• Fire guts Dangote factory

    Fire guts Dangote factory

    An outbreak of fire has been reported at the packaging material store of Dangote Industries noodles factory in Ikorodu, Lagos State.

    Available information has it that the fire engulfed the factory’s store on Thursday.

    It affected in the main the packaging material section and part of the laminate stores.

    The main production factory and the finished product store were not affected by the fire.

    Fire fighting officials were invited and the fire was successfully put out without any casualties, the company said on Friday.

    It […]

  • Reps seek severe penalties for baby factory operators

    Reps seek severe penalties for baby factory operators

    It was gathered that the house of representatives has read for a second time a bill for an act to amend Trafficking in Persons (prohibition) law enforcement and administration act of 2005 seeking severe penalties against baby factory operators.

    Sponsor of the bill, Hon. Enitan Dolapo Badru in his lead debate said the bill intended to prescribe punishment for those involved in the obnoxious act of racketeering with human pregnancy, operation of baby production factory, persons harbouring pregnant persons under the […]

  • NAFDAC shut down water factory in Niger

    NAFDAC shut down water factory in Niger

    It was gathered that the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) in Niger, has sealed a sachet water factory in Kontagora area of the state over non-compliance with approved health standards.

    Mr Anikoh Ibrahim, the State Coordinator of NAFDAC, made the disclosure on Tuesday in Minna in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

    He said that the factory, S.A. Lani Water, was discovered recently during routine check in the Local Government Area.

    “We discovered that the […]

  • Governor El-Rufai flags off construction of potato factory in Kaduna

    Governor El-Rufai flags off construction of potato factory in Kaduna

    Kaduna State Governor, Mr Nasir El-Rufai, has flagged off the construction of a Potato Farm and Processing factory worth $120 million, in line with his administration’s economic diversification programme.

    The factory, said to be the first of its kind in West Africa, is expected to be completed in the next 18 months. It is located at Manchok in Kaura Local Government Area of the state in northwest Nigeria.

    The proposed factory is being constructed in partnership with Vicampro International, an agro-based company […]

  • Governor Ayade opens Calabar garment factory, employs 300

    Governor Ayade opens Calabar garment factory, employs 300

    The Cross River State Governor, Prof. Ben Ayade, on Thursday approved the employment of 300 applicants as workers in the Calabar Garment Factory newly built by his administration.

    The governor announced the automatic employment of the applicants on Thursday after the applicants from the southern senatorial districts of the state had participated in a job screening exercise by the garment factory.

    In a statement on Thursday, the governor said the gesture was not only in fulfillment of his dream to create jobs […]