Thursday, 18th August 2022
Breaking News:


13 Jun
Farmers in Edo State, especially those cultivating economic tree crops such as cocoa, have been advised to embrace good agricultural practices and food safety measures to make their produce acceptable internationally.
8 Jun
There are many issues confronting growth of the cocoa industry in Nigeria. Most of these issues came up after the abolition of the cocoa board in 1986 and after the abolition, we could realise that growth, production and productivity of cocoa farmers declined.
30 May
To benefit from $400 extra price on every tonne of premium quality cocoa beans being enjoyed by farmers in Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire, Nigeria has teamed up with the two countries to fulfil the conditions.
2 May
The Cocoa Farmers Association of Nigeria (CFAN) has lamented numerous challenges confronting farmers and other stakeholders following the abolition of cocoa commodity board as recommended by the International Monetary Funds ...
4 Apr
Stakeholders in crop production have called on the government, especially at the state level, to facilitate greater access of farmers to critical production means such as loans, improved seedlings, agro-chemicals and market linkage to industrial users to make production sustainable and boost food sufficiency.
11 Feb
President of the Cocoa Farmers' Association of Nigeria (CFAN), Adeola Adegoke, has said the country is losing about N60 billion yearly as a result of refusal to collect Living Income Differential (LID) for cocoa producers.
20 Jan
To increase cocoa production from the current 250,000 metric tonnes (MT) to 500,000MT in the next five years, the Cocoa Farmers Association of Nigeria (CFAN) has urged the Federal Government to establish a development fund.
11 Jan
To enhance productivity of members and boost contribution of cocoa to the gross domestic product (GDP) of the agricultural sector, the Cocoa Farmers Association of Nigeria (CFAN) has disclosed it will unveil good agricultural practice handbook on January, 18.
28 Sep 2020
Cocoa and palm oil, among others, were the bedrock of the country’s economy before the Oloibiri oil rig became a metaphor for complacency and mono-cultural economy 60 years after independence.
3 Feb 2020
When on December 7, 2019, news broke that Reinhard Bonnke, the German-born evangelist, whose gospel crusades in many African cities drew multitudes
20 Jan 2020
Cocoa Farmers’ Association of Nigeria (CFAN), breeders and administrators have challenged the government to revive cocoa production as a top foreign exchange earner with proactive interventions.
8 Dec 2019
The world-renowned evangelist, Reinhard Bonnke is dead. He died yesterday in Orlando, United States of America (USA) at the age of 79 and in the presence of his family. The German-born preacher, who visited Nigeria in November 2017, when held his last crusade in Nigeria at a large expanse of land by Sparklight Estate, diagonally…


10 mins ago
The National Union of Electricity Employee (NUEE) has expressed hope that the Federal Government would fulfil its promises to avert resuming its suspended strike.
45 mins ago
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has agreed to partner with the Committee of Youth on Mobilisation and Sensitisation (CYMS), to curb the menace of vote buying during elections.
1 hour ago
The Russian capital Moscow was on Thursday hit by smog coming from forest fires in a nearby region in the midst of a summer heatwave.
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Last weekend, Orijin, the custodian of culture was the toast of the Big Brother Naija Saturday night party themed Orijinal Ankara party. Saturday night parties are the highlights of Big Brother Naija weekends and Orijin delivered with melodious afrobeat music, flamboyant fashion, and its unique taste. The Level Up housemates partied away decked in stylish…
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Norway's central bank raised Thursday interest rates by half a percentage point to 1.75 percent, and flagged another hike in September as it seeks to get surging inflation under control.