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Nigeria ranked high in World Bank Group 2017 PPP ranking

Nigeria is one of the top four leading voices in Public Private Partnerships, PPP, in the 2017 ranking of the World Bank Group, WBG.

Why national carrier is being delayed – federal govt

The Federal Government has explained that the perceived delay in launching the National Carrier of Nigeria was to avoid the mistake of the past and launching a carrier that would fail.

National carrier will be private sector driven – Senator Hadi Sirika

The Minister of State for Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, says the proposed national carrier will be private sector driven.

Oando conceived Lagos midstream jetty to save Nigeria $50 million annually

Across Africa, the Public Private Partnership (PPP) model has become increasingly critical as both a funding and operational mechanism for social and economic infrastructures

New dawn in campaign against water privatisation now – ERA

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has commended the Amalgamated Union of Public Corporations Civil Service Technical and Recreational Services Employees (AUPCTRE) for a successful national congress which saw Comrade Benjamin Anthony of Federal Housing Authority (FHA) Abuja emerge as the new president.

Nigeria’s infrastructure needs remain acute – World Bank

Despite recent moves by the Federal Government to partner with private entities to develop infrastructure projects in Nigeria, the country’s infrastructure needs remain acute, the World Bank has said.

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You lied over genocide claim against Fulani in Taraba – CAN tells Emir Sanusi

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Ghana records 80% increase in new cases of HIV/AIDS in 2017

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Shehu Abdullahi set to join Turkish side Bursaspor

Nigerian defender, Shehu Abdullahi, is close to complete a move from Cypriot club Anorthosis Famagusta to Bursaspor of Turkey.

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