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Agro-business alternative to oil – Experts

July 10, 2020 Joseph Obung 0

Experts in the agriculture sector have said that agro-business had capacity to drive the country’s economy just like oil “especially with the dwindling oil prices in the international market due to the Covid-19 pandemic.” They said this in Calabar on Thursday at the launch of  Ogoja rice investment exhibition by the Santuscom Agro-Hub, owner of Ogoja rice. Speaking, the chief Read More

Give loan to real farmers, AFAN urges banks

June 8, 2020 John Oba 0

The President of All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN), Arch. Kabir Ibrahim, has called on Nigerian banks to give loans to small holder farmers, saying banks should reappraise farmers and not use the experience of the past against them. Arch Kabir made the call during a phone interview with Blueprint reporter in Abuja, lamenting that some banks are afraid to Read More

EFCC destroys over 1,200 bags of adulterated fertilizer in Gombe

June 4, 2020 Auwal Ahmad 0

Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has destroyed over 1,200 bags of adulterated fertilizer in Gombe state. The Head of operations Gombe Zonal Office of the Commission, Mr  Ibrahim Shazali, who stated this during an interview with journalists shortly after the destruction of the product in Gombe on Thursday, said exercise was in compliance with a court order. Shazali said Read More