Bodija traders protest seizure of rice worth millions of naira
Traders at the Bodija market in Ibadan, on Thursday protested the seizure of bags of rice worth millions of Naira by operatives
Deforestation: Kano Government to enact forestry Law
The Kano State Government said it has initiated a process to enact forestry law to check indiscriminate felling of trees and protect the environment.
Customs intercepts N30b smuggled rice, vehicles at borders
Barely one month after the Federal Government re-opened the land borders, the Federal Operations Unit (FOU) of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Zone A, said it has intercepted foreign parboiled rice
Rice processors appeal to FG to criminalise foreign rice sales
The Rice Processors Association of Nigeria (RPAN) has appealed to the Federal Government to criminalise the sales of foreign rice
Borno to support farmers to cultivate 65,000h rice
The Borno State government is to support farmers to cultivate 65,000 hectares of sesame seeds, rice, and maize, it has been disclosed. The farmers in the three senatorial districts are to be fully empowered with improved seedlings, agricultural machinery, and loans to boost their productivity. The state governor, Babagana Zulum, disclosed this last week in…
Yuletide: Jos residents decry high price of local rice
Some residents of Jos have decried the recent hike in price of local rice in the area, describing the development as worrisome, especially with the Christmas and New Year festivities fast approaching.
JBOD seizes contraband worth over N100m within 24 days
The North Central Joint Border Operations Drill (JBOD) has cautioned smugglers against their nefarious activities or continue to lose their contraband to the Federal Government. The JBOD Co-ordinator, Comptroller Olugboyega Peters, who disclosed this, yesterday, in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, while briefing reporters on the activities of the sector in the last 24 days,…
‘Nigeria borders will remain closed’
The Minister of Agriculture, Mohammed Sabo Nanono, has said Nigeria borders will remain locked and the key is thrown into the lagoon.
‘Why cultivation of rice in South is imperative’
State Governors, especially in the South have been urged to promote the cultivation of rice, so as to make the product available in the region, at an affordable price. The founder and Chief Trader of Titan Farms (TF), an agro-commodity processing and trading outfit, Gbenga Eyiolawi, who gave the advice, decried the practice by some…