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How I developed interest in food business from random Facebook posts – CEO Ayyush Hadejia

Aisha Abubakar Muhammad is a Hadejia-born entrepreneur who’s the founder and CEO of Ayyush Hadejia food business. A mother of four and a 200-level Arabic studies student at the National Open University, Aisha developed the business idea from random posts from a page she frequented on Facebook. She started small and was just operating to …

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My experience as an IT graduate making N5m annual sales from baking

Esther Eza is holding onto her full-time career—and juggling it with her cake making business. “For you to achieve greatness you have to push through all means for your goals to be me,” she says. She speaks with Ibe Saleemah.    Tell us about your business.  The name of my business is Double E Cakes. …

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Retired bank shares pains and gains of running food export business

Elizabeth Chijiago Mang is a retired banker who is passionate about working and has been able to start up a food-processing business that has grown internationally. She tells Ibe Saleemah about her experience in building the company.  Can you tell us briefly about your business?  The name of my business is Lizcee Foods Limited, registered …

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Medical student shares lessons about running spice, food, and clothing businesses

Umm Ayman was born in Jos, Plateau State. She is currently a first-year student at the University of Jos, studying science laboratory technology. As a child, she was introduced to Tambari magazine, a publication of Sunday Trust, by her late grandfather—that was the time she started developing business ideas. Determined to achieve her life goals, …

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How I mastered cake making  and turned it into a flourishing business

Maijidda Bala Usman is a native of Funtua, Katsina state who’s now residing in Abuja. Having developed her business idea, she enrolled in a baking school to acquire the rudimentary skills of cake making which she did in three weeks and then started her business. She shares her story with Rilwan Muhammad in this interview.  …

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Meet agric graduate who’s carving a niche in the traditional herbal medicine business.

Jamilu Muhammad Ayama is a graduate of agricultural economics and extension from Kano State University of Science and Technology, Wudil, who started a farming business but is now focusing majorly on herbal medicines. The two are not the only businesses Ayama is into. He talks about his business, success, and lots more in this interview …

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A salaried worker quits his job to start a snacks business

Business is more about earnings than it is about a salary—and to top that, there is the joy of being your own boss. Adejoh Darlington speaks with Aisha Yahaya. Can you tell us briefly about your business? My name is Adejoh Darlington and the name of my business is Hilarious Bakery And Confectionery. I produce …

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 Interview: Making money from herbs and spices with Salamatu Musa.

Can you tell us briefly about your business? The name of my business is Shufzam Herbs and Spice. My business is registered with the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN) and very soon, I will also register it with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC).  Meet Kano engineer who runs a scaffolding business …

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Aisha Sanusi:  How starting a business can build your self-dependence

What’s your business? My name is Aisha Sanusi Ibrahim and the name of my business is Ayeesh Enterprises. I own multiple businesses; I specialize in making homemade spices which include food spices, tea, baking spice, and pepper spices. I sell food items like corn flour, bean flour, guinea corn flour, and so on. Others are …

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AfriGreatTaste: How to make a difference in catering business by Zubaida Kailani

Zubaida Ladan Kailani is a classroom teacher and entrepreneur in Kano state. Kailani said she tried different businesses but they couldn’t thrive because of a reason she figured out only after starting her current business. She said passion was what she lacked when she was into the other businesses that collapsed. She speaks with Rilwan …

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