Agro-allied business leaders present solutions, techs at agro-food fair today

Global leaders in agricultural businesses and leading Nigerian players in the agro-food and pack industry will today learn from one another, do know-how transfers, discuss innovations and business at the Landmark Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos.Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Fairtrade Messe GmbH & Co.KG, Martin Maerz, disclosed this to The Guardian last weekend. The…

SEC emphasises need to attract, retain investments in Nigeria

The Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC, has urged stakeholders in the capital market to steps to attract and retain both local and foreign investments to stimulate economic growth and develop critical infrastructure necessary for the country’s development.  Acting Director General, SEC, Ms. Mary Uduk, gave this charge yesterday at the formal launch of the book…

Afreximbank, UK’s CDC Group sign $100m agreement for trade

The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) and the United Kingdom’s CDC Group Plc at the weekend in Casablanca, Morocco, signed a $100-million master risk participation agreement to support Afreximbank’s Trade Facilitation Programme. Under the terms of the risk participation arrangement, CDC will provide unfunded risk participation to Afreximbank as the Bank provides trade finance products that…

Buhari pledges to revive cotton, textile industry

President Muhammadu Buhari, Friday, in Abuja, pledged the commitment of his administration to revive the ‘good old days’when the cotton and textile industry employed hundreds of thousands of Nigerians. Receiving the CEO of Vlisco Group, David Suddens, at the Presidential Villa, President Buhari welcomed the proposed investment of $200 million by the company in Nigeria, which…

FG restates commitment to revamp Onitsha Inland Port

The Federal Government has restated its commitment towards ensuring that the Onitsha Inland Waterways and others across the country are viable and functional.The Managing Director of National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA), Sen. Adeleke Mamora, gave the assurance on Monday during a facility tour of the Onitsha Inland Port. Mamora, who described the NIWA Onitsha as “an…