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Seafarers programme on course, says NIMASA

Th e Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside has restated the commitment of the Agency to ensuring that all benefi ciaries of the Nigerian Seafarers Development Programme (NSDP) conclude their programme by getting ...

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Dangote sponsors 15th Niger Trade Fair

By David Agba Abuja Africa’s industrial giant, Dangote Group, is sponsoring the ongoing Trade Fair organized by the Niger Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NCCIMA). Th e 15TH Trade Fair holding in Niger state Capital, Minna, has as ...

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Dangote: Giving back to communities

As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), the Dangote Group has rolled out projects meant to positively impact on the lives of the people Benue state. DAVID AGBA reports Benue state Governor, Samuel Ortom has said that Dangote Cement ...

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Equity market increases by N319bn

Stories by Amaka Ifeakandu Lagos Transactions on the fl oor of the Nigeria Stock Exchange (NSE) last week sustained growth by N319 billion. Specifi cally, market capitalization of listed equities increased by 3.27 per cent to N10.064 trillion from N9.745 ...

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AIICO Insurance nets N12.45bn

AIICO Insurance Plc has announced that its underwriting profi t increased 326 percent at the close of fi nancial year ended 31st December 2016. Th e Managing Director, Mr Edwin Igbiti disclosed during a pre- AGM media briefi ng in ...

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Customs insists on rice import ban

Th e Nigeria Customs Services (NCS) insists the ban on rice import over land borders remains in place, as it ramps up fi ght against smuggling. Customs public relations offi cer, Deputy Comptroller Joseph Attah, in an interview, said Customs ...

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‘Why Made-in-Nigeria will boost SMEs’

By David Agba Abuja Th e federal government should be commended for putting the spotlight on local manufacturers through initiatives such as the Made-in-Nigeria Dress Days and an Executive Order compelling state agencies to direct at 40% of procurement to ...

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MPC leaves rates unchanged

By David Agba Abuja The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has left all its basic rates unchanged. These includes; Monetary Policy Rate (MPR): 14 percent; Cash Reserve Ratio (CRR) 22.5 per cent; Liquidity Ratio at ...

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