COVID-19: NDDC votes N1.045bn to assist oil producing states to fight pandemic

…shuts down operations As the Coronavirus pandemic pounds nations around the world, with Nigeria receiving daily infections of the dreaded virus, the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) says it will commit over one billion naira to assist the nine oil-producing states in the Niger Delta region in the fight against the COVID-19. Kemebradikumo Pondei, a […]

NEPZA to remodel Calabar Free Trade Zone into viable industrial park

… power supply hindering growth   Nigeria Export Processing Zones Authority (NEPZA), the regulatory body for industrial free zones in the country, says it would upgrade the Calabar Free Trade Zone (CFTZ), Nigeria’s premier free zone, into a world class industrial estate. The Calabar FTZ was inaugurated in 2001 as Nigeria’s first attempt at joining […]

NEPZA to remodel Calabar Free Trade Zone into viable industrial park 

… power supply hindering growth   Nigeria Export Processing Zones Authority (NEPZA), the regulatory body for industrial free zones in the country, says it would upgrade the Calabar Free Trade Zone (CFTZ), Nigeria’s premier free zone, into a world class industrial estate. The Calabar FTZ was inaugurated in 2001 as Nigeria’s first attempt at joining […]

N1bn monthly pension debts put strains on Abia finances

… Retirees say they’re owed 32 months’ arrears   Abia State, an oil-producing Nigerian sub-national with a 2016 estimated gross domestic product (GDP) in excess of $12.5 billion is straining under rising monthly pension indebtedness to its retired workers. The state government has begun a biometric data capture for all pensioners in the state. Aham Uko, commissioner […]

NDDC delays completion of new head office on  COVID-19 pandemic

  Federal Government quango, Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) announced that it would no longer put up its incoming headquarters, a 13-floor structure, for inauguration by President Muhammadu Buhari by end of the month, citing the Coronavirus pandemic as reason. Cairo Ojougboh, acting director of projects of the commission, said they were accepting the main […]