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27 Sep 2018
In a complicated federation where fiscal responsibility, civic duty and even corporate citizenship have become part of complex challenges, a report the other day about the closure of premises of tax defaulting businesses in Ibadan, Oyo State capital, by the state government should be understood and not taken as a political witch-hunt. According to reports,…
27 Sep 2018
Are you a farmer struggling with productivity, profitability and sustainability? Cultivation of plantain could prove to be a success wand that may reward your years of fruitless toiling. Plantain cultivation is one of the simplest and most rewarding farming activities in Nigeria. Or are you a new enthusiast who is uncertain about which crop to…
24 Sep 2018
The Chief Executive officer of Commonwealth Business Women Nigeria (CBWN), Afoma Adigwe has called on traditional rulers in various states to encourage more rural women and youths to participate in farming. She made this appeal at a press briefing hosted by the organisation to sensitise the public to the activities carried out by CBWN as…
24 Sep 2018
The German International Cooperation (GIC) has disclosed plans to launch a new agriculture financing of 3.5million Euro for small scale farmers by November 2018. The GIC Programme Coordinator for Green Innovation Centre, Caroline Trimborn, who disclosed this in Abuja during a capacity building training for agriculture correspondents in Abuja, disclosed that the programme would run…
6 Sep 2018
Charles Maduabueke writes on why innovations and technologies are needed tools in the quest to eliminate hunger through agriculture. Nigeria is projected to be the world’s third most populous country by 2050, according to a report entitled, World Population Prospects: The 2017 version, released by UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs. Consequently, food demand…
9 Aug 2018
Femi Ibirogba takes a look at benefits of integrated farming, backward integration and zero waste concepts as agribusiness sustainability techniques. Integrated farming and backward integration are interrelated agricultural and business strategies that most of the strong and prosperous agro-allied businesses have used to still the storms and stay afloat.     Integrated farming, also known…
30 Jun 2018
To avert severe hunger in the north-east region ravaged by the Boko Haram sect, chairman of the Victims Support Funds (VSF), Theophilus Danjuma, has begun the distribution of N320 million assorted wet season farming inputs to victims of insurgency in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states. Speaking yesterday in Guluk, the Madagali local headquarters in Adamawa…
22 Jun 2018
Farming activities in the 2018 rainy season have started in most of the local government areas of Jigawa, investigations by News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) have revealed. NAN observed that in view of the regular rainfalls across the state, most farmers have considered the soil wet enough for them to start commence ground tilling and…
31 May 2018
To boost sales and scope of agric business in Nigeria, a Lagos-based businessman, Folorunso Muyiwa, has created a new platform aimed at refocusing livestock farming. The initiative, called “PorkMoney”, considers the health benefits of pork and the financial benefits related to its sales as a lucrative source that will in the long term contribute immensely…
22 Apr 2018
To mitigate the effect of dry season on cultivated farms, farmers need to embrace drip irrigation method for increased crop production.    The Integrated Country Project Manager, Dizengoff, Oscar Walumbe, who suggested this at the sidelines of the farmers summit, in Abuja, said drip irrigation offers the most cost effective and efficient irrigation method that…
22 Nov 2016
Meanwhile, Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State has urged the Federal Government to immediately stop the export of food items to neighbouring countries, especially through the land border.
19 Nov 2016
“It was very tough; those who grew up without their parents will understand what I mean by being tough. It was a life characterised by hardship and struggles; not much love,” she noted.

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