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Nigeria Overtakes Egypt as Africa’s Largest Rice Producer

Nigeria has overtaken Egypt as the largest rice producer in Africa, producing 8 million tonnes out of the Africa average of 14.6 million tonnes of rice annually.

In times past, Egypt produces 4.3 tonnes annually but suffered a decline of almost 40 percent in the last one year.

The rural village of Kanko, in Niger State has over 100 rice farmers who produce 15 tonnes of rice from 200 hectares of land a year alone.

It would be recalled that the Muhammadu Buhari administration has always maintained that its ‘rice revolution’ has made the nation attain food sufficiency, especially in rice production.

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Airbus and Green Africa announce strategic Partnership for 50 A220 Aircraft

Green Africa Airways, Nigeria’s Lagos-based airline, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for 50 A220-300 aircraft, one of the major orders to be placed globally for the A220 programme and the largest ever from the African continent.

Babawande Afolabi, Founder and CEO of Green Africa Airways said the Green Africa story is a story of entrepreneurial boldness, strategic foresight and an unwavering commitment to using the power of air travel to create a better future.

Airbus Chief Commercial Officer Christian Scherer optimistic about the partnership, said the unique characteristics of the A220 will allow the airline to unlock destinations and route pairs that previously would have been considered non-viable.

The A220 is the only aircraft purpose-built for the 100-150 seat market; it delivers unbeatable fuel efficiency and widebody passenger comfort in a single-aisle aircraft.

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How to Get Tax Identification Number, TIN From LIRS

With the Finance bill now law and set to be gazetted by 1st of February, banks have started requesting for your Tax Identification Number (TIN) and will soon restrict access on accounts not verified.

You can get it online from the LIRS uaing https://t.co/BvA4oRzFa3.

All you that is required is is your Bank Verification Number, BVN.

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