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Ogun State launches own rice, with a market price of N11,500
1 year ago

Ogun State launches own rice, with a market price of N11,500

The Government of Ogun State has launched its locally produced rice with a market price of N11,500.

While formally unveiling the rice produced and bagged in Ogun at the Asero …
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Imported banana flood Abuja market
1 year ago

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.


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Nigeria to send back 90 tonnes imported genetically modified maize
1 year ago

Nigeria to send back 90 tonnes imported genetically modified maize

By  •  Agriculture, HEALTH

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 …
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Minister of Agriculture: Nigeria has reserved enough food for 2018 shortages
1 year ago

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, …
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50kg bag of rice to sell for N6,000
1 year ago

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.


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FG to investigate export of low quality yam to U.S.
1 year ago

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 …
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Farmers to get 4 million bags of fertilizers before end of 2017 – Presidency
1 year ago

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.


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Osinbajo inaugurates 60,000 metric tonnes fertiliser plant in Edo
1 year ago

Osinbajo inaugurates 60,000 metric tonnes fertiliser plant in Edo

By  •  Agriculture, LOCAL

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 …
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Fresh herdsmen/farmers clash claim 37 lives in Kaduna
2 years ago

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 …
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Minister advises critics of FG yam export policy to ‘Grow some yam’
2 years ago

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

By  •  Agriculture, LOCAL

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. …
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