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FG, 36 states in need of N3bn to fight army worm infestation, silent on moribund Silos

Audu Ogbeh

The federal government has begun a joint tailored to end the ongoing invasion of army worm in several farms across the states. The worm known attacking maize, seems to have extended its destruction to other crops including cocoa, sorghum, tomato, ginger, cotton and rice, among others. Already, a director in the ministry’s Department of Pest Control, Dr. Kalu Mike, hinted ...

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Dangote speeds up delivery of 2 more cement plants in Edo, Ogun States

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As part of his desire to create new jobs and deepen backward integration in cement production, Dangote Group has begun preliminary activities in the building of new cement plants in two Nigerian communities of Okpella, Edo state and Itori, Ogun state. Explaining over the weekend, Group Executive Director, Strategy, Projects and Portfolio Management, Devakumar Edwin revealed to Business Hilights that ...

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Come and invest in Nigerian maritime industry, NIMASA tells Europeans

The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside has stated that Africa is ready to engage on equal terms with the rest of the world in the area of maritime businesses; hence Nigeria is ready to welcome investors. Dakuku who made this known at the Nor-Shipping 2017 event holding at Lillstrome, Norway from ...

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DFID executives pay courtesy visit to MD of NPA, Hadiza Bala Usman

The Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman (Middle); British Deputy High Commissioner, Laure Beautis (left) and Alessandra Lustrati of the Department for Foreign International Development (DFID) and Private Sector Adviser, both of the British Embassy in Nigeria, when the Commissioner paid a courtesy call to the MD at the NPA corporate headquarters in Marina, Lagos.

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Intel’s new Connected Logistics Platform helping players to reduce freight spoilage

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New report by Dimensional Research from ITU News has revealed that about 89 per cent of logistics and shipment service providers believe a lack of visibility into the status of their supply chain is one of the biggest challenges they face during operations. Already, Intel’s new Connected Logistics Platform (CLP) is designed to give companies detailed levels of insight into ...

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Dangote Group seeks applications for recruitment as Social Media Analyst

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Dangote Group, a diversified and fully integrated conglomerate with interests across a range of sectors in Nigeria and Africa. Current interests include Cement, Sugar, Flour, Salt, Pasta, Beverages, Noodles, Poly Products, Transportation and real estate with new initiatives in the Oil and Gas, Telecommunication, Fertilizer and Steel sector of the economy. Social Media Analyst Job Type; Full Time Qualification; BA/BSc/HND ...

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Nigeria’s 33 silos built with taxpayers N280bn rot away across the nation

Audu Ogbeh

…Reps kick as storage challenges frustrate farmers nationwide The Nigerian House of Representatives have expressed dismay at the observed abandonment of all 33 Silos built by the federal government to facilitate storage of agricultural products across the country. A silo (from the Greek σιρός – siros, “pit for holding grain”) is a structure for storing bulk materials. Silos are used ...

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Mixta Real Estate Plc Series 1 Bond listed on Nigerian Stock Exchange

L-r: Haruna Jalo-Waziri, Executive Director, Capital Markets Division, The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE); Arc. Eddy Eguavoen, Non-Executive Director, Mixta Real Estate (Nigeria) Plc; Oscar N. Onyema, OON, Chief Executive Officer, NSE; Hon. Justice George Oguntade (Rtd JSC), (CFR,CON),Chairman, Mixta Real Estate (Nigeria) Plc and Mr. Kola Ashiru-Balogun, Managing Director, Mixta Real Estate (Nigeria) Plc at the Listing of Mixta Real ...

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Why presidency approved Pitan as replacement for Olagunju at Bank of Industry

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Experts in Nigerian banking industry have welcomed the recent appointment of a banking professional, Mr. Olukayode Pitan to take over as the substantive managing director of Bank of Industry (BoI). Whereas Olagunju was a former media practitioner, Pitan is a professional banker with astute experience in development banking. Acting President Yemi Osinbajo gave the approval recently meaning that he will ...

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FG raised PIPCAC to boost partnership between public, private sector operators

Acting president, Prof Yemi

More details have emerged on why the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo earlier in the week inaugurated the Presidential Industrial Policy and Competitiveness Advisory Council (PIPCAC). The Council which he, Osinbajo will serve as the Chairman had two Executive Vice chairmen. Whereas the Minister of Investment, Commerce and Industry, Dr. Okechukwu Enelamah will serve as the Vice Chairman, Public Sector, Aliko ...

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