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Wheat

‘Indigenous wheat growers have capacity to meet local demand’

Salim Saleh Mohammed, national president, Wheat Farmers Association of Nigeria, in an interview with BusinessDay Adeola Ajakaiye in More...

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Cassava can generates N8.5trn yearly -NCGA president

Segun Adewumi, national president of Nigeria Cassava Growers Association (NCGA), has called on the government at all levels to invest More...

Food-Africa

Kaduna partners Sahara Group, UNSDG on Food Africa Project

Kaduna State Government is set to partner the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and Sahara Group on the Food Africa More...

Keep Pearland Beautiful and Ashley Furniture Homestore will be handing out tree seedlings on Nov. 15 to help replace trees destroyed by Hurricane Ike.

Farmers lament impact of poor seedlings on yields

Nigerian farmers have identified poor seedlings as the major challenge facing their cultivation of crop efforts and reducing their More...

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Rivers launches school farms, agri-business project

Rivers State has launched a school farm and agribusiness project aimed at kick-starting students interests in commercial farming across More...

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Cassava growers to set up ethanol factories in 10 states

In an effort to broaden the cassava value chain, the Nigeria Cassava Growers Association (NCGA), an umbrella body of cassava growers More...

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Nigeria can only meet 2% of total local wheat demand

At the moment, Nigerian wheat growers are said to have the capacity to meet only 2 percent of the total national wheat demand, which More...

Maize

Nigerian maize price soars on global prices increase

The price of Nigerian maize has risen as imports are speculated to have reduced to 200,000 metric tonnes (MT), as a result of global More...

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Moody’s: Africa’s mobile phone banking boom to support economic growth and banks’ expansion

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - MAY 5: A shop owner shows her mobile phone with the confirmation of a 2 Rand (about 35 US cents) transaction on May 5, 2011 in Khayelitsha, the poorest and largest township outside Cape Town, South Africa. Standard Bank, one of the leading South African banks, is trying to replace ATM  and branch based banking with so called Bank shops, where local small shops and business people provide transactions such as purchases and deposits of money. The accounts are mainly used for cell phone banking, accounts which have lower transaction fees. The new business is bringing additional traffic to small businesses in the township and the bank doesn't have to worry about vandalized ATM machines and security and cost for transporting physical cash. Credit: Per-Anders Pettersson For The Wall Street Journal.

The fast growth of mobile phone banking across Africa has driven an increase in access to financial services and has the potential, with time, to boost economic growth and create More...

Dark clouds gather for South Africa’s miners

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It is one of the mining industry’s historic heartlands and is endowed with some of the world’s richest mineral deposits. But right now South Africa is a place where some More...

Alpha Morgan proffers to secure wealth across generations

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The strategy to secure wealth across generations is to invest in stable assets of low volatility and risk assets that attract appreciation and sustainable cash flow as well as More...

Senate president, Bukola Saraki

Saraki won’t resign, except proven guilty- Ndume

Senate Leader,  Ali Ndume, Tuesday said, Senate President Bukola Saraki would not resign from office, except proven guilty by the Code of Conduct Tribunal. Ndume, who spoke with More...

Dasukigate: DSS, EFCC never violate any court order

A Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court sitting before Justice Husseini Baba-Yusuf has denied the embattled former National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki, the bid More...

Nigeria in another re-branding effort … to launch re-orientation campaign

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A new national orientation campaign is underway aimed at achieving attitutidinal change among Nigerians in different facets More...

Coca Cola/Chi Partnership: What are investors missing?

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Many Nigerians woke up last week to the announcement of a 40 equity investment by Coca-Cola in Nigeria’s 36 year More...

agbaje_new Rule of law

There have been renewed concerns in recent times about the rule of law in Nigeria. Most...

Mazi_Sam_Ohuabunwa The judicial resuscitation of PDP and matters arising

A couple of weeks ago following the worrisome sack of many PDP governors and legislators by the...

MA_Johnson What is the rule of engagement for our economy?

At the time of writing, I pondered on the philosophy behind Nigeria’s economy since independence in 1960. Today, it may be difficult to say...

Private equity groups under pressure to buy own stock

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The world’s largest private equity companies are coming under increasing pressure to buy back their own listed More...

Going beyond traditional banking to financing SMEs, entrepreneurship

The rising unemployment in the country with the attendant low standard of living may have led to a renewed interest in..

Flour Mills Nigeria Plc: Gains on exceptional item bolster profit

Flour Mills Nigeria Plc was incorporated in September 1960 as a private liability company, and commenced operations in 1962 with an..

Maritime security: Kidnap, violent attacks threaten cargo movement in GG

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Though, many pirate attacks taking place in Nigerian territorial waters and other parts of Gulf of Guinea (GG) More...

Rivers draws N2-bln from CBN’s MSMED fund to empower active Poor

Rivers State has drawn its own N2 billion from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)’s N220 billion micro, small and medium..

Will new consolidated insurance Bill bring end to ‘rate cutting’?

A major challenge facing the insurance industry today is the act of rate cutting, which has not only affected the sector’s growth,..
CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - MAY 5: A shop owner shows her mobile phone with the confirmation of a 2 Rand (about 35 US cents) transaction on May 5, 2011 in Khayelitsha, the poorest and largest township outside Cape Town, South Africa. Standard Bank, one of the leading South African banks, is trying to replace ATM  and branch based banking with so called Bank shops, where local small shops and business people provide transactions such as purchases and deposits of money. The accounts are mainly used for cell phone banking, accounts which have lower transaction fees. The new business is bringing additional traffic to small businesses in the township and the bank doesn't have to worry about vandalized ATM machines and security and cost for transporting physical cash. Credit: Per-Anders Pettersson For The Wall Street Journal.

Moody’s: Africa’s mobile phone banking boom to support economic growth and banks’ expansion

The fast growth of mobile phone banking across Africa has driven an increase in access to financial services and has the..
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Nigerian economy, entrepreneurship and banking

Entrepreneurs occupy a central position in any market economy. They serve as the spark plug in the economy’s engine, activating and..
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Sterling Bank commits N6m grants for entrepreneurs

As part of its efforts at encouraging entrepreneurship, Sterling Bank plc has committed N6 million grants to finance their businesses. Consequently..