We will vote more resources for agriculture in 2017 – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says the Federal Government will sustain concrete measures to diversify the economy by devoting more resources More...


Nigeria Cocoa midcrop yield seen at 25-year low on weather

Nigeria’s cocoa midcrop output is seen falling by as much as 70 percent this year from the previous season after unfavourable weather More...


Singaporean firm to invest $100 mn in A/Ibom agric projects

A Singaporean firm has entered into an agreement with the Akwa Ibom State government  for the establishment of a rice farm  and a More...


Nigeria’s diversification hinges on agro credit, high capacity machinery

If Nigeria is to diversify its economy away from oil in the face of dwindling oil revenue occasioned by the continuous fall in the More...


How to establish a Garri processing factory

The importance of food to human beings need not be over flogged.  Food is to human being as fuel is to engines.  No human being More...


Nigeria must revive palm oil, tomato to aid diversification, FX

Nigeria will need to revive agricultural commodities of comparative advantage to steer diversification and bring in foreign exchange. More...

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Ogun approves N5bn CBN loan for farmers

 Active farmers and players in Agriculture and Agribusiness in Ogun state are on the verge of securing credit facilities to bolster More...


Vegefresh chairman says green alternative to spur bank lending to agric sector

Vegefresh Company Limited, an indigenous group of companies with varying interests along the entire agricultural network and allied More...

Lafarge Africa stakes $2m in sustainable construction competition


In a bid to promote the growth of the construction industry, Lafarge Africa Plc is investing $2 million to create competition among key professionals in the sector and reward those More...

N250 billion Nigerian fast food industry hit by harsh economy

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 Rising inflation at 16.4 percent and weakening purchasing power, resulting in reduced consumer spend have combined to put a strain on the Nigerian fast food industry valued More...

FX Translation and fair value gain spurs UBA to growth


 Foreign exchange translations and fair value gains stoked by the devaluation of the currency by the central bank has spurred United Bank for Africa (UBA) plc to growth as the More...


Power outage at Lagos airport disrupts airlines’ operations, delays flights

Flight operations at the international terminal of the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA), Lagos, for two days – Saturday and Sunday – was disrupted following power outage. More...

Lagos reads riot act to owners of illegal structures in Ikoyi, Lekki

Lagos State government on Sunday warned owners of illegal structures, shanties, street hawkers and those who have converted walkways to trading points and food courts in More...

NBC receives commendation for product quality, employment support


The minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige has commended Nigerian Bottling Company, NBC for quality production of More...

FG sees media’s role critical in curbing militancy, insurgency


Federal Government says the role of the media is critical in the fight against militancy, insurgency and rising More...

OBADIAH-MAILAFIA-2 A conversation on restructuring

  The topic of ‘restructuring’ has been all the rage these days. It has become an...

olu_fasan Gowon, other past leaders should enrich Nigeria’s historical narrative

Since Nigeria’s independence in 1960, powerful individuals, mostly military men, have held sway over its affairs...

Da_Steinbock Greater role to Africa and developing world in the China-led G20     

As China assumes leadership in the grouping, Beijing wants greater role to Africa and developing world...

Banks sanction on FX trading to trigger further pressure on naira

A woman takes Nigerian Naira from a bank's automated teller machine (ATM) in Ikeja district in the commercial capital Lagos November 12, 2014. Nigeria's naira currency weakened slightly on the interbank market on Tuesday due to strong demand for dollars from foreign investors. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye (NIGERIA - Tags: BUSINESS) - RTR4DUX1

Currency dealers and analysts in the financial services sector have expressed concern that the pressure on naira More...

Janet Yellen says rate-hike case ‘strengthened in recent months’

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said the case to raise interest rates is getting stronger as the U.S. economy approaches the..

0.26% gain at the NSE All-Share Index

Closing at 27,450.91, the All-Share Index gained 1.80% against 27,379.95 the previous day. The market saw a drop in the number..

CBN, IFC commend CBAN for improving access to credit  


 The Central Bank of Nigeria and International Finance Corporation (IFC) has commended the Credit Bureau Association More...

‘Free press leads to effective economic policies’

A free and independent press has the capacity of providing information and monitoring the economic policy development process leading to more..

AfDB, Japan commit $3bn to boost development, reduce poverty in Africa

African Development Bank (AfDB) and the government of Japan at the weekend announced a joint target to provide $3 billion for..

Threat to digital ad as new ad-block technology poses constraint on viewership

African companies and advertisers are being challenged to start thinking of more creative ways to advertise as opposed to focusing on..

The secret to finding time for your personal development despite a busy schedule.

For women who work a job and run a business simultaneously, it can be very challenging finding time to dedicate to..

‘Startups need to be de-risked through training, mentoring’

  Degun Agboade is the president of Nigerian Association of Small and Medium Enterprises (NASME) and chief executive officer of Orfema Pharmaceutical..