The Delta State Government, Tuesday in Eku, Ethiope East Local Government area of the State, beefed-up the tally of beneficiaries of its Micro-Credit Programme (DMCP) with the inclusion of additional 1,417 beneficiaries, comprising 141 cluster groups.

The management of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has revealed that it has invested 1.9 billion dollars (N311.6 billion) in infrastructure development in Nigeria in the last 42 years, according to the Country Director, Dr Ousmane Dore.

One of Nigeria’s commercial banks, Unity Bank Plc, has announced the sack of over 170 workers, stating that the move was part of efforts aimed at repositioning it for effective service delivery.

One of Nigeria’s leading banks, Zenith Bank Plc, has released its half-year 2014 results, declaring a profit after tax of N46.669bn for the bank.

President Goodluck Jonathan has commended Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State for attracting investments into the state, saying the Governor is an investor’s delight.

The Zamfara state Chamber of Commerce has expressed fear over move by opposition members of the state House of Assembly against 3 billion naira loan to be secured by the state government for trade promotion in the state.

The Tertiary Education Trust Fund on Thursday said the nation’s tertiary institutions had yet to access the over N100bn meant for their infrastructural development.

A 3-day Bayelsa Economic and Investment Forum commenced on Thursday in Yenagoa, with President Goodluck Jonathan and Governor Seriake Dickson leading calls for willing investors to explore and invest in the vast economic potentials that Bayelsa State has to offer, particularly in the areas of oil and gas, agriculture, seaport development and the tourism sectors.

The governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, has defended the new policy of the bank which seeks to review the operational requirements of Bureau De-Change (BDC) in the country saying it was geared towards protecting the nation’s foreign reserves which was being ‘profusely’ depleted by their activities.