Burnt Ogbeogonogo Market: Reps Minority Leader commiserates with victims

Burnt Ogbeogonogo Market: Reps Minority Leader commiserates with victims

Hon. Ndudi Elumelu, Minority Leader, House of Representatives. The Minority Leader of the House of Representative, Hon. Ndudi Elumelu has expressed shock over the burnt section of the Ogbeogonogo Market in Asaba, Delta State on Tuesday. In a statement on Wednesday, 27th May, Hon. Elumelu described the incident as unfortunate, noting that the market reputed to be the biggest in Delta North, has remained a symbol of the tradition, culture and economic wellbeing of the…

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OPINION – COVID-19: Can Africa afford lockdowns?

OPINION – COVID-19: Can Africa afford lockdowns?

Prof Chukwuma Charles Soludo. By Chukwuma Charles Soludo, CFR This piece summarizes my contribution to an African debate. From Johannesburg to Lagos, Cairo to Dakar, Kinshasa to Kigali, Nairobi to Accra, etc the debate on how Africa should respond to the global coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic is raging. At an African regional policy platform, I had expressed some of these (personal) views some weeks ago but have been encouraged by most members to circulate them in…

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Dismantle lock down, Soludo urges African leaders, canvasses home grown solution to covid-19 pandemic

Dismantle lock down, Soludo urges African leaders, canvasses home grown solution to covid-19 pandemic

Prof. Chukwuma Charles Soludo. Former Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Prof. Chukwuma Charles Soludo has called on African leaders to think outside the box and evolve a homegrown strategy that will provide the solution to the problem of coronavirus pandemic and ease the lockdown that comes in its wake. Prof. Soludo believes that a strategy that includes lockdowns/border closure is the worse of two options given the social and economic realities in the…

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Covid-19: NYSC produces face masks, hand sanitizers for donation to Issele-Uku community, others

Covid-19: NYSC produces face masks, hand sanitizers for donation to Issele-Uku community, others

NYSC members making face masks for protection against coronavirus at NYSC camp, Issele-Uku, Delta state. By Patrick Ochei Some corps members serving in Delta State are currently at the Orientation Camp Issele-Uku, producing face masks and hand sanitizers to be donated to Issele-Uku community, Aniocha North Local Government Council and other communities within the local government area for the use of market women, palaces and placement at various strategic locations as part of their free…

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Methanol, transmittal firms ready for Delta, Okowa discloses

Methanol, transmittal firms ready for Delta, Okowa discloses

Governor Okowa shows off the plaque presented to him at the NEXIM Bank enlightenment and engagement forum in Asaba. Delta Governor, Senator (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, today, Tuesday, January 28, 2020 said activities would begin soon at Kwale Industrial Park as methanol and transmission tower manufacturing companies had indicated readiness to set up their plants in the state. The governor made the disclosure at the South-South Export Enlightenment and Engagement Forum organised by the Nigeria Export-Import…

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IVF: Access Bank commits to treatment financing for women, partners UCH

IVF: Access Bank commits to treatment financing for women, partners UCH

An Analysis By Vivian Ihechu The World Bank indicator estimates the fertility rate in Nigeria to be 5.5 as at 2017, meaning that an average Nigerian woman can have at least five children in her life time. https://data.worldbank.org/indicator/SP.DYN.TFRT.IN?locations=NG Another indicator, Knoema, says the total fertility rate for Nigeria as at 2019 stood at 5.32 (children per woman), a gradual decline from 6.47 children per woman in 1970 to 5.32 children per woman in 2019. While…

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FEATURES: Okowa’s entrepreneurship, skill acquisition drive – Agenda for Delta youth

FEATURES: Okowa’s entrepreneurship, skill acquisition drive – Agenda for Delta youth

By Chukwudi Abiandu There is a sense in which a more critical look ought to be taken at the human capital development agenda of the administration of the Governor of Delta State, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa. This is because, with four years already gone, the import and reality of some actions and activities of the government as it relates to the entrepreneurship, and skill acquisition drive of the administration is now dawning on many who are…

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Group urges FG to create enabling environment for infrastructural growth

Group urges FG to create enabling environment for infrastructural growth

Festus Adebayo. The Housing Development Advocacy Network (HDAN) has urged the Federal Government (FG) to create an enabling environment for infrastructural growth in the housing sector to meet the housing deficit in the country by 2020. Mr Festus Adebayo, Convener, Abuja Housing Show and President of HDAN made this known during an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Abuja. Adebayo said rather than seek to raise an infrastructure bond of N10trillion…

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Slash in bank charges excite Nigerians

Slash in bank charges excite Nigerians

Godwin Emefiele, CBN Governor. Banks customers on Monday commended the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) for its move in slashing various banks charges. A cross section of customers who spoke with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Monday described the development as the right step in the right direction. NAN reports that on Sunday, the apex bank in a new guidelines announced the downward review of most charges and fees for banking services,…

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Azman Airline’s Boeing 737 makes debut commercial flight to Asaba Airport

Azman Airline’s Boeing 737 makes debut commercial flight to Asaba Airport

Asaba International Airport, front view. Asaba International Airport today, Sunday, December 15, 2019, hosted the successful landing of an indigenous airline, Azman Air, a Boeing 737 aircraft, on its maiden commercial flight. The aircraft, marked SN-AIS touched down the airports runway at exactly 4.25 p.m. operated by Captain Ibrahim Mamman who described the landing experience as “okay and very comfortable. So far, so good,” he said, adding that “This is airport is one of the…

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