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28 Feb 2015
• Say Non-Oil Export Being Discouraged THE new Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) policy on repatriation of export proceeds into domiciliary accounts of agriculture entrepreneurs to their respective exporters’ account has come under hammer.    Agricultural products and non-oil exporters said in Lagos that the new policy on repatriation of proceeds within 180 days was…
28 Feb 2015
THE Federal College of Agriculture, Akure is  collaborating in Switzerland Government project  aimed at  developing  manpower for the agric sector.   Known as Capacity Building for Agricultural Education in Nigeria,the  project is to be implemented by Switzerland School of Agricultural Forest and Food Sciences on behalf of the Swiss State Secretariat for Migration (SEM) in…
21 Feb 2015
• Say Fisheries Acts of 1992 need urgent review  CONCERNED about the challenges facing fisheries and the undesirable impact on the economic fortunes of the stakeholders and the nation, the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON) organised a conference at the Nigerian Institute For Oceanography And Marine Research, Victoria Island, Lagos to tackle the issues holistically. …
21 Feb 2015
TO further maintain its prime position as a driver of agricultural research and entrepreneurship in Africa and beyond, the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) threw its training drag net to other countries aside Nigeria. Therefore, several youths were brought together in its Ibadan headquarter facilities for a three-day business training and capacity building.   …
21 Feb 2015
THE Kaduna State Government has embarked on the disbursement of loans to farmers in the state under a partnership with the Bank of Agriculture (BOA), with a total sum of N1 billion earmarked for access by farmers.   Governor Mukhtar Ramalan Yero, who spoke at the flag-off of the distribution of cheques to benefiting farmer…
21 Feb 2015
ABOUT 200,000 smallholder farmers has been awarded a grant to help them sell two million tonnes of cassava roots from which processed products like high quality cassava flour, chips for animal feed and cassava starch would be made. It would cover countries such as Nigeria, Ghana, Tanzania, Uganda and Malawi.   In this arrangement known…
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14 Feb 2015
• Challenge Of Poor Quality Day-Old-Chicks Face Farms  WITH the massive degradation of the environment and unending oil spillage in the Niger Delta, finding table fish, either from fresh water or marine ecosystem, in naturally likely places as Yenegoa, Port Harcourt, Warri, Calabar and Sapele is getting slimmer by the day. Therefore, and increasingly, fish…
14 Feb 2015
THE National Project Coordinator of West African Agricultural Productivity Programme (WAAPP), Prof. Damian Chikwendu has pledged his agency support and collaboration with the Federal Institute of Industrial Research Oshodi (FIIRO) in the area of agro-industrial research and technology development.      Chikwendu, who paid a working visit to the institute on Tuesday said WAAPP with…
14 Feb 2015
• Nigeria To Earn $534m From Cassava Chips  ALTHOUGH Nigeria is the world’s largest producer of Cassava, it accounts for an insignificant fraction of the dried chips global trade that is put at five billion US dollars per year.   Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mr. Sonny Echono revealed at a five-day training workshop for…
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7 Feb 2015
Farm produce, processed products for local, export markets LONG before oil went into a slump and set federal (and state) revenue nose-diving, the Senator Liyel Imoke-administration had made a critical self-assessment of the economic status of Cross River State. The Governor was under no illusion that all was rosy and things would only look up…
31 Jan 2015
A THREE-DAY entrepreneurial and business training workshop is set for 3-5 February 2015 at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) Ibadan, Oyo State for local and international participants.  Expected keynote speakers include IITA’s Director General, Dr Nteranya Sanginga and Dr Adesina Akinwunmi, Nigeria’s Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development. Participants in the training have…
31 Jan 2015
• 11 States Now Affected THE Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, has disclosed that the government would compensate the 39 Poultry farms that were affected by Avian Influenza across the country with the sum of N145.145 million within 72 Hours.   Adesina made this disclosure on Wednesday at an emergency Stakeholders’…

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By Claudio Muruzabal, SAP President for Southern Europe, Middle East and Africa NAIROBI, Kenya, 7th December, 2021 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- For the past 18 months, the business world has been so focused on Covid-19 that it’s taken its eye off the other C-word – CSR, or corporate social responsibility. But you can write this down and…
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President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday met behind closed doors with Gov. Hope Uzodinma of Imo in the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
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Mr Biodun Oyebanji, the Secretary to Ekiti State Government, has resigned his appointment, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
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TradeDepot, the leading B2B eCommerce and embedded finance platform in Africa, has raised $110 million in an equity and debt funding round to support the delivery of Buy-Now-Pay-Later services to 5 million SME retailers and drive further expansion of its merchant platform across the continent. The new funding will also support the expansion of the…
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The Nigerian Senate has called on the British authorities to consider removing Nigeria from their Coronavirus (COVID-19) red list.