law Group. He has been a key legal advisor on over 25 oil and gas investments in 12 countries across Sub-Saharan Africa. Zion holds an LLB from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria and a BL from the Nigerian Law School. He is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association and the Association of Independent Petroleum Negotiators…

Ononye Calls for Joint Fight Against Hiv Aids

ASABA/Nigeria: As part of measures to address the scourge of HIV AIDS in the State, more primary health care centres have been activated to scale up the Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT) of HIV services. The Delta State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Mordi Ononye made this known in Asaba in his speech to mark the 2019 World AIDS Day. According to the Commissioner, more emphasis is also being placed on providing care to children and adolescents living with the HIV and to prevent new infections. He revealed that…

Delta Information Commissioner: An Epitome of Class And Taste

By Patrick Ochei The Delta State Ministry of Information is in good and capable hand; so rightly affirmed by a majority opinion. The Ministry is manned by a thoroughbred journalist, a well experienced information manager, a resilient businessman, an amiable encyclopedia of knowledge that was elevated from Chief Press Secretary to Commissioner for Information in the same administration; and that is Mr Charles Ehiedu Aniagwu. Though he had overtime proven himself to be a meticulous team player and a progressive, he once again convinced me today, that people of his…