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African Continental Free Trade Area
The African Continental Free Trade Area (ACFTA) will top discussion as Dr Akinwumi Adesina, the President of African Development Bank (AfDB) is expected in London for the milestone investment summit.
Today marks a new decade. It is a time of hope, optimism and fresh possibilities. We look forward as a nation to the 2020s as the opportunity to build on the foundations we have laid together on security, diversification of our economy and taking on the curse of corruption. These are the pledges on which I have been twice elected President and remain the framework for a stable, sustainable and more prosperous future.
There was uproar on the floor of ECOWAS parliament, yesterday, over Nigeria’s border closure policy as Nigeria hinged its decision on failure of Benin Republic to implement agreements.
The Federal Government has said that closure of the nation’s borders has contributed to the rising inflation.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Tuesday in Addis Ababa backed President Muhammadu Buhari’s stance on border closure, urging Benin Republic to change its ways for a harmonious bilateral relationship with Nigeria.
Leadership of the Association of Nigeria Customs Licensed Agents, ANLCA, has expressed worries on what Nigeria stands to gain from the commencement of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement, AfCFTA, being a consumption based nation, and one with myriads of import/export control mechanism.
The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement will provide a new impetus to the continent’s industrialization agenda through increased intra-African trade.
A report of the African Development Bank Group and the African Union has ranked Nigeria and South Africa as some of the nations that make it difficult for prospective African travellers to secure entry visas.
President Muhammadu Buhari says a strong strategic relationship between Nigeria and South Africa can become the engine for the rapid economic, political, social, cultural development of Africa, thereby delivering ‘the Africa we want’.
To enjoy the opportunities offered by the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), the President of the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), Prof. Benedict Oramah, has urged Nigeria to set up a specialized agency for the project.
The Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA) has come up with a 16 point agenda to promote a vibrant regional economy through public and private sector collaboration,
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday mourned the death of the Director-General of the Nigerian Office for Trade Negotiations, Ambassador Chiedu Osakwe.
The Federal Government will propose to the National Assembly about N9.79 trillion as total expenditure in the 2020 budget, the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, has said.
The President of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN), Mr. Mansur Ahmed, has enjoined Nigerians to have preference for Nigerian-manufactured products to enable the country’s local manufacturers employ more Nigerians and spread wealth in the country.
The Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) has officially presented certificate of accreditation to the ultra-modern, state of the art Ecobank Nigeria Academy with a call to other financial institutions in the country seeking accreditation of their training school to emulate Ecobank Nigeria.
The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on behalf of the Federal Government with Tech giant, International Business Machines (IBM) West Africa, for partnership and collaboration in the area of Digital Skills development in Nigeria.
The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) were, at the weekend, locked in a verbal duel over the Supreme Court judgment which replaced PDP’s Emeka Ihedioha with APC’s Hope Uzodinma as governor of Imo State.
The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has reiterated the government’s determination to recover every money paid to contractors on all abandoned projects by the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC)
The ADP said students of crop science of Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka are set to partner Anambra State Agricultural Development Programme to produce Indian melon, sweet melon and a host of other foreign melon for local and international markets and for revenue generation.
In a bid to arrest the spread of yellow fever killer disease in Ekiti State, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), has expressed its readiness to Immunize two million persons in the state to protect the population from the scourge.
Plateau State Government has budgeted the sum of N1 billion for the acquisition of election materials for local government election in four council areas where elections were suspended last year due to insecurity.
Tottenham Hotspur have climbed above city rivals Arsenal and Chelsea to become the highest-earning club in London. This is according to new edition of the Deloitte Money League world which was recently published.
A High Court in Ilorin on Tuesday sentenced a man, Abdulwahab Adebayo, to two weeks in a correctional facility for receiving phone calls during court proceedings.
He also declared that as a beneficiary of a free and fair election in the country, he would bequeath the same to his successor and the nation in 2023.
A civil society organisation, the Civil Empowerment and Rule of Law Support Initiative (CERLSI), has threatened to institute legal actions against the Management of Auchi Polytechnic, Auchi if they fail to repeal the decision to revoke admission of new students of the institution.