Author Archives: arize

BoI’s loan to Kaduna MSMEs hits N47bn

By Victoria Ojeme THE Bank of Industry (BoI) has disbursed loan in excess of N47billion to support entrepreneurs in Kaduna State in the micro, small and medium enterprises, MSMEs, category,  Managing  Director of the bank, Mr. Olukayode Pitan, has said. Pitan, who disclosed this at a meeting with the Kaduna State governor, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, […]

Art is lucrative — Ify Okafor

Says parents should stop choosing careers for their children Ifeyinwa Okafor is the Chief Executive Officer of Homes and Landscapes, an interior decorating company. Interestingly, the company does this with recycled products. In this interview with Prisca Sam-Duru, Mrs. Okafor speaks about her company’s pet project, ‘Art Arise’ and more on the need for children […]

How to get loan from BoI (3)

By Emeka Anieto with Your Business and Your Bank IN continuation with this series on Bank of Industry, BoI, we continue listing some basic pre-requisites for businesses wishing to get loan from the BoI, one of which is the collateral requirements. As part of the fiduciary responsibility in managing funds under its care, BoI requires […]

Why we don’t manufacture cube sugar — Dangote

By Franklin Alli DANGOTE Sugar Refinery Plc has given insights into why the company is not manufacturing cube sugar despite having invested over N400 billion in backward integration projects in the sugar sector. In an exclusive chat with Vanguard, the company’s Acting Group Managing Director, Abdullahi Sule, said: “We are more interested in large volume […]