Delta communities provide 33,000 ha of land for CBN oil palm initiative

…as apex bank plans 1.2m ha by 2023 Some 28 communities in Delta State have donated 33,000 hectares of their land to welcome a Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Oil Palm Development Initiative (CBN-OPDI). The CBN-OPDI aims at establishing 1.2 million hectares of oil palm plantations between 2019 and 2023, so as move the country […]

Toyota sets up auto care centre in Abia, aims to create jobs


Unique Integrated Auto Centre, an arm of Toyota Auto Centre Nigeria has unveiled a branch in Abia State. It is located at the Umuahia end of the Enugu-Port Harcourt expressway. Jaja Ihesiaba, one of the directors of the auto care centre, said, the place would serve as sales of Toyota and Jac vehicle parts, and […]

NADDC drills auto-mechanics on repair, maintenance of modern heavy-duty vehicles in South-east

The Federal Government, through the National Automobile Design and Development Council (NDDC), has begun the training of some 30 auto-mechanics and technicians selected from the five South Eastern states of Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu and Imo. The exercise is aimed at specializing them on repair of modern heavy-duty vehicles, especially given its electronically manipulated system. […]

Delta BIR recovers N20m personal income tax, penalties from eight firms

Delta State Board of Internal Revenue (DBIR) has recovered N20 million from backlog of personal income taxes (PIT) and penalties from eight companies within Warri and Efurun axis of the state. According to Monday Onyeme, executive chairman of DBIR, the board undertook an enforcement exercise on some tax defaulting companies in Effurun and Warri. Christopher […]

Abia rice farmers protest NIRSAL’s failure to release fund

…but agency claims they’re yet to meet requirements …as state receives improved seedlings from Cross River’s factory Several dozens of rice farmers in Abia State under the aegis of Rice Famers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN) are protesting the refusal (for so it seems) of Nigeria Incentive Risk-based Sharing for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL) to release funds […]

Traffic: Wike begins early works on one-of-three Port Harcourt flyover bridges

   but experts want multi-modal transport system     Traffic snarls, daily occurrences on three of Port Harcourt’s major arteries are set to ease, and thousands of residents and motorists are preparing to welcome the days of traffic relief, when Governor Nyesom Wike delivers on the promised three flyover bridges at Garrison Roundabout (Aba Road) […]