Access Bank Reaffirms Support for Youth Entrepreneurship

Access Bank Plc has reiterated its commitment to providing finance and mentorship to young entrepreneurs with a view to making them self-reliant and employment creators. The bank’s Regional Sales Director, North Central, Mr. Adebanji Jimoh, said the institution realises the role that young people play in the community and nation at large adding that it […]

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SON obtained 150 destruction orders for substandard goods in four years

As the country prepares for the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has stated that it successfully obtained over 150 orders for the destruction of fake and substandard products from courts across the country in the last four years. The Director-General of SON, Farouk Salim, during […]

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FG approves acquisition of 20% minority stake in Dangote petroleum

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved the acquisition of 20 percent minority stake by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation(NNPC) in the Dangote Petroleum and Petro-Chemical Refinery. Timipre Sylva, minister of state for Petroleum Resources, briefed state house correspondents after the virtual FEC meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday at the […]

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Pollution: FG Enacts Rules For Battery, Plastic Producers

The Minister of State for Environment, Sharon Ikeazor, said Nigeria has developed guidelines for Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) and will commence the implementation scheme in the e-waste, plastic, battery and food and beverages sectors. She said the guideline was developed by the National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA) with support from the German […]

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SON tasks industries across sectors to calibrates locally

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) says that the steel, maritime, oil and gas, and other industries in the country. can now calibrate their products at its National Metrology Institute in Enugu State. Mallam Farouk Salim, Director-General, SON, who  made the call in a statement on Tuesday in Lagos, said that the NMI has been […]

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AfCFTA: What ECOWAS Has for Nigerian Manufacturers

As Africa gears toward the full implementation of the AfCFTA agreement, Dike Onwuamaeze examines ECOWAS has to offer Nigerian businesses.   WHAT has the Economic Community of West African State (ECOWAS) got to offer the Nigerian businesses, especially its manufacturing arm, as Africa gears toward the full implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area […]

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FG Approves 114 New Standards For Energy, Others

The federal government has approved 114 new standards for the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) to boost the country’s economic growth. Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment Otunba Richard Adeniyi Adebayo made this known recently during the council meeting in Abuja. In Picture: DG of SON, Farouk Salim  He said the newly approved standards are […]

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FG Incorporates Electric Vehicles Into Auto Policy

The federal government is integrating electric vehicles into the National Automotive Industry Development Plan (NAIDP) as part of a move to transit from fossil fuel vehicles into automobiles powered by electricity. Director-General of the National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC), Mr. Jelani Aliyu, who disclosed this, also expressed optimism that the NAIDP would be […]

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