Wednesday, 27th October 2021
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19 Aug
Nigeria has moved from number one in the 50s and 60s to a distant fifth. You now have countries like Columbia and Thailand coming ahead of us, not to mention the mega ones like Indonesia and Malaysia.
18 Feb
The only source of the oil palm seeds in Nigeria is the Nigerian Institute for Oil Palm Research (NIFOR).
4 Feb
The Plantation Owners Forum of Nigeria (POFON) has commiserated with Mr Fatai Afolabi, its former Executive Secretary, over the demise of his father, Alhaji AbdulRasheed Adisa Afolabi.
31 Dec 2020
Much has been said about this by other stakeholders that I don’t like to repeat. But I like to emphasise that over the years, the Nigerian oil palm industry has been a victim of neglect and sabotage...
17 Feb 2020
Demand for crude palm oil (CPO), a raw material used commercially by industrialists for vegetable oil and used for cooking by many Nigerians, has surged in the last six months.
24 Jan 2020
Nigerian farmers and processors as well as researchers have, once again, presented arguments and proofs for continuation of the integrated agro-economic policies of closing the land borders, anchor borrowers’ scheme...
11 Nov 2019
Sequel to the closure of borders and its impacts on agricultural production and productivity, oil palm and allied stakeholders have called on the Federal Government...
16 Aug 2019
There is confusion over the state of food production in the country and the autonomy of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) amid possible implications for the real sector...
1 Jul 2019
The Plantation Owners Forum of Nigeria (POFON) has demanded that the Nigerian Custom Service should account for 35 per cent duty payable as export data from the Malaysia Palm Oil board has indicated that, from January 2018 to April 2019, Nigeria imported 354,868 metric tonnes of palm oil valued at over N75 billion. In 2018,…
1 Jul 2019
Executive Secretary of the Plantation Owners Forum of Nigeria (POFON), Mr Fatai Afolabi, spoke with FEMI IBIROGBA on what the forum demands from the Federal Government through its agencies. Members of the forum are large-scale palm plantation firms, such as Okomu PLC, PresCo PLC, PZ Wilmar, Agripalm, Dufil, Aden Rivers and others. Its president is…
16 Feb 2018
Stakeholders and members of the Plantation Owners Forum of Nigeria (POFON), have urged the Federal Government to dismiss the proposed application by OLAM to import some oil palm products under the West African Trade Liberalisation Scheme (ETLS). OLAM is allegedly wishing to import 95,000 metric tonnes (MT) of crude palm oil, 50,000 MT of Stearin…


32 mins ago
The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Cross River has paraded three suspects conveying 6,000 litres of illegally refined diesel and kerosene into the state concealed in sack bags.
36 mins ago
The Italian Football Federation (FIGC) has opened an investigation into a series of suspicious transfers, according to Italian media reports on Wednesday.
41 mins ago
A 26-year-old man has been arrested by Kano Hisbah Commission after he said he would sell himself out of poverty. [AD] A viral picture of Aliyu Idris showed him carrying a sign in which he said he wanted to sell himself for N20 million. Before he was taken into custody, Idris, a tailor, told reporters…
56 mins ago
The World Bank said Wednesday it has suspended aid to Sudan following the military takeover that deposed the prime minister.
1 hour ago
Tunisia's top media authority on Wednesday ordered the closure of Nessma TV channel, founded by former presidential candidate Nabil Karoui who is detained in Algeria.