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Dangote feeds 30,000 IDPs in Zamfara

In yet another massive intervention, the Aliko Dangote Foundation Monday officially launched a major philanthropic programme in Zamfara State, doling out food items running into several millions of naira to support victims of insurgency. The farmers-herders clash and sporadic attacks by cattle rustlers have displaced thousands, many of whom are currently seeking refuge at Maradun […]

Mustapha: Private sector needed for budget performance

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, stated in an address he delivered at the High-Level Stakeholder Retreat on Public Private Partnership which ended in Uyo at the weekend that the budget can only perform at an appreciable level that will trigger sustainable infrastructural development if the private sector is provided with an […]

NMCO: 7,000 mining licences issued in eight years, revokes 2,500

According to the Nigerian Mining Cadastre Office (NMCO), the Federal Government has issued more than 7,000 licences in the last eight years out of which only 4,500 subsist. The outgoing Director-General of NMCO, Mr Mohammed Amate, disclosed this at an interview with journalists during an event to handover to a newly appointed Director-General in Abuja […]

SICL to revive North-Western Nigeria’s leather trade

Sokoto Investment Company Limited opened in London on Wednesday, an international start-up that aims to build a leather value chain in the North-West Nigeria, from tannery to marketing artisanal products. The firm, which is a publicly-owned investment, said it had collaborated with Pan African Leather to revitalise the region’s traditional leather sector by creating a […]

234Finance introduces ”Mentor Matchup Challenge” for start-ups

234Finance has introduced a fresh perspective on entrepreneurship with the introduction of Mentor Matchup Challenge 2.0. 234Finance.com, an online platform which promotes African entrepreneurship,  said the aim was to bridge the gap between investors and early startups in Africa’s emerging market. At an event in Lagos, the firm  gathered established and emerging entrepreneurs or representatives […]

The event Xperience Africa’ conference set for maiden edition this January

Registration has begun for the maiden edition of THE EVENT XPERIENCE AFRICA (TEXA) – a conference designed to bring together event professionals from around Nigeria and Africa which is set to begin in a few days. With the theme BE MORE…DO MORE…INSPIRING NEW FRONTIERS, the conference aims to discuss industry issues, growth opportunities and global trends in the […]

DMO: FG commences 2019 with attractive savings bonds offer

The Federal Government has commenced the 2019 savings bonds sales by offering for subscription two-year savings bond at 12.12 per cent and three-year savings bond at 13.12 per cent, the Debt Management Office has said. According to the offer circular obtained from the DMO website on Monday, the two-year bond will be due in January […]

Kwara IRS Emerges First ISO-Certified State Revenue Service

The Kwara State Internal Revenue Service (KW-IRS) has become the first State Internal Revenue Service (SIRS) to receive certifications of the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) for ISO 9001: 2015 Quality Management System and ISO/IEC 22301: 2012 Business Continuity Management System. The Quality Management Standard (QMS) certification implies that the Service has implemented standards through […]

Prospect Rises for Nigeria’s Creative Industry on the Country’s Economy

Omolabake Fasogbon examines the influx of private initiatives in Nigeria’s creative industry and its impact on the country’s economy Nigeria’s creative industry accounts for 2.3 percent, approximately N239 billion of the nation’s GDP in 2016. Experts believe that the sector can perform better given the country’s rich resources. The federal government through the Minister of […]

Obaseki promises sustained investment in infrastructure, education, others -2019

Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has pledged to sustain investment in critical sectors of the state; education, infrastructure, security and job creation initiatives to retain his administration’s positive growth trajectory. Obaseki, who made the pledge in his New Year Message which was broadcast on television and radio stations in the state, said that after […]

Expanding frontiers of agro-allied export – Anambra

Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State is set to change the narrative of little or no foreign exchange earnings from export of agricultural and agro-based produce in Nigeria. He is doing this by expanding the frontiers of diversification to position Anambra as a major agricultural producing and exporting state. This is in addition to creating […]

IFAD set aside $100 million to invest in Agricultural sector after 2019 Election

The Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri, has praised Nigerian farmers over wealth creation and increased participation in pilgrimages under the present administration. The Minister also recently commended the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) for injecting $500 million to support the nation’s agricultural value chain development. He made the […]

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