Nigerians not regretting our Back-to-the -land policy, Buhari tells ex-PM of Ethiopia

The focus on agriculture by the current government is paying off handsomely, and Nigerians are not regretting it, President Muhammadu Buhari has said. The President spoke Friday at State House, Abuja, while receiving in audience former Prime Minister of Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, His Excellency Ato Hailemariam Dessalegn Boshe. He added: “We needed to go back to the land, as petroleum could no longer … Continue reading Nigerians not regretting our Back-to-the -land policy, Buhari tells ex-PM of Ethiopia

FG committed to revamping food systems to ensure a nourished population – Osinbajo

The Federal Government has stated its commitment to revamp the nation’s food systems as a means of ensuring a healthy and nourished population, and also lift Nigerians out of poverty. Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo disclosed in Abuja on Tuesday at the National Consolidatory Dialogue, for the UN Food Systems Summit that defining a robust food system would also address the problem of poverty. The … Continue reading FG committed to revamping food systems to ensure a nourished population – Osinbajo

Chidinma/Ataga : Health experts warn against the abuse of roofies, others

…. Say food cooked with paracetamol can damage kidney,liver Public health experts and anti-substance abuse campaigners have warned of the dangers of drug abuse on the occasion of the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. They also cautioned Nigerians, especially food vendors, to desist from the practice of using paracetamol as tenderiser in cooking meat and beans, saying it can cause kidney and … Continue reading Chidinma/Ataga : Health experts warn against the abuse of roofies, others

Ortom flags off the free distribution of improved seedlings to Benue farmers

Benue State Government has flagged off the distribution of improved seedlings to farmers in the state as a way of promoting commercial agriculture. Governor Samuel Ortom while flagging off the distribution at the Bureau for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, on Thursday, harped on the need for the state to engage in aggressive farming to enhance food security and add value to agricultural production for … Continue reading Ortom flags off the free distribution of improved seedlings to Benue farmers

At Banki Town, Zulum Receives UN Officials for Assessment

… Shares Food to 18,100 Returnees, Spends Night Borno State Governor, Babagana Umara Zulum, passed Tuesday night in Banki town of Bama Local Government Area where he received officials of the United Nations (UN) led by Edward Kallon, UN Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria. Banki is a major commercial town bordering Nigeria and Cameroon. The UN officials, who include UNDP’s country representative, were … Continue reading At Banki Town, Zulum Receives UN Officials for Assessment

CBN shares 27,000mt of rice paddies to millers

…To crash rice price Following the escalating price of rice in the market, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and and the Rice farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN) are set to distribute 27,000 metric tonnes of rice paddies directly to millers nationwide on Thursday, June 24. The move to crash the of the staple food, that is fast becoming unaffordable in many homes. According to … Continue reading CBN shares 27,000mt of rice paddies to millers

Kaduna partners investors for industrial park

Kaduna State partners investors for industrial park, retail and ranching as groundbreaking is done for Green Economic Zone I am delighted to report that amidst our challenges, investors continue to recognise and respond to our clear commitment to partner with the private sector to create the jobs that will help us reduce poverty and accelerate the development of Kaduna State. Today, the Kaduna State Government, … Continue reading Kaduna partners investors for industrial park

NYSC signs MoU with NALDA to boost Agric productivity

The National Youth Service Corps has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the National Agricultural Land Development Authority to boost food production in the country. NYSC Director-General, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim during the signing of the MoU at the NYSC National Directorate Headquarters in Abuja, on Wednesday, commended NALDA for recently training sixty-eight Corps Members as Soil Doctors and Extension Service Workers. He also lauded … Continue reading NYSC signs MoU with NALDA to boost Agric productivity

Open Grazing: Northern Governors Adopt New Strategy

The Northern Governors Forum (NGF) has adopted the National Livestock Transformation Programme to address the problems associated with the practice of open grazing. The Chairman of the forum, Dr Simon Lalong, while speaking at the 7th annual Sir Ahmadu Bello Memorial Lecture in Kaduna, called on the federal government to release funds to willing states to start. He noted that some states have already begun … Continue reading Open Grazing: Northern Governors Adopt New Strategy

Rivers will divest its equity share in Rivers State Cassava processing company – Wike

…announces availability of seed money for any 1hectare of land cultivating cassava in Rivers Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike says seed money has been earmarked by his administration to encourage massive cultivation of cassava across the State. Governor Wike made the promise at the inauguration of the Rivers State Cassava Processing Plant at Afam Town in Oyigbo Local Government Area of the State … Continue reading Rivers will divest its equity share in Rivers State Cassava processing company – Wike