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    From Nat Amogu, Lagos….. The Bank of industry (BOI) is collaborating with various state governments, such as Ondo, Osun, Kwara and Niger to boost small hydro power projects to serve clusters of Small and Medium Enterprises(SMEs), provide  financial support for clusters of co-operatives who ordinarily have been excluded from access to finance due to collateral ...
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    Nigeria, South Africa and Egypt top the list of African countries that have hemorrhaged billions of dollars gained from corruption, kickbacks, tax evasion and other illicit activities since 1980, according to a Reuters report citing a new study shows. Africa has lost at least $1.2 to 1.4 trillion in illicit financial flows – commonly called ...
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    A former consultant for pipeline contractor Willbros International Inc. was sentenced  for his role in a scheme to pay more than $6 million in bribes to government and political party officials in Nigeria. Paul G. Novak, 46, was ordered to serve 15 months in prison. He appeared in federal court in Texas. Novak was also ...
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    First Lady of Ogun State, Mrs. Olufunso Amosun, has commended Airtel Nigeria for partnering with the State Government in providing educational opportunities for less privileged children and for uplifting the standard of education in the country. She spoke at the commissioning ceremony of one of Airtel’s adopted schools in the State, St. John’s Primary School, ...
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    The Nigerian Bar Association, (NBA) on has asked the members of the factionalised Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) to resolve their differences and focus on the delivery of the dividends of democracy. The NBA said unity among the governors would guarantee the sustenance of democracy in the country. Also as a way of cementing the foundation ...
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    The way forward What we are trying to do basically is instituting crisis management procedures in order to enhance decision-making. This is also to connect different stakeholders – state governors, ministers and members of the National Security Council, with media element attached. You know that today, when things happen, (people expect) information officers to address ...
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    On this year’s Democracy Day, this writer visited what was thought to be a mini-exhibition showcasing proudly Delta products. The venue was the Convention Centre in Asaba. It was an exhibition to complement a seminar on Micro, Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (MSMEs) held in the state to mark the Democracy Day. Like a typical ...
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    The decision by Loblaw Companies Limited to chop 700 jobs from the payroll in administration and at head office in Brampton on Tuesday was met with mixed reviews from analysts and investors. After the announcement, shares rose 84 cents and closed at $34.72. Loblaw has been upgrading its supply chain technology and infrastructure and while ...
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    Did anyone really think Robsten wouldn’t survive a little cheating scandal? Of course not. Since word of their much-anticipated reconciliation broke this week, the Twilight twosome seemed to go out of their way to publicly flaunt their reunion. Yep, Christmas came early for the Twi-hards. Rob and Kristen back together—on Breaking Dawn Part 2 poster! ...
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    In his first acknowledgment that his personal brand has been damaged by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency’s voluminous account of what it characterized as “serial cheating” throughout his cycling career, Lance Armstrong resigned as chairman of the Livestrong Foundation he created to help cancer patients, he announced Wednesday. And in a further blow to Armstrong’s reputation, ...