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Sugar War: FG aloofness threatening Nigerian Sugar Master Plan

Sugar War: FG aloofness threatening Nigerian Sugar Master Plan

By Comrade O’Seun John Recently, the media space has been awash with bickering reports between major players in the sugar industry. These reports have been laced with accusations of monopoly, sharp practices and insincerity between Dangote, Flour Mills and BUA companies. This conflict, irrespective of the strong positions of parties involved, requires the urgent attention […]
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Woman, 72, remanded in prison over fake sugar

Woman, 72, remanded in prison over fake sugar

Lagos—A septuagenarian, Esther Akinsanya, was, yesterday, remanded in prison custody by a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos over alleged sale of adulterated Dangote Sugar.

How govt can accelerate self-sufficiency in sugar by 2021  — GMD Dangote Sugar

How govt can accelerate self-sufficiency in sugar by 2021 — GMD Dangote Sugar

Well, land acquisitions had been at the forefront. To acquire massive land to produce sugar in commercial quantity is a major challenge. I would give you examples of states where we have gone and spent two to three years just to acquire land. When you are talking of acquiring 20-30, 000 hectares of land, you will see that you are encroaching into several communities and what one community likes doesn’t agree with what other communities like.

Why we don’t manufacture cube sugar  — Dangote

Why we don’t manufacture cube sugar — Dangote

DANGOTE Sugar Refinery Plc has given insights into why the company is not manufacturing cube sugar despite having invested over N400 billion in backward integration projects in the sugar sector.

Manufacturers import 1.4m MT of  raw sugar in H1 2017

Manufacturers import 1.4m MT of raw sugar in H1 2017

DOMESTIC sugar    manufacturers imported over 1.4 million metric tonnes of raw sugar into the country in the first half of 2017 (H1’17). The imports were maily as raw material for final consumer sugar refinery.

Sugar devt plan records weak performance

Sugar devt plan records weak performance

WITH a mid-term review, there are indications that the National Sugar Master Plan, NSMP, is failing with performance rate at about 15 per cent of targets.

Like ants to sugar

Like ants to sugar

I don’t know if anybody made a physical count, but the reports in the media was that 34 private jets landed in Minna for the wedding of Halima, the daughter of General Ibrahim Babangida. In other words, the figure could have been more or less. But 34 jets for a wedding?

Sugar refineries struggle with backward integration

Sugar refineries struggle with backward integration

Sugar manufacturers in the country are still struggling with their backward integration programmes amidst likelihood that the massive drop in the volume of output three years ago may sustain a recovery trend began in 2014.

Sugar refineries struggle with backward integration

Sugar refineries struggle with backward integration

SUGAR manufacturers in the country are still struggling with their backward integration programme amidst likelihood that the massive drop in the volume of output three years ago may sustain upwards swing.

Why Sugar Could Be Eight Times More Addictive Than Cocaine!

Why Sugar Could Be Eight Times More Addictive Than Cocaine!

DOES the thought of living life sugar-free fill you with horror? If so, you may unknowingly be addicted. In fact, sugar is believed to be eight times more addictive than cocaine. Some people are more sensitive than others, but the more sugar you eat, the more likely it has taken hold of your addictive pathways and is driving you to eat – and drink – far too much.

Lafiagi sugar factory struggling to bounce back

Lafiagi sugar factory struggling to bounce back

By now, the new owner of Lafiagi Sugar supposed to have over 400 hectares of planted sugar cane in the site. It is supposed to have brought in its machineries by now. That is, by March 2015, it is supposed to have imported it’s machineries but nothing like that has happened.