Economic Growth: Dangote partners Govt, advocates commitment to local content values

As the 45th Kaduna International Trade Fairs progresses, the Dangote group said it is partnering Kaduna State Government for economic growth and development, while advocating for commitment to deepening local content values across various business sectors                                                                                      Hajiya Fatima Wali-Abdurrahman, representative of the group made this assertion in Kaduna at the trade fair complex, Kaduna-Zaria road. She stressed that the theme of this year’s Trade Fair, “Sustaining Economic Recovery Through Deepening Local Content Values,” resonates deeply with the vision and mission of the Dangote Group, and find it a pleasure…

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85 yrs after, Shell exits Nigeria’s on-shore oil sector

…Sells assets at $1.3bn After 85 years, British energy major, Shell Petroleum Development Corporation, (SPDC) has agreed to sell its Nigerian on-shore oil and gas subsidiary in Nigeria to a consortium of five, mostly local, companies for up to $2.4 billion. Active in the West African country since the 1930s, Shell has struggled for years with hundreds of oil spills at its on-shore operations as a result of theft, sabotage and operational issues, which led to costly repairs and high-profile lawsuits. Shell’s SPDC Ltd operates, and has a 30% stake…

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Cotonou Degree: Don’t be sad, they just helping us

By; Professor Abdulmalek Amoka. I was reflecting on this Cotonou 6-week to 1-year degree program and I began to wonder why we are making so much noise about it. The good thing about the degree is that you need not travel there or write any examination. You just register and it will be couriered to you. Nigerians said degrees are useless and that “who e help”. They said we should go and learn welding and carpentry instead of going for a degree (skills rather than a degree).  Now, we are…

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Cotonou Degree Saga: The truth we shy away from

By; Hashim Muhammad Suleiman  In all this Cotonou degree saga, like all crises, truth is the first casualty.  We are all up in the furore of few days degree certificates from Nigerian neigbours. Yet, we’ve all decided to shy away from the one and only truth that made those degree mills a reality. Successive governments in Nigeria have failed to fund university education in Nigeria.  If we are true to our pains, then we should all address the genesis of the problem: failure of governments in Nigeria to strengthen our…

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Why they said I collapsed – Akpabio

President of Senate, Godswill Akpiabio, has faulted media reports on his alleged collapse at a colloquium marking his 61st birthday on Thursday. Akpabio said this at a news conference in Abuja on Friday. He said that he felt a bit uncomfortable at the colloquium, partly due to exhaustion, caused by stress.“I have been reading on the social media the propaganda about my collapse, but I’m happy the Senate Press Corps did not join in the show of propaganda.“I went home and I called my doctors and I was told that…

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World Bank N750 per litre advise to Nigeria shows it is an enemy of the people – NLC

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has condemned the advice by the World Bank to the Federal Government to increase petrol prices to N750 per litre . Mr Joe Ajaero, NLC President, said this on Friday in Abuja in a statement, titled; “World Bank’s N750 per litre for premium motor spirit is a threat to Nigerians economy”. It would be recalled that the World Bank Lead Economist for Nigeria, Mr Alex Sienaert, offered the advice recently during a presentation of the Nigeria Development Update, Dec. 2023 edition. The economist had noted…

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“Africa, with Nigeria leading, can become world’s 1st green manufacturing hub”, Tinubu writes in CNN exclusive Op-Ed 

Hassan Umar Farouk President Bola Tinubu says African countries, including Nigeria, need partnerships for a new green economy, emphasising the efforts against climate change will only be successful through a cooperative approach. Writing in an Opinion-editorial (Op-Ed) article for the international broadcaster, CNN, the President said the security threats, the dislocation of people, the environmental atrophy and other collateral impacts of climate change were at the forefront of his mind during his participation at the COP28 World Climate Action Summit in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, (UAE). He said Nigeria has…

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COP28 Dubai UAE: Nigeria has highest number of 1,411 delegates from Africa 

Nigeria has the highest number of registered delegates from Africa at the ongoing COP28 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, (UAE). According to a list published by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Nigeria is also third-highest overall in number of delegates at the conference. The provisional total for COP28 indicates that 81,027 delegates registered to attend the summit in person; with a further 3,074 attending virtually. This takes the overall total to 84,101, according to a report released on Friday by Carbon Brief. The figure is 30,000 more…

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Smooth Hajj 2024: The need to appoint remaining NAHCON board members

By; Muhammed Ibrahim. By the provisions of section 3 of its establishment act, the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), as captured in sub section (a) is expected to be composed of a Chairman, who shall be the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and is responsible for the day to day running of the commission.  Sub-Sections B to D of the said section 3, states that the commission is also expected to have three full time members and six part time members representing each geo political zone provided that two of…

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“Nigeria can be best nation in Africa” – Mufti Menk

Popular Islamic scholar, Mufti Isma’il ibn-Musa Menk, has said that Nigeria could be the best African nation and a shining example for the rest of the continent, when he visited President Bola Tinubu at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa, Abuja. The Grand Mufti of Zimbabwe’s Muslim community and Head of the fatwa department for the Council of Islamic Scholars of Zimbabwe, while speaking after the meeting, said he and other Islamic scholars were in Abuja for a peace and unity convention scheduled for this weekend. Menk, who said countries failed…

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