JOB CREATION: GEEP Participants Challenged On Creative Thinking

WARRI/Nigeria: GEEP participants have been charged to see possibilities in every situation and to be creative and innovative by finding new ways of doing things. A Consultant to Foundation for Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta (PIND Foundation), Mrs Edughom Hanson, gave the charge during a two-day Job Readiness Workshop organized by the Delta State Job and Wealth Creation Bureau in collaboration with the foundation in Warri. The two-day workshop which was the first of its series began on Monday, 30th November to 1st December, 2020 and was attended by…

Delta 2021 Budget To Focus On Economic Recovery, Social Inclusion

ASABA/Nigeria: The 2021 budget of the Delta State Government is to focus on fast tracking the pace of the state economic recovery and boost economic diversification as well as to ensure social inclusion. The Commissioner for Economic Planning, Dr Barry Gbe, made the disclosure when he briefed the press today in Asaba on the 2021 budget breakdown which was tagged, ‘Budget of Recovery’. According to him, the overall estimate for 2021 budget was N 378.48 billion, which was made up of a recurrent budget of N 171.23 billion naira and…

DTSG Trains 700 Farmers On Best Practice In Oil Palm Production

ASABA/Nigeria: In line with Delta State efforts to improve the status of farmers through empowerment and provision of farm inputs, the Delta State Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources, through the Tree Crop Unit, has embarked on training of 700 farmers on best practice in oil palm production. Speaking during the flag off ceremony, the Commissioner for Agriculture, Hon. Julius Egbedi, disclosed that the state government was committed to empowering farmers to ensure that the state took lead in oil palm production. Hon. Egbedi said that all farmers that attended…

Delta 2021 Budget of N383bn Signed

ASABA/Nigeria: The Delta 2021 budget of N383bn, had been assented, with Governor, Senator (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, assurance that the state government would strive to recover from the economic challenges engendered by COVID-19 pandemic. Okowa, who signed the bill on Monday in Asaba, commended the state’s House of Assembly for speedy passage of the Bill and said that signing the budget with a month to the end of 2020 would avail the state government the opportunity to plan further towards the implementation of the 2021 budget from January, 2021. He thanked…

Investors Commit Billions At Lagos Free Zone In Nigeria

LAGOS/Nigeria:  Lagos Free Zone (LFZ) the first privately owned special economic zone in Nigeria with an integrated deep sea port, is home to several reputable global brands. Located 65kms east of Lagos, in the immediate vicinity of upcoming Lekki Deep Sea Port, the Lagos Free Zone aims to enhance the ease of doing business in Nigeria. Developed by the Singapore based Tolaram Group, the LFZ, reflects their more than four decades of commitment to doing business in Nigeria, says Tejaswi Avasarala, General Manager, Strategic Marketing, Lagos Free Zone, who was…

Africa Industrialisation Day: African Development Bank Calls for Faster Industrialisation of African Economies

ABIDJAN/Ivory Coast:  At the forefront of promoting smart industrial policies and mobilising infrastructure development funding for Africa, the African Development Bank on Africa Industrialization Day 2020, urges the continent to accelerate industrialization for the transformation of African economies. The African Development Bank counts Industrializing Africa as one of its High-5 key strategic aims, critical for the transformation of African economies. “Industrialization, where we add value to what we competitively produce and then export, and also trade among ourselves on the back of the AfCFTA within a market of 1.3 billion…

Oil COYS Commended For Road Construction In Kwale

KWALE/Nigeria: The Youth President of Umusadege-Ogbe Kwale, Comrade Osondu Ezeoba has commended the management of Midwestern and Agip oil and gas exploration companies for embarking on the construction of five roads projects in Kwale. He stated this yesterday at hippo-street where construction work has commenced. Comrade Osondu said that their action is in line with the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)) between them and the host community. Meanwhile, the people of Umusadege-ogbe community have expressed joy as contractors handling all the five roads projects have mobilized to site for the completion…

President Buhari and Four Other Nigerians Make it to the African Energy Chamber’s (AEC) TOP 25 Movers & Shakers List for 2021

JOHANNESBURG/South Africa: As many as five Nigerians have made it to the top 25 list of the African Energy Chamber’s TOP 25 Movers & Shakers Watch List for 2021, released earlier this week. Published every year, the list identifies the leading African and international figures whose work and decisions have a direct impact on the African energy industry and the way Africans access and consume energy. H.E. Muhammadu Buhari, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, is the first listed for his direct involvement in the possible passing and signing…

COVID-19 Is A ‘Wake-Up Command’ To Address Africa’s Challenges – Tony Blair

ABIDJAN/Ivory Coast: The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the challenges and opportunities of Africa’s development landscape, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair said on Monday in a lecture organized by the African Development Institute in Abidjan. “We have the same problems but what we also have is vastly increased urgency…not so much a wake-up call but a wake-up command,” Blair said. The former UK prime minister addressed a virtual audience on the topic Building Back Better in Post COVID-19 Africa: The Role of Technology and Governance, as part of the Kofi…

Lubrik Construction Company (LCC) Partners With The Nigerian Army …..Donates a State-of-the-Art Club House to the Army Guards Polo Club

PORT HARCOURT/Nigeria: One of the largest construction companies in Nigeria, Lubrik Construction Company, LCC, has donated a world class, clubhouse building to the Army Guards Polo Club. This special partnership with the Nigerian Army will produce a state-of-the-art club house building, at the Guards Polo Club, Abuja, in 8months. The brick laying ceremony which was held on Saturday, during the ongoing Nigerian National Polo Tournament in Abuja, was attended by many dignitaries. Some include the Chief of Army Staff,Lt. General T. Y Buratai, who was ably represented by Major General…