Nigeria to ban barite importation to boost local production –Minister

The ministry’s long-term plan is to place a ban on the importation of barite and close the demand and supply gap that currently exists.” Arc. Olamilekan Adegbite, the Minister of Mines and Steel Development stated this in Abuja, during a stakeholders’ forum on local barite development in Nigeria. “Evidence from our recent demand and gap […]

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Check influx of substandard diapers, industrialist tells govt

  An industrialist and the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Wemy Industries, makers of diapers, Mr. Paul Odunaiya, has called on the Federal Government to check the influx of substandard diapers being dumped on the country. He made this call in Lagos while speaking with select journalists on issues relating to manufacturing in Nigeria and the […]

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Dangote backs FG on border closure

  THE President of the Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, has thrown his weight behind the border closure policy of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.). In a statement made available to our correspondent in Lagos on Thursday, Dangote debunked insinuations that the policy was responsible for the drop in Dangote Cement’s profitability for the […]

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Why Nigeria’s industrial clusters are losing traction 

Typical examples of industrial clusters are Aba leather cluster (Abia), Aba fabrics cluster (Abia), Kano leather cluster (Kano), Nnewi cable and spare parts clusters (Anambra), Apapa cluster (Lagos), and Ikeja cluster (Lagos)     The state of Nigeria’s clusters raises more questions than answers. Many of the clusters are hard hit by poor road networks […]

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Mushin: Inside Nigeria’s Untapped Leather Treasure

To start a raw leather business in the market, you will need nothing less than N200,000, while an amount ranging between N500,000 and 1million is required to kick-start a leather goods manufacturing business.   When Arinze Emmanuel finished his Junior Secondary School Examination in 1991, he left his village to stay with his uncle who […]

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Manufacturing Sector in Nigeria is still struggling – MAN

    By Franklin Alli   “Manufacturing contribution to GDP rather remained stagnant at 8.74 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2019 as recorded in the third quarter, a figure that is slightly below the 8.86 per cent recorded in the fourth quarter of 2018. This development clearly depicts that the manufacturing sector is […]

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Dangote begins Pre-testing of $2bn Fertilizer Plant ahead of Inauguration

  Dangote Fertilizer Limited has commenced pre-testing of its $2 billion Granulated Urea Fertilizer complex ,with several critical sections of the plant going through various stages of pre-commissioning and test-run. In a statement yesterday by the company, virtually all the section of the plant such as Central Control Room, Ammonia and Urea Bulk Storage, Cooling Tower, […]

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How we can make Nigeria an industrial hub —Intertex Fabrics CEO

  “It is not always easy for us, manufacturers to put ‘made in Nigeria’ label on our products because buyers won’t take a second look at your product, no matter how good it looks.”     Not every shirt or garment one finds bearing a foreign label actually comes from abroad. For reasons bothering on […]

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Buhari commissions Linyl Industrial Hub in Ondo State

·Says Akeredolu’s achievements are remarkable President Muhammadu Buhari today, commissioned Linyl Industrial Hub and Ore flyover interchange in Ondo state. This is to mark the 3rd year anniversary of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu’s administration. President Buhari praised Akeredolu for all the projects he was able to put in place within three years in office. He gave […]

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Harnessing Human Capacity to Boost Industrial, Economic Devt

The shortage of talent and skilled labour had necessitated the need to employ expatriates to do the jobs which Nigerians should ordinarily execute       In this analysis, James Emejo assesses efforts to boost industrial development as well as skilled manpower through the Industrial Training Fund No doubt unemployment constitutes the most disturbing challenges […]

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