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    @donbabajay12 said in 1000 tons of maize and soybean needed in Ikeja Lagos.:

    @admin I can supply the above agricultural produce(Maize) ..Info on the maize include .
    Price:330,000 per tonne
    Location:Lagos

    We have good knowledge on Agricultural produce procurement and logistic..produce ranging from cashew nuts,cocoa,sesame seed,maize etc

    How many tonnes can you supply per day and per month?

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    @dipsix said in 1000 tons of maize and soybean needed in Ikeja Lagos.:

    I can supply both the soya beans and maize in good time. I reside in Kaduna. I am a farmer myself and also have access to farmers with large enough warehouses to meet your needs and more at a very good price too.

    Reach me on 08089620159.

    Best regards.

    Ok thanks, Dipsix. I'll contact you.

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    @donbabajay12 I'll contact you shortly. Thanks

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    A client needs 1000 tonnes of maize and soybean urgently.

    If you have the capacity, kindly reply this thread by clicking the reply button stating your location, price, company, phone number and experience. Tell us how soon you can supply it and your capacity as a company. You can also include pictures and your business strengths.

    UPDATE
    For the maize, a ton can be supplied for N285,000 and N320, 000 per ton for soybeans.

    DISCLAIMER

    AskNigeria is just a middle man between customers and suppliers.

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    Here is the 1st part of this series. Agro Business in Nigeria Part I
    Here is the 2nd part of this series. Agro Business in Nigeria Part II
    Here is the 3rd part of this series. Agro Business in Nigeria Part III

    Today we shall be profiling the agricultural products and raw materials that are fairly abundant in Nigeria and which has demand outside the shores of this country and also their location locally.

    CHARCOAL
    Charcoal Exports Business in Nigeria

    Description

    Charcoal is the blackish residue consisting of impure carbon obtained by removing water and other volatile constituents from animal and vegetation substances. Charcoal is usually produced by slow pyrolysis, i.e. the heating of wood, sugar, bone char, or other substances in the absence of oxygen. The resulting soft, brittle, lightweight, black, porous material resembles coal and is 85% to 98% carbon with the remainder consisting of volatile chemicals and ash.

    Harvest

    Hard wood charcoal can be produced year round. However, it generally advised that charcoal production and export should be done during the dry season (from November to May). Production and export of charcoal during the raining season could be rejected by buyers because of the high moisture content (i.e. above than 10%) which is usually the characteristics of the charcoal produced during this period.

    Location

    Charcoal can be produced from different part of the country, especially in the south west region (Oyo, Ogun, Ondo, Ekiti, etc), south south and south eastern part of the country (Enugu, Rivers, Cross river, etc), and also in the middle belt (Kwara, Kogi, Abuja and Benue) are of the country.

    Specifications

    Ash content: 3% - 4% max
    Volatile matter: 5 – 10% max
    Wood matter: 2-4% max
    Size: 20-120mm
    Carbon: 65-80% max

    Uses

    Charcoal are widely used for outdoor grilling and barbecues in backyards and on camping trips. It’s also used for House-Heating. Historically, charcoal was used in great quantities for smelting iron and later in blast furnaces and finery forges.

    Export Market

    The export markets for charcoals from Nigeria include Germany, Belgium, Greece, Italy, Poland, Spain, Bulgaria and UK. The largest importers of charcoal in the EU are Poland, France, Netherlands, Germany and Belgium. They buy and sell to the rest of Europe.

    For enquiries kindly contact via WhatsApp this mobile Number 08094635254 or place a call to 07063396991

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    ARMI is a private driven agency that stands for Agro Revolution Movement International. It was created to develop the Nigerian agricultural sector, break agriculture to simpler form, from production, processing, packaging, commodity trading/export, marketing and sales etc. To make it accessible, affordable and appealing to our people most especially THE YOUTHS.

    ARMI aims to develop the capacity at harnessing opportunities in their areas of interest, unlocking their potentials and giving them a financial reward concept.

    If we are to achieve the so called diversification of our economy through agriculture, it is a top priority to develop the capacity of our people to function efficiently in this sector, it has been proven that the greatest resources any nation can boast of, is the human capital, and this our nation can boast of as the most populous black nation in the black race, but it is so unfortunate that we find it so difficult to successfully feed our citizens, despite having one of largest most unused arable land in the world, can naturally support agriculture.

    If the capacity of our people is poor, no matter the abundance presence of natural resources at our disposal, we will only remain at potential level and our economy will suffer for it and remain a poor people and nation.

    Therefore we must rapidly develop the capacity of our people, to create maintain and multiply agro wealth among our people.

    For this purpose the ARMI TRAINING THE TRAINERS SCHEME (3TS) has been set aside to help us achieve the above stated through the 3TS PLATFORM where the capacity of our members will be developed and most importantly help them to practically implement their knowledge and carryout agric projects and businesses, and also encourage to transfer the knowledge.

    MISSION

    • Improve the capacity of our people to aid productivity in agric business and services

    • Orientate, Encourage, train and develop new farmers most especially among our youths

    • To encourage agricultural knowledge transfer

    • Diversification of the nation’s economy, by promoting agro-preneurs, agricultural business and services

    • Agro industrialization through cottage industries and small medium enterprise (SME)

    • Aid job creation, to reduce the high unemployment rate etc

    BENEFITS

    • Job opportunities will be available strictly only for serious minded people that have proven themselves during training.

    • Participants under our cooperative can benefit for loans, grants, support when the opportunities arise

    EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

    For ARMI employment it is mandatory that our prospective candidates must be prepared to go through the 3TS train the trainer program, where their skills, talents, abilities, attitudes and aptitudes will be put to test.

    Only those who distinguished themselves will be rewarded because the integrity of the organization must be protected, to solidify trust with all stakeholders.

    For further enquiries:

    Contact:
    OLANIYAN TONI: 08023975810, 08032725918
    BANKOLE KAYODE: 08058079753, 07063396991
    Email:[email protected]
    Web: http://armi.webutu.com/
    ARMI OFFICE ADD: 170/172, obadina shopping complex, abule egun bus stop, Ipaja Lagos.

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    Here is the first part of this series. Agro Business in Nigeria Part I
    Here is the Second part of this series. Agro Business in Nigeria Part II

    Today we shall be profiling the agricultural products and raw materials that are fairly abundant in Nigeria and which has demand outside the shores of this country and also their location locally.

    SESAME SEED PRODUCT PROFILE
    Sesame Seeds

    Description
    Sesame seeds (also called benni seed) are the seeds of the tropical annual Sesamum indicum. The species has long history of cultivation, mostly for its yield of oil. The original area of domestication of sesame is obscure but it seems likely to have first been brought into cultivation in Asia or India. The plant is usually 60 to 120cm tall and the fruit is a dehiscent capsule held close to the stem. When ripe, the capsule shatters to release a number of small seeds. The seeds are protected by a fibrous ‘hull’ or skin, which may be whitish to brown or black depending on the variety. 1000 seeds weigh some 4-8g. The seeds have a high oil content of 44-60%.

    Harvest
    Harvesting begins in late December and continues trough July. Each producing area stated in the next section below (Location) has only one season.

    Location
    The major producing areas in order of priority are Nasarawa, Jigawa, and Benue States. Other important areas of production are found in Yobe, Kano, Katsina, Kogi, Gombe and Plateau States. The major marketing centers (towns and states) of sesame seeds in Nigeria.

    Types and Varieties
    There are 3 types of sesame (and these include White, Black and Brown/Mixed sesame seeds). However, only two of these are majorly produced in Nigeria and these includes:

    • White/raw – Food grade used in bakery industry. 98 – 100% whitest grade seeds.

    • Brown/Mixed = Primarily oil-grade

    The white (Food grade) seed is grown around the town of Keffi, Lafia/Makurdi, Doma, and in Nassarawa, Taraba, and Benue States. It is easier to sort and the Fulani/Denin people consume sesame locally. The Brown/Mixed grows in the North, in Kano State and in Jigawa Sate near Hadejia, and somewhat in the southern part of Katsina state.

    Uses
    Most sesame is processed directly into oil by the grower or within the producing region, but can also be sold in various stages of processing, for various uses, such as meal, paste, confections, and bakery products.

    Export Market

    The major import of sesame seeds in the world is Japan while the major consuming markets in the EU are Greece, Germany, the Netherlands and the UK. In the past, the bulk of sesame was imported from China. Increasingly, other sources such as India, Sudan and, most recently, Pakistan, are taking the market share. The USA is the fifth largest import market with a steady demand for over 50,000 tons per year.

    For enquiries kindly contact via WhatsApp this mobile Number 08094635254 or place a call to 07063396991

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    Here is the first part of this series. Agro Business in Nigeria Part I

    Today we shall be profiling the agricultural products and raw materials that are fairly abundant in Nigeria and which has demand outside the shores of this country and also their location locally.

    SHEA NUT

    Shea Nut Agricultural product in Nigeria

    History: Shea butter nut butter has been used for centuries in Africa for cosmetics, funeral rites, medicinal, soap making and as cooking oil.

    Estimated National Production: 500,000 MT annually

    Export from Nigeria: About 3% of the national production is exported.

    Type: They are usually accessed based on the content.

    Uses: They are used in the production of Shea butter which is used in the cosmetics, confectionery and other such industries.

    Areas of Production: Shea nut is produced in Kwara State at Ode-Giwa in the Asa Local Government Area and also in Minna area of Niger state in Nigeria. Other states include Kogi, Oyo, Kebbi and Ogun State.

    Shea nuts are the fruits of shea butter tree botanically know as Vitellaria. In Africa, there re two main commercial species namely: Vitellaria paradoxa; mostly found in West African in countries like Nigeria, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso and Mali. The second specie is called Vitellaria nilotica is mostly in Uganda.

    The fruit is usually 5-8cm long and 3-4 cm wide, elliptic; a yellow or green berry with thick, butter – like, mucos pericap contains one seed which is oval or round. The seed is usually surrounded by a fragile shining shell with large hillum on a broad base.

    The following is the benchmark composition of the export of Shea nut.

    Free Fatty Acid (FFA) Content: Less than or equal to 60%

    Moisture Content: Less than or equal to 70%

    Oil Content: Greater than or equal to 45%

    Latex: 4-10%

    The oil content is the most crucial element of the Shea nut as that component is an important ingredient in the composition of the butter that goes into cocoa butter equivalent (CBE) and other by products. If the oil content is higher and the FFA and moisture content is lower, then the exporter will receive a price premium.

    In terms of market share, the Chocolate and Confectionary market represents about 95% while the Cosmetics and Pharmaceuticals market represent 5% of the market share.

    The return on investment on the export of Shea nut is estimated between 10% - 15%.

    For enquiries kindly contact via WhatsApp the mobile Number 08094635254 or place a call to 07063396991

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    We carried out an independent research at a cement dealer shop and we asked him questions as regards the pros and cons of the building materials he has on ground. He sells Dangote 3X Cement and Lafarge Elephant Cement. He also has a Block moulding Factory.

    We asked him which cement is preferably among his clients? he answered saying everyone comes with his her taste. None can be said is better than the other.

    Market Dynamics
    Dangote moves slightly faster than Lafarge at his store sometimes, though more expensive. Dangote Cement 3X is priced at N2,200 while Lafarge Cement is priced at N2,150. Lafarge is good for plastering, and has another brand entirely for plastering. See picture below. It's very smooth and seemingly the best in this field.
    lafarge plastering cement

    He said some people returned the Dangote they bought from him, but didn't explain further reason why. He says they're coming back to fetch them.

    He said the Lafarge Cement is good for in block casting.

    Blocks Moulding
    Cement Best used in Moulding Blocks
    He says he uses both cement brand for block moulding, but found out that Dangote cement when used for moulding blocks in the raining season dries faster than Lafarge Cement.

    DANGOTE 3X CEMENT

    • Price: N2, 200.

    • Some customers returned their Dangote 3X cement.

    • Good for moulding Blocks

    • More expensive

    WAPCO LAFARGE ELEPHANT

    • Good for plastering, using it's plastering brand

    • Good for in block casting

    • Price is N2, 150

    • Cheaper

    These were all we could gather from our field study. If you have good experience using these building materials, kindly help others reading to give your own views and experiences. AskNigeria might have missed some important aspects of these 2 competing goods that you can help shed more light on.

    DISCLAIMER
    These are the views of an independent dealer. AskNigeria did not in any way influence research data.

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    For this review, we met a dealer of 4x4 Ceiling slates and Nigerite Roofing slates. These 2 building items have alternatives. Unfortunately, he doesn't sell any of the alternatives. They're the PVC Ceiling and the Zinc Aluminium Roofing Sheets.

    He gave us his honest idea on the strengths and weaknesses of these building materials. And since he doesn't sell the alternatives, we couldn't take any snapshots.

    PVC Ceiling

    • PVC is made up of plastic

    • PVC is less Expensive

    • PVC Ceiling can easily catch fire, since it's made up of plastic.

    • PVC cannot protect from Sun and Heat

    • It's just for fashion

    4x4 Ceiling
    4x4 ceiling

    • It can hardly catch fire. Strong against fire.

    • It is more expensive than PVC Ceiling

    • It can absorb heat, protects from sun's heat

    • A single Sheet costs N1,200 Naira

    And so therefore, you be the judge, if you're building a house, would you go for PVC Ceiling or 4x4 Ceiling? I understand that because of the price, some would choose PVC Ceiling, and also because it's in vogue, but we at AskNigeria would like you to put your safety first and choose wisely.

    We shall keep this page updated with the price of PVC Ceiling and it's pictures.

    DISCLAIMER
    These are the views of an independent dealer. AskNigeria did not in any way influence research data.

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