Re-Nigerian Media ‘Obsessed With Bad News’ (OPINION)

By Jerome-Mario Utomi After reading via the media, the recent accusations by stakeholders, among them policy makers and media managers, that the Nigerian media  allows its obsession for bad news and screaming headlines to obstruct the principal mandate of setting the right agenda toward building a united and virile nation, the content of two separate but related articles came flooding. The first was authored by me and entitled; Nigeria Democracy and Nigeria, and published about three years ago, precisely August, 2018. The second has as title; The Effect of Fake…

NCDC to Document Names of COVID-19 Vaccinated Persons In Nigeria

EFFURUN/Nigeria: The National Centre For Disease Control (NCDC) has said that the names of persons vaccinated with the Covid-19 vaccines in Nigeria would be documented for record purposes. The Executive Secretary of Primary Health Care in Uvwie Local Government Council Area of Delta State, Dr Henry Aghogho Ohwojedo, gave the indication while fielding questions from newsmen on the ongoing vaccination exercise at the Uvwie Local Council Secretariat, Effurun. Ohwojedo advised that the green cards issued after each vaccination should be properly kept, adding that the seal on the card would…

What Impact Will The AfCFTA Have On The Oil And Gas Industry? (OPINION)

By Shantel Mufandaidza The benefits of improved efficiency on the continent and encouragement of competition on the markets will be significantly felt on the continent and boost development Created by the African Continental Free Trade Agreement in 2018, the African Continental Free Trade Area (“AfCFTA”) came into effect on 1 January 2021. Since the World Trade Organization creation, the AfCFTA is the largest free trade area globally, with 54 out of 55 nations of the African Union, many of which have already ratified the agreement. Estimations forecast that this free…

Africa’s Best Corporate-Startup Collaboration Accelerator Now Open for Applications from the Most Disruptive Startups on the Continent

CAPE TOWN/South Africa: Technology sectors such as FinTech, InsureTech, AgriTech, eCommerce, HealthTech, and CleanTech are not only solving some of Africa’s most pressing problems, they are also contributing significantly to the continent’s economy. In fact, the so-called Internet economy is set to reach 5.2% of gross domestic product (GDP) by 2025, contributing about $180-billion to the African economy [1]. To develop the potential of startups driving the Internet economy, Telecel Group (www.TelecelGroup.com) has opened applications for the ASIP Accelerator Program powered by Startupbootcamp AfriTech. The Program helps startups achieve 18-24…

Delta Peace Advocate Calls for the Establishment Peace Building and Conflict Prevention Agency ..Seeks Speedy Passage by DTHA

WARRI/Nigeria: A peace and environment rights advocate, Comrade (Chief) Mulade Sheriff has again sent another public private Bill to the Governor of Delta State, Sen Dr. Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa for consideration and the establishment of Delta State Peacebuilding and Conflict Prevention Agency to promote and sustain peaceful coexistence among Deltans and other residents of the State. Comrade Mulade Sheriff, who is the Ibe-Sorimowei of ancient Gbaramatu Kingdom in Warri South West LGA of Delta State. Presented the public private Bill to the State Government at Asaba, the State Capital on…

Dakuku’s Book on “Strategic Turnaround”: A Milestone of a World-Class Leadership Material

By Eze Chukwuemeka Eze “I wish to say without fear of contradiction that Peterside is a symbol of unity, a visionary, egalitarian and, most importantly, a great patriot whose love for Nigeria and Nigerians is infectious.’ Chief Eze Preamble According to one of the foremost philosophers, John C. Maxwell, “A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way”. While to Stephen Covey, “Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out”. It is on these special quotes by these…

Ensuring Family Farmers Benefit From CBN Agricultural Loans

By Isaac Asabor According to the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), an affiliate of the United Nations (UN),  Family farming is “A means of organizing agricultural, forestry, fisheries, pastoral and aquaculture production which is managed and operated by a family and predominantly reliant on family capital and labor, including both women’s and men’s. The family and the farm are linked, co-evolve and combine economic, environmental, social and cultural functions.” In a similar vein, the organization also defined a family farm as an agricultural holding which is managed and operated by…

Light at the End of the Tunnel for Africa’s Economic Recovery (OPINION)

By Chuku, Adamon Mukasa and Yaye Betty Camara Africa is set to recover from its worst recession in half a century. Real GDP is projected to grow by 3.4% in 2021 after contracting by an estimated 2.1% in 2020, mainly due to COVID-19 related disruptions, according to the African Development Bank’s recently released African Economic Outlook. The pandemic also caused deep scars in the financing and debt landscape of the continent that may linger on if not quickly addressed. At the launch of the AEO, Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz rightly…

INEC Pledges to Insure Staff, Adhoc Personnel

ASABA/Nigeria: The Independent National Electoral Commission has assured its members of staff and ad hoc personnel of prompt welfare settlement in case of an eventuality in the line of duty. The INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner for Delta State, Mr. Monday Udoh Tom, made the pledge in Asaba, the State capital, at a Two Day Sensitization Workshop for Welfare Desk Officers of the commission. INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner for Delta State Monday Udoh-Tom, said the training was aimed at equipping officers on how to handle the welfare needs of staff and…

Delta Commence Reclamation of City of Warri Lost Beauty

WARRI/Nigeria: The ancient city of Warri, known for its beauty and viability in terms of commerce and tourism is set to come alive again, just as the Chairman, Delta State Taskforce on Environment, Mr. Sylvester Oromoni has concluded plans for the reclamation of the city from dirts and illegal activities. Mr. Oromoni while on an on the spot inspection of Warri/Sapele Road, expressed satisfaction with traders who had complied with instructions to keep the environment hygienically clean for living and business. It could be recalled that all the stores along…