Ekiti pursues agro-export drive in partnership with NEPC

Onome Amuge The Ekiti State government and the Nigeria Export Promotion Council (NEPC) have established a partnership which aims to boost the state’s agricultural value chains and significantly bolster its major crops for export. Muyiwa Olumilua, commissioner for investment, trade and industry, while disclosing this explained that the partnership was enhanced by the state’s willingness […]

ECOWAS steps in to mediate Nigeria-Ghana trade dispute

Saviour Adugba  ECOWAS is set to resolve the trade dispute between West African neighbours, Nigeria and Ghana, at the ongoing two-day Consultation tagged ECOWAS Post-2020 Vision currently being held at Abuja, according to the Federal Government of Nigeria. David Adeosun, director, microeconomic analysis, ministry of finance, budget and national planning, and one the Nigerian delegates […]

Nigeria currency reform delays $1.5bn World Bank loan

Charles Abuede A financing delay from the World Bank could leave Nigeria battered by low prices of crude oil, as the multilateral lender is probably not going to approve a genuinely necessary $1.5 billion for Nigeria in August as earlier arranged due to worries over desired reforms. Sources say they are not convinced about the […]

NDDC to build new Police headquarters, barracks in Bayelsa

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) says it has concluded plans to construct a new headquarters and Police barracks for the Bayelsa State Police command. Bayelsa, an oil-rich littoral state, with an estimated gross domestic product (GDP) of more than $5.517 billion as of 2016, was created in 1996 by late Sani Abacha, an Army […]