Lawyer wants attackers arrested, sanctioned
A legal and public affairs analyst in Cross River State, Leonard Anyogo, has sought sanction against perpetrators of the dastardly act. Reacting yesterday in Calabar to the gruesome killings, the lawyer condemned what he described as unending genocide, noting that government had not taken the right footing in dealing with the situation. He said: “It…
Army rescues 700 farmers, fishermen from Boko Haram captivity
The Nigerian Army says no fewer than 700 farmers and fishermen in the Lake Chad region have regained freedom from Boko Haram terrorists. It said this followed a successful operation by troops of Operation Lafiya Dole in the Northeast. A statement yesterday by Deputy Director, Public Relations, 8 Division, Colonel Timothy Antigha, said the terrorists…
Buhari says over 12m farmers joined rice, wheat revolution
President Muhammadu Buhari has said his government recorded huge success through the Anchors Borrowers’ Programme. The President disclosed that over 12.2 million farmers have joined the rice and wheat revolution while the country is moving close to self-sufficiency in major grains. Buhari, who was represented by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed,…
FrieslandCampina WAMCO partners Dutch farmers on dairy knowledge transfer
To aid knowledge transfer under its Dairy Development Programme (DDP), FrieslandCampina WAMCO, for the first time, will bring certified dairy farmers from the Netherlands to train and advice Nigerian farmers on best dairy farming practices. Through its Farmer2Farmer programme, Dutch farmers are expected to engage local pastoralists on dairy farming practices like animal health and…
FG subsidises farmers’ insurance by 50% – NAIC
The Nigerian Agricultural Insurance Corporation (NAIC) says the Federal Government is subsidising farmers’ insurance in the agricultural value chain by 50 per cent. The Managing Director of NAIC, Mrs Folashade Joseph, disclosed this in Abuja on Monday while briefing newsmen on the activities of the corporation. “We want to use this opportunity to encourage farmers…
IFAD to support farmers for dry season farming
The Taraba State government has said plans have been mapped out by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)’s Value Chain Development Programme (VCDP) to bring smiles to farmers’ faces, by supporting them with relevant farm inputs for the dry season.
Group blames FG for bias in herdsmen, farmers’ crisis
The Vanguard Against Tiv Massacre (VATIM) has accused the Federal Government of bias over the way and manner in which it has been handling the country’s security, especially with regard to killings by Fulani herdsmen.
IAR&T trains 4,000 farmers
The Institute of Agricultural Research and Training (IAR&T) Moor Plantation, Ibadan, Oyo State, said no fewer than 4,000 farmers had benefited from the institute’s training programmes in the last one-year.
Suspected herdsmen kill village head, youth in Nasarawa over fish pond
“When the villagers got to the pond, they met some Fulani people who threatened that they should stay away because the pond had been sold to them by one Mr. Umanu from Uloko,” he said.
Farmers seek government intervention for land acquisition
Speaking at their end of year party in Lagos, the President of Ifako-Akute Cooperative Multipurpose Society, Abayomi Odusami disclosed that due to failure of some state governments to assent to their request for land...