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Vibrant commodities trading ecosystem will boost foreign exchange, govt revenue ...

The Federal Government on Thursday emphasised the need for a vibrant commodities trading ecosystem to boost foreign exchange and  government revenue, and reduce emphasis...

 AGOA’s strategy document has opened more opportunities for Nigerian commodities –...

The Commodity Brokers Association of Nigeria (CBAN), says that the approved strategy document of African Growth and Opportunities Act (AGOA), has opened more...

NGO calls for more sensitisation, women’s access to contraceptive commodities

An NGO, Action Health Incorporated (AHI), has called for continuous sensitisation of women on contraceptive commodities and accessibility toward increasing acceptance of its use...

Anchor borrowers prog. brings down prices of commodities in Borno –...

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) says the successful implementation of its Anchor Borrower Programme (ABP), has reduced the prices of food commodity...

AFEX commodities exchange moves to bridge financing gaps among smallholder farmers

AFEX Commodities Exchange Ltd, an organisation in the commodity exchange market, says it is working assiduously to bridge financing gaps being experienced by smallholder...

Group advocates budgetary allocation for FP products

The Coalition for Maternal Newborn Child and Adolescent Health Accountability in Nigeria, a Civil Society Organisation (CSO), has advocated for a special budgetary allocation...

Goldman says commodity returns to grow amid easing monetary policy

Returns on investing in commodities will be boosted as central banks ease monetary policy and governments take steps to offset the impact of global...

SEC urges vibrant commodities market to boost FOREX earnings

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has emphasised the need for a vibrant Commodities Exchange to boost the country’s foreign exchange earnings. Ms...

Minimum wage: NANTs cautions members from unnecessary price increase of commodities

Mr Ken Ukaoha, President, National Association of Nigerian Traders (NNNTs), has cautioned members of the group to refrain from unnecessary price increase...

Nigeria produces 90% of rice it consumes – Minister

Rice Zaria (Kaduna State), April 16, 2019 Chief Audu Ogbeh, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development on Tuesday expressed satisfaction that Nigeria was...

Nigeria’s inflation drops by 0.06 % in March – NBS

Inflation Abuja, April 16, 2019 The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said the country’s inflation measured by Consumer Price Index (CPI) in March was...

Shortage of trucks crashes prices of perishables in Jigawa

Perishables
By Nabilu Balarabe
Guri (Jigawa),Dec. 25,2018 (NNN) Shortage of trucks transporting goods to various parts of the country has crashed the prices of perishable items in Guri Local Government Area of Jigawa.

FCTA tasks farmers on value-addition

Farmers
By Kabir Muhammad
Abuja, Jan. 22, 2019 (NNN) Farmers in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have been advised to cultivate the culture of adding value to their farming activities, in order to increase yield and ensure food security.

Association works out measure for exports to meet international standard

Export
By Hawa Lawal
Abuja, Jan. 14, 2019 (NNN) The Federation of Agricultural Commodity Associations of Nigeria (FACAN) says the association is working out stringent measures for commodities export to meet international standard to prevent loss of revenue for Nigeria due to rejections.

Farmer urges FG to boost plantain production as foreign exchange earner

Plantain
By Kudirat Musa
Abuja, Jan. 17, 2019 (NNN) A farmer, Mr Sunny Adejoh, has urged Federal Government to boost plantain and banana production as a foreign exchange earner and for economic diversification.

Over 9,262 farmers benefits from IFAD-VCDP in Ogun -Official

Mr Olatunbosun Mosuro, the Permanent Secretary, Ogun Ministry of Agriculture, said this at a workshop in Abeokuta on Friday.

FG targeting energy sufficiency to  reduce power cost in  2019  –...

Budget
By Philip Yatai
Kaduna, Feb. 7, 2019 (NNN) The Director-General, Budget Office, Mr Ben Akabueze, said on Thursday that the Federal Government has made provision in the 2019 budget to boost energy sufficiency, so as to reduce unit power cost and boost private sector investment.

Asia stocks ease on anxiety over trade, growth risks

The sentiment was not helped by the absence of any positive signs for a resolution in the U.S.-China trade row.