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RCEP: Asia-Pacific countries form world’s largest trading bloc

Fifteen countries have formed the world’s largest trading bloc, covering nearly a third of the global economy. The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is made up of 10 Southeast Asian countries, as well as South Korea, China, Japan, Australia and New Zealand. The pact is seen as an extension of China’s influence in the region. […]

U.S. Mission To Support Nigeria Tech Summit

As part of the U.S. Embassy in Nigeria’s on-going efforts to promote entrepreneurship and economic growth, the Mission has announced that it is partnering with the Nigeria Tech Summit to organise a Start-up Lab Virtual Bootcamp Accelerator.  The Embassy, in a statement issued on Friday said the Bootcamp Accelerator with Silicon Valley mentors will be held on […]

EU backs Nigeria’s Okonjo-Iweala to lead the WTO

The European Union has stated that it will back Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as the next director-general of the World Trade Organization, boosting the Nigerian’s frontrunner status.  A report published on the Financial Times stated that Ambassadors from the EU’s 27 member states confirmed on Monday that the bloc would throw its weight behind Ms Okonjo-Iweala, following […]

USAID Provides $136.5 Million in New Support as Funding

Under Seven-Year Development Agreement Nears $2 Billion Assistance will go toward HIV Control, Peace & Security, and Water The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) recently announced additional development assistance of $136.5 million (NGN 52 billion) to continue its support to Nigeria under a bilateral Development Objectives Assistance Agreement (DOAG) with the United States signed […]

USA Condemns Attack On Protesters at #LekkiTollGate

The United States strongly condemns the use of excessive force by military forces who fired on unarmed demonstrators in Lagos, causing death and injury.  We welcome an immediate investigation into any use of excessive force by members of the security forces.  Those involved should be held to account in accordance with Nigerian law.  The right […]

ACCI Postpones 15th Abuja International Trade Fair By One Month

The Abuja Chamber of Commerce and (ACCI) has postponed the 15th Abuja International Trade Fair by one month, earlier scheduled to hold between October 22nd, and 2nd of November, 2020. President of the Chamber, Prince Adetokunbo Kayode, who disclosed this in a statement issued on Wednesday in Abuja, said the Fair, with the theme “Trade […]

Opeifa, Nigerian teacher shortlisted for $1m Global Teacher Prize

A Nigerian English Teacher, Mr Olasunkanmi Opeifa, has been shortlisted to be among the top 10 finalists for this year’s Global Teacher Prize. Opeifa, who teaches English Language at Government Day Secondary School, Karu, Abuja, Nigeria, was shortlisted for the Global Teacher Prize 2020, after being selected from over 12,000  applications from over 140 countries […]

Nigeria, Liberia Business Forum To Hold Before December

By Latifat Opoola The Liberian government have requested that the Nigeria-Liberia Business Forum be held before the year runs out. The Forum which was earlier scheduled to hold in March, 2020 was postponed indefinitely because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Rev. Tunde J. Spenser, the Counsellor for the Political Affairs of the Embassy of the Republic […]

COVID-19 : ACCI Assures Exhibitors of Safe Envt at #2020AITF

–Receives Donations of 200 Nose Masks The Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry has assured exhibitors of the upcoming Abuja International Trade Fair that adequate provisions have been made for a safe environment during the duration of the Fair. Director General of the Chamber, Ms Victoria Akai disclosed this on Monday at the Chamber Secretariat, […]

Kenya Supports Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Bid For WTO

STATEMENT FOLLOWING THE OUTCOME OF THE SECOND ROUND OF THE PROCESS TO SELECT THE WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION (WTO) -DIRECTOR GENERAL. Kenya welcomes the progress made in the process of selecting the next Director-General of the World Trade Organization. While Kenya believesthat its candidate, Ambassador Amina C. Mohamed, was the most qualified candidate to steer this […]

COVID-19: UK to Support Basic Digital Literacy in Northern Nigeria

-Project designed to reach 1,000 beneficiaries in 10 rural clusters across 10 States As part of Nigeria’s National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy (2020-2030) Vision to transform the country into a leading digital economy providing a better quality of life for all Nigerians in 10 years, the UK Government, through its Prosperity Fund Digital Access […]

Why WTO Heads of Delegations should endorse Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala-Ambassador Mariam Katagum

 The Nigerian Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Ambassador Mariam Katagum has called on Heads of State Delegations to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to endorse Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on the strength of her antecedents, competence and statement to the General Council. The second phase of consultation for the appointment of a new […]

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