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AfCFTA : We Must build Capacity For Nigerian Women Entrepreneurs – ACCI

By Latifat Opoola The capacity of Nigerian women entrepreneurs must be built for them to key into the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) in order to provide them with the comparative advantage they need to survive in their businesses or they will be crushed out of the market.  Director General of the Abuja Chamber […]

ACCI-Policy Centre To hold Webinar on Energizing Operators and Licences in the Mining Sector

The Policy Advocacy Centre (PAC) of the Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) set set to hold a seminar on “Energising Operators and Licencees in Nigerian Mining Sector”  The President, Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Alhaji Al-Mujtaba Abubakar will be the host, while Director-General, Nigeria Mining Cadastre, Engr Obadiah Simon Nkom is keynote speaker. Other […]

Ministry of Trade To Visit Arahah Market

The Federal Ministry of Industry Trade and Investment (FMITI) has reinterated commitment to trade through the Arahah farmers market- a platform to bring women farmers and sellers in direct contact with consumers to sell fresh farm produce on Saturday 27 February 2021.  The Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Dr Nasiru Sani-Gwarzo who promised to personally […]

Restricting Cryptocurrency Trading in Nigerians’ Best Interest, Says Emefiele

Central Bank of Nigeria Governor, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, has said that the CBN acted in the nation’s best interest by ordering banks, non-banking and other financial institutions not to facilitate trading and dealings in cryptocurrencies. Emefiele, while briefing a joint Senate Committee on Banking, Insurance and Other Financial Institutions, ICT and Cybercrimes, and Capital Market, […]

FG gas expansion to lift 100m out of poverty —Minister

The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, said on Monday that the Federal Government’s National Gas Expansion Programme was expected to lift over 100 million Nigerians out of poverty. Sylva said the programme was “a practical demonstration of President Muhammadu Buhari’s commitment to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty by using […]

HEDA sues Accountant General, wants details of ₦173b MDA budget

A Federal high Court in Abuja has been asked to compel the Accountant General of the Federation to release details of the N173 billion released to various Ministries, Departments and parastatals during COVID-19 The ministries, parastatals including security agencies, educational institutes and other contractors are alleged to have received some N173b from federal purse in […]

FG using AFCFTA to boost FTZs competitiveness

The Managing Director of the Nigeria Export Processing Zones (NEPZA), Prof. Adesoji Adesugba has said both the Federal Government and the Authority were leaving no stone unturned at leveraging on the African Continental Free Trade Zone Agreement (AFCTA) to boost the country’s trade zones’ competitiveness.Adesugba, who is also the Chief Executive Officer of NEPZA made […]

ACCI Welcomes Nigeria’s Exit From Recession

The Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) has welcomed Nigeria’s exit from recession in the fourth quarter of 2020.   The Chamber’s President, Dr. Al-Mujtaba Abubakar in a press release stated that the growth in agriculture and telecommunications which offset a sharp drop in oil production was impressive and prays other sectors pick up […]

AfDB to Support Women Entrepreneurs

The African Development Bank’s (AfDB) Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa (AFAWA) program has agreed a partnership with the African Guarantee Fund (AGF) to unlock $1.3 to $2 billion in loans to women-owned small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Africa, by working with financial institutions to enhance their ability to lend to women. The […]

New WTO’s DG is a Star Trade Diplomat-ACCI President

  The Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) has congratulated Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala for her emergence as the Director General(DG) of the World Trade Organization (WTO) , describing her as ” a shining light” in trade diplomacy.   Okonjo-Iweala who was a two-time Minister of Finance, and also a Minister of Foreign Affairs was […]

SURE-P: FG Trains 26,800 Youths

No fewer than 26,800 youths have been trained by the federal government under the first and second phases of the N-Built components of the National Social Reinvestment Programme (SURE-P). General Secretary, Nigerian Institute of Building (NIOB), Mr. Christopher Belonwu, made the disclosure in Sapele, Delta State during the 5th Investiture/Swearing of the elected Executives for […]

WENA Seeks To Collaborate with ACCI on Capacity Devt, Advocacy, Others

The Women Enterprise Alliance (WENA) has sought the collaboration of the Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) in the areas of capacity building, innovation and acceleration of women owned businesses, promotion of entrepreneurship skills as well as advocacy and also promoting trade of SMEs. The Executive-Director of the organization, Mr Yemi Bello stated this […]

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