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Ministry, NIRSAL seek indigenous technology to boost agric

This is even as the AfDB has pledged to invest $120 million over the next three years to boost productivity and transform nine commodities which include cassava, rice, maize, sorghum/ millet, wheat, livestock, aquaculture, high iron beans and orange-fleshed sweet potatoes in Africa.

Governor Al-Makura warns against fertilizer hoarding

Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa State, has warned middlemen against hoarding of fertilizers products in the state.

President Buhari lauded for achievements in agric sector

Stakeholders in the agriculture sector have commended President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration for its agricultural policy, saying that agriculture is gradually regaining its position as the mainstay of the nation’s economy.

The real price of “Change The Change” campaign [II]

On Tuesday, May 29, 2018, the Buhari/Osinbajo led government will clock three years in office. With elections less than a year ahead, this period of people-oriented governance has been a great success. The administration has fared very well in various policy fronts. There is a long list of achievements to flaunt.

Heritage Bank restates commitment to agric development

Heritage Bank Plc, Nigeria’s most innovative banking service provider, has said it is committed to the sustenance, growth and development of Nigeria’s agricultural sector.

Wheat farmers appeal to federal government to address high cost of inputs to boost...

Wheat Farmers Association of Nigeria has appealed to Federal Government to address issues associated with high cost of farm inputs to enable farmers to increase productivity.

Central bank chief Godwin Emefiele emerges The Guardian Economic Personality of the Year

The Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, was on Saturday, April 7, 2018, unveiled as The Guardian Economic Personality of the Year 2017 in recognition of his contribution to stabilizing the Nigerian financial sector amidst recession as well as the Bank’s effort in development financing.

Central bank to deploy N60 billion intervention fund in vulnerable sector

Emefiele said this in a keynote address he delivered after he received The Guardian “Economic Personality of the Year 2017” award in Lagos yesterday.

ABP: 500 Bayelsa rice farmers receive inputs

No fewer than 500 rice farmers in Bayelsa have received various farm inputs under the first phase of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Anchor Borrowers’ Programme.

Federal government urged to extend school feeding from primary 4-6

Secretaries to Governments of States have appealed to the Federal Government to extend its school feeding programme of National Social Investment Programme (NSIP) to primary four through six.

Nigeria, UNDP launch $8 million agribusiness project

The Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL), the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FARD) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) at the weekend launched an $8,066,500 Nigerian Agribusiness Supplier Development Project (NASDP), aimed at guaranteeing food security in the country.

Godwin Emefiele: Central bank has disbursed N55 billion to 250,000 farmers

The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, yesterday put the total amount of money disbursed under the Anchor Borrower’s Programme (ABP) in partnership with the state government and private sector group since the commencement of the programme, at N55.526 billion to over 250,000 farmers.

Federal govt should replicate agricultural programmes in housing sector – NGO

Shelter Rights Initiatives, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), has appealed to the Federal Government to replicate its laudable agricultural sector programmes in the housing sector to solve housing deficit.

Delta fish farmers receive N1.2 billion central bank loan

Fish farmers in Delta State have received N1.2 billion loan under the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Anchor Borrowers Programme, ABP.

INEC registers 21 new political parties

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Wednesday in Abuja presented certificates of registration to the 21 newly registered political parties.

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).

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.

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.

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APC postpones primary election in Osun

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INEC to suspend voter registration till after 2019 elections

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House of Reps to probe pipeline surveillance contracts in Bayelsa

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