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Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala inaugurates sovereign wealth fund board

 

Written by News Team
Wednesday, 29 August 2012 10:46

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala inaugurates sovereign wealth fund board

FINANCE minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala’s proposed creation of a Sovereign Wealth Fund (SWF) to replace the controversial excess crude account moved a step further yesterday with the inauguration of a board of directors.

   

Plans to boost Nigerian exports to the UK remain on track

 

Written by News Team
Wednesday, 29 August 2012 10:44

Plans to boost Nigerian exports to the UK remain on track

PLANS by the Nigerian government to step up the export of non-oil products to the UK and other international markets received a boost yesterday when trade and industry minister Olusegun Aganga revealed that the provision of export expansion grants (EEG) will continue.

   

Cherie Blair wants Nigerian women involved in commerce

 

Written by News Team
Sunday, 26 August 2012 11:35

Cherie Blair wants Nigerian women involved in commerce

CHERIE Blair has called on Nigerian women to get involved in business and enterprise as a means of becoming economically empowered.

   

UK authorities release MPs letter asking for leniency with James Ibori

 

Written by News Team
Saturday, 25 August 2012 16:23

UK authorities release MPs letter asking for leniency with James Ibori

BRITISH officials have released the contents of a letter written by a Conservative member of parliament asking that the authorities be lenient with James Ibori while he was being pursued for money laundering charges in 2009.

   

UK prison authorities to build penal reform centre in Akwa Ibom

 

Written by News Team
Saturday, 25 August 2012 09:42

UK prison authorities to build penal reform centre in Akwa Ibom

UK correctional authorities and the Akwa Ibom State government have reached an agreement to convert the Ikot Ekpene prison into a model reform centre.

   

Tukur’s son and two others seek courts permission for London trip

 

Written by News Team
Thursday, 23 August 2012 12:54

Tukur’s son and two others seek courts permission for London trip

THREE oil executives facing trial in Lagos for their role in the recent fuel subsidy scam have filed injunctions asking for their international passports to be returned to them so they can fly to London for pressing business matters.

   

International delegates set for inaugural Business & Investment Summit

 

Written by News Team
Friday, 27 July 2012 09:47

International delegates set for inaugural Business & Investment Summit

The eagerly-awaited Business & Investment Summit that seeks to showcase the best of Nigeria's investment opportunities across various industries is set to kick off on Monday at London's Dorchester Hotel, and will be hosted by Nigerian President Good Luck Jonathan.

   

Literary stars take over the reins at Nigeria House

 

Written by News Team
Thursday, 26 July 2012 09:22

Literary stars take over the reins at Nigeria House

Nigeria House will turn its focus to the county's writing talent from tonight as it launches a showcase of Nigerian literature featuring book readings by high profile authors, in addition to panel discussions and book displays.

   

Dana plane lost use of both engines before crash, report says

 

Written by News Team
Friday, 13 July 2012 09:55

Dana plane lost use of both engines before crash, report says

Dual engine failure caused the crash of the ill-fated Dana Air plane that came down in Lagos on June 3, killing all 153 passengers and six crew members on board – as well as others on the ground – a preliminary investigation into the incident has found.

   

Fuel truck explosion in Niger Delta kills at least 95 and injures 50

 

Written by News Team
Friday, 13 July 2012 09:28

Fuel truck explosion in Niger Delta kills at least 95 and injures 50

A truck carrying fuel in Nigeria's oil-rich delta region veered off-road into a ditch last night (Thursday) before catching fire and exploding, killing at least 95 people and injuring 50.

   

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