The outgoing Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Amb. Martin Uhomoibhi, said on Thursday that Nigeria’s economic growth rate had been steady despite the insurgency.

 Uhomoibhi said this in an interview on the side line of an event organised in his honour by the African Diplomatic Corps in Abuja.

The Vice President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Mr lssa Aremu, has said that Nigerians import N3 billion worth of textiles and garments annually without paying duties or taxes to government.

The Consul-General of the People’s Republic of China in Lagos, Liu Kan, on Wednesday said that the  trade volume between Nigeria and China in the last seven months hit a record  N1.7 trillion ($10.3 billion).

The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association  of Nigeria (IPMAN) on Tuesday said local refining of the nation’s crude remained the only way to stem the effects of declining crude oil prices on the Nigerian economy.

The Agricultural Transformation Agenda (ATA) of the Federal Government under the present administration of President Goodluck Jonathan has recorded impressive economic revival in Delta State, the State Director, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mr. Felix Kehis has said.

Chairman, Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), Dr Sam Amadi, on Monday said that fixed charge on electricity would remain without constituting any problem to the consumers.

The Federal Government is intensifying the implementation of expansion projects for cocoa processing and manufacturing in order to claim a greater share of the annual $200bn global market for finished goods made from cocoa.

The Federal Government has dragged the Nigerian Bottling Company (NBC) Limited and Coca-Cola Nigeria Limited and their Chief Executives before a Federal High Court in Abuja for criminal breach of the Consumer Protection Council (CPC) Act.