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Okowa urges full participation in agric

Delta state Governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, has advocated for Nigerians’ full participation in the development of the agriculture sector in order to diversify and improve the nation’s economy. Speaking during the valedictory Thanksgiving Service of the Outgoing local government council ...

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IFAD-CASP to empower 727,000 in 7 states

By John Oba Abuja International Food and Agriculture Development (IFAD), Climate Adaptation and Agribusiness Support Programme (CASP), National Programme Coordinator, Mr. Muhammed Idah, has revealed that the organisation as commenced the empowerment of 727,000 direct farmers in seven northern states. ...

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Returning Yobe IDPs record bumper harvests

Returning Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Yobe state, especially those who came from Gujba and Gulani local government areas of the state, have recorded bumper harvest during this year’s farming season. Our correspondent, who visited the two local governments, reports ...

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Groups drag FG to court over GMO permit

Seventeen Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) have dragged the federal government before an Abuja Federal High Court, over permits issued by the National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) for GMO Cotton and GMO Maize in Nigeria. Th e groups in a document asked ...

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LGs key to agric growth—ALGON

Nigeria can only develop through agriculture with the active involvement of the local government councils, the outgoing President of Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON), Hon. Ibrahim Karaye, has said.   In a press statement issued in Abuja yesterday, the ALGON President noted that the development ...

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NGO urges increased participation in agric

Founder of a multipurpose cooperative society, Ishiba Development and Empowerment Centre, Mrs. Elizabeth Praise, has urged Nigerians, especially those living at the grassroots, to embrace agriculture and make farming a priority in the nation’s quest to diversify the economy away ...

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Farmers dare FG: Stop maize importation

Nigeria Farmers Group and Cooperative Societies have asked the federal government to set a timeline to ban the importation of maize into the country. Th e group’s National Coordinator, Redson Tedheke, said this yesterday in an interview with the News ...

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Farmers urge FG to stop maize importation

Nigeria Farmers Group and Cooperative Society yesterday urged the federal government to set a time line to ban the importation of maize into the country. The group’s National Coordinator, Redson Tedheke, said in an interview with the News Agency of ...

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Oniha: New era at DMO

  Th e Nigerian economy is set to be exposed to a fresh chapter of growth and development that would be as challenging as it would be rewarding with the appointment of Ms. Patience Oniha Director-General of the Debt Management ...

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FCT farmers get N24m soybeans inputs

Th e Farmers Empowerment Association (FEA), Abuja, an umbrella body of the whole farmers cooperatives in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), has distributed N24 million worth of soybeans inputs to it members for the planting season. Speaking with Blueprint during ...

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…Regrets cocoa sector neglect

 President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed regrets over the neglect of the cocoa sector over the years, saying his administration would work to re-position it and other non-oil export commodities. Buhari said this yesterday at the First International Cocoa Summit organised ...

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NASC boss warns on unwholesome practices

Director-General, National Agricultural Seeds Council (NASC), Dr. Philip Olusegun Ojo, has warned stakeholders in the seed industry against unwholesome practices, saying the Council “will bite those engaging in the production, packaging and selling of fake seeds.” Ojo gave the warning ...

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