Nigeria seeks to expand $11.8bn bilateral trade with India

January 25, 2024 Blessing Anaro 0

The federal government is seeking to expand its over $11.8 billion bilateral trading partnership with the Republic of India in a bid to boost growth in key sectors of the Nigerian economy. Speaking at the Nigeria-India Business Council (NIBC) held in Abuja, the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr Doris Uzoka Anite, commended India for investing much in Nigeria. Read More

Trade ministry clarifies budget for WTO office

December 15, 2023 Blessing Anaro 0

Details of the Federal Ministry of Trade, Industry and Investments budget for 2024, released recently have showed that the N1.6billion earmarked for the World Trade Organisation office in Geneva was meant to cover the personnel and overhead costs of the staff of the department as well as providing capital for its operation for the year. A section of the media Read More

Solidarity Centre, Trade Unions partner against exploitation of workers

September 20, 2023 Admin III 0

The Solidarity Centre in collaboration with Trade Unions and Civil society organisations in Nigeria are working out modalities to entrench accountability at work places and as well cause government to ensure effective implementation of workers’ rights in the country. This was reached during a brainstorming sessions at a two-day workshop on “effective enforcement of workers’ rights on freedom of association Read More

Potiskum: From trade hub to drug abyss

August 3, 2023 Kasim Isa Muhammad 0

The records of withheld illegal drugs, unauthorised sales of intoxicants, and an increase in drug abuse have put Potiskum in a seriously questionable situation. Potiskum, in Yobe state, is an economically viable town, serving as an center of trade, transportation of goods, and other major businesses and local services. One year ago, I penned an article titled “Is Potiskum Turning Read More

Emovworho tasks Tinubu on free trade zone in Africa

July 24, 2023 Donald lorchir 0

Comrade Austin Obule Emovworho Monday urged President Bola Tinubu to implement a Free Trade Zone within the African sub-region for the socio-economic development of the region. Emovworho who made the call in a statement issued in Abuja on Monday July 24, 2023 and made available to Blueprint, said doing so would allow access to regional and global markets for the Read More

Tinubu, brain behind free trade zone in Nigeria

May 30, 2023 Martins Odeh 0

Lagos state occupies a vital space in Nigeria; first, as a mega city with over 20 million population and second, as a coastal city with endless maritime routes linked to other international waters that have positioned it as the country’s most viable commercial hub. Various governments have ultilised these somewhat nature-gifts to impact not only on the development of the Read More

Investors trade N2.48bn shares at NGX

March 8, 2023 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

Volume of trades on the floor of Nigerian Exchange increased by 29.07 per cent on Tuesday as investors traded 154.460 million shares valued at N2.475 billion in 4187 deals This is against 123.545 million shares worth N2.483 billion exchanged hands the previous day in 4016 deals. The NGX trading result during the day showed that market capitalisation of listed equities Read More