November 5, 2019


Government launches “Biz Portal” to drive digital business registration

The Government of South Africa has launched an online pilot phase of a new business registration portal, 'Biz Portal' led by the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC).

The Minister for Trade and Industry, Mr Ebrahim Patel says that the portal “is a pioneering and innovative project for government e-services. It will improve the time and ease for young people to start new enterprises and ends a great signal two days"...

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November 5, 2019


FG to support Dangote Refinery with crude oil feedstock

The Federal Government has pledged to support the 650,000 barrels per day capacity Dangote Refinery and Petrochemicals Plant with crude oil feedstock and other necessary inputs to the success of the project.

The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, made this known during a tour of the Dangote Refinery being constructed by the Dangote Group"...

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October 20, 2019


Govt Agencies as Barriers to Ease of Doing Business in Nigeria

Nigeria at present is perhaps not one of the most attractive places to do business. The business landscape is dotted with innumerable gatekeepers, who are yet to understand that their mandate as regulators and enforcers, is to help businesses grow and thrive. As long as Nigeria remains lethargic in reforming its business environment for greater efficiency, it is unlikely that it will make any significant headway in attracting much-needed foreign direct and portfolio investments. Nosa James-Igbinadolor reports


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