FG mobilises committee to save local firms over AfCFTA

Richard Adebayo, the minister of industry, trade and investment, has stated that plans are ongoing to set up an action committee to protect local manufacturers. He said the move was imperative to address smuggling post-Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) while also tapping into the opportunities that the agreement would bring. The minister stated this […]

Climate change: 11% of Nigeria’s GDP may be affected by 2020 — Official

Sa’adatu Madaki, an official of the federal ministry of environment says 11 percent of Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) may be affected by 2020 if climate change is not addressed. Madaki, a senior scientific officer, department of climate change in the ministry made this known on Thursday in Kano at a two-day youth climate innovation […]

NECA, LCCI, fault Buhari’s directive on food importation

The Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association and the Centre for Social Justice say the directive by president Muhammadu Buhari to the Central Bank of Nigeria to withdraw foreign exchange for importation of food is coming at a wrong time. They made their views known on Wednesday in separate statements. The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, […]

’98 million Nigerians multidimensionally poor’- UNDP


United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) says the number of Nigerians, who are multidimensionally poor has increased from 86 million to 98 million in the past decade up to 2017. This is contained in a statement on Thursday by Lucky Musonda, UNDP’s communications specialist, head of communication unit. Musonda stated that the figures are part of […]

Wike opens criminal trial of indicted ex-commissioners over N34.5bn syringe factory

…former health, finance commissioners to face criminal trials …factory could produce one billion syringes per annum   Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has opened criminal prosecution of two indicted former commissioners in the state who allegedly had a hand or two in the collapse of a N34.5 billion state-owned auto-destruct syringe factory at Rumosi, […]

Group canvases inclusive governance to fast track economic growth

To fast track economic growth in the country, President Muhammadu Buhari and the incoming state governors across the federation have been told to adopt an inclusive governance approach in the administration of state affairs. This suggestion was made by Emem Okon, the executive director of Kebetkache Women Development and Resource Centre (KWDRC), a non-governmental organisation […]