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The Minister of State for Trade and Investment, Mrs Mariam Katagum, confirmed that Kano had the highest number of applicants who had registered for the funds.

Nigerian government warns applicants not to pay facilitation fee for MSMEs grant

The Federal Government says applicants will not pay any ‘facilitation fee’ to access its intervention grant for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), and cautions unsuspecting applicants against fraudsters.
Mr Adeniyi Adebayo, the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, says the Federal Government has initiated a process to revive the collapsed industries in Kano State.

Nigeria set to ratify Africa free trade agreement – minister

Nigeria is currently in the process of ensuring the ratification of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement, the minister of trade, Niyi Adebayo, said on Monday.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday night met behind closed doors with President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

President Buhari holds closed-door meeting with Ghanaian president in Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday night met behind closed doors with President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
President Muhammadu Buhari has pledged that Nigeria will within the limits of resources do her best to support the consolidation of democracy in West African countries.1

President Buhari: Nigeria will support consolidation of democracy in ECOWAS countries

President Muhammadu Buhari has pledged that Nigeria will within the limits of resources do her best to support the consolidation of democracy in West African countries.
Bayelsa State Deputy Governor, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, has dismissed reports making the rounds that the immediate past administration spent about N100bn for the construction of the state Airport.

Bayelsa sets up committee to boost revenue generation

Bayelsa State Government has constituted a tax advisory committee to boost its internally generated revenue.
Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami

World Identity Day: We’ll commence enrolment of IDPs soon – minister

As part of efforts to fast-track enrolment of all Nigerians, the Federal government is to commence the capturing of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) across the country.

NEPC: Zero oil plan critical to Nigeria’s economy

Mr Segun Awolowo, the Executive Secretary, Nigeria Export Promotion Council (NEPC), says active implementation of the Zero Oil Plan will boost Nigeria’s foreign exchange earnings in the face of economic contraction caused by COVID-19 pandemic.
People ride on a boat past A.P. Moeller-Maersk A/S branded shipping containers stacked at the Ladol free trade zone port in Lagos, Nigeria, on Tuesday, May 22, 2018. Ladol, a logistics hub for the offshore oil industry in Lagos, Nigeria, is mulling a stock-market listing and corporate bonds to expand its facilities and get more business from major production companies. Photographer: George Osodi/Bloomberg

NCMDLCA: Cumbersome system in ports hinders trade facilitation

Mr Lucky Amiwero, President, National Council of Managing Directors of Licensed Customs Agents (NCMDLCA), on Saturday said that cumbersome and archaic system in the ports hindered trade facilitation.
The Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas) has rejected the military coup in Mali and ordered sanctions against its ringleaders.

Malians: Nothing has changed after coup

More than a week has elapsed since rebel soldiers toppled Mali’s president, sending shockwaves around West Africa and in France, its staunch ally.
President Donald Trump painted a grim picture of life in the United States if his rival, Joe Biden, were to win the November presidential election, promising that there would be insecurity economic decline, and an end to basic rights.

Donald Trump: No one will be safe in Joe Biden’s America

President Donald Trump painted a grim picture of life in the United States if his rival, Joe Biden, were to win the November presidential election, promising that there would be insecurity economic decline, and an end to basic rights such as free speech and gun ownership.
Group Managing Director-Chief Executive of Zenith Bank, Mr. Ebenezer Onyeagwu, has called for a concerted effort towards diversifying the country’s export base through the promotion of non-oil exports.

Zenith Bank chief calls for promotion of non-oil exports

Group Managing Director/Chief Executive of Zenith Bank, Mr. Ebenezer Onyeagwu, has called for a concerted effort towards diversifying the country’s export base through the promotion of non-oil exports.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as said that its staff in Jos Branch, on Tuesday averted what would have been another major fire disaster in the country.

CBN bans banks, third parties from getting forex via Form M

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has banned banks from opening Forms M (FOR IMPORTERS) “whose payments are routed through a buying company/agent or any other third parties.”

Official: 774,000 FG jobs only for unskilled, semi-skilled youths

Chief Nweke Gbazueagu, Chairman, Enugu State Selection Committee for the 774,000 Federal Government/National Directorate of Employment (NDE) Guaranteed Jobs, says the job space is meant for unskilled and semi-skilled youths.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, yesterday asked Health Minister, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, the whereabouts of visiting Chinese medical personnel, saying their activities in the country must the oversighted by the parliament.

Nigeria approaching 1,000 number of coronavirus fatalities – minister

The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, revealed that Nigeria is also sadly approaching the symbolic 1,000 number of Covid-19 case fatalities, a grim reality that should be a wake up call for us.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

Nigerian government will use part of N2.3 trillion ESP stimulus as buyer of last...

The Federal Government will use part of the N2.3 trillion stimulus package to purchase locally produced items as buyer of last resort in line with its Economic Sustainability Plan, according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN.
Xenophobia: Shoprite Ikeja partially closed — in pictures 4

Shoprite announces plans to discontinue operations in Nigeria

The Board of Africa’s biggest retailer, Shoprite International Limited, has announced plans to discontinue operations in Nigeria after 15 years.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as said that its staff in Jos Branch, on Tuesday averted what would have been another major fire disaster in the country.

Central bank re-assigns two pre-shipment inspection agents for non-oil export

The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, yesterday, re-assigned two companies as Pre-Shipment Inspection Agents (PIA) for non-oil exports in the northern and south-western parts of the country.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian speaks at the daily media briefing in Beijing on April 8. GREG BAKER-AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES

China accuses ‘certain countries’ of spreading disinformation

China accused “certain countries” of spreading disinformation in a video call Friday with Russia, as the two nations sought a closer alliance while relations continue to deteriorate between Beijing and Washington.

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Four die, 12 injured in Lagos-Ibadan expressway crash

Four persons on Monday died, while 12 others sustained various degrees of injuries in a lone accident involving a Mazda bus around Isara bridge on Lagos-Ibadan expressway.
The President of Nigerian Traders Union in Ghana, Chukwuemeka Levi Nnaji, Monday accused the Ghanaian government of inconsistent speech and words on the closure of over 160 Nigerian shops.

Nigerian traders in Ghana attempting suicide over maltreatment

Some Nigerian traders in Ghana are considering suicide as option, following rising cases of frustrations, biting hunger and sad feelings of grave abandonment occasioned by the recent actions taken by Ghanaian government against the traders, Progressives Ambassadors of Nigeria has said.
Chelsea Manager, Frank Lampard has confirmed that former Super Eagles forward Victor Moses will return to Stamford Bridge after the expiration of his loan deal at Fenerbahce.

Frank Lampard casts doubt over Victor Moses future at Chelsea

Frank Lampard insists Victor Moses will not be part of his squad for Tuesday’s Carabao Cup clash with Tottenham Hotspurs.
Sadiq Umar was on target for Partizan Belgrade in their 2 – 1 victory over Backa Backa Palanka in Monday’s Serbian pro league game.

Partizan Belgrade’s Sadiq Umar bags sixth goal of the season

Sadiq Umar was on target for Partizan Belgrade in their 2 – 1 victory over Backa Backa Palanka in Monday’s Serbian pro league game.
Thiago Silva is eager to point out that he is not at Chelsea to “visit tourist sites” and “go through the motions”, with the Brazilian defender determined “to win” with the Blues.

Thiago Silva not at Chelsea to ‘visit tourist sites’

Thiago Silva is eager to point out that he is not at Chelsea to “visit tourist sites” and “go through the motions”, with the Brazilian defender determined “to win” with the Blues.