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DSO: NBC, Plateau govt sensitise users of Set Top Boxes on Access Fee after 1 year

NBC Kawu

As one year free access to digital terrestrial TV watching spree ends on April 30 in Plateau State following the launch of Digital Switch Over (DSO) by April last year, users have been encouraged by the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) and Plateau State government to quickly renew their Set Top Boxes (STBs) by paying access fee to avoid blackout by ...

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Customs set to begin online auction of seized goods very soon

Customs impounds arms

Indication has emerged that the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) has concluded arrangements for resumption of auction sales of seized goods imported into the country. It would be recalled that the Service had in the last couple of years suspended auctioning of goods due to observed valuation crisis and abuse of processes. However, there seems to be a new model of ...

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MainOne expands, unveils mega Data Center scheme in Sagamu, Ogun State

MainOne Ogun

Connectivity and data center solutions provider, MainOne Cable Company has pledged its commitment to boost Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in Ogun State with a data center project in Sagamu. At a recent courtesy to the Executive Governor of Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun and his cabinet, the company’s Chairman, Fola Adeola, disclosed MainOne’s plans to make investments that will ...

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How MD of NPA, Hadiza Bala Usman, is driving synergy in coastal transport, security


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Ease of doing business looking good as PEBEC cuts Customs clearing rules, CAC hassles


More bites are now given to the ongoing crusade by the federal government to reduce the challenges in doing business in Nigeria following the reforms announced by the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC) in Abuja. Lead in the reforms includes the reduction in the number of documents and receipts needed in the clearing of imported goods and goods for ...

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Customs ready to issue vehicle terminal license to operators with N50 million bank bond

Ali Customs boss

Again, the authorities of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) has reaffirmed readiness to issue valid Vehicle Bonded Terminal to interested operators who have secured at least a spacious space capable of containing enough number of vehicles and was able to secure a N50 million bank bond to operate the terminal. Customs image maker, Mr. Joseph Attah said in an interview ...

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Power generation on the rise, hits 4,518MW

dam scheme

Indications have emerged showing that the success of the recent tour of the oil rich Niger Delta by the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has continued to bear fruits not only in raising oil production output, but in power generation. This is seen from the daily power generation report released by the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) which shows that ...

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Transport experts doubt Amaechi’s trending assurance of new 20 locomotives in July


In what may be a fall out of the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi’s failed promise during his first 100 days in office as Minister that before the end of last year, a new national shipping carrier would be floated by the federal government, many industry observers have flayed his latest assurance that come July this year, the nation would ...

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Enugu residents give hints on what FG’ll meet while reviving Enugu coal mines

Coal Mine

The recent move by the Federal Government to revive mining activities in Enugu coal mines, abandoned about 40 years, has elicited reactions from residents of the Coal City. During the era of coal mining in Enugu, there were four main mines including Iva Mine, Oneyama Mine and Okpara Mine and another one. It would be recalled during a recent Town ...

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SON begins stakeholders’ collaboration to drive standard in motor vehicle inspection


A new strategy has been devised by the Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON) to drastically reduce road accidents in parts of South South Nigeria. The new move is being driven by collaboration with relevant stakeholders to promote the development and enforcement of standards in motor vehicle inspection in the country. The collaboration was kicked off in Port Harcourt, the Rivers ...

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