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World Environment Day: What vultures’ decline portends for health, economy – NCF

Vultures

Director General, Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF), Adeniyi Karunwi, is bothered by the rate at which vultures are declining. In this treatise, he emphasises that people need to be aware of the good services vultures provide to them, and as such participate in tackling the troubles faced by the endangered birds The decline of vultures in Nigeria should be everyone’s concern ...

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Nigeria drafts plan to achieve economic diversity through agricultural investments

Chief Audu Ogbeh

Nigeria aims to be a leading light for continent-wide effort to harness the potential of food production to become a significant source of jobs on and off the farm The Nigerian Government in Abuja on Wednesday, February 22 2017 welcomed senior officials from the African Union Commission and agriculture experts from across the continent for an intensive three-day meeting to ...

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New housing fund will stimulate economy, says minister

Kemi-Adeosun-finance-minister

Finance Minister, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, has disclosed that the N500 billion housing funding approved by the National Executive Council last week will stimulate economic activities and return the economy to the path of growth. Adeosun told journalists in her office in Abuja recently that a mass housing scheme that would make Nigerians become homeowners under a mortgage arrangement would commence ...

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Propel your way out of recession, Adesina urges Nigeria

Akinwumi Adesina

Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), on Monday in Abuja stressed the need Monday for Nigeria to put in place the right incentives to boost private investment, revive growth and move out of recession. He also reassured authorities of the Bank’s unwavering support during these difficult times. “What is needed is not only to spend your way ...

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FG to release N350 billion for capital projects

Kemi Adeosun

Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, has disclosed that a sum of N350 billion capital votes will be released immediately into the system as the Federal Government continues to tackle the economic crisis currently facing the nation. The minister, who spoke at a press briefing in Abuja on Friday, said the current administration is not backing down on its decision to ...

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Eurobonds offer succour for budget financing

Dr. Abraham Nwankwo

As the Federal Government begins the process of borrowing from the international markets, by way of floating $1 billion Eurobonds, all eyes are on the relevant authorities for proper utilisation of the bonds The Debt Management Office (DMO) on behalf of the Federal Government has commenced bids for the engagement of two international banks as joint lead managers and a ...

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Adeosun: Why genuine exporters should get tax relief

Kemi Adeosun

Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, on Thursday sought the understanding of members of the private sector in the ongoing policy review by the current administration. The minister, who spoke during the visit of the leadership of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group, (NESG) to her office in Abuja, challenged the private sector body to come up with policies which are implementable ...

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WorldStage Economic Summit 2016 to address unemployment challenges

Kemi Adeosun

With a total of 22.4 million Nigerians unemployed or under‐employed out of the 76.9 million total labour force, Worldstage Economic Summit (WES) 2016 (http://worldstagegroup.com/wes/) will be hosted in Lagos between September 7- 8, 2016 to address the  unemployment challenges in the African biggest economy. According to Mr Segun Adeleye, President/CEO, World Stage Limited (www.worldstagegroup.com), the organisers, “The alarming rate of ...

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New Debt Management Strategy unveiled

Dr. Abraham Nwankwo

The Federal Government has unveiled a new debt management strategy to run from 2016 to 2019 with a marginal increase in external borrowing, increased commitment to capital projects execution and long as against short term borrowing. Director General of the Debt Management Office (DMO), Dr. Abraham Nwankwo, revealed the three-year debt management strategy on Monday in Abuja. According to Nwankwo, ...

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Nigeria advised on solid minerals exploitation

Dr. Kayode Fayemi

As the country seeks to diversify the economy to non-oil base following dwindling oil price, Nigeria has been advised not to be in a hurry to exploit its rich solid mineral deposits while facilities to process the resources are yet to be in place. Advisor, Business Development Unit, West African Institute for Financial and Economic Management (WAIFEM) Prof. Douglason Omotor, ...

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