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Don’t Lift Ban On Rice Importation-Farmers Tell FG

Alhaji Jamilu Ibrahim, the Chairman of Rice Farmers in Daura, Katsina State, has urged the Federal Government not to lift the ban on the...

FG Set To Raid Markets For Smuggled Poultry Products

The Federal Government yesterday assured that it would do everything humanly possible to reduce smuggling of poultry products to the barest minimum. To this end,...

World Bank To Spend $52m To Construct 300 Rural Roads In Plateau – Official

The World Bank says it has earmarked 52 million U.S. dollars for the construction of over 300 rural roads in Plateau, under its Rural...

15 FAO Country Representatives Meet Over Malnutrition, Hunger

Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Country Representatives from the 15 Economic Commission for West African States (ECOWAS) nations converged at a regional meeting in...

NDE Introduces New Employment Creation Scheme

The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) has finalised plans to introduce a new employment creation scheme known as the Sustainable Agricultural Development Training Scheme...

MRA Inducts Ministry Of Agriculture Into ‘FOI Hall Of Shame

The Media Rights Agenda (MRA) yesterday said it has inducted the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) into its Freedom of Information...

NKST Reaffirms Its Support On November 1st Benue Anti-Open Grazing Law Implementation

48 hours to the implementation of the November 1st Benue Anti-open Grazing Law, the NKST Universal Reformed Christian Church worldwide has reaffirmed its support...

Nigeria Loses $13.7bn To Herdsmen/Farmers Clashes – Abdulsalami

Former head of state, Gen Abdulsalami Abubakar has decried the economic effect of herdsmen and farmers clashes, saying Nigeria has lost $13.7 billion within...

Mugabe ‘Tightens Screws’ On Remaining White Farmers – Report

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's government has reportedly continued to "tighten the screws" on the remaining white farmers as it came up with a somewhat...

Police Arrest 200 Cows In Yola

The police in Adamawa have arrested 200 Cows for invading a farmland at Yolde-Pate in Yola South Local Government Area. Adamawa police spokesman, Othman Abubakar,...

Cassava Glut: Farmers, Processors Squabble Over Prices

The cassava business is currently experiencing some difficulties as a result of misunderstanding between farmers and processors over pricing. Our correspondent gathered from farmers that...

UNICAL Shops For N1.2b Credit Facility To Boost Agriculture

The University of Calabar (UNICAL) is seeking a N1.2 billion credit facility to revamp its ailing farm. Until it succumbed to neglect, the institution’s farm...

Ogun Acquires Agric Equipment Under FADAMA Scheme

In collaboration with the Federal Government and World Bank, Ogun State government says it has acquired agricultural equipment under the third National Fadama Development...

British Airways Proposed To Fly Nigerian Yams To UK – Agric Minister

The Minister of Agriculture, Audu Ogbeh, has said that British Airways has offered to fly Nigerian yams to the United Kingdom in a bid...

NAIC To Partner Banks On Agro Risk Management Services

Managing Director of the Nigerian Agricultural Insurance Corporation (NAIC), Folashade Joseph has disclosed that her agency is committed to forging appropriate partnerships with Deposit...