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AfCFTA: NANTS urges federal government to boost MSMEs funds

President Muhammadu Buhari had on July 7, at the 12th Extraordinary Summit of African Union (AU) Heads of State and Government in Niamey, Niger Republic signed the agreement establishing the AfCFTA.
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Minimum wage: Trader association warns against price hike

The National Association of Nigerian Traders (NANTS) has cautioned its members nationwide against unnecessary price increases in view of the minimum wage increase.
Women’s Right Advancement and Protection Alternative (WRAPA) has urged the Federal Government to take the protection of human rights at the Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps seriously, especially as it concerns women.

NANTs supports 300 IDPs with agricultural inputs

The National Association of Nigerian Traders (NANTs) has supported 300 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Kuje and Durumi camps with c to empower them to improve their livelihoods.

Imo governor-elect to prioritise youth empowerment

The Imo Governor-elect, Chief Emeka Ihedioha, says he will give priority to youth empowerment, food production, commerce and tourism.

Traders: Multiple taxations hinder investment, economic growth

National Association of Nigerian Traders (NANTS) has said the multiple taxations charged by various tiers of government in Nigeria are disincentive to investment and hinder the nation’s economic growth.

NANTS urges President Buhari to end illegal seizure of goods by Customs

The National Association of Nigerian Traders (NANTS) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to bring to an end the illegal seizure of goods and over time cargo charges by Nigeria Customs Service (NCS).
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NANTs: Nigeria will lose more than N140 billion over election postponement

Mr Ken Ukaoha, President, National Association of Nigerian Traders (NANTs), says the country will lose more than N140 billion due to the postponement of the general elections.
A former governor of Cross River State Donald Duke has said he will not criminalise same-sex relationships if he becomes Nigeria's president in 2019.

Donald Duke challenges data on unemployment

The Presidential candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Donald Duke, has challenged the 20.3 per cent unemployment released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), saying that it could be as high as 80 per cent.

Nigerian traders meet candidates over vote buying

The leadership of the National Association of Nigerian Traders (NANTS) has concluded plans to meet with all political office seekers in the forthcoming general elections in a bid to secure their commitments on how to eliminate voting buying.

Minister Lokpobiri: How Nigeria can tackle smuggling

Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri, has suggested that the country can tackle smuggling to a standstill if traders stop patronising smugglers.

Federal government, women traders begin campaign against illegal food importation, chemicals

The Federal Government in collaboration with the National Association of Nigerian Traders have commenced a campaign to discourage illegal importation of food and indiscriminate use of chemicals on food items.

Stakeholders call for allocation of 10% budget to agricultural sector

Stakeholders in the agricultural sector have urged the Federal Government to allocate 10 percent of the national budget to the sector, in compliance with Malabo Declaration, which Nigeria is a signatory to.
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Federal government summons envoy over closure of Nigerians’ shops in Ghana

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs yesterday summoned the High Commissioner of Ghana to Nigeria, Amb Rashid Bawa, over the continued closure of over 400 Nigerian shops in Ghana.

Traders call for inclusion in government health, housing schemes

The National Association of Nigerian Traders (NANTS) has appealed to the government to include its members in the health insurance, pension and housing schemes.
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Presidency: Ghana’s closure of over 400 Nigerian shops worrisome

The federal government has expressed concern over the continued closure of shops owned by Nigerians in Ghana, two weeks after President Koffi Nana-Akudo gave an order that they be reopened.

Ghana closes over 400 Nigerian shops

Nigeria has expressed concern over the continued closure of Nigerians shops in Ghana two weeks after President Koffi Nana-Akudo gave the order to reopen them.

Nigerian woman commits suicide over closure of shops in Ghana

Following the closure of her shops by Ghanaian authorities, a Nigerian woman and mother of three children has committed suicide, the National Association of Nigerian Traders (NANTs), Ghana Chapter, reported in Abuja on Tuesday.

Ghana closes 400 Nigerian businesses

More than 400 businesses owned by Nigerians have been closed by authorities in Ghana, sparking a protest by owners who have issued a week ultimatum within which to resolve the surrounding the maltreatment of Nigerian business community in Ghana.

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Former Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha has urged his supporters to resist further attacks from the government. He said he would no longer tolerate unwarranted assaults on his person and relatives.

Biafra: Senator Okorocha reveals when he’ll join IPOB

The immediate past Governor of Imo State, Senator Rochas Okorocha, has declared that he will not hesitate to join the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, if the Nnamdi Kanu-led group is able to convince him to do so.
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Kano governor receives report on Ruga settlements

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State says the state government is determined to implement the RUGA project, meant to resettle herdsmen and boost economic activities.

Bishop Kukah: Imposter using my name on Facebook

The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto, Most Rev. Dr. Matthew Hassan Kukah, on Saturday warned the public against an online fraudster who has been claiming to be him on Facebook and defrauding unsuspecting victims.
Pep Guardiola says fans can't expect Manchester City to win every game, after they were beaten 3-2 at Norwich on Saturday evening.

Pep Guardiola: Why Manchester City lost to Norwich

Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has said that his side paid for their failure to take their chances, as they suffered a 3-2 defeat to Norwich City on Saturday.
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Six killed in fresh attack on Kaduna village

Not less than six people have been killed in a fresh attack on Fadaman Rimi village in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State.