‘How election case denied Akume agric ministry job’
Barely one week after President Muhammadu Buhari inaugurated his new cabinet, indicators have emerged on how former governor of Benue State, Senator George Akume, lost out in the race for Minister of Agriculture to a job.
Former ministers’ portraits still hanging on walls of agencies
Three months after President Muhammadu Buhari dissolved his cabinet, as he began a second term in office, the portraits of former minsters in the Federal...
Crisis of nomenclature as government’s search for solution to farmers-herders’ clashes remains fruitless
As soon as President Muhammadu Buhari was sworn-in in 2015, hell was let loose as herdsmen began to unleash havoc on farmers and communities in Benue, Plateau and Kaduna states....
How local government joint account fuels rural-urban migration, by Ogbeh
‘You grow an economy by making credit available at affordable, repayable rates’ Chief Audu Ogbeh, two days before handing over as the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, spoke with FEMI IBIROGBA in Abuja. Chief Ogbeh narrated his voyage into politics, explained how state governors underdeveloped the rural areas by depriving local government councils of…
Why cassava flour inclusion policy has failed, by Audu Ogbeh
As far as I know, I have no knowledge of N100, not to talk of N100 billion being given to herdsmen. I do not know where the story came from. It definitely did not originate from my ministry.
Nigeria in economic crisis, says Audu Ogbeh
• Seeks end to importation, denies knowledge of N100b for herdsmen Outgoing Minister of Agriculture, Audu Ogbeh, has declared that Nigeria is in serious economic crisis and that super power economies are bent on under-developing the productive sectors due global economic protectionism and expansionist agenda. Ogbeh disclosed this in and interview with The Guardian in…
The persistent herders’ attacks
The carnage on innocent Nigerians by Fulani herdsmen that reached its zenith with the mass killings in Benue and Plateau state in early 2018 seems to have resumed with the recent mass killings in Numa village in the Andaha community of the Akwanga Local Government Area of Nasarawa State. Only a few would have forgotten…
AfDB states benefits of special agro-industrial processing zones in Nigeria
The African Development Bank (AfDB) has listed the gains of the establishment of the Special Agro-Industrial Processing Zones (SAPZs) in Nigeria, saying that they will lead the country to prosperity.
FG urges farmers to acquire 40% of BoA shares
The Federal Government has appealed to farmers to prepare for the purchase of 40 per cent shares of the newly privitised Bank of Agriculture (BoA), to join in the ownership of the bank.
Buhari, Ogbeh and the black ants
The late Moshood Abiola of blessed memory, once told the late former South African President, Nelson Mandela that, “though the black ants are very small, they can wreak havoc if they had access to one’s clothings, especially if they get to the reproductive organs.” He then unequivocally advised Mandela and the South African people to…