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Chevron Sponsors Nigerian Graduates on Deep Water Technology

Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL), operator of the joint venture between the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and Chevron Corporation is sponsoring qualified young Nigerians to a training course on Remotely -Operated Vehicle ( ROV), overseas. A remotely-operated vehicle, also known as an underwater robot, is commonly used in deep-water operations for offshore extraction of oil … Continue reading

Go back to work or lose your jobs, FG Declares War on ASUU, Orders VCs to Advertise for New Staff

The Federal Government on Thursday directed the immediate re-opening of all Federal Universities in Nigeria. It also directed that the position of any academic staff who does not resume by December 4th, 2013 should be declared vacant and advertised. …Details to follow http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/fg-declares-war-on-asuu-orders-vcs-to-advertise-for-new-staff/165438/

Lafarge to sell excess electricity to help boost Nigeria output

Lafarge Cement WAPCO Nigeria Plc (WAPCO), the country’s second-biggest cement maker, plans to sell about 40 megawatts of excess electricity to help ease power shortages in Nigeria. The company, 60 percent owned by Paris-based Lafarge SA (LG), uses only 40 to 50 megawatts out of 90 megawatts generated by its local power plant, Michael Awanayah, … Continue reading

Nigeria overtakes South Africa as biggest cement manufacturer in SSA

Nigeria has beaten South Africa as the biggest cement manufacturer in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), making it the third-largest in the broader Middle East, only lagging behind Egypt and Saudi Arabia, a 2013 research by Renaissance Capital has revealed. Nigeria’s current industry capacity surpassed the 20mn tpa mark, reaching 28mnt, well above South Africa’s production of … Continue reading

CBN links positive inflationary rate to agric transformation agenda… annual food importation in the country had been reduced to N857 billion as against N1.3 trillion

For the first time since 2008, the inflationary rate in Nigeria has come down to 7.8 percent from 8 percent, according to reports from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS). Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, governor, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), attributed this to a modern agricultural financial strategy adopted by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture in … Continue reading

Chancellors Order Universities To Reopen

The Committee of Pro-Chancellors of Federal Universities on Tuesday called for the immediate re-opening of all shut down universities across the country. This is contained in a communiqué signed by the committee’s Chairman, Prof. Kimse Okoko, released in Abuja on Tuesday.The communiqué was issued at the end of the committee’s meeting to discuss the lingering strike … Continue reading


About 2, 672 federal civil servants scaled through this year’s directorate level promotion examinations, representing more than 29 percent increase compared to those who sat for same exams last year. A press statement signed by the spokesman of the Federal Civil Service Commission (FCSC) Joel Oruche said a total of 4, 493 officers participated in … Continue reading

In C’River, it’s water for all • Residents celebrate, borehole owners lament

For borehole owners and water vendors in Cross River State, particularly in Calabar, the state capital, these are definitely not the best of times. Unlike what obtained in the past when they used to smile to the banks, business is dwindling by the day. But, as they say, one man’s meat is another man’s poison. … Continue reading

Non-oil export earnings rise 362.0% on increased manufacturing proceeds

Earnings from non-oil sector of the economy rose by 236.4 percent in third quarter of 2013 and 362.0 percent above the level in the corresponding quarter of 2012, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has said. According to the third quarter economic report released by the CBN last night, total non-oil export earnings by Nigerian … Continue reading

20,000 drivers’ licences ready for collection in Lagos

Lagos  State governor, Mr. Babatnde Fashola  has visited the drivers’ licence Facility at Ojodu to complete   his driver’s license process, directing all the agencies concerned to publicise the fact that over 20,000 licences are ready for collection across the state. The governor went through eye and written tests with the Vehicle Inspection Service, VIS, and … Continue reading

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