Agriculture

More youth inclusion in modern agriculture will bolster economy – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged agencies involved in agriculture to include youth in driving modern methods of farming. The president stated this in Abuja on Tuesday when he inaugurated the National Young Farmers Scheme designed by the National Agricultural Land...

FG constructs 65km access roads to boost agriculture in Kano State

The Federal Government has embarked on the construction of 65 kilometre access roads in Rano, Kibiya and Bunkure Local Government Areas of Kano State, to encourage agricultural production. Alhaji Kabir Alhassan-Rurum (APC- Rano/Kibiya/Bunkure Federal Constituency) stated this in an interview...

ActionAid urges govts to improve investment in agriculture

ActionAid has urged the three tiers of government to improve on agricultural financing especially in intelligent technologies to increase productivity and efficiency by farmers in order to ensure food security. Ms Constance Okeke, Project Manager, Public Financing of Agriculture (PFA)...

World Food Day: Lagos govt. tasks secondary school students on agriculture

The Lagos State Acting Commissioner for Agriculture, Ms Abisola Olusanya has urged secondary school students to embrace agriculture during their adulthood. Olusanya spoke at World Food Day School Quiz Competition organized by the ministry on Tuesday as part of activities...

FG to create 5m jobs in agricultural sector -Minister

The Federal Government is to create about five to 10 million jobs in the agricultural sector through the Agriculture for Food and Job Plan (AFJP). Alhaji Muhammad Nanono, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, said this on Tuesday in Abuja...

Obaseki Reveals Plans To Raise New Generation Of Farmers In Edo

By Ikhili Ebalu, Benin City Edo State Government has announced plans to raise a new generation of farmers who will set the pace for agricultural revolution in the State. Governor Godwin Obaseki dropped the hint when he paid on-the-spot assessment...
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Trader in court for allegedly beating up, injuring neighbour

A 35-year-old man, Gadafi Ibrahim, on Wednesday appeared in a Kaduna Chief Magistrates’ Court, for allegedly beating...
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Army disowns video clip on security operations in Imo

The Nigerian Army has disowned a social media video clip concerning its ongoing internal security in Orlu, Imo.Col. Aliyu Yusuf, Deputy Director,...

Decline of new COVID-19 cases is slowing down -WHO

The global number of new COVID-19 cases fell by 11 per cent to 2.4 million last week, a lower rate than in...

‘Je ka kawe’ will be put to maximum use — LASUBEB

The Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board (LASUBEB) says it will put to optimum use, ‘Je ka Kawe’, an Early Grade Reading...

Taxi driver in court for allegedly swindling passenger of N63,000

A 50-year-old taxi driver, Francis Nwaoha, on Wednesday appeared in a Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly swindling his a...