West Africa Crude – India buys heavily, but backlog still big


Differentials for West African crude oil remained under heavy pressure on Friday, with a large portion of unsold cargoes for December loading still available, although heavy buying by an Indian refiner More...

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Africa: Agri-tech is the future of farming

German Ministry of International Cooperation and Development (BMZ) is fostering young African agri-tech start-ups in partnership with More...


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...

Prospectors detect hidden gems for Nigerian private equity


Sub-Saharan Africa’s trove of precious metals and gems once funded the expansion of colonial empires. Over the past two decades, a new breed of prospector has begun staking claims, More...

Huawei power summit shows smart grid enhances energy efficiency


Huawei hosted the Power Industry Summit in West African Power Industry Convention (WAPIC) 2015 themed “Better Connected Smart Grid, Greater Energy Efficiency” in Lagos, Nigeria.The More...

Facebook and Jumia inspire Nigerian entrepreneurs with growth ideas


Facebook and Jumia partnered to host the first ‘Boost Your Business’ event in Nigeria last Thursday (19 November) at the Landmark Event Centre. More than 500 Nigerian entrepreneurs More...


Reps summon Amaechi, Virgin Atlantic management over sack of Nigerian cabin crew

House of Representatives on Thursday summoned Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, and management of Virgin Atlantic over the recent sack of over 100 Nigerians workers More...

Boko Haram attacks: Police needs N4bn to rebuild destroyed police formations in North East – IGP

PIC. 20. THE INSPECTOR-GENERAL OF POLICE SOLOMON ARASE Solomon Arase, Inspector General of Police (IGP) on Thursday said N4 billion was required to rebuild the 56 police stations, 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...

Eugenia Abu Dear Dad, it’s true

My dad was a man of infinite charm, outrageously good-looking and highly cerebral. And this is...

Christopher Akor Restructuring Nigeria’s Laggard federation   (1)

Two weeks ago, my intervention on this page was titled in form of a question; “Is...

Olugbenga Rethinking consumer credit analysis in Nigeria

  A national economy is a broad composition of individual, business and government spending or investment....

Nigeria 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...

Zamfara state sells 7 bln naira bond at 17 pct

Nigeria’s Zamfara State has issued a seven-year bond at a fixed rate of 17 percent to raise N7 billion ($35 million)..

Naira depreciates across FX market after rate cut

Naira on Wednesday weakened against the US dollar across market segment following interest rate cut by the Central Bank of Nigeria..

Experts canvass integrated transport system to solve Lagos gridlock


Experts, who gathered at the first traffic summit in Lagos on Thursday, canvassed for the adoption of inter-modal More...

Reason to worry as Fed rate rise looms

As the Federal Reserve at long last appears ready to remove the zero interest rate honeypot, bears are growling that the..

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 (Q3) ended September..

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 collaboration..

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..

Facebook and Jumia inspire Nigerian entrepreneurs with growth ideas

Facebook and Jumia partnered to host the first ‘Boost Your Business’ event in Nigeria last Thursday (19 November) at the Landmark..