Tag: Nigeria

Dangote Refinery promises an end to fuel scarcity when Refinery takes off

Dangote Refinery promises an end to fuel scarcity when Refinery takes off

BUSINESS, TECHNOLOGY
LAGOS, Nigeria:Returnee indigenous India trained Graduate engineers of the Dangote Refinery (www.Dangote.com) have promised to deploy the knowledge and skills acquired during the training to ensure Nigeria is saved the embarrassment of fuel scarcity when the refinery come on stream. The engineers who described their experience as second to none in the history of Nigeria oil and gas sector said never again would Nigeria experience fuel scarcity as the Dangote refinery would be operated in the most efficient manner. Dangote Oil Refinery Company had in preparation for take off sent in batches local Graduate s engineers to Bharat Refinery in India, arguably the biggest in the world for training in refinery operation and production. The nation is anxiously awaiting the Dangote...
Set Up Factories Here Now,- VP Osinbajo

Set Up Factories Here Now,- VP Osinbajo

AFRICA, BUSINESS
ABUJA, Nigeria: Address by His Excellency, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, GCON, Vice President, Federal Republic of Nigeria, at the Commissioning of the New Nestle Milo Ready-To-Drink Factory in Agbara, Ogun State, Nigeria, on Thursday, 08 February, 2018: "Our government is also a “ready-to-serve” government, ensuring that we implement the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) to keep the economy on the path of sustainable economic growth and global competitiveness." "One important component of the Plan is the provision of critical infrastructure, such as roads, rail and power, which this administration is fully committed to. We're fully committed to supporting companies such as Nestle as we spur growth and create jobs within the economy." ADDRESS BY HIS EXCEL
UNHCR and partners seeks US$157 million to aid Boko Haram displaced

UNHCR and partners seeks US$157 million to aid Boko Haram displaced

INTERNATIONAL
GENEVA, Switzerland: UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, together with humanitarian partners, today, launched an inter-agency funding appeal for US$157 million to help over a quarter of a million people affected by the Boko Haram insurgency in the Lake Chad Basin region. The Boko Haram crisis lingers on and is far from over The 47 UN agencies and humanitarian organizations, who joined the 2018 Nigeria Regional Refugee Response Plan (RRRP), will cater to the needs of some 208,000 Nigerian refugees and 75,000 of their hosts in Niger, Cameroon and Chad. “The Boko Haram crisis lingers on and is far from over,” said UNHCR’s Deputy High Commissioner Kelly T. Clements, while launching the funding appeal to donors in Niger’s capital Niamey. “The world should not forget the victim
Dangote Donates N1.2 Billion Structure for Business School in Bayero University

Dangote Donates N1.2 Billion Structure for Business School in Bayero University

BUSINESS, EDUCATION
LAGOS, Nigeria,: In his avowed commitment to encouraging entrepreneurship in the country as a way out of the economic doldrums, Nigeria’s business magnate, Aliko Dangote, is donating another N1.2 billion structure for running of business school in Bayero University, Kano (BUK). The building which will be handed over to the university management formally next month is a state of the art edifice and will effectively mark the commencement of study of business in the institution and the first in the Northern part of Nigeria. It would be recalled that Dangote is also building a similar business school in the University of Ibadan and would be commissioned anytime soon. The Business Schools being undertaken by the Aliko Dangote Foundation, according to the Presiden
MainOne partners with WACREN to boost connectivity in research and education institutions

MainOne partners with WACREN to boost connectivity in research and education institutions

AFRICA, BUSINESS
LAGOS, Nigeria: Following a highly competitive and non-discriminatory bidding process involving leading communications operators in Africa, leading Connectivity and Data Center solutions provider, MainOne  has emerged winner of a 15-year contract with the West and Central African Research and Education Network (WACREN) to provide high-speed bandwidth services. WACREN, the regional research and education network (REN) that facilitates interconnections between national RENs in West and Central Africa will use MainOne to provide high-speed backbone data services including internet access to schools, colleges and universities, research and the general academic community across West and central Africa. This long-awaited contract was initiated under the AfricaConnect2 p
Dangote’s Multi-Million Naira Unibadan Business School Ready Soon

Dangote’s Multi-Million Naira Unibadan Business School Ready Soon

AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL
LAGOS, Nigeria: Foremost entrepreneur, Aliko Dangote has assured that the N250 million University of Ibadan Business School being constructed by him would soon be ready for commissioning. The business mogul is also constructing same type of project in the Bayero University Kano (BUK) and will be ready for hand over to the university management anytime from now. The UI project being undertaken by the Aliko Dangote Foundation was sequel to a pledge made by the business mogul last year during the convocation ceremony by the university when he was conferred honorary doctorate degree along with some other eminent Nigerians. The University of Ibadan management later requested that the pledged funds be used to construct the building complex within the premises of the Busin...
Sky’s Most Anticipated Drama Britannia Available Exclusively on iflix

Sky’s Most Anticipated Drama Britannia Available Exclusively on iflix

INTERNATIONAL
CAPE TOWN, South Africa: iflix, the world’s leading entertainment service for emerging markets, is pleased to announce it will be the exclusive online home for Sky’s highly anticipated historical period drama Britannia. From today, iflix subscribers across the region including Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya and Zimbabwe can stream or download each episode from the moment of release, exclusively on iflix. Set in 43AD, Britannia tells the story of the determined, but terrified Roman invaders and the occupied Celts and Druids, whose lives are changed forever by the arrival of a new world order. Britannia begins in 43AD as the Roman Army, determined and terrified in equal measure, returns to crush the Celtic heart of Britannia – a mysterious land ruled by wild warrior wo
Look up into The 2017 Rugby Season and a new Nigeria Rugby Football Federation Board

Look up into The 2017 Rugby Season and a new Nigeria Rugby Football Federation Board

SPORTS
LAGOS, Nigeria: Early in 2017, The Lagos League started with 8 teams in two divisions of 4 teams a piece. However, the Rugby Federation elections took center stage with after effects of a suspension on Nigeria by Rugby Afrique. The newly elected board got down to work immediately by bringing all rugby stakeholders together and started meaningful rugby activities, working also with Rugby Afrique towards lifting the self-imposed suspension on Nigeria. Their first outing was in the National Junior Festival hosted by Kwara State where Rugby featured for the first time as a Demonstration event receiving huge praise and encouragement from the Honourable Minister of Sports Barrister Solomon Dalung. The Gosar Sevens Rugby Tournament at Ajegunle was used as a qualifi...