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Rice Importation Drops To 21,000 MT From 644,131MT In Two Years,...

The Federal Government yesterday said rice importation from Thailand had dropped from 644,131 Metric Tonnes to about 21,000 MT between September 2015 and September...

Why Nigeria Needs To Stop Pesticide Importation

Following a recent claim by the Executive Director of the Nigerian Stored Products Research Institute (NSPRI), Prof Olufemi Peters that Nigerian farmers and agro-based...

Farmers Raise Alarm Over Importation Of Frozen Chickens

...Say unsold chickens worth N2.5bn rotting in cold rooms Poultry farmers at the ongoing Nigeria Poultry Show in Abeokuta, Ogun State, say activities of smugglers...

GEMS4: Tomato Imports Hit $360m Annually

Despite its position as the largest producer of tomato in Africa, Nigeria is said to be importing tomato paste worth over $360m annually, according...

Stakeholders Advocate Total Ban On Fish Importation

Stakeholders in agriculture last Wednesday advocated for an outright ban on importation of fish and fish products in the country to improve national reserve.This...

Customs Seize 497,279 Bags Of Rice In 2 Years – CGC

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) says it has seized 497,279 bags of imported rice between 2015 and August, 2017 with a Duty Paid Value...

Nigeria’s Monthly Import Bill Hits N588.1bn —Emefiele

Nigeria's average import bill in the first five months of 2017 reached about N588.1 billion per month. This is in contrast to what it was...

‘N6b Expended Annually In Foreign Exchange On Tomato Import’

About N6 billion is currently expended annually in foreign exchange on tomato imports, the Director General of the Raw Materials Research and Development Council...

$35 Billion Food Importation Into Africa

As important as food is to the family, nation and the African continent, how much commitment is there to its availability in sufficient quantities,...

Importation, Army Worms Decide Future Of Maize Farmers

Few weeks ago in Kebbi State, there was dramatic accusation and denial between Senator Adamu Aliero and Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State...

Minister Hands Over Snakes, Reptiles To UniUyo

The Minister of State for Environment, Ibrahim Usman Jibril, yesterday in Calabar officially handed over three boxes containing 145 assorted snakes to authorities of...

Nigeria To Save N300 Billion Annually From Rice Import

Nigeria will be saving about N300 billion it spends annually on importation of rice as local production of the commodity has now reached 15...

Nigeria To Stop Issuance Of Fish Importation Quota – Minister

The Federal Government says it will stop issuing fish importation quota to importers, saying the venture was no longer sustainable. Heineken Lokpobiri, the Minister of...

Malawi: Mutharika Says Malawi To Maintain Ban On Maize Exports ‘Until...

President Peter Mutharika has again put his foot down on stopping local farmers exporting maize, maintaining a two-year ban, saying the ban would be...

Nigeria To Save N300bn Annually From Rice Import

Nigeria will be saving about N300 billion it spends annually on importation of rice as local production of the commodity has now reached 15...
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