A Trader Emerges Winner Of Princewill ‘Hard Worker’ Award Contest For March 2021

PORT HARCOURT/Nigeria: After one of the most keenly contested contest, a trader Duke Okeigbeba, has emerged winner of the monthly Princewill Trust Help the Hard worker competition. The monthly competition is put together by the hard working team of the Princewill’s Trust A Rivers State based trader, Okeigbeba emerged the winner of the March, 2021 edition, after a well contested competition that had three contestants disqualified due to electoral malpractice,to win the N100,000 cash prize. A statement from Princewill’s Trust quoted Prince Tonye Princewill, who presented the cash award on…

We Will Provide Opportunities For Youths To Be Wealth Creators- Okowa

ASABA/Nigeria: Delta Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, on Tuesday, said his administration would continue to provide opportunities for youths in the state to be self-employed and wealth creators. Okowa disclosed this at the graduation and starter-pack presentation to 776 beneficiaries of the state government’s Rural Youth Skills Acquisition (RYSA) programme in Asaba He said that the state government had various skills acquisition programmes aimed at grooming an army of entrepreneurs. He listed some of the programmes as Skills Training and Entrepreneurship Programme (STEP), Youth Agricultural Entrepreneurs Programme (YAGEP), Women Empowerment and…

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…

We Are Committed To Supporting Growth of MSMEs – Okowa

ASABA/Nigeria: Delta Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, on Friday, reaffirmed his administration’s commitment to supporting the growth of Micro, Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (MSMEs) through entrepreneurship development programmes in the state. Okowa made this known at the graduation of 437 pilot trainees of the state government’s Girls Entrepreneurship and Skills Training Programme (GEST) in Asaba. He said that his administration would not relent in the endeavour until it achieved a critical mass of MSMEs that would drive economic diversification and business competitiveness in the state. According to him, the results…

Monica hails Gov. Umahi for the Approval of N3billion for #Endsars Youth Empowerment Scheme

ABAKALIKI/Nigeria: Lady Monica Chindinma Ada Eze, Technical Assistant to the Governor of Ebonyi State on Media, has added to the rains of commendations and resounding applauds that has continued to trail the sterling performance of the Chairman, South-East Governors Forum, Engr. Dave Nweze Umahi, especially, his determination to crush poverty in Ebonyi through human capital development. Reacting to Gov. Umahi’s recent concluded Youths Summit in the State and approval of N3 Billion for yet another empowerment scheme for youths, Lady Monica said only a leader driven by passion for service…

STEP, YAGEP Beneficiaries Express Readiness To Export Products

By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh ASABA/Nigeria: STEP and YAGEP beneficiaries in Delta State have expressed their readiness to take advantage of the nonoil export initiative of the Federal Government in order to take their products into the international market. This was the submission of some of the beneficiaries who participated at a one-day export workshop on capacity building for MSMEs and youths on nonoil export development organised by the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) in Asaba, the state capital. The  workshop tagged, “Export Awareness and Development”, was attended by major stakeholders, selected…

“Help the Smart Worker Contest”: Mrs. Chidinma wins the February Edition

PORT HARCOURT/Nigeria: Mrs. Chidinma Hope Nwankwo has emerged as the winner of the February 2021 edition of the “Help the smart worker” monthly competition organized by a political pressure group, Princewill’s Political Associates for entrepreneurs, youths and Rivers residents who are engaged in micro business ventures and all forms of hard work in Rivers State. Mrs. Chidinma, whose Business Proposal on getting a suitable shop for staple food business was selected as the most viable by the panel of judges is a graduate of Economics from the University of Port…

“Farmers Are Not Slaves!” King of Finger Foods, Atolagbe Animashaun Talks About Farming and Nigerian Youths

LAGOS/Nigeria: Atolagbe Animashaun, Chief Executive Officer of Tola GuineaFowl Ventures, who runs the most popular grilled foods spot in Lagos-has pleaded with the Government to add Practical Farming as a compulsory subject in Junior and Secondary Schools across the country. The King of Finger Foods, as he is fondly called, made his advice to the Federal Government public in a recent chat with Journalists. Atolagbe Animashuan runs Tola Guinea Fowl Ventures, the oldest and most trusted grilling service company in Lagos and over the past couple of years has emerged…

GCE-Victoria Education Foundation to train 500 Youths on Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship

ASABA/Nigeria: A Non-Governmental Organisation, Gbandi Chukwemeka Emmanuel – Victoria Education Foundation popularly referred to as GCE-Victoria Education Foundation, in its renewed vigour to engage and boost the capacity of youths’ resident in Akwukwu-Igbo and environs has concluded arrangement to train over 500 youths on skills acquisition and entrepreneurship.  The training programme which is in collaboration with African German Information Center (AGIC) and Sub-Saharan Entrepreneurial and Leadership Development Center (SSC) will be conducted in Asaba, Delta State in the first quarter of 2021. The Director of the foundation and CEO of…

Delta Government Completes STEP, YAGEP 2019/2020 Cycle, Empowers 814 Youths

By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh/Promise Ogana ASABA/Nigeria: The 2019/2020 Cycle of the Delta State Government’s Skills Training and Entrepreneurship Programme and Youth Agricultural Entrepreneurs Programme (YAGEP) has come to an end with the handing out of starter packs to additional 84 beneficiaries. The handing out ceremony which took place at the Event Centre, Asaba was performed by the State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa and was attended by selected 2019/2020 STEP and YAGEP beneficiaries in line with the COVID-19 restrictions. In his address, Governor Okowa expressed joy on the successes recorded by beneficiaries…