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Nigeria begins reforms of international investment agreements
Nigeria is undertaking series of reforms of the country’s bilateral investment treaties to attract responsible, inclusive, balanced and sustainable investments.
Nigeria can’t survive AfCFTA with weak industrialisation – Gbajabiamila
For Nigeria to compete and survive in the African Continental Free Trade Area, it must as a matter of national emergency ramp up industrialisation and manufacturing activities, the Speaker, House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has said.
Business leaders, others seek delay in AfCFTA’s implementation
Some members of the organised private sector and experts in international trade in Nigeria have called for the postponement of the take-off of the African Continental Free Trade Area agreement
Nigeria and the implementation of the AfCFTA: Key issues and policy options
Nigeria’s trade and industrial priorities should be embedded in the ongoing dialogue for AfCFTA implementation strategies.
Nigeria signed 28 investment agreements in 16 years – Official
The model used for negotiation of Nigeria’s investment agreements was reviewed between 2014 and 2016 to balance investor’s rights with obligations.
MAN kicks as Nigeria’s priority products are omitted from AfCFTA’s sensitive, exclusive lists
Despite being a major market in West Africa, Nigerian manufacturers have kicked against the exclusion of Nigeria’s priority products from the sensitive and exclusive lists of the African Continental Free Trade Area agreement.
African Free Trade Agreement: Nigeria issues strong warning
Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Adeniyi Adebayo, has warned that Nigeria will not tolerate smuggling and importation of substandard products.
Bangladesh-Nigeria to sign bilateral agreement on agriculture
The Bangladesh Tariff Commission recommended signing a preferential trade agreement with Nigeria.
Nigeria sets up committee to implement African free-trade deal
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the establishment of a committee to implement the country’s participation in the African Free Trade Agreement.
Why Nigerian small manufacturers fear new continental trade deal
Some manufacturers in Nigeria say that wading into the continental market could undermine local players and have negative implications.
Nigeria will sign Africa free trade agreement -presidency
Nigeria will sign an Africa free trade agreement at the coming African union summit, according to a statement posted on the Nigeria presidency’s Twitter feed.
We cannot afford to rush into Africa free trade agreement – Buhari
“Africa needs not only a trade policy, but also a continental manufacturing agenda,” Buhari said. “Our vision for intra-African trade is for the free movement of made-in-Africa goods."
Why Nigeria should sign AfCFTA agreement – AfDB
Nigeria’s failure to sign the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement may hold the continent back on its economic prosperity drive, the African Development Bank (AfDB) has said.
AfCFTA implementation may drag despite becoming operational
The African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) became a binding international legal instrument, even though critical parts of the agreement are yet to be completed.
Nigeria to join Africa free trade zone, Trade Minister says
Nigeria will sign the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement as soon as President Muhammadu Buhari approves an impact-assessment report he asked for, the country’s trade minister said.
Interview with Ken Ukaoha
Ken Ukaoha is the president of the National Association of Nigerian Traders (NANTS) and shares his view on the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)
Will Africa’s historic free trade agreement succeed?
The African Union agreed last year to create a free trade zone on the continent but Africa’s largest economy, Nigeria, isn’t on board with the agreement.
Implementation of AfCFTA in Nigeria will increase unemployment among farmers – NANTS warns
The National Association of Nigerian Traders (NANTS) has warned that the implementation of African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) in Nigeria would increase unemployment among farmers, and farm workers in the country.
NANTS backs Buhari over trade agreement
The National Association of Nigerian Traders (NANTS) thrown its weight behind President Muhammadu Buhari’s refusal to signed and ratified the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA).
Shell put Nigeria under pressure with ISDS process to obtain oil field OPL 245
Shell used the investment agreement between the Netherlands and Nigeria to obtain a lucrative oil field at remarkably good conditions.