Farmers unhappy over government’s anchor borrowers, fertiliser schemes
Nigeria farmers have raised concerns over the taking over of the constitutional role of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Presidency.
‘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.
How to manage stress in poultry, livestock production
Growth rate and production performances in pig, poultry, cattle and other livestock businesses determine profitability, sustainability, food sufficiency and job...
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…
Stakeholders advice government on cashew policy
The major glut that hit the cashew industry has plunged revenue from the cash crop, running into several billions of naira, a development considered as a big blow to farmers, exporters and other stakeholders in the cashew value-chain.
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.