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Shiroro to pump 600MW December – Daily Trust

Some extra 600 megawatts of electricity is to enter the national grid this December when overhaul work on a gas turbine at Shiroro hydropower station is done. The station’s chief executive officer Daudu Abdulaziz disclosed this during a routine tour of the station by the minister of state for power Darius Ishaku. Abdulaziz said the … Continue reading

First Private Refinery Begins Operation in Rivers State – This Day

By Ejiofor Alike A private refinery owned by Niger Delta Petroleum Resources Ltd (NDPR), a subsidiary of Niger Delta Exploration and Production Plc, has begun operation in Rivers State. The firm has also been granted a Licence to Operate (LTO) by the Federal Government. Built at Ahaoda East Local Government Area of Rivers State, the … Continue reading

Non-Oil Export Earnings Hit 1.5 Billion USD – NEPC

NIGERIA’S non-oil export earnings between the month of January and June 2011 was $1.5 billion, (N240 billion), the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC), has disclosed. The earnings were from the exportation of cocoa; sheep and goat skins leather; sesame seeds and oil; rubber; plastics; cotton yarns and woven fabrics; aluminium; cashew nuts and edible fruits; … Continue reading

How non-oil export can drive Vision 20:2020 – Vanguard News

By Joe Itah FEATURE IN BRIEF The non-oil export, if adequately funded, is the tool to drive Nigeria’s quest to be among the world’s 20 largest economies by year 2020. AT the risk of sounding like a broken record, the story of how Nigeria had once relied majorly on agriculture and agricultural commodities for her … Continue reading

The Enigmatic Emeka Ojukwu

Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu was born on 4 November 1933 at Zungeru in northern Nigeria to Sir Louis Phillippe Odumegwu Ojukwu, a businessman from Nnewi in south-eastern Nigeria. Sir Louis was in the transport business; he took advantage of the business boom during the Second World War to become one of the richest men in Nigeria. Emeka … Continue reading

How Benin-Ore road was transformed

By: Adebayo Kufenji. VANGUARD How Benin-Ore road was transformed November 26, 2011 Viewpoint Few months ago, I remembered vividly how the Honourable Minister of Works, Arc Mike Onolememen engaged critics over the condition of Benin-Ore-Shagamu road where the failed Ore section gave commuters nightmares. That was in August 2011 shortly after he took over in … Continue reading

Boko Haram Suspect Unveils Sponsors – PM News 

One Ali Sanda Konduga, an alleged “spokesman” of the Islamic fundamentalist sect, Boko Haram who was paraded by Nigeria Department of State Security Services on Monday has named some prominent politicians in Borno State as his sponsors. This is even as Marilyn Ogar, spokesperson for DSS told journalists at the press briefing that the arrest … Continue reading

Bankole, Nafada approved N60.4 Billion annually to Reps”, Witness tells court

Via Daily Trust Prosecution witnesses today at the Bankole/Nafada N38 billion loan scam trial told the court that the House of Representatives under the leadership of the accused conspired and increased their allowances and entitlements from the budgeted quarterly sum of N17 million to N42 million each, amounting to N60.480 billion annually. An operative of … Continue reading

Boko Haram has local political patronage, sponsorship – SSS

November 21, 2011 ABUJA  (AFP) – The Nigerian State Security Service, Monday, declared  that the extremist Boko Haram sect, blamed for scores of attacks including the August suicide bombing of UN headquarters, has links to local politicians. The SSS said they had exposed the connections after the arrest and questioning of an alleged spokesman for … Continue reading

Croydon-Based Firm In 25-Year Contract To Grow Rice In Nigeria

Croydon-based Trans4mation Agritech Ltd (T4M) has negotiated an impressive 25-year contract to grow rice in Nigeria, using innovative Vietnamese rice-growing techniques, and is finding joint venture partners with the help of UKTI. The project will give the UK a share of the worldwide rice industry by adapting 30,000 hectares of land in the Niger Delta … Continue reading