9 firms battle to monitor Discos and Gencos


Atleast nine consulting firms are battling for the right to monitor the Nigerian power sector, with the aim of managing post-privatisation challenges in the sector.

The bid signals the recommencement of a process that was stalled two years after the procurement process for [...]

Fri, 03 November 2017

NNPC to establish biofuel plant in Ondo state


The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, with the Ondo State Government to establish a biofuel plant in Okeluse, Ondo State.

A statement by the corporations spokesperson, Mr. Ndu Ughamadu, said the plant, which is es [...]

Thu, 02 November 2017

NNPC commences oil exploration in the Benue trough

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has officially commenced oil exploration in the Benue trough with the mobilization of its data services department to acquire seismic data.

Speaking during a visit to Governor Samuel Ortom un Makurdi, last week, Group Managing Director [...]

Thu, 02 November 2017

Rural women farmers demand 10% annual budgets to agric

Women farmers in Africa have asked governments across the continent to domesticate the Maputo Declaration and commit at least 10 percent of their annual budgets to agriculture to ensure food security on the continent.

The 2014 Maputo Declaration in the agricultural sector seeks to cut p [...]

Tue, 31 October 2017

Utilizing the gains of the 2017 economic summit

Despite the recent growth recorded by the Nigerian economy connoting its exit from recession, projections from the global organisations suggest a rather slow growth towards recovery, given the severity of the economic crises the country have had to content with

For instance the Internat [...]

Tue, 31 October 2017

Recession: Expert calls for prompt action to curb child, maternal death

As recession bites harder, president of National Association of Resident Doctors, Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH Chapter, Dr. Afolabi Akinkunmi,has said that prompt measures need to be put in place to curb child and maternal mortality in Nigeria.

Akinkunmi, who is a trained gynaecolog [...]

Wed, 21 December 2016

Delta targets N70 billion IGR in 2017

Delta state government is targeting N70.1 billion in 2017 fiscal year as its internally generated revenue representing 26.90% of the total projected revenue by the state.
Governor Ifeanyi Okowa stated this while presenting a budget proposal estimate of N270.1 billion for 2017 fiscal year to the [...]

Fri, 11 November 2016

Neigbhouring countries aiding rice smuggling - RIPAN

Rice Processors Association of Nigeria, RIPAN, an association of rice stakeholders have revealed how finished rice is been smuggled with the connivance of authorities of neighbouring African countries and some men of the Nigerian Customs Service manning border posts.  

This revelation was [...]

Fri, 11 November 2016


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