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End vandalism of oil installations, Shell charges Niger Delta youths

Igo weli

The Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) has urged youths in the oil producing Niger Delta region to embrace peace and end vandalisation of oil installations in the area. Mr Igo Weli, General Manager, External Relations, SPDC, made the appeal on Thursday, May 17, 2018 in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, during the “Youths Summit for Land East Hub Host Communities’’ programme ...

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Shell boosts domestic gas distribution capacity by 150%

Shell Gas

Shell Nigeria Gas (SNG) Limited has increased its domestic gas distribution capacity by 150% over the last six months. The increase in capacity will enable the company to distribute more than 100 million standard cubic feet of gas per day (MMscf/d) to businesses in its western operations. The new capacity is equivalent to some 400 Megawatts (MW) of gas to ...

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Bonga achieves 763m oil barrels production since inception in 2005

Bayo Ojulari

Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCo) delivered a total of 763 million barrels of oil from the Bonga field between first production in 2005 and 2017, while at the same expanding the field with further drilling of wells in Bonga Phases 2 and 3 and through a subsea tie-back that unlocked the nearby Bonga North West field in August ...

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ECA Conference of Ministers calls for bold action to drive AfCFTA

ECA Conference of Ministers

The potential for the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) to become a powerful tool for driving industrialisation, economic diversification and development has been highlighted at the start of the UN Economic Commission for Africa’s (ECA) Conference of Ministers in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia). The four-day event, holding from May 11 to 15, aims to advance the ambitious initiative to form ...

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Shell fund supports Nigerian contractors with N472b loans


Some 290 Nigerian contractors have received loans worth more than N472 billion under the Shell Contractor Support Fund, which was set up by Shell companies in Nigeria to help vendors and suppliers in the oil and gas industry secure funds at reduced interest rates, relaxed collateral requirements and quicker processing time. Also, Shell Companies in Nigeria awarded contracts worth over ...

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AfDB, Portugal to unlock growth opportunities in Lusaphone countries

Adesina Teresa Ribeiro

To help unlock economic growth, the African Development Bank (afDB) is coordinating the implementation of an integrated development strategy for Portuguese-speaking countries in Africa. In preparation for the rollout of this initiative, the bank and the Government of Portugal have signed an agreement to provide language training to African Development Bank staff interested in learning Portuguese, as well as professional ...

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Realnews launches Mobile App

Maureen Chigbo

The Realnews Magazine and Publications Limited, a Nigerian-based news publication outfit, has created an Android and Windows 10 Mobile Apps for Realnews magazine, its online publication. The Apps can be downloaded via links below for national, regional and international news and breaking stories. The Android link is: The Windows link is: Through the Apps, Realnews will be disseminating well investigated stories on national and international issues ...

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Three $2.4m projects to spur SME development in Africa

Olivier Eweck

Donors to the Fund for African Private Sector Assistance (FAPA) – consisting of the African Development Bank (AfDB), the Government of Japan and the Government of Austria – have approved three catalytic projects totalling some $2,480,000 to stimulate the growth of Africa’s small and medium enterprises (SMEs). These grants will help strengthen the participation of Africa’s SMEs in financial markets and the ...

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Nigeria, EU, UNODC renew commitments against terrorism, unfold new project

Yury Fedotov

The ongoing fight against terrorism in Nigeria received a boost as the European Union unfolded a three-year funding plans commencing in April 2018. This was the highpoint of a final Project Steering Committee meeting involving Nigerian, European Union (EU), and United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) officials to reflect on the achievements made under the second phase of ...

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Africa must build digital infrastructure to compete in 4th Industrial Revolution, says Adesina

Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank

To compete at the accelerated pace of technological innovations and the 4th Industrial Revolution, Africa has to put in more money into training its people and equipping them with the skills they need for the jobs of the future, Akinwumi Adesina, the President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), has said. He also called on African countries to rethink the ...

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