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Fraudulent Practices The Cause Of Nigerian Cocoa Rejection In The International Market – Filani




The rejection of cocoa beans from Nigeria at the international market has been blamed on fraudulent practices by some cocoa farmers and traders,

Speaking, Friday, in Ijan Ekiti, during the distribution of free chemicals, sprayers and other agricultural inputs to about 3,000 cocoa farmers in Ekiti State, Managing Director of Armajaro Nigeria Limited, Mr. Dimeji Filani said that some cocoa growers in Nigeria deliberately heaped sands and pebbles into bags of cocoa to gain advantage of weight, and this he noted that this was causing buyers to reject cocoa beans exported from the country.

Armajaro Nigeria Limited had earlier offered free training on good farming techniques to boost yield to the farmers.

While advising farmers against such unscrupulous practices, Filani urged them to always ensure proper fermentation of their cocoa beans and to dry the seeds very well to attract buyers.

“Nigerian cocoa is no longer sought after in the world market because it is dirty. Some of our farmers add dirty things including sand and pebbles to their cocoa to gain weight but this is causing buyers to reject the cocoa from our country,” he said.

He explained that the company was offering free training and giving out inputs to cocoa growers in order to increase production in the country.

According to him, 200,000 tonnes of cocoa was produced in Nigeria annually, adding that the company intended to increase it to 300,000 in 2013.

He appealed to the Federal Government as well as governments in all the cocoa producing states to increase their investment in cocoa production while giving them the assurance that they could generate more fund from cocoa production than what they had thought.

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  1. !Watchout!

    June 8, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    I am not surprised.Corruption is the bane of Nigeria:It is a culture applied to almost every thing.Rejection of our cocoa in the international market is a pay back to us.Ivory Coast economy is solely powered by the same cocoia and they are doing well.Any lesson Nigeria?

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Gunmen Abduct Wife Of Akeredolu’s Chief Of Staff



 Gunmen Abduct Wife Of Akeredolu’s Chief Of Staff

Ondo on map

Kidnappers on Friday abducted the wife of Olugbenga Ale, Chief of Staff to Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu.

According to reports, she was kidnapped around Owena after the Joseph Ayo Babalola University while on her way back to Ondo from Lagos State.

Also Read: Unknown Gunmen Kill Ondo Traditional Ruler, Olufon Of Ifon

The police spokesman in the state, ASP Tee-Leo Ikoro, confirmed the news to Channels Television on Friday.

This development is coming about twenty-four hours after a first-class traditional ruler in Ondo State, the Olufon of Ifon in Ose local government, Oba Isreal Adeusi, was murdered by suspected kidnappers.


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TECNO Stormed Computer Village with BBNaija’s OZO to Wrap up its Black Friday Sales Activities



The month of November is always known for its intense sales activities because the best deals of the year come
during the Black Friday Period. For TECNO, Africa Number One mobile brand, it was the time to reward its
customers with massive discounts and various gift items while also unveiling some of its new devices.

The brand in collaboration with SLOT stormed computer village as part of the events to wrap up its black Friday
sale activities, hosted BBNaija’s Ozoemena Chukwu to a hangout at SLOT Ikeja.

Fans and customers had a fun time interacting with the handsome celebrity while enjoying discount offers on
TECNO devices. Different deals and gift items were up for grabs as customers who made purchases at the store
enjoyed 50% discounts on Spark 5, Camon 16 Series and 100% cashback on the Spark 5 Pro.

The major highlight of the event was the presentation prizes to lucky winners. Customers who participated in
the spin the wheel game won gifts items such as Bluetooth Speaker; Power Bank and kettle while those who
participated in the Scratch and Win Promo won for themselves different deals ranging from 50% to 100%

TECNO also introduced two latest devices-the Spark GO 2020-powered by Google Android 10 Go Edition and a
TECNO POVA. POVA means ‘Powering Optimal Value and Ambitions’ is a rebrand of the popular battery series
formerly known as Pouvoir was inspired by the zeal to deliver budget-friendly smartphones with superior
gaming experience.

The first of its kind 6.8-inch TECNO POVA, is powered by Mediatek Helio G80 octa-core processor and hyper-
engine game technology that transforms gameplay experience giving ultimate stability and a high refresh rate.
Additionally, users will benefit from the “Game Space,” “Game Mode,” and “Game Assistant 2.0” features,
allowing them to switch to the “do not disturb” function, a much-anticipated experience all gamers will
absolutely enjoy.

The TECNO POVA is also equipped with a power-packed multitasking effect ramped up by 6GB RAM and 128GB
of internal memory. The device also has a 6000mAh super big battery, 18W Dual IC Flash charger, a standby
time of 30 days and the ability to play music for 8 days straight, on just a single charge. It’s the perfect
smartphone offering a way to worry less about low battery.

The new devices are available for purchase this November and for the rest of November, customers will enjoy
amazing discounts, instant and mega prizes on TECNO devices.

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BREAKING: Court Jails Rep Member For Lying



BREAKING: Court Jails Rep Member For Lying


A member of the House of Representatives, Victor Mela has been sentenced to one-month imprisonment by a Magistrate Court in Wuse, Zone 6.

The lawmaker who represents Billiri/Balanga federal constituency was, however, given an option of fine.

Also Read: North Is The Worst Place To Live In Nigeria -Sultan of Sokoto

Recall that on November 10 that a magistrate court found the lawmaker guilty of lying under oath while filling the CD001 INEC form prior to the 2019 elections.

The magistrate had, however, set a different date for sentencing of the lawmaker after his lawyer pleaded for leniency.

Mr Mela swore to an affidavit thrice, denying citizenship of another country whereas he has a British passport.


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