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The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, has said that more private and public sector collaboration will be encouraged as Nigeria steps up effort to realise its target of boosting domestic gas utilisation.

Minister: Passage of PIB’ll unlock several midstream gas opportunities

Chief Timipre Sylva, Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, says the passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) will unlock several midstream gas opportunities and enhance domestic gas utilisation.
Nigeria Export Processing Zones Authority (NEPZA)

Nigerian government announces additional economic zones for agric, textile

The federal government has approved the expansion of the existing Free Trade Zones (FTZs), as well as the activation of existing ones to respond to the demands of the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (AfCFTA) and the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu and his deputy, Hon. Lucky Orimisan Aiyedatiwa were on Wednesday sworn-in as Governor and Deputy Governor of the state, saying his second term is not for relaxation.

Ondo governor sworn-in for second term, pledges to work harder

Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu and his deputy, Hon. Lucky Orimisan Aiyedatiwa were on Wednesday sworn-in as Governor and Deputy Governor of the state, saying his second term is not for relaxation. The inauguration ceremony...
African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank)

Afreximbank, AAAM to drive automotive investment

The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) and the African Association of Automotive Manufacturers (AAAM) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the financing and promotion of the automotive industry in Africa.
As reactions continue to trail appointment of Barrister Effiong Akwa as Sole Administrator of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, a group, the Oron Union has lauded President Muhammadu Buhari for settling for a man they described as “a leader with capacity and capability to effectively confront the developmental challenges bedeviling the region.”

NDDC to train unemployed youths at Innoson Motors

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) said all is now set for the training of indigent Niger Delta youths on technical skills at Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing Company.

Nigerian government approves N35.4 billion for provision of electricity in Kano, Calabar free trade...

The Federal Government has approved the sum of N35.4 billion for the improvement of electricity infrastructure in both Kano and Calabar Free Trade Zones.
FILE PHOTO - Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala poses outside a Nigerian diplomatic residence in Chambesy, near Geneva, Switzerland, September 29, 2020. REUTERS-Emma Farge-File Photo

African Trade Unions hail Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, insist trade rules respect workers’ rights

African trade unionists have tasked the new Director-General of World Trade Organisation (WTO), Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to ensure that global trade agreements promote workers’ rights, eradicate poverty and guarantee sustainable industrial development in the world.
The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Richard Adeniyi Adebayo, has said the Federal Government will welcome long-term agribusiness activities coming from Russia to Nigeria.

Nigerian sugar institute to create thousands of jobs – minister

The Minister of Industry, Trade and investment, Adeniyi Adebayo, says the Nigeria Sugar Institute (NSI) just commissioned in Ilorin, Kwara State, ”will create hundreds of thousands of jobs”.
The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Richard Adeniyi Adebayo, has said the Federal Government will welcome long-term agribusiness activities coming from Russia to Nigeria.

Minister: Investment in sugar industry will provide jobs for youths

Minister of Industry, Trade Investment, Chief Niyi Adebayo, has reiterated commitment of the federal government to partner with private and public investors in the sugar industry to accelerate the nation’s economic growth.
In a demonstration to tackle the menace of ghost workers that has continue to drain the coffers of government, Bauchi State Governor, Sen Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed will hold a public parley with all the stakeholders involved in the payment of workers salaries in the state.

Bauchi signs $70 million investment MOU with UK firm

Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with a PowerDot, a UK-based energy firm for provision of affordable uninterrupted electricity through incineration of municipal solid waste to energy at an affordable cost.
The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, says his ministry is determined to accelerate the pace of industrialisation of Nigeria, to create wealth for citizens.

Nigerian government to accelerate pace of industrialisation – minister

The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, says his ministry is determined to accelerate the pace of industrialisation of Nigeria, to create wealth for citizens.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as said that its staff in Jos Branch, on Tuesday averted what would have been another major fire disaster in the country.

Coronavirus: KanInvest secures N10 billion central bank fund to revive industries in Kano

The KanInvest and Diaspora, in partnership with the Links, a UK-based company and the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN), has secured N10 billion intervention fund from Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in its bid to revive industries affected by the COVID-19 pandemic disease in Kano State.
AMCON chief Ahmed Kuru

AMCON cries out as hope of recovering N4.4 trillion debt dims

As hopes of recovering outstanding N4.4 trillion debt dim, the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) has cried out to all relevant government agencies and stakeholders to join its debt recovery drive as failure to achieve this golden objective will further wreck the economy.
The Small and Medium Enterprise Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN) trained more than 10, 000 young entrepreneurs in the North East region in 2020 on how to manage small businesses profitably.

SMEDAN trains over 10,000 young entrepreneurs in North East

The Small and Medium Enterprise Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN) trained more than 10, 000 young entrepreneurs in the North East region in 2020 on how to manage small businesses profitably.
Minister for Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama has said that the Nigerian Government would use the Forum of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) to seek global support fighting terrorism and increasing Foreign Direct Investments (FDI).

Nigeria, China sign MoU to coordinate cooperation

Nigeria and the government of the Peoples Republic of China on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), to establish an inter-governmental committee that will coordinate the cooperation and relations between both countries.
South Africa’s Trade and Industry Minister Ebrahim Patel on Friday urged manufacturers and farmers in the country to prepare themselves for opportunities in export markets following the launch of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA)

South Africa urges manufacturers, farmers to expand exports through AfCFTA

South Africa’s Trade and Industry Minister Ebrahim Patel on Friday urged manufacturers and farmers in the country to prepare themselves for opportunities in export markets following the launch of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA).

Abia governor signs 2021 Appropriation Bill

The Bill, which was passed by Abia State House of Assembjy Tuesday was presented to the Governor by the Clerk of the House, Sir John Pedro Irokansi in his Aba Lodge where he endorsed the N131,852,752,000.00 (One Hundred and Thirty One Billion, Eight Hundred and Fifty Two Million, Seven Hundred and Fifty Two Thousand Naira Only) Budget made up of N69bn for capital expenditure and N62.8bn for recurrent expenditure.
The Kayode Fayemi administration in Ekiti State says it has defrayed inherited debts to the tune of 31 billion naira since assumption of office.

Governor Fayemi: Ekiti’s urban renewal policy will drive industrial growth

Ekiti State Government has announced its plans to engage more architects as well as partner the Architects Registration Council of Nigeria (ARCON) to ensure that its Urban Renewal Projects meet international standard.
Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi has denied claims that his government has sold off the Ekiti State Governor’s Lodge in Abuja.

Ekiti to engage more architects for urban renewal projects

Ekiti State Government is set to engage more architects and partner with the Architects Registration Council of Nigeria (ARCON), to ensure its Urban Renewal Projects meet international standard.
The governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, has reacted to his victory at the primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Governor Akeredolu: Ondo to construct a jetty

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has said that his administration would construct a jetty in the southern senatorial district of the state.
Mr Adeniyi Adebayo, the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, says the Federal Government has initiated a process to revive the collapsed industries in Kano State.

Nigerian government suspends licensing of free trade zones

According to the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Adeniyi Adebayo, Nigeria is yet to see the potential of FTZs as an instrument for economic growth due to poor implementation.
Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, Minister of Science and Technology, has said that it is only knowledge-based economy that would add value and create a new lease of life for all Nigerians.

Minister: AI to be deployed for mining safety, efficiency

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and other technologies are to be deployed in the area of solid mineral exploitation, says Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu.

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Court orders Ekiti university to reinstate sacked workers

The National Industrial Court in Akure has ordered the Ekiti State University (EKSU), Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State, to reinstate 85 non-teaching staff members sacked by the institution in December 2019.

INEC to hold Aba Reps by-election on March 27

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed March 27, for the Aba North/South Federal Constituency by-election in Abia.
Seventy-five members of the Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorist groups have been killed by the military across the North East in the last six weeks.

Troops foil Boko Haram attack, rescue passengers in Borno

Nigerian troops have foiled an attack from Boko Haram and ISWAP and rescued passengers along the Maiduguri-Damaturu highway in the Auno axis of Borno State.

SSANU, NASU suspends strike after three weeks

The Joint Action Committee, JAC, of non-teaching staff unions of universities has announced the suspension of its three weeks old strike with effect from midnight of February 26.
The Chairman- Chief Executive of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Brig. General Mohamed Buba Marwa, has urged Nigerians to take ownership of the renewed fight against the menace of drug abuse in the country.

NDLEA boss urges Nigerians to take ownership of war against drug abuse

The Chairman/Chief Executive of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Brig. General Mohamed Buba Marwa, has urged Nigerians to take ownership of the renewed fight against the menace of drug abuse in the country.

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The Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, has challenged state and federal lawmakers on the need to partner with governments for youth empowerment.

Niger governor describes NAF plane crash as unfortunate

The Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, has described Sunday’s Nigerian Air Force (NAF) plane crash, which led to the death of seven personnel as unfortunate.
Aston Villa captain, Jack Grealish, has called on the Premier League to continue.

​Aston Villa ban squad, staff from playing Fantasy Football

The Premier League club are furious at a leak of Jack Grealish's injury, which could have inadvertently come from the dressing room.
Luca Attanasio had been Italy’s head of mission in Kinshasa since 2017 and was made ambassador in 2019. Italian foreign ministry-AFP-Getty Images

Italian ambassador killed in DR Congo attack

Italy’s ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo has been killed in an attack in the east of the country, its foreign ministry has said.
As reactions continue to trail appointment of Barrister Effiong Akwa as Sole Administrator of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, a group, the Oron Union has lauded President Muhammadu Buhari for settling for a man they described as “a leader with capacity and capability to effectively confront the developmental challenges bedeviling the region.”

NDDC to train unemployed youths at Innoson Motors

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) said all is now set for the training of indigent Niger Delta youths on technical skills at Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing Company.
The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, has said that more private and public sector collaboration will be encouraged as Nigeria steps up effort to realise its target of boosting domestic gas utilisation.

Niger Delta group dismisses $27 million bribe allegations against Timi Sylva, Simbi Wabote

An advocacy group, Niger Delta Peace Dialogue Initiative, NDPDI, has described as tissues of lies the allegations of $25 million and $2 million bribe taking against the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, and Executive Secretary, Nigerian Local Content Development and Monitoring Board, Chief Simbi Wabote, respectively.