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The United States should work to achieve a single, comprehensive agreement with Kenya that removes barriers to trade and investment, instead of pursuing a phased approach, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce said in a document viewed by Reuters.

Chamber: US should avoid phased approach in trade talks with Kenya

The United States should work to achieve a single, comprehensive agreement with Kenya that removes barriers to trade and investment, instead of pursuing a phased approach, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce said in a document viewed by Reuters.
Kemi Adepoju, a dressmaker, sews a dress with a sewing machine in her shop amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Lagos, Nigeria April 5, 2020. REUTERS-Seun Sanni

Lockdowns: Saving lives, but ruining livelihoods in Africa

In a dark ground-floor room in Lagos, dressmaker Kemi Adepoju gazes at a pile of dresses she has made but which cannot be collected due to the lockdown in force to slow the spread of the new coronavirus.
Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state on Friday inaugurated a 10-member committee to investigative alleged killing of two persons by men of Nigerian Air Force in Mabera area of Sokoto metropolis.

Governor Tambuwal calls on local investors to invest in Sokoto

The Sokoto State Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has solicited the support of local investors to invest in the state and help in bolstering its economy and that of the nation at large.
Senate President Ahmed Lawan

Power minister, NERC, DisCos, others to face Senate over electricity tariff increase

Barring any last minute change of mind, the Senate may have resolved to summon stakeholders in the electricity sector over the proposed unilateral increase in electricity tariffs.

LCCI: Insecurity, policy somersault bleeding Nigeria’s economy

The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) has raised the alarm that uncertainty in the country’s business environment is not only posing risk for investors in the country but also costing the economy billions of Naira in losses.

AITEO chief joins US chamber of commerce advisory board

The Chairman and Chief Executive of AITEO, Mr Benedict Peters, has been appointed by the United States Chamber of Commerce to serve on the Board of Advisors for the US-Africa Business Center.

Nigeria Cultural Festival set to hold in Denmark

All is set for the first edition of Nigeria Cultural Festival (NICUFES 2019) billed to hold in Copenhagen, Denmark, this September.

US tech industry leaders: French digital service tax harms global tax reform

Major tech firms and U.S. tech industry groups said on Monday that France’s new digital services tax undermines the global tax regime and multilateral efforts to reform it.

Osun Osogbo festival begins with traditional town cleansing

The people of Osogbo, the Osun State capital, will tomorrow (Monday) witness the traditional cleansing (known as Iwopopo) of Osogbo town, as part of pre-festival events that will herald the 2019 Osun Osogbo festival.
President Buhari receives Letters of Credence from Ambassadors of India, Kuwait and Namibia in State House on 18th April 2019 6

President Buhari: India is Nigeria’s biggest trade partner

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Abuja said Nigeria enjoys a steadily growing and economically rewarding relationship with Republic of India, describing the country as “Nigeria’s biggest trade partner’’.

Nigerian firm partners Chinese government on infrastructure maintenance

A Nigerian firm, XEM Consultants Ltd, is partnering with the China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Machinery and Electronic Products (CCCME), to support infrastructural development and maintenance in the country.
Rashid Bawa

Nigeria, Ghana to explore new areas of business opportunities

Nigeria and Ghana are set to explore more areas of business opportunities to further strengthen relations between both countries.

LCCI urges federal government to further liberalise Nigeria’s visa policy

The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry has urged the Federal Government to further liberalise Nigeria’s visa policy to attract more foreign investment to the country.

Tonga emerges from cyber darkness as internet restored

Tonga’s two-week spell of virtual cyber darkness has ended, with authorities announcing Sunday that full internet services had been restored to the Pacific island kingdom.

Governor Tambuwal lauded for N3 billion loan to Sokoto traders

The National Youths Council of Nigeria (NYCN), Sokoto State chapter, has lauded Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State over the N3 billion loan earmarked for traders across the state.
Aminu Waziri Tambuwal

Governor Tambuwal: Sokoto traders to get another N1 billion direct loan soon

Traders in Sokoto State would yet again, benefit from another N1bn direct loan from the state government, Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has disclosed.
Atiku Abubakar, Bukola Saraki, Ben Murray-Bruce in the US. Twitter-Ben Murray-Bruce

‘Atiku Abubakar’s US visit a political and PR disaster’

The President Muhammadu Buhari campaign organisation has described the recent visit of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, to the United States as a political and public relation disaster.

Bill Cosby spends first night in prison alone

Bill Cosby spent his first night in prison alone, in a single cell near the infirmary, as he began his three-to-10-year sentence for sexual assault.

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Cameroon military acknowledges soldiers arrested in Togo

Cameroon’s military says three of five men recently arrested by Togolese police and portrayed by Togolese media as notorious criminals who committed serious offenses against Togolese citizens are Cameroonian soldiers, while the other two are former convicts. The three military men stole weapons from the military headquarters in Yaoundé and went to Togo’s capital, Lomé, where they used the weapons to harass Togolese, according to Togolese police.
Israeli centrist party leader Benny Gantz said he has accepted an invitation to meet United States President Donald Trump in Washington on Monday to discuss a peace plan for the Middle East.

Israeli defense minister apologizes over Palestinian’s death

Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz apologized on Sunday for Israeli police’s shooting to death an unarmed, autistic Palestinian man in East Jerusalem on Saturday.
Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Lagos set to reopen economy

The Lagos State Government would soon embark on the ‘Register-to-Open Initiative’ toward the gradual reopening of the economy in the state.

Senator Ajimobi’s ex-aide defects to PDP

The candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) for the Ibadan Southeast/Northeast Federal House of Representatives in Oyo state during the 2019 general election, Mr Deji Aboderin, has defected to the ruling People’s Democratic Party.
The operatives of Rapid Response Squad (RRS) has arrested a 19-year-old National Diploma holder of Yaba College of Technology, Lagos as the brain behind the blackmail of Queen Salawa Abeni with nude photographs.

RRS arrests man over nude photos of Salawa Abeni

The operatives of Rapid Response Squad (RRS) has arrested a 19-year-old National Diploma holder of Yaba College of Technology, Lagos as the brain behind the blackmail of Queen Salawa Abeni with nude photographs.