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Rising inflation in construction sector worries builders

The Nigerian Institute of Building (NIOB) has said the rising inflation in the construction industry has led to a reduction in business activities in the sector.
Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says Senate President Bukola Saraki slowed down the progress of the All Progressives Congress (APC)

Minister maintains stand on technical defeat of Boko Haram

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, says he stands by what he said in 2015, that the Boko Haram terrorists have been technically defeated.

No Nigerian bank is distressed – central bank chief

Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr Godwin Emefiele, yesterday, allayed fears on speculations of alleged insolvency in about seven banks following their failure to scale through a recent stressed conducted by industry regulators.
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LCCI: Losses to border closure colossal

The Lagos Chamber of Commerce & Industry (LCCI) has frowned at the disruptions and losses that businesses and individuals have suffered as a result of the border closure. It said corporates, large number of informal sector players and individuals doing legitimate businesses across the borders have become victims of the new directive.

CAC clears N1bn salary increment backlog

The Corporate Affairs Commission on Wednesday said it has paid the over N1bn salary increment arrears which was approved in 2013 by the Federal Government.

Onitsha chamber urges NIWA chief on functional waterways

The Onitsha Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (ONICCIMA), yesterday, advised the new Managing Director, National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA), Chief George Moghalu, to ensure that the inland waterways ports in every part of the country, especially the Eastern Ports, are functional so that its opportunities wouldl be fully harnessed.
Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture, disclosed this at the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) forum on Tuesday in Abuja.

Minister unveils agenda for Nigeria’s culture, tourism sector

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, on Sunday unveiled his agenda to transform the creative, tourism and culture industry into Nigeria’s new oil in the next four years.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has approved the appointment of Olarewaju Lasisi as his senior special adviser on media and public affairs. 2

House of Reps: Anti-corruption laws not strong enough

The House of Representatives has unfolded its legislative agenda for 2019 to 2023 with a resolve to strengthen anti corruption agencies in the country, saying existing anti-corruption laws in the country has not given the anti-graft bodies enough power to investigate and prosecute corruption cases.

Federal government restates commitment to better trade relations with Poland

The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Mr Adeniyi Adebayo, has reiterated Federal Government’s commitment to strengthen relationship between Nigeria and Poland in terms of trade, commerce and industrialisation.
The Nigerian livestock industry is a N30 trillion worth national asset that should be treated with care, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono, has said.

Nigeria livestock industry worth N30 trillion – minister

The Nigerian livestock industry is a N30 trillion worth national asset that should be treated with care, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono, has said.
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NACCIMA seeks inclusive growth, youth empowerment

The Nigeria Association of Chambers of Commerce, industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA), has commended the handling of the economy by the current administration but however, decried inflation rate of 11.02 per cent as at August fueled by high food prices at 13.17 per cent in the same month.
President Muhammadu Buhari and his South African counterpart, Cyril Ramaphosa, have agreed to set up a committee to address the issue compensation to victims of xenophobic attacks in South Africa, it was learnt on Thursday. 1

Xenophobia: South Africa, Nigeria mend relations, sign 30 trade deals

South Africa and Nigeria signed 30 trade and cooperation agreements on Thursday, weeks after a wave of violence against Nigerian nationals in Johannesburg and Pretoria had strained relations between Africa’s top two economies.
President Muhammadu Buhari and his South African counterpart, Cyril Ramaphosa, have agreed to set up a committee to address the issue compensation to victims of xenophobic attacks in South Africa, it was learnt on Thursday. 3

Xenophobia: Nigeria, South Africa to set up committee on compensation — in pictures

President Muhammadu Buhari and his South African counterpart, Cyril Ramaphosa, have agreed to set up a committee to address the issue compensation to victims of xenophobic attacks in South Africa, it was learnt on Thursday.
President Muhammadu Buhari held bilateral meetings with President Patrice Talon of Benin Republic and President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa 1

Cyril Ramaphosa to host President Buhari in South Africa

Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari will this week travel to South Africa for a State visit, which will also mark the 20th anniversary of the Bi-National Commission (BNC).
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) administration has raised alarm over rising cases of insecurity and vandalism in the territory. Abuja

Abuja trade fair extended to October 2

The on-going 2019 Abuja International Trade Fair (2019AITF) organised by the Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) has been extended to Wednesday, October 2.
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Jigawa governor swears-in 11 commissioners, 15 special advisers

The Jigawa Governor, Alhaji Muhammad Badaru, on Monday in Dutse sworn-in 11 commissioners and 15 Special Advisers.

Minister urges women in maritime to lift the poor out of poverty

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has urged Nigerian women working in maritime industry to try as much as possible to lift other poor women in the country out poverty.

Minister, Aliko Dangote to speak on AfCFTA at IoD confab

The Minister of Industry, Trade & Investment, Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo, is the keynote speaker and will lead other top speakers as the Institute of Directors (IoD) Nigeria 2019 Annual Director’s Conference in Abuja.

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