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Nigeria now able to produce 7,000MW – Babatunde Fashola

Nigeria’s Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, says Nigeria’s power generating companies (GenCos) are now able to produce 7,000MW.

Niger Delta Avengers declares fresh war on oil facilities

As the Niger Delta Avengers threatens to resume fresh attacks on oil facilities in Nigeria, the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry and others have said such action would have a grave impact on the nation’s economy and its people.

Gas pipelines obstruct Apapa-Wharf road repairs

The ongoing rehabilitation work on the Apapa/Wharf road is taking longer than stakeholders had envisaged due to gas pipelines along the project site, our correspondent has learnt from parties handling the job.

Nigerians spent $3bn annually on foreign goods – Manufacturers

Local manufacturers lost an average of $3 billion annually due to the preference of Nigerian government and consumers for foreign goods, president, Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN), Dr. Frank Jacobs, has said.

Manufacturers urge fed govt to review procurement thresholds, preference for local goods

According to the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN), integrating local producers in the value-chain through policy frameworks will help revive the ailing sector as well as promote job creation efforts of the real sector.

Fed govt to reintroduce tolls on federal highways

The Federal Government on Monday said it would reintroduce tolling on the nation’s highways to raise the much needed funds to maintain the roads.

Fed govt to spend N100bn Sukuk bond on 25 road projects

The Federal Government on Monday said it would spend the N100bn to be raised from the issuance of the Sukuk Bond for the reconstruction and rehabilitation of 25 arterial roads.

FCTA to inaugurate own internal revenue service

As part of its efforts to ensure transparency and harmonisation of tax collection, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) administration, on Saturday, said it would, during the week, inaugurate its new internal revenue service.

FCT to inaugurate own internal revenue service

As part of its efforts to ensure transparency and harmonization of tax collection, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) administration at the weekend, said it would during the week, inaugurate its new internal revenue service.

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