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Food prices’ll soon crash – Ogbeh

By Rotimi Ojomoyela Ado-Ekiti Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, has assured Nigerians that the skyrocketing prices of food items in the country “will soon crash,” saying specifi cally that that of rice “will happen within the ...

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Firm boosts agric with N2.2bn

By Patrick Ahanor Benin City As part of eff orts geared towards enhancement of food security, the Lift Above Poverty Organisation (LAPO) has supported 92,156 clients engaged in agriculture with the sum of N2.2 billion between January and May 2017. ...

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Annual yam production hits $23bn

By Samson Echenim Lagos Nigeria’s annual yam production in monetary values has reached $23 billion helped by research in obtaining more disease resistant species and the Federal Government’s green alternative initiative which has led to increased yam production for exportation ...

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Rohr may recall Aiyenigba to Super Eagles

…As Ikeme battles leukaemia By Gbenga Jolaosho Abuja As Nigeria is looking forward to the back-to-back World Cup 2018 qualifi ers game against Cameroon in August and September, Super Eagles technical adviser Gernot Rohr may be forced to recall goalkeeper ...

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WAAPP harps on proper application of insecticides

Th e West Africa Agricultural Productivity Programme (WAAPP) has called on Nigerian farmers to ensure they maintain proper application of insecticides as farming season progresses. Th e National Coordinator, Dr. James Apochi, in a chat with Blueprint recently gave the ...

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Essential partnership for agric devt

Year after year, Nigeria’s agricultural revenue generating potential has been on the rise due to the important part stakeholders have played, but the media impact cannot be ruled out, hence Blueprint’s partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture is essential. JOHN ...

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Nigeria can feed Africa through rice’

Alhaji Aminu Goronyo is the National President of Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RFAN). In this interview with FRIDAY AGBOSEINA, he speaks on the policy environment on rice production in the country. Please, briefl y tell us about yourself and ...

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CSO tasks Nigerians on agriculture

By Ene Osang Abuja Th e New Initiative for Credible Leadership (NiCrel) has lamented Nigeria’s economic quandary following the fall in oil prices at the international market, and has subsequently called on all stakeholders to seriously consider ways of getting ...

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Biotechnology: FG harps on stakeholders’ commitment

Modern biotechnology is becoming increasingly important in addressing emerging food security, social and economic challenges, the Director-General, National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA), Dr. Rufus Ebegba, has stated. Ebegba, while briefing journalists in Abuja, stressed that regulatory agencies and stakeholders must ...

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FG reiterates stand on food security

The federal government has again reiterated its seriousness as ensuring food security and self sufficiency, with the award of national silos in the south east. The minister of state for agriculture and rural development, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri, during a facility ...

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Former Yobe state governor, Senator Bukar Ibrahim, addressing the anti-GMO protesters led by the Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF) Director, Dr. Nnimmo Bassey, at the National Assembly, recently.

90% of Nigeria farmers are small holders, according to experts. Yet this set of unrecognized farmers produce the food Nigeria consumes. But stakeholders have raised the alarm that the introduction of Genetically Modified Seeds is currently destroying all that farmers ...

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2m cattle lost to rustlers in 3 years

About two million cattle is said to have been lost to cattle rustlers and several pastorals kidnapped in the last three to four years. Secretary General, Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), Mr. Baba Othman Ngalzarma, stated this ...

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2m cattle lost to rustlers in 3 years

About two million cattle is said to have been lost to cattle rustlers and several pastorals kidnapped in the last three to four years. Secretary General, Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), Mr. Baba Othman Ngalzarma, stated this ...

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