The Zamfara state Chamber of Commerce has expressed fear over move by opposition members of the state House of Assembly against 3 billion naira loan to be secured by the state government for trade promotion in the state.

The Tertiary Education Trust Fund on Thursday said the nation’s tertiary institutions had yet to access the over N100bn meant for their infrastructural development.

A 3-day Bayelsa Economic and Investment Forum commenced on Thursday in Yenagoa, with President Goodluck Jonathan and Governor Seriake Dickson leading calls for willing investors to explore and invest in the vast economic potentials that Bayelsa State has to offer, particularly in the areas of oil and gas, agriculture, seaport development and the tourism sectors.

The governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, has defended the new policy of the bank which seeks to review the operational requirements of Bureau De-Change (BDC) in the country saying it was geared towards protecting the nation’s foreign reserves which was being ‘profusely’ depleted by their activities.

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has explained that the new policy on the regulation of Bureau de Change (BDCs) in the country was not to annihilate the business interests of any section of the country.

The Central Bank of Nigeria has stated its plans to sanction banks who prevent their employees from joining labour unions or other associations.

The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr Godwin Emefiele, has stated that the deadline for the commencement of single currency in January 2015 by the Economic Community of West African States is not feasible at the moment.

Nigeria’s dream of becoming self sufficient in rice production got a boost as Olam integrated Rice mill comes to full operation in Nasarawa State.

Mr. Godwin Emefiele, Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has been elected chairman of Committee of Central Bank Governors of the ECOWAS sub-region, according to reports from Nation.