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OBASANJO CHAIRS ZERO HUNGER MEETING IN SOKOTO

Nigeria’s former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo chairs activities of the Nigeria Zero Hunger Forum’s meeting in Sokoto state, beginning from yesterday. The two-day meeting in Sokoto affords participating states in Nigeria the opportunity to peer-review one another, particularly on achievements and steps taken so far since 2016 to bring about zero hunger. The peer Continue Reading
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ASIA HUNGRY FOR WHEAT AMID AUSSIE DROUGHT

Asian flour millers are expected to seek rare wheat shipments from Argentina in coming months as a second year of drought in traditional supplier Australia curbs supplies. At present, Asian wheat importers, including the world’s biggest buyer Indonesia, are buying most of their wheat from the Black Sea region. But Russia and Ukraine are expected to run out of surplus Continue Reading
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FG TO GENERATE N6B FROM CONCESSION OF 20 SILOS

The Federal Executive Council on Wednesday approved a concession of 20 of its 33 silos for private sector operators due to N6 billion. This was reported by the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Audu Ogbe, when he informed the correspondents of the State House about the results of the meeting of the federal executive council. The meeting was chaired […]Continue Reading
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NIGERIA: LAGOS STATE GOVERNMENT’S MEGA RICE MILL TO BE COMMISSIONED IN 2019

As part of effort towards attaining sustainability in rice production in Nigeria, the Government of Lagos State, recently revealed that commissioning of the ongoing 32 metric tons per hour rice mill, in Imota, Ikorodu, would take place in February 2019. Disclosed by the Commissioner for Works, Adebowale Akinsanya, during the state executive council inspection tour […]Continue Reading
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FARMING RESUMES IN TROUBLED KATSINA COMMUNITIES AS SECURITY IMPROVES

Normalcy is gradually returning to troubled Katsina villages neighbouring Kaduna and Zamfara states. This follows the security measures taken against the armed bandits terrorizing the area some months back. Our reporter, who went round some of the villages, observed that farming activities have sprang up and commuters were seen plying Funtua- Birnin Gwari road after […]Continue Reading
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REBUILDING NORTH-EAST: 3,000 DISPLACED FARMERS GET FARM INPUTS

The Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) under the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), in collaboration with the American University of Nigeria (AUN) as an implementing partner, has distributed farm inputs to over 3,000 displaced farmers to mitigate effects of the insurgency in Mubi Local Government Area of Adamawa State. Tagged ‘Food and Continue Reading