Nigeria

Nigeria: Nine month power plan

Jonathan Rolls Out Nine Month Plan On Power
 
Fidelis Mac-Leva
 
29 June 2010, Daily Trust
 
Following the assumption of full responsibilities of Nigeria's troubled Power sector, President Goodluck Jonathan constituted a Presidential Action Committee to oversee the new reforms in the sector. To underscore the enormous task before it, Jonathan elected to head the all important committee which has the minister of state for Power, Nuhu Somo Way, as vice chairman.
 

Full implementation of power sector reform in Nigeria

Jonathan Orders Full Implementation of Power Sector Reform
 
7 June 2010, Daily Trust
 
President Goodluck Jonathan has directed the Ministry of Power to commence full implementation of the Power Sector Reform Act in order to create room for private sector participation and efficient service delivery to Nigerians, Minister of State [Power] Nuhu Somo Wya has said.
 

Importance of public service

Fashola Gives Criteria for Virile Civil Service
29 June 2010, Daily Champion
Lagos — Gov. Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State said in Abuja on Tuesday that only patriotic and dedicated workers would ensure a virile public service.
Fashola made the statement in a lecture to mark the 2010 Public Service Day and added: "We must from today begin a process that ensures that only the very best of us, who can think and endure get to public service."

"Public Private Particiption (PPP)" in Transport Sector

Daniel Backs Petroleum Tax Law
Our Reporter, Daily Champion
27 June 2010
Lagos — Presenting a paper at the Road and Transportation Congress of the 8th Nigeria Development Forum (NDF), held at the Nigeria Institute of International Affairs (NIIA), Victoria Island, Lagos, the Governor said the paucity of fund available for the sector necessitated alternative funding, adding that the step taken by the Federal government was laudable and should be supported.

Waste recycling plants to provide jobs

Agency procures waste recycling plants
Segun Awofadeji
26 June 2010
Bauchi — The Bauchi State Commission for Youth and Women Rehabilitation and Development (BACYWORD) has procured three recycling plants for installation in each of the three Senatorial Districts in the state expected to generate over 5,000 jobs to the unemployed youths across the 20 Local Government areas in the state.

Case for privatisation in Yobe State, Nigeria

Abacha Makes Case for Privatisation
Bala Ajiya
17 June 2010
Damaturu — Privatisation of government-owned industries would encourage regular payment of revenue to government and consequently increase the internally generated revenue of Yobe State, Chairman of the Advisory Committee on Revenue Enhancement in the state, Alhaji Mohammed Abacha, has said.

National Union of Electricity Employees opposes privatisation of electricity

Northern Electricity Workers Decry Treatment of Consumers
20 June 2010
Electricity workers in the North have decried what they call the lopsided development of the power sector in the country at the expense of northern consumers.
They also spoke against the privatization of electricity in the country saying that the unit price would be too high for consumers when privatized.

Le Nigeria et le Tchad s'approvisionnent en électricité auprès du Cameroun

Infos Plus Gabon (Libreville)

Nigeria: Energie électrique - Le Nigeria et le Tchad sollicitent le Cameroun

8 Avril 2009

Douala — Les deux pays voisins projettent de renforcer leur offre énergétique intérieure en se ravitaillant à partir du Cameroun, qui dispose d'un énorme potentiel.

Nigeria sacks heads of five banks

BBC 14 August 2009
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/8202588.stm

The Nigerian central bank has injected 400bn naira ($2.6bn; £1.6bn) into five banks and sacked their managers. Governor Lamido Sanusi said Afribank, Finbank, Intercontinental Bank, Oceanic Bank and Union Bank would be run as normal until new investors were found. Mr Sanusi added the Nigerian government had no intention of nationalising the five banks and that this was a temporary measure.

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