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  • NCDF To Deal With Oil Industry Infrastructure Gap –Wabote

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    The executive secretary of the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) Engr. Simbi Kesiye Wabote, has solicited cooperation of industry stakeholders toward contributing to the Nigerian Content Development Fund (NCDF). Waboted said the fund was meant to support infrastructure development in the sector and strengthen manpower which is in short supply. Speaking at a…

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  • BoI Unveils N1bn Solar Energy Fund

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    In pursuance of its Green Energy Project, the Bank of Industry yesterday in Lagos launched its N1billion solar energy fund to boost its off-grid electricity generation project. The fund would be made available to firms partnering with the bank in the development of solar energy services across the country. Speaking at the event, acting managing…

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  • NERC Deadline: Local Meter Manufacturers Seek FOREX Window

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    The liquidity crises in the power sector is seen as a major barrier in meeting the new deadline issued by the Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, to power Distribution Companies, writes CHIKA IZUORA. The latest deadline by the Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), to electricity distribution companies (DISCOs) to issue meters to power consumers across…

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  • Why Exxonmobil Sacked Workers

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    The deep cut in prices of crude oil in the global market and the Niger Delta crises cutting down Nigeria’s production has resulted in mass sack of oil workers in Nigeria. LEADERSHIP learnt from sources in the Oil and Gas sector that this year has been particularly challenging for the industry in general and for…

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  • e-Commerce Germane To Nigeria’s Economic Development Agenda

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    Money Deposit Banks have made significant contributions in bolstering e-commerce in the country, an initiative seen as imperative to economic diversification, writes Chika Izuora. Over time, e-commerce, has remained a strong catalyst for economic development in Nigeria and has led to the creation of jobs; boosting productivity. It has hugely reduced the cost of doing…

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  • High Optimism As FG Mulls Alternative Crude Oil Pipeline Route

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    The consistent attacks on oil infrastructure by Niger Delta militants have prompted the federal government to seek for alternative crude oil supply route to the Kaduna refinery, writes CHIKA IZUORA.   The disclosure of the federal government’s plan to seek alternative crude oil supply route to bring the Kaduna refinery back to full production appears…

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  • ‘Nigerian Govt Does Not Protect Indigenous Industries’

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    In this interview with CHIKA IZUORA, Dikanna Okafor, executive director, corporate services, Chicason Group, says government should speed up downstream oil sector deregulation to attract more investment. What is your assessment of the downstream sector? As you know we are all affected by the present economic challenges and even the recession which is slowing down…

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  • BATNF’s Leveraging Of Maize Farming

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    In this analysis Chika Izuora and Fabamise Olajide, look at British American Tobacco Nigerian Foundation’s focus on Maize Enterprise Value Chain in the country. As part of its resolve to key into the government’s overall vision of enhancing the economic fortunes of Nigeria through agriculture, British American Tobacco Nigeria Foundation (BATNF) has redirected its vision…

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  • Argentina Raises Crude Import From Nigeria

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    Two tankers carrying 3 million barrels of Nigerian and Angolan crudes set sail this month to Argentina to feed its domestic refining network, pushing the country’s imports close to 2015 level, according to data from Thomson Reuters. Argentina last year received some six million barrels of imported crude, mostly African medium and light grades bought…

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