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WTO DG Election: Okonjo-Iweala, 4 Others Qualify For Next Round

Nigeria’s former Supervising Minister of Finance and one of the candidates contesting for the position of Director General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has won in the first run of the election. By scaling the first hurdle in the electioneering process, Okonjo-Iweala and four others will now proceed to the second […]

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Merkel, Xi Jinping Parley On China-EU Investment Pact

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Chinese President, Xi Jinping, were expected to begin talks as part of high-level talks between Beijing and the European Union that should reinvigorate stalled talks on an investment agreement. According to a high-ranking EU official, the EU wants to agree on a plan to wrap up the deal, with the […]

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Utomi, Oramah, Others Rate Global Trading System Unfair To Africa

Most Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) believe that as currently structured the global trading system remains unfair to Africa and explicitly called for a fairer system governing global trade that will support developing countries The corporate leaders’ verdict on the global trading system was given in a survey of 200 CEOs commissioned […]

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Kwara Targets 21,623 Traders For Interest-Free Loans

Kwara State Government on Tuesday announced that about 21,623 petty traders in the state would benefit from the state’s interest free micro-finance loans under the Kwara State Social Investment Programme (KWASSIP). To ensure that the loans get to the beneficiaries promptly, the state governor, Alhaji AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq had approved the immediate disbursement. The Chief Press […]

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Alibaba Raises $12.9Bn In Hong Kong’s Landmark Listing

Alibaba Group, Chinese e-commerce giant, has  raised up to $12.9 billion in a landmark listing in Hong Kong. The deal which will be seen as a boost to Hong Kong following more than five months of anti-government protests and its recent slide into its first recession in a decade, is the largest share sale in […]

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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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Ajaokuta Project Will Be Completed Within Two Years – Minister

Despite some challenges it is facing of the revitalization of the multi-billion Naira Ajaokuta steel project, the Federal Government on Friday said that ongoing reactivation of  the project would be completed within the next two years. The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Olamilekan Adegbite, set this timely for the re-opening of the moribund plant […]

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NASS Tasks MDAs On Measurable Targets For Budget 2020

The National Assembly has charged federal Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to provide achievable targets that are measurable with timelines for the implementation of the 2020 budget. The President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan, who gave the charge at the opening session of the two-day Public Hearing on the 2020 Appropriation Bill on Wednesday, […]

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BPE Generates N135Bn Revenue In Fiscal 2019 – DG

The Director General of the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) Mr. Alex A. Okoh, on Sunday confirmed that the privatization agency had so far generated N135 billion out of the N220 billion set for it as revenue target for 2019 fiscal year. Okoh, who disclosed this during an interactive forum with the Senate Committee on […]

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Transcorp Plc Wins Afam Power GenCo Bid

Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc, (Transcorp Plc) has been named the preferred bidder for Afam Electricity Generation Company (GenCo) in furtherance of government’s efforts to increase electricity generation through private sector investments. Transcorp was successful with its offer of N105.3 billion (about $293 million) for the power plant, which operates a natural-gas fired power plant […]