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Akinwunmi Ambode: Lagos committed to industrial growth

Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, has pledged to continue formulating and implementing policies and programmes that would consolidate the state’s position as the industrial and commercial hub of Nigeria.

AfDB approves US$40 million for Africa Infrastructure Investment Fund

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved its third equity investment of US$40 million in Africa Infrastructure Investment Fund (AIIF), a closed-ended pan-African infrastructure fund managed by South Africa-based Africa Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM).

Lai Mohammed: No development without investment in infrastructure

Massive investment in infrastructure is crucial to economic growth and development, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has said.

Sierra Leone cancels China-funded airport project

Sierra Leone has cancelled a $400m (£304m) Chinese-funded project to build a new airport outside the capital Freetown.

CACOL condemns N3.46 trillion loss annually to port inefficiency

The Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership, CACOL, has condemned the nation’s loss of over Three Trillion Naira (N3.46tn) annually, that should accrue to the economy through Port inefficiency.

Over 10,000 abandoned containers litter Lagos ports

OVER 10,000 abandoned overtime containers currently litter the Lagos Ports Complex in Apapa, Lagos uncleared. This is even as the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), revealed that some of the overtime containers have been inside the ports before the 2006 port concession.
China's President Xi Jinping

China: No strings attached to Africa investments – Xi Jinping

President Xi Jinping told African counterparts and business leaders Monday that China’s investments on the continent have “no political strings attached”, even as Beijing is increasingly criticised over its debt-heavy projects abroad.

Employers decry impact of port congestion

Organised Private Sector, OPS, has expressed concern at the adverse effect of the national menace of port congestion and perpetual blockade of roads leading to the Apapa Ports on businesses in Nigeria.

Nigeria’s ports drop in global rating

The report released by the National Bureau of Statistics in March reveals that Nigeria’s Ports dropped in global ratings basically due to bad infrastructure.

Governor Ambode: Federal government must revive ports, oil pipelines in other states to save...

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State, on Tuesday, tasked the Federal Government to do everything within its powers to revive existing Ports in other states of the federation so as to bring about permanent solution to the perennial traffic congestion in Apapa axis of the State.
Ayo Teriba

Economist: Nigeria must privatise more assets

Nigeria must urgently consider privatising her redundant assets to raise the required funds to grow the economy and ensure stability, Vice Chairman, Technical Committee of the National Council on Privatisation, Ayo Teriba, said.

NPA: Some Nigerian agencies violating presidential directive

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) is seeking the intervention of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo over non-compliance by some government agencies with the Presidential Order on the Ease of Doing Business at Ports.

Panama to open embassy in Nigeria

President Juan Carlos Varela of the Republic of Panama has said that his country would soon open an Embassy in Abuja to cement the relationship between Panama and Nigeria.

Calabar Ports win NIPOSA football event

The Calabar Ports on Friday defeated the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) Headquarters Lagos to win the football event of the 2018 Nigerian Ports Authority Sports Association (NIPOSA) Games.

Federal government will stop funding old narrow gauge rail lines – minister

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, says the federal government will stop funding old narrow gauge rail lines across the country.

Don’t blame us for Africa’s accumulated debt – China replies US

The Chinese government says it cannot take the blame for Africa’s debt burden, saying it is as a result of accumulation over the years.

United States lifts sanctions on Sudan banks, ports, railways

The U.S. has lifted sanctions on dozens of Sudanese entities, including banks, ports, oil and industrial corporations, the Treasury Department said on Thursday.

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The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police confirm death of 22 in Sokoto bandits’ attack, foil ambush

The Police in Sokoto on Thursday confirmed the death of 22 villagers in the state following sporadic shooting by suspected bandits in Gangara community.
The Cross River Commissioner for health, Dr Betta Edu has restated the state’s preparedness to tackle Coronavirus if it eventually gets to the state.

Cross River suspected coronavirus case tests negative

Confirming the report to newsmen on phone Thursday night, Edu said the case from UCTH that went viral on the various social platform came out negative.

President Buhari’s daughter rejoins family after self-isolation

The daughter of President Muhammadu Buhari who went on self-isolation after returning from the United Kingdom, UK, two weeks ago has rejoined the family.
Nigeria has confirmed 12 new casesof coronavirus with total number of cases in the country rising to 151.

Coronavirus hits 51 of 55 nations of Africa

Malawi recorded three cases, on Thursday, as the number of cases in Africa struck 6,940 with 278 deaths and 567 recoveries as of 8.30p.m.

WHO concerned as coronavirus accelerates in Africa

With more than 6,000 COVID-19 cases reported in Africa, the virus is threatening fragile health systems on the continent.