Nigeria’s agric agencies failed to account for N350 million – Audit Report
The report said 423 payments totalling N210.9 million were made without payment vouchers and internal audit checks at the oil palm research firm.
SPECIAL REPORT: Ogoni fishermen, farmers lament continued effects of environmental pollution
Farmers and fishermen lament the toll oil spills have taken on their livelihood.
Border closure saves Nigeria’s poultry industry N50 billion – Official
The multiplier effect of the border closure has also reflected on the upsurge in the operations along the value chain, he said.
What AfDB is doing to support Africa’s growth, development – Adesina
Bank expects electricity grids of 14 ECOWAS countries to be connected by 2020.
University of Ilorin lecturer builds rice harvesters, locust bean processors
Joshua Olaoye’s other designs include melon shelling, cowpea threshing and sugarcane juice extracting machines.
Nigeria Customs takes precautionary measure as cattle disease hits Niger Republic
Nigeria routinely imports sheep and cattle from neighbouring Niger Republic
Catfish farmers want permanent closure of Nigeria’s land borders
“If the borders are our problem despite the presence of control posts and officers paid to man such posts, let it be closed for eternity.”
Abuja vegetable farmers lament destruction of crops, lack of seedlings
While the perennial herders-farmers crisis has subsided in recent months, vegetable farmers in the federal capital say the problem remains and complain about the lack of attention from the government.
Nigerian govt unveils fresh anti-poverty programme, to commence in Niger Delta
The official also said the government plans to replicate the project in the other geo-political zones.
Why Nigeria’s Bank of Agriculture is still in distress – Minister
“If you are to sell the Bank of Agriculture now, you have to look at some portfolios.”
APC Senator criticises Central Bank of Nigeria’s operations
The senator also asks the CBN to transfer the Anchor Borrowers Programme to the agriculture ministry.
Rice farmers urge Nigerian govt to sustain border closure
“The border closure is a right step in the right direction because it is already increasing wealth among farmers.”
While Nigeria keeps mum, Dutch govt acts on Premium Times investigation of FrieslandCampina WAMCO
A senior official for the Dutch foreign affairs ministry, said the child labour which PREMIUM TIMES’ reported in the Nigerian supply chain of FrieslandCampina, is taken “seriously”.
Child Labour: After Premium Times’ investigation, FrieslandCampina appoints UK firm for social audit
The company said it is committed to “preventing and eliminating” child labour in its supply chain based on relevant local and international laws and conventions.
UPDATED: NLTP: Nigerian government turning grazing reserves into ranches
141 of the 416 grazing reserves across Nigeria with a total of 3.4 million hectares of land have been gazetted for the exercise, says an official.
CBN’s intervention in agriculture, manufacturing saved Nigeria N1.3 trillion in import bills – Official
CBN says its intervention in agriculture and manufacturing is targeted at improving local production of rice, fish, sugar and wheat.
INVESTIGATION: How child labour boosts milk production at FrieslandCampina in Nigeria
A PREMIUM TIMES’ investigation shows that farmers who supply raw milk to FrieslandCampina, producers of Peak Milk and Three Crown, routinely use children for the most vital processes.
Nigerian government trains women farmers in financial literacy
80 women picked from across the six geo-political zones are p[articipating in the project.
SPECIAL REPORT: Inside Oyo’s garri-producing community that lacks basic amenities
Residents of Olorunda in Oyo State have never had electricity. There is also no school, hospital, potable water and others in the community.
FAO partners Nigerian govt to fight antibiotic resistance in animals
The global agency announced this on Tuesday in Abuja.
INTERVIEW: Why local rice costs as much as imported rice — Expert
A senior rice specialist at the Africa Rice Centre explains what the government can do to reduce cost.