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2016-12-02
NPFBA at the Innauguration of the Portuguese chapter o...
On December 1st the NPFBA was represented by Mr. João Menano, Operations Management Executive, at the inauguration of the Portuguese chapter of the Nigerians in Diaspora Organization Europe, which took place at the Embassy of Nigeria in Portugal.
2016-11-14
Delegation from Nigeria attended Web Summit 2016
Between 7th to 11th November a delegation from Nigeria attended the Web Summit 2016 in Lisbon, through a package developed and promoted by NPFBA in partnership with Five Thousand Miles. The delegation was composed by representatives of the Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System, Union Bank, Access Bank, KS Legal, SystemSpecs and Global Accelerex. Some of NPFBA’s Portuguese members were also part o...
2016-09-12
Study mission to Portugal on revenue assurance for uti...
From September 5th to 9th a delegation of Nigerian energy utilities and companies visited Portugal in the framework of a study mission about revenue assurance in the utilities sector organized in partnership between PrepayGO and NPFBA. The delegation visited Cabelte, a company that manufactures energy cables; Novabase, an IT company that has solutions for revenue collection; EPAL, a Portuguese w...
2016-05-18
Nigerian delegation visited Galucho and AICEP in Portu...
On May 17th to 18th a delegation from two Local Government Areas of Osun State, headed by Oba. Adediran Akanbi Adeyemi and Oba. Joseph Moronfoye Okunlola-Oni, visited the facilities of one of the members of NPFBA, Galucho, and was also welcomed to Portugal in a session that took place at AICEP Portugal Global.
2016-04-06
Manager of NPFBA interviewed by RTP África
On April 6th Mr. Samuel Pires, Manager of the NPFBA, was interviewed by RTP África for "Negócios PALOP" and spoke about the potential of the business relations between Nigeria and Portugal and how these have been supported, promoted and developed by the NPFBA.
2016-03-30
NPFBA hosts cocktail with the Board of Directors of Ma...
On March 30th the NPFBA hosted a cocktail for the Board of Directors of MainOne, who were in Portugal for their yearly meeting. The NPFBA also invited Mr. Miguel Frasquilho, President of the Board of AICEP Portugal Global (Portuguese Government's Agency for the Investment and Foreign Trade of Portugal) to be present and give the guests an overview of Portugal's efforts over recent years to grow its economy...
2016-02-05
Portuguese Ambassador to Nigeria praises NPFBA
The Portuguese Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. António Pedro Rodrigues da Silva, has praised the Nigeria Portugal Friendship & Business Association with the following statements: "As I had the opportunity to affirm on several previous occasions, the creation of the Nigeria Portugal Friendship & Business Association was one of the best news that the bilateral economic relations between Portugal and Nigeria hav...
2016-02-04
President of NPFBA interviewed by Sábado
The President of NPFBA was interviewed by Sábado magazine. To read the full interview published on the edition number 614, click here.
2015-09-18
Manager of NPFBA interviewed by STPtv
On September 18th Mr. Samuel Pires, Manager of the Nigeria Portugal Friendship & Business Association, was interviewed by STPtv and spoke about the potential of the business relations between Nigeria and Portugal and how these have been supported, promoted and developed by the Association.
2015-06-15
NPFBA at AIMMAP Seminar
On June 15th, 2015, the Nigeria Portugal Friendship & Business Association was present at a seminar promoted by the Associação dos Industrais Metalúrgicos, Metalomecânicos e Afins de Portugal (Portuguese Association of Metallurgical Industry and Heavy Engineering), in which Nigeria was one of the markets approached, considering that it is seen as a destination for exports of the metallurgical and heavy eng...
2015-06-09
President of the Board of NPFBA appointed as Portugal'...
The President of the Board of the Nigeria Portugal Friendship & Business Association, Mr. Pedro Hipólito, was officially appointed by the Portuguese Ministry of Foreign Affairs as Portugal's Honorary Consul in Lagos, Nigeria. The post was established by the dispatch number 6392/2015 published in the Diário da República, 2.ª série, n. 111, and Mr. Pedro Hipólito will act as Honorary Consul of Portugal in Lagos depende...
2015-03-20
Trade Mission to Nigeria - March 1st to 5th, 2015...
The Nigeria Portugal Friendship & Business Association in partnership with the Portuguese Chamber of Commerce and Industry organized a trade mission to Lagos, Nigeria, between the 1st and the 5th of March 2015. Six Portuguese companies participated in the mission. The programme included, on March 2nd, in the morning, meetings with Mr. Pedro Hipólito, CEO and founding member of th...
2014-12-13
Nigeria's Governor of the Central Bank elected world's...
Mr. Godwin Emefiele, Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, was elected as the world's 2014 top central banker in a ranking published by the Portuguese newspaper Expresso in its December 13th number. Mr. Emefiele surpassed last year's number one, Mark Carney, Governor of the Central Bank of the United Kingdom, and is now considered the top central banker in the world. The ranking is published by Expresso and is bas...
2014-12-03
Seminar Export & Invest in Nigeria
On December 3rd, a seminar on exporting and investing in Nigeria took place at the Portuguese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) in Lisbon. This seminar was organized by the PCCI in partnership with the Nigeria Portugal Friendship & Business Association (NPFBA) and the support of the Embassy of Nigeria in Portugal. The programme, which can be
2014-11-19
NPFBA at Portugal Exportador 2014
Taking into account the positive experience of last year's edition, the Nigeria Portugal Friendship & Business Association decided to mark presence once again at Portugal Exportador, which took place on November 19th. The Association was present in cooperation with the Embassy of Nigeria in Portugal, with whom it shared a stand where information was made available to participants and several meetings took place.
2014-11-12
NPFBA at Exponor Time2Export
The Nigeria Portugal Friendship & Business Association and the Embassy of Nigeria in Portugal were present at Exponor Time2Export, which took place in Oporto on November 12th. By invitation of Exponor, the Association was present as an exhibitor and shared a stand with the Embassy where information was made available to participants. Additionally, a conference dedicated to Nigeria also took place in the framework of ...
2014-07-02
Nigeria Portugal Friendship & Business Association hos...
In the framework of a business mission to Lagos, the Nigeria Portugal Friendship & Business Association held a dinner on July 2nd in Lagos, Nigeria, to host a business group from Portugal and encourage the development of businesses in Nigeria. Mr. Emeka Emuwa, CEO of Union Bank and chairman of the Association, welcomed the Portuguese companies and stated that one of the main objectives of the Association i...
2014-05-09
World Economic Forum on Africa 2014
The World Economic Forum on Africa 2014 took place in Abuja, Nigeria, between 7-9 May. This event gathered around 1000 global and regional leaders, including Heads of State and Government, policy-makers and top leaders from several global companies from over 80 countries. The event took place at a time when Nigeria has officially become the continent's leading economy, in result of a GDP rebasing aimed at...
2013-12-02
Portugal Exportador 2013
On November 27th, the association was present at Portugal Exportador, in cooperation with the Embassy of Nigeria in Lisbon. This is an annual event where several embassies, chambers of commerce and companies are represented. There was a very high affluence of participants to the association's stand, evidencing the increasing interest in Nigeria.
2013-10-01
Nigeria Independence Day
On October 1st the Embassy of Nigeria in Portugal held a reception with cultural activities to celebrate the Nigeria Independence Day, at the Marriott Hotel in Lisbon. H.E. Ambassador Ijeoma Bristol and H.E. Senator Ayo Akinyelure welcomed the guests who joined the Nigeria's Independence celebration. The evening programme included musical moments by the band The Egbeamas, dancing acts by the Ibo Dancers and the Edo D...
2013-04-09
Nigeria Day 2013
On April 9th 2013 around 15 Nigerian companies and 60 Portuguese ones met for the Nigeria Day in Lisbon, a seminar that took place at the AICEP Portugal Global - Trade & Investment Agency. H.E. Ambassador Ijeoma Bristol and Mr. Manuel Brandão, Executive Administrator of AICEP, presided the opening session of a very fruitful day. The seminar also had presentations from Mr. Ade Shonubi, Managing Director of Nigeria ...
2013-01-14
Visit of Nigeria's Minister of Foreign Affairs to Port...
Portugal welcomed a two-day official visit to Portugal, between 10 and 11 January, of the Honourable Minister of Foreign Affairs of Nigeria, His Excellency Ambassador Olugbenga Ashiru. A part of the programme was a full morning visit to SIBS headquarters. The programme also included a courtesy call on the Portuguese President of the Republic, Professor Aníbal Cavaco Silva, a working lunch meeting with the Portuguese ...
2012-09-28
Association Foundation Act
The Association foundation act took place in the Nigerian Embassy in Lisbon in September 2012. Ambassador Bristol chaired the event. Christabel Onyejekwe and Pedro Hipólito signed the foundation act legal documents becoming Founding Members of the Association.
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