Wednesday, 20th October 2021
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12 Aug
Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, yesterday, suspended the Commissioner for Housing and Urban Development, Clement Nweke, over alleged insubordination and dereliction of duty.
11 Jul
Some residents in Enugu have shifted patronage to sweet potatoes as alternative staple food as price of yam continues to soar
11 Jun
The Federal Government on Friday in Ado Ekiti distributed 50,000 certified yam seeds to farmers to boost food security in the country. Hajia Karima Babangida, the Director, Federal Department of Agriculture in the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, while distributing the seedlings, said that the aim was to boost high yield for export. Babangida…
12 May
The prices of root and tuber crops like yam and Irish potatoes have gone up in some markets in the FCT ahead of the Sallah celebration.
15 Sep 2019
Nigeria is the world’s largest producer of yam in the world accounting for about 70-76 percent of the general production. According to numbers supplied by the Food and Agriculture Organization in 1985, Nigeria produced 18.3 million tonnes of yam from 1.5 million hectares, representing 73.8 percent of total yam production in Africa. This number has…
7 Jul 2019
The Ogidi Day celebration, a cultural festival of Ogidi people of Kogi State has continued to draw both local and foreign participation. The cultural fiesta, which started in 2007, has become a rallying point for the people and has attracted development to their area, as well as boost the economy. Once again on June 15,…
6 May 2019
The Esuk Mba community market in Akpabuyo Local Government Area of Cross River is still practising trade by barter as a means of exchange for food items since the market was established in 1956, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. The market, which is located in a remote village in Esuk Mba in Akpabuyo,…
27 Dec 2018
The Technical Committee on Yam Export has urged the National Assembly to amend the Export Prohibition Act of 1989 to facilitate the export of agricultural produce in Nigeria.
23 Dec 2018
The harmattan has brought in its trail dust and dry air. Curiously, in place of what was supposed to be cold weather, there is intense heat, which could lead to dehydration, if not properly handled. To avoid or minimise the harsh effects of the weather, medical experts have advised that people should avoid unnecessary exposure.…
15 Nov 2018
Can extracts of the tubers and leaves of some species of yam be used to beat cancer, diabetes, pain, arthritis, bone loss, and premenopausal syndrome?...
1 Nov 2018
‘Dieting in pregnancy’, is a phrase that evokes variable emotions, while some people are strongly against it (a pregnant woman should eat whatever she wants), a few pregnant women are open to the possibility to losing any excess weight. Should a pregnant woman diet? How safe would it be? Dieting is defined as the kinds…
26 Aug 2018
In case you never knew or imagined that a cake could be baked using yam, then we're here to change that. This recipe combines fresh yam peelings and coconut for a delicious cake. Ingredients 450g fresh puna yam, peeled and grated 2 eggs, whisked 50g golden caster sugar ¼ tsp salt 100ml condensed milk 150ml…


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The Taliban agreed Wednesday to work with Russia, China and Iran on regional security after the Kremlin warned of emerging Islamic State and drug-trafficking threats in the wake of the hardline group's takeover in Afghanistan.
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The Police Command in Niger on Wednesday confirmed the abduction of thirteen passengers by gunmen at Konar Barau village of Rafi Local Government Area of the state.
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By Laetitia Badolo OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso, 19 October 2021 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/-  Access to water and sanitation remains a luxury for most people in Africa. African parliamentarians are ensuring that this luxury effectively became what it really is, a basic human right. The biggest hindrance to improving water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in Africa is the absence of…
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The management of Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) on Wednesday announced a six-hour planned outage in some communities in Badagry, Lagos State.