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Olam invests $1 billion in Nigeria’s agric sector

Olam Nigeria Limited has invested about 1 billion U.S. dollars (about N360 billion) in Nigeria’s agricultural sector within its 26 years of existence in the country.

Enugu warns farmers, traders against harvest, sale of unripe cashew nuts

Christopher Nwame, the Director of Enugu State Agricultural Services, on Tuesday warned cashew farmers and sellers against the harvest and sale of unripe cashew nuts in the state.

Thailand counts losses over fall in Nigeria’s rice import

The fall in Nigeria’s rice importation has caused the collapse of seven rice mills and increased unemployment rate by 4 per cent in Thailand.

N550 billion credit available to support SMEs – NEXIM

The Nigerian Export-Import Bank, NEXIM, on Tuesday asked export-oriented small and medium entrepreneurs in the Southeast and Delta States to take advantage of its credit facilities to expand their potentials.

Police say it’s difficult to arrest ‘highly placed’ herdsmen sponsors – ex-naval chief

A former chief of naval staff, Samuel Afolayan, says the Kwara state police has admitted that it is difficult to arrest sponsors of recalcitrant herdsmen.

Nigeria earns N284bn from cashew exports in three years

Nigeria earned $813.05m (N284.5bn) in foreign exchange from the exportation of cashew between 2015 and 2017.

Agric to generate 15% of Kogi income in 2018 – Governor Bello

Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi on Monday said the state agricultural sector, through its Agricultural Revolution Programme (ARP), would generate about 15 per cent of the state internally generated income in 2018.

Paucity of funds affected my performance – Governor Bello

Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, on Monday admitted that paucity of funds in 2017 affected his infrastructural development plans for the state.

VP Yemi Osinbajo to commission projects in Kwara Tuesday

The Kwara State Government says all is set to receive the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in the state on a one-day working visit, on Tuesday.

Nigeria gets N212.73bn from agricultural exports in 2016 – report

Nigeria realised N212.73 billion from agricultural product exports at the end of the fourth quarter of 2016.

Governor Ayade hails President Buhari’s independence address

Professor Ben Ayade, governor of Cross River State, has expressed delight over President Muhammadu Buhari’s nationwide address to Nigerians to mark the nation’s 57th Independence anniversary.

Buhari announces presidential initiative to create 10,000 jobs in each state

President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed the next steps to reduce the rate of unemployment in the country.

[email protected]: 200,000 farmers benefit from fed govt’s N44bn – Buhari

At least 200,000 farmers from the federation have benefitted from the N43.9 billion Federal Government’s agricultural Anchor Borrowers Programme, President Muhammadu Buhari has disclosed.

National Assembly remains proper forum for restructuring debate – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari this morning reasserted his stance on the restructuring debate that the National Assembly is the proper and legal forum to address ongoing call to restructure the country.


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