Young African Entrepreneurs Hunger for Continents Business Policy Development

SHARM EL-SHEIKH/Egypt: Young African entrepreneurs urged to make their voices heard in business policy-making across the continent and called on governments to implement friendlier tax policies, improve access to finance and boost support for youth-led businesses to create jobs. Speaking at the 2019 African Economic Conference in the Egyptian resort of Sharm El-Sheikh on Tuesday, the young business leaders said their role as engines of growth needed to be taken more seriously. “Youths running businesses are not taken seriously,” Terence Mathe, Co-Founder of Southern Incineration Services (SISCO) in Zimbabwe. “Such…

Women Group Tackles NPDC/ELCREST Joint Operation over Loss Of Fishing Rights

WARRI/Nigeria: Women drawn from eight riverine communities in Warri north local government area, under the umbrella of Olero women, have met with the Warri North Council Chairman, Hon. Aduge Okorodudu, and officials from Nigeria Petroleum Development Company, and Elcrest Nigeria PLC to formally air their grievances over their inability to fish in their territorial waters since the commencement of the joint operation at Jakptie. The meeting which is coming on the heels of a peaceful protest carried out last week on the operation site by the women to bring to…

Rep Member Information On Delta Steel Company Not Accurate-Onuesoke

WARRI/Nigeria: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Chieftain, Chief Sunny Onuesoke has reinstated that information  made available to Hon Igbakpa, the member representing Ethiope Constituency in the House  about the state of Delta Steel Company, Ovwian/Aladja did not portray the true picture on ground about the company, Onuesoke who  spoke in reaction to a publication in a national daily with the caption: ‘Reps Probe 1.9bn Delta Steel Company Collapse’ is suggesting that the company was not doing well prompting the House of Representatives upon a motion moved by Hon Ben Igbakpa to set…

Tap into Delta’s Potential for Quick Returns, Okowa Urges Investors

Delta State Governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa (left), welcoming the Ambassador  of the Czech Republic, Marek Skolil when the latter paid him a courtesy visit in Asaba.  ASABA/Nigeria: Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta on Monday reiterated his call on investors to tap into the abounding potential in the state, saying that anyone who did would earn quick returns. He made the call in Asaba when the Ambassador of Republic of Czech to Nigeria, Mr Marek Skolil, visited him. The governor expressed delight at the growing interest of the global community in…

Scrapping or Restructure of NNPC – PDP Chieftain

LAGOS/Nigeria: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Chieftain, Chief Sunny Onuesoke has called for the scrapping or restructuring of Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and other related agencies. Onuesoke who made the statement at Muritala Mohammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos while on his way to Abuja for climate change conference advised the Federal Government  to completely dissolve the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation and also privatise all the commercial undertakings of the agency. He said NPPC is a business enterprise and the government does not have that credibility and the capacity to profitably run…

Seplat Petroleum Development Company PLC Gets New Managing Director

LONDON/United Kingdom:  Seplat Petroleum Development Company PLC (“SEPLAT”) has announced that her pioneer Managing Director and later CEO, Mr. Austin Avuru will be retiring in July 2020 after 10 years of leading the company. In these 10 years, Mr. Avuru led the development of a strong organization, the deployment of agile systems, processes and stakeholder relationships that allowed the organization to grow rapidly from a gross production of 22,700boepd as at December 2010 to peaks of 111,368boepd gross production as at December 2018 through major drilling campaigns and major new Oil and Gas plants development. The acquisition of 45% of OML 53, post Company’s…

Onuesoke Advises FG To Extend Border Closure on Livestock, Petroleum Products

LAGOS/Nigeria: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Chieftain, Chief Sunny Onuesoke  has advised the Federal Government of Nigeria to extend the border closure to restriction of movement  of livestock and refined petroleum products  from other countries to Nigeria. He said if this is done it will encourage Nigeria live stock rearers and refineries to produce more and as well conserve the nation foreign exchange. Onuesoke,  while commending the President Muhammadu Buhari ‘s government over the closure of land border with neighbouring countries,  however pointed that the action and benefit expected from it will…

DIDA Agency, DTSG partners Chinese Textile and Shoes Company

By Victor Bieni ASABA/Nigeria: The Chairman, Delta State Investments Development Agency (DIDA), and Executive Assistant to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa on Investment matters, Mr. Paul Nmah has commended Governor Okowa’s recent Legacy in the  manufacturing sectors stated that the Governor has earned global recognition. Mr Nmah dislosed this at Delta State Textile and Shoe Company,  Issele-Uku, Aniocha North LGA of  Delta State, during an inspection and tour of the centre with team of Shaoxing County Xubo Textile Company LTD, World Class Chinese Textile and Shoe Manufacturing Company based in China. DIDA Boss…

Energy Commissioner Underscores Import of Power In Stronger Delta Agenda

ASABA/Nigeria: The place of regular power supply in the realization of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa led administration’s Stronger Delta agenda has again been stressed. The Commissioner for Energy, Rt Hon. Basil Ganagana, stated this when members of the Delta State House of Assembly Committee on Energy made a familiarization visit to his office. The commissioner while welcoming the team explained that government had put in so many resources in electricity intervention but had not gotten the desired result. He expressed displeasure with the performance of the Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC) in…

Halima Aliko Dangote Takes charge of Dangote Group Commercial Operations

LAGOS/Nigeria: Halima Aliko Dangote has been appointed as the Group Executive Director, Commercial Operations of Dangote Industries Limited (DIL), one of Africa’s largest and most diversified business conglomerates. According to a release by the company, Halima Aliko Dangote is returning to the Group after serving on secondment in several capacities across two of its Business Units over the last five years. She is also a Trustee of the Aliko Dangote Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the conglomerate. In her most recent role, Halima served as Executive Director of Dangote Flour…