Agriculture

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...

Gombe egg dealers seek more investment in poultry farming

Some egg dealers in Gombe State have advised farmers to invest more in poultry farming to boost egg production to meet local demand in the state. They spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Gombe on Thursday. A dealer...

Vegetable Sellers Boss Want Members To Pay Levy

By Sule  ALIYU,   Bauchi Chairman, Bauchi State Branch of the National Association of Fruits & Vegetables’ Sellers (Gwari), Umar Mu’azu Kaura has advised those he tagged ‘unrecognized’ market traders group in Bauchi to withdraw their threat of not paying market...

High Cost of Garri: Enugu Residents Turn To Cassava Farming

By Ijeoma Ogbu, Enugu Many residents of Enugu, particularly those living on the outskirts of the city, have embarked on cassava farming due to the high cost of “garri” in the market. “Garri” which is processed cassava flakes is a popular...
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World AIDS DAY: 1.6m Nigerians die of AIDS — UNAIDS

Dr Erasmus Morah, the Country Representative, Joint UN Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS), says no fewer...
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Court remands 3 suspected killers of Benue prophet

A Chief Magistrates’ Court in Makurdi on Monday ordered that three persons, who allegedly killed one Jacob Uhembe, a `prophet’ be remanded...

Ban on illegal use of siren, unauthorized tinted glass cars still in force – Police

The Ebonyi Police Command has said that the ban on the illegal use of siren, use of tinted glass vehicles without permit...

NCNE trains 120 Kano youths on Livestock development, others

The National Commission for Nomadic Education (NCNE) has organised a three-day training for 120 youths on skills acquisition  in order to create...

Renewed cult clash in Ebonyi communities claims 4 lives

Four persons have been reportedly shot dead in Oriuzo, and Onueke in Ezza North and Ezza South Local Government Areas of Ebonyi...