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South-East traders reject new increment in Customs import duty

The South East Amalgamated Markets Traders Association (SEAMATA), has criticised and rejected the recent “astronomical and indiscriminate” increment in the import duty on cargoes charged by Nigerian Customs. SEAMATA is the umbrella union of traders in all the markets in

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NCC Director, Oshadami, Wins CIO Of The Year award For MDAs

The status of the Nigerian Communications Commission as a flagship public sector brand, got another fillip, yesterday, as Engr. Abraham Oshadami, a Deputy Director at the Commission and Head of Spectrum Database Management, was declared winner of the CIO OF

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African Ministers Call for 5% Budget For Water, Sanitation

By Mariam Sanni, Abuja  The African Ministers’ Council on Water, AMCOW, has called on the Government to recommit to both the 2003 PANAFCON commitment of allocating at least 5% of budgets for water and sanitation. The call was made in

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Aviation Fuel: Emmanuel Seeks Partnership With NNPC For Modular Refinery In A’Ibom

BY INIOBONG SUNDAY, UYO Worried by the ongoing crises in the oil sector of the nation’s economy, Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom state has solicited for partnership with the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) for license to establish a

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NCC Enlightens BUK Students, Others On Rights, Privileges As Telecoms Consumers

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has hosted another edition of Campus Conversation (CC), at the weekend in Bayero University, Kano (BUK), where officials of the Commission engaged in intensive enlightenment of students of the varsity on their rights and privileges

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FG Rejects 90% Of Airlines’ Applications For Expatriates To Boost Local Jobs – Sirika

By Cyril Ogar The Federal Government has said it rejected 90 per cent of the applications by airline operators for expert quotas in their businesses. It said the rejection was basically in order to ensure that Nigerians were given such

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Danbatta Tasks NODITS On Effective Actualisation Of Mandates

…Lists Management’s expectations  The Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (EVC/CEO) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, has urged the Nigeria Office for Developing the Indigenous Telecom Sector (NODITS) on the need to ensure effective

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Harmonisation Of W/Africa Organic Agriculture Standards Will Enhance Regional Trade – Experts

By Joel Ajayi  Organic Agriculture practice experts say harmonisation of its standards among the 15 ECOWAS members will enhance quality trade in certified produce and products in the region. They gave the assurance at the closing day of the 6th

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Oil Sector GDP Contribution Drops By N270bn In Nine Months

By Charles Ebi The contribution of crude petroleum and natural gas sector, which is a subsector under the mining and quarrying sector, to Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product dropped from N2.82tn in the first quarter of 2021 to N2.55tn in the

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CBN Launches Tertiary Institutions Youth Empowerment With N30m For 6 Beneficiaries

As a way of tackling the problem of  growing youth unemployment in Nigeria, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Thursday  formally launched the Tertiary Institutions Entrepreneurship Scheme (TIES) in Abuja. The apex bank also presented cheques of N5million each to six

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