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FG constitutes committee on completion of East-West road, approves N142.5bn for bridges, roads

By Ismaila Chafe  The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday approved a 4-man ministerial committee saddled with the responsibility of ensuring speedy completion of the East-West road in the Niger Delta and N142.5billion for construction of roads across the country. The Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi and that of …

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Fidelity Bank strengthens financial inclusion with N215m in 2 years Inclusion

By Chinyere Joel-Nwokeoma Fidelity Bank has strengthened the financial inclusion initiative of the Federal Government with about N215 million in two years. Mr Nnamdi Okonkwo, the bank’s Managing Director, stated this at the sixth/final draw of the ‘Fidelity Get Alert in Millions Promo Reloaded’ in Lagos. Okonkwo said the bank, …

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NNPC’s Baru, Shell’s Okunbor, others, grace induction of ARCO GMD, Okoigun, as Fellow of Nigerian Academy of Engineering

The Nigerian Academy of Engineering recently inducted Mr.  Alfred .I .Okoigun, the Group Managing Director, GMD, of Arco Group Plc, as an Honorary  Fellow at the Eko Hotel and Suites in Lagos. The programme, which had as Guest Speaker, a former Vice Chancellor of the University of Lagos, Prof Oye …

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NNPC boss, Baru, urges parents to encourage girl-child career in Engineering

By Mohammed Ahmed Kaigama ‎ Dr Makanti Baru,  the Group Managing Director(GMD) of the  Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) , has advised parents to encourage their daughters to take up careers  in engineering. ‎Baru gave the advice on Saturday in Misau at the  inauguration  of the Association of Professional Women …

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Bauchi govt signs agreement for supply, distribution of 500 tractors to farmers

In an effort to reduce unemployment, rural-urban drift and diversify the economy through boosting agriculture, the Bauchi state government has signed an agreement for the supply of 500 units of tractors for distribution to farmers through public-private-partnership. While signing the agreement, Friday, Governor Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar said the epoch-making event …

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IDPs: Over 5000 bags of rice donated by Chinese govt rot in NEMA’s warehouse

 The Director-General of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mustapha Maihaja, has been under investigation for alleged violation of public trust, financial improprieties and mismanagement of relief materials from donors. Among other allegations, the House of Representatives committee on national emergency and disaster preparedness is grilling the NEMA boss on how …

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