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Reforms Deliver "High Returns" – Trade & Investment Minister Aganga

Washington, DC — Nigeria, which has long been Africa’s leading oil producer – and most populous nation, is aggressively pursuing investment to diversify its petroleum-dependent economy. Leading the campaign on behalf of President Goodluck Jonathan is Olusegun Olutoyin Aganga, who has been Minister of Trade and Investment since June 2011, …

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Jonathan demands democratisation of UN security council

PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan addressed the 68th session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly on Tuesday in New York, expressing his worries over the slow pace of the world body’s reforms and demanded for the democratisation of its Security Council in line with the global push for democratisation of countries. …

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Northwest Seeks Slash of Niger Delta Oil Funds

Kaduna — States in the Northwest yesterday opposed any changes to the revenue allocation formula that could funnel more oil funds to the Niger Delta. Five of the seven states in the zone-Kano, Kebbi, Jigawa, Zamfara and Sokoto-also sought for the return of the onshore/offshore dichotomy in the application of …

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NEMA – Nigeria Ready for Flood Disaster Threat

As Nigerians cautiously awaits the predicted late heavy rainfalls, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has disclosed that the country has adopted measures to avoid a repeat of last year’s devastating flood disaster. THISDAY gathered that so far, the agency’s Situation Room had reported the occurrence of ‘flash floods’ in …

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Infrastructural Development in Nigerian Universities

It has become stereotypical for Nigerian commentators to deride the nation’s public universities, especially the infrastructural levels of these citadels of learning. Most of the time, these commentaries are not based on the facts on ground at the respective universities. In other words, the ingrained criticisms are based on the …

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Nigeria Central Bank earmarks N420bn for Small, Medium Enterprises in Kebbi

Central Bank of Nigeria Small scale industrialists in Kebbi will benefit from the scheme. The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has earmarked N420 billion as Credit Guarantee Scheme for Small and Medium Scale Enterprises in Kebbi State. Sama’ila Kangiwa, the Secretary of the Nigerian Association of Small Scale Industries (NASSI) Kebbi State, disclosed …

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Much Ado About Infrastructure Development In The Universities

IT has become stereotypical for Nigerian commentators to deride the nation’s public universities, especially the infrastructural levels of these citadels of learning. Most of the time, these commentaries are not based on the facts on ground at the respective universities. Rather, such criticisms are often based on the perceptions of …

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Kebbi Spends N100 Million on Polytechnic

Birnin Kebbi — The Kebbi State Commissioner of Science and Technical Education Alhaji Muhammadu Ruwa said his ministry has spent N101million to furnish the temporary site of the state polytechnic and procurement of official vehicles for the institution’s principal officers. Ruwa, in an interview with newsmen in Birnin Kebbi, said …

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