Institution seeks training for young engineers
The Nigerian Institution of Mechanical Engineers (NImechE) has called for the training of young engineers to enable Nigeria benefit more from the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AFCTA) in 2021.
FEC approves N62.7b Kano road, AfCTA, e-NHIS, others
The Federal Executive Council (FEC), yesterday, approved N62.7 billion for construction of the Kano-DawakinTofa-Gwarzo-Dariyo road in Kano State.
FG commends Nigeria trade negotiator over change in ECOWAS rules of origin
The Federal Government has commended the Nigerian Acting Chief Trade Negotiator and Director General, Office of Trade Negotiation, Victor Liman, for lobbying the Economic Community for West African States ...
FG targets 22 non-oil commodities for export promotion
NAHCO, FOB brace up for new opportunities No fewer than 22 non-oil strategic products have been pencilled in the new export promotion programme of the Federal Government. The initiative is part of the zero-oil plan currently implemented by the Nigeria Export Promotion Council (NEPC), in collaboration with the private sector, and estimated to worth over $150 billion…
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…
Border Closure: No gain without pain, says Lai Mohammed
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed says ” there is no gain without pain”, Nigerians must endure the temporary effects of the closure of the border to reap the attendant's benefits.
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.’’