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The volume of Non-Performing Loans (NPLs) in the Nigerian banking sector increased by N38.05 billion representing 13.30 per cent to N324.14 billion in 2013 from N286.09 billion in 2012.
This is even as the total loans of the banks in 2013 stood at N10.04 trillion, an increase of 23.22 per cent compared to N8.15 trillion in 2012.

Etisalat Nigeria and other Mobile Network Operators across Africa are partnering the African Union (AU) Commission to support the fight against Ebola in West Africa. The initiative, operating under the hash tag ‘#AfricaAgainstEbola’ will combat the dreaded virus by using an SMS dedicated platform to raise funds for the deployment of African health workers to affected countries.


The stakeholders in the Maritime sector have advocated for an outright embargo on importation of goods from countries where sub standard products were being imported into Nigeria as a way of discouraging them from embarking on such venture.
Speaking on building an enduring Private/Public Partnership in the maritime sector at a one day stakeholders’ forum on the maritime industry organized by the Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON) in Lagos, the Secretary General, Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA) Dr. Emmanuel Ogu Oparah argued that only when such embargo was imposed will Nigeria get the current war against fake and sub standard products right.

General Electric (GE) and Heirs Holdings (HH) have agreed to expand their existing relationship to jointly pursue opportunities in Nigeria’s oil and gas industry. Having identified enormous opportunities in the upstream sector and the domestic demand for oil and gas, both companies are poised to collaborate in transforming the industry landscape.


… As Aviation Minister cautions clearing agents

Three weeks of crises which resulted in the closure of the two cargo sheds, namely; Nigeria Aviation Handling Company (NAHCO) and Skyway Aviation Handling Company (SAHCOL)  at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport(MMIA) has ended with the Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Alhaji Dikko Inde Abdullahi on Wednesday ordering the immediate reopening of the cargo sheds for business.

AIM-listed Eland Oil & Gas Plc , an oil & gas production, development and exploration company operating in West Africa with a principal focus on Nigeria, has revealed operations and financing updates on Opuama Field current average gross production over 3,500 bopd (1,575 bopd net to Elcrest Exploration and Production Nigeria Ltd (“Elcrest”), Eland’s joint venture company) based on production days.

In a bid to encourage women to grow their businesses and become successful entrepreneurs and thus help boost the nation’s economy, Diamond Bank Plc held a seminar for its female customers in Aba, Abia State. UGO ALARIBE who was there reports

Diamond bank Plc has held a business empowerment seminar for female business owners in Aba. The seminar which featured a panel discussion and guest speakers featured successful women entrepreneurs who shared experiences on how they grew their businesses from nothing.


The immediate past chairman of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN), Aba depot Chief Gibert Nwoke has charged the new executive of the association to strive towards taking the association to higher heights.
Chief Nwoke made the challenge while speaking at the inauguration of the new executive led by the new chairman Chief Christian Ahukanna.


As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Ecobank Nigeria recently handed over a hostel complex worth over N75 million to the Delta State University, Abraka.
Executive Director, South South and South East, Ecobank Nigeria, Mr. Kingsley Umadia while speaking at the event said the project was in line with the bank’s CSR policy to give back to the communities where it operates.

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