Industrialising the rubber sub-sector in Nigeria

November 1, 2021 Blueprint 0

‘No rubber, No Nigeria’ is a popular mantra among stakeholders in the rubber sub-sector in Nigeria. It is indeed an unassailable fact that the rubber sub – sector has tremendous potentials to help in reviving the economy of the country. Rubber, which used to be the fourth largest foreign exchange earner for Nigeria after crude oil, hide and skin and Read More

We’ll produce local raw materials to stop importation – Bright

October 27, 2021 Donald Iorchir 0

The convener Focus Africa Innovation and Commodity Expo, Mr. Sucex Bright, has said the organisation is poised for production of Nigerian local raw materials to put an end to the importation of foreign materials. He made this assertion at the press conference in Abuja Wednesday ahead of the Focus Africa Science, Innovation and Commodity EXPO coming up on November 1st Read More

RMRDC boss bags leadership excellence award

August 11, 2021 Binta Shama 0

The Director General Raw Materials Research and Development Council (RMRDC) Professor Husaaini Doko Ibrahim was Tuesday honoured with the ‘first sport leadership award of excellence 2021,’ organised by Sports Hall of Fame Foundation of Nigeria in Abuja. Director Industrial Extension Services RMRDC, Dr. Bola Olugbemi who represented the Director General, said the award is a wakeup call for other institutions, Read More

Minister urges Africans to use their resources for advancement

July 29, 2021 Binta Shama 0

The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, has prompted the entire African Continent to make use of technology and her raw materials like other developing countries to create jobs as well as eradicate poverty for the benefit of future generation. The minister said this at his investiture as the Patron for the upcoming Sahel Military Games and during Read More

We are optimising the minerals value chain – Adegbite

July 21, 2021 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

One of the initiatives designed to support the mining sector in Nigeria is the optimisation of the mineral value chain. The ultimate objective is to minimise the export of raw materials, create value along the chain that would increase industrial and manufacturing activities, create employment and foster skills development. “Presently, our priority is anchored in the gold sector. We are Read More

Ukraine to auction titanium, zirconium miner in August

June 22, 2021 Blueprint 0

Ukraine plans to auction Europe’s largest titanium and zirconium miner, United Mining and Chemical Company (UMCC), on August 31, the head of its state property fund said on Tuesday. If UMCC is sold, it will be the first successful privatisation auction of a large state-owned enterprise since a 2014 uprising led to pro-Western leadership in Ukraine. In 2016, Ukraine failed Read More

Big data advances industrial upgrading in Guiyang

Big data technology is facilitating the upgrading and transformation of  several enterprises in Guiyang, southwest China’s Guizhou province. As the core region of China’s first national big data comprehensive pilot zone, Guiyang is taking smart manufacturing as a focal point to replace old growth drivers with new ones and promote high-quality development of its economy. Through big data, more and Read More

Sugar war: NPA sides with Dangote against BUA, bans sugar importation from FTZ

April 27, 2021 David Agba with agencies 0

Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has banned the importation of sugar from free trade zones, thus taking sides with Dangote Industries Limited and Flour Mills of Nigeria Plc in their turf war against BUA Group over control of the refined sugar market. Recall that the Chairman of Dangote Industries Limited, Aliko Dangote, and his counterpart at Flour Mills of Nigeria Plc, Read More

Food sufficiency: Akwa Ibom govt begins distribution of seedlings to farmers

March 24, 2021 Uko Etim 0

The Akwa Ibom state government has flagged off distribution of seeds and seedlings to farmers to commence the first planting season to ensure food sufficiency in the state.Speaking during the flag off in Uyo on Wednesday, the Commissioner for Agriculture, Dr Glory Edet, said the state government over the years has been consistent in distribution of farm inputs to ensure Read More

What to consider when buying luxury watches – Whitestone jewellers

July 20, 2020 Bode Olagoke 0

Matthew Awotunde started his jewelry business in 2017 by establishing the Whitestone Jewellers brand. The brand specialises in the sales of topnotch luxury watches, diamond settings on original jewelries/watches thus qualifies as an expert in luxury watches and jewelries. As many may not be aware, having gold or diamond is not just for splendour or for ornament but can be Read More

The making of Rixari Skin Secrets brand by Rita Ebigbagha

June 7, 2018 Editorial II 0

Despite the relative boom experienced in the skincare industry in Nigeria in the last ten years, some startups are still finding it rather tough to get on their feet. More often than not, the problem is not of their own creation but normal dynamics that ensue with starting a new business and getting people to trust it. For one of Read More