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Paddy rice production increases from 5m tonnes to 17m tonnes in 2 years

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, said that the production of rice paddy had increased from five million tonnes to 17 million tonnes in the last two and half years.

We increased paddy rice production by 12 million tonnes in two years – Audu...

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, said that the production of rice paddy had increased from five million tonnes to 17 million tonnes in the last two and half years.

Rice importation to end this year – Audu Ogbeh

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, on Wednesday evening said that in six months time, Nigeria will cease from importing rice to satisfy local demand, as rice production in the last two and half years has improved.

2018: Kwara govt to engage 10,000 youth farmers

The Kwara State Government, on Sunday, said it has commenced plans to engage 10,000 youth farmers under the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) newly-introduced Accelerated Agricultural Development Scheme (AADS).

President Buhari administration recorded laudable achievements in 2017 – Presidency

As Nigerians prepare to welcome the New Year, 2018, the Presidency has said that despite global economic challenges and initial outlook of slow, or unlikely recovery, the Nigerian economy against predictions, witnessed remarkable changes in 2017.

2017: President Buhari scores economic performance high

President Muhammadu Buhari has disclosed that Nigeria’s economy witnessed remarkable changes in 2017, including exiting the worst recession in decades and gradual stabilisation of the naira.

2018: President Buhari promises major facelifts in power, rail, roads

The Presidency on Saturday raised the hopes of Nigerians in the New Year with a pledge to ensure major facelifts in power, rail and roads, based on the present administration’s investment in infrastructure.

Nigeria can achieve self-sufficiency in rice production – expert

The Chief Executive Officer, Raymos Guanah Farms, Mr Raymos Guanah says that Nigeria can achieve self-sufficiency in rice production if the present trend is sustained.

Key achievements of President Buhari’s administration in 2017

Despite global economic challenges and initial outlook of slow, or unlikely, recovery, the Nigerian economy trumped predictions and witnessed some remarkable changes in 2017, which include exiting from the worst recession in decades and a gradual stabilization of the naira.

2018: Expect major facelift in power, rail, roads – Presidency

The Presidency on Saturday told Nigerians to expect major facelift in power, rail and roads in 2018 based on the present administration’s investment in infrastructure.

Presidency outlines 17 achievements in 2017

Mr. Femi Adesina, President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, has unveiled 17 achievements of the administration in 2017.

Central bank, rice farmers to crash rice prices

The National President, Rice Farmers Association, Alhaji Aminu Goronyo, has assured Nigerians that the market prices of locally produced rice will soon crash.

Kano to set up mobile court to recover agric loans

The Kano State Government is to set up a mobile court to recover loans from defaulters of the Central Bank of Nigeria’s Anchor Borrowers‘ Programme.

Governors Fayose, Yari clash in Aso Rock over $1bn Boko Haram fund

Opposition by some governors to the $1 billion proposed spending on the war against insurgency may cause a rift in the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF).

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