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No Need For Maize Import, Investigation Reveals

Maize Importation, Many farmers are forecasting a fall in the quantum of maize production this year for one reason: massive importation. They said this...

Senate Urges Nigerian Gov’t To Ban Importation Of Palm Oil

The Senate on Tuesday in Abuja urged the Federal Government to ban the importation of palm oil into the country in order to protect local production as well as encourage farmers.

Rice Smuggling: FG To Stop Customs From Raiding Markets (VIDEO INCLUDED)

Rice smuggling task force, The Federal Government is planning to stop the Nigerian Customs Service from raiding markets to seize imported rice, the Minister...

House Seeks Phased Ban On Fish Importation To Woo Private Investors

The House of Representatives wednesday passed a motion mandating its Committees on Agricultural Production and Services and Water Resources to collaborate with the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Central Bank of Nigeria (CNB), Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) and other stakeholders ....

Nigeria To stop Rice Importation In 2018: President

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday announced that the country would stop importation of rice from 2018, to encourage the production of local rice. The...

Importation Of Maize Into Nigeria Capable Of Destabilising The Naira —Adenola

National President, Maize Association of Nigeria, Pastor O. A. Adenola and the Natural Treasurer of the association, Dr Abiola Job, were at the Tribune...

As FG, Stakeholders Meet To End Importation Of Basic Food Products

Basic food products importation have been one of the major factors dragging back the economic development of Nigeria over the years, and it needs...

Nigeria’s Palm Oil Import: How NIFOR Failed On Its Mandate

The formal mandate of the Nigerian Institute for Oil Palm Research is to conduct research into the production and products of oil palm and...

Yuletide: FG Meets Importers Over Smuggled Rice, Other Items

Over 1m metric tonnes rice waits to hit Nigeria from Benin Republic As preparation for Christmas gathers momentum, the Federal Government yesterday, met with importers...

FG Raises Alarm Over Smuggling Of Unwholesome Food Items

Intensifies calls for patronage of made-in-Nigeria goods The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has raised the alarm over increased smuggling of unwholesome food...

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...