Tuesday 21 August, 2018
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Navy has intercepted a ship smuggling contraband rice into Nigeria from Cameroon. The seizure came as Nigeria resolves to shut its border over rice smuggling. The vessel carrying 2,860 bags of foreign rice was intercepted over the weekend by...

By Administrator on Jun 18th, 2018

The Emir of Zazzau, Alhaji Shehu Idris, says the Federal Government’s focus on agriculture is yielding positive results. The traditional ruler stated this while addressing his subjects on the occasion of the Eid-el-Fitr held at his palace...

By Administrator on Jun 15th, 2018

Chief Audu Ogbeh, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, says Nigeria’s agricultural export earnings have increased by 180 per cent, reaching over N5 billion in the last one year. Ogbeh said this in Abuja on Thursday when the ministry...

By Administrator on Jun 15th, 2018

Nigeria has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with John Deere Tractor Manufacturing Company on the procurement of tractors and the provision of farm mechanisation services. Chief Audu Ogbeh, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development,...

By Administrator on Jun 15th, 2018

About 2,850 youths drawn at 50 youths per council, across all the 57 local governments and local council development areas in Lagos State, would participate in a mechanised training to be organised by the Lagos State Government in collaboration...

By Administrator on Jun 7th, 2018

For daring to wander from its herd in Bulgaria and straying into Serbia, a non EU-country, a pregnant cow has been sentenced to death. Penka, due to give birth in about three weeks, walked away from her herd near the Bulgarian village of Kopilovtsi...

By Administrator on Jun 2nd, 2018

Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River said that the State Rice City Project is expected to generate at least N70 billion yearly with full federal government patronage. Ayade made the forecast during a test run of the project at the Ayade Industrial...

By Administrator on May 19th, 2018

The back to the farm mantra of the President Muhmmadu Buhari led government is gaining traction as more and more eminent Nigerians returning to agriculture and embracing mixed farming as an extra income earning venture or a past time. Dogara,...

By Administrator on May 7th, 2018

The Technical Sub-Committee set up by the National Economic Council (NEC) Working Group has recommended the adoption of ranching in some of the states affected by farmers/herdsmen clashes as a sustainable solution to the conflicts. Contrary...

By Administrator on Apr 27th, 2018

Contrary to insinuations, the 6779 metric tons (about N2.4b) rice donated to the Nigerian government by China were not missing after all. The first batch of the cleared relief materials had been warehouses in Maiduguri and Yola. Also, the Ministry...

By Administrator on Apr 25th, 2018
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