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Buhari to Farmers: Rise to the Occasion, We Must Produce What We Eat

Buhari to Farmers: Rise to the Occasion, We Must Produce What We Eat

As this year’s wet season begins, President Muhammadu Buhari has tasked farmers across Nigeria to upscale agricultural activities and produce more food for the country. According to President Buhari, Nigeria must continue to produce what…

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Traders report tomato shortage as pest reappears in Kano

Traders report tomato shortage as pest reappears in Kano

The National President of Tomato Out Growers Association of Nigeria (TOGAN), Abdulahi Ringim, also revealed that Tuta absoluta, one of the most devastating pests affecting tomato crops, reappeared in Kaduna and Katsina states in April.…

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Coronavirus: West African farmers count losses, fear for worse – Report

Coronavirus: West African farmers count losses, fear for worse – Report

The report was produced by the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), when it reached out to some farmers in the sub-region. ICRISAT is an international organisation which conducts agricultural research for…

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PAN: Back Local Poultry Firms, Invigorate Egg Powder Production – Agboola Advises Govt.

PAN: Back Local Poultry Firms, Invigorate Egg Powder Production – Agboola Advises Govt.

The government at all levels has been charged to revitalise the poultry sub-sector and explore the potentials embedded in the industry, as it fast-tracks its mantra of economic diversification. Chairman of the Poultry Association of…

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Erratic rainfall sparks fear of poor, late harvest

Erratic rainfall sparks fear of poor, late harvest

Farmers are concerned that the 2020 rain-fed season is being marred by erratic rainfall from the onset. This time last year crops were already flourishing in farms but for this year, many are struggling to…

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Youths in Ogun broiler project begin sale of chickens

Youths in Ogun broiler project begin sale of chickens

Youths in the Ogun State Broiler project have sold 54,000 broiler birds in an off-taking arrangement. The youth, numbering 54, were the beneficiaries of the project that was inaugurated in December 2019. The sale was…

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Palm biofuel, agro-based pharmaceuticals, others can replace petroleum, says Ikuenobe

Palm biofuel, agro-based pharmaceuticals, others can replace petroleum, says Ikuenobe

Oil palm can fetch Nigeria as much revenue as the crude oil can so said the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Godwin Emefiele. But self-inflicted challenges that de-ranked the country from the…

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COVID-19: Hatchery Firm Decries Mistreatment by Security Operatives, Loses N50m Worth of Chicks

COVID-19: Hatchery Firm Decries Mistreatment by Security Operatives, Loses N50m Worth of Chicks

A poultry firm based in Ibadan, Best Line Hatchery has cried out over the loss of birds worth N50 million, owing to the defiance of security operatives enforcing the lockdown directive at border points of…

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FG Queries Bello over 7bn Building Purchase, Other Transactions as FMARD Perm Sec

FG Queries Bello over 7bn Building Purchase, Other Transactions as FMARD Perm Sec

The Federal Government has queried the permanent secretary of the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology, Dr Mohammed Umar Bello, over “acts of serious misconduct in your former post of permanent secretary in the Federal…

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Regulate Deforestation, Group Urges FG

Regulate Deforestation, Group Urges FG

Agroforestry Development Association has called on the Federal Government to enact a law that regulates incessant felling of trees in the country. This, it said, was critical to meeting the global policy on agroforestry as…