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Published: 07 Oct 2019 08:27

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Top Stories

Nigeria, Saudi Arabia:  Saudi Arabia Set to Further Improve Relations With Nigeria

Ambassador Adnan Mahmoud, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to Nigeria on Monday said that the country was keen on improving the excellent relationship shared by both countries. Mahmoud disclosed this at the 89th National Day celebration of the Kingdom held in Abuja. He said that Nigeria and Saudi Arabia has a deep history dating back to 1960. "The Federal ...

Source: Vanguard (24 Sep 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Nigeria, Germany: Le cabinet juridique de Centurion nomme Onyeka C. Ojogbo, diplômée en droit de Columbia, à la tête de son nouveau bureau de

FRANKFURT, Allemagne, 24 septembre 2019/APO Group/ -- Le cabinet juridique de Centurion (www.CenturionLG.com), qui a ouvert un bureau en Allemagne axé sur le développement d'opportunités pour les ...Translate

Source: Africa Newsroom-fr (24 Sep 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Nigeria:  Nigeria Makes World Bank's List for Top-20 'Improvers in Doing Business'

The World Bank Doing Business (DB) team has announced Nigeria as one of the top-20 improvers in doing business out of 190 countries. Dr Jumoke Oduwole, Special Adviser to the President, Ease of Doing Business, disclosed this a statement on Friday in Abuja. She said that the announcement came ahead of the Oct. 24 release of the 2020 World Bank Doing Business rankings. ...

Source: Daily Trust (28 Sep 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Nigeria: Lagos – Nigeria serving as an example in Local Content Policy for other African countries

LAGOS, Nigeria, September 26, 2019/APO Group/ -- During a recent Media Engagement meeting held in Abuja, Nigerian Content Development & Monitoring Board (NCDMB) Executive Secretary, Engr. Simbi Wabote expressed his opposition ...

Source: Africa Newsroom (26 Sep 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Nigeria: UPDATED: P&ID Contract Scandal: Nigeria secures ‘stay of execution’ on $9bn judgment

The UK Commercial Court has granted the Nigerian government’s application for a ‘stay of execution’ of a $9 billion judgment debt in favour of the Irish firm, P&ID. The judge however ordered Nigeria to deposit $200 million in the court’s account within 60 days pending its appeal, and Nigeria must pay some court costs to P&ID within 14 days, Reuters news ...

Source: Premium Times (26 Sep 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Nigeria: Petroleum, manufacturing get highest as banks loan N15 trillion in three months

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) says the Nigerian banking sector allocated N15.13 trillion as the total value of credit to the private sector in the second quarter (Q2) 2019. The NBS figures, contained on its “Selected Banking Sector Data: Sectorial Breakdown of Credit, ePayment Channels and Staff Strength (Q2 2019)’ was released on its website on Sunday in ...

Source: Premium Times (29 Sep 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Economy/Markets

Nigeria: FG proposes N9.1tr 2020 budget

*As Buhari sends 2020-2022 MTEF, FSP to Senate By Ikechukwu Okaforadi and Musa Adamu The Federal Government has proposed the sum of N9.12trillion as total expenditure profile for the 2020 budget which includes grants and donor funding of N36.39billion. The N9.12 trillion 2020 budget proposals which is just N2bn higher than the NN8.92bn 2019 budget is contained in the ...

Source: Peoples Daily (26 Sep 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Nigeria: Banks allocate N15.13trn credit to private sector ― NBS» Tribune Online

The report said that a total volume of 711,299,990 transactions valued at N40.48 trillion were recorded in the quarter as data on Electronic Payment Channels in the Nigeria Banking Sector revealed. ALSO READ: Business News Fidson shareholders approve 15kobo/share dividend Business News APM Terminals, LAWMA clear refuse at Apapa port access road ...

Source: Nigerian Tribune (News) (29 Sep 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Nigeria:  What FG Is Doing to End Economic Woes - Siddiqui

Muhammad Talha Siddiqui is an entrepreneur with vast experience in business and global economy. In this interview with DAVID ADUGE-ANI, he highlighted some of the President Muhammadu Buhari's administration's policies to bolster the country's economy and other sundry issues Some financial institutions have recommended that Nigerian government should allow the free ...

Source: Leadership (28 Sep 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Nigeria: Zulum Launches Borno Job Portal For 2 Million Applicants

Governor Babagana Umara Zulum on has launched “Borno Jobs portal” with capacity to accommodate profiles of two million jobs’ seekers from across the 27 local government areas of the state. Created by newly established ministry of science, technology and innovation under its commissioner, Dr Babagana Mustapha, the portal aims to generate a database that will ...

Source: Leadership (24 Sep 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Politics

Nigeria, UK:  $9.6bn Judgment - Malami Meets Nigeria's Legal Team in UK

The Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, yesterday met with Nigeria's legal team in London over the $9.6bn debt judgment against Nigeria arising from the 20-year Gas Supply Processing Agreement entered into in 2010 with Process and Industrial Developments Ltd. A statement from his media office said the minister and his team had a meeting with ...

Source: Daily Trust (24 Sep 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Nigeria: ‘Why Nigeria Needs National Public Relations Commission’

Mr. Aramide Tola Noibi, a renowned public relations practitioner and social analyst, in this interview with MOHAMMED SHOSANYA , bares his mind on some salient national issues and suggests how the country can tackle them. Excerpt: What is your take on the rising national debt in Nigeria? I want to believe that the mechanism of public service vis-a-vis civil service ...

Source: Nigeria Daily Independent (29 Sep 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Aid & Development

Nigeria, EU: EU to support Nigerian CSOs with N4.5billion

The European Union has announced a 13.5million euros package for civil society organisations in Nigeria under the British Council’s Agents for Citizen-driven Transformation (ACT) programme. The ACT programme is designed as a response strategy to the EU’s identified need to invest and engage more with CSOs in Nigeria as required under the larger global EU CSO roadmap ...

Source: Premium Times (24 Sep 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Energy

Nigeria: GenCos releases 3,855 MWH of electricity – Report

Electricity Generation Companies (GenCos), comprising gas-fire and hydro stations, said they released an average of 3,855 megawatt-hour of electricity into the national grid on Wednesday. This is contained in a daily energy report by the Advisory Power Team, Office of the Vice President, and made available in Abuja on Thursday. The report said the electricity ...

Source: Nigeria Real Estate (News) (28 Sep 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Nigeria:  Nigeria Working to Achieve 30% Renewable Energy Mix By 2030 - Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday in New York unfolded plans and initiatives by his administration to reverse the negative effects of climate change in the country. Buhari unveiled the plans in his address to the United Nations Climate Action Summit with the theme: "A Race We Can Win. A Race We Must Win." The president, who shared the sentiment expressed by the UN ...

Source: Daily Trust (24 Sep 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Nigeria: Nigeria’s Power Sector loses N1.9bn over insufficient gas supply, infrastructure

Electricity Generation Companies (GenCos), comprising gas-fired and hydro stations, on Friday said they released an average of 3,857 megawatt-hour of electricity into the national grid on Thursday. This is contained in a daily Energy Report by the Advisory Power Team, Office of the Vice President, and made available in Abuja on Friday. The report revealed however that the ...

Source: Premium Times (27 Sep 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Nigeria:  Electricity Generation Firms Reject N2.7bn Charge By Nigeria's Bulk Trader

A disruption of electricity supply may be looming as generation companies (GENCOs) on Friday threatened to withdraw from the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry over a disputed N2.7billion administrative charge on their gas supply and carrier invoices by the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Plc (NBET). NBET is a public liability company established by the Federal ...

Source: Premium Times (24 Sep 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Nigeria: GenCos release 3, 542 MWH of electricity to national grid – Report

Electricity Generation Companies (GenCos), comprising gas-fired and hydro stations says they released an average of 3,542 megawatt-hour of electricity into the national grid on Sunday. This is contained in a daily Energy Report by the Advisory Power Team of the Office of the Vice President, and made available in Abuja on Monday. It said the electricity sent out by the ...

Source: Premium Times (30 Sep 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Housing/Real Estate/Construction

Nigeria: Lagos warns developers against building without approval

The Lagos State Government (LASG) has cautioned estate developers in the state not to build without necessary approvals, saying that abiding by the State planning and building controls regulations is the right way to build. The Commissioner for physical Planning and Urban Development, Dr. Idris Salako reiterated this at a meeting in his office with the ...

Source: Nigeria Real Estate (News) (28 Sep 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Internet/Telecoms/Technology

Kenya, Nigeria: Africa’s leading tech hubs to be consolidated after CcHUB acquires iHub

Two of Africa’s most reputable technology hubs will now come under one management following the acquisition of Kenya’s iHub by Co-Creation Hub (CcHUB) in Nigeria for an undisclosed fee, the latter said in a release on Thursday. The deal will see the Nigerian innovation lab make key hires in innovation consulting, people management, program management and community ...

Source: Ventures Africa (26 Sep 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Nigeria: FG blocks remaining 2.2m incomplete registered SIM Cards

By Etuka Sunday The Federal Government has confirmed the deactivation of all improperly registered SIM Cards in the country. This was done by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) following the directives of the Minister of Communications, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami that no improperly registered SIM card number should remain active beyond 11:59pm of Wednesday, 25th ...

Source: Peoples Daily (30 Sep 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Nigeria: NCC urges 175m Telecom subscribers to use intervention channels for protection

By Etuka Sunday The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has again urged the about 175 million telecom subscribers in the country to use the available consumer intervention channels to protect themselves from being short-changed by their service providers. NCC made the call during a Consumer Conversation programme organised by its Zonal Operations Department at the ...

Source: Peoples Daily (30 Sep 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Nigeria: Inferno disaster: FIR ICT equipment in Yola destroyed

Published by Tribune on Tue, 24 Sep 2019 Tribune OnlineInferno disaster: FIR ICT equipment in Yola destroyedA fire incident suspected to have emanated from electric fault has destroyed ICT equipment worth millions of naira at the ICT Centre of the Federal Information ...

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Nigeria:  Phase3 Commences Network Technology Upgrade Across Enterprise Segment

West Africa's largest independent fibre optic infrastructure and telecommunications services provider - Phase3 Telecom has commenced a strategic network technology upgrade to enhance communications for seamless regional and multi-location connectivity in Nigeria. Speaking on this new project, the Phase3 chairman, Mr Stanley Jegede, said the improved operational focus was ...

Source: Leadership (24 Sep 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Nigeria:  NCC Reserves 26, 38, 42 GHZ Frequencies for 5G Licencing

The executive vice chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof Umar Garba Danbatta, has disclosed that the country was reserving 26, 38 and 42 GigaHertz (GHz) spectrum frequencies for fifth generation (5G) mobile broadband licencing. The telecom regulator who stated this in a paper titled: '5G: The State of Play,' presented at the recently - concluded ...

Source: Leadership (24 Sep 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Nigeria:  6-Year-Old Nigerian Student Emerges Africa's Youngest Microsoft Specialist

A six-year-old Nigerian student, Master Damilare Akano has emerged Africa's youngest Microsoft Specialist in the Certiport international certification examination. Akano alongside 200 other students participated in a month-long summer camp tagged: 'Nextgen IT Experts' organised by a Learning Systems Institute, New Horizons in Lagos recently. The pupils were trained in ...

Source: Vanguard (26 Sep 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Oil & Gas

Nigeria, India:  Nigeria's Oil Revenue Threatened As India Shifts to Alternative Market

Nigeria is about losing one of its major oil customers, India, as the world's third-largest oil importer has found a new market in cheap crude oil supplies from Iraq, according to a report yesterday by Reuters. Also after nine years of using the persuasive approach and warnings to compel oil and gas industry stakeholders to comply with the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry ...

Source: This Day (30 Sep 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Nigeria: Oil theft: CSO urges FG to investigate alleged $1.35bn crude oil loss in 6 months

Tribune OnlineOil theft: CSO urges FG to investigate alleged $1.35bn crude oil loss in 6 monthsA Coalition of Civil Society Organization, Nigeria National Interest Defenders, NNID, on Monday demanded for the immediate investigation ...

Source: Tribune Headlines Today (24 Sep 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Nigeria: OML 11: Host Communities, Ogoni Group Reject Shell

…Urge NNPC To Take Over Facility Host communities in the Eastern Hub of the Oil Mining Lease (OML) 11, and the Conscience of Ogoni People (CO0P), have rejected the continued operatorship of the facility by oil giant, Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC). Host communities in the Eastern Hub of OML 11 include; Imo River, Isimiri, Etche, Nkali, Oyigbo and Afam ...

Source: Leadership (24 Sep 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Nigeria: Nigeria wants to fix its refineries – again

Sign up and join thousands of professionals who receive the Nurmara Daily Brief e-mail – an indispensable, no-nonsense take on Africa-related business, policy and development. Nigeria’s national oil company has said refurbishment work on its three state-owned oil refineries – currently operating well below their installed capacity of 445,000 barrels per day ...

Source: How We Made It in Africa (24 Sep 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Nigeria: PPPRA to sanction Petrol Retail Stations over failure to display prices

By Etuka Sunday Marketers of petroleum products must display prices of products in their retail outlets even at night or face sanctions, the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) has said. Speaking while leading a monitoring team to some retail outlets in Abuja yesterday, Spokesman of the Agency, Apollo Kimchi explained that the directive became necessary to ...

Source: Peoples Daily (30 Sep 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Ports & Shipping

Nigeria: SHIN Nigeria Commended For Maritime Development

Samsung Heavy Industries Nigeria (SHIN), the leading operator of the SHI-MCI fabrication and integration yard, has won a highly-commended award in the category of contribution to development of the regional maritime cluster at the prestigious Seatrade Maritime Awards Middle East, Indian Subcontinent & Africa held in Dubai on September 22, 2019. Samsung was the only ...

Source: Leadership (26 Sep 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Retail/wholesale

Nigeria: Simba Inaugurates Flagship TVS Showroom In Abuja

The Simba Group, have opened a state-of-the-art showroom and first of its kind in Nigeria, for their range of TVS motorcycles and tricycles at Garki, Abuja. The Simba TVS Center has been designed to the highest international standards, and offers customers a one-stop-shop solution for vehicles, accessories, spare parts and service. The showroom inauguration ceremony ...

Source: Leadership (26 Sep 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Trade & Investment

Africa, Benin, Nigeria: Obaseki Showcases Edo’s Investment Opportunities At US-Nigeria Trade Council

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has assured American businesses of vast investment opportunities in Edo State owing to the opening up of the state’s economy by reforms in the industrial sector, infrastructure, healthcare, innovation and education. The governor said this during an address at a session of the United States-Nigeria Council on Food Security, Trade ...

Source: Leadership (27 Sep 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Nigeria, China: At 70th anniversary, China restates support for Nigeria, other African countries

The Chinese government says it remains committed to assisting Nigeria and other African countries in their development programmes. This was contained in the remarks by the Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, Zhou Pingjian, at the Reception for the 70th Anniversary of the Founding of the People’s Republic of China held in Abuja on Thursday. At the event, the Minister of State ...

Source: Premium Times (26 Sep 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Nigeria: Cashew Interactive Conference To Unlock Over N50bn Investment Opportunity – Expert

An agriculture expert, Mr Godwin Ochaga said plans have been concluded to hold the first national cashew interactive conference to unlock over N50 billion annual investment opportunity in Nigeria. Ochaga, who made this known at a news conference in Abuja yesterday, said there was a need to harness the huge investment opportunities and value chain in cashew production, in ...

Source: Leadership (24 Sep 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Transport

Nigeria: Nigeria Has Enormous Potential In Maritime Industry – Danladi

Mr Caleb Danladi is a Maritime expert, Master Mariner, and a PhD Researcher. In this interview with SUNDAY ISUWA, he said with active participation of women that Nigeria has enormous potential in the Maritime sector among other issues.    What is the significance of the world maritime day? World Maritime day are celebrated throughout the world to focus ...

Source: Leadership (27 Sep 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Africa, Nigeria: Activate Onitsha inland seaport to accelerate economy growth ' Obiano

Published by Tribune on Tue, 24 Sep 2019 Tribune OnlineActivate Onitsha inland seaport to accelerate economy growth ' ObianoGovernor Willie Obiano of Anambra State has called on the Federal Government to increase efforts towards putting the Onitsha Inland Sea Port to ...

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Africa, Nigeria: Non implementation of maritime law hinders job creation -Minister

By Albert Akota Minister of State for Transportation, Hon. Gbemisola Saraki has stressed the need for full implementation of maritime law in order to create jobs for the teeming Nigerian youths in the maritime subsector. The Minister who disclosed this while briefing journalists in Lagos yesterday, expressed disappointment that the Cabotage Act passed many years ago has not ...

Source: Peoples Daily (26 Sep 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Nigeria: FAAN begins rehabilitation of Enugu airport runway

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has commenced the rehabilitation of the runway at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu. Henrietta Yakubu, General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), confirmed the development to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Sunday. NAN reports that FAAN had on August 24, announced ...

Source: Premium Times (29 Sep 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Environment

Nigeria:  Buhari Unfolds Plans to Reverse Effects of Climate Change

President Muhammadu Buhari Monday in New York announced robust plans and initiatives by his administration to reverse the negative effects of climate change in Nigeria. The plans were revealed in his address to the United Nations Climate Action Summit with the theme, "A Race We Can Win. A Race We Must Win." The full text of his speech is reproduced below: I share ...

Source: Premium Times (24 Sep 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Nigeria:  NGO Moves to Mitigate Impact of Climate Change

Climatic variation in Nigeria is physically evident in desertification and drought, especially in the northernmost states. Nigeria has the largest desertification rates in the world with loss of 55.7 per cent of its primary forest. The annual rate of deforestation in Nigeria is approximately 3.5 per cent which is between 350,000 and 400,000 hectares per year. In ...

Source: Leadership (24 Sep 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Nigeria:  Nigeria Generates 63 Million Tonnes Domestic Waste Annually - Report

There is an indication that Nigeria generates over 63 million tonnes of domestic waste annually, particularly in the urban areas where wastes are poorly managed. This is even as solid waste dot the landscape of many urban areas across the country, while only about 30-50 per cent of wastes are collected in Nigeria. This was contained in Nigeria's First Biennial Update ...

Source: Leadership (24 Sep 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Agriculture & Food

Nigeria:  Agric Sector Suffering Due to Unnecessary Importation - Bagudu

Kebbi State governor, Alhaji Atiku Bagudu has said that African agricultural sector is currently suffering a serious setback due to the way food which could be produced locally were imported from industrialised world. Bagudu who disclosed this yesterday in Abuja at the 6th African Association of Agricultural Economists (AAAE) Triennial Conference, said the African ...

Source: Leadership (24 Sep 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Nigeria: TAAT targets $2.8bn worth of food production through deploying technologies

Tribune OnlineTAAT targets $2.8bn worth of food production through deploying technologiesThe Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) is targeting to add 120 million metric tons in Africas food production, valued ...

Source: Tribune Headlines Today (27 Sep 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Nigeria: Edo Govt Trains Farmers, As 77 Beneficiaries Get Improved Cassava Variety, TME 419

The Edo State Government through the Edo State Skills Development Agency (EdoJobs) has distributed improved cassava variety, TME 419, to over 77 farmers trained on Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) for improved productivity at the Edo Food and Agriculture Cluster (Edo-FAC) in Ehor, Uhunwonde Local Government Area of the state. Senior Special Assistant to the Edo State ...

Source: Leadership (27 Sep 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Nigeria: Why Nigerian rural farmers have no access to quality seeds – Seed Expert

Rural farmers do not have access to quality seeds to improve farm yield in Nigeria because most of the 300 seed companies and 50 seed inspectors in the country are not functioning. A seed expert, Sadi Dansadau, said this in an interview with Premium Times on Thursday. He said only about 75 seed companies are functioning in Nigeria, while the seed inspectors do not make an ...

Source: Premium Times (27 Sep 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Nigeria, West Africa: Livestock Plan doomed as more stakeholders reject policy

…they want to bring Fulani across West Africa to take over Nigeria — Tola Adeniyi The National Livestock Transformation Plan (NLTP) inaugurated on September 10 in Adamawa by Nigeria’s vice president, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo is already marred by controversy, just as Ruga before it, as suspicion over its real intent continues, and several of those initially part ...

Source: Hallmark News (30 Sep 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Nigeria: KGSG distributes 100,000 metric tons of fertilizer freely to farmers ― Gov Bello

He also pointed out that the state has made additional input to the sector such as the procurement of improved seeds, chemicals, equipment which farmers in the state had gotten freely in order to improve Agricultural productivity. Governor Bello further commented that the construction of an ultramodern Rice mill in Ejiba, Yagba West LGA which had the capacity to produce about ...

Source: Nigerian Tribune (News) (28 Sep 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Nigeria:  How Technology in Agriculture Can Reduce Extreme Poverty - Nigeria's Robotic Engineer

Ndubuisi Ekekwe, a serial high school distinction scholar, is also a holder of four master's degrees, two doctorates in Management and Microelectronics, and in Electrical Electronics & Computer Engineering, specialising in Robotics and Neuromorphic systems, from the John Hopkins University in the United States. He is an engineering graduate of the Federal University ...

Source: Premium Times (28 Sep 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Nigeria: CBN Empowers 1.1m Farmers Through Anchor Borrowers Programme

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) says 1,140,854 farmers have participated in the production of 17 different agricultural products under its Anchor Borrowers Programme (ABP). The bank’s Director, Corporate Communications Department, Mr Isaac Okorafor, disclosed this at CBN’s ‘special day’ at Abuja International Trade Fair on Thursday. He was represented by the ...

Source: Leadership (26 Sep 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Nigeria:  Toromade Harps On Capacity Building in Agribusiness

The Director General, Premier Agribusiness Academy, Mr. Toromade Francis, has stressed the need for farmers to acquire cognitive skills and knowledge to become profitable in agribusiness. The agribusiness consultant, who said this while addressing newsmen recently, applauded the federal government in its drive to ensure self-sufficiency in food production as well as ...

Source: This Day (26 Sep 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Banking/Financial Services

Nigeria: Luno takes cryptocurrency awareness to eastern Nigeria with Enugu meetup

Global cryptocurrency platform, Luno is working to improve cryptocurrency education and awareness for consumers across Nigeria. At the weekend, the firm held a meetup in Enugu, in the eastern part of the country to boost the understanding of the digital currency and its potential benefits. The Luno Meetup is a free quarterly event that gathers people with different levels of ...

Source: Ventures Africa (24 Sep 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Nigeria: Nigeria's central bank keeps benchmark rate at 13.5%

 Nigeria’s central bank held its benchmark interest rate at 13.5 percent, its governor Godwin Emefiele said on Friday. Most analysts polled by Reuters had predicted the central bank would ease in September, though Emefiele has previously said the bank would maintain its tight monetary ...

Source: IOL Independent (23 Sep 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Women and youth

Nigeria: How to protect children on the internet – NCC

The most effective way to safeguard children in the internet age is to educate them from an early age about the risk they may encounter when online. This is one of the tips given by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) on how to protect children online. These tips are contained in an information kit shared to PREMIUM TIMES by NCC on Friday in Abuja. Although ...

Source: Premium Times (27 Sep 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Nigeria: C’ River Partners Microsoft To Train Youth On Data Management

The Government of Cross River has partnered with tech giant Microsoft to train youths of the state on data management. Speaking after a technical session with representatives of Microsoft in Calabar, Gov. Ben Ayade, said the partnership would define the roadmap for the digital transformation of the state. Ayade who said the partnership was in an effort to make Calabar the ...

Source: Leadership (30 Sep 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Other

Nigeria: Nigeria’s Wild Fusion gets recognised as one of the top creative and marketing agencies in the world

Nigerian digital marketing agency, Wild Fusion has been named one of the top creative and marketing agencies in the world across 14 industries, according to Clutch, a global rating platform. In its new report, Clutch highlighted the top-performing digital agencies in different industries including automotive, business services, dental, e-commerce, education, financial ...

Source: Ventures Africa (30 Sep 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Nigeria: Edo Govt, Stakeholders Synergise To Boost Tourism Receipts

The Edo State Government and stakeholders in the state’s tourism sector have identified new channels and offerings to attract more tourists to the state, as part of strategies to expand the portfolio of its assets in the arts, culture and tourism sector to grow inbound tourist traffic. This was the outcome of a parley organised by the Ministry of Arts, Culture, Tourism and ...

Source: Leadership (29 Sep 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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