Akwa Ibom governor plans LNG, refinery, petro-chem, fertilizer plants by 2023

…inaugurates 500-tonne flour mill factory     Akwa Ibom, currently Nigeria’s richest oil state by revenue allocation from FAAC, says it is using the recently inaugurated 500 metric tonnes flour mill factory in Onna to signpost the building of five brand new high-ticket industrial concerns in the state in the next three and-a-half years. The […]

NEPC says Cross River has comparative advantage to export cocoa, rice

…as dearth of storage, processing facilities hamper growth The Nigeran Export Promotion Council (NEPC), the leading Federal Government agency charged with the responsibility of promoting non-oil exports as the key driver of the Nigerian economy, by working to get Nigerian private sector to engage in product exports, says Cross River State has capacity to engage […]

NERC orders PHED to remove killer high tension pole in Calabar


…as Disco is swamped by customer-related grievances The Nigerian Electricity Regulation Commission (NERC) has ordered the Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company (PHED) to decommission its precariously positioned high-tension electricity supply pole in Nyang Asang, a densely populated settlement in Calabar Municipality council, which snapped five years ago killing tens of football fans at a viewing […]

DFID`s funded Mafita initiate ‘crowdfunding’ window for northern youths

Jacob Ajakaiye, in Kano The management of Mafita has initiated a multi-million naira funding window tagged “crowdfunding”, as a way of sustaining the youth empowerment programmes it is implementing in northern Nigeria. Under the crowdfunding scheme, the beneficiaries of the Mafita programme, which is currently being funded by the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development […]