EDITORIAL: To take off, AfCFTA must not ignore gravity       

In Summary ∆ Despite the obvious benefits of AfCFTA, Africa’s leaders will need to be conscious of the pull of gravity. ∆ Most of the elements that must be in place before the deal can operate smoothly are missing.   ​ By The EastAfrican Finally the moment of truth has come as the African Continental […]

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Global palm oil industry : Can Nigeria reclaim its position again?

  By Franklin Alli The Biblical saying “Hold fast to what you have ,” may not be appreciated until you  lost the thing. This is applicable to Nigeria, which was once a leading palm oil producer in late ’’50s and ’60s but has slumped to the fifth position among palm oil producing countries. Available statistics […]

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Addressing the challenge of Marine Plastic Litter using Circular Economy

  By  Nilguen Tas   VIENNA, 24 June 2019 – You have probably seen the images of turtles and seals entangled in plastic and dead whales with stomachs full of plastic bags. Did you know that eight million metric tons of plastic waste enter our oceans every year? If things stay as they are, the […]

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Osun-Made Chocolate Putting Nigeria on Global Market

” The moribund Cocoa Processing Company in Ede, Osun state, received a lifeline with the intervention of former Governor Aregbesola and two Chinese firms who have resuscitated the comatose industry. ” Related posts: No Africa, No Chocolate Nigeria accounts for 57% of global Shea Industry Production SON tackles rejection of Nigerian commodities abroad thru over […]

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Cyber security becoming increasingly vital for industry

With the onward march of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the increasing proliferation of Information and Communication Technology, ICT, will bring benefits but also risks. The Service sector has been dealing with threats of digital age for a while. Now manufacturing companies are going to have to catch up. Written by Daniel Gombos  “In the future, […]

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Stainless straw could see end of single-use plastics

By Lauren Razavi As the backlash against plastic continues, the drinking straw is in drastic need of a redesign. Does a collapsible version made from stainless steel hold the answer? Every day, billions of plastic drinking straws are discarded across the world. In the US alone, it’s estimated that upwards of 170 million drinking straws […]

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LCCI is Talking, Is Govt Listening?

In this piece, ‘AGENDA FOR ECONOMIC DIVERSIFICATION,’ Muda Yusuf, Director –General, Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) draws the attention of the Nigerian Government to how the country can achieve sustainable economic diversification over the next four years (2019-2023).   THREE critical factors are crucial to drive economic diversification in the Nigerian economy. These […]

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Nigeria now close to signing African trade agreement

  The signing of the agreement establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) taking in Kigali on March 21, 2018. The agreement will come into effect on May 30, 2019 after 22 countries ratified it. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP In Summary The continental pact was launched by the AU Summit in Kigali in March 2018. By […]

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Nigeria’s Four Years of Fragile Economy

IN this piece, ahead of the inauguration of President Muhammadu Buhari for Second Term, Muda Yusuf, Director – General, Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, takes a holistic look at the  Nigerian Economy under Buhari Administration, and reports that the growth performance over the past four years has been fragile .   THE regime came […]

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