MAN seeks Ikpeazu’s intervention over outrageous revenue demands 

MAN seeks Ikpeazu's intervention over outrageous revenue demands 

By Dikachi Elemba, in Owerri.    The Imo/Abia branch of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN), has appealed to  governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State to intervene and halt the prevailing outrageous revenue demands by various revenue agencies in the state.   The message was conveyed by Jude Eluma, chairman of the branch, who also […]

Cross River drives cocoa production with 100,000 nurseries support for farmers

Cross River drives cocoa production with 100,000 nurseries support for farmers

The Cross River State government said it has intensified  its commitment towards becoming a leading cocoa producer with the provision of 100,000 cocoa nurseries to help revamp cocoa farms in the southern senatorial district of the state. The gesture, according to Ben Ayade, governor of the second largest cocoa producing state, is in line with […]

Oil-rich Rivers State proposes N483bn budget for fiscal 2022

Oil-rich Rivers State proposes N483bn budget for fiscal 2022

Capex N314.90bn outpaces recurrent N144.76bn GDP growth of 3.5%; inflation 13.5%; N410/$ exchange rate Oil-rich Rivers State plans to spend N483.17 billion in the 2022 fiscal year as Governor Nyesom Wike presented the appropriation bill to the state House of Assembly for consideration. He christened it a budget of consolidation.   He said the policy […]

Elechi, PHCCIMA new president,  assures progressive, inclusive leadership 

Elechi, PHCCIMA new president,  assures progressive, inclusive leadership 

Mike Elechi, commercial farmer, agriculturist, and industrialist who recently emerged as the new president of the Port Harcourt Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines, Agriculture and Technology (PHCCIMA), after taking over from Nabil Ahmed Saleh during PHCCIMA’s 2021 elective annual general meeting held at the PHCCIMA council hall in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, has assured of […]

Akwa Ibom woos German investors, positions $3bn free trade zone as bait

Akwa Ibom woos German investors, positions $3bn free trade zone as bait

Akwa Ibom, a littoral oil-rich state, which also picks the biggest federal revenue allocation, is positioning its incoming $3 billion free trade zone as a bait to woo German investors, the target being to secure sizable foreign direct investment (FDI) from Europe’s biggest economy.   A recent survey indicated that the South-South region, despite being […]