Job Creation: More Beneficiaries Commend Delta State Government

ASABA/Nigeria: More beneficiaries of the Skills Training and Entrepreneurship Programme (STEP) of the 2019/2020 Programme Cycle have continued to commend Governor Ifeanyi Okowa for fulfilling his promise to continue with the STEP/YAGEP programme. The beneficiaries made the commendation when they visited the Office of the Chief Job Creation Officer, Asaba to collect their posting letters and logbook. In an interview with Solomon Ekezuwa (Ndokwa West) in Fashion Design and Textile Design, Solomon while thanking the state government for the programme said he hoped to realise his dream of being independent…

Asaba Airport Gets Direct Flights to Kano

Aero Contractors ASABA/Nigeria: The Asaba International Airport has recorded another milestone as Aero Contractors commences direct flights from Asaba to Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano with effect from Jan. 20. A statement by the Delta State Commissioner for Information, Mr Charles Aniagwu indicates that the Asaba to Kano flight is slated for 9.50am Mondays to Fridays and Sundays. He noted that the growing business activities in the airport was as a result of the huge investments made by the Okowa administration to upgrade the airport. “As part of the upgrade…

Excitement as 5th Circle of STEP kicks-off with Orientation Workshop in Ughelli ….Beneficiaries fete Gov Okowa

: Cross Section of Resource Persons, and a crowd of Beneficiaries of STEP By Emeka Nwokocha UGHELLI/Nigeria: As the 5th circle of the Delta State Sponsored Skills Training and Entrepreneurship Programme (STEP) kicks-off with orientation workshop across the state, beneficiaries of the scheme who attended the workshop in Ughelli, have expressed excitement at the development, hoping to become self-employed and successful entrepreneurs after the training. The orientation workshop, which was held on Thursday 9, was attended by a capacity crowd of beneficiaries to undergo training on skills such as information technology,…

Power To Be Transported From Onitsha to Ughelli to Boost Power Supply to Ughelli, Uvwie, Warri and Environ in Delta State – Waive

Rev. Francis Waive, During Media Interaction – Source(Ndokwa Reporters) By Martina Enwefa UGHELL/Nigeria: The member representing the Ughelli/Udu federal Constituency, and Vice Chairman, Committee on Power, in the National Assembly, Rev Francis Waive, had stated that people of Ughelli, Udu, Uvwie, and Warri in Delta State will soon witness improvement in light supply, as efforts had been made to support the Ughelli Power Plant with additional power supply from the Onitsha Power Grid. The Federal Legislator Made this known to select Journalists over the weekend in his constituency office in…

Nigeria Set to Advance Gas Plans During The 3rd Annual Nigeria International Petroleum Summit (NIPS) Conference

JOHANNESBURG/South Africa: Last month, Nigeria’s Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva declared 2020 as the Year of Gas for the West African Nation. In line with this initiative, the Minister and the Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mallam Mele Kolo Kyari, led by Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari will host the third annual Nigeria International Petroleum Summit (NIPS) which will take place on February 9-12, 2020 in Abuja, Nigeria. Determined to showcase Nigeria as the foremost oil and gas investment destination, the conference will…

GUEST WRITER: What Will It Take For 2020 To Truly Be The Year Of Gas In Nigeria?

Chief Timipre Sylva By NJ Ayuk Naming 2020 the year of gas for Nigeria has a really nice ring to it, but marketing alone will not cut it “The Honorable Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, H.E. Chief Timipre Sylva has declared 2020 as the year of Gas for the Nation”, the news piece started. What amazing news! And certainly long overdue. As it seems, Nigerian officials have finally taken the cue. As I have said ever so often, more than an oil nation, Nigeria is a gas nation. It…

Africa’s Wealthiest Man Ends the Year $4.3 Billion Better Off

Aliko Dangote LAGOS/Nigeria: Aliko Dangote, Africa’s richest man, became $4.3 billion richer in 2019 as his fortune continued to grow on the back of investments in cement, flour and sugar. The 62-year-old Nigerian businessman and Africa’s most prominent industrialist ended the decade with a net worth of almost $15 billion, making him the 96th wealthiest man in the world, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Born into a wealthy Muslim family of traders in the north, the 62 years Dangote incorporated his own business selling cement at 21. He shifted…

Ndokwa Group Threaten to Storm Italy to Demand for Attention from AGIP

By Peter Jones KWALE/Nigeria: If all goes to plans, the fight to get attention from the Multinational Oil Giant, AGIP will soon be taken to the door step of the company in Italy. According to a statement released by the organizer of an Ndokwa development Forum, Ndokwa Nation Agenda, Comr Henry Ufuoma Franklin, posted in some social media platforms, said the planned trip will be carried out to enable the federal government and the company to meet with and implement the Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, entered with the people of…

FG Appoints Saratu Shafii as Acting Head of CAC

Hajiya Saratu Mama Shafii ABUJA/Nigeria: The federal government has appointed Saratu Shafii as acting registrar-general of the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC). CAC announced this in a brief statement on Tuesday. “We wish to inform members of the public of the appointment of Hajiya Saratu Mama Shafii as the Acting Registrar-General, CAC. Her appointment was conveyed by a letter dated 30/12/2019 from the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, the supervising Ministry of CAC,” the statement read. Until her appointment, Shafii was director of incorporated trustee at the commission. Her…

Ochor Ochor Foundation Empowers 22 Entrepreneurs with Equipment and Cash

The Deputy Speaker, Delta State House of Assembly, and Chairman of the Ochor Ochor Foundation, Rt. Hon Christopher Ochor, flanked by Dr. Samuel Ossai, Commissioner DESOPADEC, Hon. Charles Emetulu, (Chairman of the Event), and wife of the Deputy Speaker, Mrs Anna Ochor, presenting Item to one of the Beneficiaries, Ochor Ochor Foundation Empowerment for Delta Queens. By Martina Enebeli UMUTU/Nigeria: in line with Governor Okowa’s Youth Empowerment Programme, Members of Delta Queens Political Forum, one of the primary support groups to the Deputy Speaker, Delta State House of Assembly, Hon. Ochor…