Monthly Archives: January 2016

Host community demands withdrawal of oil firm operating licence

Eastern Obolo Council of Chiefs in Akwa Ibom State has called on the Federal Government to withdraw operating mining license (OML112) from AMNI International Petroleum Development Company Limited. The elders who stated this at Okoroete, Eastern Obolo on Saturday, averred … Continue reading

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Buhari promises improved budgetary allocation for women projects

President Muhammadu Buhari has promised that his administration will continue to guarantee the economic rights of women. He said he would achieve this by increasing budgetary allocation to projects by Federal Government ministries, agencies and departments specifically targeted at improving … Continue reading

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NLC, Okorocha set for face-off

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Imo chapter, has criticized the state government’s plan to concession some of its institutions, expressing fears that the policy would expose the people to serious danger. The Chairman of NLC in the state, Mr Austin … Continue reading

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Edo to massively benefit from CBN N143m intervention fund

No fewer than 377 cooperative societies in Edo have been selected to benefit from the N143 million Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Development Fund (MSMEDF) provided by the CBN. Mr Edward Izevbigie, the State Project Coordinator of Fadama 111, disclosed … Continue reading

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Ban importation of foreign fabrics, Textile Industry tells FG

Zamfara Textile industry on Sunday urged the Federal Government to ban import of foreign fabrics to revive the nation’s ailing textile mills. Alhaji Sani Muhammad, the Administrative Secretary of the mill, made the call while fielding questions from NAN in … Continue reading

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CPS: Employers may review workers’ welfare package

There are indications that many employers under the Contributory Pension Scheme are considering a downward review of the welfare packages of their workers following the increase in the obligations to their employees’ retirement. Employers who were contributing 7.5 per cent … Continue reading

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FG distributes 250,000 cocoa pods to farmers

The distribution of free hybrid cocoa pods under the Federal Government-sponsored Cocoa Transformation Agenda of the past administration will end this year after four years. According to findings by our correspondent, the last batch of 250,000 pods is currently being … Continue reading

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