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The Nigeria Export Processing Zones Authority (NEPZA) says N1.45 trillion worth of goods are smuggled into Nigeria annually from Benin Republic.

NEPZA: N1.45 trillion goods smuggled into Nigeria from Benin Republic annually

The Nigeria Export Processing Zones Authority (NEPZA) says N1.45 trillion worth of goods are smuggled into Nigeria annually from Benin Republic.

Industrialist traces youth unemployment to poor energy situation

An industrialist, Alhaji Ganiu Adelani, Chairman/CEO, Adeirorun Enterprises Nigeria Limited, has traced the high level of youth unemployment to the poor state of energy supply, which he said has been stalling industrial growth and other small and medium enterprises (SMEs) that would have provided massive employment in the country.g

PDP tipped for Anambra guber victory

Industrialist and former governorship candidate of the Progressives People’s Alliance (PPA) in Anambra State, Chief Godwin Ezeemo, has tipped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for victory during the governorship election in Anambra State in 2021.
The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said the average cost of refilling a five kilogramme (kg) cylinder of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (Cooking Gas) increased to N2,05.14 in August from N2,01.45 recorded in July.

Fake cylinders: LPG advocate warns ‘bomb-like’ explosions may hit Nigerian homes

Worried by the continued influx of fake and sub-standard Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) cylinders into Nigeria, a cooking gas advocate has warned that Nigerian homes may start experiencing `bomb-like’ explosions in their kitchens soon, caused by fake cylinders.
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Market prayers detrimental to Anambra economy

An industrialist, Chief Rommy Ezeonwuka, has commended the leadership of Anambra State Market Amalgamated Traders Association (ASMATA) for proscribing daily prayers in all markets in the state.
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Sam Ohuabunwa: Monthly federal allocation responsible for lazy states

An industrialist, Mazi Sam Ohuabunwa, has said that the monthly federal allocation being shared by the federating states of Nigeria was responsible for many state being lazy to think outside the box.

Industrialist: Why Nigerian states can’t grow

An industrialist, Mazi Sam Ohuabunwa, has said that the monthly federal allocation being shared by the federating states of Nigeria is responsible for the retardation of Nigerian states and their failure to think outside the box.
Africa's richest man Aliko Dangote

Dangote refinery will transform Nigeria’s economy, eliminate fuel scarcity – Aliko

The President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, says his refinery will eliminate fuel scarcity and transform Nigeria’s economy for decades when it comes on stream.
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Wale Babalakin: Integrity is key to success

The Pro-chancellor of the University of Lagos, Dr. Wale Babalakin (SAN), has said true greatness can be measured by an individual’s integrity and the ability to positively affect the lives of the people around him.
Aliko Dangote, president of Dangote Group, says the conglomerate’s revenue base will hit $30 billion by 2020 — a feat he would have considered impossible 10 years ago.

Aliko Dangote maintains position as Africa’s richest man

Aliko Dangote, the President of Dangote Group, who was ranked Africa’s richest man in the 2019 Forbes Africa’s billionaires list, has remained consistently ahead of the pack for the eighth consecutive year, with a current net worth of $10.3 billion.
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Peter Obi: Nigeria needs economic re-engineering

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Peter Obi, has said that what Nigeria needed now was a team with a firm understanding of global economic realities to plan the re-engineering of the country along those realities.
Bola Tinubu, former Lagos state governor and All Progressives Congress (APC) leader, speaks at a party meeting in Abuja Febuary 17, 2015. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

Bola Tinubu: Political robbers deny Nigeria of competent Senate presidency

The National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, on Saturday in Ibadan said some unnamed political prostitutes and robbers denied Nigeria of vibrant Senate presidency since 2015 when President Muhammadu Buhari took over the reign of governance.

Nicholas Ukachukwu: Why I’m eyeing the Senate

The Anambra South Senatorial candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, (APGA) in the coming 2019 general elections, Prince Nicholas Ukachukwu, has said that he was inspired to throw his heart into the next elections in order to provide services as never been done before in the state.
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Olusegun Aderemi: Kayode Fayemi needs society-minded entrepreneurs to succeed

Olusegun Aderemi, a Lagos based industrialist and Atayero of Aramoko-Ekiti, has described the last administration of Ayo Fayose as a monumental waste to Ekiti State. This is even as he noted that Governor Kayode Fayemi needed society-minded entrepreneurs to succeed.

Enugu guber: Ekene Uzodinma emrges UPP candidate

An industrialist, Ekene Uzodinma, has picked the United Progressive Party (UPP) nomination form for Enugu State governorship election.
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Kwara House of Reps member Funke Adedoyin passes on

A member of the House of Representatives representing Irepodun Isin/Ekiti/Oke Ero Federal Constituency of Kwara State, Ms. Funke Adedoyin, has passed on.

PDP mulls consensus presidential candidate to avoid implosion

Some powerful members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), concerned about the possible implosion of the party after the 5 October primary election to pick a presidential candidate, are in frantic search of a consensus candidate.

2019: APC to hold 1 million-man rally in support of President Buhari

Party faithful of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ikot Ekpene Senatorial District Of Akwa Ibom State have concluded arrangements to hold one-million-man-march in Ikot Ekpene in Akwa Ibom State on Saturday July 21st by 10.00am.

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The Senate on Wednesday waded into the issue of unemployment in the country and recommended solutions to the executive arm of government for adoption and implementation.
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Niger government pledges to pay N30,000 minimum wage next year

The Niger State government has assured the civil servants in the state of its readiness to pay the N30,000 minimum wage starting from next year.

65-year-old man docked for ‘stealing two children’

A 65-year-old businessman, Adamu Nahum, was on Wednesday in Lagos brought before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court over alleged stealing of two children aged four and seven years.