The Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) on Friday stated that over N2 billion had been invested to evacuate power from the national grid to boost its network distribution for effective supply to the consumers.

The Chairman of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) Abuja Chapter, Mr Yakubu Garba, has called on the government to introduce property tax, to address the problem of unoccupied buildings in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Stakeholders in the Nigerian economic project have been called upon to engage critically in the promotion of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), noting that the SMEs remain the major platform on which Nigeria’s full economic potentials can be achieved.

The outgoing Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Amb. Martin Uhomoibhi, said on Thursday that Nigeria’s economic growth rate had been steady despite the insurgency.

 Uhomoibhi said this in an interview on the side line of an event organised in his honour by the African Diplomatic Corps in Abuja.

The Vice President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Mr lssa Aremu, has said that Nigerians import N3 billion worth of textiles and garments annually without paying duties or taxes to government.

The Consul-General of the People’s Republic of China in Lagos, Liu Kan, on Wednesday said that the  trade volume between Nigeria and China in the last seven months hit a record  N1.7 trillion ($10.3 billion).

The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association  of Nigeria (IPMAN) on Tuesday said local refining of the nation’s crude remained the only way to stem the effects of declining crude oil prices on the Nigerian economy.

The Agricultural Transformation Agenda (ATA) of the Federal Government under the present administration of President Goodluck Jonathan has recorded impressive economic revival in Delta State, the State Director, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mr. Felix Kehis has said.