Nigeria: Govt to Inaugurate Rail Cargo Delivery in Kaduna Inland Dry Port

The Federal Government has concluded plans to introduce cargo delivery by rail to the Kaduna Inland Dry Port. Mr. Tahir Idris, Director, Special Duties, Nigerian Shippers Council (NSC) said in statement in Abuja recently, that the inauguration was scheduled to hold on May 7, at the facility’s premises in Kakuri, Kaduna State. Idris said in…

Fintech: CBN to establish collateral management regime

In order to encourage more innovations in the payment system, the Central Bank of Nigeria, is putting in place a Collateral Management Regime to regulate the activities of Fintech firms and startups in the country. The Director, Payments System Management Department, Sam Okojere, who represented the Governor of the CBN, Godwin Emefiele, disclosed this in…

4th industrial revolution: Develop indigenous technology, experts tell Nigeria

Nigeria will have to spot opportunities for development in the age of technology or be left behind. This view was shared by experts in Lagos during the Nigerian-American Chamber of Commerce April Business Luncheon which held on 25th April, 2019 at the Lagos Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos. “Since the fourth Industrial revolution builds on digital…

FG pledges to complete satellite assembly plant

The Federal Government has pledged to complete the construction of satellite Assembly, Integration and Testing (AIT) centre at the National Space Research and Development Agency. Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, made the pledge while inaugurating some projects at the campus of the satellite agency along Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport Road in Abuja recently.…

Nigeria: Bill On Modernisation of Agriculture Will Transform Nigeria – Senate

The Senate has declared that when passed into law, the Bill on Agriculture, Industry and Modernisation currently before the Senate would transform Nigeria. According to the Senate, the bill when passed into law, will give the required legal framework for mechanised farming in the country, particularly in the area of land to be used for…

Nigeria: Free Trade Agreement Implementation May Drag Till June 2020

Despite the ratification of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreement by 22 countries, the delay by four countries in depositing their instruments, as well as other trade issues needed to be addressed before the deal becomes operational, may stall the implementation beyond the proposed date of July, 2019. The AfCFTA is expected to…

U.S.-based medical group plans revamping Nigeria’s healthcare system

A multi-billion-dollar healthcare system in the United States, Montefiore Health System, has expressed readiness to help find a lasting solution to Nigeria’s healthcare problem. President of Montefiore, Prof. Phillip Ozuah, stated this when the Consul General of Nigeria in New York, Mr. Benayaogha Okoyen, visited the hospital to have a firsthand assessment of the facilities.…

AfDB approves $15m infrastructure credit for Nigeria

The Board of the African Development Bank has approved a $15m investment package for Infrastructure Credit Guarantee Company, to support infrastructure financing through the domestic debt capital markets in Nigeria. The investment package to InfraCredit comprised a subordinated loan of $10m and a risk sharing facility of up to $5m. AfDB stated that the intervention…