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Nigeria Will Start Exporting Rice Soon – Dangote

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The Dangote Group has pledged to change Nigeria from a nation that imports rice to a major exporter of the staple food.

The group said that its 150,000 hectares rice farmlands in Jigawa, Kano, Kebbi, Nasarawa, Niger, Sokoto, and the Zamfara States, as well as 10 rice mills it was established in different parts of the country, would deliver one million tons of rice annually.

This was disclosed by Dangote Group’s Executive Director, Kunt Ulvmoen, when he spoke to captains of commerce and industry during the Dangote’s Special Day, at the ongoing 33rd Lagos International Trade Fair.

According to Mr. Ulvmoen, the group had been known to be the number one in rice business in Nigeria until it took the decision to terminate any commodity trading that would not achieve value addition on locally.

Notwithstanding, consumers were still asking for the Dangote rice years after the group’s decision to terminate rice importation, he said.

“So what do we do? We are entering into rice farming and processing and targeting a million tons output annually.

“We are already active in the farms. We have already got some paddy rice in some silos. We are also challenging others to do what we are setting out to do in order to make rice an exportable product in Nigeria,” Ulvmoen added.

“What is very important in Nigeria is gas. There is so much gas in the oil field that is still burnt. But this gas is very important for the production of energy in the country. And we want to make sure that there is gas in the pipeline. Nigeria needs to utilize all-natural resources especially oil and gas.

“We have our sugar refinery in Apapa with capacity for 1.4 million tons annually. But we also want to reduce the importation of raw sugar. So, we are improving our plantation for sugar cane.

We want Nigeria to be as independent as possible from sugar import,” he said.

“We are creating jobs. If you want to reduce kidnapping or extremism you have to create jobs. Nobody wants to do that if he can avoid it,” he added.

In addition, he said Dangote has 29 million tons installed capacity for cement production.

Also speaking, the Group Executive Director, Halima Aliko Dangote, said the company recognized its partnership with LCCI, which she said, has been growing over the years.

“The bond is even more significant as one of own, Mr. Knut Ulvmoen is one of the Deputy Presidents of the Chamber. He has been a very active member of the Chamber,” Ms Halima said.

The President of the LCCI, Babatunde Paul Ruwase, described the Dangote Group as a critical enabler in connecting businesses in Africa.

He said, “There is no home in Nigeria that lacks a Dangote product that are very essential to our daily lives.”

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My Dad Brought Internet to Nigeria – Veteran Singer Claims

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Veteran Nigerian singer, ElDee the Don has revealed that his father brought internet to Nigeria.

Speaking in a recent nterview with media personality, JOI, ElDee said although he studied architecture, he inherited ICT knowledge from his father.

The ex-member of the disbanded Trybemen said, “My dad was the person that brought the internet, the very first person that brought the internet to Nigeria. So, he set up pretty much everyone; all the companies that initially, all the first cybercafés that you know. All of those connections came through my popcy.

“He was an IT guy. So, naturally, by association, I dey very align to IT even though I studied architecture.”

He said the Nigerian musicians he currently listens to are Fireboy DML, Oxlade, Joeboy, Wizkid, Davido, Burna Boy, Tiwa Savage and Mavins artists.

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I Can Only Marry An Older Woman On One Condition – Actor, Nedu

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Chinedu Ani Emmanuel, the Nollywood actor and media personality, who is also known as Nedu, has talked about whether or not he can marry an older woman.

He revealed that he can only marry an older woman on the condition that she is richer than him.

He made this known on the recent episode of the The Honest Bunch podcast co-hosted by him.

The thespian said, “I cannot marry an older woman. It is not possible. The only time I can marry an older woman is when she is Melinda Gates.

“Shouout to Regina Daniels for marrying Ned Nwoko. Shouout to Ned Nwoko for keeping his A-game all the time.”

Nedu divorced his wife last year after accusing her of infidelity and paternity fraud.

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Funke Akindele teases fans with Omo Ghetto The Saga 2

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Nollywood box office king Funke Akindele has teased her fans with the second part of her movie, Omo Ghetto The Saga.

Funke Akindele spoke about this new movie on the microblogging platform, Twitter, where she declared that Omo Ghetto The Saga 2 is loading.

Funke Akindele’s statement was a response to the question of a fan regarding the movie. A fan of the actress, identified as Ayomide, asked if they should anticipate the second part of the movie.

She tweeted, “Should we be expecting Omo Ghetto The Saga 2, or we should not think about it.”

Recall that Funke Akindele’s Omo Ghetto The Saga broke the 4 years box office record of Kemi Adetiba, to be the highest grossing Nollywood movie of all time.

It is currently in the second spot, being dethroned by Funke Akindele’s latest movie, Battle on Buka Street.

Funke Akindele makes a big announcement about her movie Battle on Buka Street

Recall that Funke Akindele made a big announcement about her latest movie, Battle on Buka Street. The box office record-breaking actress disclosed that her movie will soon be available for viewers who are not able to watch it at the cinema.

Sharing a clip from the movie, Funke Akindele disclosed that she would be bringing Battle on Buka Street to her fans’ homes soon.

The award-winning actress is yet to disclose the date, timing and platform she would be releasing her latest movie.

Funke Akindele breaks Nigerian records again

Kilamity recalls that Funke Akindele broke another record in the Nigerian film industry. She beat her own records for the highest-grossing film at the Nigeria box office.

A post shared by Film One revealed that Funke Akindele’s latest movie, Battle on Buka Street, broke the record of her 2020 released film, Omo Ghetto The Saga.

Battle on Buka Street netted 640 million naira at the box office, beating Omo Ghetto the Saga of 636 million naira.

Filmone on Instagram noted that the only competition the actress had was with herself.

It wrote: If the only competition you have is yourself was a person, it is clearly @funkejenifaakindele

What a Woman! What a Movement! What a Movie! What an Achievement!

Not once but twice she has set a record, and she has broken her record.

We present to you the “Highest Grossing Nollywood Movie Of All Time” /𝐁𝐚𝐭𝐭𝐥𝐞 𝐎𝐧 𝐁𝐮𝐤𝐚 𝐒𝐭𝐫𝐞𝐞𝐭.

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