Issues of Transparency and Accountability In Governance Of The State Will Always Receive The Needed Attention Of The House – Ochor

ASABA/Nigeria: The Deputy Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Ochor Christopher Ochor says issues of transparency and accountability in governance of the state will always receive the needed attention of the House. The Deputy Speaker was reacting to the adoption of the Audit reports of the Auditor General (State), on the Accounts of the State Government for the year ending 2016, 2017 and 2018 fiscal year by the State Legislature. Speaking immediately after plenary where the the report of the House Committee on Public Accounts on…

Judicial Panel Of Inquiry Debunks Report Of Unfair Hearing

WARRI/Nigeria: The Secretary of the Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Police Brutality and Extra Judicial Killings in Delta State, Mamuzo Erebe has debunked the report making rounds that the panel is denying the petitioners the right to fair hearing. The secretary, who stated this while speaking to newsmen at the second day of sitting, assured Deltans that the reason behind the inquiry was to look into their complaints and give the petitioners a fair hearing. The Chairman of the panel, Retired Justice Celestina Ogisi in one of the cases involving…

Okowa Tasks DFA On Sports Development

ASABA/Nigeria: The Governor of Delta state, Sen. Ifeanyi Okowa, has charged relevant stake holders in sports, to raise the bar in sports development, and ensure that sports in the state is taken to the highest feat, especially football. The governor gave the charge while delivering his speech at the 1st Delta Football Summit, organised by the Delta State Football Association (DFA) with the theme ‘Football as a Tool for Peace Building’ with sub-theme ‘Life After Football.” Okowa decried what he described as abysmal, the performance of the national teams in…

OPINION: Why Ghana Needs A New Financial Sector Regulation Architecture

By Woelinam Dogbe Ghana’s financial sector is in crisis. A crisis occasioned by the collapse of over 300 financial institutions; and which has affected every division of the financial sector. Universal banks, savings and loans companies, microfinance companies, capital market institutions, and insurance companies have been impacted. While majority of the collapsed institutions were licensed and regulated, a few were unlicensed and ought not to have been in operation. The fact that the unlicensed institutions were allowed a free rein to operate until their eventual collapse, speaks volumes about the…

Pearson PTE To Launch Secure English Language Testing in Nigeria

LAGOS/Nigeria: Pearson the world’s learning company, hosted a virtual launch of its PTE Secure English Language Test (SELT) in Nigeria. These tests have been approved by the UK Home Office and are used for UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) purposes. SVP for English Assessment at Pearson, Freya Thomas Monk, says these tests offer a fast, fair and convenient choice for anyone who wishes to work, study or come to live in the UK. Monk is excited about launching this product in the African continent and believes that this test will help…

Africans “Know and Understand What Development Ought To Look Like,” Says President Uhuru Kenyatta

ABIDJAN/Ivory Coast:  President of Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta urged African governments to put their citizens at the centre of delivering service during Africa Delivery Exchange 2020, a virtual event that opened Tuesday. In remarks to open the two-day workshop, Kenyatta noted that on a continent of around 1.3 billion Africans with a median age of around 20 years, there is a very tangible underlying sense of urgency when it comes to expectations of government. “Our people know and understand what development ought to look like and what benefits it should bring…