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1 Jan 2019
The Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) has urged the Federal Government to revisit the assumptions of the 2019 budget, particularly crude oil production and price as well as ensure upward review of education and health allocations before appropriation. Citing the negative effects the outcome of the budget might have on the economy and the manufacturing…
5 Oct 2018
Air Peace airlines has lamented the loss of over N1billion in the last six months over alleged politics of protectionism on the African continent. The subtle politics, which is more pronounced on the West Coast, manifest in ridiculous charges and stringent conditions, which makes it difficult for operating airlines to survive on the regional routes.…
1 Oct 2018
Stakeholders in the aviation industry have attributed the woes confronting Nigeria’s flag carriers on the international front to a number of factors, including unfavourable air pacts, market protectionism and discriminatory flight cuts across Europe and African countries. They stated that the development was staking the odds against the airlines, which were being frustrated out of…
31 Aug 2018
The African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), may not come into force anytime soon as only seven of the 22 countries needed to ratify it, have signed the deal. The deal is meant to create a single continental market for goods and services. Each country has 120 days after signing the framework to ratify. But…
6 Jul 2018
Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State has urged Nigeria to sign the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) for the nation to champion intra-African trade, economic development. Ambode, who gave the advice yesterday in Lagos during the 2nd National Committee on Export Promotion Meeting in Lagos, said: “Nigeria is one of the two countries left…
1 Jun 2018
Preparatory to the ratification of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), the Nigerian Office for Trade Negotiations (NOTN), has announced that an anti-dumping rule has been negotiated, as part of protectionist measures to avert dumping of goods in the country.


1 Jan 1970
Industrial stability in the education sector this year will solely be dependent on the implementation of the tenets of the negotiated agreements with the organised labour, the Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASU), has said.
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Bayern Munich's record-setting striker Robert Lewandowski retained FIFA's top men's player title Monday at "The Best" of 2021 ceremony as Barcelona captain Alexia Putellas collected the award for best women's player.
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At least 26 people were killed after an earthquake hit western Afghanistan on Monday, an official said.
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Cameroon captain Vincent Aboubakar scored his fifth goal of the Africa Cup of Nations as his already qualified side were joined by Burkina Faso on Monday in the second round.
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JOHANNESBURG,South Africa, 16 January 2022/African Media Agency (AMA)/ – The New York-based The Africa Center, narrative change organisation Africa No Filter, Media Monitoring Africa and the University of Cape Town (UCT) have joined forces to develop the Global Media Index that will track and measure the way Africa is covered by top global media outlets.  The Global…