• Dangote Group set to establish large-scale rice mill

    Dangote Group set to establish large-scale rice mill

    The Executive Director of the Dangote Group, Hajiya Halima Dangote has said that all necessary arrangements have been finalised to establish a large-scale rice mill in Kano, with a capacity of 250,000 tonnes per annum.

    The fertiliser plant project, is also scheduled to be inaugurated by the end of next year, and it would be the largest fertiliser plant in sub-Sahara Africa, with a capacity of 2.8 million tonnes per annum.

    Hajiya Dangote, who dropped the hint at the Dangote Day at […]

  • FG to establish Air Force station, school in Zamfara

    FG to establish Air Force station, school in Zamfara

    According to reports, the Minister of Defence, Alhaji Mansur Dan-Ali, on Saturday said Federal Government would establish Air Force station in Gusau, Zamfara, to assist in tracking down criminals in the state and its environs.

    The minister stated this in Gusau while launching the Integrated Medical Outreach for the military and civilians at the One Base Ammunition Depot of the Nigeria Army.

    He said that the government would also establish three post-primary schools, including a Command Secondary School with boarding facilities to […]

  • I have no plans to establish private university – Dangote

    I have no plans to establish private university – Dangote

    Chairman of Dangote Group Alhaji Aliyu Dangote has said he has no plans to establish a private university.

    He maintained that he would always work toward enhancing the standard of education in the country.

    Dangote spoke through Executive Director, Stakeholders Management and Corporate Communications Mansur Ahmed yesterday at the Royal Tropicana in Kano State.

    Ahmed, who emphasised that Dangote appreciates the role of education in the socio-economic development of any country, noted that he has been and is still helping professionals in diverse […]

  • Cross River to establish rice mill with CBN N3bn loan

    Cross River to establish rice mill with CBN N3bn loan

    Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River, has said the state government has obtained N3bn loan from the Central Bank of Nigeria for the establishment of state-of-the-art rice mill.

    Ayade made the disclosure on Thursday in Calabar after inspecting rice mills in Ogoja and Obudu accompanied by CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele, and Kebbi State governor, Alhaji Atiku Bagudu.

    He said, “The loan is being disbursed through the CBN’s Anchor Borrowers Programme.

    “The programme is aimed at upgrading small farmers to commercial farmers, thereby achieving […]

  • FG set to establish Development Bank

    FG set to establish Development Bank

    President Muhammadu Buhari has said the Federal Government will soon establish a new bank, Development Bank of Nigeria.

    The President said the setting up such a bank would strengthen the government’s economic diversification programme.

    Addressing the German-Nigeria Business Forum in Berlin, President Buhari said the bank, when fully operational, would support small and medium enterprises in the country, by improving their access to financing.

    “Our ambitions of creating a diversified and inclusive economy in Nigeria can only be achieved by having a mix […]

  • Reps move to empower President to establish State Police

    Reps move to empower President to establish State Police

    According to reports, the House of Representatives is set to constitutionally empower the President of the country by compelling him or to establish State Police in all 36 States of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

    This followed the second reading of a Bill for an Act to Alter the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 to provide for the Establishment of State Police and to Ensure Effective Community Policing in Nigeria and for Other Related Matters […]

  • Kaduna government, firm to establish $120m rice processing plant

    Kaduna government, firm to establish $120m rice processing plant

    To boost agricultural productivity in Kaduna State, a French company, Vicampro Farm, in joint venture with the State Government is to flag-off a $120 million French Rice/Potatoes processing plant in the State.

    The investment, which is expected to provide 30,000 direct jobs on completion is to be sited in Manchok, Kaura Local Government, in the Southern part of the state.

    Kaduna State Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry, Dr. Daniel Manzo Maigari, who disclosed this at a joint press conference with the management […]