AfCFTA: Nigeria Warns It Won’t Allow Smuggling, Trade Malpractices

By Franklin Alli   “WE will not allow smuggling and other predatory trade practices to continue unchecked, as it undermines our economic development efforts and destroys local industries, leading to job losses.” Mr. Niyi Adebayo, Nigeria’s Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, warned at the AfCFTA National Forum, themed: ‘Effective Implementation for Industrialisation and Inclusive […]

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Nigerians not consuming too much sugar, Dr. Busari

  Against rising unproven claims that Nigerians are consuming too much sugar in their homes and could be responsible for health issues such as diabetes, hypertension and obesity, the Executive Secretary, National Sugar Development Council (NSDC), Dr. Latif Busari says available facts on ground show that sugar intake in Nigeria was relatively low compared with […]

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Nigeria’s P+ Measurement Services host AMEC Measurement Month

   Lagos, Nigeria: The International Association for the Measurement and Evaluation of Communication, AMEC, in conjunction with P+ Measurement Services, is set to host the annual educational programme, AMEC Measurement Month (#AMECMM), 2019 in Nigeria. P+ Measurement, a media independent and Nigeria’s first specialized agency championing new innovative models for Communications Measurement and Evaluation will join 86 other participating countries to […]

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Mikano diversifies into vehicle assembling in Nigeria

  Mikano International Limited, a leading power solution provider, said it would soon venture into vehicle assembling in Nigeria at its state-of-the-art auto assembly plant located along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway as part of its diversification plan. Besides, the company said it is investing in an industrial city covering a space of 120,000 sqm with eight […]

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Coca-Cola chooses plastic bottle collection over aluminium cans to cut carbon footprint

  LAGOS – Coca-Cola is committed to collecting and recycling plastic bottles rather than switching to aluminium cans as the world’s largest soft drinks maker seeks to reduce its carbon footprint, its chief executive officer told Reuters. Reuters reported that along with multinational rivals including PepsiCo and Nestle, Coca-Cola has started offering recyclable aluminium cans […]

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Akon launches Crytocurrency ”Akoin for Africa”

As part of CNN’s coverage of the Web Summit in Lisbon, CNN Business reporter Hadas Gold spoke to musician and business owner Akon ahead of the launch of his Akoin cryptocurrency in early 2020. During the interview Akon told CNN that he is launching the currency to support the youth of Africa, who are still blighted by corruption […]

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Solid minerals development fund, fertilizer firm sign exploration agreement

    The Solid Minerals Development Fund (SMDF) and OCP Africa Fertilizers Nigeria Limited, (OCP), have signed a technical cooperation agreement relating to the exploration and development of Nigeria’s phosphate deposits in the Sokoto Basin. Daily Trust Newspaper reported that the agreement was signed in Casablanca, Morocco and will ensure technical cooperation between SMDF and […]

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