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Ogbeh tasks Southern Kaduna on change

By Abubakar labaran Kafanchan Minister of Agriculture, Chief Audu Ogbeh, has tasked the people of Southern Kaduna to shun all tendencies that will hinder actualising meaningful change in their lives. Audu gave the task on Saturday in Kafanchan, Jema’a local ...

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FCT Fadama trains 3,300 farmers

Stories by John Oba Abuja As part of eff orts to enhance the federal government’s zero reject programme, the FCT FADAMA III addition fi nancing project has commenced another capacity building training for over 3300 farmers in rice, cassava and ...

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Food security in the Niger Delta

By Nnimmo Bassey Food is a human right. A good way to look at food security is to approach it in terms of agriculture, property rights and environmental management. Th e deep link to agriculture is inescapable, as the majority ...

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Time to tap from tea industry in Nigeria

As Nigeria continues to redefi ne her economy through agriculture, there are huge opportunities in the tea industry which is now a major global sector for nations that have the production potentials. FRIDAY AGBOSEINA writes   By July 6, 2017, ...

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Food prices’ll soon crash – Ogbeh

By Rotimi Ojomoyela Ado-Ekiti Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, has assured Nigerians that the skyrocketing prices of food items in the country “will soon crash,” saying specifi cally that that of rice “will happen within the ...

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Firm boosts agric with N2.2bn

By Patrick Ahanor Benin City As part of eff orts geared towards enhancement of food security, the Lift Above Poverty Organisation (LAPO) has supported 92,156 clients engaged in agriculture with the sum of N2.2 billion between January and May 2017. ...

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Annual yam production hits $23bn

By Samson Echenim Lagos Nigeria’s annual yam production in monetary values has reached $23 billion helped by research in obtaining more disease resistant species and the Federal Government’s green alternative initiative which has led to increased yam production for exportation ...

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Rohr may recall Aiyenigba to Super Eagles

…As Ikeme battles leukaemia By Gbenga Jolaosho Abuja As Nigeria is looking forward to the back-to-back World Cup 2018 qualifi ers game against Cameroon in August and September, Super Eagles technical adviser Gernot Rohr may be forced to recall goalkeeper ...

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WAAPP harps on proper application of insecticides

Th e West Africa Agricultural Productivity Programme (WAAPP) has called on Nigerian farmers to ensure they maintain proper application of insecticides as farming season progresses. Th e National Coordinator, Dr. James Apochi, in a chat with Blueprint recently gave the ...

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Essential partnership for agric devt

Year after year, Nigeria’s agricultural revenue generating potential has been on the rise due to the important part stakeholders have played, but the media impact cannot be ruled out, hence Blueprint’s partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture is essential. JOHN ...

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Nigeria can feed Africa through rice’

Alhaji Aminu Goronyo is the National President of Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RFAN). In this interview with FRIDAY AGBOSEINA, he speaks on the policy environment on rice production in the country. Please, briefl y tell us about yourself and ...

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