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Hilton expands presence in Nigeria with signing of Hilton Lagos Airport

Murtala Muhammed International Airport location for New Hilton Hotels & Resorts Property as Hilton doubles its presence in Africa Hilton (NYSE:HLT) (www.HiltonWorldwide.com) has announced the signing of a management agreement with Quality Inspection & Testing Services Limited to open a 350 guest-room and suite hotel at Lagos’ Murtala Muhammed International …

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Umana’s appointment as MD, Oil & Gas Free Trade Zone Authority, meritorious – Ekere

Dennis Udoma, Uyo The Managing Director-Designate of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Obong Nsima Ekere has joined eminent Nigerians to thank President Muhammadu Buhari for appointing Mr. Umana Okon Umana, as the Managing Director of the Oil and Gas Free Trade Zone Authority, describing it as meritorious. Ekere, in …

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South-South APC lauds President Buhari over Umana’s appointment as MD Oil/Gas Free Trade Zone Authority

Dennis Udoma, Uyo The All Progressives Congress (APC) South-South, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for appointing the former governorship candidate of the party in the just concluded general elections in Akwa Ibom, Obong Umana Okon Umana as Managing Director of Oil and Gas Free Trade Zone Authority. The news of …

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Govt. must stop paying lip service to professional skills training– PIIT boss, Joseph Ebinum; Explains partnership with Aptech

By DAMILOLA JOLOMI The Director of Prime Innovation Institute of Technology (PIIT), Mr. Joseph Ebinum, has said that government must stop paying lip-service to professional skills training, insisting that the refusal to take such training seriously is responsible for where the country is presently, development-wise. He said this at the …

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Nestlé acclaimed as world’s most diverse food company; Aims at gender balance by 2018

Nestlé has been recognised as the leading food and beverage company in the Thomson Reuters Diversity and Inclusion Index (D&I), for its efforts in creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. The index ranked Nestlé 15th overall out of more than 4,000 publically traded companies worldwide. Companies were assessed in four …

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Budgetary Process: Udoma calls for strong collaboration between Executive and the Legislature

The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma has said that success in producing a good 2017 Budget will require strong collaboration between the Executive and the National Assembly. Senator Udoma who was speaking in Abuja on Monday at The Gallery Colloquium organized by Orderpaper.com on ‘Budget …

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Stimulus plan not to sell off all national assets but to source funds for Budget – Udoma

The primary objective of government’s fiscal stimulus plan is not to sell off all major critical national assets but to source immediate funds to reflate the economy and implement capital projects in the 2016 budget, the Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma, has explained. Senator Udoma …

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Amaechi inaugurates NIMASA Board …Charge members on accountability

Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi has charged members of the Governing Board of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) to enthrone accountability and formulate broad policies aimed at achieving the set objectives of the Agency. The Hon. Minister said this while inaugurating the 11 member …

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1trn yearly will solve Lagos road construction deficit – Ambode …Justifies engagement of indigenous contractors for 114 inner roads …Says move will save economy from recession

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Thursday justified the decision of his administration to engage indigenous contractors for the construction of 114 inner roads simultaneously across the State, just as he disclosed that about N1trillion is needed yearly to address the deficit in road construction. Governor Ambode, who spoke …

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Prime Innovation Institute of Technology opens another APTECH Center in Lagos

Prime Innovation Institute of Technology (PIIT) will, Thursday, September 22, 2016, open a new ultra modern APTECH Center in Lekki, Lagos. The opening ceremony which will be graced by prospective students, parents and members of the community and other dignitaries, will also see some representatives of Aptech from India and …

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Cabinet Retreat endorses FG’s plan to tackle recession, develop economic emergency recovery bill, bridge funding gap

Participants at the recent Cabinet Retreat on the Budget, have endorsed the Federal Government’s programme of action for dealing with the recession, the effort to develop an economic emergency recovery bill to address the situation and the plan to bridge the existing funding gap. The retreat, organized by the Ministry …

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