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The Federal Government says it will create jobs for over 758,500 youth across the country under the Youth Employment in Agriculture Programme (YEAP) to boost agricultural productivity. Mrs Karima Babangida, the National Programme Coordinator said this on Tuesday in Katsina...
The Association of Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria (AMLSCN) yesterday cautioned the federal government against accepting the introduction of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) foods in the country as the consequences may affect the nation in the long run. AMLSCN...
Efforts being made by Friesland Campina of the Netherlands to develop the dairy industry, in partnership with the federal government, is a model step. Dazed by the severe impact of revenue loss due to depressed crude oil prices, the Nigerian...
Haske and Williams Limited, a dominant player in the Nigerian agri-business sector has announced its signing of an MoU with FGM Expert Farmer, a global agri-business player based in France. Commenting on the recent development, Oladipo Williams, Executive Vice President,...
The National Agency for Food Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) in Jigawa on Monday urged producers of rice to register with the agency and comply with its rules and regulations. The State’s Coordinator of NAFDAC, Mr. Kunle Olaniran, made the...
The Veterinary Council of Nigeria, VCN, has told fish farmers and livestock owners to immediately relocate to safer areas. This charge was made by the Registrar, VCN, Dr. Markus Avong, at the weekend, while speaking on the alerts on flooding...
President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the Federal Government will sustain concrete measures to diversify the economy by devoting more resources to agriculture in the 2017 budget. The president made this known in a statement issued in Abuja on Sunday...
Jerry Gushop is the Head of Agribusiness, Stanbic IBTC Bank. In this interview with Financial Vanguard, he spoke on the bank’s involvement in agribusiness financing in Nigeria. Specifically, he said the bank has disbursed in excess of N25 billion...
Federal Department of Fisheries on Saturday destroyed 15 containers of frozen fish allegedly belonging to a company, Food Solution Nigeria Limited. According to the Deputy Director of Fisheries, Mrs. Olabisi Adepegba, out of the company’s frozen fish-filled containers, 15 contained...
The recent increase in the cost of poultry feed in the country has been forcing farmers to ration food for their birds. Findings have shown that the cost of ingredients for the composition of poultry feeds, particularly maize, has increased...

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