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NIPR vows to fish out quacks

By Usman Ibn A. Lapai Kaduna Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) has stated that it would not relent in its efforts toward fighting quacks in the profession and fish them out. Its national vice-president, Malam Mukhtar Sirajo, disclosed this ...

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No plan to increase fuel price – NNPC

By Benjamin Umuteme Abuja Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has once again emphasised that there “is no plan to increase the prices of petroleum products both at the ex-depot level and pump price ahead of the forthcoming Yuletide.” The NNPC, ...

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Emefiele tasks graduates on job creation

  The Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele has challenged the graduating students of University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) to explore and take advantage of the present challenges confronting the country to become employers of labour. Mr. ...

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CAR is Afremixbank’s latest entrant

By David Agba The number of African countries represented on the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) as participating states and/or shareholders has risen to 49 with the presentation of an Instrument of Accession to the Bank by the Central African Republic ...

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Community shuts oil wells in Bayelsa

Some members of a community in Bayelsa have disrupted oil production at Adibawa Oil field operated by Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC), shutting two oil wells. A reliable source, who pleaded anonymity, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that ...

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NNPC assures of adequate products nationwide

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has stated its commitment to ensuring copious supply of petroleum products across the country to aid hitch-free movement of motorists during and beyond the Festive Season. The Corporation noted this following reports of threats ...

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Weeds take over mile 2 jetty

Three months after the Mile 2 Jetty was expected to commence, Blueprint can authoritatively report that the site had been taken over by weeds. The jetty was expected to be rehabilitated under Build, Operate and Transfer (BOT) business model as ...

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Continental Re gross premium hits 25%

Pan-African reinsurer, Continental Reinsurance Plc’s gross premium income rose by 25 per cent to N21.86 billion in the nine months financial period of 2017, from N17.51 billion in the corresponding period of 2016. Its underwriting profit grew by 178 per ...

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Growth: CIIN to register 3,000 professionals

Stories by David Agba, with agencies Poised to further deepen insurance penetration in Nigeria, the Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigerian (CIIN) has concluded plans to register additional 3,000 members for the Institute in the next one year. The President, CIIN, ...

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CBN boosts Forex market with $210m

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), advanced the inter-bank foreign exchange market with another $210,000,000. According to Acting Director, Corporate Communications Department, CBN, Mr. Isaac Okorafor, the sum of $100million was offered to the wholesale segment, while the Small and ...

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World youth unemployment to hit 70.9m

By Benjamin Umuteme Abuja International Labour Organisation’s Global Employment Trends for Youth 2017 estimated that youth unemployment is expected to reach 70.9 million by the end of 2017. The report also noted that it is an improvement from the crisis ...

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Fitch assigns B+ to Nigeria debt notes

Rating agency, FITCH, has assigned the final rating of ‘B+’ to Nigeria’s debt notes, consisting of N1.5 billion 6.5 percent senior unsecured notes due November 28, 2027 and N1.5 billion 7.625 percent senior unsecured notes due November 28, 2047. According ...

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