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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...

The Industrial Training Fund, Cement Technology Institute of Nigeria(CTIN)  and the Dangote Group have empowered 3,500 craftsmen and artisans in the construction industry in order to provide employment and increase local participation of Nigerians in the industry. The training is to correct the incessant building collapse in the country and the over dependence on artisans...

By Sylvester Enoghase  - Lagos   The Chairman, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Nigeria, Mr. Babatunde Savage has called on  the Federal Government (FG) to create policies and incentives that would promote non-oil exports by Nigerian firms. Savage made this call while speaking at the 16th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the ICCN held at the Metropolitan...

The President, African Organisation for Standardisation, Dr. Joseph Odumodu, has said that the harmonisation of standards within the African region would help to eliminate trade barriers. Odumodu, who is also the Director-General of the Standards Organisation of Nigeria, said this at the opening session of a seminar organised by the ARSO in Abuja. He told representatives...

In her determined effort to make Nigeria compete favourably with other nations in the world, the Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC), Mrs. Uju Hassan Baba, has inaugurated an Inter-Ministerial Committee to review Nigeria’s Model draft Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (IPPA) and the NIPC Act No 16 of 1995. The review,...

•   Vision 20:2020 May Be A Mirage - Boyo By Sylvester Enoghase  - Lagos   The Business Club Ikeja (BCI) has advised President Mohammadu Buhari’s administration to critically scrutinise its new economic agenda before making it public. President of BCI, Mr. sulaiman Tella, gave the advice at a business luncheon organised by the Club in Lagos. He said that the...

By Sylvester Enoghase - Lagos   The Nigerian electronic commerce sector is expected to expand further to as much as $13 billion (N2.5 trillion) in value, financial experts have said. This is as more Nigerians patronise online retail platforms following the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN’s) cash-lite agenda and the Federal Government of Nigeria’s national broadband...

Worried about the high level of reject faced by Nigerian goods exported to the European Union (EU) and other parts of the world, the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) has equipped exporters with its zero to export initiative. This is to put an end to rejection of Nigerian exports to the world. The Chief Executive Officer, NEPC, Mr. Segun Awolowo represented by a?...

144 auto technicians have graduated from a two-weeks training programme on maintenance and tyre repairs organised by the National Automotive Council (NAC) in Lagos. Director-General, NAC, Engr. Aminu Jalal in his opening remarks at the graduation ceremony, said the training was meant to close the skill gap of auto mechanics in the repair of modern generation vehicles in...

British American Tobacco Nigeria (BATN) has raised alarm on the need to tackle illicit trade in tobacco business across the country and West African region. Speaking at a media parley recently held in commemoration of World’s Tobacco day in Lagos, the company said the punishment for illicit tobacco peddling is a mere slap on the wrist, thus making it a profitable venture. Odiri...