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    L-R: Mr. Bolarinwa and Mrs. Temitope Babatunde, representatives from Ogun State Environmental Protection Agency (OGEPA); Dr. Samuel Adenekan, Corporate Communication and Public Affairs manager Nestle Nigeria Plc; Mr. John Lot, Safety, Health and Environment officer for the Nestle factory Agbara and Mr. Emmanuel Ezekiel, reporter, Super Screen, at the 2013 World Environment Day commemoration at the Nestle factory Agbara. Photo: EMMANUEL ANYANWU
    There are strong indications that the cashless initiative of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), may hit the rock in Lagos State if nothing is done urgently to rectify the situation, as over 115 Point of Sales terminal (PoS) deployed in the state are not functional.

    10 States Owe 70% of Total Domestic Debt

    Ten states in the country hold over 70 per cent of the total debt stock borrowed from the various funding sources by the 36 states in the country and Federal Capital Territory. The 10 states in question are collectively owing some N838 billion out of the N1.23 trillion which is the current debt owed by the states. This implies that the remaining 27 states including the FCT are collectively exposed to only N163 billion.

    Martins Urges Political Leaders to Eradicate Poverty

    The Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, Most Rev. Dr. Alfred Adewale Martins has charged the nation's leaders to rise to the genuine challenge of nation building and in so doing eradicate the rising poverty in the land.

    New Documentary Analyses Nigeria's Power Situation

    Building on the success of Nigeria's first annual light-up awards 2012, Project Light-Up Nigeria, a civil group committed to seeing Nigeria achieve steady electricity power supply and well-lit up streets at night has produced Nigeria's first power sector documentary film titled 'Electricity power situation in Nigeria: The true story'.

    Knights of Saint Mulumba Flay Prisons Congestion

    The Order of the Knights of Saint Mulumba (KSM), Lagos Metropolitan Council, has advised Governor Babatunde Fashola and the Lagos State House of Assembly, to review the criminal justice system in the state and ensure that traffic and environmental offences do not end offenders in prisons. The Metropolitan Grand Knight of the Lagos Metropolitan Council of KSM, Sir. Patrick Ikemefuna gave the advice at a media briefing held at the Mulumba House, Surulere, Lagos recently.

    ‘25% of Rural Nigerians Lack Telecoms Access’

    L R: Mrs. Ononye, Controller of Prisons, Lagos State, Dr. Matthew Hassan Kukah, Bishop of Sokoto Catholic Diocese and Mr. Olasupo Shashore, former attorney-general of Lagos State at the Prison Reforms Conference organised by the Knights of Saint Mulumba in Lagos recently.
    More than a quarter of Nigeria's rural population lacks access to modern communication facilities, according to a report by Google.
      Only last week, the federal government announced that about 120 million Nigerians are living in darkness due to inefficiencies in power generation for the country.

    BOI Disburses N238bn to SMEs

    Ms Eveln Oputu, managing director, Bank of Industry (BOI), has disclosed that the bank has disbursed N238billion to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) since her inception in 2006.

    Nestlé Nigeria Gets New CEO

    Nestlé Nigeria Plc has appointed Mr. Dharnesh Gordhon as the new managing director and chief executive officer. He succeeds Martin Woolnough who retired from the company on May 31, 2013.

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