Saturday, 27th May 2023


1 day ago
As countries explore the most effective ways of promoting international human and labour rights standards beyond the traditional foreign instruments and mechanisms, most developed countries have found trade agreements or preferences viable tools in this regard
27 Oct 2021
Despite the opportunities offered by the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), the United States Government has expressed worry that non-oil exports remain very low, with many African countries yet to exploit opportunities the programme offers.
9 Sep 2021
With crude oil still dominating the bulk of Nigeria’s export to the United States, stakeholders have expressed worry about the country’s inability to exploit opportunities available to it under the extended Africa Growth Opportunity Act (AGOA) scheme.
30 Jul 2021
The administration of U.S. President Joe Biden has kicked off the Prosper Africa Build Together initiative by requesting $80 million from Congress to build trade...
19 Feb 2021
With less than five years to the end of the extended African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), the Nigerian American Chamber of Commerce (NACC) has reiterated its commitment to ensuring that Nigeria...
18 Nov 2020
According to the NACC President, Oluwatoyin Akomolafe, the Chamber is poised to promoting business relationships between Nigeria and the United States.
4 Dec 2019
This article represents a continuation of my series titled “China, America and Russia’s Game of Influence in Africa”, published on this page on 10 July, 2019, which was followed...
14 Aug 2019
Trade between the US and sub-Saharan Africa is in the doldrums despite a 2000 US law designed to boost access to the US market, a conference on the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) has shown.
31 Jul 2019
With six years to the expiration of the extended African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), the United States (U.S.), has expressed concerns about the performance of the scheme, saying petroleum products continued to account for the largest portion of AGOA imports, with a 67 per cent share.    
17 Jul 2019
The United States of America has unveiled an initiative called ‘Prosper Africa’ through which it aims to substantially increase two-way trade and investment...
22 May 2019
The Nigeria Export Promotion Council (NEPC), has re-introduced the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) visa stamp to non-oil exporters. This, according to the NEPC, was to ensure that exporters in the country....
11 Jul 2018
The Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) has called on Nigerian exporters to explore the gains of the extended African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) which facilitates duty free exports to the United States of America.


3 hours ago
Eight years ago, amidst a wave of anticipation, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa solemnly placed his right hand on a Holy Bible in the heart of Asaba, the bustling Delta State Capital. In his usual calm, cool and collected style, he pledged to faithfully execute his duties, protect the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, and,…
5 hours ago
Five persons on Saturday drowned when a car plunged into a canal along River Niger in Kogi.
8 hours ago
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, says he is the most sued minister in the cabinet of President Muhammadu Buhari.
8 hours ago
The Jigsaw command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), has deployed 700 personnel for the inauguration of the state Governor-elect, Malam Umar Namadi.
8 hours ago
Some legal practitioners in Ondo State have given pass mark to President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration in the area of judiciary.