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The shameful, agonising state of Apapa seaport and the business community

BBy Anayo M. Nwosu A tuberculosis patient was once asked how he was faring and he answered that he did not know. But when pushed to further explain his condition, he said that “today is worse than yesterday”. That, I suppose, captures the feelings of the inhabitants of Apapa, its environs and all those whose […]

Development or De-industrialisation? A new look at Chinese engagement with Africa

By Sanusi Lamido Sanusi Africa’s relations with China have been the subject of interest for decades. At a deeply personal level, my own first contact with China was almost romantic. My father was Nigeria’s Ambassador to the Peoples’ Republic of China in the early seventies and lived in Beijing, at the time of Chairman Mao […]

Address by Iyalode Alaba Lawson, NACCIMA National President at the Kano Youth Enterprise Summit

ADDRESS BY IYALODE ALABA LAWSON, MFR, FIoD, JP, NATIONAL PRESIDENT OF THE NIGERIAN ASSOCIATION OF CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE, INDUSTRY, MINES AND AGRICULTURE (NACCIMA) DURING THE YOUTH ENTERPRISE SUMMIT, KANO 2018 HOLDING ON WEDNESDAY, 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2018 AT THE CORONATION HALL, GOVERNMENT HOUSE, KANO STATE. PROTOCOL I thank you all for the invitation to be part […]

Could the future of food in the world depend on what Africa does with agriculture?

With over 800 million people worldwide suffering from hunger and more than two billion affected by malnutrition, food insecurity remains a real threat to global development. Addressing a standing room only crowd of global agriculture experts at the FAO headquarters in Rome, 2017 World Food Prize Laureate and President of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi […]

Boosting agriculture through insurance

By Ogunnubi Tola Agriculture plays a vital role in the Nigerian economy and is a critical source of growth in many developing countries. It is also a means of livelihood for rural populace and a source of investment opportunities for the private sector. However, Agriculture is exposed to adverse natural events, such as drought, flood, […]

Critical Factors To Fuel The Data-Driven Enterprise

Successful digital businesses depend on data to provide the insights necessary to deliver new innovations, products, and services. But those insights are only as good as the underlying data. As the number of business decision-makers who depend on real-time data increases, the issue of data governance grows increasingly important. Data governance is the overall management […]

Deepening economic ties between Nigeria and Vietnam

Being text of speech by President of the Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI), Prince Adetokunbo Kayode, CON., SAN at the Nigeria-Vietnam Institutional and Trade Mission to ECOWAS held in Abuja on 5th July, 2018 Opening shot Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Le Danh Vinh (designation might have changed) once said: “We […]

Land Reforms: A sure way to unlimited agricultural productivity in Nigeria

Land reform is a deliberate change in the way in which agricultural land is held or owned, the methods of cultivation that are employed, or the relation of agriculture to the rest of the economy. According to the World Bank, Land reform is concerned with changing the institutional structure governing man’s relationship with the land, […]

Tech review: A gadget that everyone needs

It is not often I find a gadget that everyone should buy, but today is one of those days. It seems not a month goes by that I don’t read or watch a news report about a home that has exploded because of a buildup of natural gas. And everyone read the stories about the […]

How trade is a vitally important driver of opportunities for small businesses

Alan Wolff Speaking at the Small Business Standards Conference in Brussels on 30 May 2018, Deputy Director-General Alan Wolff emphasised the role micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) have in driving growth and generating jobs. He highlighted the barriers that can prevent MSMEs from participating in international trade and the role of the Technical Barriers […]

Africa’s regional integration also depends on managing its relationship with Europe

By Uzo Madu “The Vision of the African Union is to become an integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa, driven by its own citizens and representing a dynamic force in the global arena.” – African Union Agenda 2063 On 21st March 2018, 44 African leaders, under the auspices of the African Union (AU) took a major step […]

Why Buhari demurred on AfFTA treaty

By Sanya Adejokun A free trade area is a group of countries that have few or no price controls in the form of tariffs or quotas between each other. Free trade areas allow the agreeing nations to focus on their competitive advantage and to freely trade for the goods they lack the experience at making, thus […]

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