Wednesday, 18th May 2022
Breaking News:


12 May
Promoters of genetically modified crops are deceiving farmers to plant Bt Cowpea without adequate sensitization, the Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF) has alleged.
4 Nov 2021
On Wednesday, the Foreign Agricultural Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Nigeria’s National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA), as well as agriculture and biotech experts hailed the introduction of biotech cowpea in Nigeria.
30 Aug 2021
The Federal Government has picked a total of 820 Nigerian farmers selected from 36 states of the country to participate in a nation-wide demonstration of the recently
21 Jun 2021
Farmers, exporters and aggregators of tomatoes, sesame seeds and cowpea as well as other stakeholders have been trained by the Federal Government in the international standards and procedures for export.
16 Dec 2019
The Federal Government has approved registration and release of a new Pod Borer Resistant (PBR) Cowpea variety for commercialisation.
17 Oct 2019
The Institute of Agricultural Research (IAR), Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, has unveiled a pod borer-resistant variety of cowpea which could help farmers overcome challenges of the pest.
17 Jun 2019
Professor Ishaku Fagus of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, Kaduna State, has revealed the production of a cowpea variety...
19 Apr 2019
Nigeria, said to be the number one producer of cowpea globally, spends over N16 billion to import the commodity from Cameroon and Burkina Faso annually.In addition, there was still consumption deficit of 500,000 tonnes despite.....
25 Feb 2019
Researchers in the United States of America have developed a new technology that can trap photosynthetic energy capable of increasing crop productivity by at least 40 per cent. The researchers explained that “plants convert sunlight into energy through photosynthesis but most crops on the planet are plagued by a photosynthetic glitch, and to deal with…


5 mins ago
Taylor Swift on Wednesday received an honorary degree from New York University. The singer received a Doctor of Fine Arts, honoris causa, and delivered the commencement speech to the 2022 graduates at the Yankee Stadium. NYU awarded the Red singer the degree after Rolling Stone magazine writer Brittany Spanos gave a course on Swift's musical legacy. The…
42 mins ago
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has rescheduled its governorship and House of Representatives primary elections to Thursday, May 26.
1 hour ago
Disney+ has released the trailer for Marvel's She-Hulk: Attorney at Law. The new Marvel series stars as She-Hulk/Jennifer Walters, a lawyer specialising in superhuman-oriented legal cases. At The Walt Disney Company's 2022 Upfront presentation in New York on Tuesday, the show's executive producer Kevin Feige, president of Marvel Studios and chief creative officer of Marvel,…
1 hour ago
Squid Game creator Hwang Dong-hyuk, has hinted that the show's second season maybe even more dramatic than its first.  The creator speaking to Variety revealed that the second season of the famed Korean series would question whether humanity can conquer all as a united front.  He said, "Humanity is going to be put to a test…
2 hours ago
The United States reopened its embassy in Kyiv Wednesday after closing it for three months due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the State Department said.