THE Federal government has launched a Common Fund for Commodities (CFC) project in order to improve the income generating potential of oil palm in West and Central Africa. The CFC is an inter-governmental financial institution established within the framework of the United Nations with the aim of supporting commodity dependent developing and least developed nations.Read More
Lt. General Aliyu Gusau, the National Security Adviser is a fine officer and a gentleman. Friends call him the smiling General, a gentle giant with an immaculate heart. A forthnight ago he bared his fangs and accused CBN Governor Sanusi Lamido Sanusi of sabotaging the economy because of consequential effects of the corrective measures he has taken to bring the Nigerian banks back to the path of sanity; and for punishing only a few bankers for the sins committed by all bankers.Read More
Niger government is to commence the sale of 24,500 metric tones of fertilisers to farmers for the 2010 cropping season, the Commissioner for Agriculture, Alhaji Aminu Yusuf has said.Read More
The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has lauded the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Ibadan, for implementing the Cassava Value Chain Development project in West Africa.Read More
The Minister of Agriculture, Prof. Sheikh Abdallah, has said that modernisation of agriculture remained the only way to achieve sustainable food security in the country.Read More
The World Bank has approved $4.6 million(about N690 million) for the implementation of the Fadama III project in Bauchi State.Read More
India during the week in Abuja expressed its willingness to assist Nigeria address the capacity deficit hindering the development of the agricultural sector.Read More
The Zabarmari Rice Farmers Association in Borno State have appealed to the state government to construct access roads to their community.Read More
THE Chambers of Commerce from Dubai and Qatar have placed their bids to host WCFâ€™s 8th World Chambers Congress in 2013, bringing the event for the first time to the Middle East.Read More
THE Integrated Framework for Trade-Related Technical Assistance to Least Developed Countries (or IF) programme focuses on trade capacity development with sustainable development and poverty reduction as key objectives, a UNDP-supported study has shown.Read More
BUA Group has extended its investment in the manufacturing sector with a N7.5 billion Pasta factory productionline.
Currently, the group has business interests spanning from manufacturing of sugar, cement, flour milling, oil milling, and port concession including real estate , oil and gas and shipping, and is now investing in the production of pasta.
Mr. Billy Harry, is the President, South-South Chambers of Commerce(SSCC), Chairman, Oil & Gas Trade Group of NACCIMA. He explains goals of the nascent SSCC, and why 75 per cent of income to be generated by businesses in the oil and gas industries should be reinvested in the economy.Read More
tHE Minister of Commerce and Industry, Senator Jubril Martins Kuye has reversed his earlier position on the bailout fund for textile industry in the country, saying â€œthe N100 billion bailout for the textile sector was not only essential but indispensable to revive the sector.â€Read More
Group President, African Develop-ment Bank (AfDB), Donald Kaberuka, has reaffirmed the Bankâ€™s support for Cape Verdeâ€™s development strategies.Read More
The banking industry is upbeat as the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) firms up all necessary arrangements towards ensuring a hitch-free 2009 Annual General Meeting (AGM) and election of new Office Holders that will steer the ship of the Institute for the next two years.Read More