AfDB Board of Directors Approves the Bank’s Borrowing Program For 2021

ABIDJAN/Ivory Coast:  The 2021 Borrowing Program of the African Development Bank has been approved by the Board of Directors for up to $10.4 billion to be raised from capital markets. This program will allow the Bank to raise funds in the debt capital markets in order to help finance the Bank’s projects and programs in Africa. The approval was made on December 11, 2020. The African Development Bank is active in various international capital markets including the US dollar, Euro, Australian dollar and Pound sterling. The Bank will continue to…

Guinea Bissau: African Development Fund Approves $9.8 Million To Guinea-Bissau For COVID-19 Relief And Resilience

ABIDJAN/Ivory Coast:  The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund have approved a $9.8 million grant to Guinea Bissau for its national Control Support Project (PALPC), aimed at reducing the spread of the COVID-19 virus and boosting the resilience of health system and communities, especially the most vulnerable. Guinea Bissau has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic which has led to food shortages, economic pressure and reduced livelihood opportunities in the West African nation. The PALPC operations will target particularly vulnerable households, including those headed by women, and the…

Nigeria Needs God’s Help To Reverse Nation’s Challenges – Okowa

EFFURUN/Nigeria: Delta Governor, Senator (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, has urged Nigerians to beseech God in prayers for Him to reverse the negative conditions in the country that had retarded its socio-economic and infrastructural development. The governor made the call on Sunday at the dedication of Practical Grace of God’s Mission International Church’s new Temple, Effurun, near Warri. He said that evil was on the increase in the society because hearts of many people were not dwelling places for God, and charged those who believe in God to turn their hearts away…

Delta CP, Hafiz Inuwa Elevated To AIG

By Patrick Ochei ASABA/Nigeria: The Commissioner of Police, Delta State Command, Mr. Hafiz Mohammed Inuwa has been elevated to the position of Assistant Inspector General of Police. Anioma Trust was privy to this information from an insider source. The CP according to random opinions from security observers, has done marvelously well as the Chief Security Officer of the Police hierarchy in the State, having brought far reaching innovations into policing. As soon as he was deployed to Delta, he quickly swung into action, paying courtesy visits to stakeholders and brainstorming…

APCE RIVERS CRISES: Eze Describes The Expulsion Of Abe And Others As Best Christmas Gift To Party Members

PORT HARCOURT/Nigeria: A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze has described the expulsion of Magnus Ngei Abe and other dissident members and accomplices to the political imbroglio as a best Christmas gift to members of the party. The expulsion also included Igo Aguma; former Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Worgu Boms and Livingstone Weche, who he called an unapologetic serial character assassin and others whose continued membership threatens the survival of the party. He stated that with the expulsion of this unrepentant members, he…

COVID-19 Forces Sabo GRA To Postpone Kaduna Speaker Cup Final

KADUNA/Nigeria: Following the upsurge of the COVID-19 outbreak in the state, the Tsaunin Kura GRA Residents Association (Sabo GRA), organisers of the Kaduna State House of Assembly’ Speaker, Rt.  Honourable Yusuf Zailani Peace and Unity Cup have postponed the final earlier billed for Saturday December 20. According to a statement signed by the Executive Public Relations Officer of the community, Okpani Jacob Onjewu Dickson, this was made known at a press briefing held on Saturday December 19, 2020 in Kaduna. Reading the text of the statement, President General of the…

My Father Had Wished He Died In Nigeria – Hon. Nwaobi …. As Okowa, Otuaro, Elumelu, Others Bid Sir Marcel Mekowuhe Nwaobi Farewell

ISELE-UKU/Nigeria: In an emotion laden voice, the member representing Aniocha North Constituency in Delta State House of Assembly, Hon. Engr. Emeka Nwaobi has revealed that his father prior to his death, had always wished he would die in Nigeria when the ultimate call of death would come. According to him, God granted his request, he came back to Nigeria from the United States of America last December before death came calling on the 26th of August, 2020. “My father also had wished he was buried as soon as he stopped…

Okeme, Others Mourn Late Okafor, Describe Him As Peaceful, Humane

ASABA/Nigeria: The Special Adviser to Delta State Governor on SERVICOM and Labour Relations, Comrade Mike Okeme, and other individuals including Mr. Kenneth Okafor, have underscored the importance of peaceful coexistence among individuals in the society. Comrade Okeme, who stated this in Asaba during the burial ceremony of late Mr. Solomon Okafor, father in-law to the Public Relations Officer in his office, Mr. Chukwudi Asoya, said that the deceased was very humane and contributed modestly in mentoring younger generation about the reality of life. The SERVICOM boss and Mr. Kenneth Okafor,…

Okowa Congratulates Saraki At 58

ASABA/Nigeria: Delta Governor, Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, has congratulated former President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, on his 58th birth anniversary on Saturday. In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, in Asaba, Okowa acknowledged Saraki’s unparalleled efforts at repositioning and ensuring the independence of the legislature when he served as Chairman of the 8th National Assembly. He stated that Saraki contributed immensely to the political development of Nigeria as a former Governor and President of the Senate. According to Okowa, Saraki’s Senate was more of…

Christmas, Time For Sober Reflection, Okowa Tells Christians

ASABA/Nigeria: Delta Governor, Senator (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, on Thursday evening, called on Christians to see Christmas celebration as a unique opportunity for sober reflection on the birth of Jesus Christ, the Saviour of the world. Governor Okowa who made the call during the festival of nine lessons and carols organised by the state government at the cenotaph, Asaba, to usher in the Christmas, said Christmas should be a time to accept Jesus as Lord and personal saviour rather than partying. According to him, the Christmas season should be used to…