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Dangote Farms begins hybrid tomatoes production in Kano

Dangote Farms have started a pilot hybrid tomatoes production in Kano to meet the demand of it’s tomatoes processing plants in the state, its Managing Director, Alhaji Abdulhamid Kaita, disclosed on Friday. Kaita told newsmen at the end of a two-day stakeholders’ forum on tomatoes value chain in Kano that the company had also introduced the hybrid seedlings to farmers. ...

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Elumelu, Kalu join Africa’s top 50 richest persons

Two Nigerians, Tony Elumelu and Orji Uzor Kalu, with four other persons have joined Forbes list of 50 richest people in Africa. According to Forbes, Elumelu, a Nigerian investor and founder of African investment firm, Heirs Holdings, joins the rich list with a net worth of $1 billion. Forbes said Elumelu owns a controlling stake in Transcorp, a listed Nigerian conglomerate that has ...

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New N100 notes, wasteful, ill-timed — TUC

TRADE Union Congress of Nigeria, TUC, weekend, faulted the introduction of new N100 bank notes by the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, to commemorate Nigeria’s centenary celebration, saying it was ill-timed and wasteful. In a statement by its President and Secretary General, Mr. Bobboi Kaigama and Musa Lawal respectively, TUC said “printing of new currency is usually a capital-intensive venture, and ...

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Commission Geometrics Power Plant at Osisioma Ngwa or … – IGBOEZUE

BY EUCLID MICHAEL, ABUJA IGBOEZUE Cultural Association Wednesday  took a swipe at President Goodluck Jonathan over the non-commissioning of the Geometric Power Plant at Osisioma-Ngwa, Abia state. The project popularly called “Alaoji Power Plant” is the only completed Private, Public Partnership (PPP)power project completed over a year ago that is yet to be commissioned or made available for public use. ...

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Dangote slashes cement price to N1000 per bag

Dangote Cement

Leading cement manufacturer, Dangote Cement Plc, weekend, announced drastic reduction of the prices of its cement. The new price regime announced by the Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, GMD/CEO, of Dangote Cement, Mr. Devakumar Edwin, pegged the Dangote 32.5 cement grade at N1,000 per 50 kg bag, while the higher 42.5 grade would sell for N1,150 per bag. A statement ...

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Onitsha traders, LG revenue agents clash, 50 injured, shops looted

*About N3 million lost by traders About 50 persons, Thursday, sustained various degrees of injuries while about 20 shops were destroyed, following a confrontation between some revenue collectors from Onitsha South Local Government Area and traders at the Millennium Merchants and Importers Association Markets, Main Market, Onitsha. Trouble started when Onitsha South Local Government Area Chairman, Lady Ann Chukwuneke, allegedly ...

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Abuja-Kaduna rail line to be delivered by Dec —FG

Federal Government has said that the construction of Abuja (Idu)-Kaduna Standard guage rail line is 85 percent complete and would be delivered by December this year. The Minister of Transport, Senator Idiris Umar, said this in Abuja at the 2014 Ministerial Press briefing on the programmes and projects of the ministry and its agencies. He said the ministry has been ...

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Police arrest pastor over stolen goods, 5 others for theft, vandalism in Ebonyi

Ebonyi State Police Command Tuesday paraded a self-acclaimed pastor of Assembly of Redeemed Christian Church, Ikwo, Samuel Obura, aged 35, over stolen goods. The command also arrested two other suspects, Samuel Edet, 25, and Moses Alibo, 25, who specialised in stealing motorcycles from Ebonyi and ferrying them to Cross River State. The state Police Public Relations Officer, Chris Anyanwu, told ...

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Why EEDC offices in Abia were sealed

THE  Abia State Government has denied that it was responsible for the sealing of Enugu Electricity Distrubution Company, EEDC, offices in the state. The government through the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Dr. Eze Chikamnayo, said in a statement that the offices were sealed on the decision of the court over the electricity company’s failure to meet its task obligations ...

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South Africa Banks to finance buyers of vehicles assembled in Nigeria

The federal government is in talks with some banks in South Africa to fund prospective buyers of vehicles assembled in Nigeria. The Director General, National Automotive Council, Aminu Jalal, said this was one of the several ways the government was using to develop the automotive market. Jalal, who addressed the media in Lagos, recently, said these South Africa financial institutions ...

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