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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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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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Ogbeh tasks Southern Kaduna on change

By Abubakar labaran Kafanchan Minister of Agriculture, Chief Audu Ogbeh, has tasked the people of Southern Kaduna to shun all tendencies that will hinder actualising meaningful change in their lives. Audu gave the task on Saturday in Kafanchan, Jema’a local ...

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FCT Fadama trains 3,300 farmers

Stories by John Oba Abuja As part of eff orts to enhance the federal government’s zero reject programme, the FCT FADAMA III addition fi nancing project has commenced another capacity building training for over 3300 farmers in rice, cassava and ...

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Food security in the Niger Delta

By Nnimmo Bassey Food is a human right. A good way to look at food security is to approach it in terms of agriculture, property rights and environmental management. Th e deep link to agriculture is inescapable, as the majority ...

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