FrieslandCampina WAMCO, IFDC in Dairy Production Deal   

  FrieslandCampina WAMCO and the International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) have signed a partnership agreement  to sustainably transform the dairy sector in Nigeria and develop key infrastructures required for a sustainable value chain. The partnership, which will run until the end of 2023, was signed by IFDC CEO Albin Hubscher and Ben Langat, managing director […]

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MAN woos Nigerian govt on curbing smuggling under AfCFTA regime

“ IN addressing the issue of the country’s porous border which encouraged smuggling of foreign goods, there could not have been a better time to adopt technology-based border policing and surveillance to check abuse of the intra-Africa Trade protocols and trade malpractice’”   Manufacturers Association of Nigeria  (MAN) made this call today in its reaction […]

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Nigeria’s Central Bank fresh drive to revive textile industry

“I AM pleased to inform you that I have been holding meetings with the Cotton, Textile and Garment (CTG) sector stakeholders toward reviving Nigeria’s textile sector.” Godwin Emefiele, the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN,said when he met recently with stakeholders from CTG industries on the present administration’s drive to revive the sector, in Abuja. […]

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Orange farmers in Nigeria can make N16m yearly

” ONE tree of orange, at an optimum level, could produce 2000 fruits about five years after transplanting from the nursery.” Dr Stephen Afolayan, citrus specialist at the National Horticultural Research Institute (NIHORT), said during a capacity building for youths and women on citrus and plantain seedling production, cultivation and value addition at the Institute. He […]

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UN urges African leaders to act quickly to reap the benefits of AfCFTA

“I urge you to move decisively and quickly during the transitional period up to 1 July 2020 to reap the rewards of this historic agreement.” United Nations Deputy Secretary – General, Amina J Mohammed,  said on Sunday while pledging the UN’s full support to the African Union as nations begin to earnestly operationalise the landmark […]

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EDITORIAL: To take off, AfCFTA must not ignore gravity       

In Summary ∆ Despite the obvious benefits of AfCFTA, Africa’s leaders will need to be conscious of the pull of gravity. ∆ Most of the elements that must be in place before the deal can operate smoothly are missing.   ​ By The EastAfrican Finally the moment of truth has come as the African Continental […]

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Premium Steel MD harps on the survival of Nigeria’s steel industry

” Nigeria’s steel industry would only survive if local builders and civil engineers patronize locally made products.” Prasanta Mishra, Chief Executive Officer of Premium Steel and Mines Limited (PSML) made this observation at the presentation of some finished products of the one million tons per annum rolling mill to a group of businesspersons who visited the […]

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