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FG To Reconvene Technology and Creativity Advisory Council Says Osinbanjo

The Vice President of Nigeria, Yemi Osibanjo stated that the FG is re-convening the Technology and Creativity Advisory Council, to advise the government on policies in the sector. The Vice President, represented by Mr Kashifu Inuwa, Director-General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), disclosed this at Google’s “The African Start-up Ecosystem Opportunity’’ on Thursday, where […]

Cement Production: Senate Calls For Introduction Of Liberal Policies to Encourage Local Investors

The Senate has called on the Federal Government to introduce liberal policies such as the provision of industrial and larger tax incentives to encourage local investments in cement production in Nigeria.  According to the Upper Chamber, doing so would, besides attracting local investors, boost the production of cement as well as reduce its price in […]

Railway Sector: Stakeholders review Nigeria’s Preparedness for AfCFTA

We are Ready -Hon Amaechi Nigeria needs 4-nation Rail Alliance-Rasheed*Our Enabling Law is a major Impediment- Rail Corporation In continuation of its sectoral plan for African Continental Free Trade Area, the Nigerian government committee on AfCFTA’s preparedness today hosted railway stakeholders to assess the place of railway in the free trade regime. Minister of Transportation, […]

FG Pledges to Implement ECOWAS Brown Card Insurance Scheme

The federal government has said it will ensure the full implementation of the ECOWAS Brown Card Insurance Scheme to guarantee prompt compensation to victims of road accident within the sub-region. The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, stated this while speaking at the inauguration of Mr. Ganiyu Musa, as the Chairman of […]

Kano-Maradi Railway: Nigeria Needs more Trans-National Lines-AFRECO CEO

(African Railway Consortium works locally and internationally on railway development. It’s CEO thinks Nigeria needs more transnational railway lines to expand its influence on African economy) The Chief Executive Officer of African Railway Consortium ( AFRECO) , Mr Olawale Rasheed has affirmed that Nigeria needs more transnational railway lines to sustain and expand its economic […]

ECOWAS Lifts Sanctions On Mali

Following the annoucement of Mali’s 25-member Transition Government on Monday, regional bloc ECOWAS has lifted wide-ranging sanctions imposed on the country following the 18th August military coup. Retired Col Bah Ndaw, 70, is President of the 18-month transition government with military junta leader Col Assimi Goita as vice President and former Foreign Minister Moctar Ouane […]

Nigeria: CBN Considering Forex Restriction for Importation of Hand Sanitisers – Emefie

Hand sanitizers and other anti-viral protective and hygiene products may soon be included in the list of items the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has banned from accessing foreign exchange for their importation. The CBN governor, Godwin Emefiele, announced on Wednesday in Abuja that this was part of decisions being contemplated by the bank to conserve foreign […]

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