Nigeria: Agribusiness is key to the future of the nation

Agriculture, employing over 70 per cent of Nigeria's population, is a mainstay of the country's economy. However, rising food prices and food scarcity worldwide as well as challenges such as infrastructure gaps remain obstacles the country must overcome in order to feed and empower its citizens and move the country forward

Stakeholders unite to combat rice smuggling

Rising from a stakeholders meeting in Lagos recently, rice dealers said that smuggling of rice into Nigeria has brought untold hardship to all and sundry and declared that it would no longer be business as usual.

Rice exports slump as traders fall foul of Nigerian customs

NAGPUR: A cheeky move to dodge taxes has backfired, leaving Indian rice exporters high and dry, with the Nigerian customs sleuths hounding them to boot. Some Indian traders from non-Basmati growing areas too have stakes in this international game of cat and mouse.

Phased import substitution policy the way forward – Tunji Owoeye

Mr. Tunji Owoeye (FCA) is the National Chairman Rice Millers Association of Nigeria (RIMIDAN). He has been involved in the commodities business for over 25years. He also holds other strategic positions in the Nigerian Agro-Allied industry; former Chairman, Board of Trustees Association of Cashew Importers/Exporters. He is the current Chairman Agric Import Association of Nigeria and the MD/CEO of Elephant Group of companies with offices in Senegal, Cameroun, Ghana and Cote d Ivoire.


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