Imported banana flood Abuja market

Imported banana, with low prices, has flooded Abuja markets, raising concerns about the country’s food security, the livelihoods of banana farmers and traders as well as the health of consumers. An investigation by News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) at various ...

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Nigeria to send back 90 tonnes imported genetically modified maize

The National Biosafety Management Agency, NBMA, said it has, in conjunction with the Nigerian Customs Service, ordered that the genetically modified (GM) maize consignment illegally imported into Nigeria be sent back. Rufus Egbegba, the Director-General of NBMA, said this at ...

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Minister of Agriculture: Nigeria has reserved enough food for 2018 shortages

The Federal Government said on Sunday that it had stocked enough food to address possible shortages in some states in 2018. Audu Ogbeh, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, made the disclosure in Katsina. The minister spoke at the ...

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50kg bag of rice to sell for N6,000

In few months’ time, a 50kg bag of rice will be sold at the rate of N6000. This is according to Aminu Goronyo, national president, Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria. This assertion was made on Wednesday on the sidelines of ...

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FG to investigate export of low quality yam to U.S.

The federal government of Nigeria has said it is in the process of investigating how yam said to be of low quality was exported from Nigeria to the United States of America, USA. Briefing State House correspondents at the end ...

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Farmers to get 4 million bags of fertilizers before end of 2017 – Presidency

The Presidential Fertilizer Initiative, PFI, will deliver 4 million bags of 50kg Nitrogen, Phosphorous and Potassium (NPK) fertilizer to farmers, at an affordable price, before the end of the year. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and ...

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Osinbajo inaugurates 60,000 metric tonnes fertiliser plant in Edo

The Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday in Auchi, Edo State inaugurated the Edo Fertilizer Plant and Chemical Company Limited. The plant, said to have the capacity to produce about 60,000 metric tonnes of fertilizer in a year, was revived ...

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Fresh herdsmen/farmers clash claim 37 lives in Kaduna

A suspected herdsmen and farmers clash in Kajuru local government of Kaduna state, has claimed the lives of about 37 people. It was gathered that trouble ensued when some youth stormed a village in Ungwan Uka to avenge the death ...

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Minister advises critics of FG yam export policy to ‘Grow some yam’

Audu Ogbeh, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, has advised critics of the Federal Government yam export policy to grow the commodity. Addressing journalists in Abuja on Monday, Mr. Ogbeh dismissed the criticisms of the policy, saying the effort ...

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DID YOU KNOW? Human urine better is than fertiliser

“Urine, which most of us consider as waste, is a valuable resource which we can use directly as fertiliser”, says an environmental engineer, Mr Isaac Bryant. “Urine is very safe, hygienic, easy to handle and collect, and easily available,“ Bryant, ...

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