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Additional 350 Sokoto women, youths get empowerment training

Over 350 women and youths have graduated from the skills acquisition programme organised by Sokoto state government under its citizens’ empowerment initiative.  The programme, coordinated by the state ministry of women and children affairs, followed the recent graduation of 2000 women from another empowerment initiative meant to enhance job creation …

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Adeosun engages G24 on tax revenue, inclusive growth, budget transparency .Calls for focus on non-oil revenue growth, tax compliance and budget accountability to drive sustainable economic development

The Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, has met with fellow Finance Ministers at a meeting convened by the G24 Group to discuss strategies to drive non-oil revenue growth and achieve inclusive growth. Speaking after the meetings, the Minister said: “Revenue mobilization is critical to the success of Nigeria’s economic reform …

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We are reforming NIMASA for fresh direction in maritime industry – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has described the rebranding of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) as part of the Federal Government’s effort to enhance economic diversification and repositioning of the maritime sector as the country’s highest revenue earner in the very near future. President Buhari stated this while unveiling …

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Lagos true role model for growing businesses in Nigeria – FG …Friendly business environment key to improved GDP, says Ambode

The Federal Government on Thursday described Lagos State as a true model of the vision of improving on the ease of doing business and turning Nigeria into one of the easiest and most attractive places for investors in the world. Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr Okechukwu Enelamah, who …

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Hosting African Maritime Administrations wil boost Nigeria’s maritime hub status – Peterside …Conference to create opportunities to grow economy.

The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has said that the hosting of the Association of African Maritime Administrations (AAMA) will boost Nigeria’s quest of emerging a hub of maritime destination for the West and Central African region. The Director General, who …

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Nigerdock boosts local content with delivery of EGINA FPSO fabricated structures

  Leading indigenous energy services company, Nigerdock, has given a further boost to local content drive in Nigeria having successfully fabricated and loaded out structures for the Egina Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) Project. These structures were fabricated in-country at Nigerdock fabrication yard located at Snake Island Integrated Free …

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NCS promotes 3,487 Customs Officers

Following Presidential approval, the Comptroller-General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (Rtd) has released the promotion of 3,487 Senior Officers to various ranks. The promotion was strictly based on merit, considering the cumulative scores from examination, oral interview and seniority. A breakdown of the promotion shows: DC-CC=17, AC-DC=27, CSC         -AC=156, SC-CSC=62, …

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Forex: CBN opens special window for SMEs …begins massive sale with $141m …sells $10,000 each to BDCs

 The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has opened a special Forex window for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to enable SMEs import eligible finished and semi-finished items not exceeding $20,000 for an enterprise per quarter. Isaac Okorafor, the CBN spokesman, disclosed this on Monday, April 10, 2017, explaining that the …

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Heritage Bank partners Workforce Group to promote impactful leadership

   Heritage Bank Plc, Nigeria’s most innovative banking service provider, has partnered Workforce Group in a bid to enhance impactful leadership that will contribute to the financial performance of any organisation. Speaking at a Learning & Development Leaders Conference organised by Workforce Group in Lagos, Monday, Mrs. Tochi Onuoha, Head, …

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