Tag Archives: Delta State

Shell gives N2.4m start-up grant to 12 graduates of its programme

The Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) has presented N2.4 million start-up grants to 12 graduates of its 2018 Joint Venture Livewire Programme for Escravos-Otumara Women. The beneficiaries, who are all women, received N200,000 each. The presentation was made, on Friday, at an award ceremony held in Effurun, Uvwie Local Government area of Delta. Igo Weli, the SPDC General Manager (External ...

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N550 billion credit available to support SMEs — NEXIM

The Nigerian Export-Import Bank (NEXIM), on Tuesday, asked export-oriented small and medium entrepreneurs in the Southeast and Delta states to take advantage of its credit facilities to expand their potentials. The bank said the SMEs in the region could access the N500 billion Export Stimulation Facility (ESF) and the N50 billion Export Development Fund it manages to boost their businesses, ...

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Anchor Borrowers Programme: Input suppliers seek Delta state intervention over N40m debt

Input suppliers and off-takers under the Anchor Borrowers Programme (ABP), in Delta State, have called on the state government to help facilitate payment for their supplies to farmers under the scheme. Emmanuel Ogidi, who spoke on behalf of the suppliers, made the appeal, on Tuesday, in Abuja. Ogidi said that the Bank of Agriculture (BOA) had not paid for the ...

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NYSC D-G advises Corps members on skills’ acquisition programmes

The Director-General (DG) of the  National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Suleman Kazaure, on Thursday, advised corps members to embrace the Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneur Development (SAED) programmers put in place by the NYSC for their self-empowerment and benefits. Kazaure made the appeal when he visited the Delta State permanent orientation camp of the NYSC located at Issele Uku. He reminded ...

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Delta communities reject environmental report on modular refinery

  Citing alleged irregularities, indigenes of Emu-Ebendo and Emu-Iyasele communities in Ndokwa West Local Council of Delta State have rejected the environmental impact assessment report  (EIA) reportedly conducted by Omas Pillar Astex Company Limited for a modular refinery in their area. The rejection came amid an age-long dispute over the ownership of the Okolori/Ugonefe /Okpotume land involving the communities and ...

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Shell Petroleum doles out N14m to youths for entrepreneurship

The Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC), has distributed N14 million to 35 graduates of its 2017 Regional LiveWIRE entrepreneurial programme. The cheques for the money were distributed, on Friday, in Effurun, Delta state. Each of the beneficiaries of the programme got N400,000 as business start-up grant. In his address of welcome, the General Manager, External Relations of SPDC, Igo Weli, ...

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