Aso Villa Reads for 30/8/17

Every day, we bring you the best stories the media is reporting about the Government of Nigeria

Business Day reports that “The Central Bank of Nigeria has moved forward in its reform process as it jettisoned its grip on the naira and let the market set the naira rate on a new FX window, which should see it trade closer to equilibrium.”

“Ibe Kachikwu, Minister of state for Petroleum Resources, has signed a landmark Gas Sales & Aggregation Agreement with Greenville LNG for 74MMscf gas delivery to a $500 million LNG facility located in Rumuji, River State. Greenville will build small-scale LNG plants that will deliver liquefied natural gas by through adapted trucks to states”, writes Nigeria Today .

According to Guardian “the Federal Government in collaboration with the Nigerian Energy Support Programme (NESP) has launched Building Energy Efficiency Code (BEEC) jointly funded by the European Union (EU) and German government to achieve energy saves, availability and sustainability throughout the country.”

Punch writes that “the Federal Government has commenced moves aimed at putting together a national digital map that would help curb insecurity across the country”. The article stated “that the map would further help in improving the country’s economy as the recently inaugurated Economic Recovery and Growth Plan is largely dependent on the map.”

“The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Total Exploration and Production Nigeria Joint Venture and Greenville Oil and Gas Limited, as well as the Gas Aggregation Company of Nigeria Limited agreed to execute a N259bn gas sale and aggregation agreement,” so reports Punch.

The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has revealed in a series of tweets that “between January and August 30, 2017, the EFCC recovered N409,270,706,686.75; $69,501,156.67”.

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