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  • Need To Open Up Bayelsa For Business

    LEADERSHIP: Management aficionado, Peter Drucker, declares that management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things. The leadership of Bayelsa State and indeed all oil producing communities would do well to take heed of this time tested maxim. At a recently concluded forum to debate the economic future ...

  • Boosting African Economy Via Investment In ICT

    LEADERSHIP: The rapid development of information and communication technology (ICT) in the last 20 years has dramatically changed the way people live, work and communicate. According to the World Bank’s World Development Report, ICT can create significant economic benefits for a nation. When broadband penetration rose by 10%, GDP for ...

  • FG Urged To Establish Bureau Of Mines

    LEADERSHIP: The federal government has been called upon to establish a bureau of mines to ensure the development of the mineral sector in the overall interest of the economy. The appeal was made on Wednesday by a University of Port-Harcourt don, Dr Joseph Nwosu, who was presenting a paper on ...

  • FEC Approves $247.3m Foreign Loan For Electrification

    LEADERSHIP: The Federal Executive Council, FEC, yesterday approved $247.3 million loan facility from the African Development Bank, AfDB and French Government. Disclosing this while briefing State House correspondents after the FEC meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Council, Presidential Villa, Abuja, minister of Finance, Hajia Zainab Ahmed ...

  • Ghana Solicits ECOWAS Support For Bid To Host AfCFTA Secretariat

    LEADERSHIP: As the eventual takeoff of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), draws nearer, Ghana has solicited the support of the ECOWAS  in its bid to host the Secretariat of the propose continental free trade initiative, in its capital, Accra. This Ghanaian minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, ...

  • ACOMORAN Boss Begs FG Not To Disband Tricycles

    LEADERSHIP: The newly elected National President of the Amalgamated Commercial Tricycle and Motorcycle Owners, Repairs and Riders Association of Nigeria (ACOMORAN), Alhaji Samsudeen Apelogun has appealed to the federal government not to disband tricycle and motorcycle business in the country. Apelogun emphatically stated that banning tricycle and motorcycle business across ...

  • The Role Of The NCC In National Security

    LEADERSHIP: The spate of kidnappings, banditry and   other security challenges in parts of the country have generated heated criticisms against the Federal Government and some of its institutions, including the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC), the regulatory agency responsible for ensuring that    telephony Mobile Network  Operators (MNOs) do their business in ...

  • Nigeria Customs Begins Recruitment Of 3,200 Officers

    LEADERSHIP: The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) said that it will open its portal to applications from interested Nigerians to apply for the positions of Support Staff for Superintendent Cadre category, Customs Inspector and Customs Assistant Cadre in the General Duty category. 3,200 vacancies exist for prospective officers and men to ...

  • Keystone Bank, Others Partner Mojec To Roll Out Prepaid Meters

    LEADERSHIP: Mojec Meter Assets Management Company, a subsidiary of Mojec International Limited, has announced partnership with Keystone Bank Limited and other leading banks in Nigeria to provide retail financing for rollout of prepaid meters to its customers within the coverage area of its partner Distribution Companies (DISCOs) across the country. ...

  • FG Signs N14.7bn MoU For ECOWAS Biometric Card

    LEADERSHIP: The federal government yesterday, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) under Public Private Partnership  (PPP) arrangement as a contractor – Financed Scheme in favour of Messrs Euphoria Press Limited, over a concession period of ten years to produce  13million internationally compliant ECOWAS Biometric Identity Cards at the cost of  ...

  • Only Prudently Managed States Can Access Foreign Loans, Says Edo Govt

    LEADERSHIP: …assures on judicious use of credit The Edo State Government has allayed fears that the state’s foreign debt profile was worrisome, arguing that the credits which the state enjoys were accessed as a result of the state’s transparent governance and prudent financial management. The Debt Management Office (DMO) recently ...

  • After Long Recess, KDHA Passes 3 Bills Into Law

    LEADERSHIP: Kaduna House of Assembly passes three bills in to law as it resume from the long recess. The passage followed the presentation of reports by the committee on commerce, industry and tourism, and the committee on Agriculture and forestry in which the standard rules of the house in the ...

  • Nigeria To Negotiate Future International Investment Agreements

    LEADERSHIP: The Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC) has said that Nigeria would negotiate future international investment agreements using a set of parameters that would ensure a balance between investors’ interests and the developmental objectives of the country. Executive secretary/CEO of the Commission, Ms Yewande Sadiku, made this remark as lead ...

  • Namibia Boosts Bilateral Trade With New Lagos Visa Office

    LEADERSHIP: With over 60 per cent of travelers to Namibia residing in Lagos and surrounding states, High Commission of Namibia in partnership with Air Namibia has opened a visa processing desk in Lagos. The visa processing office located at the GHI House in Ikeja GRA, Lagos was yesterday opened to ...

  • ABCON Calls For Power Sector Reforms

    LEADERSHIP: The Association of Bureaux De Change Operators of Nigeria (ABCON) has called on the federal government to implement the power sector reform programme as measure toward improving the country’s ranking on the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business. The association also urged BDCs to apply the principle of currency ...

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