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FEC okays N8.7 trillion 2019 budget estimate
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FEC okays N8.7 trillion 2019 budget estimate

President Muhammadu Buhari • Approves N63b for Lagos-Badagry-Seme road project • Senate probes 2018 budget implementation, $2.7b Eurobond The Federal Executive Council (FEC) yesterday approved the 2019-2021 Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) and Fiscal Strategy Paper (FSP). The document shows a budget estimate of N8.73 trillion for the 2019 fiscal […]

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President Buhari to hand over ECOWAS border posts in Badagry, Tuesday

President Muhammadu Buhari and his Republic of Benin counterpart, Patrice Talon, will on Tuesday perform the official hand-over of the new Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Border Posts at Seme-Krake and Neope-Akanu in Badagry. The Lagos State Government said on Sunday that all necessary arrangements to ensure a […]

No, Osinbajo, IBB left legacies
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No, Osinbajo, IBB left legacies

Former Head of State, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida Vice President Yemi Osinbajo last Sunday took a swipe at past governments in Nigeria accusing them of draining huge funds with little or no investment in infrastructure. Specifically, he accused the IBB/Abacha administration, the Obasanjo/Yar’ Adua governments and the Jonathan administration of this […]

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ECOWAS, NAE partner on quality of education for member states

The Nigerian Academy of Education (NAE) has expressed readiness to partner with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to lift the quality of education at all levels in the sub-region. President of NAE, Professor Elizabeth Eke, who disclosed this in a statement yesterday, said the collaboration would promote […]

Kofi Annan’s legacies can strengthen Ghana-Nigeria relationship – Envoy
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Kofi Annan’s legacies can strengthen Ghana-Nigeria relationship – Envoy

(FILES) In this file photo taken on January 29, 2008 Former UN Chief Kofi Annan (C) pauses as he and Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki and Kenya's opposition leader Raila Odinga (not pictured) participate in the first formal dialogue in Nairobi since the widely-contested December 27 election.<br />Former United Nations Secretary […]

Overland opens Lome route, commits to ECOWAS integration
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Overland opens Lome route, commits to ECOWAS integration

ECOWAS Overland Airways has begun flight services from Lagos to Lome, Republic of Togo. The inaugural flight was warmly received by the aviation, business and leisure communities as an essential quick-link between both countries. Overland Airways’ inaugural flight took off from the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos with a brief […]

Pathways for enhancing performance of healthcare system in Nigeria
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Pathways for enhancing performance of healthcare system in Nigeria

Fatusi Being text of a paper delivered by Prof. Adesegun Olayiwola Fatusi, professor of Public Health & Community Medicine, Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Osun State, during the 15th Sir Samuel Manuwa lecture at the 42nd West African College of Physicians (WACP) Annual General & Scientific Meeting in Kaduna, recently. […]

‘Trade liberalisation bureaucracy frustrating Nigeria’s export to ECOWAS’
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‘Trade liberalisation bureaucracy frustrating Nigeria’s export to ECOWAS’

ECOWAS Bureaucratic bottlenecks in the registration of products under the ECOWAS Trade Liberation Scheme (ETLS), currently being managed by the Foreign Affairs Ministry are impede export goods from Nigeria to other West African countries, the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) has said. The ETLS is the main ECOWAS […]

How quality infrastructure will aid trade barriers’ reduction, by UNIDO
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How quality infrastructure will aid trade barriers’ reduction, by UNIDO

Jean Bakole The development of internationally accredited metrology systems and infrastructure in Nigeria would go a long way in reducing Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) and enhance the country’s exports for regional and global markets, the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation(UNIDO) has said. Similarly, the UNIDO also reaffirmed its continued […]

ECOWAS: Enelama commends EU, UNIDO for €12m training support
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ECOWAS: Enelama commends EU, UNIDO for €12m training support

Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Okechukwu Enelamah. Industry, Trade and Investment Minister, Dr. Okechukwu Enelama, has commended the efforts of the European Union (EU) and the United Nations Industrial Organisation (UNIDO) in the promotion of quality assurance and standard of infrastructure, as well as products in the Economic Community of […]

Nigeria’s trade hits N7.2tr in Q1 on rising exports
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Nigeria’s trade hits N7.2tr in Q1 on rising exports

Group Chief Communications Officer, Dangote Cement Plc, Anthony Chijiena (left); Group Chief Legal Counsel, Mahmud Kazaure; Non-Executive Director, Emmanuel Ikazaboh; Chief Executive Officer, The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), Oscar N. Onyema; Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Dangote Cement Joseph Makoju; Non-Executive Director, Ernest Ebi; Executive Director, Finance, Brian Egan; Deputy Company Secretary, […]