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 The All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN), Niger chapter, said on Monday that inability of farmers in the state to get fertiliser at subsidised rate might lead to poor yields. Alhaji Shehu Yusuf, AFAN Chairman in the state, made this...
The governments of Lagos and Kebbi States have signed a joint venture agreement for the establishment of a modern and commercially viable rice mill complex aimed at increasing Nigeria’s capacity to grow and produce rice for local consumption and...
The European Union has extended its ban on importation of dried beans from Nigeria by three years. Dr Vincent Isegbe, the Coordinating Director, Nigeria Agricultural Quarantine Service (NAQS), disclosed this Thursday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria...
The volume of imported rice coming in through one of the nation’s seaports has drastically declined due to dollar scarcity, with government revenue in form of duty falling sharply in the process. The importation of rice, a major staple in...
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mr. Audu Ogbeh, yesterday confirmed the outbreak of a fresh pest attack on the maize crop, particularly in the South-west and Edo State by a disease identified as ‘Armyworm’ which causes wanton...
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, yesterday told the Senate Committee on Agriculture that the health of many Nigerians is threatened by the daily consumption of items such as pure water and smuggled frozen chicken...
A Soil Scientists, Prof. Lateef Taiwo and his team at the Institute of Agricultural Research and Training (IAR&T), Ibadan, have detected Armyworms devastating maize farms around South-West ecology. Taiwo made this known in an interview with the News Agency of...
A stakeholder in the tomato sector and the Chief Executive Officer of Erisco Foods, Chief Eric Umeofia, has said that with $100m annual investment in tomato processing, Nigeria will have enough for local consumption and export. Umeofia, who spoke in...
The management of the Benson Idahosa University, Edo State, on Wednesday said that it has concluded plans to produce 800,000 tonnes of tomatoes‎ to cushion the effects the shortage of the fruit in the country. The statement came nearly 24...
The fishermen operating in the Atlantic coastline, have urged President Muhammadu Buhari to wade into the issue of outstanding oil spill compensation for them. Rev. Samuel Ayadi, the Niger Delta Coordinator of Artisan Fishermen Association of Nigeria (ARFAN), made this...

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