Agriculture

Ekiti state to partner Brazil on agribusiness, monorail, BRT — Gov.Fayemi

Ekiti state government, on Monday, said it had concluded plans to enter into partnership with a Brazilian organization, Africa –Brazil International Forum, in agribusiness, monorail and Bus Rapid Transit (BRT). Gov. Kayode Fayemi, who...

Bird flu outbreak: Over 10,000 birds destroyed in Jos –PAN

The Poultry Association of Nigeria (PAN), Plateau state chapter, has said that over 10,000 birds had been destroyed in Jos as a result of the outbreak of bird flu, according Mrs Nanji Gambo, the Public Relations Officer of...

UNILORIN researchers develop new maize breed

Researchers in the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ilorin have developed a new breed of maize, named ILOMAZ-1. Prof. Gbolagade Adesiji, a former Ag. Dean of the Faculty, announced the new development to newsmen...

Gov. Abiodun promises to help farmers to boost food production

Gov. Dapo Abiodun of Ogun says his administration will help small holder farmers and those in the agriculture value-chain businesses to boost food production and in-turn realise maximum profit. Abiodun made the assertion while  inaugurating...

World Soil Day: Institute warns against unsustainable soil management practices

The Nigeria Institute of Soil Science (NISS) has warned against unsustainable soil management practices like misuse of agro-chemicals, soil sealing, pollution and increased fire frequency.NISS’s Registrar, Prof. Victor Chude, gave the warning...

LASG to increase fish production by 60,000 metric tons in 2021

The Lagos State Government says it will increase fish production by at least 60,000 metric tons to bridge the huge deficit in the sector and meet the state’s demand for fish. The state Commissioner...

Kwara govt identifies measures to boost food security

AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, has said the administration is putting in place various measures and collaborating with different stakeholders to ensure zero hunger and boost food security in the state. The governor gave this assurance on Sunday at a food summit organised...

FG reiterates commitment to tackle food insecurity

The federal Government has reiterated its commitment to tackling food insecurity and ensure Nigeria becomes a sovereign nation in Africa through its green alternative programme. Alhaji Muhammad Nanono, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, made this known in Abuja...

Sokoto Govt, ABU Zaria partner on large-scale irrigation

The Sokoto State Government has said it would collaborate with the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria, on irrigation across the state for dry season farming. Gov. Aminu Tambuwal made this known in a meeting with the Vice-Chancellor, Ahmadu Bello...

Borno has potential to lead in rice production – RIFAN

Borno has the capacity to deliver Nigeria’s rice requirements with continuous support by the Federal Government, Alhaji Bulama Maina, the Chairman of Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN) has said. Maina made this known on Thursday in an interview...
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China lifts 770 million rural people out of poverty

More than 770 million of China's rural population living below the current poverty line have been raised...
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Facility upgrade begins in Oro General Hospital soon, says Kwara Gov

By Steve Oni, Ilorin Kwara State would commence the upgrade and equipping of the Oro General Hospital in Irepodun...

Why price of cement is high in Nigeria -Dangote

The management of Dangote Cement Plc. says a bag of cement from its factories and plants in Obajana and Gboko  N2,450, and...

Ondo Govt Petitions Police Over Former Deputy’s Refusal to Return Govt Vehicles

The Ondo State Government, on Tuesday, petitioned the state Commissioner of Police, Salami Bolaji, over the refusal of the former deputy governor,...

House of Reps adjourns to honor late members

The House of Representatives on Tuesday adjourned plenary for seven legislative days in honour of two of their colleagues’ who died during...