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29 Nov 2015
The 2015 Nigerian Agricultural Awards (NAA), organised by AGRONIGERIA magazine have revealed individuals and corporate entities that had made remarkable contributions to the agricultural sector.
29 Nov 2015
The European Union Ambassador to Nigeria and West Africa, HE Michel Arrion, has dispelled rumours of the ban of the exportation of all fresh agricultural products from Nigeria to European markets. He stated categorically that only dry beans was banned, and this was done to protect the health of European consumers.
22 Nov 2015
The N40billion agriculture Anchor Borrower’s Programme, an initiative of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), another dry season rice farming effort by the President Muhammadu Buhari administration may have opened doors for small and medium holder rice farmers, it also raised the issue of seed production in Nigeria.
21 Nov 2015
Statistics has it that Nigeria consumes whooping five to six million metric tons of rice annually. It is however unfortunate that a country like Nigeria with abundant land and water still imports over three million metric tonnes of rice, while government spend a billion dollars annually on rice importation.
15 Nov 2015
BELL Apple. Here comes another species, which happens to grow quite well in the humid tropical climate as we have in parts of Nigeria, different from that in the Mediterranean type that favours the ‘usual’ apple.
15 Nov 2015
The International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA), under the auspices of its Yam Improvement for Income and Food Security in West Africa (YIIFSWA) has handed over an Aeroponics System Facility to the National Root Crops Research Institute (NRCRI), Umuahia, Abia state, which it set up at the insitute.
8 Nov 2015
THE Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Arc. Sonny Echono, has restated the importance of the EU-Nigeria Business Forum to the investment drive of government in the agricultural sector. Echono told visiting delegation of the European union (EU) led by the Ambassador and Head of Delegation, Mr. Michel Arrion that the forum…
7 Nov 2015
THE National Agricultural Seed Council (NASC), in collaboration with the Nigerian Police and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, has embarked on seed surveillance to ‎rid the market of poor quality seeds. This is as a consequence of the increasing menace of seed merchants involved in the unwholesome practices. Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture and…
7 Nov 2015
TO ensure high standards of health and welfare for animals in the country, the International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF) has trained Nigeria feed millers on the implementation of Codex code of practice on good animal feed safety. IFIF country representative to Nigeria, Ms. Angelia Missaglia during the training exercise in Lagos, said the Federation collaborated…
7 Nov 2015
ONE-TIME war correspondent and former NTA Chief Cameraman, Pa Ganiyu Davies has advised the Federal Government to handle the lingering problem of Fulani herdsmen and South West farmers with caution to avoid an inter-tribal clash. The octogenarian, who is the Chief Executive Officer of Lagos Ogun Mineral and Farm Resources Limited also called on the…
7 Nov 2015
THE Chief Executive Officer of Gbola Agro-Allied Media Studio, Ibadan, Mr. Rasheed Adegbola has urged federal and state governments to encourage agricultural broadcasting, especially on radio and television. Adegbola made the remark while delivering a public lecture on, “The pains and gains of rural development broadcasting: an independent broadcaster’s perspective,” organised by the Department of…
2 Nov 2015
The NTP should not become a redundant policy document or reference tool only for academics. The NTP should be the “bible” that guides the thinking, formulation and execution of strategies relevant to taking tax administration at all levels (assessment, collection etc) and the tax system at large to optimum heights It is no longer news…

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