Buhari Commiserates with victims of Delta Fire Incident

Delta State Governor, Senator (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa (middle), Hon Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouk (left), Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo (SAN) (right) during a working visit by the Ministers to the Governor in Asaba. ASABA/Nigeria: President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday, commiserated with victims of Ogbogonogo fire disaster, assuring that they would not bear the burden of the unfortunate incident alone. The President who spoke through the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiyar Umar…

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…

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…

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…

Embrace CBN’s N50bn COVID-19 Support Loan

ASABA/Nigeria: Deltans have been urged to leverage on the opportunity provided by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to cushion the effects of the dreaded corona virus disease by applying for the CBN N50bn COVID-19 Support Loan for Households, SME and MSME. The Chief Economic Adviser to the governor, Kingsley Emu, gave the advice during a sensitisation workshop designed to create the needed awareness for the COVID-19 Support fund to be distributed by the CBN through NIRSAL Microfinance Bank. Emu noted that the CBN N50bn COVID-19 Support was an initiative…

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.…

COVID-19: Coca-Cola Sales Drop By 25 % in April

LAGOS/Nigeria: Coca-Cola says sales volumes of its soft drinks decline by a quarter so far in April, as people stay home to help stem the contagion of the new coronavirus. Coca-Cola saw sales volumes of its soft drinks decline by a quarter so far in April, as people stay home to help stem the contagion of the new coronavirus. Consumers appear to have stocked up on drinks to consume at home in March, as the orders went into effect, but with bars, restaurants and other venues closed, sales have declined.…

OPINION: Africa’s Energy Transition Must Be African at Heart and in Practice

By Verner Ayukegba Africa is at an energy cross-road. On one hand, the most talented, better educated, most entrepreneurial and competitive generation the continent has ever had is rising and taking on leadership positions that will propel African companies to become more competitive. After many turbulent decades, most corners of the continent have found the necessary political and economic stability to strategize for a better future making use of their natural resources and wealth. Nowhere else on planet Earth are economies and populations expected to grow faster than in the…

Coronavirus: Nigerian Airports to Remain Closed for Another 2 Weeks

ABUJA/Nigeria: Nigerian government on Monday extended the suspension of airline operations for another two weeks. “As a result of the extension on lockdown by Mr President, it is no longer possible for us to open our airspace and airports for normal operations by the 23rd April 2020,” aviation minister Hadi Sirika said. “They will remain closed for a further 2 weeks.” The minister also stated that the order is subject to review as appropriate. All International Airports in the country were shut down in March following the outbreak of coronavirus…

Rivers Govt Free Exxon Mobil Staff

PORT HARCOURT/Nigeria: The Rivers State Government on Sunday released the 22 Staff of Exxon Mobil who were arrested for violating the State Executive Order restricting movement in the state. Attorney-General and Commissioner of Justice, Rivers State, Professor Zaccheus Adangor said that the mobil staff were released without charges. The Attorney-General said the State Government will no longer press charges against them. He said that they were released following interventions by well-meaning Nigerians. The Attorney-General of Rivers State noted that he monitored the release of the 22 Exxon Mobil at the…