Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje: The Unwavering Survivor
It was evening when Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje stepped into the lobby of a high-priced hotel in Lagos, Nigeria. His well-built frame and assured poise remind me that I am looking at the same man that held Tyrion & Sir Jorah hostage in the Emmy winning Games of Thrones series. Later in his suite, I would see…
With Farming, Agbaje makes directorial debut
British-Nigerian actor, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, has made his directorial debut with a biopic, Farming. The film, which tells the story of his traumatic early life was premiered at the Filmhouse Cinemas...
Sanwo-Olu advocates family farming to boost food production
Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has advocated active family participation in farming for food security in Nigeria. The governor, who spoke at the 2019 World Food Day in Lagos, yesterday, said: “We have to imbibe the lessons learned from the dwindling returns from oil
Why Nigeria should promote youth-driven, technology-supported agriculture for SDGs
Agriculture has the potentialities to provide jobs for young people and help African countries to achieve sustainable development goals. Based on the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG12) that seeks to ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
Farmers deplore high cost of fertilisers in Rivers
Farmers have called on the Federal Government’s Fertiliser Support Initiative to reduce cost of the product to avoid food shortage in Rivers State.
RUGA settlement to cost N8.6bn in Zamfara - Bello Matawalle
Zamfara government says it will spend N8.631 billion for the construction of modern RUGA settlements in the state. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara made this known on Wednesday during the inauguration of the construction of one of the three pilots RUGA settlements at the hometown of the governor in Maradun Local Government headquarters, Zamfara.
I will go into farming after my UFC career, says Adesanya
Nigerian-born Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) interim middleweight titleholder, Israel Adesanya, has declared that he would go into the business of farming at the end of his career.
Eating less meat can help fight climate change, UN report says
The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has advised that eating less meat and more plant diet will help the world in fighting climate change. The report added that the way the world manages land produces and eats food has to change to curb global warming...
Farming to solve 70% Nigerian employment problem
Youth Advocates Nigeria, a social welfare and advocacy movement for young people, has reiterated that agriculture is able to increase employment rate by 70 per cent rate in Nigeria if managed well. In a seminar that brought young farmers around the country together in Ibadan, an expert and president of the advocate group, Tolulope Aina,…
Zaria records first rainfall in 2019
Zaria in Kaduna State on Thursday recorded its first rainfall in 2019, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. The rainfall began at about 9:50 p.m. with showers. It started after many had gone to bed. When contacted on phone, a large scale farmer in Zaria, Malam Musa Dogara appreciated God Almighty for the blessing.…
Entrepreneurs, association caution farmers against early land preparation, planting
Farm equipment service providers, entrepreneurs and farm operation specialists have cautioned farmers across the zones against early land clearing, preparation and crop cultivation. Resources and investments associated with these operations, if done too early, could go down the drain, and this could discourage resource-poor farmers from making another attempt, especially if farms operation costs are…
How new technology boosts crop productivity by 40%
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…