Wednesday, 26th January 2022
Breaking News:


19 Jan
President Muhammadu Buhari has challenged Nigerians to exercise a little patience, as the “growing food production in the country, especially expansion in rice farming, will eventually bring down prices
19 Jan
The Anchor Borrowers’ Programme (ABP) has so far supported over 4.8 million smallholder farmers across Nigeria for the production of 23 agricultural commodities including maize
29 Nov
Institute for Agricultural Research, Samaru, an affiliate of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, has refuted an allegation that the newly approved TELA maize variety was rejected in Kenya
10 Oct
The National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) has granted approval for environmental release of a new genetically modified variety TELA Maize developed
4 Oct
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has restated its commitment to addressing the challenges affecting the country’s wheat production and other value chain areas as part of efforts
1 Oct
The Lagos State government is set to partner maize farmers for silage production through the Maize Farmers’ Association of Nigeria (MAAN).
25 Jul 2021
Though in season, the price of maize has risen steeply, and like other agro produce, it’s gradually going beyond the reach of the common man.
13 May 2021
• List why ban won’t work Agro-industrial users of maize have faulted the insistence of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to stop and frustrate importation of maize into the country despite unfavourable conditions for local production of the crop and a shortfall of over 5 million metric tonnes. The Poultry Association of Nigeria (PAN),…
22 Jan 2021
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has announced that about 300,000 metric tonnes of maize are ready for supply from strategic anchors under the Anchor Borrowers’ Programme...
24 Dec 2020
The Institute for Agricultural Research, Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, has advocated adoption of Tela maize and PBR Cowpea, a new genetic solution aimed at mitigating low production capacity in Nigeria. The institute in collaboration with Africa Agricultural Technology Fund, are developing Tela maize to bridge the country's huge demand deficit and continue depletion of…
2 Nov 2020
Cassava is currently the fourth most important food crop in the world, followed closely by maize, wheat and rice. It is cultivated on over 24 million hectares in 105 countries in the world. Of the countries, Nigeria ranks the largest producer. Though Nigeria is the largest producer of the root crop, its low average yield…
27 Sep 2020
The Oyo State Chapter of All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN) has expressed concern that the ban on forex for the importation of maize would lead to maize glut.  The Chairman, who doubles as the Assistant National Secretary of the association, Engr. John Olateru, who disclosed this in Ibadan, said farmers of other commodities would migrate to maize…


37 mins ago
The Abia Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps has destroyed 10 illegal modular refineries operating in Okohia and Owaza oil-bearing communities of the state, an official has said.
54 mins ago
Bitcoin and its underlying technology can take businesses into the untapped regions of the world. Today, media headlines highlight blockchain technology and investments around it. Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin have dominated the news headlines due to their remarkable performance over the years. Despite being highly volatile, Bitcoin has continued to increase its value. Currently, entrepreneurs and…
2 hours ago
When it comes to style, there is no beating the Niger Delta. Aside from the serene environment and rich sea food the people guarantee their visitors, nobody visits a Niger Delta event without having a story to tell. And so it was at the Port Harcourt Golden Jubilee Polo tournament, which attracted teams from across…
2 hours ago
The United States believes that Russian President Vladimir Putin remains poised to use force against Ukraine by mid-February despite a pressure campaign to stop him, a top diplomat said Wednesday. "I have no idea whether he's made the ultimate decision, but we certainly see every indication that he is going to use military force sometime…
3 hours ago
Anthony Martial said on Wednesday he is fit and ready to play immediately for Sevilla after joining on a six-month loan deal from Manchester United. Martial has only started two Premier League games for United this season and the 26-year-old forward has made just one appearance this year, after coming off the bench against West…