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LCCI Elects Mabogunje As President, Eulogises Her Virtues

The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) on Thursday announced the election of Mrs. Toki Mabogunje as President for the next two years, following the expiration of Mr. Babatunde Paul Ruwase’s two year tenure. The Director General of the organised private sector group, said that the newly elected President of the chamber emerged after […]

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World Bank Lists Challenges To Nigeria’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

The World Bank Group on Thursday reported that although Nigeria is the largest mobile market in Sub Saharan Africa (SSA) with a strong mobile broadband infrastructure and a vibrant digital entrepreneurial ecosystem, the lack of infrastructure and connectivity in the country’s rural areas is a key challenge. The Breton Woods institution disclosed this during the […]

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CBN Retains MPR, Other Rates To Sustain Economy’s Growth Trajectory

The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Tuesday retained the Monetary Policy Rate (MPR) at 13.5 percent, leaving other monetary rate parameters, including  the asymmetric corridor at +200/-500 basis points around the MPR; the Cash Reserve Ratio (CRR) at 22.5 per cent, and Liquidity Ratio at 30 percent. The […]

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Again, LCCI Harps On Imperative Of Investment-Friendly Policies For Growth

The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) on Friday reiterated the need for the Federal Government to show more commitment to the promotion of investment-friendly policies as a strategic option of attracting capital into the economy and positioning it on the path of sustainable growth. The President of the organized private sector (OPS) group, […]

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CBN To Commit N100Bn To Revival Of Cotton, Textile, Ginning Industry

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Tuesday said that it would support the ongoing plans to reactivate the moribund cotton, textile and ginning producing companies with about N100 billion, saying that so far a loan of N19.18 billion has been approved for nine cotton producing firms to revive their processing plants. The CBN Governor, […]

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Agric Mechanisation Will Boost Productivity, Create Jobs – FG

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Alhaji Muhammad Nanono, has said that mechanized farming will boost the nation’s agricultural production capacity and create more jobs for Nigerian youths if explored. The Minister made this remark during a town hall meeting with the All Farmers Associations of Nigeria (AFAN) and other relevant stakeholders in Kano […]

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Revenue Constraints Hamper Attainment Of ERGP Targets – CDD

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD), one of Nigeria’s leading civil advocacy group on good governance, has identified revenue shortfalls as one of the constraints that undermined the Federal Government’s efforts to meet the broad economic development targets as outlined it the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP). The civil society group made this […]

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Nigeria Up 15 Spots In Global ‘Ease Of Doing Business’ Ranking

The World Bank has reported that Nigeria now ranked 131st position in the global Ease of Doing Business, indicating that the country moved up by 15 places from the 146 position it was ranked in 2019. The Breton Wood institution stated this in its latest Ease of Doing Business ranking report published on Thursday. The report indicated that amongst the factors that influenced the country’s […]

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Dangote, GE Seal Pact To Digitize Cement Plants’ Operations

Dangote Cement Plc has signed an agreement with GE to modernize seven GE LM6000PC Aeroderivative gas turbines and install the Asset Performance Management (APM) digital solution at Dangote Cement plants located in Obajana and Ibese, Nigeria. The terms of the deal also include Service Agreement Extension for additional 50,000 operating hours for each of the […]

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FG To Sustain Interventions In Agric Sector – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday restated his administration’s commitment to sustain interventions in the nation’s agricultural sector to boost economic growth and create jobs for the unemployed in the country. The President gave the assurance at the National Agricultural Show to mark this year’s World Food Day celebration held at National Agricultural Showground, Tudun Wada, Keffi, […]