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Buhari inaugurates rice factory in Calabar
3 weeks ago

Buhari inaugurates rice factory in Calabar

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday commissioned the automated rice seed and seedling factory in Cross Rivers State capital, Calabar.

He applauded the Cross Rivers state Governor, Ben Ayade, over his …
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AfDB approves $100m to boost fertilizer production in Nigeria

The African Development Bank (AfDB) says it has approved 100 million dollars senior loan to Nigerian firm, Indorama Eleme Fertilizer and Chemicals Limited, to support production of Fertilizer in Nigeria.


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Bauchi State procures 10,000 tonnes of fertilizer
2 months ago

Bauchi State procures 10,000 tonnes of fertilizer

The Bauchi State Government says it has procured over 10,000 tonnes of fertiliser for the 2018 farming season. Gov. Mohammed Abubakar said this in Bauchi on Tuesday, while launching fertiliser …
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Government warns Nigerians of the dangers of imported rice
4 months 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
4 months 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
4 months 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
4 months 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
5 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
5 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
6 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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