Agriculture

Wet Season Farming: FG to distribute farm inputs to farmers

The Federal Government says it will soon commence the distribution of agricultural inputs to Nigerian farmers for the 2021 Wet Season farming. Mr Theodore Ogaziechi , Director of Information, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and...

Prices of root and tuber crops increase in FCT markets

The prices of root and tuber crops like yam and Irish potatoes have gone up in some markets in the FCT ahead of Sallah celebration. However, prices of foodstuffs like rice, beans, and garri...

Kebbi, NNPC cassava-ethanol production programme excites Gov Bagudu

Gov. Abubakar  Bagudu has expressed gratitude that the State -NNPC Cassava-based Ethanol production has blossomed successfully. Our correspondent reports that ethanol is a biofuel processed from starchy crops like Maize and Cassava and can be...

May Day : Bauchi workers want agric loan facilities

Workers in Bauchi State under the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) have called on the state government to support them with agricultural loan facilities for the 2021 raining season. Mr Danjuma Saleh, Chairman NLC Bauchi...

Experts seek large firms inclusion in agriculture space

Experts on Thursday called for the inclusion of large firms to the nation’s current smallholder farming system to drive Nigeria’s agricultural sector to its maximum capacity. The experts made the call at the Institute of...

Kwara launches 500 hectares Youth Farm Scheme per LG

By Steve Oni, Ilorin In a move to boost food security in Kwara State, the state government has launched a pilot scheme of 500 hectares tagged 'Farm Kwara' in Ifelodun local government area of...

Potato support project empowers 220 farmers in Plateau

Mr Thomas Muopshin, Project Coordinator, Plateau Potato Value Chain Support Project says the project has provided training and equipment to 220 farmers to boost potato farming in the state. Muopshin disclosed this in an...

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...
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Wet Season Farming: FG to distribute farm inputs to farmers

The Federal Government says it will soon commence the distribution of agricultural inputs to Nigerian farmers for...
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COVID-19: NCDC records 1 death, 44 new infections

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported one more death in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of deaths...

Attack on Abia INEC office needless, says Orji Kalu

The Chief Whip of the Senate, Sen. Orji Kalu, has condemned the attack on Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) office in Ohafia...

Eid-el-Fitr: Northern governors urge prayers, peace

The Northern Governors Forum has called for more prayers for the unity, peace and progress of the nation, as Muslim faithful mark...

Eld el-Fitr: Ondo residents will feel our presence everywhere – police

Ondo State Police Command has assured residents of the state of adequate security during and after Eid el-Fitr celebration.