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President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the Federal Government is determined to significantly reduce the very high bill for importation of food products to Nigeria. At a bilateral meeting with the Prime Minister of Denmark, Mr. Lars Rasmussen in Washington...
The Nisi Agro Alide Services, an agricultural NGO, on Thursday urged the Federal Government to invest in and provide high yield rice seedlings to farmers, to facilitate self-sufficiency in rice production in the country. The Project Coordinator of the organisation,...
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, has said that his greatest challenge since assuming office in November 2015 is convincing the Nigerian elite on the need to support investment in agriculture. Also, the Bill & Melinda...
An NGO; Nigeria Young Professionals Forum (NYPF), yesterday launched its long awaited 500 Million naira seed grants for young entrepreneurs and youths between the ages of 18 and 40, tagged the Young Entrepreneurs and students grant (YESgrants). The YES grant...
The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has re-introduced the restriction order on importation of rice through land borders across the country. The Comptroller-General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ali (rtd), who has declared zero tolerance for rice imports via land borders, approved...
The newly-established Dangote Tomato Processing Factory in Kadawa, Kano State has the capacity to process 120 tonnes of fresh tomatoes per day at full capacity, an official has said. The Managing Director of the company, Alhaji Abdulkadir Kaita, said in...
THE United Nations Environmental Programme, UNEP, has lamented that the Nigerian government spent about $1 billion on importation of tomato paste. The African Regional Coordinator of UNEP, Dr. Richard Munang, who made the revelation, weekend, during the official inauguration of...
Indications have emerged that the ban on exportation of beans produce to the European Union countries, EU, imposed on Nigeria by the European Food Safety Authority, will be lifted by June this year. The development came weekend following the visit...
As part of efforts to grow more indigenous entrepreneurs, encourage the culture of self-reliance and deepen the Nigeria economy, the Nigerian Young Professionals Forum (NYPF) in partnership with Heritage Bank and its development partners is set to launch a...
The Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, Sen. Heineken Lokpobori, said the Federal Government will provide 73 motorised harvesters for farmers to boost oil palm production in the country. This is contained in a statement signed by the...

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