Category: ECONOMY & INDUSTRY

WATER: The most basic human needs

Water in this context needs no definition. It is crucial for human existence. An adequate supply of “clean” water is one of the most basic human needs – and one that is not met for more than half of the world’s population. According to various estimates, one-half to two-thirds of the world’s population does not […]

Skill development in Nigeria

Entrepreneurship can be currently regarded as part of a strategy to boost the economy. It can be undertake as a challenging task, either internally within organizations,either externally, by the creation of new businesses that are sustainable in a market and in a complex economic environment. Examples are studies on the importance of entrepreneurship in transition economies. It is considered that […]

African brands

Africa is one of the fastest-growing consumer markets in the world. A recent report revealed that non-African brands account for a whopping 84% of the top 100 most admired brands in Africa.   HARMONIZING THE INTERESTS OF SMALL AND MEDIUM COMPANIES WITH THE INTERESTS OF THE LARGER COMPANIES ALLOWS THE GROWTH OF LOCAL BRANDS IN LINE WITH […]

COVID 19 in Sub Sahara

In the years before the pandemic sub-Saharan Africans were some of the world’s most optimistic people.   When covid-19 first struck, a lot of pundits thought Africans might be spared the worst, because so many are young or work on the land. Yet it now looks as if the virus will leave more lasting scars […]

NIGERIA: Lagos port congestion

Nigeria, which has the largest population in Africa, depends heavily on imported goods, and its major port is struggling to keep up with demand. Transporting goods from the port to the mainland and other parts of the country can cost more than importing the goods. The congestion at the port in Lagos has become so […]

Bio-ethanol refinery in Bothaville

Presented by Romano Pisciotti Mabele Fuels (Pty) Ltd Mabele Fuels (Pty) Ltd is a company registered in the Republic of South Africa whose business is the manufacture of fuel-grade ethanol from grain sorghum for sale to the South African biofuels market. The company was founded and incorporated in 2005 and resolves to build a bio-ethanol-from-sorghum […]

AFRICA: an entire continent in movement

AFRICA: an entire continent in “movement” of almost 1 billion people who will require food (the FAO estimates that the food demand in the area will grow by 3% per year), products and consumer goods. To answer the new demand, all the main Sub-Saharan countries are promoting wide-ranging investments: infrastructure, energy, construction, communication networks, water […]

Nigerian ports

For a country trying to diversify its exports and foreign exchange earnings, Nigeria’s seaports are seriously deficient. According to the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), the country has six seaports: Apapa and Tin Can in Lagos, the Onne and Port-Harcourt ports in Rivers State, the Warri Port, and the Calabar Port. But, by many accounts, only […]

NIGERIA: IMPORT DUTIES & LEVIES, REDUCES MINIMUM TAX

STATE HOUSE PRESS RELEASE | OFFICE OF THE VICE PRESIDENT *FG PRESENTS 2020 FINANCE BILL TO NEC:* *PROPOSED LEGISLATION SLASHES IMPORT DUTIES & LEVIES, REDUCES MINIMUM TAX, EXEMPTS SMALL BUSINESSES FROM TETFUND, OTHERS.* *Raises compensation exemption threshold, qualifies software acquisition for capital allowance Following Wednesday’s approval by the Federal Executive Council (FEC), the 2020 Finance […]

Evolution of light vehicles

  The Iveco Daily is a large light commercial van produced by the Italian automaker Iveco since 1978; it was also sold as the Fiat Daily by Fiat until 1983. Unlike the more car-like unibody Fiat Ducato, the Daily uses a separate ladder frame typical of heavier commercial vehicles. The Daily is the longest-running vehicle of the Iveco production and in over 40 years have sold over 3 million examples. Today it […]

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