SMEDAN rolls out matching fund programme for agro-based SMEs

The Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN), in partnership with Sterling Bank Plc, has started a matching fund programme for agro-based Nano, Micro and Small Enterprises (NMSEs). Prospective beneficiaries are expected to apply for financing within the range of N500,000 and N2.5 million. This is contained in a statement issued yesterday in Abuja by the Head of Corporate Affairs Division of the agency, Ibrahim Mohammed. The statement quoted the Director-General of SMEDAN, Olawale Fasanya, as saying the intervention is to deliver credit to the sub-sector in six…

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African Unity Road linking Algiers to Lagos nears completion (See Video Inside)

It’s a road that will link six African nations, improving transport and delivering high-speed internet across the continent. And at In Guezzam, on the border between Algeria and Niger, the last section of what’s been called the African Unity Road is nearing completion. Conceived over 50 years ago, the Trans-Saharan Highway runs almost 5,000 kilometres from Algiers to Lagos in Nigeria. Its goal is to strengthen regional integration and promote trade between the north and south of the Sahara.An artery for Algeria”The Trans-Saharan is an economic artery for Algeria in…

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Dare Adeleke Felicitates Chf. Yekini Ayoade Adeojo on his Birthday

Oyo PDP chieftain, Dare Adeleke has sent birthday wishes to one of the founding fathers of the party, Chief Yekini Ayoade Adeojo. The Oyo Pacesetters Transport Company boss, said Adeojo has left lasting legacies for generations to come: “On behalf of myself and my family, I wish our royal father, Chief Yekinni Ayoade Adeojo, Seriki Musulumi of Yoruba Land, a most Happy Birthday as he celebrates today. Chief Adeojo who was former Deputy National Chairman South of our great party, the PDP has impacted hugely in both private and public…

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Dare Adeleke Applauds PDP Founding Father, Bode George on Birthday

Oyo PDP Chieftain and Executive Chairman, Oyo Pacesetters Transport Company, Dare Adeleke has sent felicitations to Chief Olabode George, a founding father of the PDP and national leader of the party. In his message, Adeleke described George as a “maker of men”, a true party loyalist and an extraordinary leader. His statement reads: “It’s that time of the year again that we happily felicitate with our great leader, father, mentor and benefactor, Chief Olabode Ibiyinka George as he turns a year older today. Happy Birthday to one of the greatest…

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Nigerians should expect another fuel price hike soon -Marketers

Petroleum products marketers have hinted of another pump price hike for Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), also called petrol. This is coming as black marketers now sell the product for between N300 and N400 a litre in major cities like Abuja, Calabar and Aba. The Depots and Petroleum Products Marketers Association of Nigeria (DAPPMAN) says access to dollars at the official investors and exporters (I&E) window has been a great challenge. President of Petroleum Products Retail Outlets Owners Association of Nigeria (PETROAN), Dr. Prince Billy Harry, gave the warning in a…

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APC Inaugurates South West PCC’s Contact & Mobilisation Directorate, See Photos & Video Inside

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has sworn in South West members of it’s Presidential Campaign Committee’s Contact and Mobilization Directorate. Below is the video of Committee chairman’s welcoming speech to the members and photos taken on the occasion. The inauguration ceremony took place at the BON Hotel in Ibadan, OYO State.

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Blackmailers On The Prowl: Groups Warns Mischief Makers To Leave Rev. Yakubu Pam The Executive Secretary Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission

This is to lend our voices to the broad and total condemnation of the dubious statement credited to an obscure and amouphous group identified as The Rights Action Against Corruption(CRAAC). The unregistered group in their bile pedestrian letters and statements alleged that Rev Yakubu Pam of Nigerian Christian Pligrim Commission has betrayed public trust by bankrolling through the back door to be handpicked as a correcting factor for the Muslim-Muslim ticket of a political party. Part of the spurious allegation was that the Reverand gentleman betrayed public trust. Nothing can…

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Why Success Story of Omituntun Buses is Giving Detractors Nightmares – Dare Adeleke

It is rather sad, pathetic and pitiable that some people have decided to become peddlers of lies and hawkers of mistruth. All men and women of good stand are disgusted by what some elements have turned our political space into a front for false attacks and character defamation. The piece of awful journalism, if we can tag that fictitious piece of trash, journalism; published in an online journal is indeed repelling. The Nigerian journalism space has now been invaded by half wit slothful and moronic jungle layabouts who are daily,…

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Nigeria will continue to reduce carbon emission, assures NESREA Dg, Prof Aliyu Jauro

Nigeria will continue address problems leading to emission of Greenhouse Gases by implementing measures to cut down on carbon emissions. These indications were dropped by Professor Aliyu Jauro, Director-General/Chief Executive of the National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency(NESREA) when he appeared on Arise Television Morning Show programme on Friday, Sept 30, at their Lagos Studious. He said that already, this has been achieved by as much as 47%. Professor Jauro who refuted claims that Nigeria was out to please the International Community by resisting change, said, rather the Federal…

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Julius Berger: Orphans hail Construction Leader’s CSR donation of food, cash, and other items on World Humanitarian Day

Julius Berger Nigeria Plc marked this year’s World Humanitarian Day Monday with visitation to All Saints Orphanage, Palm Grove Estate, Lagos where sundry items including foodstuffs and cash were donated to the management and children of the Home. World Humanitarian Day is an international day dedicated to recognize humanitarian personnel, caregivers and victims of humanitarian crisis. According to the United Nations, the theme for World Humanitarian Day 2022 is  #ItTakesAVillage. The theme is built upon the metaphor, ‘It takes a village to raise a child”, which contributes greatly to socio-economic progress.In her remarks, Founder…

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