Nigèria’s quarantine body says high pesticides is blocking  cowpeas export

    “The pesticides are largely introduced during the storage phase. The residue levels in the cowpea tend to rise above the maximum threshold set by certain customs union and this makes the product unacceptable in crucial destinations.    The Director- General, Nigeria Agricultural Quarantine Service (NAQS), Dr. Vincent Isgebe,   stated this during a strategic […]

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Agricultural Innovation: Drones on display in Akwa Ibom

Our farms NG’ holds field day for Entrepreneurs Better days are indeed here for farms in Akwa Ibom state, as a drone revolution births in the state, pioneered by JOSEG ROBOTICS, a technology start-up based in Akwa Ibom State. The tech start-up has successfully built aerial robotics (UAV or Drone) and AG sensor drones that […]

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Will Ajaokuta Steel Mill Ever Work?

  “President Muhammadu Buhari has said the Nigerian government will not spend any money on Ajoakuta again.”   Since inception over 49 years ago, Ajaokuta Steel Company Limited (ASCL), Kogi State, is yet to fulfill the yearning of Nigerians to have localized steel products to boost the manufacturing industry despite successive administration’s continuous follow-ups, but […]

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INNOSON: We use 60 % local components

Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing Company (IVM) uses 60 percent of locally manufactured components in producing its vehicles, the Chairman, Chief Innocent Chukwuma has said He said his firm produced vehicles according to customers’ demands. Chukwuma, who spoke in Uru Umudim Nnewi, Anambra State while hosting the Chairman/CEO of Oilserv Group of Companies,  Emeka Okwuosa, said: “We […]

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Kano begins huge investment in dairy production, processing

NIGERIA spends between $1.3 billion to $1.5 billion annually on the importation of milk and other dairy products, it was learned on Sunday. To address the trend, which has caused continued capital flight, the Kano State Agro Pastoral Development Project is investing heavily in local milk production and processing to fast-track the development of the […]

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Nigeria implements 150 reforms to improve business environment, says Industry Minister

  ” The Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC),through its secretariat and collaboration with the private sector, has successfully implemented over 150 reforms to make business easier for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises.” Niyi Adebayo, the Minister of Industry, Trade, and Investment, stated this at the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry 2020 Presidential Policy […]

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 Top ten Agricultural Exports in Nigeria

Sesamum seeds, Cocoa top list Nigeria’s top 10 agricultural export is estimated to have earned the country about N289.3 billion in one year (April 2019 – March 2020). Nairametrics reports this from the data collected from various foreign trade reports, as compiled by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS). A cursory look at the data showed […]

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Nestle Nigeria CEO leaves as Wassim Elhussein takes over

Mauricio Alarcon, the managing director/CEO  of Nestle Nigeria Plc, has been appointed as the market head of Nestlé Central and West Africa Region, comprising 25 countries with head office in Ghana, effective September 1, 2020. Nestlé Nigeria disclosed this in a statement to the Nigerian Stock Exchange, NSE. The company said that Alarcon would remain […]

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