‘Agriculture will boost Nigeria’s sustainable development’

‘Agriculture will boost Nigeria’s sustainable development’

Mr Aniefiok Umoren, the Head of Development Finance, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Calabar, says agriculture remains the most viable option to boost the country’s sustainable development and food security.  Umoren said this on Wednesday at the official launch of...
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Edo, SINOPEC sign 5,500bpd Modular Refinery deal

Edo, SINOPEC sign 5,500bpd Modular Refinery deal

The Governor of Edo State, Mr. Governor Godwin Obaseki, on Wednesday in China, expanded the portfolio of foreign investments in the state following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a Chinese consortium for a 5,500 barrel per...
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NPA probes Tincan Island Port fire

NPA probes Tincan Island Port fire

The Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman has expressed sympathy to the Executive Committee of the Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA) over the recent fire incidents which occurred resulting in the loss of s...
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Ogbeh: Agriculture created over 6m jobs in two years

Ogbeh: Agriculture created over 6m jobs in two years

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh,  said on Monday that agriculture sector created six million jobs in the last two years. Ogbeh said this while analysing the achievements of his ministry and 2018 targets of the...
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Customs FOU zone ‘A’ nets N5.9b in 2017

Customs FOU zone ‘A’ nets N5.9b in 2017

Between January to December, 2017, the  Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Federal Operations Unit, Zone ‘A’ Ikeja, intercepted various contraband with a duty paid value (DPV) of Four Billion, Four Million, Two Hundred and Fifty Eight Thousand, Three Hundred ...
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Obaseki in China, signs MoU with CHEC on Gelegele Seaport development

Obaseki in China, signs MoU with CHEC on Gelegele Seaport development

The Governor of Edo State, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with China Harbour Engineering Company Limited (CHEC), for the development of the Gelegele Seaport and other transport infrastructure in the state.   The ceremony he...
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16,387 Nigerians deported from Libya, Saudi, others in 2017

16,387 Nigerians deported from Libya, Saudi, others in 2017

The Comptroller-General of Nigeria Immigration Service, Mr Muhammad Babandede, on Monday said that 16,387 Nigerians  were deported from Libya, Saudi Arabia and other countries in 2017.  Babandede stated this while briefing newsmen on the outcome of the findi...
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Edo partners World Bank on expenditure framework, inclusive growth

Edo partners World Bank on expenditure framework, inclusive growth

The Edo State Government has revealed that it is partnering with the World Bank on its Medium-Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) and Medium Term Sector Strategy (MTSS), for efficient allocation of resources and engender inclusive growth. Special Adviser to the ...
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Aare Ona Kakanfo: Final rites begin for Gani Adams’ installation

Aare Ona Kakanfo: Final rites begin for Gani Adams’ installation

The final rites for the installation of Otunba Gani Adams as the 15th Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland will begin on Wednesday.  Since he was designated as the Aare Ona Kakanfo in 2017 by the Alaafin of Oyo, Iku Baba...
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BBC editor quits over equal pay row

BBC editor quits over equal pay row

The BBC’s China editor Carrie Gracie has resigned from her post, citing pay inequality with male colleagues. In an open letter, Ms Gracie – who has been at the BBC for more than 30 years – accused the corporation of...
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NLC tasks Kano  on irregularities in salaries

NLC tasks Kano on irregularities in salaries

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has advised the state government to investigate the recent alleged irregularities in the payment of workers’ salaries in the state. The state NLC chairman, Comrade Kabiru Minjibir, gave the advice on Saturday at the inaugura...
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