How Lafarge’s Concrete Ideas is shaping the construction industry’s policy thrusts

  By Franklin Alli / Arbiterz.com THE focus of the third edition of the Lafarge Africa concrete idea series is New Solutions for Nigeria’s Urban Housing. The webinar will be held in July 2021, and the Honourable Minister of Works and Housing Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola, SAN has been invited to lead the conversation as […]

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Cautious Excitement As Chinese Firms Flood Auto Industry

  “Data obtained from the National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC) showed that Nissan, VW, Hyundai, Kia cars and SUV, Shacman, Sino FAW and MAN Trucks and Ashok-Leyland buses are now assembled in Nigeria.”   THE influx of Chinese firms in the auto industry as they churn out different brands, both imported and locally […]

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Manufactured imports rise to N40.94tn, Nigeria exports N4tn goods

Between January 2017 and March 2021, Nigeria spent N40.94tn on the importation of manufactured goods. It earned only N4.22tn on the export of manufactured goods within the same period. These are according to data obtained from the Foreign Trade report of the National Bureau of Statistics. In the review period, total value of imports was […]

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Cement: BUA increases ex -factory price by N200 * Distributors grumble

  BUA Cement Plc has increased the ex-factory price of its cement product by N200 per bag. TBI Africa reliably gathered that the cement manufacturer during the weekend unveiled its new price, which increased from N2,800 to N3,000 per bag. With this development, the price increase by BUA is contrary to what he has repeatedly […]

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Our 11,000 Workforce Is Our Strength – Mamuda Group’s CEO

Mr. Hassan Hammoud is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Mamuda Group of Companies based in Nigeria with over 11,000 workers. In this interview, the CEO talks about his new beverages company, among other issues.   What ventures are the Mamuda Group involved in? For all franchises, history, manpower and reputation are three […]

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Dangote Makes Nigeria Third-highest Country in Urea Capacity

With the coming on stream of Dangote Fertiliser Limited, global urea capacity is poised to see considerable growth over the upcoming years, potentially increasing from 222.96 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) in 2020 to 305.92 mtpa in 2030, registering a total growth of 37 per cent, according to a GlobalData report. The three million metric […]

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Tobacco industry in Nigeria grapples with new packaging policy

  The Nigeria Tobacco Control Alliance (NTCA), and the Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) have called for strict enforcement of the National Tobacco Control (NTC) Act 2015 and the Tobacco Control Regulations 2019 on all tobacco products. The implementation of the new policy which prescribed a pictorial health warnings, which must henceforth be […]

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Industrial Training Fund to begin manufacturing phones

  The Director-General/CE of the Industrial Training Fund (ITF), Mr. Joseph Ari, has said plans are at an advanced stage to commence mass production of the locally manufactured ITF mobile smartphones, which was recently presented to President Muhammadu Buhari. He said the device would be made available and affordable to Nigerians adding that this would […]

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