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ITF, NEPC partner to assist MSMEs export indigenous products

February 13, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Industrial Training Fund (ITF) and the Nigerian Export Promotion Council ( NEPC) is set to partner to provide capacity building  with the  of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) operators in export of indigenous products. In a signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Abuja on Thursday, the Director General of ITF ,Sir Joseph Ari, it would serve as Read More

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SON closes steel firm over infractions

February 11, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) National Steel Task Force has sealed 13 steel factories across the Nation for Standards infractions over failure to meet the minimum requirements for ′diameter′ and ′mass per meter′ as provided in the Nigeria Industrial Standard (NIS 117:2004). According to the Chairman of the SON Task Force on Steel, Engr. Enebi Onucheyo, in a press Read More

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Nsukka LG chairman grades 22 roads in one month

January 26, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Chairman, Nsukka Local Government Area Transition Committee (TC), Mrs Chinwe Ugwu, has said the special attention given to grading of rural roads was to enable farmers easily transport agricultural products to urban areas. Ugwu who spoke in an interview in Nsukka, said that since Dec. 16, 2019, she assumed office, she has graded no fewer than 22 roads, with majority Read More

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Nigeria economy challenged by infiltration of fake products, industrialist 

November 28, 2019 Editorial IV 0

An industrialist and Chief Executive officer of Sokka International, master distributor of Carlton and Tiger brands Saw chain, Mr Godwin Ezeemo, has lamented over infiltration of fake and substandard products in the markets, alleging that it poses great challenge to the nation’s  economy. Ezeemo, appealed to the Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON), to guard against fake products before it crippled the Read More

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Nigeria imports $600m cassava derivatives annually

November 21, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Godwin Emefiele Thursday said that Nigeria imports cassava derivatives valued at over $600m annually. Speaking at the meeting with state governors of cassava producing states  And signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between: Nigeria Cassava Growers Association and Large Scale Cassava Processors, Emefiele explained that aside from foreign exchange conservation, increasing cassava production Read More

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Nigeria’s agro exports still low – expert

July 15, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Nigeria agro export is said to be still low and need to be improved upon, the Agricultural and Rural Management Training Institute (ARMTI), has said.A communique signed by ARMTI’s Executive Director, Dr. Olufemi Oladunni, in Abuja, called for increased export of Nigeria’s agroproducts. The training had as it’s theme: ‘’Smallholders and Rural Agro Producers’ Inclusion in Exportation”.Oladunni said quality and competitiveness Read More

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NNPC records N174.62bn from petroleum products sales in March

June 9, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Monthly Financial and Operations Report (MFOR) for March 2019 by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) showed that the corporation recorded N174.62 billion sale of white products in March 2019.  In a statement by NNPC Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Mr. Ndu Ughamadu, on Sunday in Abuja, the March sales figure is higher than the N168.65 billion recorded in Read More

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NSIA introduces health insurance product

February 21, 2019 Editorial IV 0

NSIA Insurance has introduced its international health insurance product, called ‘NSIA Health Insurance’, into the Nigerian Market. In a statement, NSIA said it partnered Cigna and Hollard on the product as part of the efforts to deliver an international health insurance service. The statement said, “Cigna is a Fortune 500 company in the United States of America and one of Read More

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Navy intercepts boat with 35,000 litres of stolen petrol

February 21, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) Beecroft has intercepted a wooden boat popularly called ‘Cotonou boat’ laden with stolen petrol worth N5.75 million.  The Executive Officer of NNS Beecroft, Captain Paul Dogara, who represented the Commander, Rear Admiral Okon Eyo, while parading persons arrested in connection with the stolen product in Lagos on Wednesday, said “The estimated suspected stolen PMS is Read More

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US, Japan, Indonesia, others to attend Enugu trade fair

February 27, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Enugu Four foreign countries; the United States, Japan, Indonesia and Indonesia are nations which have indicated interest to participate in the forthcoming 29th edition of the annual Enugu international trade fair. Africa countries likely to also participate are Ghana, Senegal and South Africa. New president of Enugu Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (ECCIMA), Pharm Emeka Udeze, gave the Read More

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Relishing Made-in-Nigeria products

February 20, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Ordinarily, one would say ‘research and development activities would be acceptable and effective to humanity when the outcome of its application comes with relevant and tangible achievements. BINTA SHAMA identifies these features from FIIRO. The Federal Institute of Industrial Research Oshodi (FIIRO) is one of the parastatals under the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology. It came into being precisely Read More

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NNPC denies responsibility for fuel queues in Lagos, Abuja

February 19, 2018 Editorial IV 0

The management of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), has denied being responsible for the extraneous situation which has led to the emergence of fuel queues in some cities across the country. According to a statement on its website, the oil sector regulator insisted that the “long queues have nothing to do with the unavailability of products in the depots Read More

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RwandAir launches flights to Abuja, three other African cities

February 15, 2018 Editorial IV 0

RwandAir has announced plans to launch flights from its hub in Kigali into Abuja, Nigeria; Bamako, Mali; Conakry, Guinea and Cape Town, South Africa. Besides, the airline plans to extend its services New York, United States and Guangzhou, China. The airline’s country manager, Ms. Ibiyemi Odusi said in an interview in Lagos that the new routes are part of its Read More

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SON engages builders, others on building collapse

February 9, 2018 Editorial IV 0

By Adeola Tukuru Abuja The Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON) says unveil certificate on Product Authentication maark to protect genuine manufacturers, importers and consumers against cloning and fake products on April 1st,2018. The Director General of Standard Organisation Nigeria (SON), Mr Osita Aboloma, who disclosed this at a stakeholders’ workshop yesterday in Abuja said the product authentication mark will help Read More

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Fuel scarcity: NSCDC, DPR seal, dispenses free petrol in Kubwa

December 29, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Baba Yusuf The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Command and the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) sealed an unregistered filling station, Khalif Civil Oil and Investment Limited located at Byazin road, Kubwa, Bwari area council in FCT for allegedly selling petrol above N143 and gave the product free to motorists. Speaking during a Read More

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SON unveils new strategy to combat substandard products

December 15, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Adeola Tukuru Abuja In a bid to reduce the high rate of substandard products in the country, the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has concluded arrangement to introduced Product Authentication Mark (PAM) sticker. According to Director General of the agency, Mr. Osita Aboloma, when introduced the PAM for imported and locally manufactured products will ensure the quality of products Read More

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No increase in fuel price, IPMAN re-assures Nigerians

December 11, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Ayoni M. Agbabiaka Abuja To support the NNPC’s supply chain, the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) has begun a tour of gas stations in Abuja to ensure seamless sales of the product to commuters in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) as queues resurface. Leading a delegation of IPMAN executives, the assistant secretary, Alhaji Muhammed Shuaib, said, there Read More

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Dangote partners Jumia to sell cement online

December 5, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By David Agba Abuja In a new move designed to reduce price and ease logistics inherent in the purchase of its products, the management of Dangote Cement Plc has signed a pact with the foremost e-commerce platform Jumia Nigeria to offer for sale its cement to customers online. At the unveiling of the deal in Lagos, Dangote Cement, Key Account Read More

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Coy MD in court over unregistered products

November 6, 2017 Editorial IV 0

The Managing Director of Tasty Time Nigeria Ltd, Isaac Kole, has been arraigned before a Federal High Court in Lagos over alleged manufacture of fake and unregistered products. The accused, alongside his company, Tasty Time Nigeria Ltd, is been prosecuted by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) on a four-count charge bordering on producing fake Read More

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Nigerian SMEs showcase products at China Fair

November 2, 2017 Editorial IV 0

The Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria SMEDAN has taken the ‘Buy Made in Nigeria Campaign’ to China with its attendance at the just concluded China International SME Fair (CISMEF). 26 Nigerian Micro Small and Medium Entrepreneurs (MSMEs) showcased over 40 different Nigerian products at the global fair. Over 300 SMEs from various countries participated at the international Read More