AfDB identifies 14 sites for agro-industrial processing zones in Nigeria

The African Development Bank (AfDB) African Development Bank (AfDB) says it has identified 14 sites for the proposed special agro-industrial processing zones (SAPZs) in Nigeria. Banji Oyelaran-Oyeyinka, special adviser on Industrialisation to AfDB’s president, Akinwumi Adesina disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Tuesday. He said that […]

ECA to work with member states on improving social-economic wellbeing of Africa

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The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) primary focus is to support member states in their quest for sustainable development that promotes inclusive prosperity, economic opportunity and greater social wellbeing, says Sylvain Boko, principal regional advisor on planning and statistics at the ECA’s capacity development division. Speaking at the beginning of a two-day National Policy Dialogue […]

DHL, MallforAfrica join forces to take African products to global markets


Global express services provider, DHL, has announced a partnership a trangement with e-commerce giant, MallforAfrica’s new platform, Marketplace Africa, to help online retailers bring African-made products to the US and global market. According to a statement issued Monday by DHL, the partnership is geared at removing the barriers of isolation which African crafts people experience […]

A little inflation will not hurt Nigeria’s economy, investment analyst says

The hawkish monetary policy stance of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) by holding benchmark lending rate constant at high 14 percent for almost two years based on the need to ensure sustained price and foreign exchange stability is having detrimental impact on productivity, according to Lekan Shitta-Bey, an investment banking analyst and managing consultant […]