BUSINESS

Nigeria’s active telecom subscribers jump to 153,949,450 – NCC

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says active users of telecommunications services in the country increased to 153,949,450 in November 2016. The telecommunications industry regulator gave the figure in its Monthly Subscriber/Operator Data released on Wednesday in Lagos. It said that ...

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Nigeria’s National airline to begin operation in 2017

Speaking to journalists in Abuja on Wednesday, the Minister of Aviation, Capt. Hadi Sirika, noted that Nigeria will have a very strong, viable national airline before the end of 2017. “When we came in we were very clear on our ...

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FG postpones closure of Abuja airport for repair

The Federal Government has postponed till 8 of March, the scheduled for closure of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport for repair of damaged runways and other facilities. The  decision to shut the airport and divert Abuja-bound flights to Kaduna, an airport ...

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FG to ease passport, license and tax clearance processing in 2017

In its determination to remove bottlenecks in service delivery, the federal government has announced that the process of getting passport, driver’s license, tax clearance among others will be made easy in 2017. Speaking on behalf of the government, the Director-General, ...

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Large deposit of coal found in Sokoto, plus numerous solid minerals in the state

Nigeria’s efforts for economic diversification has received a boost with the discovery of coal deposit in commercial quantity in Sokoto State. The state governor, Aminu Tambuwal, who disclosed this on Monday in Sokoto, the state capital, at a workshop on ...

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NNPC sues for peace in Niger-Delta

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) on Sunday vowed to continue to find sustainable solution to the challenge posed by insurgency in the Niger Delta. The NNPC Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Mr Ndu Ughamadu, said this in ...

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Aero Contractors resumes flight operations today

Aero Contractors airlines on Tuesday announced the resumption of its scheduled services across the country from December 21. The airline’s Chief Executive Officer, Fola Akinkuotu, made the confirmation in a statement in Lagos on Tuesday. Mr. Akinkuotu noted that the ...

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FG, Mobil and oil unions reach agreement to end strike

The Federal Government and the ExxonMobil branch of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) have reached an agreement to end the union’s strike. This is according to a communique signed by Mr Francis Johnson, PENGASSAN; ...

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Unions to shut down Arik Air operations from today over salary arrears

Unions in the aviation sector have directed the commencement of a joint strike at Arik Air, with effect from Tuesday, over the airline’s failure to pay seven months’ salary arrears and other anti-labour practices. The unions gave the directive in ...

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Rice Smugglers continue their business in spite of ban

The smuggling of rice through the land borders has  continued to thrive in Badagry area of Lagos State in spite of the Federal Government’s  ban on the practice. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that markets along Badagry Expressway ...

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