COVID-19 PALLIATIVES: Chief Johnson Opone Supports Ndokwa West With 100 Cartons of Ndomie Noodles

Chief Johnson Opone KWALE/Nigeria: In continuation of his philanthropic gesture, especially in this time of the lockdown in the state because of the Novel Coronavirus pandemic, the President-General of the Ndokwa Neku Union, NNU, Chief Johnson Opone, had donated 100 cartons of Ndomie Noodles to the people of Ndokwa West Local Government Area of Delta State. According to information made available to Ndokwa Reporters, the cartons of Ndomie Noodles are to be added to the palliatives received from the Delta State Food Bank by the local government to cushion the…

Post Covid-19 Pandemic: University Don Says it’s a Lesson Economic Restructuring

Professor Mercy Ada Anyiwe By Victor Bieni ASABA/Nigeria:  A Professor of Economics, University of Benin and Founder/Chief Executive Director, Centre For Human Development And Educational Research, Professor Mercy Ada Anyiwe has said that this period of the on-going global Covid-19 Pandemic is a time for Nigeria to refocus, look inwards and grow its Economy through viable applications of the needed micro and macroeconomic policies, restructuring and diversification. Professor Anyiwe disclosed this while fielding questions from some group of Journalists in Asaba, on what Nigerians should do to circumvent Economic recession or crisis…

Fight Against Coronavirus Will Define Our Era – Bill Gates

Bill Gates LAGOS/Nigeria: The novel coronavirus pandemic will define the modern era in the same way World War II shaped an earlier generation, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates writes in an 11-page memo outlining his ideas on how best to tackle the disease. “This is like a world war, except in this case, we’re all on the same side,” he writes. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has committed 250 million dollars to the battle and Gates has been speaking up regularly to influence its direction – something that has sometimes…

COVID-19: Okonjo-Iweala Named ACT Special Envoy

Dr. Ngozi Ikonjo-Iweala LAGOS/Nigeria: Former Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Ikonjo-Iweala had been named by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as a Special Envoy for the newly inaugurated Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator. She is to serve alongside British business executive, Sir Andrew Witty in the same capacity, to mobilise international commitment to the initiative. Director-General of the organisation, Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus, made the announcement during the launch of the ACT Accelerator — via webinar from Geneva. “I would especially like to thank Sir Andrew Witty and Dr Ngozi…

Agency Urges African Businesses to Adopt Smart Automation

LAGOS/Nigeria: Mr Kashifu Inuwa, Director-General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), says smart automation will unlock opportunities for African businesses during the COVID-I9 pandemic. Inuwa made the assertion during his online Webinar entitled ”Smart Automation in Africa’’ presentation on Smart Automation for West Africa, on Friday. The webinar was hosted by Tradepass, a global agency focused on the benefits of automation for organisations across the continent with over 300 participants. It focused on the benefits of automation for organisations in West Africa which could be channeled towards growth…

Lockdown: CPSto Okowa, Two Others Donate Food Items to Illah Community

ILLAH/Nigeria: To further help to cushion effects of the lockdown that was ordered to check the spread of the Novel Coronavirus, Mr. Olisa Ifeajika,  the Chief Press Secretary to the Delta Governor, Sen. Ifeanyi Okowa, and two others on Saturday donated food items to people of Illah community in Oshimili North Local Government Area of the state as . The aides, who hail from the community, are Executive Assistant to the Governor on Land Resources, Mr Frank Esenwah; Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Dr…

COVID-19: Group flays Agip Oil Company Limited’s Flout of Safety Measure

PORT HARCOURT/Nigeria: The National Youth Response Group has frowned at what it calls a blatant disregard for the lives of Nigerians. This was shared in a statement released by its South-South Coordinator, Comrade Preye Thomson. The group alleged that the Nigerian Oil AGIP Company Limited, a multinational oil and gas producing company, evaded the mandatory isolation of her personnel on essential duty. Full statement reads: – “Nigeria Oil AGIP Company, a multinational oil and gas producing company, and subsidiary of ENI group; are currently embarking on their regular crew change.…

Abba Kyari Was a Dedicated Civil Servant- USA

Malam Abba Kyari ABUJA/Nigeria: The United States government has described the late Chief of Staff to the President, Malam Abba Kyari as a dedicated public servant and respected interlocutor for the American government. In a condolence message to President Muhammadu Buhari, the Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Tibor Nagy, eulogized the important role played by Kyari in the repatriation of over $300 million in funds stolen by former head of state, Sani Abacha. ‘‘Kyari was a valued and respected interlocutor for the U.S. government and particularly for our…