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Agriculture: Nigeria to collaborate with Netherlands on improved seeds – Minister

Audu-Ogbeh

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Audu Ogbeh, says the Federal Government will collaborate with the government of The Netherlands on improved seeds to boost agricultural production in Nigeria. The minister spoke when he hosted a delegation from The Netherlands in Abuja, a statement said on Thursday. Mr Ogbeh commended the government of Netherlands for its numerous supports for …

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Unknown persons invaded farm, set ablaze land clearing caterpillar

TEMIK NIG LTD CATERPILLAR BURNT BY UNKOWN PERSONS

A caterpillar (payloader 950 c) doing a clearing job on a farm Land belonging to TEMIK NIGERIA LIMITED was set ablaze by yet to be identified person(s) at Ipaya Akintunde Village, Imala, Oke-Ogun LCDA, Abeokuta North, Ogun State. The malicious damage was carried out between the hours of   11am-12noon on  Friday 22nd March, 2019. Though the incident has been reported …

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Farmers To Get Four Million Bags Of Fertilisers – Presidency

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Farmers in Nigeria will be getting more fertilisers before the end of 2017, as the Presidential Fertiliser Initiative (PFI) will be delivering four million bags of 50kg Nitrogen, Phosphorous and Potassium (NPK) fertiliser to farmers at an affordable price. Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu disclosed this at the weekend on “Hannu Ya …

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Sallah: Lagos begin Sale of LAKE Rice from Thursday

Lake Rice

The Lagos State Government is set to begin the sales of LAKE Rice in preparation for the forthcoming Eid-El-Kabir celebration. The sales of rice will begin on Thursday, 24 August 2017 in various centres across the state. The Lagos State Commissioner for Agriculture, Oluwatoyin Suarau said that the present administration, has since inception, embarked on agricultural policies and programmes that …

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Nigeria To Save N300bn Annually From Rice Import

Audu-Ogbeh

Nigeria will be saving about N300 billion it spends annually on importation of rice as local production of the commodity has now reached 15 million metric tonnes, the federal ministry of Agriculture disclosed yesterday. The director of Agriculture at the Kano office of the ministry, Muhammad Adamu, who gave the hint, while inaugurating the Rice Millers Association of Nigeria (RIMAN) …

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27-year old Nigerian wins £25,000 for developing a tutoring app

Godwin Benson, second right being congratulated after the award

A 27-year-old Nigerian, Godwin Benson has won an engineering award given by  UK’s Royal Academy of Engineering for the tutoring app developed by him. According to the BBC, Benson, a systems engineer, beat 16 participants to clinch the £25,000 ($32,000) prize money. At the awards ceremony in Nairobi, Kenya on 23 May 2017, the four finalists delivered presentations, before Africa Prize …

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Agric Minister Recommends Arrest Of Herdsmen Carrying Arms

Audu-Ogbeh

The Minister of Agriculture, Audu Ogbeh, has asked security agencies to arrest herdsmen who move about with guns while grazing their cattle. The Minister says the arrest of such individuals who violate the nation’s law regarding possession of arms and ammunition will be a short term solution to the recent killings by suspected herdsmen. Mr Audu Ogbe was speaking at a prayer …

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Fulani Invasion: Group calls for boycott of beef consumption in Benue

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A group under the aegis of Movement Against Fulani Occupation (MAFO), today, staged  a peaceful demonstration in makurdi, the Benue state capital, demanding the federal government to take decisive action against the Fulani crisis in Benue and all other religious related issues across the country. The group condemned the wanton killings in Agatu, Tarka, Buruku Kwande Makurdi  and  other parts of …

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FG to launch N59.7bn Youth-In-Agriculture Scheme in September

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Dr Nteranya Sanginga, Director-General, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), on Sunday said the Federal Government would launch N59.7 billion Youth-In-Agriculture Scheme in September. Sanginga, who disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ibadan, said the scheme would be sponsored by the federal government and African Development Bank (AFDB). The director-general said IITA would …

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Dangote Group Launches 20,000-Hectare Rice Production Scheme in Jigawa

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The Dangote Group, yesterday launched 20,000 hectare rice production scheme, aimed at making the country self-sufficient in rice production and food secure by the year 2018. Speaking at the flagging-off of the scheme at Hago Fadama kafin-Hausa local government area of the state, the state governor Alhaji Badaru Abubakar Badaru said, the project was part of his government’s commitment to …

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DIVERSIFICATION: How Agric Sector Can Bounce Back As Mainstay Of Nigeria’s Economy

Agriculture

Agricultural sector which used to be the stronghold of Nigeria’s economy was abandoned as a result of crude oil discovery. Timothy Opaluwa writes on the feasibility of the sector reclaiming its past glory as the mainstay of the nation’s economy. Since Nigeria’s independence in 1960, agriculture had been the mainstay of the nation’s economy, providing the largest portion of foreign …

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World Bank to establish agric. equipment centres for cassava farmers

Harvested-cassava

Dr Adetunji Oredipe, Senior Agricultural Economist with the World Bank on Tuesday said the bank would establish equipment hiring enterprise centres for cassava farmers in Kogi to encourage mechanisation.

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Kaduna to disburse N2 billion interest-free loan to boost rice production

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Governor Nasir El-Rufa’i of Kaduna State on Sunday said the state had received a N2 billion soft loan for onward disbursement to rice farmers– to boost its production in the state. Mr. El-Rufa’i said this during the 2nd town hall meeting in Zaria. He advised the rice farmers to access the loan to improve their revenue base, as his administration …

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Netherlands to assist Nigerian farmers – Official

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The Head of Netherlands Representation in Lagos, Michel Deelen, on Sunday disclosed his government’s plan to provide Nigerian farmers with technical assistance that would increase crop production. Mr. Deelen said it is imperative for Netherlands to support Nigeria because of the existing relationship between both countries in different areas. The envoy said the agriculture sector was one major area where …

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Nigeria’s Agriculture Minister, Adesina, emerges Forbes Africa Person of the Year

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The minister has helped eliminate corruption in fertiliser subsidy. Nigeria’s Minister of Agriculture, Akinwumi Adesina, has been named the Forbes Africa Person of the Year 2013. Organisers of the award said on Tuesday that Mr. Adesina, who was nominated for his reforms in Nigeria’s agriculture sector, resulting in the empowerment of more than six million farmers across Nigeria, defeated four …

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