Uproar as medical, property firms are awarded cargo tracking contracts

November 4, 2021 Suleiman Idris 0

Controversies are trailing the move to award the International Cargo Tracking Note (ICTN), contract to a healthcare company, MedTech Scientific Limited, in partnership with Rozi International Nigeria Limited, a property development company by the ministry of transportation. The Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP), has denounced the move and described the process as embarrassing and illegal adding that the contract was Read More

Irate youth attack Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala’s brother, kill one, set vehicles ablaze as monarch escapes death

September 19, 2021 Amaechi Okwara, Asaba 0

The Obi of Ogwash-Uku, Ifechukwude Okonjo II, younger brother to Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala narrowly escaped death as irate youths of Otulu town attacked his convoy over fight for autonomous community. The incident which took place on Friday at Otulu community under Ogwash-Uku kingdom in Aniocha south local government area of Delta state left one person dead while several others were Read More

Corruption, insecurity differentiate APC from PDP, PGF boss replies Jega

August 23, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Salihu Moh Lukman, has faulted the former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Attairu Jega, for saying the ruling party and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are the same. Jega had in a recent interviews claimed that both the PDP Read More

Women taking the lead in banking

July 23, 2021 ENE OSHABA 0

As elusive as the quest by Nigerian women to achieve gender parity in all spheres of life may seem many women are holding their own in their chosen fields of endeavour. In this report, ENE OSHABA celebrates six Nigerian women leading in the banking industry even as more strive to break the proverbial glass ceiling. Nigeria’s business sector, especially the Read More

WTO considers Nigeria as vaccine production hub

June 22, 2021 Blueprint 0

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) said Africa is working with the European Union and other partners to help create regional vaccine manufacturing hubs with Nigeria, South Africa, Senegal and Rwanda. WTO Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, said on Monday during a virtual meeting, “We have now seen that over-centralisation of vaccine production capacity is incompatible with equitable access in a crisis situation.’’ Read More

WTO sees Nigeria, South Africa, Rwanda as vaccine production hub

June 22, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

Africa is working with the European Union and other partners to help create regional vaccine manufacturing hubs in South Africa, Senegal and Rwanda, with Nigeria under consideration, World Trade Organization Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala said. “We have now seen that over-centralization of vaccine production capacity is incompatible with equitable access in a crisis situation,” Okonjo-Iweala said on Monday during a virtual Read More

Women can help one another to overcome challenges – Stella

June 4, 2021 PAUL OKAH, 0

Miss Stella Ogeri Dike is a model, humanitarian, entrepreneur, Law student and founder of the Stella Dike Foundation. She is also the immediate past Miss Diaspora Nigeria Universe. In this interview with PAUL OKAH, she speaks on the achievements and challenges of the Foundation, her reign as Miss Diaspora Nigeria Universe, menstrual hygiene, among others.  What should people know about Read More

Trade relations: Minister wants establishment of Nigeria-France Business council

April 14, 2021 Adeola Tukuru 0

Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo has called for the establishment of Nigeria-France Business council to enhance trade relations between both countries. He explained that the council which would be private sector-driven would perform the statutory roles of coordinating and promoting enabling business environments which would spur economic growth. The Minister who was addressing French Minister for Read More

The blueprint for Nigeria’s economy

April 13, 2021 Blueprint 0

The disclosure by the Director General of World Trade Organisation (WTO), Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, that the organisation is worried about Nigeria’s multiple exchange rate regime and how it will affect trade should serve as a wake-up call on Nigeria’s economic managers, particularly the fiscal and monetary policy makers (the Central Bank of Nigeria). Okonjo-Iweala, who expressed the concern while fielding Read More

The value of girl-child education

April 6, 2021 Blueprint 0

The value of the girl child education is enormous. It is beneficial not only to the girl and her family but also to the society and the nation. Educated girls’ population can go a long way to increase a country’s productivity and fuel economic growth. The economy can grow faster if more and more women become financially strong thereby reducing Read More

How Africa can benefit from Okonjo-Iweala led WTO

March 28, 2021 Blueprint 0

The director-general of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, said the organisation would work to deliver technical assistance and training for African countries to overcome their trade challenges. Okonjo-Iweala gave the assurance at a meeting with minister of industry, trade and investment Adeniyi Adebayo and minister of state, Mariam Katagum as part of her five-day working visit to Read More

Why we imposed trade restriction on dairy products – Emefiele

March 17, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has defended its restrictive policy, stressing that it was meant to protect local industries from unfavorable competition and to create jobs for Nigerians. According to the apex bank’s governor, Godwin Emefiele, with the country’s high unemployment was inevitable to create job opportunities and provide an enabling environment for the unemployed to live a gainful Read More

Okonjo-Iweala’s blueprint on Nigeria’s economy

March 16, 2021 Blueprint 0

The disclosure by the Director General of World Trade Organisation (WTO), Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, that the organisation is worried about Nigeria’s multiple exchange rate regime and how it will affect trade should serve as a wake-up call on Nigeria’s economic managers, particularly the fiscal and monetary policy makers (the Central Bank of Nigeria). Okonjo-Iweala, who expressed the concern while fielding Read More

WTO worried about Nigeria’s multiple exchange rate policy – Okonjo-Iweala

March 16, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Director General of World Trade Organization, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, said Monday that the organisation is worried about Nigeria’s multiple exchange rate regime and how it will affect trade.Okonjo-Iweala said this while fielding questions from State House correspondents after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja. She said some WTO member states have complained about Nigeria’s invoking the balance Read More

Trade negotiations vital to reviving Nigeria’s economy-WTO DG

March 15, 2021 Adeola Tukuru, 0

The director-general World Trade Organisation, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has said if the country must step up action on its economy, trade negotiations on agricultural issues remains very important. Dr Iweala is a leader on issues of e-commerce, services domestic regulations, investment facilitation, micro small and medium enterprises and women in trade. She stated this on Monday in Abuja during her Read More

Breaking: Okonjo-Iweala’s father is dead

March 15, 2021 Editor 0

Professor Chukuka Okonjo, the father of new Director General of World Trade Organisation (WTO) Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has died at the age of 91. This was revealed by the Dr. Ngozi on Monday. Details loading…