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Nigerian power grid shut down by gas pipeline fire -ministry

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Nigeria’s electricity grid has been shut down by a fire on a gas pipeline, the ministry of power said in a statement on Wednesday. Gas supply to several power stations was cut off because of the fire on the Escravos Lagos Pipeline System near Okada in the southern state of Edo, the ministry said. “The sudden loss of generation due ...

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Fuel Supply Improves in Lagos, Scarcity Persists in Abuja

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Marketers attribute crisis to NNPC’s $6bn crude-for-product swap deal • Crude oil slips towards $65 as Forties Pipeline moves closer to restart Relief may be on the way for commuters as fuel supply to Lagos shows signs of improvement with queues at filling stations in the metropolis thinning out Tuesday. Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo had spent the Chrismas day touring Lagos ...

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Fuel crisis messes up Christmas in Nigeria

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Many motorists and commuters are stranded in Nigeria following an excruciating three-week fuel shortage. Long queues continue to form at petrol stations in major cities, occasioning a hike in pump price in places where the product was available. Many bus stages are jammed with passengers travelling for Christmas celebration, yet many commercial vehicles were held up in petrol stations. Motorists ...

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Nigeria’s Access Bank’s next frontier

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Nigeria’s Access Bank plans to grow its trade payment and settlement service over the next five years as foreign lenders faced with increased regulation at home cut their correspondent banking exposure to West Africa. So-called correspondent banking operations boomed over the last decade as commodity prices spiked and offshore lenders looking to tap into trade flows to Africa extended lines ...

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Nigeria’s hottest investment opportunities

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The past year has been one of economic progress for Nigeria, with Africa’s largest economy managing to crawl back into growth territory in the second quarter of 2017. Advertisement The Nigerian government has realised that it needs to make the country as attractive and lucrative as possible for offshore investors to bring their capital, skills and business trade into the ...

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Nigerian capital inflows more than doubled in Q3 to $4.2BN

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The total value of capital imported into Nigeria more than doubled in the third quarter to $4.15 billion, after the economy emerged from a recession, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said on Monday. Nigeria’s economy grew in the second quarter, climbing out of its first recession in 25 years, as oil revenues rose. Last year the central bank imposed ...

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AfDB strongly supports Nigerian Government’s economic recovery efforts

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The African Development Bank wishes to categorically refute the statement that it has “called off loans to Nigeria”, as reported in Reuters and credited to AfDB Vice-President for Power, Energy, Climate and Green Growth Amadou Hott. The African Development Bank is highly encouraged by the economic recovery of Nigeria from recession and salutes the Government’s efforts towards diversification of the ...

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Nigeria’s 2017 capex to hit 440.9BN naira next week: Finance Minister

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Nigeria plans to release 100 billion naira for capital projects, taking its total spending in the 2017 budget for infrastructure to 440.9 billion naira ($1.44 bln) by next week, its finance minister said on Tuesday. Kemi Adeosun said the government had spent 1.5 trillion naira on recurrent expenditure so far. “We concluded our Sukuk last week, the money will be ...

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Guinea says economic growth to dip to 5.8% in 2018

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Guinea’s economy will grow 5.8 percent in 2018, down from an expected 6.7 percent in 2017, the budget minister said on Tuesday, as it struggles with low commodity prices and unrest that has interrupted bauxite mining. The forecast is lower than the 7 percent growth target authorities had been hoping to exceed in 2018, Budget Minister Mohamed Lamine Doumbouya told ...

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Nigeria: Dangote – Rumour of 10-Year Tax Holiday Granted Me Preposterous, Untrue

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Africa’s richest man and business mogul, Aliko Dangote, has debunked the rumours in public domain that his company will benefit 10-year tax holiday after constructing the 35 kilometres Apapa-Oworonshoki highway end of the Lagos-Ibadan expressway, describing it as preposterous and untrue. Speaking to a cross section of journalists in his Ikoyi office yesterday, the Group Executive Director, Strategy, Portfolio Development ...

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