Importers frustrating Govt’s tomato policy, say stakeholders

NIGERIA - Stakeholders in the agriculture sector say Nigeria is yet to feel the impact of the tomato policy six months after it was put in place by the Federal Government. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the stakeholders told participants at Agra Innovate West Africa forum on Tuesday in Lagos that Nigerians…

Indomie maker buys two Dangote noodles plants for US$12m

NIGERIA - Dangote Noodles Limited, a unit of Nigerian company Dangote Flour Mills, has sold two production lines in Ikorodu and Calabar, to rival pasta maker De United Foods Industries, maker of Indomie Noodles. The transaction is valued at 3.75 billion naira ($12.26 million). De United said it has signed an agreement with Dangote Noodles…

Dangote Flour records robust third quarter growth

NIGERIA - Dangote Flour Mills Plc (DFM) has demonstrated a high level of corporate governance that drives confidence and supports numbers, as contained in its recent financials for the nine-month ended September 30, 2017 released to the investing public. The release was, among other reasons, to allow investors plan their investment and forecast the company's…

Nigeria loses US$600m annually to sugar importation

NIGERIA - Nigeria is said to be losing at least $600million foreign exchange annually to the importation of sugar for domestic consumption. Director Policy, Planning, Research and Statistics, National Sugar Development Council (NSDC), Mr. Hezekiah kolawole, disclosed this in his address at a Sugar Sensitisation Workshop on the implementation of the national Sugar Master Plan,…