Plantain Farming: A Profitable Business With Opportunities

According to FAO in 2013, plantains represent the world’s second-largest fruit crop with an annual production of 28,000000 metric tons. Plantain is ranked among the most important six global food commodities after rice, maize, cowpea, and wheat in terms of their gross value of production. Nigeria is one of the largest plantain producing countries in […]

Kogi Iron: Agbaja Trial Mining Progresses, Albeit Slowly

Kogi Iron says it has continued with reduced activities in Nigeria throughout June and July, owing to limited interstate and international travel. Trial iron-ore mining at the company’s Agbaja project is also only progressing slowly owing to heavy rains and travel restrictions. The company is progressing a feasibility study on the Agbaja cast steel project, […]

DPR Seals 15 Illegal Gas Retail Outlets in Kogi

The authorities of the department of petroleum resources (DPR) has sealed off 15 retail gas outlets for illegal dealings. The operators of the outlets were subsequently arrested and handed over to men of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) who were part of the special committee set up to go round the Lokoja […]

Kogi Iron Adopts Phased Approach to Funding, Work on Agbaja Project

Australia-based Kogi Iron has announced that it will adopt a staged funding and development programme to ensure the development of its Agbaja cast steel project, in Nigeria, continues to progress. The company also revised down its initial envisaged production rate during Phase 1 of the project to 250 000 t/y to rather help protect shareholder value […]

Daniyan Urge Govt to Consider NTMA Garment, Tailoring for Face Masks

The Nigerian Textiles Manufacturers Association (NTMA) is asking state governments interested in procuring face masks for their citizens to consider using the Garments and Tailoring section of the association for its work for safe, secure, and hygenically-produced masks. President of the NTMA, Mr. Folorunso Daniyan, said it was better to use trusted factories of its […]

Kogi Iron Moves Head Office to Adelaide, Australia

Kogi Iron Limited, an Australian mining company looking to become Nigeria’s first integrated steel producer will move its head office to Adelaide next month. Kogi Iron Limited has been working on a plan since 2012 to establish an open pit iron ore mine in Agbaja, Kogi State, using Australian expertise. But the fall in the […]

COVID-19: UBA Donates N28.5m to Kogi State Government

The United Bank for Aftica has donated the sum of N28.5 million to Kogi State Government as her contribution towards the state’s efforts against the spread of the deadly Coronavirus disease. A statement by the state commissioner for Information and Communication, Evangelist Kingsley Fanwo said the donation was received on behalf of the State Government […]

COVID-19: Kogi Govt Didn’t Close Down West African Ceramic – MD

Baskar Rao, General Manager of West African Ceramic Limited (WACL) has denied reports suggesting that the company was shut down by the Squadron Team of the Kogi State government over the coronavirus outbreak. In a statement issued on Friday, Basker clarified that there are two ceramic companies operating in Ajaokuta axis of Kogi state. He […]