Sylva, Lokpobiri lead APC protest against killing of members in Bayelsa
Hundreds of All Progressives Congress (APC) members and supporters took to the streets of Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, to protest the alleged killing of party loyalists in the state by the opposition.
Nigeria loses $9bn annually on poor agric investment – Minister
The Federal Government on Sunday said it was losing 9 billion dollars (N3.2 trillion) annually due to poor investment in agriculture before the present administration came to power.
Population explosion caused by farmers’ increasing procreation, says Lokpobiri
Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, Heineken Lokpobiri, has said farmers who leverage on the successes...
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...
Nigeria will feed its population in next 12 years, says Lokpobiri
The Federal Government yesterday assured that Nigeria is poised to feed itself in the next 12 years if the ongoing tempo in the agricultural sector is sustained.
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.