Asaba Airport Set to Resume Operations

ASABA/Nigeria: Asaba International Airport in Delta is set to resume flight operations several months after it was shut down due to Coronavirus pandemic which paralysed business and socio-economic activities across the globe. Secretary to Delta State Government, Mr Chiedu Ebie, gave the hint while inspecting the airport on Thursday ahead of the resumption of aviation operations expected to begin in a few days, said that the airport was ready. Ebie said that the state government had put necessary protocols in place at the airport for passenger compliance with COVID-19 injunctions…

GTBank is Nigeria’s Best Bank for a Record Extending 10 Times

LAGOS/Nigeria:  Guaranty Trust Bank Plc has long been regarded by industry watchers as one of the best run financial institutions in Africa, a reputation that has been further buttressed by its recent recognition as the Best Bank in Nigeria by the renowned business and finance magazine Euromoney, for a record-extending ten times between 2010 and 2020. The foremost African financial institution was also recently awarded the Euromoney Excellence in Leadership Africa Award for its swift reaction in responding to the Covid-19 crisis and for addressing the impact of the pandemic…

FG Advised to Steer Clear of Oil in The South

By Odili Ogochukwu PORT HARCOURT/Nigeria: The Public Relations Officer of Niger Delta Ethnic Nationalities Youth Leaders Council, Comr. Enudi Marcus has asked the Federal Government of Nigeria to steer clear of the natural resources in the region. Comr Enudi Marcus who made this known at Port Harcourt, Rivers State called on the Federal Government to concede authority to Niger Delta to manage its natural resources the same way the Northern States manage theirs. The Image Maker advocated for control of their natural endowment (oil) just as the Northerners lord their…

Chinese Loans: Nigeria Is Not In Danger of Loss of Sovereignty – APC Chieftain …Says President Buhari Only Activates and Implements Loan Deals Initiated By the Jonathan Administration

PORT HARCOURT/Nigeria: The ceding of Nigeria’s sovereign immunity to China in a loan agreement between the Federal Government of Nigeria and the Export Import Bank of the People’s Republic of China for the funding of critical rail infrastructure across the country has dominated national discuss as it continues to generate mixed feelings among Nigerians following an ongoing probe by the lower chamber’s Committee on Treaties. The Committee had expressed worries over the insertion of a clause relinquishing the immunity of Nigeria to China should the country default on the terms…

N41bn Fraud Allegation: Tony Elumelu Demands Apology From Senator Akinyelure

ABUJA/Nigeria: Former Managing Director of the United Bank for Africa (UBA) Dr. Tony Elumelu has given the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petition, Senator Ayo Akinyelure seven days, to retract a statement credited to him, indicting the eminent banker in an N41billion fraud allegation. Lawyers to Dr. Elumelu, in a letter to Senator Akinyelure, threatened to drag the lawmaker to court if he fails to retract and publicly apologize to Dr. Elumelu over his reported indictment on the said fraud allegation. The committee Chairman was…

AMAC To Hold Taxation Webinar

ABUJA/Nigeria: The Abuja Municipal Area Council, the Local Government responsible for administration of the Abuja city has concluded arrangement to hold a tax webinar According to the Chairman of Abuja Municipal Area Council, Hon. Abdullahi Adamu Candido, he said the webinar; which is a dialogue between business owners and members of the Council aimed at sensitizing Tax payers on how to get the necessary support from the council, build more relationship and showing evidences of tax payments via dividend of democracy to the citizens by the Abuja Municipal Area Council.…

Delta State Government Shuts Down Offshore Safety Training Centre Operated By Opeans Nigeria Limited In Warri …As the State Says Quacks Are Not Allowed ….Commends LYM Consults

WARRI/Nigeria: As part of the efforts to check unaccredicted training centre in the Oil and Gas industry in Delta State, Government has closed down an Offshore Safety Training Centre, operated by Opeans Nigeria Limited     located at No. 34 Opete road, Otokutu, Delta State for failure to possess the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) licence and accreditation to operate. The closure of Opeans Nigeria Limited Offshore Safety Training Centre, which operates for middle and lower manpower for the maritime, Oil and Gas Industry followed an unscheduled visit of the Commissioner for Oil…

Delta Inaugurates a Central Farm Product Market in Asaba

ASABA/Nigeria: The Delta State Government has officially inaugurated the SMART Delta Farmers Market, Abraka in Asaba. The inauguration was for use by the state governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, who was represented by the Commissioner for Power and Energy, Hon. Basil Ganagana. The governor stated that the SMART Delta Farmers Market would serve as a central point for the selling of farm produce in Asaba. He said that apart from adding beauty to the Abraka area in Asaba, the SMART Delta Farmers Market was a brain child of the Delta State…

COVID-19: Delta Introduces Tax Incentives to Save Informal Sector

ASABA/Nigeria: In its determination to further cushion the effects of COVID-19 pandemic, the Delta State Government, today, reeled out tax relief incentives to some categories of persons in the informal sector of the state economy. Those expected to benefit from the state government’s gesture included private school owners, hoteliers, private hospital owners, potable water providers, publishers in the media industry, transport companies and owners of eateries among others. The Commissioner for Information, Mr. Charles Aniagwu and the Chairman, Delta State Board of Internal Revenue, Sir Monday Onyeme who disclosed this…

Okowa Assures of Enabling Business Environment In Delta

ASABA/Nigeria: The Governor of Delta, Senator (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, on Wednesday, reaffirmed that his administration would continue to provide an enabling environment that would stimulate business growth and development in the state. He gave the assurance while inspecting facilities at the new Asaba Market located at Oko Junction, along Benin/Asaba Expressway in Asaba. The governor who was represented by the Commissioner for Power and Energy, Mr Basil Ganagana, said that the decision to relocate the traders from “Abraka’’ area in Asaba, to the new place was due to security risks…