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The Africa we want: The private sector bill of rights, regional economic communities and AfCFTA 

The Africa we want: The private sector bill of rights, regional economic communities and AfCFTA 

By KINGSLEY MOGHALU RECs and AfCFTA – Regional trade as the path to prosperity Decades ago, Africa’s political leaders recognized, with foresight, that regional integration and trade are a powerful path to achieving prosperity. They established eight Regional Economic Communities, RECs, that became the regional building blocks of the African Union and, ultimately, the African […]
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AFCFTA: FG pushes ECOWAS brown card scheme

AFCFTA: FG pushes ECOWAS brown card scheme

By Rosemary Iwunze INSURANCE As Nigeria settles down to the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area, AFCFTA, the Federal Government, FG, is pushing for the full implementation of the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, Brown Card Insurance Scheme to guarantee prompt compensation to victims of road accidents within ECOWAS member states. […]

CIBN boss optimistic banks will facilitate AfCFTA success

CIBN boss optimistic banks will facilitate AfCFTA success

Mr Bayo Olugbemi, President, Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) says the banking sector in Nigeria has a good capital base to facilitate the successful implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement. Olugbemi gave the hint in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Lagos. “Eventually […]

AfCFTA: NANTS decries absence of national trade policy as agreement takes-off

AfCFTA: NANTS decries absence of national trade policy as agreement takes-off

By Victoria Ojeme The National Association of Nigerian Traders (NANTS) has called for an urgent drafting of a Nigerian national trade policy document to harmonised all trade relations with neighboring and third-party countries. This is coming as the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) goes into force on January 1, 2021. Following years of preparation, […]

FG declares January 2021 AfCFTA campaign month in Nigeria

FG declares January 2021 AfCFTA campaign month in Nigeria

By Victoria Ojeme The Federal Government has declared January 2021 as a month to campaign for the importance of the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (AfCFTA) in Nigeria. The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo made the declaration ahead of January 1, 2021 take off the AfCFTA while calling on Nigerians, […]