A Crayfish Seller and Theatre Arts Graduate Wins “Help the Hard Worker” Contest

PORT HARCOURT/Nigeria: A crayfish seller and Theatre Arts graduate from the Imo State University, Miss Nneoma Uzoka has emerged winner of the March 2020 edition of the “Help the Hard worker” monthly competition organized by a non-governmental organization, Princewill’s Trust for entrepreneurs, youths and Rivers residents who are engaged in micro business ventures and all forms of hard work in Rivers State. A statement made available to journalists today by Princewill’s Trust titled “April Fools day Message for a March Winner” explained that unlike many beneficiaries of April Fools jokes,…

COVID-19: Okowa’s Spokesman, Ifeajika, Donates Sanitisers, Others To Illah Community

Mr Olisa Ifeajika ASABA/Nigeria: The Chief Press Secretary to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, has donated hand sanitizers and other items to the people of Illah community in Oshimili North Local Government Area of the state as support in the effort to check the spread of Coronavirus Presentating the items on Tuesday at the palace of the Ogbelani of Illah, Obi Sylvester Enecheziem, Ifeajika said that the items would help members of the community, especially the immediate environment of the palace, in protecting themselves against the pandemic.…

COVID-19: 17 Emergency Markets Established in Isoko North

Hon Emmanuel Egbabor OZORO/Nigeria: Sequel to the closure of markets across Delta in compliance with the lockdown directives of the state government, the Chairman, Isoko North Local Government Council, Hon Emmanuel Egbabor has established 17 emergency food markets in the local government area. He appealed to the people to obey the lockdown order to avoid embarrassing situations. In a statement on Wednesday in Ozoro, the Chairman said “in line with the directive of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa that emergency food markets be established in open places to cushion the effect of…

COVID-19: DACCIMA Calls for Grants, Bailouts to Sustain Businesses

Chief  Emma  Avworo WARRI/Nigeria: The   Delta State Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (DACCIMA) has called on both the State and Federal  Governments to put palliative measures in place to ensure the survival of businesses through the Coronavirus pandemic by providing grants and bailouts to sustain the business. The Association in a press release signed by its President, Chief  Emma  Avworo and made available to newsmen in Warri, Delta State on Wednesday, April 1, 2020, said that measures to ameliorate the loss of income by workers and self-employed must be…

CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC: These 5 African Countries Will Face Tough Time Amidst Oil Price Plunge

Angola, Senegal, Cameroon, Ghana and Nigeria among the most hard hit amid Covid-19 and oil price plunge JOHANNESBURG/South Africa: There are five African Countries that will experience a serious economic problem from the current coronavirus pandemic ravaging the world. The African countries are Angola, Senegal, Nigeria, Ghana, and Cameroun. Angola revises national budget and suspends CAPEX; Senegal’s first oil development faces debt arrangement challenges; Nigeria poised for a major revenue loss; Analysts predict Ghana will get half its projected revenue; Cameroon can expect to see a three percent drop in…

COVID-19: Delta State Receives Medical Items from NCDC

ASABA/Nigeria: As part of efforts to strengthen preparedness and readiness in the management of COVID19 outbreak, Delta State Government has taken delivery of items from the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) to help curb the disease. The Commissioner for Health, Dr Mordi Ononye, on behalf of the state government received the items from the NCDC today in Asaba at the premises of the State Contributory Health Commission. The commissioner thanked the management of NCDC for the support and pledged the state’s continuous collaboration with the federal agency to curb…

Finding the Optimistic Within the Pandemic

Anna Collard, Managing Director of KnowBe4 Africa JOHANNESBURG/South Africa: The coronavirus pandemic has hit society, business and education at a speed that few could predict, and shaken foundations in ways that none could have anticipated. In the news, only a few items escape Covid-19 in the title. On social media it’s memes and fears about the virus. It’s hard for people to remain upbeat in the face of lockdowns, limited social contact and complex working conditions. Or is it? “Whatever you focus the most on, that’s what you will get…

OPINION: The Coquettish Politics

By Jerome-Mario Utomi Coquettes, according to Robert Green, the author of; The 48 Laws of Power, are experts at arousing desire through a provocative appearance or an alluring attitude. Their strength lies in their ability to trap people emotionally, and to keep their victims in their clutches long after that titillation of desire. This is the skill that puts them in the ranks of the most effective seducers. All of the tactics of the coquettes, he submitted, have been adapted by political leaders to make the public fall in love.…

COVID-19: 3 Suspected Cases in Delta Test Negative

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa ASABA/Nigeria: Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta on Wednesday disclosed that three suspected cases of the COVID-19 in the state had tested negative. Okowa made this known via his verified Facebook page. The governor had in a broadcast to the state to update them on the Coronavirus, on Tuesday, said that the state was expecting results of three patients who reportedly exhibited symptoms of the virus from Irrua Specialist Hospital in Edo, where their samples were taken for investigation. He said the state would continue to be on…

Oborevwori Donates Hand Sanitizers, Other Items to Constituents

OSUBI/Nigeria: The Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori has donated   hand sanitizers and other items to his Constituents in  Okpe State Constituency. Making the delivery  of the items    at the Orerokpe   General Hospital, on Monday, March 30, 2020  for onwards distribution to   hospitals and Primary Health Centres across Okpe  Local Government Area, the Speaker expressed the hope that they would go a long way in protecting  his Constituents against the  global Coronavirus   pandemic. Describing the Virus as deadly, Rt Hon Oborevwori said that the items…