A mixture of powdered male papaya leaves and shea butter will remove a goitre, claims a message posted on Facebook in Nigeria “Apply morning and evening until the total regression of goiter,” it says. But will this really work? We checked. Treatment options depend on cause of the goitre A goitre is a lump, a painless abnormal enlargement of the…
13 Nov 2020
Nigeria currently earns over $5 million yearly from shea butter exports. The country, however, is targeting about $100 million annual earnings from the commodity.
20 Aug 2020
The Newly Elected National President of National Shea Products Association of Nigeria, Ahmed Mohammed Kotangora, has said that support of traditional leaders will be needed in sustainable shea industry in their respective communities across the country.
19 Jan 2020
Zita Ejike is a 10-year-old Basic 6 pupil. A lover of nature and mankind, Zita, at the age of seven, developed an interest in the production of natural skin and hair care products
7 Aug 2019
Shea butter known as “ori” in larger parts of Nigeria is known for its exceptional healing fraction. Shea butter nourishes the skin with Vitamins A, E and F. Vitamins A and E maintain the skin and keep it clear and healthy. They are particularly helpful for sun damaged skin and to help prevent premature wrinkles…
25 Jun 2019
In a renewed drive for agricultural commodity beneficiation and value addition, agro dealers in the Nigeria’s Shea industry have made an estimated $30million financial commitment into building a number of Shea processing factories. The Director, Nigeria Agribusiness Register, Roland Oroh, who disclosed this in Abuja, during his organisation’s monthly Agribusiness Networking (AgNet) conference, hinted that…
18 Apr 2019
Scientists have validated the use of local herbs including sandal wood, onions, garlic, guava, shea butter, Aloe vera, neem oil, olive oil, black seed...
23 Mar 2018
Shea butter is very unique because of its ability to exist in both solid and liquid state. At room temperature it is thick and solid but melt with heat. This—along side its anti-inflammatory and anti-aging properties--- makes shea butter very multi-functional in its uses. Natural moisturiser for body and face Replenishes skin after exposure to…
18 Mar 2018
Niger State is on the verge of becoming the main hub for Shea Butter in Nigeria. Currently, the state boasts of having the largest collection of Shea trees in the world, controlling about 54 per cent of all the trees in Nigeria and of the vaunted 325,000 metric tonnes of Shea nut and butter…
5 Oct 2017
Until now, Shea butter was known for its application in the treatment of osteoarthritis and skin care products among others. Topical use of Shea butter has also demonstrated anti-ageing and anti-inflammatory properties.
16 Oct 2016
Kogi State Ministry for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, has keyed into the Federal Government efforts to diversify the economy by promoting shea butter farming for export.