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6,040 Jigawa youths screened for rice production

Jigawa state technical committee on the implementation of commodity farming has screened 6,040 youths to be engaged in dry season rice farming in the state. The state Commissioner for Agriculture and Natural Resources, Alhaji Kabiru Ali, announced this during a meeting with members of the committee and stakeholders at the Ministry of Agriculture yesterday. He […]

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Aregbesola worried as herders invade Osun, destroy farmlands

Osun state government has expressed worries over the influx of herdsmen and subsequent destruction of farmlands by their cattle in the state. The fear arose from the council meeting where the report of nomadic herdsmen who were said to be destroying farms was received. A statement by Media Adviser to Governor Rauf Aregbesola, Mr. Sola […]

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CBN Anchor Borrower Commences Rice Milling, Target’s 11,000 Metric Tonnes in Borno

The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, which cultivated  3,176 hectares of land for rice production in Borno State through the anchor borrower’s programme has commenced the milling and processing of the commodity. Chairman of the  Kalef Investment Limited company, Alhaji Abba Kale, disclosed this in a statement issued in Maiduguri. He said that the initial […]

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NIRSAL sets up PMRO to monitor farmers under ABP

Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk Sharing System for Agriculture (NIRSAL) has inaugurated the Project Monitoring Reporting and Remediation Office (PMRO) to support farmers registered under the CBN’s Anchor Borrowers Programme (ABP). The Managing Director of NIRSAL, Mr. Aliyu Abdulhameed in a statement recently added that the PMRO office will be set up in 36 states of the […]

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Cassava farmers assure of increased production

Nigeria Cassava Growers Association (NCGA) says cassava farmers in the country have concluded plans to produce an additional two million tonnes of cassava to meet industrial demands in this year’s farming season. The National President, NCGA, Mr. Segun Adewumi, according to AgroNigeria, an online magazine, stated this in Abuja, saying the move would require the […]

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Ogbeh condemns farmers, herdsmen clash, calls for prayers

Stories by John Oba Abuja The minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, has condemned the recently killings across the country saying clashes between herdsmen and farmers must be tamed. This is even as he called for prayers for God’s intervention. A statement signed by a senior officer, in the information department of […]

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Our organic products aimed at bridging gaps – Omobude

The Managing Director, G&G Organic Products and Investment Ltd., Mrs. Suzan Omobude, in this interview with JOHN OBA, says her products are meant to bridge the gap between chemically formulated products and purely natural products. She also raises concerns over the challenge NAFDAC registration procedures poses, saying it is de-motivating for entrepreneurs. What motivated you […]

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Farmers seek increased government support to boost production

By Benjamin Umuteme Abuja A coalition of Farmers under the aegis of Zero Hunger Commodities (ZHC), have called for increased support from the Federal Government to enable farmers to engage in massive food production across the country. Speaking in Abuja after a meeting of the group, its National Coordinator, Dr. Tunde Arosanyin, said that the […]

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NPDC 2015 liabilities to FG stood at $1.5bn, N78bn –NEITI

By Benjamin Umuteme Abuja Nigeria’s oil and gas industry audit for 2015 has shown that Nigerian Petroleum Development Corporation (NPDC), reduced its legacy liabilities from $1.45 billion and N80 billion in 2014 to $757 million and N68 billion in 2015. Despite clearing its legacy debts, the NPDC incurred liabilities of $822 million and N9.6 billion […]

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FG secured over $2bn World Bank Agric Support in 9 year s– Agronature

Stories by John Oba Abuja Investigation by the Agronature Nigeria, an online medium on World Bank financing of Nigeria’s Agriculture sector has revealed that over $2 billion ($2,065,300,000) worth of agricultural projects financed by the global bank in the country between 2008 and 2017. The projects were approved for execution intermittently within a 9 year […]

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Assessing the agric sector in 2017

The agriculture sector in 2017 witnessed a lot of strides and investment, thus contributing considerably to the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). However, this is not without its shortcoming, especially as the Ministry couldn’t accomplish some of it’s goals, JOHN OBA, reports. For many in Nigeria, 2017 was the year of Agriculture revolution, especially for […]

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No waivers on fish importation – Lokpobiri

The Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, Sen Heineken Lokpobiri, has warned that the government will not grant waivers on fish importation. Lokpobiri gave the warning on the sidelines of the just concluded 10th Annual Conference of the Fisheries Committee for West and Central Gulf Guinea, (FCWC), in Abuja, The Minister explained that […]

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FG to procure two vessels to fight illegal fishing

  Stories by John Oba Abuja   The federal government is set to purchase two monitoring vessels to curb unregulated fishing and boost security on the waterways. This is even as Nigeria paid the sum of $200,000 to the Committee for West Central Gulf of Guinea (FCWC) with a promise to settle the outstanding amount. […]

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FAO empowers IDP returnees with dry season inputs, livestocks

As IDP returnees in the North East troop back to their communities, the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) has commenced the process of helping them to build back their lost livelihood, JOHN OBA, reports It is no news that Agriculture is the backbone of the North East where over 80 per cent of those that […]

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ECOWAS leaders urged to protect women against land grabbing

Leaders of the ECOWAS members states have been called upon to resolve the problem of women right to land ownership saying despite many promises the issues remain unresolved. Addressing journalists on Land Rights for African Rural Women on Friday, the Chairperson, Pan African Rural Women Assembly, Mrs. Ejim Lovelyn Nnenna, said ECOWAS policy makers should […]

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Bayelsa set to ban open grazing by cattle

Bayelsa House of Assembly on Tuesday held a Public Hearing on a bill seeking to prohibit open grazing of cattle in the state. The bill entitled “Cattle Breeding, Rearing, Marketing, Regulation and Control 2017 was sponsored by the Leader of the House, Hon. Peter Akpe, representing Sagbama Constituency 1. The public hearing held at the […]