Border to reopen in strict compliance with ECOWAS trade agreements, says FG
The Federal Government has said the decision to reopen the nations’ land boarders will be in strict compliance with the Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS) regional trade protocol agreements.
Falana condemns border closure by FG
Says it varies with AfCTA, ECOWAS protocol Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, has urged the Federal Government to open its land borders in the country’s interest. The closure, he said, is inconsistent with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Protocol on Free Movement of Persons, Residence and Establishment as well as the African…
Six more countries okay single transport market agenda for Africa
The chances of a Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) have brightened as six new countries endorsed open skies agenda for the continent. While two of the new entrants had already signed, bringing the signatories to 29, four others are due to make official submissions this month.
AU links AfCTA’s success to free movement of persons
A representative of the Department of Political Affairs, the African Union Commission, Rita Amukhobu, has insisted that it is imperative to take into cognisance...
Buhari and his unpopular policies
President Muhammadu Buhari’s recent justification for what he called his ‘‘unpopular policies and programmes’’ is not a good public relations material for his presidency to begin a second term. While receiving the Buhari Media Organisation recently, Nigeria’s President admitted that ‘‘the administrative services’’ of his government ‘‘are unpopular.’’
FAE indicates commitment to local market development, unveils products
FAE Limited, an envelope manufacturing company in Nigeria, recently unveiled premium envelopes and letterheads that are designed to enhance the equities of brands.
Nigerian president urged to sign African trade deal
A special government panel has recommended that President Muhammadu Buhari sign Nigeria up for a landmark African free trade agreement, ahead of a key meeting of African leaders.
Trade liberalisation scheme critical to West Africa’s economy
Former Deputy Executive Secretary, ECOWAS Commission, Dr. Sola Afolabi, has described the trade liberalisation as critical to boosting the economy of member states of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). Afolabi, who delivered a paper titled: “The Trajectory of Intra-West Africa Trade and Travel 1975 till date,” at the inaugural lecture to mark…
Stakeholders advocate trans-continental highways to deepen regional trade
To deepen intra-African trade, there is a need for governments in the continent to improve trans-continental highways in terms of road and rail networks.
Government still sceptical over AfCTA deal, says Osinbajo
• VP confirms Nigeria’s participation at 2018 IATF • Calls on private sector organs to network The Federal Government has expressed reservations over the signing of the African Continental Trade Agreement (AfCTA) despite promises by President Muhammadu Buhari that he will soon sign the agreement. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, while speaking at the quarterly presidential…
Nigeria, others have a lot to gain from AfCTA implementation, says Babaeko
I do not want to call it the South African project; I like to call it the South Central Africa project. The project covers five territories in South Central Africa with South Africa being the arrow head where the operation is going to be spanning out to Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Botswana.