Lokpobiri tasks West Africa coastal countries on piracy on waters
The Minister of State for Agriculture, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri, who doubles as the President of the Fisheries Committee for the West Central Gulf of Guinea (FCWC) has advised member countries to ensure that all vessels plying the coastal waters...
Pirates hijack vessel, abduct three Koreans
The Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, Heineken Lokpobiri, at the weekend disclosed that pirates attacked a fishing vessel in Ghana and diverted it to Nigerian waters where three Korean nationals were abducted.
Dickson, Lokpobiri bicker over Bayelsa debt
The Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson and the Minister of State, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Heineken Lokpobiri, have disagreed over the debt profile of the state.
Smugglers frustrating government’s efforts in agric sector, says minister
Minister of State, Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri, has said that government’s efforts in the agricultural sector will be frustrated unless urgent measures are put in place to stop smuggling in the country.
Atlantic shrimpers unveils two new vessels
As part of efforts to ensure continuous supply of high quality frozen seafood products and affordable fish protein, the Atlantic Shrimpers Limited (ASL) has unveiled two newly acquired trawlers-Seven Stars I and Seven Stars II, as part of its growing trawler fleet.
FEC approves N10.7 billion for 10 new rice mills as roads get N68.688 billion
The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved a total of N10.7 billion for the establishment of ten new rice mills across the six geo-political zones of the country.Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri....
Nigerian crop yield still below global average, says report
Despite Federal Government’s claim that food production has increased across the country, the 2017 wet season National Agricultural performance survey report has revealed that the overall farm yield is still below global and African average for all the agricultural subsector.
Of foreigners taking over agriculture
Once again, that another outcry by the Federal Government over the nation’s pitiable agricultural sector and the failure to exploit it for economic development has rent the air is understandable.
FG to clampdown on poultry product smugglers, vendors
In its drive to boost local production of poultry products, government said it would soon commence the onslaught on poultry product smugglers because of its negative effect on poultry industry and the hazard it poses to human health.