Community hostility forces Dangote to winds up sugar business in Niger State

  Dangote Sugar Refinery Plc, one of the leading producers of refined sugar to consumers and industries in Nigeria has successfully wind up its sugar business in Niger State – under the Dangote Niger Sugar Limited. Nairametrics reported that the company said that this decision was made in an effort to cut down on deadweight […]

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Adebayo, Minister of Industry to meet with Dangote , Flour Mills, BUA Sugar over Self-sufficiency targets

“All the three sugar manufacturers (Dangote Sugar Refinery, Flour Mills and BUA Sugar) are doing a very great job. We intend to sit down with them and discuss further and see how we can encourage them to do more.” Otunba Niyi Adebayo, Minister for Industry, Trade and Investment disclosed when he toured the Dangote’s expansive […]

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Dangote to build 12,000 TCD green field plant at Savannah Sugar

  “JPMA is currently consulting for Dangote Sugar Group for the optimisation and upgrading of the Savannah Sugar Company Ltd, Numan from 3,200TCD to 6,000 tonnes of cane per day (TCD). “Thereafter, the  Group will establish a green field 12,000TCD plant in Numan and another in Tunga, Nasarawa State.” This was revealed by National Sugar […]

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Dangote Sugar Refinery Converts over 400 Casuals to Permanent Staff

Dangote Sugar Refinery (DSR) has engaged over 400 of its non-pensionable employees, popularly called casual workers, into permanent staff. A source close to the company, told Nigeria Industrial Digest, that the sugar producer was compelled to have carried out the exercise following negative criticisms by the National Assembly at the high level of casual workers […]

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Dangote Sugar Refinery earns N6bn from Inter-Company Patronage of Raw Materials

By Franklin Ocheneyi  DANGOTE Sugar Refinery Plc says procurements of its Non-Fortified Sugar by local manufacturers of confectioneries and soft drinks accounted for 30 percent (or N6.120 billion) of the Group’s turnover of over N204 billion in Financial Year ended December 31, 2017. The balance of N197.88billion came from Vitamin A-Fortified sugar sold to distributors […]

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Dangote, others pay N5.8bn levy on imported raw sugar

By Franklin Ocheneyi DANGOTE Sugar Refinery, BUA Sugar Refinery and Golden Penny Sugar, paid a total of N5.8 billion sugar levy to the federal government for the importation of 2.6 billion metric tonnes of bulk raw sugar from Brazil in 2017. Data on Sugar Importation from January-December 2017, obtained by Nigeria Industrial Digest from National […]

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Looking Back At FG’s Ban On Cube Sugar

By Franklin Ocheneyi IT’S been five years since the Federal Government banned the importation of Sugar in retail packs into the country. Recall that the ban was enforced 1st January, 2013 through the National Sugar Development Council, NSDC, to stimulate domestic production of sugar towards National Self-sufficiency. Five years down the lane, what has been […]

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Nigerian sugar regulator woos foreign firms for investment

*Records 18,000 jobs in three years By Franklin Ocheneyi  “Mr Chairman, let me use this opportunity to once again call on interested members of the International Sugar Organisation (ISO) to come to Nigeria and invest in the sugar sector. I want to assure prospective investors that the government policy of Nigeria Sugar Master Plan (NSMP) currently […]

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