The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) has begun the training of rural unemployed youths in goat production as an employment strategy in 18 states of the federation. Mr Abubakar Fikpo, the Director General of the NDE, announced on Tuesday at the Orientation Ceremony of Small Stock (Goat) Production Training Scheme...
The National Productivity Centre (NPC) has inaugurated a 12-man Productivity Committee aimed at bringing its objectives closer to the people of Sokoto state. Dr Kashim Akor, the NPC Director-General, who inaugurated the committee on Thursday in Sokoto said the gesture was part of the centre’s mandate to accelerate socio-economic growth...
The Bayelsa Government on Thursday began the construction of first phase of the Nembe-Brass road linking the two coastal local government areas. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the project was inaugurated by the Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, at Nembe. The project, which is one...
 The Lagos State Government says the 7th edition of the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs)  Exclusive Fair will improve operators’ growth opportunities and increase market access to made-in-Lagos products. The Commissioner for Commerce, Industry and Cooperatives, Dr Lola Akande, made this known in a statement on Friday in Lagos. The...
The Imo Government has pledged to increase its support for women entrepreneurs in the state through access to loans. The state’s Commissioner for Women Affairs and Vulnerable Groups, Mrs Nkechinyere Ugwu, made the pledge at a sensitisation workshop for businesswomen and their support providers. The workshop was organised by the Nigerian...
Gov Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia, has directed the management of International Equitable Association (IEA) to ensure youths of its host community, Umuokeyibe Umungasi, Aba, are given employment. This directive is contained in a statement signed by Abia Commissioner for Trade and Investment, Chief Okiyi Kalu and made available to News...
Dangote Cement Plc, on Wednesday launched the Dangote Articulated Truck Driving School in a move aimed at inculcating safe driving culture in its drivers so as to stem the tide of road crashes. The opening of the school in partnership with the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), the Company management...
The Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, will on Thursday inaugurate the construction of the Nembe-Brass road project in Bayelsa.   The long-awaited project, on the drawing board of the federal government for decades, is being undertaken by the Gov. Douye Diri’s administration in Bayelsa, which awarded its construction...
Mr Olukayode Pitan, Managing Director, Bank of Industry (BOI), on Thursday called on stakeholders globally to put an end to gender-based bias in the political space, workplaces, and all spheres of human endeavours. Pitan made the call at the 2022 edition of the BOI International Women’s Day celebration with the...
A business analyst, Dr Muda Yusuf, has advised the Federal Government to expand its tax net to reduce borrowings from foreign countries to boost the nation’s revenues. Yusuf, Chief Executive Officer, Centre for the Promotion of Private Enterprise(CPPE), gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria...
The African Development Bank (AfDB) and other co-financing partners’ portfolio in Nigeria increased by 2.031 billion dollars between 2019 and 2021. The Director-General, Nigeria Country Department, Mr Lamin Barrow, disclosed this on Thursday in Abuja at the opening of the 2022 Country Portfolio Performance Review (CPPR) workshop. According to him, with...
Some notable Nigerian women have emphasised the need to end gender bias against women globally by advocating gender parity mechanisms across all spheres of human interactions. They spoke at the 2022 edition of the Bank of Industry (BoI) International Women’s Day celebration on Thursday in Lagos. Mrs Mariam Katagum, Minister of...
The Aig-Imoukhuede Foundation is set to train 3,000 public sector workers in its public leaders programme over the next 30 years. Chairman of the Foundation, Mr Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede said this at the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Foundation and the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS). According to...
Vitafoam Nigeria Plc, a leading manufacturer of rigid foams and other household materials, has rewarded its shareholders with a total dividend of N1.9 billion dividend for the year ended Dec. 31, 2021, translating to N1.50 per share. Its Chairman, Dr Bamidele Makanjuola, made the disclosure at the company’s hybrid 60th...
The Naira on Tuesday appreciated at the Investors and Exporters window, exchanging at N420.27 to the dollar, a 0.25 per cent appreciation against N421.33 traded on Monday. The open indicative rate closed at N420.71 to the dollar on Tuesday. An exchange rate of N444.00 to the dollar was the highest rate...
The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) has tasked the state residents to adopt Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) as a cleaner, safer and alternative cooking energy source. Dr Chinyere Almona, Director-General, LCCI, gave the advice at the LCCI sensitisation exercise held at the Agbado Oke Odo on Friday in...
The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, says government is taking steps to expand and develop its huge gas resources through enhanced gas exploration, development and utilisation schemes. Sylva disclosed this at the 10th-Year Anniversary Celebration of West African Gas Pipeline Company Limited (WAPCo) on Friday, in...