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Fatalities as fire guts plaza in Lagos Balogun Market


Several people were feared dead and others injured when a six-storey plaza in the heart of the popular Balogun Market in Lagos State was gutted by fire on Thursday. The News Agency of Nigerian (NAN) reports that the plaza is surrounded by several important businesses, which include Union Bank, Diamond Bank and the United Bank for Africa. NAN also observed ...

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Shell to empower 150 Niger Delta youths


Another 150 youths from the Niger Delta are to benefit from the 2015 LiveWIRE programme of the Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC) operated Joint Venture, bringing the total number of beneficiaries to over 6,000 since the launch of the programme in 2003. LiveWIRE is a flagship youth enterprise development programme which provides access to training, business development services ...

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Nigeria debt management template excites African countries


In its nearly two decades of existence, Nigeria’s Debt Management Office (DMO) has not ceased to attract public interest in the discharge of its statutory duties. Coming at a time when the country was battling with stifling foreign and local debt, it was natural that the attention of the world was glued to the DMO from its inception in 2000. ...

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56 UK, Nigerian firms explore opportunities in Shell-sponsored summit


A total of 100 delegates representing 56 companies from Nigeria and the United Kingdom explored opportunities for collaboration at the annual Nigeria-UK Supplier Engagement programme organised by Shell Nigeria Exploration Company Ltd (SNEPCo) in conjunction with the United Kingdom Trade and Investment (UKTI). The event which held in Lagos on 30th July brought together companies engaged in a wide variety ...

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Nigerian, British firms agree 27 partnerships in Shell sponsored-collaboration


A total of 27 partnerships have been agreed by Nigerian and British companies under the auspices of the annual Nigeria-UK engagement programme sponsored by the Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company Limited (SNEPCo). The partnerships cover a wide range of oil and gas activities including engineering, maintenance, fabrication and support services and were the outcome of several business summits held ...

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Sundiata Post unveiling: Femi Adesina urges online publishers on credibility


Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, on Tuesday in Abuja urged online publishers to ensure credibility in order to secure the future of online media in the country. Mr. Adesina gave the advice while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on the sideline of the official unveiling of `Sundiata Post’ online newspaper. ...

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Safety managers decry oil tankers-induced fire outbreaks


Lagosians woke on Tuesday, June 2, 2015 to witness yet another fire outbreak  in the Iyana-Ipaja area of the State. The blaze is said to have started June 2, 2015, after a fuel-laden tanker fell off a bridge and exploded along the Lagos-Abeokuta expressway.   Within a few days interval, a tanker, carrying about 33,000 litres of Automotive Gas Oil (diesel) ...

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Prince Lekan Fadina joins the Energy Collective

Prince Lekan Fadina

Energy Collective, a group of the world’s notable thinkers on energy and climate, has invited Prince Lekan Fadina to join its membership of network of energy and environment professionals. Energy Collective is an independent moderated forum of the world’s best commentators and analysts on energy policy, climate change, energy technologies and energy innovation. According to a statement signed by Dr. A. Akintoye, ...

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Lufthansa pilots hold another strike

Lufthansa said a pilots’ strike later on Friday will mean cancelling 200 flights and hit the travel plans of about 250,000 passengers.   The German airline has been locked in a dispute with the Vereinigung Cockpit union over an early retirement scheme.   Lufthansa said short-haul and medium-haul flights leaving Frankfurt airport, Europe’s third largest, will be hit.   Pilots ...

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