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The Minister of Agriculture, Chief Audu Ogbeh yesterday expressed the federal government’s desire to address the foreign exchange (forex) challenges faced by exporters, disclosing that the ministry is in talks with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) concerning the...
The Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri has said that Nigeria provides about 70 per cent of the seeds used in West Africa. The Minister who made the assertion while on a familiarisation visit to...
The Minister of Agriculture, Chief Audu Ogbeh yesterday said that the current economic situation in the country is the result of laziness of Nigerians to go into agriculture. Ogbeh stated this in Abakaliki during the launch of "One-man one hectare"...
The country spends N30.5bn every year to import honey from China, the Federal Government has said. It also stated that some of the imported products were not real honey as they often come out after careful analysis as sugar syrup. The...
Nigeria plans to capitalize its state-owned Bank of Agriculture with N1 trillion ($3.2 billion) and will allow the lender to take deposits as Africa’s most-populous nation seeks to boost farming output and reduce food imports. “We are looking at 25...
The Federal Government through the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh on Thursday inaugurated the Inter-Ministerial Working Group on Agriculture and Nutrition. Chief Ogbeh at the inauguration stressed the need for improved agriculture and nutrition, saying” food...
The federal government has approved measures to force down the prices of food in the market. The minister of Agriculture, Audu Ogbeh disclosed this to State House Correspondents after the federal executive meeting presided over by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo...
The Federal Government has appropriated the sum of N4.1 billion to buy grains for the strategic food reserves. There are 33 silos scattered across the country. The measure is also expected to shoreup the prices of food commodities. The amount represents...
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, has pledged the federal government’s support of local food producers to meet the growing challenge of feeding the nation. Ogbeh gave the assurance in Lagos after his familiarisation visit to...
The minister of Agriculture, Chief Audu Ogbeh, at the weekend, said the country would not experience famine next year contrary to fears in some quarters. The minister said though it is true that some neighbouring countries are buying off grains...

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