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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Youth, not oil are Africa’s greatest assets, says Peter Obi

Youth, not oil are Africa’s greatest assets, says Peter Obi

Mr Peter Obi. By Mustapha Sumaila The Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) Vice Presidential candidate in the 2019 presidential poll, Peter Obi says that African’s greatest asset is not oil but its youth dominated population. Obi said this during a panel discussion at the ongoing African Economic Congress (AEC) in Abuja on Tuesday. The theme of the maiden congress is “Building the Africa We Want’’. He said that African countries must invest in their youth to…

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`Amala’ festival to hold in Lagos

`Amala’ festival to hold in Lagos

A plate of Amala delicacy. The city of Lagos is set to host the first edition of an annual Food Festival tagged: ‘Amala Festival 2019.’ The festival is aimed at bringing together local food vendors, food cafes, restaurant and fresh food outlets under one umbrella to showcase their art and culinary dexterity. Also, the festival hopes to create a cultural exhibition upholding local and national heritage in the area of food in order to attract…

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APC picks hole in planned Kwale Industrial Park, says it’s misdirection of resources, white elephant project, aimed to enrich few pockets

APC picks hole in planned Kwale Industrial Park, says it’s misdirection of resources, white elephant project, aimed to enrich few pockets

Delta State All Progressives Congress (APC) has criticized the Governor Ifeanyi Okowa-led government over its proposed establishment of Kwale Industrial Park, saying that it is a “misdirection of resources, covert act of enrichment of few pockets and a white elephant project.” The APC state Publicity Secretary, Barrister Sylvester Imonina said in a statement dated October 30, 2019 that the planned industrial park in Kwale is a disturbing move for lacking in good intentions, but aimed…

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Paula Cademartori for GTBank Fashion Weekend

Paula Cademartori for GTBank Fashion Weekend

Paula Cademartori. Masterclass: Saturday, 9th November 2019 Paula Cademartori is the Founder and Creative Director of the eponymous luxury accessories line, famous for its iconic metal buckle. In 2005, Paula moved from Brazil to Milan, Italy, to learn more about her culture and further her education in fashion. While at Milan, Paula gained a masters degree in Fashion Accessories at Istituto Marangoni, the leading schools for fashion and design in Italy. Afterwards, Paula bagged a…

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Tony Elumelu Foundation: Delta youths in for big entrepreneurship deal, to learn how to convert ideas to business

Tony Elumelu Foundation: Delta youths in for big entrepreneurship deal, to learn how to convert ideas to business

Mr. Tony Elumelu and Governor Ifeanyi Okowa. Youths of Delta origin with eyes for entrepreneurship are in for a big deal as they now have opportunity to be trained on how to convert ideas into business. Besides, they will also learn how to develop business plan and be exposed to places to source for fund. This commitment came from participants of Tony Elumelu Foundation of Delta State origin who paid a courtesy call on the…

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Air Peace reiterates commitment to passengers’ safety, comfort

Air Peace reiterates commitment to passengers’ safety, comfort

An Air Peace aircraft. By Yunus Yusuf The management of Air Peace on Wednesday reiterated the airline’s commitment to the safety and comfort of its passengers as it marks its fifth anniversary of flight operations. The Chairman of Air Peace, Mr Allen Onyema, said in Lagos that the airline had made steady progress in five years. Onyema said the airline’s vision of creating seamless connections and network options for its domestic, regional and international markets,…

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For uninterrupted oil production: Be fair in dealings with host communities, Okowa urges oil firms, gives Heritage Energy 72 hours to renew FTO, GMoU

For uninterrupted oil production: Be fair in dealings with host communities, Okowa urges oil firms, gives Heritage Energy 72 hours to renew FTO, GMoU

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State. Heritage Energy Operational Services Limited has been given a 72-hour ultimatum to renew the Freedom To Operate (FTO) by contracting firms and pay the General Memorandum of Understanding (GMoU) funds to the Olomoro community, hosting the marginal fields operations of the oil firm. Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State gave the order in Asaba today, Tuesday, October 23, 2019, at a stakeholders meeting to resolve a petition to the…

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