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  Lagos State on drive to attract investors

Video / Wed, 07 Sep 2016 14:26:10 GMT

Lagos State on drive to attract investors

As Nigeria wades through an economic slowdown; Lagos State government is seeking ways to attract investment. CNBC Africa's Onyi Sunday reports on the latest effort by the State to attract investors including Nigerians in diaspora.

 Is Nigeria's government stifling small businesses?

Video / Mon, 05 Sep 2016 11:24:26 GMT

Is Nigeria's government stifling small businesses?

Bulldozers owned by the Lagos State government flattened a block of shops in Ikoyi, Lagos last Thursday because the building owner failed to acquire the required development permits. The move is part of a series of demolitions of illegal structures.

 Nigeria's shipping firms face bleak outlook

Video / Fri, 26 Aug 2016 14:08:58 GMT

Nigeria's shipping firms face bleak outlook

According to the Dockworkers Union of Nigeria, over 3,000 workers have been laid off by various shipping companies, terminal operators and logistic companies due to a shortage of financing.

 Lagos signs smart city deal with Dubai

Video / Tue, 12 Jul 2016 16:17:07 GMT

Lagos signs smart city deal with Dubai

With the aspiration of becoming the first smart city in Africa, Nigeria's Lagos State signed a MoU with the city of Dubai to develop sustainable, smart and globally connected knowledge-based communities to drive the knowledge economy.

 Lagos State signs MoU to construct fourth Mainland Bridge

Video / Thu, 09 Jun 2016 08:14:03 GMT

Lagos State signs MoU to construct fourth Mainland Bridge

The Lagos State Government is working towards an inter-modal system of transportation using the road, rail and water. Recently, the government signed a memorandum of understanding for the development of the much-anticipated fourth mainland bridge.

 Nigeria's tax system: Issues and challenges

Video / Thu, 19 May 2016 12:50:07 GMT

Nigeria's tax system: Issues and challenges

As Nigeria grapples with the impact of the dip in oil prices and a weak currency, boosting internally generated revenue has been identified as a key solution to the diversification of the nation's economy.

 Nigeria's Lagos state to save N40mln through bond restructuring

Video / Wed, 04 May 2016 10:56:06 GMT

Nigeria's Lagos state to save N40mln through bond restructuring

The Lagos state government recently restructured its 840 million dollar bond, which could help the state save as much as 40 billion naira over the next 5 years. CNBC Africa spoke to Mustapha Akinkunmi, Lagos state commissioner for finance for more.

 Lagos State celebrates International Jazz Day

Video / Tue, 03 May 2016 07:52:14 GMT

Lagos State celebrates International Jazz Day

The Lagos State Government celebrated International Jazz Day on Saturday with a star-studded concert. CNBC Africa's Didi Akinyelure was at the event and here are the highlights.

 Lagos Global, a one stop shop for investors, unveiled

Video / Fri, 01 Apr 2016 08:53:08 GMT

Lagos Global, a one stop shop for investors, unveiled

The Lagos State, Office of Overseas Affairs and Investment has formally launched Lagos Global, a one stop shop for investors. CNBC Africa spoke to Prof. Ademola Abass, Special Adviser, Office of Overseas Affairs and Investment.

 Lagos State to launch a 'one stop shop for investors'

Video / Wed, 30 Mar 2016 08:52:04 GMT

Lagos State to launch a 'one stop shop for investors'

Tomorrow the Lagos State, Office of Overseas Affairs and Investment is launching Lagos Global, a one stop shop for investors. CNBC Africa's Didi Akinyelure caught up with Yakub Olajide Balogun, Permanent Secretary, Office of Overseas Affairs.

 Nigeria's Lagos State positions itself as an investment hub

Video / Thu, 10 Mar 2016 10:07:48 GMT

Nigeria's Lagos State positions itself as an investment hub

The Lagos State government says it will make its official presentation of the office for overseas affairs on the 31st of March with the launch of the Lagos global initiative, which will act as a one-stop-shop for investment.

 Lagos State Board of Inland Revenue's success and challenges

Video / Wed, 09 Mar 2016 08:07:09 GMT

Lagos State Board of Inland Revenue's success and challenges

Despite a slowdown in the broader economy, tax revenues in Lagos State were up 12 per cent in January 2016 compared to the same period last year. This reflects the drive of increase in tax collection to fund a record budget in the state.

 Lagos State's 2016 development plans

Video / Thu, 03 Mar 2016 11:13:07 GMT

Lagos State's 2016 development plans

The Lagos State government is embarking on a number of developments projects this year including 'Light up Lagos which seeks to develop, through public private partnership, the first integrated and fully independent power generation.

 Lagos state to raise N43 bn bond issue

Video / Wed, 06 Jan 2016 10:58:46 GMT

Lagos state to raise N43 bn bond issue

Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos plans to raise 43 billion naira through a bond issue this year. CNBC Africa's Wole Famurewa caught up with Mustapha Abiodun Akinkunmi, the State's Finance Commissioner.