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Paul Arkwright Asks Boris Johnson To Boost Trade And Investment With Nigeria by Rosskiiku: 1:49am On May 09
Nigeria should be Boris Johnson’s next stop on his post-Brexit global trade mission

The prime minister’s India trip may have been postponed, but he shouldn’t lose all hope of striking a lucrative deal with a demographic giant – Africa’s largest economy is a golden opportunity for the UK

[quote]Boris Johnson has shelved plans to travel to India for his first major overseas visit since entering Downing Street. India’s devastating [health] crisis rendered a prime ministerial visit aimed at boosting trade both unfeasible and unsuitable.

But the prime minister should not totally discard his hopes of visiting a demographic giant and emerging economic powerhouse of the 21st century. Instead, he should consider turning his attention to Nigeria.

The country is Africa’s largest economy and the UK should be looking there, alongside India, to boost trade and investment – and to make a success of the government’s post-Brexit vision of a global Britain.

It wouldn’t be Mr Johnson’s first visit. As British high commissioner, I accompanied the then foreign secretary on his memorable visit to Nigeria in August 2017. His enthusiasm for the country in all its diversity was clear. As he put it at the time: “The potential of Nigeria’s markets, people and natural resources is enormous”. That potential hasn’t gone away.

Indeed, there are striking similarities between India and Nigeria in their economic opportunities, historical and cultural connections to the UK, vibrant UK-based diaspora, and shared development challenges. Both countries possess immense demographic trump cards, with a rapidly expanding middle-class of young, educated and entrepreneurial consumers. Nigeria and India could be the two most populous nations on earth by 2100.

In each case, the UK is an attractive partner: our capital markets, service sector, and science and technology expertise have much to offer. Nigeria’s .. recovery can only succeed with improvements in healthcare provision, sustainable food production and reliable energy. UK companies and funds can help meet much of the demand for investment in these sectors.

Nigeria’s Buhari administration has launched a massive infrastructure drive, aimed at upgrading the country’s road and rail network, power grids, airports and maritime infrastructure. The recently opened Lagos-Ibadan railway is one example of successful large-scale projects, which present obvious opportunities for British engineering, legal and financial firms. In banking, insurance, digitalisation and other professional services, the UK can be an important partner for Nigeria’s institutional and commercial development.

The UK’s CDC investment arm has already made some important investments in Nigeria’s future. Now is the time to step up its engagement. It is good to see James Duddridge, the UK’s Africa minister, in Nigeria talking about business partnerships and electoral reform. But is it enough?

If the UK doesn’t seize the initiative and make the most of its privileged position now, others will fill the gap. France, in particular, is ramping up its outreach. The French trade minister recently visited Abuja, as President Macron gears up to welcome President Buhari and other African leaders to Paris for a summit on the continent’s ... recovery.

Soft power and the creative arts, which provide an enormous contribution to the UK economy, represent an obvious area for cooperation with Nigeria. Properly nurtured, harnessed and promoted, Nigerian creativity can become a similar driver of a resurgent .. Nigerian economy.

The world can’t get enough of Nigerian music and art: two Afrobeat stars from Nigeria, Burna Boy and Wizkid, won acclaim at this year’s Grammys. Sports women and men of Nigerian descent are hugely successful. Imagine Maro Itoje shaking hands with Siya Kolisi as captain of the British Lions this summer. Or Tiwa Savage singing the next James Bond theme tune.

It can’t be forgotten, too, that Nigeria will become the world’s second largest democracy by 2050. Any alliance of democracies must support its growth, help in the vital fight against the corrosive impact of corruption, and provide investment in its youth.

[Recent events] in India, which scuppered the PM’s trip, also call into question India’s participation in the D10 initiative at June’s G7 Summit in Cornwall. Whether Prime Minister Modi attends or not, surely it is time to correct Nigeria’s glaring omission from the grouping and find it a place at the table, alongside South Africa. Together, they would represent the continent which, according to Bloomberg, hosted seven of the 10 fastest growing economies in 2020.

Nigeria’s successful development will be Africa’s and the world’s success. If the UK is serious about its ambitions as a truly global, outward-looking and confident country, projecting democratic values abroad, Nigeria needs to be a central part of that future.
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https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/nigeria-boris-johnson-trade-brexit-india-b1842995.html

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Re: Paul Arkwright Asks Boris Johnson To Boost Trade And Investment With Nigeria by XXXXTENTACION: 1:59am On May 09
Nice

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Re: Paul Arkwright Asks Boris Johnson To Boost Trade And Investment With Nigeria by alfasexy: 2:04am On May 09
Paid ad.

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Re: Paul Arkwright Asks Boris Johnson To Boost Trade And Investment With Nigeria by Rosskiiku: 2:19am On May 09
alfasexy:
Paid ad.

Paid by whom to whom?

Kindly educate us.

By the way, that was a column from one of the UK's biggest and most respected newspapers, The Independent.

It was not an 'ad'.

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Re: Paul Arkwright Asks Boris Johnson To Boost Trade And Investment With Nigeria by flemsy15(m): 2:52am On May 09
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Re: Paul Arkwright Asks Boris Johnson To Boost Trade And Investment With Nigeria by Rosskiiku: 2:56am On May 09
I thought some people swore that Britain was collaborating with IPOB to break up Nigeria?

If that is their intent, they sure have a funny way of showing it.

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Re: Paul Arkwright Asks Boris Johnson To Boost Trade And Investment With Nigeria by Rosskiiku: 3:03am On May 09
XXXXTENTACION:
Nice

Thank you.

That is why I tell people that Nigeria is the future.

If you break up into your little Sierra Leones and Gambias, who will remember you like this?

You will become nothing.

Just another bunch of weak West African nations like Burkina Faso and Togo, taking orders from France.

Today, world powers are begging to invest in your country.

If you were a tiny Oduduwa republic or Arewa republic or Biafra republic, who will give a shiit about you, and why?

Does anybody care about South Sudan and what is happening there?

You people don't realise what you have.

If Buhari is not to your liking, he'll be gone in a year plus, to be replaced by a southerner, as per the rotation policy in practice by the major parties.

Nigeria steams ahead to greatness.
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Re: Paul Arkwright Asks Boris Johnson To Boost Trade And Investment With Nigeria by Upton: 3:53am On May 09
Wayo article

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Re: Paul Arkwright Asks Boris Johnson To Boost Trade And Investment With Nigeria by Rosskiiku: 4:13am On May 09
Upton:
Wayo article

Illiteracy is your problem + lack of exposure.

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Re: Paul Arkwright Asks Boris Johnson To Boost Trade And Investment With Nigeria by Rosskiiku: 4:22am On May 09
More recent appeals from the British Intelligentsia...
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TRADE TIES

UK – Africa: Britain must act quickly to boost trade and investment across the continent

By Sir Richard Ottaway (Chair of UK Foreign Affairs Select Committee, 2010 - 2015)

Posted on Tuesday, 23 March 2021 13:05


Despite all the talk of a British ‘tilt’ towards the Indo-Pacific, I am greatly reassured by the review’s commitments to actively engage with partners across Africa. It is well past time that the UK puts Africa at the forefront of its international strategy......


Trade and investment
in 2020, the world’s five fastest-growing economies were all African. By the end of this century, it could well be the most populous continent on the planet with the greatest growth in sub-Saharan Africa.

Regional leaders like Nigeria will inevitably be superpowers driving forward the global economy, and I have no doubt that the Nigerian successes we see today in music and the arts will be replicated in business, technology, and infrastructure. The same is true for many African countries.

https://www.theafricareport.com/74185/uk-africa-britain-must-act-quickly-to-boost-trade-and-investment-across-the-continent/

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Re: Paul Arkwright Asks Boris Johnson To Boost Trade And Investment With Nigeria by Upton: 4:34am On May 09
Rosskiiku:


Illiteracy is your problem + lack of exposure.

Still wayo article grin grin

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Re: Paul Arkwright Asks Boris Johnson To Boost Trade And Investment With Nigeria by Rosskiiku: 4:36am On May 09
Upton:


Still wayo article grin grin

Still Illiteracy and lack of exposure. grin grin

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Re: Paul Arkwright Asks Boris Johnson To Boost Trade And Investment With Nigeria by mytime24(f): 4:50am On May 09
Watching in 6d
Re: Paul Arkwright Asks Boris Johnson To Boost Trade And Investment With Nigeria by MANNABBQGRILLS: 5:44am On May 09
Rosskiiku:
I thought some people swore that Britain was collaborating with IPOB to break up Nigeria?

If that is their intent, they sure have a funny way of showing it.

Hmmmmm, this is deep!

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Re: Paul Arkwright Asks Boris Johnson To Boost Trade And Investment With Nigeria by BruncleZuma: 5:44am On May 09
This is an Editorial by the Author, not a direct request to the UK government:

We no want...it'll never be a fair deal. See children without a single inkling of trade or geopolitics dey celebrate a suggestion. The trade deficit between Nigeria and the UK has been increasing whilst our industrial sectors has been languishing; this means we are buying more from them than they are from us. Extractive industries are the only things functioning and before you drag agriculture into the mix, know that the UK exports 570 million pounds worth of agricultural produce whilst Nigeria is currently struggling to meet local demands and export simultaneously.

In diplomatic speak, this was written to fluff up the Nigerian Government's ego or curry favour.

As High Commissioner him no do anything to actualise am nah as e don comot e dey run mouth.

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Re: Paul Arkwright Asks Boris Johnson To Boost Trade And Investment With Nigeria by MANNABBQGRILLS: 5:44am On May 09
Edutour232:
Good one
Very very good development

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Re: Paul Arkwright Asks Boris Johnson To Boost Trade And Investment With Nigeria by MANNABBQGRILLS: 5:45am On May 09
Rosskiiku:


Illiteracy is your problem + lack of exposure.
GBAMSOLUTELY!
Apt response!

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Re: Paul Arkwright Asks Boris Johnson To Boost Trade And Investment With Nigeria by MANNABBQGRILLS: 5:45am On May 09
BruncleZuma:
We no want...it'll never be a fair deal.

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Re: Paul Arkwright Asks Boris Johnson To Boost Trade And Investment With Nigeria by MANNABBQGRILLS: 5:46am On May 09
Rosskiiku:


Thank you.

That is why I tell people that Nigeria is the future.

If you break up into your little Sierra Leones and Gambias, who will remember you like this?

You will become nothing.

Just another bunch of weak West African nations like Burkina Faso and Togo, taking orders from France.

Today, world powers are begging to invest in your country.

If you were a tiny Oduduwa republic or Arewa republic or Biafra republic, who will give a shiit about you, and why?

Does anybody care about South Sudan and what is happening there?

You people don't realise what you have.

If Buhari is not to your liking, he'll be gone in a year plus, to be replaced by a southerner, as per the rotation policy in practice by the major parties.

Nigeria steams ahead to greatness.
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WORDS OF A WISE MAN.
But the not too wise will disagree and even turn it to abuse and curses.
Uncultured elements.
Ross, God bless your parents for giving us a King like you.
God bless Nigeria.
#OneNigeriaForever

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Re: Paul Arkwright Asks Boris Johnson To Boost Trade And Investment With Nigeria by money121(m): 5:48am On May 09
Ok
Re: Paul Arkwright Asks Boris Johnson To Boost Trade And Investment With Nigeria by MarketDispatch: 5:53am On May 09
[quote author=Rosskiiku post=101509097][/quote]

Without steady 24hrs power supply, they will soon pack up.
Re: Paul Arkwright Asks Boris Johnson To Boost Trade And Investment With Nigeria by chukwuibuipob: 5:57am On May 09
cool children of destruction,8, misfortune, perdition, hopeless,dat wake up their parents with karate slap will NOT like dis.

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Re: Paul Arkwright Asks Boris Johnson To Boost Trade And Investment With Nigeria by Lexusgs430: 6:03am On May 09
Which human or country with its right faculties, would invest in a leaking basket...........

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Re: Paul Arkwright Asks Boris Johnson To Boost Trade And Investment With Nigeria by Drsnives(m): 6:05am On May 09
Ohh you mean this shit hole??

His interest comes ist
Re: Paul Arkwright Asks Boris Johnson To Boost Trade And Investment With Nigeria by GodHatesBigots(m): 6:18am On May 09
What black Africans fail to understand is that Britain does not give a rats ass about blacks and especially black Africans including Nigerians. After all they are the root cause of all the mayhem in Nigeria .

What Britain wants is favourable trade that will grow their dwindling and falling economy post brexit . If it costs thousands of black lives to achieve , they care not one iota.

As always, keeping black Africa down through useless leaders while they continue to milk resources.

Neo-colonialism is alive and well - black Africans have not learnt their lessons, that’s why their countries are shit holes .

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Re: Paul Arkwright Asks Boris Johnson To Boost Trade And Investment With Nigeria by GodHatesBigots(m): 6:23am On May 09
MarketDispatch:


Without steady 24hrs power supply, they will soon pack up.

They are not doing it for you , of course electricity will continue to be as erratic as ever . Britain is desperate to rebuild its economy which has dwindled in size since they left Europe. Their economy is not growing as it did a year ago, so any deal they can strike even with the devil or should we say a terrorist leadership in this instance is worth it even if thousands of black Africans die .

Britain has always put itself first and above all others , that’s why Nigeria was formed in the first place - as a business interest.

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Re: Paul Arkwright Asks Boris Johnson To Boost Trade And Investment With Nigeria by ogwumgbe: 6:25am On May 09
Rosskiiku:


Thank you.

That is why I tell people that Nigeria is the future.

If you break up into your little Sierra Leones and Gambias, who will remember you like this?

You will become nothing.

Just another bunch of weak West African nations like Burkina Faso and Togo, taking orders from France.

Today, world powers are begging to invest in your country.

If you were a tiny Oduduwa republic or Arewa republic or Biafra republic, who will give a shiit about you, and why?

Does anybody care about South Sudan and what is happening there?

You people don't realise what you have.

If Buhari is not to your liking, he'll be gone in a year plus, to be replaced by a southerner, as per the rotation policy in practice by the major parties.

Nigeria steams ahead to greatness.
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Biafra will be greater when they leave Nigeria than they are in Nigeria, Bleep your Nigerian dream, we are tired, We have what it takes to be te greatest black Nation on earth in just 5 years of our pulling out from Nigeria

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Re: Paul Arkwright Asks Boris Johnson To Boost Trade And Investment With Nigeria by GodHatesBigots(m): 6:27am On May 09
chukwuibuipob:
cool children of destruction,8, misfortune, perdition, hopeless,dat wake up their parents with karate slap will NOT like dis.

You think they want to trade with you because they love Nigeria or because it will favour Nigerians ? Only the dumb believe that myth.

They are in it for themselves , and for all they care Nigeria can burn , Nigerians can kill themselves into the thousands; so long as Nigeria can be milked till it’s breast becomes flat , they don’t give a rats ass, lol.

Nigerians will continue to suffer till something breaks.

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Re: Paul Arkwright Asks Boris Johnson To Boost Trade And Investment With Nigeria by GodHatesBigots(m): 6:28am On May 09
Rosskiiku:


Thank you.

That is why I tell people that Nigeria is the future.

If you break up into your little Sierra Leones and Gambias, who will remember you like this?

You will become nothing.

Just another bunch of weak West African nations like Burkina Faso and Togo, taking orders from France.

Today, world powers are begging to invest in your country.

If you were a tiny Oduduwa republic or Arewa republic or Biafra republic, who will give a shiit about you, and why?

Does anybody care about South Sudan and what is happening there?

You people don't realise what you have.

If Buhari is not to your liking, he'll be gone in a year plus, to be replaced by a southerner, as per the rotation policy in practice by the major parties.

Nigeria steams ahead to greatness.
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DOA
Re: Paul Arkwright Asks Boris Johnson To Boost Trade And Investment With Nigeria by Babaken(m): 6:33am On May 09
Rosskiiku:


Thank you.

That is why I tell people that Nigeria is the future.

If you break up into your little Sierra Leones and Gambias, who will remember you like this?

You will become nothing.

Just another bunch of weak West African nations like Burkina Faso and Togo, taking orders from France.

Today, world powers are begging to invest in your country.

If you were a tiny Oduduwa republic or Arewa republic or Biafra republic, who will give a shiit about you, and why?

Does anybody care about South Sudan and what is happening there?

You people don't realise what you have.

If Buhari is not to your liking, he'll be gone in a year plus, to be replaced by a southerner, as per the rotation policy in practice by the major parties.

Nigeria steams ahead to greatness.
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thank you for that input if only violence, kidnapping, yahoo guys and other small small crime will stop above all let Nigerians elect a leader with vision not by fear or Favour corruption is also there if Nigerians can do away with all these the rest of Africa countries and the rest of the world at large will have great rest for Nigeria as nation.

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Re: Paul Arkwright Asks Boris Johnson To Boost Trade And Investment With Nigeria by GodHatesBigots(m): 6:36am On May 09
Rosskiiku:
I thought some people swore that Britain was collaborating with IPOB to break up Nigeria?

If that is their intent, they sure have a funny way of showing it.




Nigerian as one in some form or shape is of benefit to Britain and her people including me and family grin

They don’t give a sh1t about Nigeria or Nigerians which is precisely why no one has been held to account for the total mess that Nigeria has become today .

So long as they can continue to favourably trade with the shit hole , they will continue to support a semblance of one Nigeria until it crumbles which it surely will do , except by some miracle , your dumb empty headed leaders and their brainless supporters get some sense .

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