Public Development Banks Call for New Financing for Africa’s Recovery Post-Covid-19

ABIDJAN/Ivory Coast:  A global coalition of public development banks today emphasized the urgency of immediate resources for Africa’s recovery post-Covid-19. Together, they committed to deepening cooperation to boost investment opportunities across the continent. Participants in the meeting, hosted by the African Development Bank, brainstormed on joint actions that could help boost a strong and inclusive recovery in Africa. This would be recovery grounded in a dynamic private sector. The African Association of Development Finance Institutions co-organized the meeting in collaboration with the International Development Finance Club, which is hosted by…

Amaechi Inaugurates NPA Probe Panel …Head Of Service Nominates Panel Members

ABUJA/Nigeria: Having obtained the President’s approval to look into the activities of the Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA from 2016 till date, the Federal Ministry of Transportation today inaugurated a panel of inquiry to carry out the assignment. Members of the panel were drawn from the Ministry and the Office of the Head of the Civil Service. Addressing members of the panel, Minister of Transportation, Rt Hon Chibuike R Amaechi urged them to be fair and balanced in their investigations while doing a thorough job He said, although the President’s approval…

Residents of Ughelli North Applaud PMB, Omo-Agege for Power Sub-station Project

UGHELLI/Nigeria: The people of Orhomuru-Orogun in Ughelli North, Delta Central senatorial district of Delta State, have expressed the hope that the inauguration of a 7.5MVA Injection Substation in the area, would address the challenges of epileptic power supply in Orogun and its environs. They made the observation during the Ground Breaking ceremony for the Power Substation in Orhomuru-Orogun, where the residents commended President Mohammadu Buhari and the Deputy President of the Senate representing the senatorial district Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, for facilitating the project. The Deputy Senate President, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege,…

Okowa Tasks ICAN, Other Professional Bodies On National Planning

ASABA/Nigeria: Delta Governor, Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa has charged the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and other professional bodies to explore new corridors of national planning for the further development of Nigeria’s economy. Okowa gave the charge on Friday when he received on courtesy visit the 56th President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) Dame Onome Adewuyi and her delegation at Government House, Asaba. He lauded the role accountants play in the development of the nation’s economy, but challenged them and other professionals to enunciate…

WORKERS’ DAY: Reps Minority Caucus Congratulates Nigerian Workers

ABUJA/Nigeria: The Minority Caucus in the House of Representatives has congratulated Nigerian workers as they join their compatriots in other parts of the world to celebrate this year’s Workers’ Day The lawmakers, in a statement by the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Hon. Ndudi Elumelu, on Saturday, commended the workers for their sacrifices in moving the nation forward despite the challenges they face. “As the representatives of the people, our caucus recognizes and appreciates the sacrifices and commitment of our workers at all levels, in moving our dear…

RESTORATION OF ADDAX LICENCE: Eze Says Attack on President Buhari By Senator Abe is Unwarranted, Uncivilized

PORT HARCOURT/Nigeria: All Progressives Congress, APC Chieftain, Chief Eze Chukwuemeke Eze, had commended the President, Mohammadu Buhari for restoring the revocation slammed on four oil mining leases, (OML 123, 124, 126 and 139) operated by Addax Petroleum Exploration Nigeria Limited.  The APC chieftain made the commendation after the Former Rivers South/East Senator, Magnus Abe, condemned the action of the president, saying the former Senator goofed for his attack. According to chief Eze, the former Senator seems to have taken his crude insubordination and moderate intellectual disability to the next level,…

May Day Celebration: Union Leaders Express Mixed Feelings

ASABA/Nigeria: Some Union leaders in Delta State have expressed mixed feelings over the 2021 celebration of May Day otherwise known as Workers Day in Nigeria. The Chairman, Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), Uvwie Local Government Council Chapter, Comrade Mercy Ugavah, expressed disappointment over the way she said local workers were being treated by other arms of governments in Nigeria. Ugavah lamented that local government workers had nothing to celebrate on May Day, saying, “As a result of other arms of governments trying to shut us down or deprive…

DTSG Reaffirms Commitment To Welfare Of Workers

ASABA/Nigeria: The Delta State Government said it will continue to meet the obligation of workers in the state as at when due. The Governor of Delta State, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa made this known today during the 2021 Workers’ Day Celebration held at the Steven Keshi Stadium, Asaba. The governor who was represented by the Secretary to the Delta State Government (SSG) Mr Chiedu Ebie stated that despite the financial constraints in the system, his administration would always prioritize the welfare of workers in the State. Governor Okowa said since pre-independence…

Okowa Tasks FG on Gas Revolution Industrial Park

WARRI/Nigeria: Delta Governor, Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, has called on the Federal Government to activate work on the Gas Revolution Industrial Park project in Ogidigben and ensure that its essence is achieved. Okowa, who was in company with his Deputy, Mr Kingsley Otuaro, made the call while speaking to journalists after inspecting ongoing construction of the multi-billion naira Floating Market at Ogheye in Warri North Council Area on Friday. He said that the Gas Revolution Industrial Park project had been delayed for too long and urged the Federal Government to…

Banker-Turned-Poultry Farmer Becomes Champion For African Agriculture

 “If we must satisfy Africa’s food security with our growing population, then there must be high commercialization of agriculture. That is modern farming.” – Ayotomiwa Yinka Ogunsua, poultry farmer IBADAN/Nigeria: When Ayotomiwa Yinka Ogunsua got a job as a loan officer at a microfinance bank in Ibadan, Nigeria, after graduating from university, he thought he’d done well for himself. Then, he spotted an online advertisement for a youth agricultural training program and signed up, owing to his interest in farming as a hobby. Selected to interview for a place in…