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Dangote acquires $12b foreign gas firm

Dangote acquires $12b foreign gas firm

The Nation reports that Dangote Industries Limited (DIL) has bought Twister B.V., a company headquartered in the Netherlands delivering reliable, high-yield and robust solutions in natural gas processing and separation to the upstream and midstream oil and gas sectors. Twister’s unique separation capabilities are designed for augmenting production and streamlining processes, to capitalise on high-yield gas processing for maximising revenues. Based ...

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Pat Utomi calls on FG to invest in infrastructure to end recession

Pat Utomi calls on FG to invest in infrastructure to end recession

In order for the country to move out of recession, Prof. Pat Utomi, a Political economist and Management analyst, has urged the Federal Government to invest massively in infrastructure. The Nation reports that Prof. Utomi also advised the government to make funds available to micro, small and medium scale enterprises (MSMEs) and boost the production of raw materials for finished goods ...

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Bayelsa LG chairman calls on FG to tackle environmental degradation and erosion

Bayelsa LG chairman calls on FG to tackle environmental degradation and erosion

Reports show that the chairman of Brass Local Government Area, Bayelsa State, Bello Bina, has called on the Federal Government to tackle the issue of environmental degradation and erosion without delay, to prevent possible loss of lives and property. Vanguard reports that Bina said that though the local government administration had taken over some shoreline protection projects abandoned by Niger ...

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Delta threatens to evict illegal land occupants in Asaba

Delta State renovates technical colleges with N2 billion

Delta State Government has made it known, yesterday, that it may be compelled to evict residents of the 5,000 houses allegedly built on government land in the core Area II in the Asaba metropolis at the expiration of the 90 days given to property owners in the affected area to regularise their documents. Vanguard reports that the Chairman of the Land Regularisation ...

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Climate change may pose a challenge to diversification

Climate change may pose a challenge to diversification

Vanguard reports that the Ecosystem Based Adaptation for Food Security Assembly, EBAFOSA, has expressed fears that climate change might be a threat to government’s resolve to diversify the nation’s economy by focusing on agriculture. According to Vanguard, Mr. James Oyesola, the National President of EBAFOSA, while expressing these fears at the World Food Day celebration 2016, tagged Climate is Changing: Food ...

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Flood displaces 4, 000 in Cross River communities

Flood displaces 4, 000 in Cross River communities

Reports show that after a persistent rainfall during the past three weeks in Cross Rivers State, over  4, 000 persons have been displaced and about 900 farms destroyed. The Guardian reports that crops such as rice, cassava, yam, vegetables, cocoa and palms were destroyed by the flood that followed the down pour, in addition, over 1,200 houses were also flooded, causing ...

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NEWMAP restates its intention to complete projects in Cross River

NEWMAP restates its intention to complete projects in Cross River

The Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project, (NEWMAP) has restated its intention to complete all the erosion sites it is currently handling in Cross River State, soon. The Guardian reports that NEWMAP, with funding from the World Bank, is intervening at five gully erosion sites in Atakpa, Ikot Awantim, Nyagasang, Edim Otop and Ikot Ekpo, all located in the Calabar ...

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Adejare speaks on the need to preserve the environment

Lagos State to benefit from C40’s $3b grant to fight climate change

Nigerians have been urged to have zero tolerance for illegal trade in wildlife and sustain the environment, The Guardian reports. The Guardian reports that the Commissioner for Environment in Lagos State, Dr. Babatunde Samuel Adejare, said this at the yearly ‘Walk For Nature’ programme, with the theme: ‘Save Our Heritage,’ organised by the Lagos State government and the Ministry of Environment, ...

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Bello orders suspension of work on Minna-Suleja road project

Bello orders suspension of work on Minna-Suleja road project

 Niger State governor, Abubakar Sani Bello has directed suspension of work on the Minna-Suleja road project, in order to prevent overloaded heavy trucks from plying the road, which is currently under rehabilitation. According to the governor, allowing the trucks to ply the road while been rehabilitated would prevent users from feeling the positive impact of the rehabilitation exercise, The Guardian ...

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FG to put funds in road, housing sectors to boost economy amid recession

Federal Government to spend N270 billion for repair of 50 bridges

The Federal Government plans to put massive funds in construction projects, especially in the road and housing sectors. The Guardian reports that, the Minister of Works, Power and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, who made this at the annual conference of the Quantity Surveyors Registration Board of Nigeria (QSRBN) in Abuja, observed that government believes that massive investment and expenditure in ...

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