“HELP THE SMART WORKER” CONTEST: Ms. Naomi Emerges Winner for the Month of May

Ms. Naomi Duke PORT HARCOURT/Nigeria: A winner has emerged in the May 2020 edition of the “Help the Smart worker” competition, organized by political pressure group, the Princewill’s Political Associates (PPA) specifically for entrepreneurs, youths and residents of Rivers State who are engaged in small, micro and medium business ventures and all forms of smart work in the state. The monthly prize is a cash grant of N150, 000.00. The contest which is a brainchild of the PPA leader, Prince Tonye T.J.T Princewill is also intended to encourage residents of…

LEETERS: First Ever U.S. Representative to African Development Bank Calls for U.S. to Support Adesina

Harold E. Doley, Jr An open letter to United States Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin The first ever U.S. Representative to African Development Bank, Ambassador Harold E. Doley, Jr. Here is full text of the letter: The Honorable Steven T. Mnuchin, Secretary of the Treasury United States Department of the Treasury, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W. Washington, D.C. 20220 Dear Secretary Mnuchin, This letter follows your recent correspondence to the Chair of the Bureau of the Board of Governors of the African Development Bank Group, and Minister of Planning and…

COVID-19: Neconde Energy Eonates Medical Equipment to Delta

Secretary to Delta State Government, Chiedu Ebie Esq. (2nd left); Chairman, Hospital Management Board, Dr. Austine Obidi (left); Chief Operating Officer NECONDE ENERGY LIMITED, Mr. Boma Brown (right); General Manager (Neconde Energy Limited), Mr. Chris Ucheobi (2nd right) and others, during the company’s donation of Medical Equipment to Delta State. ASABA/Nigeria: As part of its corporate social responsibility, Neconde Energy Limited, on Friday, delivered some test kits and medical equipment to Delta State Government to support its effort at curtailing the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic. The donated items included 600 COVID-19 test…

Opone Rates Okowa’s Administration High in Human Capital Development

High Chief Johnson Opone LAGOS/Nigeria: A renowned chattered accountant, and the President General of the apex body of the Ndokwa Nation, Ndokwa Neku Union, NNU, High Chief Johnson Opone, had rated the administration of Senator Ifeanyi Okowa high, especially in human capital development. Chief Opone who was commenting on the administration of Okowa in the past five years, in an interview with Ndokwa Reporters, as he marks his one year anniversary of his second tenure today, May 29, 2020, said that the focus of the government in the area of…

Ndudi Elumelu Commiserate With Victims of Asaba Main Market Fire Incident

Hon. Ndudi Elumelu ABUJA/Nigeria: The Minority Leader of the House of Representative, Hon. Ndudi Elumelu has expressed shock over the burnt section of the Ogbeogonogo Market in Asaba, Delta State, which happened Tuesday, May 26, 2020. In a statement on Wednesday, 27th May, Hon. Elumelu described the incident as unfortunate, noting that the market reputed to be the biggest in Delta North, has remained a symbol of the tradition, culture and economic wellbeing of the people of Oshimili South and Delta State in general. Hon. Elumelu commiserated with the victims…

FIRE: DTSG to Give Palliatives to Affected Traders at Ogbeogonogo Market

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta ASABA/Nigeria: Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta has commiserated with victims of the fire that gutted a section of the popular Ogbeogonogo Market in Asaba on Tuesday. The section affected by the early morning inferno houses shops for food stuff, clothes and fashion as well as livestock and butchery. Goods worth hundreds of millions of naira were reportedly lost to the fire. The governor, who visited the market to inspect the extent of damage by the inferno, assured that the state government would assist the traders…

COVID-19: Delta Takes Steps to Reignite Economy

Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State ASABA/Nigeria: Delta Government on Thursday said it had taken steps to grow the economy of the state amid the Coronavirus pandemic. State Commissioner for Information, Mr. Charles Aniagwu disclosed this in Asaba while briefing newsmen on some of the decisions taken by the government to rejig the state’s economy. He said part of the decision was to ask contractors handling various road projects to return to site and also to ensure that projects do not suffer on account of the COVID-19 pandemic. Aniagwu noted that…

Skill Acquisition: Delta Graduates 90 from Centre

Commissioner for Youth Development, Comrade Ifeanyi Egwunyenga (left) presenting a Starter pack to one of the beneficiaries, Mrs. Nelly Nancy, at the just concluded Delta Fabric (Akwa-Ocha/Akwa-Oma) training Programme, which held at the Accelerated Delta Innovation (Leather works/Shoemaking Factory) Issele-Uku, Delta State. ASABA/Nigeria: The poverty alleviation programme of Delta Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, on Thursday, received a boost with the graduation of 90 indigenes trained in the production of native attire popularly known as “Akwa-Ocha’’. Speaking at the ceremony, Commissioner for Youths Development in the state, Comrade Ifeanyi Egwuyenga, disclosed…

Ugbomah Says Operation Delta Hawk Will Be a Channel of Employment, Lauds Okowa

Engr. Philip Ugbomah Chukwumah ASABA/Nigeria: Commendation had continued to trail the announcement of the proposed “Operation Delta Hawk” security outfit by the Delta State government to help to put in check the increasing insecurity being experienced in most part of the state. Reacting to the development, the Chairman and Management of CPU Construction LLT Nig. LTD, and CPU Foundation, Engr. Philip Ugbomah Chukwumah, in an interview with Ndokwa Reporters, on Wednesday May 20, 2020, said the move by the Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa is a commendable one, as…

COVID-19: CONOIL Offshore Platform Workers Face Food Shortage, Starvation ….Prolonged Stay Onboard Causes Threat, Tension Among Workers

WARRI/Nigeria: Conoil offshoot platform workers at Auntie Julie, Master P. and Ango field both in Ondo and Bayelsa states face food shortage, starvation and lack of care onboard, as the government battles to end the Coronavirus pandemic. Our correspondent during the course of investigation gathered that the workers are left onboard at the various Conoil platforms without food and are staying up to two and 6 months without crew change in the various Conoil offshore locations. It was revealed that due to prolonged over stay onboard, threat and  tensions rises among workers…