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Governor Shettima: We accord priority to agriculture transformation to end insurgency

Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno says his administration accords priority to agriculture transformation to fight poverty and end insurgency.

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.

Nigeria to produce seed yams for export

The technical committee on Nigeria Yam Export Programme is working with the University of Agriculture, Umudike and the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) to produce seed yams for export.

1m farmers grow bio-fortified crops in Nigeria – official

Dr Paul Ilona, the Country Manager of Harvestplus, an international agriculture organisation, says over one million small holder farmers grow bio-fortified food crops in Nigeria.

Researchers, policymakers meet in Tanzania to discuss cassava agronomy

Scientists across Africa and their colleagues in other parts of the world met with policymakers in Tanzania, under the auspices of the African Agronomy Initiative (ACAI) to discuss the progress made in the last two years in providing clues to the agronomy of cassava.

18 bio-fortified food varieties released in Nigeria

Eighteen bio-fortified varieties comprising six vitamin A cassava, eight vitamin A maize, two orange sweet potato and two iron and zinc sorghum, which are bred conventionally, have been released officially in Nigeria.

AfDB, Brazil to groom African youth in cassava processing

The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Brazil-Africa Institute (BAI) have set a machinery in motion to mentor African youth in cassava processing.

Kebbi govt to export rice – Gov. Bagudu

Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi says the state is planning to produce rice and livestock in commercial quantities for export to earn foreign exchange.

I want to export Kebbi rice, goats to US, Japan – Bagudu

Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State has said that one of his missions in the state was to ensure rice, goats and other agriculture produce from indigenous farmers reach New York City and Japan.

Shettima flag off sale of subsidized fertilizer in Borno

Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State on Monday, flagged off sales and distribution of 24 trucks of assorted bags of fertilizer to farmers at subsidized rate in Sourthern Borno Senatorial District.


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Former England boss Mark Sampson threatened official with pole – UEFA

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MURIC: Return of Dapchi schoolgirls, an indictment of ex-President Jonathan

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