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President Buhari addressing the 2018 Annual General Meeting-25th Anniversary of the African Export-Import Bank held in Abuja on Saturday.

President Buhari: Nigeria’s delay in signing AfCFTA to protect national interest

President Muhammadu Buhari has again explained that the delay in Nigeria’s signing of the African Continental Free Trade Agree (AfCFTA) agreement was borne out of a desire to ensure that national interests as well as regional and international obligations are balanced.
President Buhari addressing the 2018 Annual General Meeting-25th Anniversary of the African Export-Import Bank held in Abuja on Saturday.

President Buhari: We’ll be guided by national interests in signing free trade agreement

President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigeria will only be signatory to the Continental Free Trade Agreement if the nation’s national interests as well as regional and international obligations are balanced.
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Vice President Osinbajo to address global technology, entertainment leaders in US

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, will be leading a public-private sector collaborative investment roadshow to the United States, where he will be speaking to global industry leaders in information technology and entertainment at the Silicon Valley in San Francisco and Hollywood in Los Angeles, California, from Monday, July 9 to Wednesday, July 11, 2018.

Federal government registers 700 artisanal miners

The Federal Government says it has so far registered 700 artisanal and small scale miners into licensed cooperatives in the country.

Federal government to drive youth entrepreneurship with technology

The federal government has unveiled plans to drive youth entrepreneurship in the country through the use of technology.

2018 Budget: MAN faults cut in allocation for economic zones, industrial parks

The Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) on Friday said the reduction of the allocation for the expansion of Special Economic Zones/Industrial Parks projects in the 2018 budget could have an adverse effect on the economy.

Federal government spends N5.30 billion on national grazing reserve development

The Federal Government has budget over N5.30bn for the National Grazing Reserve Development, while N25.1 billion is for the promotion and development of Value Chain across more than thirty different commodities.

Bank of Industry unveils N1 billion fund for fashion entrepreneurs

The Bank of Industry (BoI) says it has set aside N1 billion to support fashion entrepreneurs in Nigeria.

SMEDAN urges financial institutions to ease SMEs access to funds

The Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN) has urged financial institutions to design programmes that would enable small businesses to access funds easily.

Federal government disburses loans to over 4,000 GEEP MarketMoni beneficiaries in Edo

Edo State yesterday recorded over 4,000 beneficiaries of the Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme (GEEP) of the federal government through the state’s edition of Micro, Small and Medium-Scale Enterprise (MSMEs) Clinic.

Bank of Industry, Ebonyi government seal N4 billion agric fund deal

The Bank of Industry (BoI) and Ebonyi State government have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on a N4 billion matching funds to boost the fortune of civil servants in the state through agricultural activities.

Bank of Industry disburses N2 billion loan to Benue cooperative societies

The Bank of Industry (BOI) in conjunction with Benue State government has begun the disbursement of N2 billion loan to 138 cooperative societies, Samuel Ortom, the governor, said on Tuesday.

Bank of Industry, Ebonyi government roll out N4 billion agric fund for civil servants

The Bank of Industry (BoI) and the Ebonyi State Government are to collaborate in a N4 billion matching funds to enhance the fortunes of civil servants in the state through agricultural activities.

Federal government budgets N100 million for research in universities

The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi, says the government has budgeted the sum of N100 million as grants to carry out research in the mining sector in the nation’s universities.

Bank of Industry: 350,000 SMEs have received interest-free loan

The Bank of Industry (BoI) executive director, Toyin Adeniji, says 350,000 small and medium enterprises have benefitted the federal government’s interest-free loan programme.

House of Representatives queries NEXIM Bank over arbitrary lending rates to MSMEs

The Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Banking and Currency, Hon. Chukwudi Jones Onyereri, has expressed displeasure over what he described as an abysmal high interest rates on loans granted by the Nigerian Export-Import Bank (NEXIM) to Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs).

Bank of Industry to simplify loan procedures for MSMEs

The Managing Director, Bank of Industry, Olukayode Pitan, on Tuesday said that the lender had opened discussions with the Small and Medium Enterprise Development Agency of Nigeria and the Nigeria Export and Import Bank to de-risk its loan portfolios to small-scale businesses.

Vice President Osinbajo for MSME clinic in Ondo Thursday

The Ondo State Government says the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, will be in the state on Thursday for the inauguration of the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises ( MSME ) Clinic in Akure.

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