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WHY CASSAVA FLOUR INCLUSION POLICY HAS FAILED, BY AUDU OGBEH

The immediate past Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, in Abuja on May 27, a day before his handover. He shared his up and down moments; explained herder-farmer crises, how insurgencies and kidnappings affect food production, latest issues about Bank of Agriculture, cattle ranch development, the cassava flour policy failure and the […]Continue Reading
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INFLUX OF FAKE TITUS FISH TROUBLES FARMERS, MARKETERS

• It Has Horrible Taste-Vendor • FG Should Pass Fisheries Laws And Regulations- Ashagye, • We Want Outright Ban On Importation-TADAN • It is Caused By Corruption-Oyekoya Consumers and other stakeholders in the fish industry are worried by influx of ‘counterfeit’ Mackerel fish, popularly called Titus fish into the Nigerian market. Mackerel fish is an […]Continue Reading
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FERTILIZER POLICY HAS REDUCED PRICE FROM N13,000 TO N5,500, VP CLAIMS

Vice-president Yemi Osinbajo has said fertilizer blending programme in collaboration with Morocco has led to establishment of 11 blending plants with a capacity of 2.1 million and a price drop from N13,000 per 50kg bag to N5,500. He disclosed this while delivering a convocation lecture at the University of Lagos (UNILAG) recently. He added that […]Continue Reading
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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