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The road to fertiliser self-sufficiency

The road to fertiliser self-sufficiency

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has barred forex allocation to fertiliser imports. The inclusion of this critical farming input on the list of 41 items not valid for forex may have reinforced the Federal Government’s commitment, via the Presidential Fertiliser Initiative, to delivering commercially-significant quantities of affordable and high-quality fertiliser at the right timeRead More …

Heineken showcases Africanism

Heineken showcases Africanism

Heineken re-enacted its support for fashion at the “Backyard Fashion Show’ held at the Backyard Bar and Grill, Victoria Island, Lagos. The event was themed “Africanism”. Attendees wore various afro-centric attires, showcasing exquisite and creative pieces. The theme intends to show reflective contemporary African styles and versatility that tell a story of Africa’s heritage andRead More …

‘Smuggling hampering trade in West Africa’

‘Smuggling hampering trade in West Africa’

Smuggling is affecting trade in  the West African sub-region, Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) President Mr. Mansur Ahmed has said. He stated this at a news conference with stakeholders at the ninth Trade Ministers Forum on West African Monetary Zone in Abuja. The theme of the forum was “Harnessing intra-West Africa Monetary Zone (WAMZ) tradeRead More …

‘Xizi brand of elevators unbeaten’

‘Xizi brand of elevators unbeaten’

Emphasis on quality, efficient service delivery and affordability has ensured that Xizi brand of elevators and escalator equipment remained unbeaten in the market. Xizi Elevator is China’s first class manufacturers of elevator and escalator equipment to boost industry users in Nigeria and the rest of Africa at affordable rate. The firm recently entered the elevatorRead More …

Govt records 12m rice farmers

Govt records 12m rice farmers

No fewer than 12 million Nigerians have gone into rice production, significantly reducing the rate of unemployment in two years. The impact of the Federal Government’s interventions in rice sector has resulted into job creation, increase in wealth, while reducing migration from rural to urban areas. President Muhammadu Buhari, who made this known, during theRead More …

‘Give consumers value for money’

‘Give consumers value for money’

Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) Director-General (DG) Osita Aboloma has  urged Guinness Nigeria Plc to ensure that consumers get value for money while also ensuring their safety. He spoke after a facility tour of Guinness Breweries factory in Ogba, Lagos. Aboloma reminded the company of SON’s presence at all times to ensure diligent implementation andRead More …

Experts proffer ways to achieve economic growth

Experts proffer ways to achieve economic growth

Nigeria can grow its economy by embracing technology, promoting local content and industrialisation, some experts have said. They spoke at the celebration of this year’s African Industrialisation Day, with the theme: “Promoting regional value chains in Africa: A pathway for accelerating Africa’s structural transformation, industrialisation and pharmaceutical production”. The day was adopted by the UnitedRead More …

Nsukka trade fair to promote Agric exports, strengthen economy – Dr. Dan Ochi

Nsukka trade fair to promote Agric exports, strengthen economy – Dr. Dan Ochi

Felix Ikem, Nsukka With less than three weeks to the third Nsukka Made-in-Nigeria trade fair, organisers of the fair have explained that the aim of the exhibition is to promote the agricultural exports in Nsukka and indeed in the country. Director-General Nsukka Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NSUCCIMA), Dr. Dan Ochi made this […]
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Agri-business projected to reach $1tr by 2030

Agri-business projected to reach $1tr by 2030

•Sector tipped as Africa’s ‘new oil’ With its vast agricultural potential, Africa’s agri-business sector is projected to reach $1 trillion by 2030. This makes agri-business the continent’s ‘new oil,’ according to leaders of Africa’s top agri-business companies, who shared their thoughts on the future of the industry at the just-concluded Africa Investment Forum. The Africa InvestmentRead More …

Dangote unveils new products at exhibition, employs 500,000

Dangote unveils new products at exhibition, employs 500,000

President, Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, has said the  group employs over 500,000 direct and 200,000 indirect employees, pledging to put Nigeria in the spotlight in the comity of nations. Dangote, whose cement business spans West, Central and Eastern Africa, said his company controls over 65 per cent of the cement industry in Nigeria. Speaking […] …

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