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  • Obasanjo to chair Jigawa Economic Summit – Commissioner

    The Jigawa Government said on Thursday that it had concluded plans for the successful hosting of its 2013 Economic Summit to be chaired by former President Olusegun Obasanjo. The Commissioner for Information, Alhaji Ibrahim Babandi said in Dutse that...

    • Posted May 25, 2013
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  • Food, beverage manufacturers under threat over 60% sugar tariff

    The 60 percent effective tax on imported raw sugar is crippling manufacturers who use the product in their production process, BusinessDay has learnt. Prior to now, duty on imported raw sugar was 5 percent and there were...

    • Posted February 26, 2013
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  • Southwest Grassroots Business and Investment Forum begins on Wednesday

    The Southwest Grassroots Business and Investment Forum for regional growth takes off tomorrow in Osogbo, the Osun State capital. The four-day programme will take place at the Centre for Black Culture and International Understanding on the hilltop...

    • Posted February 5, 2013
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  • “Agricultural Sector has Attracted $8 Billion Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) In the Last One Year” – Akinwunmi

    During a workshop on Financing Nigeria’s Agricultural Revolution organised by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Minister of Agriculture, and Rural Development, Adesina Akinwunmi said The Nigerian agricultural sector has attracted $8 billion foreign direct investment...

    • Posted December 17, 2012
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  • FG Releases N9.7 billion to boost food production

        With a view to ensuring that the after flood effect  that hit the Northern States mostly does not impede or hamper the aggressive and robust agricultural plan of the Federal Government, the Minister of Agriculture and...

    • Posted November 21, 2012
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  • UK firm to set up agro-processing equipment plant

    A United Kingdom-based firm, Alvan Blanch Development Company Limited, is to establish an agro processing equipment factory in the country. According to the Managing Director, Mr Andrew Blanch, the move would help promote durable economic growth with...

    • Posted October 20, 2012
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  • Fed Govt exports 60,000 tons of natural rubber yearly

    Nigeria has increased its production capacity of natural rubber by 2.5 per cent and now exports 60,000 tons of natural rubber annually. This is to bring production capacity to what it was in the sixties. The Permanent...

    • Posted March 26, 2011
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  • FAO predicts rise in global wheat production

    Food and Agriculture Organisation(FAO)’s first forecast for world wheat production for the year stands at 676 million tonnes, representing a growth of 3.4 per cent from 2010, the March 2011 edition of the Crop Prospects and Food...

    • Posted March 26, 2011
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