Tomato ‘revolution’ underway, says Emefiele
A positive outcome recorded in rice production in the country, under the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) agriculture intervention programme, may be underway, as it is already assessing huge interests and investments...
Farmers to pay five percent interest rate on government loans
The Nigerian Government said local farmers would pay five per cent interest rate for loans collected through the reforming of the Bank of Agriculture (BOA). Agriculture and rural development minister, Audu Ogbe who spoke at Town Hall meeting on Agriculture in Dutse, Jigawa State, said the interest rate was part of government plans to ensure…
Without peace in Benue, there may be no elections in 2019, Bafarawa cautions
Former governor of Sokoto State, Attahiru Bafarawa, has warned that there may be no elections in the country next year, the if the Federal Government fails to restore peace to Benue and other parts of Nigeria.
Governor Bello and politics of cattle colony in Kogi State
Because of misgivings about the proposal to establish cattle colonies as solution to incessant violent clashes between Fulani herdsmen and farming communities across Nigeria...
NCAM seeks favourable agricultural policies for youths
The Acting Director of the National Centre for Agricultural Mechanisation (NCAM), Ilorin, Dr. Yomi Kasali, has commended the Minister of Agriculture, Audu Ogbe...
Cocoa farmers accuse FG of procuring substandard inputs
Cocoa Farmers Association of Nigeria (CFAN), has accused the Federal Ministry of Agriculture of procuring substandard agricultural inputs for the farmers, thereby causing great havoc for the agric produce.
Federal Government approves N26 billion to pay debt owed DISCOs by MDAs
The Federal Executive Council (FEC) yesterday approved N26 billion to facilitate the payment of accumulated debt owed electricity Distribution Companies (DISCOs) for power consumed by Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs).
IITA yam multiplication research to boost supply
Research being conducted by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in seed yam multiplication holds promise to quadruple yam production in the country. This was disclosed as the Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbe, ended a two-day visit to Ibadan last week.