Fidelity Bank disburses N34bn in credit to boost rice value chain

February 8, 2022 Blessing Anaro 0

Fidelity Bank has facilitated the disbursement of over N34 billion in direct credit to players in the Nigerian rice value chain. The bank’s interventions in recent years have helped to unlock spontaneous financing opportunities for a large swathe of paddy rice farmers with significant contributions to the expansion of national paddy rice output. Only recently, the bank part-financed the construction Read More

Nigeria should tap into $150bn organic global market – DG NEPC

November 3, 2021 John Oba 0

The Executive Director of National Export Promotion Council (NEPC), Olusegun Arowolo has urged Nigeria to tap into the $150 billion global organic market by giving attention awareness to Ecological Organic Agriculture. Arowolo who was represented by Mr Williams Ezeagu stated this on Tuesday, in Abuja at the 3-day National Organic Agriculture Business Summit NOABS 2021. He assured that organic certified Read More

Vom college of animal health graduates 162 para-veterinarians

November 1, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

The Federal College of Aminal Health and Production Technology (FCAH&PT) Vom, inducted 162 maiden graduands of Veterinary  Laboratory Technology and Animal Health Technology into the Veterinary Council of Nigeria (VCN), as professional Para-Veterinarians. Provost of the College  Dr Jude Obi Okpara, said with the induction of the graduands, Nigerian value chain of livestock production will receive a boost. “We are Read More

PDP National Chairman-elect Ayu: Our party’s successful convention, quit notice to APC

National Chairman-Elect of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Dr Iyorchia Ayu has thrown a challenge to the All Progressives Congress (APC). Specifically, the former President of the Senate said the successes recorded in the major opposition’s just-concluded National Convention tagged “Nigeria Rescue Mission” is a challenge to the ruling party to prepare and quit Aso Rock come 2023.    Ayu stated Read More

Enugu APC chairman mocks PDP over pledge to rescue Nigeria

October 31, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The newly elected Enugu State Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Comrade Adolphus Udeh has mocked the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over its pledge to rescue Nigeria. According to Udeh, before rescuing Nigeria, PDP should first account for the uncountable underdevelopment obstacles the party embedded in the system,   prior to their exit from power in 2015. In a press Read More

Revenue generation: Transformation in lottery industry yielding results- Gbajabiamila

October 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Director General of the National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC), Lanre Gbajabiamila has said the country would soon witness a boom in lottery business as the transformation process of the industry commenced in 2017 has started yielding positive results. Speaking with newsmen in his office, Wednesday in Abuja, Gbajabiamila said the boom would lead to significant rise in the nation’s Read More

Nigeria’s rising debt: DMO’s failure?

September 3, 2021 BENJAMIN UMUTEME 0

…Country won’t develop without borrowing more – Minister … Other options available – Odeyemi …It’s worrisome, back to pre-1999 situation – Expert …Profile huge burden, unsustainable – TBN … Nigeria meeting obligations without defaulting, DMO insists Nigeria’s ever increasing debt profile continues to be a huge source of concern to most citizens even as many fear the country may eventually run into Read More

Tongston establishes new campus, offers training to 100 educators

August 3, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

Tongston entrepreneurship group has its pioneer integrated business and learning campus in Africa, located in Gombe, just it has offered free training to over 100 educators with its maiden Entrepreneurial Educators Course (EEC). The organisation’s Chief Executive Officer, Bello Mohammed Tongo, stated this over the weekend.He said the company’s vision is a Nigeria devoid of unemployment and underemployment and not Read More

Atiku urges FG to establish food security military taskforce to work in farming clusters

July 30, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the last general election, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has urged Federal Government to establish food security military task force to work in farming clusters. Atiku in a statement, Friday sad “the warning given by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations on Wednesday, July 29, 2021, of Read More

How Buhari laying solid foundation for uninterrupted power supply – APC group

July 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A think-tank group of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) known as APC Legacy Awareness and Campaign has revealed how President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration has introduced policies and programmes that will ensure uninterrupted power supply in the country. The group in a statement signed Wednesday in Abuja by its national youth leader Ismaeel Ahmed, former national publicity secretary Lanre Issa-Onilu Read More

Tongston unveils 1st integrated business & learning campus in Africa

July 22, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

A corporate organisation, Tongston Entrepreneurship Group has unveiled, a first of its kind, integrated business and learning campus in Africa in Gombe. In the same event hosted by Gombe State University, Tongston offered free training to over 100 educators with its maiden entrepreneurial educators course (EEC). This is contained in a statement signed by the Chief Executive Officer of Tongston Read More

Firm signs MoU with Kaduna govt to boost Maize, Soybeans value chain

July 9, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A firm, Golden Agri Inputs Ltd. subsidiary under the Agro-Allied Division of Flour Mills of Nigeria (FMN) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Kaduna state, with aim to launch a Maize and Soybean Value Chain Development Programme for farmers called YALWA in the state. The “YALWA” program established to aggressively double maize and soybean output in Nigeria through Read More

NEPZA seeks pacts with NSC to jerk FG’s non-oil sector deliverable

July 5, 2021 Baba Yusuf 0

The Nigeria Export Processing Zones Authority (NEPZA) has disclosed that it was ready to open multiple partnerships with the Nigerian Shippers Council (NSC) to significantly scale up the federal government’s non-oil sector deliverables. The NEPZA managing director, Prof. Adesoji Adesugba, stated this Sunday in a congratulatory message to the NSC executive secretary, Mr. Emmanuel Jime, whose appointment was approved by Read More

Edo to access $250m investment in oil palm, cassava value chain

May 19, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has reiterated his commitment to provide a conducive environment for investors in the state, as part of concerted efforts to diversify the state’s economy and provide jobs for its teeming youths. This is as the government is set to benefit from a United States Government’s financing to the tune of $250m for oil Read More

Growing rural sub-Saharan economies through accelerating clean energy uptake

May 18, 2021 Blueprint 0

Nine pioneering African businesses are set to grow their positive impact on sub-Saharan Africa communities by stimulating clean energy uptake and, in doing so, growing local economies and empowering women. This is thanks to the innovation of the businesses themselves, and support provided through the latest round of PREO (Powering Renewable Energy Opportunities) grant funding. PREO is a multi-million Euro Read More

NEXIM assures support, financial advocacy to Halibiz industries

May 3, 2021 Adeola Tukuru 0

The Managing Director/Chief Executive, Nigerian Export-Import Bank (NEXIM), Mr. Abba Bello has assured of financial advocacy that could facilitate funding support to Halibiz Industries Limited with the aim of moving up the global value chain. Halibiz Industries Limited, founded by its President, Alhaji Adamu Aliyu, has a primary aspiration of providing healthier, quality and affordable products to Nigeria, Africa and Read More

AfDB, IFAD others redouble efforts to stop hunger, strengthen food security

April 29, 2021 David Agba 0

The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), in partnership with the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) and the CGIAR System Organization, Thursday pledged to work closely with African leaders to address rising hunger on the continent and shore up adequate financing to transform and modernize Africa’s food production. The impact of climate Read More

In Nasarawa, monarch donates 16-hectare farmland to NYSC

April 24, 2021 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

Nasarawa state government has promised more support for the NYSC in its quest to support the federal government’s agenda on the diversification of the economy, and also improving agricultural practice, food production and self-sufficiency. The deputy governor, Dr Emmanuel Akabe, stated this Saturday in  Doma during the inauguration of 16 hectares of farmland donated by the Andoma of Doma HRM Read More

Unity Bank records N42.71bn gross earnings in 2020

April 21, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

Unity Bank Plc has grew its assets base to N492.02 billion at the end of the 2020 financial year. The amount  represent a significant increase of 67.90 per cent from  N293.05 billion total assets value recorded in 2019.This is even as the agric-focused bank recorded gross earnings of N42.71 billion within the period under review against N44.59 billion achieved in Read More