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,…

Okowa’s Aides Move Delta Poly Students To Seek Skills As Govt Jobs Become Competitive

OZORO/Nigeria: Following the lack of jobs in Nigeria and the need to acquaint Nigerian students with requisite skills that could make them self-reliant and possibly job creators, two special assistants to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, Ovie Success Ossai and Okoh Ezekiel Oghenetega, on recently held an event for students of Delta State Polytechnic Ozoro with a view to transforming their minds from total dependence on government jobs to acquiring skills for self-satisfaction. Although the participating students were majorly undergraduate students, the event, according to the organisers and the different guest speakers,…

DTSG Charge 2019/2020 Cycle of YAGEP Trainees to be Serious

ASABA/Nigeria: Trainees of the Delta State Government’s Youth Agricultural and Entrepreneurs Programme (YAGEP) of the 2019/2020 Programme Cycle have been charged to take the training seriously in order to build themselves into entrepreneurs capable of sustaining their enterprises. The Chief Job and Wealth Creation Officer, Prof Eric Eboh, gave the charge during a one-day Orientation Workshop organised for the 2019/2020 YAGEP trainees to flag-off their enrolment into the programme. At the event held in Asaba, Prof Eric Eboh, congratulated the trainees for their success at the various stages of screening…

Okowa Advocates Skill Acquisition for NYSC Members

Delta State Governor ,Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa ( left),receiving a plague from the Director General, NYSC Brig.General Shuaibu Ibrahim during a courtesy call by the latter in Government House, Asaba. Wednesday, 5/2/20 : BRIPIN ENARUSAI/SAMUEL JIBUNOR ASABA/Nigeria: Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta has advocated the inclusion of entrepreneurship programme in National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) scheme to prepare graduates for self-reliance other than seeking regular employment. He said, on Wednesday in Asaba, when the Director-General of NYSC, Brig.-Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, visited him that the scheme was very important to the…

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…

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,…

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…

Osinbajo, Okowa Say MSMES Will Fast-Track Economic Growth

Prof Yemi Osinbajo (2nd left), accompanied by  Delta Governor, Senator (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa (3rd right), and his Deputy, Barr. Kingsley Otuaru (2nd right), inspecting  products by shower women Entreprenur Initiative, during the VP’s inspection of the 25th Edition of MSME Clinic at Event Center, Asasba, Delta State, , PIX: BRIPIN ENARUSAI ASABA/Nigeria: Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and Delta Governor, Senator (Dr.) Ifeanyi Okowa, on Thursday said Micro, Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (MSMEs) were the fastest ways of growing the economies of states and the nation. They made their positions known…

” Vocational And Entrepreneurial Skills, Key To Self Empowerment”- PS

from right; Permanent Secretary Directorate of Government House and Protocol, Mr. Edwin Ogidi-Gbegbaaje; Public Relations Officer, Mr. Harold Ojji and the Chief Protocol Officer, Mr. Anino Tetsola, during the Send-Forth Party in Honour of the 2018 Batch “C” stream 1 Corps Member who saved in the Directorate of Government House and Protocol. PIX; JIBUNOR SAMUEL. ASABA/Nigeria: To tackle youth restiveness in th country, Mr. Eddy Ogidi-Gbegbaje,  Permanent Secretary Government House and Protocol, has urged youths to acquire vocational and entrepreneurial skills so as to be self employed. The Permanent Secretary made…

Trouble in Delta Health Management Board as Cooperative Officials embezzle N2.5b savings of Health workers

By Emmanuel Enebeli ASABA/Nigeria: The era of embezzlement and corruption activities in government circle is likely not to end as even in small groups like multi purpose cooportives stories of officials eating fat,  while the contributors suffer untold hardship before they could withdraw from their savings. An investigation by an online paper,  www.advocateng. com have revealed how some officials of the Delta State Government connived with the fraudulent executive committee of the Delta State Hospital Management Board Multi-Purpose Cooperative Society II (HMBMPCSII) to embezzle over N2.5bn of savings belonging to the…