Delta assures its support of inaugural Diaspora population’s business summit

Delta, an oil-rich state, with a gross domestic product economy in excess of $20.79 billion, has assured its Diaspora population of its full support for the forthcoming Diasporal business conference holding in Asaba, the state capital in December. The state’s Diasporans have listed areas of concern for their inaugural business summit to include: agriculture and […]

Imo based Waltersmith’s 5,000-bpd refinery set to provide 500,000 oil downstream jobs

  Buhari orders NNPC, DPR to supply crude, condensate to modular refinery Breaks ground for plant’s 45,000bpd phases 2&3 With Shell’s 600mscf ANOH gas plant, Imo fast acquiring oil/gas hub status But state’s infrastructure worse-off, unemployment widening     Imo State-based 5,000 barrels per day (bpd) Waltersmith modular refinery looks set to provide 500,000 oil […]

Anambra State denies receiving N25bn DMO bond

  Declares state healthy with lowest unemployment at 13.1% against national 27.1% Signposts BudgIT’s best fiscal responsibility index   Anambra, Nigeria’s sub-national with impressive ratings in fiscal responsibility and model in governance by domestic and international assessors, said recent claims by some groups that it has received N25 billion bond from the Debt Management Office […]

Enugu domesticates food, nutrition policy to tackle widening poverty

  Nigeria’s poverty rate jumps 40% UNICEF: 7m children could face severe malnourishment 1-in-3 Nigerian children suffering chronic malnutrition Nigeria 6th world’s lowest in World Bank HCI Enugu mulls 6 months maternity leave for lactating mothers   Enugu State government is moving on with the domestication of the national policy on food and nutrition with […]

Enugu: 2000 rural farmers benefit from World Bank $750m Nigeria CARES programme

  Aims to boost food production, stimulate rural economy To be replicated two other senatorial districts     At least 2,000 indigent and vulnerable rural farmers in Enugu State have received improved inputs for dry season farming under the World Bank-assisted Covid-19 Action Recovery and Economic Stimulus, otherwise called the CARES programme. Findings by Business […]

Nigeria’s sub-regional Anambra building cargo-passenger airport to change air travels dynamics

  Terminal development without foreign loans To compete for passenger share with 17 big terminals, including nearby Asaba, Enugu, Owerri     Nigeria’s sub-regional, Anambra State’s incoming large cargo and passenger airport at Umuleri, Anambra East Local Council of the state, already adjudged as Nigeria’s second biggest airport after the Murtala Mohammed Airport (MMA), Lagos, […]