Okonjo Iweala As Modern Day Deborah! (OPINION)

By Isaac Asabor If there is any biblical personality whose leadership sagaciousness aptly fits the description of the uncommon leadership disposition of Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, she is Deborah.  The aptness with which her leadership qualities fits that of Okonjo-Iweala came to the fore, more than ever before, after Okonjo-Iweala’s appointment as the Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO) was announced on Monday, February 15, 2021. Without resorting to sexism in this context, she has no doubt answered the question, “What Can a Man Do That a Woman Can’t?” in…

Governor Okowa’s Father Laid To Rest

ASABA/Nigeria: The remains of Sir Okorie Okowa, father of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta, were on Tuesday, laid to rest at Owa-Alero, Ika North East Local Government Area of the state. Pa Okowa, 88, died on Jan. 28, 2021, after a brief illness. Beside family members at the private funeral, Archbishop of Bendel Province, Anglican Communion, Archbishop Cyril Odutemu; Deputy Governor of Delta, Mr Kingsley Otuaro; former Governor James Ibori and former Deputy Governor Benjamin Elue were at the ceremony. Others included Chief Jide Omokore, Sen. James Manager, Rt. Hon.…

APC Chieftain Cautions PDP On Orchestrated Smear Campaign And Series Of Blackmails Against Umahi And Family …..Says It’s A Sign of Frustration and Wickedness

PORT HARCOURT/Nigeria: Perturbed by the bizzare timidity and callous indifference of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to the massive wind of growth and development sweeping across every nook and cranny in Ebonyi State, chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and erstwhile National Publicity Secretary of the defunct New Peoples Democratic Party (nPDP), Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, has expressed concern over the party’s uneasy state of blended uncertainty, palpable apprehension and harshly reproachful ill-will towards the sterling leadership, outstanding performance and rising profile of Gov. Dave Umahi in public service…

AfDB Debars Global Interjapan (Kenya) Limited for 36 Months For Fraudulent Practices

ABIDJAN/Ivory Coast:  The African Development Bank Group has announced 36-month debarment of Global Interjapan (Kenya) Limited with effect from 24 August 2020. Global Interjapan (Kenya) Limited is a civil engineering company registered in Kenya. An investigation conducted by the Bank’s Office of Integrity and Anti-Corruption established that Global Interjapan (Kenya) Limited engaged in fraudulent practices during a tender for the Bank-financed Small Scale Irrigation and Value Addition Project in Kenya. The debarment renders Global Interjapan (Kenya) Limited and its affiliates ineligible to participate in Bank Group-financed projects during the debarment…

WTO: Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Has Made Anioma Nation Proud – Omu Anioma/Nneoha

OKPANAM/Nigeria: The cultural mother of Anioma Nation and Nneoha (Mother Without Borders), HRM Obi Martha Dunkwu has congratulated the newly appointed Director General of the World Trade Organization, WTO, Dr. (Mrs.) Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, adding that she has consistently made the Anioma Nation proud. Omu Dunkwu affirmed that being the first female and African DG of the World Trade Organization is no mean feat, insisting that it deserves overwhelming celebration. The Royal Image Maker called on Government and progressive communities to begin to create opportunities for girl children to showcase their…