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Kaduna state mulls investment plan to stimulate agribusiness

Kaduna State Government, says it is fine-tuning a detailed plan to stimulate both local and foreign investments into the state Agriculture sector.

Lagos restates ban on grazing of cows, illegal movement of animals

The Lagos State government has said that the ban placed on unauthorised modes of movement of animals, especially live cattle, across the State still subsists, stressing that persons found culpable in this act will be prosecuted.

Borno govt resuscitates poultry, fisheries, livestock production

The Borno State Government says it has resuscitated the dormant poultry unit in the state and improved both livestock and fisheries production.

Kebbi govt acquires tractors, tillers for rice farmers

Kebbi state government has acquired 100 tractors, 300 power tillers, 300 thrashers and 200 reapers to support the rice farmers.

Commissioner: Kebbi can produce 50% rice needs of Nigerians

Kebbi State has assured the nation it has the capacity to deliver 50 per cent of the rice needs of Nigerians with the continuous support of Federal Government’s Anchor Borrowers Programme.

Farmers get N1.4 billion fertilizer subsidy in Sokoto

Sokoto State Government yesterday expressed its readiness to spend N1.4 billion to subsidise cost of fertilizer for farmers in the state in the 2018 farming season.

Patronage of local rice increases in Enugu

The Chairman of Amalgamated Enugu State Farmers Association, Romanus Eze, says government policies and investments in local rice production have increased patronage of the staple food.

Bank of Agriculture trains 300 livestock farmers in Oyo

The Bank of Agriculture (BOA), South-West zone on Wednesday held a training on improved goat/sheep farming for no fewer than 300 farmers in Oyo state.

Enugu govt targets food exports in 2018

The Enugu State Government says that one of its major policy thrusts is to achieve self-sufficiency in food production and exportation in 2018.

Governor Bello pledges to make Kogi Holland of Nigeria

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi has pledged to make the state be the Holland of Nigeria in terms of dairy milk production and other livestock products for other states to patronise.

IFAD to monitor seedling adulteration in Ebonyi

International Food for Agricultural Development (IFAD)-assisted Value Chain Development Programme (VCDP) says it will permanently check the sale of adulterated seedlings in Ebonyi State.

Olu Falae’s farm: Suspected arsonists’ll be brought to book – Police

Ondo State Commissioner of Police, Mr Gbenga Adeyanju, on Tuesday, declared that all those involved in the burning of the farm of former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Chief Olu Falae, in Ilado, Akure North Local Government Area of the state, would not go unpunished.

I believe herdsmen hate me – Olu Falae

Former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Chief Olu Falae, has expressed displeasure over President Muhammadu Buhari inability to rein in the campaign of terror by suspected herdsmen in the country.

Federal govt, Ebonyi strike deal to promote agric production

The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) has concluded plans to enhance the agricultural production output of farmers in Ebonyi State through its Livelihood Improvement Family Enterprise (LIFE) programme.


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Kogi government denies reported killing of 25 persons by Fulani herdsmen

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