AGRICULTURE

Rice Farmers
Photo Credit: Agro Nigeria

Dangote to employ several graduates in new rice farming initiative

The company prepares to hit the market with one million metric tons of Dangote rice in 2018.

A building razed down in the Mambilla-Plateau attack

INVESTIGATION: How latest Mambilla Plateau violence unfolded; leaving deaths, destruction

The violent conflict that pitted two ethnic groups last June was only the latest in a history of inter-ethnic tension that frequently erupts into mass killings.

Tubers of yam

No going back on yam export – Agric Minister

Some Nigerian yams were rejected in UK and U.S.

Milk products to illustrate the story. [Photo credit: Food Safety Helpline]

Dairy products, vegetable oil force food prices up in September – FAO

According to the UN body, the increases outpaced inflation in many countries of the world.

Farmers [Photo Credit: The Guardian Nigeria]

200,000 farmers from 29 states benefit from CBN’s N43.92 billion programme – Spokesperson

CBN, in line with its mandate, established the Anchor Borrowers’ Programme, ABP.

Heaps of Anam yam in a Nigerian Market

Nigerian Govt to investigate export of low quality yam to U.S.

The government in June launched a programme to export yam to Europe and the US.

Bags of rice

Nigerian farmers set to cut rice price to N6, 000 per bag

Farmers and processors say this will happen in the next few months.

Farmers [Photo Credit: The Guardian Nigeria]

200,000 farmers benefit from Nigerian govt’s N44 billion – Buhari

The Anchor Borrowers Programme was inaugurated by the President in November 2015.

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Champions League (LIVE UPDATES): Atletico Madrid battle Chelsea

Atletico Madrid played a goalless draw with Roma in their first game.

Denrele [Phpto Credit: allAfrica.com]

INTERVIEW: I can’t wait to have children – Denrele Edun

Derenle also spoke about the late Goldie, rumoured relocation to South Africa and other matters.

Federal Secretariat Complex, Abuja

SPECIAL REPORT: One year later, Nigerian MDAs yet to implement govt resolution on removal of HND, BSC dichotomy

The National Council on Establishment last year directed the removal of the dichotomy at entry level.

Benue Pics

SPECIAL REPORT: Benue Flood: Two weeks after, it’s still pains, anguish and sorrow for displaced victims

The report details the immense pain left behind by the tragedy and the rebuilding options before authorities.

A recently harvested demo plot in Oyo state with farmers in jubilation over bumper yield from an improved weed controlled plots

Prices of cassava stems reduce 67%

Last year and earlier in 2017, prices of cassava roots and its derivatives such as garri climbed to an all-time high.

Fertiliser bags

Farmers to get 4 million bags of fertilizers before end of 2017 – Presidency

The presidency said government actions have led to a reduction in price.

Section of the Notore fertiliser plant

NSIA to revamp 20 fertilizer-blending plants by 2018

The authority has already revamped 11

Heaps of Anam yam in a Nigerian Market

Prices of foodstuff drop significantly – Survey

A measure (mudu) of maize, which cost N420 before the current harvest period, now goes for N200.

Minister of Foreign Affairs [Photo credit: Bulet International (Nig.) Ltd]

How Nigerian Embassy in Israel squandered N332 million, $493,111, in two years – Audit Report

Embassy staff collected illegal estacode for accompanying pilgrims to religious sites.

Maize

Farmers urge Nigerian govt to stop maize importation

“The federal government must set an immediate time scale to ensure that maize is not imported within months.”

Super eagles celebrating goal

ANALYSIS: Russia 2018: The wind still behind Super Eagles, By Obo Effanga

“It seems the Super Eagles is on an unassailable flight to Russia…”

Maize farm [Photo: HapaKenya]

Nigeria to establish commodities’ certification centres – Ogbeh

Nigeria received 48 notifications from the EU on aflatoxin and other contaminants in the last one year.

Banana Plantation [photo credit: AgroNigeria]

Nigeria moves to increase fruits export to Europe

With the agreement, more Nigerian fruits would have
the opportunity of being re-exported from the Port of Antwerp to
the various European countries.

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Nigeria to stop issuance of fish importation quota – Minister

The minster said fish production has increased by about 50 per cent under the Buhari administration.

LAKE Rice used to illustrate the story

Rice production in Nigeria hits 15 million tonnes — Official

Nigeria Customs Service says it seized 800,000 bags of smuggled rice in Kano and Jigawa states.

Rice Farmers
Photo Credit: Agro Nigeria

Obasanjo, Abdulsalami urge commercial banks to lower interest rates for farmers

“The interest rate of banks in Nigeria is one of the obstacles that are affecting our farmers.”

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SPECIAL REPORT: How new farming initiative is transforming lives in Nasarawa community

“Because of this farm, we can now eat and take care of our family.”