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For some, Kebbi State is the rice capital of Nigeria. Home to hundreds of thousands of rice farmers with over 500,000 hectares of rice farmlands, the story of rice in the state is, however multidimensional. A first time visitor to...
Delta State governor Ifeanyi Okowa has urged rice farmers to increase their production to meet with the needs of Nigerians. The Governor made the call at Akwukwu-Igbo during a town hall meeting with people of Oshimili North local government area...
Farmers in Zamfara have expressed concern over the invasion of pests, especially the caterpillar that destroys new germinating plants. The Secretary of the All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN), Zamfara chapter, Alhaji Tanko Kura, stated this in an interview with News...
The tomato pest, Tuta Absoluta, which has been ravaging tomato farms in many states since last year has resurfaced in Gombe State, resulting in huge losses to the farmers. The affected areas are Boltungo and Zambuk in Yamaltu Deba and...
The Jigawa State government has launched a ground breaking ceremony preparatory to the take-off of a sugar estate to be developed by a Chinese investor despite protests by the local land owners, whose land were seized for the project. The...
The four Chinese fertilizer blending companies sited in Nasarawa State are expected commence operations in the next 45 days, in efforts to meet up with farm season, it has been revealed. As part of effort to revamp agriculture in the...
New onions have flooded various markets in Katsina State, forcing its price down by about 50%. Our reporter, who visited markets in some parts of the state, observed that a bag of onions that sold for N6,000 and N8,000 some...
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh has said food prices have remained high because the nation’s currency value fell by almost 80 per cent in two years. The minister who spoke in an exclusive interview with...
Gombe State Governor, Alhaji Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo, on Tuesday returned to a rousing welcome after a six-week absence from the state with an assurance that the state will be flooded with fertiliser this farming season. The governor, who handed over...
Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State has said that his administration will establish a ranch in Uruan area of the state that would accommodate about 2,000 cows to be imported from Mexico. The governor made this known at the...

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