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‘Ongoing strikes sign of FG’s unseriousness to drive ERGP’

Udoma, Buhari, Adeosun

Barely few months after the federal government unveiled its strategic national development roadmap called the Economic Recovery Growth Plan (ERGP), two nationwide strikes that tend to show that government may be insincere in the roadmap are ongoing. These include the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and Nigerian Resident Doctors across all federal government health institutions nationwide. Investigations by the ...

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Lafarge training bricklayers, others to raise safety standards, end building collapse


Leading cement solutions providers, Lafarge Africa Plc., has explained the reason behind the recent training of 100 bricklayers and technicians in Sagamu, saying its part of the campaign to improve the quality of block moulding and raise safety standards in housing development. Explaining more on the training, the Technical Services Manager at Lafarge, Bukola Adebisi said “It’s a move to ...

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FG raises stakes in framing, deploys 711 N-Power agric extension agents to Edo


Contrary to speculations that the federal government may not be serious with the N-Power agricultural extension scheme, it has deployed 711 N-Power agricultural extension agents to Edo to boost agricultural activities in the state. The Programme Manager of the State Agricultural Development Programme (ADP), Mr Peter Aikhuomobhoebe, disclosed this in an interview, saying Edo state’s extension agents was increased to ...

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Abiola’s experience, investments, forced Dangote to rejects PDP’s free 2019 ticket

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More facts have emerged on why Africa’s richest man and conglomerate industrialist, Aliko Dangote, has shun rumoured moves by the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), to give him free presidential ticket in 2019. Analysts who had been following the experiences of stinkingly wealthy men, say if he (Dangote) falls to the game, chances are that he may end up ruining his ...

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Analysts’ upbeat on way-out of recession as NBS releases Q2 GDP Tuesday

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A clear view of the real state of the Nigerian economy will be presented by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on Tuesday. The data will dwell on the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth rate for the second quarter and there are indications that figures to be released may show that the economy is already on its way out of ...

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Prime lending rate at 18%, maximum lending rate at 31% killing businesses—NACCIMA

NACCIMA Briefing

The National President of the Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA), Iyalode Alaba Lawson has revealed that studies by her group showed that with the prime lending rate hovering at 17.59 per cent alongside a maximum lending rate of 30.94 per cent, it is difficult for entrepreneurs to thrive or for new investments to be ...

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Ghana orders age limit signposts at lotto, gaming points to discourage minors

Lotto Centre in Lagos

To discourage under-aged children from gambling and gaming activities, the Ghanaian Ministry of the Interior has advised lotto and associated gaming operators to display sign posts in front of their business centres henceforth or be charged for child abuse. Besides, the Ghana Gaming Commission (GCC) has been reinforced to play its role by stepping up effective monitoring and compliance to ...

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Confusion in Imo as Okorocha burdens retirees to apply for gratuity payments

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Contrary to normal practice of relying on documentations gathered over the years by the government to process gratuity for retired state workers, there are indications that the Imo State Government has ordered retires who are yet to receive their gratuities to apply through the office of the Accountant general of the State. Already, retirees from all corners of the state ...

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Disquiet over scarcity of fertilizer upon so many new plants, old ones

Audu NPA

The Vice president, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, in less than one month flagged off two mega fertilizer plants in Nigeria, one in Onne, Rivers State and the latest in Edo. Both of them were in addition to existing ones which have also raised their output capacities, but feelers from farmers show that the more the fertilizer plants are built, the more ...

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Tambuwal speeds up industrialization, to establish textile factory using PPP


Barely four months after flagging off production activities at its new fertiliser plant, the Sokoto State Government has partnered with a private firm to establish a textile factory in the state. Lead partner and core investor, Hijra Nigeria Ltd have started growing logistics for takeoff of the factory planned for Kalambaina in Wamakko LGA of the state, will have the ...

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