How racketeering, climate change, others make local rice unaffordable
During the 2020 Yuletide, Miss Folakemi Ojo made frantic attempts to attract buyers to a rice store where she worked as a sales attendant, but none branched at the store within Daleko Market...
LAKE Rice goes under as border policy flops production MoU
LAKE Rice, a brand of locally cultivated and processed rice by Lagos and Kebbi states, has gone under, The Guardian has reliably gathered. Though Lagos residents have got used to the subsidised brand since 2013
LAKE rice: Lagos residents express difficulty getting product
Some prospective buyers of the Lagos State subsidised rice on Friday expressed difficulty in getting the product for consumption this yuletide.
Lagos begins sale of Lake Rice for Christmas
Lagos State government says it has commenced the sale of its Lake Rice, in preparation for the Christmas celebration. During the formal flag-off of the sales yesterday, the Commissioner for Agriculture, Prince Gbolahan Lawal, said the rice is available for sale at its sales centres across the state at the Agricultural Development Authority Complex, Oko-Oba;…
Border Closure: Prices of items go up, as local rice
The closure of land borders with the Republic of Benin and other neighboring countries has led to increased prices of frozen foods, rice, and other items considered by the Federal Government as contrabands in the last two weeks.
Lake Rice: Subsidy withdrawal responsible for price hike
Two years, eight months after Lake Rice was introduced into the Lagos market and about a year after it went off market, it has been re-introduced though with over 15 per cent price increase.
‘Agricultural development is Kebbi government’s strength’
Following the re-election of the Kebbi State governor, Senator Atiku Bagudu Abubakar in the last gubernatorial election, the people of the Kebbi State have attributed the success of the election to his achievements in the agricultural sector. Speaking to newsmen, Alhaji Dantain Kanya, who is a major stakeholder in the Kebbi State politics, described Bagudu…
Nigeria’s resurgent agriculture sector
The word silent in the title of this article is appropriate in view of the fact that the turnaround in the agric sector under the Buhari administration has been tremendous but without being heard by many. This is unlike the green revolution of the 70s that attracted much publicity but without really putting food on…
1.2m tons of LAKE rice being sold since Dec 2018, says Lagos
The Lagos State government has delivered 1,191,025 kilogrammes, approximately 1.2 million metric tonnes, of LAKE brand of rice to the Lagos metropolis since December 2018.