Smart technology adoption to boost local manufacturing, says BoI
THE Bank of Industry has pledged support for the adoption of smart technology by local manufacturers in order to compete effectively with imported goods.
ARSO advocates harmonised standards to boost intra-African trade
WITH an improvement in the level of intra-African transactions and communication, African products would enjoy a boost at the global market coupled with the concomitant promotion of peace, integration and trans-border trade across the region, the African Organisation for Standardisation has said.
Farmers, value-chain operators unveil agenda for incoming govt
Stakeholders in the nation’s agricultural sector have tasked the incoming administration of General Muhammadu Buhari on the need to implement neglected agricultural policies through schemes and empowerment of critical institutions.
Chemstar Paints to reward painters under promo
The Group Managing Director of the company, Aderemi Awode, said despite the harsh business environment facing manufacturing businesses in the country, the company has deemed it fit to reward its loyal and esteemed users of its products.
Group strategises to boost Nigeria, Brazil’s trade ties
Speaking at a seminar in Lagos recently to showcase potential of business relationship between Brazil and Nigeria, principal consultant for the organization Ndudi Osakwe said that it was high time for the two countries to explore their similarities in promoting trade and investment.
‘Quality policy to drive inter-African trade by 20 per cent’
Indeed, to facilitate the implementation of the Nigerian National Quality Policy (NNQP), the Federal Government has mulled plans to set-up a National Quality Council to such end.
Rising profile of Dangote’s Pan-African cement production
Having overcome its initial challenges in penetrating regional markets in the West African region, Dangote Cement Plc may soon be on the path to dominate African markets as the largest manufacturer of cement in the continent.
Ikeja Disco decries 850mw shortfall, unveils plan to end estimated electricity billing
The Ikeja Electricity Distribution Plc (Ikeja Electric) has expressed worry about the shortfall of about 850 mega watts (mw) in energy allocation from the national grid, just as it was allegedly constrained by incessant vandalism.
Exploration, drilling activities in petroleum sector hit record low
Nigeria’s oil and gas sector is facing low exploration and drilling activities as only two companies are currently engaged in activities in the industry, according to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).
Stakeholders task govt on auto policy, local manufacturing
The Director General National Automotive Council (NAC) Aminu Jalal, who made this challenge at the Fleet Management Conference organised by Equipment Leasing Association of Nigeria (ELAN), in Lagos recently, said the plan would create numerous job opportunities and promote Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) if adequately pursued.