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Positioning Nigeria For A Prosperous Future

Positioning Nigeria For A Prosperous Future

  Since the middle of 2014, when the price of crude oil fell dramatically, Nigeria’s finances became challenged. This is not hard to explain: we’ve historically depended on crude oil for as much as 70 per cent of government revenues, and 90 per cent of foreign exchange earnings. The outcome – pressure on government’s finances

FG Approves Tax Relief For Private Sector To Aid Road Infrastructure Development

As part of efforts to unlock socio-economic development, facilitate investment and achieve inclusive economic growth, the Federal Executive Council on Thursday approved a tax relief scheme to attract private sector investors in the provision of federal road infrastructure across the country. This follows a Memorandum for the setting up of a Road Trust Fund, RTF,

Yabatech  Organises 31ST Convocation Ceremony

Yaba College of Technology, one of Nigeria’s oldest and leading institutions of higher learning, yesterday held its 31st Convocation ceremony Dr M. K. Ladipo, the rector, in her address, gave an account of the college’s luminous history. While congratulating the new graduands on their success, she charged them not to let down the institution. Prince Fagbemi,

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FG To Build Dam, Provide Tractors In FUNAAB

Audu Ogbeh, minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, has  promised to build a dam in Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, FUNAAB. He said this on Thursday, while delivering a lecture to mark the 23rd, 24th and 25th combined convocation ceremonies of FUNAAB at the school’s ceremonial Building.”We shall provide mini tractors we have developed, help

Rivers Govt Calls For Removal Of SARS Commander Fakorede

The Rivers State Government has called for the removal of Akin Fakorede as the Commander the Rivers State Anti-Robbery Squad. The Commissioner for Information, Emma Okah, who made the call on Monday at a press conference at Government House, Port Harcourt, accused Fakorede of using his position to aid armed robbery, kidnapping, election rigging, illegal

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Nigeria, Japan In Crucial Talk On Power, Infrastructure Projects

The federal government of Nigeria has opened bilateral discussions with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) for power and infrastructure development as well as some pipeline projects. Finance Minister, Kemi Adeosun led the Nigerian delegation to the talks while the Senior Vice President of JICA, Hiroshi Kato, led the JICA delegation. A statement issued by the

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Renewable Energy: World Bank, IMF To Rescue Nigeria

Nigeria’s finance minister, Kemi Adeosun, has called on the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to scale up the provision of and access to renewable energy in order to deliver infrastructure development and meet global climate goals. Adeosun presented the country’s position on renewable energy and regional integration at the G24 Finance

Call For Application: 2017 Wole Soyinka Award For Investigative Journalism

    The Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism is calling for applications for the 12th edition of Wole Soyinka Award for Investigative Reporting. Nigerian journalists or team of journalists, full or part-time, with stories published between 4th October 2016 and 3rd October 2017, can apply for opportunity.   This award seeks to honour journalism

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Dutch Minister Quits Office

Consequent upon reports revealing lapses in her ministry, Dutch Defence minister has resigned her appointment. Following a report that revealed “serious shortcomings” by her ministry, which resulted in the death of two Dutch soldiers in far away Mali, Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, Dutch minister, has resigned from office. But she was not the only one that left