• 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 […]

  • Kaduna plans mega rice plant, says El Rufai

    Kaduna plans mega rice plant, says El Rufai

    Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State on Monday said the biggest West African multi-billion naira French rice/potato processing plant would be established in Manchok, in Kaura Local Government Area of the state.

    Kaura is one of the eight local government areas that make up Southern Kaduna.

    The processing plant on completion, according to the Commissioner for Agriculture and Forestry, Dr. Manzo Maigari, will offer 30,000 direct jobs to the teaming unemployed people in the state.

    Addressing a news conference in Kaduna heralding the […]

  • Shell trains youths on power plant operations

    Shell trains youths on power plant operations

    The Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) operated Joint Venture (JV) has trained 15 engineering graduates from host communities of the Afam VI Power Plant at Oyigbo in Rivers State on the operation and maintenance of combined cycle power plants.

    A statement from SPDC disclosed that the youths were the second set of 30 graduates from the host communities to benefit from the initiative, which incorporates training sessions in Nigeria and the United Kingdom.

    “We can confidently say that the trainees are the […]

  • Total opens pipeline to Alaoji power plant, invests $5bn

    Total opens pipeline to Alaoji power plant, invests $5bn

    Total Nigeria, a subsidiary of the French multi-national oil and Gas Company has said it will start supplying gas via its Northern Option Pipeline (NOPL) to Alaoji power plant, to help strengthen the country’s weak power supply.

    The company’s managing director, Nicolas Terraz, said that the company will commence delivery towards the end of this month.

    Terraz added that this particular delivery was one of the gas company’s huge bouquets of projects that are aimed at uplifting and developing the socio-economics of […]

  • UNILORIN partners with US firm to build N600bn Solar Power Plant

    UNILORIN partners with US firm to build N600bn Solar Power Plant

    The University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) has signed a memorandum of agreements with a United States of America-based firm for the production and installation of 500 megawatts solar powered plant.

    The solar powered plant to be located inside the campus is part of effort to curb the incessant power outages in some parts of the country especially Lagos and Kano states.

    Addressing journalists after the signing of the agreements, the Vice Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Professor Abdulganiyy Ambali, explained that the […]