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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Mrakpor to pay for open space to shelter street traders, lists conditions

Mrakpor to pay for open space to shelter street traders, lists conditions

Mrs. Joan Mrakpor. The Director-General of Delta State Capital Territory Development Agency, Hon. (Mrs.) Joan Onyemaechi Mrakpor, has offered to pay for an open space to accommodate street traders evacuated from the private market at Midwifery Junction, along Okpanam Road, Asaba, the Delta State capital. A statement by the Special Assistant, Fortune Onwordi while noting that the items sold by the traders are essential commodities, she said buyers will always seek them out to patronize…

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Experts seek elimination of multiple tax audits to boost economy

Experts seek elimination of multiple tax audits to boost economy

Nigerian Stock Exchange. By Chinyere Joel-Nwokeoma/Itohan Abara-Laserian Capital market experts today, Wednesday, November 27, 2019 called on the Federal Government to ensure the elimination of multiple tax audits to boost investment in the nation’s economy. They made the call at the Sixth Triennial Delegates Conference organised by the Independent Shareholders Association of Nigeria (ISAN) held in Lagos. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the theme of the conference is “Elevating the Nigerian capital…

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Lagos presents N1.168trn 2020 Budget, over 11% of Nation’s budget; Can fund nation’s budget for FCT, Defense, Education, Health, 6 other ministries

Lagos presents N1.168trn 2020 Budget, over 11% of Nation’s budget; Can fund nation’s budget for FCT, Defense, Education, Health, 6 other ministries

Governor Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State. Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu today, Friday, November 8, 2019 presented a budget of N1.168 trillion to the Lagos State House of Assembly for approval for the 2020 fiscal year. The proposal represents 11.3 per cent of the proposed 2020 budget of the entire country which is put at 10.22 trillion. The proposed budget is to be funded by a projected Total Revenue of N1.071 trillion and a deficit amounting…

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Nigerian students shine at German Govt’s entrepreneurship competition

Nigerian students shine at German Govt’s entrepreneurship competition

By EricJames Ochigbo Young entrepreneurs from Government Science School, Agaie, Niger state have emerged winners of the inaugural Student Entrepreneurship Activity Hub (SEA-Hub) national competition. The competition which was organised by Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) on Thursday in Abuja was titled “Securing the Future of Young Nigerians. Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) is a development agency owned by the German government. Government Model Science School, Bida, also of Niger came second while…

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Osinbajo, Okowa say MSMEs will fast-track economic growth

Osinbajo, Okowa say MSMEs will fast-track economic growth

Delta Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa welcomes the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo to Asaba. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and Delta Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, on Thursday, 7/11/2019 said Micro, Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (MSMEs) were the fastest ways of growing the economies of states and the nation. They made their positions known in Asaba at the 25th edition of MSMEs Clinic organised by the Delta Government in collaboration with Office of the Vice President….

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