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20 Oct 2019
Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Muhammad Sabo Nanono last Monday said Nigeria is producing enough to feed itself. He asserted that there is no hunger in the country. But contrary to his assertion, experts in the sector bare their minds on the true state of the situation. GBENGA AKINFENWA reports. Nigeria Is Far From…
17 Oct 2019
Central African Republic topped an annual world hunger index on Tuesday as aid agencies warned that climate change was making it increasingly hard to feed the world. Aid agency Concern Worldwide, which co-compiles the Global Hunger Index, said progress towards a 2030 zero hunger target agreed by world leaders was “under threat or is being reversed”.
23 Sep 2019
Agronomists, cassava breeders, and agricultural entrepreneurs have called on the Federal Government to revisit its import substitution policy that seeks to add about 20 per cent of cassava flours in wheat flour.
16 Jul 2019
Two reports released yesterday by the United Nations (UN) have shown how conflicts and poverty are driving hunger and vaccine-preventable diseases globally.
23 May 2019
To reduce hunger and boost nutrition in the face of harsh economic realities faced by many families, a non –governmental organisation (NGO), The Candlelight Foundation has urged Nigerians to fight against the menace. The call was made after a charity walk with hundreds of persons, which started Saturday 6.30am from Babs Animashun Street and ended…
8 May 2019
The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has launched its Country Programming Framework to enable Nigeria achieve food security reduce poverty nationwide. The FAO Representative, Ambassador Suffyan Koroma, who spoke during the official presentation yesterday in Abuja, added that the five-year plan would lead to the attainment of its 2030 agenda of zero hunger in the…
17 Apr 2019
Workers of Tai Solarin College of Education (TASCE), Omu-Ijebu, Ogun State, yesterday protested against alleged non-payment of 30 months salaries and 48 months of salary-increment arrears by the state government. The staff members, who protested at the Nigerian Union of Journalist (NUJ) Secretariat in Abeokuta, lamented that they were dying of hunger. The Chairman, Coalition…
3 Apr 2019
No fewer than 113 million people experienced high levels of food insecurity in the world’s most severe food crises in 2018, the Global Report on Food Crisis 2019 has found.
13 Feb 2019
The Atiku /Obi Campaign Council has urged the electorate to stamp out tyranny, insecurity and hunger in the country by voting out President Buhari in this weekend’s polls. Its chairman and immediate past deputy governor of Ekiti State, Prof. Kolapo Olusola, made the appeal in a statement yesterday in Ado Ekiti by his media aide,…
13 Feb 2019
The immediate past deputy governor of Ekiti State and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in the last Ekiti gubernatorial election, Professor Kolapo Olusola, has implored the people to come out en mass on Saturday to vote for Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and all PDP’s National Assembly candidates. The former deputy governor, who stated this in…
19 Oct 2018
A report the other day that Nigeria of barely 198 million people has just dethroned India of more than one billion people as the global capital of extreme poverty is a sad commentary of public affairs in the county. It should be an unacceptable paradox of development that the world’s most populous black nation on…
19 Aug 2018
Former Vice Chancellor of the University of Ibadan, Prof. Olufemi Baniro, yesterday, called on African leaders to invest in research in order to end hunger, unemployment and underdevelopment in the continent, rather than depending on foreign aids. He said this at an event organised by the University of Benin, Centre of Excellence in Reproductive Health…


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The race by the major opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to win 25 states, up from the 13 it currently controls, began yesterday across the country with its shadow governorship elections...
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Former governor of Anambra State and erstwhile presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Peter Obi, yesterday, resigned his membership of the party two days before its presidential primary.
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Ahead of the 75th World Health Assembly (WHA) scheduled for May 22-28, 2022, concerned groups led by Equity International Initiative (EII) have warned Nigeria and other sovereign nations not to sign up to proposed amendment...
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Industry leaders have called on the Federal Government to take swift and deliberate action to cushion the effects of the disruption in the global wheat market on Nigeria’s wheat value chain.
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Medical experts have made recommendations on how to reduce the burden of hypertension in Nigeria as well as identified diets that give best chance of living longer and healthier.