Low agricultural mechanisation limiting farmers’ potential

Low level of agricultural mechanisation has continued to limit the capacity of farmers to expand their cultivation areas, perform timely More...


Olam targets 310,000 MT of rice in 2years

The federal government’s rice sufficiency initiative is constantly getting the support of Olams Rice  Farms with the current More...


Shea butter: Local business with enormous opportunities

Background   Shea Nuts/Butter Profile Extracted from the nuts of the African shea tree, shea butter has been used for cosmetic purposes More...

How to set up ethanol production factory using cassava

One of the most dynamic sectors of the Nigerian economy is the agricultural sector. The agric sector has the potentials of putting More...


UK investment delegation in Nigeria to promote trade in agriculture            

 UK Trade and Investment (UKTI), the lead organisation that supports companies in the UK trading internationally, is currently in More...


Investors’ expectations of new agric minister

With the appointment of Audu Ogbeh, the new minister for agriculture and rural development, it is pertinent to bring to the fore again More...


FUNAAB empowers farmers with high-yielding kolanut seedlings

Recognising the economic value of increased production of kolanut to the Nigeria’s national income, the Agricultural Media Resources More...


Why farmers must transit from rain-fed to brain-fed agriculture

There has been very heated debates on whether Africa particularly Nigeria can feed itself. While food importers and their supporters More...

Investments in IT at Airports surge as experts expect budgets to hit $8.7bn in 2015


The rate of investment in Information Technology (IT) at airports around the world is rising – the latest figures from SITA, specialist in air transport communications and IT More...

London firm introduces zero fee money transfers to Nigeria


Azimo, the digital money transfer service, based in London has introduced direct payment to any bank account in Nigeria with the service free for the next three months. With More...

‘Nigerian aviation problem is not about having a national carrier or not’

Ado Sanusi, the Deputy Managing Director, Arik Air has said that the problem of aviation in Nigeria is not whether the country has a national carrier or not rather it is in infrastructural More...


Why multinational firms flout gas-flaring laws in Nigeria – Senate

Chairman, Senate Committee on Gas, Bassey Akpan, has expressed concern that multinational companies due to limited legislation are flouting the law on gas flaring in the country. According More...

Reps tackle Customs over porous borders, call for optimal performance

Members of the House of Representatives have expressed concerns over the failure of Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) to checkmate smuggling across Nigerian borders. In the bid More...

Media expert seeks government, Outdoor practitioners’ partnership on environmental sustainability


With concern for global warming and environmental issues, a media practitioner has suggested for collaboration between Out More...

Multichoice wins Africa Brand of The Year Awards


MultiChoice has won the Africa Brand of the Year award as well as Pay TV Brand of the Year award at the 5th edition More...

agbaje_new Chastise MTN, don’t destroy it!

 Nigerian regulators have historically been weak and incompetent. Their ineffectiveness probably stemmed from officials’ preference for...

Mazi_Sam_Ohuabunwa Global terrorism: Living through the Third World War

Last year I wrote an article titled “Al-Qaeda, ISIS, Al-Shabaab  & Boko Haram: Different manifestations of...

MA_Johnson Innovation – complex but inevitable (5)  

Last week, a request was made by this writer that we should ponder on why Malaysia...

Bond yields fall, naira eases on black market on rate cut


Yields on Nigeria’s bonds fell below 10 percent across maturities as trading started on Wednesday, traders More...

Reps task CBN to review FX, cashless policies

House of Representatives on Tuesday called for immediate review of the foreign exchange (FX) and cashless policies initiated by the Central..

Nigerian banks adequately capitalised – CBN

says FX policy is hugely successful..

Unilever: Downside potential seen in price target

Late last month at the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) Unilever Nigeria plc released its results for the third-quarter More...

CPMI-IOSCO releases consultative paper guidance on cyber resilience for financial market

The Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures (CPMI) and the Board of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) today released..

Year-to-date return pegs at -18.83%

The Equities market index pared consistently, on all trading days of the week ended, to record Week-on-Week (WoW) and Year-to-date (YtD)..

Ericsson launches subscription video-on-demand service NuVu

  Ericsson has announced the launch of its first end-to-end subscription video-on-demand content service, NuVu which will be marketed in close..

New horizons for infrastructure investing

The world needs new infrastructure—$57 trillion worth over the next 15 years, according to the McKinsey Global Institute. That’s an enormous..

Developing effective SME, franchising industry key in Nigeria

SME and Franchising Nigeria Exhibition and Congress, organised by Informa Life Sciences Exhibitions, is Africa’s first and largest business to business..