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Ayade deepens ‘Buy Nigeria campaign’, orders officials to wear made-in-Calabar clothes

Ayade CR

As part of drive to grow local content and job creation, the Governor of Cross River State,  Prof. Ben Ayade, on Thursday ordered all civil servants and political appointees to immediately start to patronise clothing made in Calabar Garment Factory. Already, pioneer products of the new expansive state-owned firm, have entered the market. Products include blazers, jeans, gown and shirts. ...

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Investments strive well in places with modern business enabling infrastructure—Ambode

Ambo Flyover

The Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode has revealed that the major reason driving his government in the massive delivery of infrastructure across the state is to attract investors and further grow the status of a Mega-city. He made the revelation while commissioning the Abule Egba and Ajah flyovers, Freedom and Admiralty roads, among other projects in the state. According to ...

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NPA steps up ease of doing business at ports, liberalizes cargo handling


Another strategic reform had been made at the nation’s seaports by the Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) Hadiza Bala Usman. In a terse directive aimed at nutralising monopoly and enhance operational efficiency at the ports in cargo handling, Usman announced that henceforth, every terminal in the port is free to receive any cargo in so far as they have ...

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Again, Ogbeh boosts, says local rice’ll flood Nigerian markets before year end

Audu Ogbeh

Additional highlights from the presentations of the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh during the mid-term reports presented by some Ministers at the 10th Town Hall meeting organised by the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture in Abuja has indicated that local rice will begin to saturate Nigerian markets before the end of the year. Ogbeh stressed ...

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SON ups surveillance, impounds N200 million fake cables, bulbs, mulls pact with Police

SON- logo

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has intercepted two 40-feet containers and another 20-feet container loaded with fake cables and electric bulbs on a federal highway. Director-General of the agency, Ostia Aboloma explained during the inspection exercise that the agency would continue to hit back at importers of fake and substandard products until they ...

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More jobs coming for Nigerian graduates soon, says Acting President, Osinbajo

Acting president, Prof Yemi

Though it was not purely based on success rate of the scheme, Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has ordered immediate expansion of the beneficiaries of the half a trillion naira social investment programme to create more jobs for graduates. It would be recalled that model of identity had been the key frustrating factors in the administration of the scheme, even as ...

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Stallion wins Agro Processor of the Year Award, says FG’s agric policy yielding results


Stallion Popular Farms & Mills has won the prestigious award as the “Agro Processor of the Year Award” at 2017 Nigeria Agriculture Awards in Lagos. Responding after the awards, Group Director, Stallion Popular farms & Mills, Hapreet Singh said President Muhammadu Buhari’s agriculture policy aimed at driving down country’s yearly food imports, which stood at about $5 billion, is yielding ...

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NSE concludes move to host inaugural Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) summit

Stanbic Atedo

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) is pleased to announce that it will host the maiden edition of its Real Estate Investment (REIT) Conference on Tuesday May 23, the NSE Event Centre, Lagos. The Conference themed “Real Estate Investment Trust in sub-Sahara Africa: The role of The Capital Market” will bring together key decision-makers, policy-makers, government officials, private sector players, property ...

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Stop using property value for assessment of Company tax, LCCI tells FG

Muda Yusuf, LCCI boss

The leadership of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) has called on the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) to upgrade itself and begin to use technology and reliable indices in assessing values of companies in times of computing for Company Tax. The Director General of LCCI, Muda Yusuf said in an interview that the continued adoption of property ...

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Mobile West Africa 2017 begins tomorrow, Wednesday in Lagos


Two days to the opening ceremony, logistics are nearing perfection for the hosting of the 7th edition of Mobile West Africa in Lagos from Wednesday. The planned two days of unrivalled conferencing, with more than 60 contributors and a delegation that features the entire spectrum of industry stakeholders both home and abroad, will be among the best in 2017. The ...

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