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Nigeria’s trade minister on win-win FDI partnerships

Okechukwu Enelamah, Nigeria’s minister of industry, trade and investment, tells Sebastian Shehadi about the country’s huge demand for infrastructure and the importance of mutually beneficial FDI.

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Nigeria’s agricultural resurgence

Fearing long-term dependence on the price of crude oil, a new wave of entrepreneurs is helping Nigeria’s small farmers reclaim their place as the engine room of the country’s economy. Ima Jackson-Obot reports.

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Nigeria's power minister offers assurances on security

Nigeria's minister of power, works and housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola, tells Natasha Turak that the country is widening its energy portfolio, confronting security challenges, and generally working to reassure nervous investors.

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Lekki Free Zone aims high

Lekki Free Zone near Lagos looks to offset some of the difficulties of investing in Nigeria by offering a safe, self-contained environment with varying tax and bureaucracy benefits. Chinese interest has been particularly strong so far, but the zone’s authorities are keen to attract investors from all over the world. 

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Rendeavour's vote of confidence in Lekki

One of the most important investors in the Lekki Free Zone is urban land developer Rendeavour, whose policy is to only invest in areas set for future growth. Edward Russell-Walling looks at its reasons for choosing Lekki.

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Candel eyes Lekki advantage

Nigerian agrochemical business Candel is intending to use the Lekki Free Zone as a way to move beyond West Africa and become a player on the world stage.

A head start: Crown Natures looks to dominate African cap and hat market

Frustrated by the absence of cap manufacturers in Nigeria, Crown Natures CEO Omolara Aromolaran founded the company to fill a gap in the market. Now she is using her Lekki Free Zone base to take her product to the rest of African and beyond.

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How Lekki Free Zone's refinery will transform Nigeria's oil industry

Nigeria's oil and gas industry has long been rich in resources but poor on logistics, organisation and infrastructure. However, the new Dangote Industries refinery located in the south-west quarter of Lekki Free Zone, due for completion in 2017, looks set to transform the country's energy landscape. 

Nigeria on "right track" says Uju Aisha Hassan-Baba

The new executive secretary and chief executive of the Nigerian Investment Promotion Council (NIPC), Uju Aisha Hassan-Baba, has expressed optimism about the country's future.

Nigeria’s presidential candidates embrace business

As Nigerians prepare to go to the polls, fDi talks to pundits on what the different outcomes might mean for foreign investment in the country.

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