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Nigeria’s Forte Oil in talks on refinery deal to boost capacity

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Nigeria’s Forte Oil said on Friday it was in talks with a major refinery to form a strategic partnership for local refining of petroleum products in Africa’s top oil exporter, its chief executive said. Nigeria has been pushing to refurbish its decrepit refineries, as the country is still mainly dependent on exporting crude oil for imports of refined products. It ...

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Nigeria to legalize mini refineries, supply them with crude

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Nigeria will legalise currently outlawed mini refineries in the Niger Delta oil hub by the end of the year and supply them with crude at a reasonable price, the presidency said on Thursday, fulfilling demands from community leaders. On Monday, Niger Delta leaders threatened to pull out of peace talks with the government unless their demands were met by Nov. ...

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Nigerian economy to grow 0.8% this year, but risk remains: IMF

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Nigeria is expected to emerge from recession this year, but threats to recovery remained elevated and the economy will not grow enough to reduce unemployment and poverty, the International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday. Nigeria slipped into a recession last year as low crude prices and oil production slashed government revenues, caused dollar shortages and crippled its economy. The Fund ...

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Nigeria: Dangote sells $236M stake in cement firm to foreign buyers

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Nigeria’s Dangote Industries Limited has sold a 2.3 percent stake in Dangote Cement to foreign buyers in a stock market deal valued at 86.1 billion naira ($236 million). The stock exchange confirmed the Tuesday’s sale, adding that a total of 416 million shares of Dangote Cement were traded at 210 naira in six off-market deals negotiated between Stanbic IBTC and ...

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Nigeria’s new $1.5BN fertiliser plant boosts agriculture sector

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Nigeria’s acting president will open a $1.5 billion fertiliser plant in the southeastern city of Port Harcourt on Thursday, highlighting efforts by Africa’s largest economy to boost its agriculture industry. Nigeria has for decades been dependent on exports of oil to support its economy, but as global crude prices have dropped and production has been hit by militant attacks the ...

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Nigeria: Govt Adopts U.S.$11 Billion Dangote Refinery Under New Petroleum Policy

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The Federal Government has adopted the $11billion Dangote refinery, under its new National Petroleum Policy in order to add value to crude oil, reduce high dependence on imported petroleum products and conserve foreign exchange for other developmental projects. Consequently, the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, will today, lead a strong government delegation to inspect the progress ...

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Nigeria: Half Year – Dangote Cement Records 12.6 Percent Sales Volume Increase Across Africa

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Dangote Cement, Africa’s largest cement producer, has announced its unaudited results for the six months ended June 30, 2017, posting a 12.6 per cent increase in sales volume across Africa. The financials released on the floor of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) indicated that the increase in sales volume showed a growing capture of Pan-African market as Dangote Cement continues ...

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Nigerian Oil Workers Threaten Strike in Abuja

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The National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers has threatened to begin a strike in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, over a dispute with Assets Management Company of Nigeria, AMCON. Addressing journalists in Abuja on Thursday after a National Executive Council meeting, Igwe Achese, NUPENG President, said the strike was inevitable because of three billion naira terminal benefits allegedly ...

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Nigeria: Retirement Savings Account Holders Rise By 96,346

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The total number of persons with Retirement Savings Account (RSA) in Nigeria increased by 96,346 to 7,589,936 workers under the contributory pension scheme as at the second quarter of 2017, compared with 7,493,590 registered in the first quarter of the year. They country’s total working population stood at 69,470,901 as at the fourth quarter of 2016. The National Bureau of ...

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