The Delta State Job Creation Scheme Has Become The Role Model To Other States- Eboh

By Promise Ogana In line with Governor Ifeanyi Okowa’s vision of achieving a Stronger Delta, the Delta State Job and Wealth Creation Bureau has marked another landmark by establishing an additional 144 unemployed youths in the Fashion and Textile Design enterprise. The Chief Job and Wealth Creation Officer, Prof Eric Eboh, made this known while addressing STEP beneficiaries in Asaba during the handling out of starter pack items to 2019/2020 Green STEP beneficiaries in Fashion Design and Textile Design who trained for eight months. Prof Eboh emphasized that since 2015,…

Okowa, Ibori, Otuaro, Others Pay Last Respect To Amioku

EFFURUN/Nigeria: Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, his wife, Dame Edith, today led top government functionaries to a requiem mass held in honour of Late Tom Amioku held at Saint Anthony’s Catholic Church Ugborikoko in Uvwie Local Government Area. Also in attendance were the former state governor Chief James Ibori, the state Deputy governor, Deacon Kingsley Otuaro and two former deputy governors of the state, Prof. Amos Utuama and Sir Benjamin Elue. Others were Senator James Manager, some present and former members of the National Assembly, Speaker of the state Assembly Hon Sheriff…

Gen. Irefin’s Passing, Great Loss To The Army – Okowa

ASABA/Nigeria: Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta has commiserated with the Nigerian Army on the passing of Maj.-Gen. Olubunmi Irefin, the General Officer Commanding (GOC), 6 Division, Port Harcourt, saying his death was a great loss to the military. The GOC died on Thursday morning in Abuja after complications from COVID-19. In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, in Asaba, the governor also condoled with the deceased’s immediate family and the Government and people of Kogi over the sad incident. He said that the news of Irefin’s…

Okowa Gets Commendation For Even Distribution Of Infrastructural Development

By Magnus Emuji ASABA/Nigeria: The Delta State Governor, Senator (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, has been commended for several people oriented infrastructural projects evenly distributed across all parts of the state. The Chairperson, Anioma indegenes in of the office of the Post Primary Education Board, Mrs. Franca Nkeonyeilo , who made the commendation in Asaba during the end of year get-together party/lunching for a coastal bus for the group, affirmed that the governor had transformed all critical sectors of the economy. Mrs. Nkeonyeilo, however, stated that the purpose of the organisation was…

IAEA and African Energy Chamber Encourage Implementation Of Nuclear Derived Technologies In Africa

JOHANNESBURG/South Africa:  The African Energy Chamber met with the Director-General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Rafael Grossi to discuss the implementation of Human Development Application Of Nuclear Technology in Africa through appealing to private sector participation in the initiative. Forming part of its sustainable development goals, the initiative focuses on research and development, monitoring, diagnosis, treatment, capacity building, knowledge sharing and education in key areas including the fight against women’s cancers, increasing food security and agricultural development, preventing and combating zoonotic diseases and addressing climate change. In pursuing…

AfDB, 11 Leading Multilateral Development Banks, IMF Launch First Joint Report On Financing The Sustainable Development Goals

ABIDJAN/Ivory Coast:  The African Development Bank joined a group of 11 multilateral development banks (MDBs) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Thursday in launching a first-ever joint report on financing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The launch took place during a virtual ceremony attended by the heads of the institutions. The report is released at the end of a critical year, with the COVID-19 pandemic threatening to reverse progress on the SDGs. In response, MDBs have collectively mobilized a global response package of $230 billion between 2020 and 2021,…

Food Security, Agriculture, AfCFTA, Crucial for Africa’s Post-COVID-19 Recovery – African Economic Conference

ABIDJAN/Ivory Coast: “The agriculture sector is among the most vulnerable. Agriculture is important not only for food security issues but also for inter-regional food integration,” African Development Bank,  Director of Macroeconomic Policy, Forecasting and Research, Hanan Morsy, said during a news conference on the opening day of the African Economic Conference 2020. “We see this as an area that needs particular support, an area of opportunity going forward to increase inter-regional integration and to increase resilience against external shocks,” Morsy noted. The African Development Bank has provided much-needed financial and…

TeamCole Rebrands, Calls for Immediate Resolution of Crisis in Rivers’APC

PORT HARCOURT/Nigeria: A political pressure group that goes by the name “TeamCole” has called for the immediate Resolution of Crisis in Rivers State All Progressive Congress, APC. The group in a statement signed by Rex David, DG/Coordinator TeamCole, said its  it is with a joyous spirit that we thank God for keeping us alive, through this difficult year. From covid-19 to the EndSARS protest, we join Nigerians in solidarity as we recognize the genuine pains and suffering, the Nigerian people had to go through. However at this extraordinary meeting of…

DTSG Assures Citizens of Good Healthcare Delivery, As Ministry Receives Consumables From FG

ASABA/Nigeria: Delta State Government has reiterated its commitment on quality health care service delivery to all residents of the state, just as the Federal Government had donated some medical consumables to the state government. This was made known recently in Asaba by the State Commissioner for Health, Dr Mordi Ononye, in an interaction with newsmen. Dr Ononye stated the administration of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, had embarked on the upgrading, improving and rehabilitating of primary health care facilities across the state. “The core song of the ministry is health for all…

Warri Rep Member Ereyitomi Attracts Medical Equipments Worth Millions Of Naira To Warri PHC

ABUJA/Nigeria: As part of his efforts in making sure people of his constituency enjoys good health care across board, the Member Representing Warri Federal Constituency at the Federal House of Representatives Abuja, Hon. Chief Thomas Ereyitomi JP has attracted Hospital Equipments worth millions of Naira to Ajamimogha Primary Healthcare Centre in Warri, Delta State in order to make health care accessible by all. Chief Ereyitomi JP who  influenced the medical equipments donated to Ajamimogha Primary Health Care through the National Primary HealthCare Agency,  Tuesday December 8, 2020, charged the Matron…