‘Second-hand’ clothing market thrives amid textile policy
Efforts by the government to discourage use of second-hand clothing and imported textiles believed to be impeding the growth of the textile and local garment production in the country may be running low on steam, as the business continues to thrive.
IPAC urges Buhari to shun losers of Rivers’ guber polls
The Rivers State chapter of Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC) has informed President Muhammadu Buhari that those calling on him to intervene in the state’s gubernatorial election are enemies of peace, who lost the election. IPAC therefore urged the president to ignore the calls by pro-All Progressives Congress (APC) elders, just as it accused APC of attempting to…
Heavy military presence heightens tension in Rivers
A climate of fear now pervades Rivers State over the deployment of soldiers to some communities ahead of today’s governorship and state assembly elections. Governor Nyesom Wike has condemned the unlawful arrest of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members by the army. There was an unusual presence of siren-blaring soldiers and policemen in Port Harcourt and…
Used clothing as unlikely competition for Nigerian textile manufacturers
For many micro and small businesses who deal in clothing and apparels, second-hand clothes from many developed countries dominate their stalls, except in cases where cheaper materials are imported from Asia...
No to pre-election violence
THE eruption of violence, with its trail of explosions, gunshots and intimidation that marred the All Progressives Congress (APC) gubernatorial campaign in Okrika, Rivers State, the other day, is a bitter reminder that elections are still a ‘do or die’ affair in many parts of the country.