Airport Concession: Catalyst for Job Creation, Economic Boost – SSG

ASABA/Nigeria: The Secretary to Delta State Government (SSG), Mr Chiedu Ebie, has said that concessioning of Asaba International Airport would create more jobs for Deltans and stimulate export of agricultural produce and other items. He said that the step would also engender huge economic activities within the State and its neighbours. Ebie made this known while speaking on “News Across the Nation”, on Channels Television on Wednesday. According to him, the other aspects of development expected from the consession is in the area of other facilities such as movement of…

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…

Delta To Upgrade Asaba Airport To Category 9 As United Airline Debuts

ASABA/Nigeria: Delta Government on Friday said plans were underway to upgrade the Asaba International Airport to a Category 9 Airport to enable it receive bigger planes. Special Projects Director of the Airport, Mr Austin Ayemidejor, disclosed this to journalists shortly after the arrival of United Nigeria Airline’s Maiden flight to Asaba. The airline marked 5N-BWZ which was fully booked with passengers, touched down at exactly 11.40am He said with activities at the airport at near peak, it had become imperative to upgrade the Airport to welcome bigger planes. He said…

NAWOJ South-South/South-West Call for Speedy Passage of PIB

LAGOS/Nigeria: Members of Nigeria Association of Women Journalists, NAWOJ in the South South and South West zones have called for a speedy passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill, as the Bill would ensure a proper management of the oil and gas sector. They made the call during a workshop on the bill which held in Lagos State, Nigeria. The Petroleum Industry is regarded as the backbone of the Nigerian economy and has for many years been governed by different Petroleum acts. However, inadequacies of the Acts led to the development…

Mohammed Mijindadi Appointed as President for General Electric in Nigeria

LAGOS/Nigeria:  General Electric has announced the appointment of Mohammed Mijindadi as President of GE Nigeria. In this role, Mohammed will focus on strengthening GE’s impact in Nigeria, building strong stakeholder relationships across Power, Healthcare, Aviation and Renewable Energy sectors, and supporting the businesses to develop and execute the market strategy. Mohammed brings over 20 years of deep domain experience as well as global and regional leadership expertise. He has been with GE for the last 13 years in various commercial country and regional leadership business roles. A graduate of the…

Okowa Lauds Jim Ovia For Contributions To Humanity

ASABA/Nigeria: Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has commended the Chairman of Zenith Bank PLC, Mr Jim Ovia, for his contributions to humanity and the development of Nigeria. Okowa gave the commendation today at the Government House, Asaba, while receiving Ovia who visited him in condolences over the death of his father, Sir Okorie Okowa. He said that the Zenith Bank chairman had contributed immensely in making life better for Nigerians, especially in Delta, and urged him not to relent. The governor appealed to the wealthy in the society to…

SEPLAT Commended by Okowa, Community Leaders for Development, Promotion of Quality Education

SAPELE/Nigeria: The Delta State Governor, Dr Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa has commended Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc, the operator of the NPDC/SEPLAT Joint Venture assets, OMLs 4, 38 and 41, for promoting community development and contributing to increasing access to quality education while also inspiring peace in the communities. The Governor stated this during the commissioning of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), Sapele Teaching Centre, in Sapele, recently. Governor Okowa, who was represented by the Commissioner for Higher Education, Professor Patrick Muoboghare, lauded the company for promoting access to…

FG To Construct West-East Coastal Rail Line, After Flagging Off Kano-Maradi

ABUJA/Nigeria: President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday in Abuja directed the Ministries of Transportation and Finance to conclude financial arrangements with appropriate co-financiers that will partner with the Federal Government f0r construction of West-East Coastal rail line from Lagos to Calabar, linking some major cities in South East and South South. Speaking at the virtual groundbreaking ceremony for the Kano-Katsina-Jibiya-Maradi Rail Line, the President said the West-East Coastal rail line will connect Onitsha, Benin, Warri, Yenegoa, Port Harcourt, Aba and Uyo. “Furthermore, the contract for the important Central Railway traversing Itakpe –…

Invest Their Money in the Country to Check Capital Flight

ASABA/Nigeria: The Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Delta State Council, Comrade Michael Ikeogwu, has enjoined wealthy Nigerians to stem the tide of capital flight by investing their money in businesses in the country. Comrade Ikeogwu gave the advice when he led members of the Executives of the NUJ Delta State Council on a courtesy visit to a multi sectoral business man Engr. Marvis Odioko, at his office in Asaba as part of the Council’s latest initiative to engage business minded individuals to partner the Council to enable…