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Olusegun Obasanjo slams Nigeria, African countries over delayed ratification of AFCFTA

Nigeria’s former president and chairman of the Advisory Board of the first Inter-Africa Trade Fair, (IATF), Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, yesterday in Cairo, Egypt, decried the lethargic disposition of some African leaders including Nigeria, towards the signing of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement, (AfCFTA).

Moussa Faki: Why I’m in Nigeria

Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, Moussa Faki, has said that one of the reasons he was in Nigeria was to discuss the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) with President Muhammadu Buhari.

African Union woos Nigeria over free trade

The African Union (AU) has begun wooing Nigeria to rescind its decision to delay the signing of the controversial African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCTA).
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UNCTAD: Egypt remains Africa’s largest recipient of FDI

The UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) says Egypt remains the top destination of foreign direct investment (FDI) in Africa.
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Udoma Udoma: Federal government releases N460 billion capital expenditure

The Federal Government says it has released N460 billion of the N2.1 trillion capital expenditure for 2018 budget implementation.
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Nigerian traders in Ghana cry for help

Many Nigerians are familiar with the notorious statement, “Ghana must go”. But it seems the reverse is the case now given the consistent cry by some Nigerians living in Ghana over the treatment being meted out on them by some citizens of the host country.
Degun Agboade

NASME blames inter-agency rivalry for non-standardisation of SMEs products

President of National Association of Small and Medium Enterprises (NASME), Degun Agboade, has blamed inter-agency rivalry among regulatory institutions of government as being responsible for non-standardisation of some SMEs products in Nigeria.

AfCFTA: Nigeria, South Africa’s refusal surprising – Emir Sanusi

Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, on Tuesday, said refusal of the two largest economies in Africa to sign the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) is surprising.

Manufacturers urge federal government to ignore pressure to sign-on to AfCFTA agreement

The Manufacturers Association of Nigeria has urged the Federal Government to ignore pressure from certain quarters in the industry to urgently sign-on to the African Continental Free Trade Agreement.

African standards bodies partner to boost trade with metrology

While restating SON’s efforts at driving the national quality infrastructure project, Aboloma said Nigeria’s membership of AFRIMETS and other continental and international standardisation bodies was a deliberate effort in ensuring that the country participates actively in inter-laboratory comparisons amongst National Institutes of Metrology (NMIs).
Comrade Ayuba Waba, President, NLC

NLC urges federal government to thread carefully on ACFTA to avoid ruining local industries

The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) Wednesday urged the federal government to thread carefully on the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (ACFTA) so as to avoid ruining local industries in Nigeria.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo - NOVO ISIORO

VP Osinbajo: Nigeria will change intra-African trade matrix

Nigeria’s vice president, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, yesterday said government was determined to increase the level of the country’s trade in the region.

Minister Hadi Sirika and the return of Nigeria Airways

One of the usual features on Nigerian social media is the nostalgic passion with which Nigerians often distribute pictures of the old Nigeria Airways and how that company once considered one of the best in Africa was mismanaged and made to fail.

Afreximbank declares $57.53 million dividend

The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has declared a $57.53 million dividend for shareholders as it grew its revenues by 25 per cent to reach $645 million in its 2017 financial year.
Former Nigeria's President Olusegun Obasanjo

Ex-President Obasanjo: Africa needs stronger leadership

A former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, says stronger leadership is critical to the economic development of the African continent.
Pic.5. From left: Nigeria’s Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun; South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa; and President/Chairman, Board of Directors of Afreximbank, Dr Okey Oramah, at the opening of Afreximbank Annual Meeting in Abuja on Wednesday (11/7/18). Jones Bamidele/NAN

President Ramaphosa: South Africa government not in support of attacks on Nigerians, others

The South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, on Wednesday said the South African government was not in support of xenophobic attacks on Nigerians and other countries.

General Gowon defends Udoji award, lauds Adedeji’s service

Forty-six years after, Yakubu Gowon, former military Head of State, has again defended the Udoji award to civil servants after the Nigerian civil war.

Governor Ambode urges federal government to sign AfCFTA to boost export

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Thursday declared support for the African Continental Free Trade Agreement and urged Nigeria to sign the agreement.

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