FEATURES – Fruits of Okowa’s job creation scheme

FEATURES – Fruits of Okowa’s job creation scheme

STEP and YAGEPreneurs in Delta during training. CHUKWUDI ABIANDU writes on the gains of the effort of the Delta State government to create jobs and keep the teaming youths busy and engaged. “Success starts when you are inspired to make the effort. Inspiration comes when you are motivated to be dissatisfied with things as they are. Inspirational dissatisfaction is therefore, the strongest single force in your success system that never fails” The foregoing sayings of…

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Tony Elumelu: Senate Committee Chairman Akinyelure, backtracks on N41bn Fraud Allegation

Tony Elumelu: Senate Committee Chairman Akinyelure, backtracks on N41bn Fraud Allegation

Dr. Tony Elumelu. The Senate Committee Chairman on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions has denied media publication reporting it to have indicted the Chairman of the UBA Group, Dr. Tony Elumelu, over a N41 billion allegation fraud. This followed a clarification by the Senate Committee in which it distanced the person of Dr. Elumelu from the alleged fraud and claimed that its position on the matter was misinterpreted. The document entitled “Clarification of Allegations of…

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Oyakhilome to Buhari, African leaders: Bury your heads in shame for seeking medi-care, Covid-19 vaccines abroad

Oyakhilome to Buhari, African leaders: Bury your heads in shame for seeking medi-care, Covid-19 vaccines abroad

Pastor Chris Oyakhilome. Alfred Olufemi (Premium Times) President Muhammadu Buhari and other African leaders have been told to bury their heads in shame for depending on foreign countries for their health care, seeking Covid-19 vaccines abroad, and for borrowing money. Berating the African leaders, the General Overseer of Believers’ Love World aka Christ Embassy, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome in a live broadcast to his congregation on Sunday, charged the leaders to wake up for the development…

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Alleged N41bn fraud: Tony Elumelu demands apology from Senator Akinyelure

Alleged N41bn fraud: Tony Elumelu demands apology from Senator Akinyelure

Dr. Tony Elumelu. 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 a N41billion fraud allegation. Lawyers to Dr. Elumelu, in a letter to Akinyelure, threatened to drag the lawmaker to court if he fails to retract and publicly apologise…

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PERSPECTIVE – Isolating Nigerian workers with hunger

PERSPECTIVE – Isolating Nigerian workers with hunger

President Muhammadu Buhari. Comrade Owei Lakemfa. By Owei Lakemfa. TWO meteors hit humanity early this year. The coronavirus variant called COVID-19 which has so far claimed some 640,000 lives. The virus forced humanity into physical and social distancing; lockdowns and pin downs in what would otherwise have been an unreasonable wrestling match between billions of humans and a microscopic organism. The second is the catastrophic effects on the world and its economy which has been…

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PERSPECTIVE – The fruitlessness of an Okonjo-Iweala leadership of WTO

PERSPECTIVE – The fruitlessness of an Okonjo-Iweala leadership of  WTO

Dr. (Mrs.) Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. Comrade Owei Lakenfa. By Owei Lakemfa. I first met Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala during the Obasanjo administration at a conference organised by the newly emergent Due Process Office headed by Mrs. Obiageli (Oby) Katryn Ezekwesili. Okonjo-Iweala was Minister of Finance, so I asked her how much oil Nigeria was producing daily. Conference Chairman, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai (Now Governor of Kaduna State) fumed: “Mr. Lakemfa, let me tell you, there are three persons…

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Give us a place to sell, displaced traders tell DTSG

Give us a place to sell, displaced traders tell DTSG

Mrs. Onyemaechi Mrakpor, Director General DSCTDA. By Nkechi Odumosor Delta State Government has been called upon to make provision for traders displaced by the operations of Delta State Capital Territory Development Agency (DSCTDA). The call came from food vendors, street traders, among others in Asaba, the Delta State Capital. DSCTDA headed by Hon Mrs Joan Onyemaechi Mrakpor in recent operations sent traders who hawk and sell wares along Asaba City road and traffic jams packing….

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soldiers hold Delta’s Internal revenue officials hostage

soldiers hold Delta’s Internal revenue officials hostage

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State. By Giovanni Emephia It was a bizarre scenario today, Tuesday, June 30, 2020 in Ogume, Ndokwa West Local Government Area of Delta State when military personnel attached to an Indian petrochemical company, Ashtavinayak Hydrocarbon Limited held enforcement officers of the State Internal Revenue Service hostage at their security base in Ogume for over forty-five minutes. The state’s revenue officers led by the Director of Operations, Mr Felix Ojie had…

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Delta govt. to establish modular refinery

Delta govt. to establish modular refinery

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa. Determined to create more jobs for citizens, Delta State Executive Council (EXCO) today, Tuesday, June 16, 2020 approved the setting up of a modular refinery and commencement of work at an agro-industrial park in the state. The government also appointed a committee to assess the state of Africa Timber and Plywood (AT&P), Sapele, and determine how the land it is occupying could be effectively utilised for other ventures. The decisions, which were…

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Plateau Govt set to revamp Jos Breweries

Plateau Govt set to revamp Jos Breweries

Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State. By Martha Agas Plateau Government has allocated portions of land of the Brewery Agro Research Company (BARC) to people, to reinvigorate the Jos International Breweries (JIB). The land located in Zallaki community of Bassa Local Government Area was allocated to different categories of qualified people. The beneficiaries include: farmers associations, civil servants and pensioners. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that JIB was established in 1975 by the Joseph…

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