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The Director of UK Trade and Investment in Nigeria, Chris Maskell, has said that the Robert Gordon University (RGU), which recently launched its Aberdeen-based Oil and Gas Institute in Nigeria, is designed to provide a one-stop shop for industry and other stakeholders to achieving business excellence. He...

The recently released report on ‘Promoting and Protecting Intellectual Property in Nigeria’  by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)’s Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy (BASCAP) has received valuable input, support and endorsement from ICC Nigeria, including key local partners like the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON).   Other partners...

By Sylvester Enoghase, Lagos   Despite sharing the concerns of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on its monetary policy decisions, the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) has urged the apex bank to implement decisions that would stimulate the economy rather than retaining its tightening stance. The chamber also urged the CBN to reconsider its stance on...

By Emmanuel Okwuke,  Lagos   Yudala, Nigeria’s first truly composite retail chain, is set to unveil its Offline division with mega deals, unprecedented discounts, loads of freebies including free phones for visitors who spend more than N20,000 as it launches four stores in Lagos on Saturday, July 25th. Yudala Online is slated for launch in the month of August. According...

By Sylvester Enoghase, Lagos   The Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA) has urged manufacturers in the country to improve on their products. NACCIMA’s Director-General, Mr. Emmanuel Cobham, who made the call at a media chat in Lagos, said improved products would help the sector. Cobham said: “Only good products...

The 2nd Annual Lagos Chamber for Commerce and Industry (LCCI) Awards is set to hold in the month of August where it will award the most impactful companies from various industries. LCCI’s Director of Research and Advocacy Mr. Vincent Nwani, in a statement on Thursday said the objective of the Annual Commerce and Industry Award is to recognise, promote and celebrate private...

The Management of Industrial Training Fund, (ITF) has said that there are no plans whatsoever to relocate the headquarters of the agency from Jos in Plateau State to Abuja in the Federal Capital Territory, (FCT). According to the DG, the people of Plateau State do not have any reason to fear or be worried, neither do they have to do anything that will lead to uproar as...

Shola Sanni is one of the principal partners in Sanni, Ojo and Partners (SOP), an engineering and project management firm. in this interview  with  ANTHONIA DURU, he insists that financial constraints is one of the challenges in the building construction industry in Nigeria. Excerpts: With this certification, what should we expect from SOP? It has been said that certification...

By Sylvester Enoghase / Lagos   The Chairman, Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, Kwara and Kogi states’ chapter, Mrs. Omolola Oloboyo, has urged manufacturers in the country to leverage on the N720b intervention fund of the Federal Government to boost industrialisation and create more employment opportunities for the teeming unemployed youths. Decrying the high...

Dr. Oyibo Wellington Aghoghovwia of  the International Centre for Malaria Microscopy and Malaria RDT Quality Assurance Centre, College of Medicine, University of Lagos has stated that the treatment costs, prevention, loss of man-hours due to malaria annually in the country is estimated to be about N132 billion ($906) million). Oyibo, presenting a paper with the theme...