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Month: October 2018

We’re Gradually Coming Back To Our Senses On Politicians’ Unfulfilled Promises, Say Traders

The National Association of Nigerian Traders (NANTS) has said it will no longer tolerate unfulfilled campaign promises by politicians. Ken Ukaoha, President of the association, stated this on Monday at the public presentation of the 'Farmers Manifesto and Traders Charter Demands' in Abuja. He restated the organisation's commitment to ensuring that buying of votes becomes a thing of the past. His words: “We are gradually coming back to our senses to ask why promises made by politicians have not been fulfilled. Promises of 24-hour power supply to help the optimal performance of our businesses and free education at all levels are yet fulfilled. Also, promises of good roads to bring our harvested products from farm to the market and good health, among others, are not yet met. “We are t

Bayelsa Govt Partners Immigration Service On Trade And Investment

Patience Abah, the Director General of Bayelsa Investment Promotion Agency (BIPA), has described the state as “a safe haven for businesses and investments to thrive", noting that there are a lot of business opportunities open to explore in the state. Abah made the remark during a courtesy call on the State Comptroller of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Chapp Jumbo, in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital. During the courtesy visit, Abah solicited the collaboration of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) on business promotion. According to the BIPA DG, the collaboration with the NIS is to consolidate on the already existing relationship between the Agency and the NIS Bayelsa State Command, as its relates to the ease of doing business in the state, stating that the agency

Nigerian Woman Commits Suicide Over Closure Of Shops In Ghana

Following the closure of her shops by Ghanaian authorities, a Nigerian woman and mother of three children has committed suicide, the National Association of Nigerian Traders (NANTs), Ghana Chapter, reported in Abuja on Tuesday. The association made the development known when the leadership visited the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa, to seek the intervention of President Muhammadu Buhari on the matter. The President of NANTS, Ghana, Chief Chukwuemeka Nnaji, said Mrs Stella Ogonna Okpaleke, a Nigerian whose shops were locked for her failure to meet strict trading conditions put by the Ghana Government committed suicide on Sept. 22. Nnaji, armed with a petition to Buhari, called for the intervention of the Federa...

IMF: Nigeria To Witness Sluggish Economic Growth In 2019

The three major economies of Africa: Nigeria, South Africa and Angola are projected to witness sluggish growth in 2019 and beyond, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said. While Nigeria will grow from 1.9 per cent in 2018 to 2.3 percent in 2019, South Africa and Angola were projected to move from 0.8 to 1.4 and -0.1 to 3.1 per cents respectively, the IMF said yesterday. The projected economic growth of the sub-Sahara Africa from 3.1 percent this year to 3.8 percent in 2019 is not enough to create the needed jobs for the growing population of the region, the Fund added. The Fund in its 2018 World Economic Outlook released yesterday also warned that the fragile growth of the region may not be enough for the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals, if the trend re...