By Udeme Akpan The development of local content in Nigeria’s oil and gas industry, which increased from almost zero level to 26 per cent in 2017, is targeted to rise to 70 per cent in 2027. In this interview with Udeme Akpan, the Managing Director, Coleman Wires and Cables, Mr. George Onafowokan, who spoke on a wide range of issues, said the target is achievable. Calibration of product, services will boost local, int’l trade – SON(Opens in a new browser tab) How are you coping with many challenges that stare investors in the face? Many problems stare Nigeria’s manufacturers in the face. These problems, including bad roads and inadequate power, are so severe that if you tell anyone that you are into manufacturing, many people will think that you are not thinking right. Despite the various issues, we would continue to do our best and remain optimistic about the country. BORDER CLOSURE: Port Council calls for restructuring of ETLS(Opens in a new browser tab) … [Read more...] about With commitment of stakeholders, NCDMB’s 10-year strategic roadmap is achievable —Coleman boss
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LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit and Britain’s political crisis (all times local): 6:25 p.m. U.S. President Donald Trump says he is “feeling badly” for British Prime Minister Theresa May who announced Friday that she would resign. May held an emotional news conference in London hours earlier and said she would step aside June 7 after being unable to secure a Brexit deal. The president, leaving the White House for Japan, told reporters that “I like her very much.” Trump will meet with May in the U.K. early next month. He is heading to Europe for a state dinner in England as well as D-Day anniversary ceremonies. The president caused a stir last summer when, in advance of a trip to London, he gave an interview to the tabloid The Sun criticizing May’s Brexit divorce plan from the European Union. ___ 2:55 p.m. French far-right leader Marine Le Pen has called on U.K. authorities to respect the verdict of the Brexit referendum and make the U.K. … [Read more...] about The Latest: Trump says he is “feeling badly” for UK’s May
Good morning, Bay Area. It’s Friday, Dec. 13, and one indicator of San Francisco’s drug problems shows a significant decline. Plus we have a bay-focused gift guide for all the fellow Bay Briefing readers on your list. Here’s what you need to know to start your day. Long-term treatment hope New data from the San Francisco Public Health Department show a marked decrease in drug treatment admissions over the past four years — from about 11,000 total in 2014 to 8,600 in 2018. Given San Francisco’s high rates of drug use and overdose deaths, the decrease in admissions might seem concerning, but public health and addiction experts say it may be largely because of people accessing other types of services — such as medication-assisted treatment such as methadone and buprenorphine — that may be better at helping people beat dangerous addictions. The number of people on buprenorphine alone has increased dramatically over the past four years. Reporter … [Read more...] about Bay Briefing: Drug treatment admissions in SF are down. Could that be a good sign?
TOTTENHAM failed to get revenge on Bayern Munich as they were beaten 3-1 in their final Group B clash in Germany. Despite Ryan Sessegnon netting his first goal for the club, Mourinho's men were out-muscled by the Bundesliga champions - and the Special One remained unsatisfied with the young left-back's exploits. Meanwhile, transfer news is in full swing, with Fenerbahce's Vedat Muriqi high on their wishlist to provide cover fro Harry Kane. And Tottenham are set to open contract talks with Paulo Gazzaniga with the Argentine impressing since coming in for the injured Hugo Lloris. Follow all the latest updates from the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium below... Joe Brophy48 minutes ago13th December 2019TOTTENHAM landed a nightmare Champions League last-16 draw – paired with Paris Saint-Germain in our very own simulation. Ahead of the upcoming draw, SunSport held our own ceremony – and it's bad news all-round for Premier League sides. Spurs were paired with a Kylian Mbappe-inspired … [Read more...] about 1pm Tottenham news LIVE: Gazzaniga new contract talks, Muriqi transfer target, West Ham want Pochettino
Good morning. Well there’s no doubt about the will of the nation, with the Conservative party winning a majority that is projected to be its largest in more than 30 years. What’s going on? Labour faces a reckoning after its dismal result at the general election. From the stroke of 10pm, when exit polls were published, Labour hearts were shattered, as it became clear that the “red wall” – Labour’s traditional heartland – was crumbling. Throughout the night it became more certain that Boris Johnson had achieved the landslide victory he craved. For full results see our election tracker. Bitter divisions have already emerged within Labour about who is responsible for the dire losses. The party will face a fight over its future after Jeremy Corbyn announced he would not lead Labour into another general election. We have this analysis of five reasons Labour lost, though Zoe Williams writes that the Labour party being thrown into conflict “is … [Read more...] about Friday briefing: Labour supporters wake to nightmare result
Barack Obama’s key message to Europe’s leaders last week was “let’s speed up TTIP”. The US-EU trade deal, formally called the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, has been mired in controversy on both sides of the Atlantic. The “free trade” agenda has become poison in the US primaries, forcing even pro-trade Hillary Clinton to re-examine TTIP. The next round of talks begin on Monday in New York and Obama is worried – unless serious progress is made in coming months, his trade legacy may be doomed. The problem for the US president is selling TTIP at the same time as trying to warn against the dangers of Brexit. This is a tough ask because TTIP has been a godsend for Brexit campaigners, who argue that the deal is a major reason to cut loose from Brussels. It’s true that TTIP is a symbol of all that’s wrong with Europe: dreamed up by corporate lobbyists, TTIP is less about trade and more about giving big business … [Read more...] about TTIP is a very bad excuse to vote for Brexit