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Government warns Nigerians of the dangers of imported rice
3 weeks ago

Government warns Nigerians of the dangers of imported rice

The federal government has cautioned Nigerians over the unhealthy status of imported rice smuggled into the country.

At a media briefing in Lagos on Monday, Lai Mohammed, minister of information, …
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FORGET BOKO HARAM, Borno farmers create rice pyramid
3 weeks ago

FORGET BOKO HARAM, Borno farmers create rice pyramid

Gov. Kashim Shettima of Borno, on Tuesday called for expansion of Anchor Borrower scheme, to enhance participation in the programme.

Shettima made the call in Maiduguri at the unveiling of …
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FG releases N43.92bn to 330,000 rice farmers
1 month ago

FG releases N43.92bn to 330,000 rice farmers

The Federal Government has released about N43.92 billion (122 million dollars) to 300,000 rice farmers to increase Nigeria’s rice production by additional two million tonnes in 2018.

Minister of Women …
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PDP demand apology and Audu Ogbeh’s resignation over FALSE rice statement
1 month ago

PDP demand apology and Audu Ogbeh’s resignation over FALSE rice statement

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has urged the Minister of Agriculture, Audu Ogbeh, to apologise to Nigerians and resign for making false claims on Thailand closing down its rice mills …
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Bagudu vows to deliver local rice below N10000
2 months ago

Bagudu vows to deliver local rice below N10000

Governor Abubakar Bagudu of Kebbi says the state will work together with farmers and millers under the Federal Government’ Anchor Borrower Programme to deliver local rice below N10,000 per bag.


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BOA disburses N262bn to farmers
2 months ago

BOA disburses N262bn to farmers

Alhaji Kabir Adamu, Managing Director, Bank of Agriculture (BOA), says the bank has disbursed N262 billion to 140,000 farmers through Anchor Borrower Scheme in three years.

Adamu, who disclosed this …
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Reason why tomato growers have lost over N1bn in Kano
3 months ago

Reason why tomato growers have lost over N1bn in Kano

Tomato growers in Kano state have lost over N1 billion due to the recent closure of Tiga dam by the Hadeja-Jama’are River Basin Development Authority (HJRBDA).

The Secretary General of …
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Agriculture has created over 6 million jobs under Buhari – Audu Ogbeh
3 months ago

Agriculture has created over 6 million jobs under Buhari – Audu Ogbeh

NIGERIA – Minister of agriculture and rural development, Audu Ogbeh, on Monday said agriculture sector has created six million jobs in the in the last two years.

The minister was reacting …
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Nigeria targets export of 480 tonnes of yam monthly in 2018
3 months ago

Nigeria targets export of 480 tonnes of yam monthly in 2018

The federal government has said it is targeting to export about 480 tonnes of yam, equivalent to 20 container monthly in 2018.

The Technical Committee on Nigeria Yam Export Programme revealed …
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DID YOU KNOW? Artificially ripen fruits cause cancer
4 months ago

DID YOU KNOW? Artificially ripen fruits cause cancer

A Clinical Mentor, Dr Mustapha Bature of Kebbi State Primary Health Care Development Agency, has warned that consumption of fruits such as mango, banana, pawpaw and plantain, artificially ripened by …
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