Cross River, GE sign multi-billion naira specialist hospital contract
The Cross River state government has signed a multi-billion naira contract with General Electric (GE) to build and equip a specialist hospital in Obudu Council Area of the state.
Why Nigeria must deploy brand, communication experts to boost reputation
Ikem Okuhu is a journalist with a bias for brands and marketing reportage. His love for the media and brands made him resign from jobs at ExxonMobil, United Bank for Africa (UBA) and Ecobank Nigeria where he headed the External Relations Unit. His company Reliks Media Limited, birthed brands and marketing magazine, BRANDish.
General Electric tasks Nigeria on ‘tailored’ innovations
Digital Industrial Company, General Electric (GE), has called for ‘tailored’ innovations in the country that will ensure local development. GE said localisation is important to meet specificities of local needs, stressing that there is a need to develop home-grown solutions for Africa.
Atiku in the US, promises job creation, strengthened ties with other countries
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar has said that his mission to the United States (U.S) was not for jamboree but as one of the strategic moves to make Nigeria work. Atiku, who landed in the US on Thursday in company of the president of the senate, Bukola Saraki and…
Government seeks urgent design of rail link to seaports
Following the announcement of General Electric (GE) Consortium of USA to divest from transportation business, the Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, has said the withdrawal from manufacturing of locomotive engines and coaches will not affect the $2.7 billion proposed concession of Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC). The minister also enjoined the Project Implementation Technical Committee on…
FG, General Electric never signed railway agreement, says Amaechi
Nigeria's transportation minister Rotimi Amaechi has said the supposed federal government and General Electric railway concession agreement ended at the negotiation stage. The Nigerian government had in April 2018 announced an agreement with four companies led by General Electric to start the interim phase of the Nigerian narrow-gauge railway concession. “General Electric did not pull…
Experts seek Lagos, private sector partnership on ICT clusters
To accelerate Nigeria’s development, experts have called for the optimisation of existing information and communication technology (ICT) clusters’ through partnership between the private and public sectors. According to them, digital technology through such initiatives would drive economic transformation of the country. Overtime, the use of digital technology to create new solutions for economic growth has…
CSOs seek probe of GE over alleged $20b expenditure
A coalition of civil society organisations has urged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to probe the alleged misuse of $20 billion by General Electric (GE) from the funds meant to revive the nation's power sector.
FG okays $1.3bn for 5 critical projects – Lai Mohammed
The Federal Government has set aside 1.3 billion dollars (about N468 billion) from the National Sovereign Investment Fund to finance five critical infrastructure projects. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, disclosed this on Sunday when he appeared as guest on a Nigeria Television Authority programme, “Stepping Up”. The minister said the five…