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.
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…
Foursome sex addicts, drugs and pornography
For three weeks up until Monday 15th April 2019, I spent my yearly vacation in the United Kingdom. In the middle of this vacation I was rudely awoken by the shock of two negative reports flashed in the London Metro newspaper.
FG blames importers for failure in promoting locally made goods
The Federal Government has blamed importers for the challenges in its drive to promote patronage of locally made goods in the country. Minister of Agriculture, Audu Ogbeh, said this yesterday when he appeared before the National Assembly Joint Committee on Agriculture in Abuja to defend its budget. He explained that importers, including those bringing in…
FG to eliminate chemical fertilisers in agriculture, says Ogbeh
Chief Audu Ogbeh, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, said this on Sunday while inspecting the first organic banana plantation by an Indian company, Contec Global Agro Limited in Kwali.
Farmers, agro-allied bodies expect ‘next level’ interventions in agric sector
At the presidential and National Assembly levels, the ballot battle is won and lost. The hurly-burly was gone, but the expectations about the ‘next level’ promise are high and huge, especially in creating enabling environments for food and agro-allied ....
FG mulls foreign exchange ban for milk, tomato paste
Milk and tomato paste are to be added to the list of some 42 items banned from accessing foreign exchange at official rate, according to the Minister of Agriculture, Audu Ogbeh, and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Godwin Emefiele.
Unresolved issues of national livestock plan, rice production and food security
Many are the unresolved agro-economic policies that are not only germane to food production and sufficiency, herder-farmer crises and agricultural financing, but also to food security, malnutrition and sustainable employment opportunities.
Guinness launches scheme to promote agric value chain
In its bid to key into the Federal Government’s policy on diversification and local content, growth of the agricultural value chain and that of smallholder farmers, Guinness Nigeria Plc., has launched an agriculture scheme tagged: “Grow with Nigeria”