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…

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…

DTSG Mediates Between SPDC, Ojobo Community Crisis

Seantor Ifeanyi Okowa WARRI/Nigeria: Normalcy has returned to Shell Petroleum Development Company’s (SPDC) Beniseide Flow station as state government has waded into the crisis between the company and Ojobo community in Burutu Local Government Area. The government, represented by the Commissioner for Oil and Gas, Mr Emmanuel Angbaduba,    met representatives of Shell and the community at Government House Annex, Warri, on Friday and appealed to them to embrace peace in the interest of development. He commended both parties for agreeing to resolve the impasse that temporarily halted the company’s operations…

DTSG Sets To Revamp Business Activities in Warri

WARRI/Nigeria: The Delta state government has been commended in its bid to revamp business activities in Warri and its environs with the cleaning up of the area. The Director of project for the Warri Uvwie and Environs Special Area Development Agency (WUEDA), Mr Bemigho Ofoeyeno gave the commendation in Warri while monitoring the clearing of overgrown weed and the removal of Petroleum tankers along the NPA Expressway. Describing the Governor Okowa led administration as proactive in establishing the agency with Comrade Ovouzourie Macaulay as the Director General, Mr Ofoeyeno explained that the agency will be…

Okowa Assures of Restoring the Lost Glory of Warri, as Construction of 9Billion Storm Drainage begins January

WARRI/Nigeria: To check perennial flooding in Warri, Uvwie and environ, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta has said contracts worth more than N9 billion for the construction of storm drainage projects have been awarded. The governor made the disclosure on Sunday while speaking at a thanksgiving service of Hon. (Mrs) Gbubemi Kpenosen-Ikolo, Commissioner for Technical Education at the Unity Baptist Church, Warri. According to Governor Okowa, restoring the lost glory of Warri was important and the storm drainage projects were designed to ensure that the flooding of the oil-rich city was…

Delta Govt Happy with State Transport as it Introduces More Buses

ASABA/Nigeria: Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta on Friday in Asaba, inaugurated 60 buses for Delta Transports Services Limited (Delta Line) with a charge to the company to turn around its fortunes through improved services. He commended the company for its improvement, saying that the successes recorded by it within the 18 months of operating on Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) arrangement with God is Good Transport Development Company (GTDC) testified that his administration took the right decision. “I am very happy that in this festive season, we are inaugurating new buses for Delta…

Safety Failure: Chevron Get Knocked For Operational Hazard …As Potholes Threatens Commuters in Delta

WARRI/Nigeria: Oil giant Chevron Nigeria Limited, CNL has been accused and knocked over safety failure and exposure to hazardous operations within its areas of operation in Warri, Delta. The accusation of CNL for condoling safety hazards came from a popular legal luminary, Chief in Warri Kingdom, Chief Barr. Robinson Ariyo, while narrating the terrible road crashes that occurred along NPA expressway by Chevron Texaco as result of the POTHOLE there said that portion of the road have recorded fatal road crashes as well as tankers with products finding it difficult to…

Onuesoke Reacts to Finance Minister Claim on Dangote Refinery ….Calls for Scrapping of Nigeria Refineries

WARRI/Nigeria: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Chieftain, Chief Sunny Onuesoke has called for the scrapping of the nations four refinery for running at loses over the years, with huge per head cost. The PDP Chieftain was reacting to the statement of Nigeria Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed on the eagerness of President Mohammadu Buhari administration for the Dangote Refinery to commence operation. The Minister had explained that the takeoff of Dangote Refinery will save the country over $10 billion spend on crude importation and create jobs. She stated…