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May 6, 2021
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For protecting over 20 billion dollar investment in Nigerian Free Trade zones, the umbrella body of investors in the zones, the Nigeria Economic Zones Association, has commended both President Muhammadu Buhari and the Minister Finance, Zainab Ahmed. The free zones have recently come under regulatory and fiscal intrusions from both the Customs and Revenue services, […]Continue Reading
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I am indeed delighted to attend this seminar dedicated towards expanding intra-regional trade and improving Nigeria’s non-oil export.  Let me first commend the organizers of this seminar, Zenith Bank for their focus on growing our non oil exports, which, if well harnessed can enable greater growth and improved foreign inflows for the Nigerian economy.  In […]Continue Reading
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The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has assured exporters that they will continue to have unfettered access to their export proceeds. CBN Governor, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, during a presentation at Zenith Bank’s 2021 Export Seminar, which held via a virtual platform on Tuesday, however, urged them to reciprocate the good gestures of the central bank […]Continue Reading
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Top economic experts in the country led by the President of the Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI), Dr. Almujtaba Abubakar has called on women to take advantage of the business opportunities in AFCFTA to challenge stereotypes by excelling in their endeavours.  The ACCI president who was joined by the National President of NACCIMA, […]Continue Reading
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The Nasarawa State Government has concluded plans to establish a commodity marketing board as part of moves to explore the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreement for increasing Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) and job creation for the teeming youth population. Governor Abdullahi Sule made the disclosure Thursday at the Government House, Lafia while Continue Reading
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The elimination of tariff following the introduction of the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (AfCFTA) is expected to boost intra-African trade by 52 per cent and help Nigeria and others benefit from a $29 trillion market by 2050. According to a report by Ernst and Young (EY), titled: “Diversification and Non-oil Export Opportunities for […]Continue Reading
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The Women Enterprise Alliance (WENA) has sought the collaboration of the Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) in the areas of capacity building, innovation and acceleration of women owned businesses, promotion of entrepreneurship skills as well as advocacy and also promoting trade of SMEs. The Executive-Director of the organization, Mr Yemi Bello stated this […]Continue Reading
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Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday justified the extension of the Kano-Katsina-Jibiya rail line to Maradi in Niger Republic, saying the project, when completed, will boost trade between Nigeria and Niger Republic, foster trans-Sahara trade and contribute to the expected gains in AfCFTA. Buhari, during the virtual ground breaking for the Continue Reading
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Dangote Industries Ltd has expressed optimism that its cement expansion plan and fertiliser investments will open new trade routes for the company and Nigeria under the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) that kicked off on January 1. Already, the cement company, despite an installed capacity of 29.3Mta in Nigeria, is targeting an expanded entity […]Continue Reading