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Gombe moves to address dearth of agric extension workers

The Gombe State government says it has taken steps to address the inadequate agricultural extension workers to serve the farming population in the state.
Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje

Governor Ganduje: Rice production hits all time high in Kano

Kano State Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has disclosed that his administration boosts local rice production to 3 million tonnes a year to meet the people’s demands on rice consumption.

Nigeria inaugurates agCelerant to connect smallholder farmers

Nigeria is leading agriculture into the post-digital era with the inauguration of Africa’s first National agCelerant Technical Committee.

Senator Sabi: Technocrats bane of agriculture development in Nigeria

The Senate spokesperson, Sabi Abudullahi, says technocrats are the major challenges of the Nigerian farming system.

Federal government engages 130,000 graduates as extension workers

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Audu Ogbeh, says 130, 000 graduate youth have been employed to offer extension services to farmers across the country.
ActionAid Nigeria

ActionAid calls for adequate funding of agric extension services

The Programme Coordinator, ActionAid Nigeria, Mr Azubike Nwokoye, on Thursday called on the Federal Government to strengthen agricultural extension services in the country.

FAO to install 100 FFS in North East to boost agriculture

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations has said that it is planning to install 100 Farmer Field School (FFS) community groups in 2018 in Nigeria’s North-east region to boost agricultural production.

NANTS decries poor availability of information to farmers

Ken Ukaoha, President, National Association of Nigerian Traders, has decried poor access to information from Extension Service delivery to small scale farmers.

Kaduna agency to train 270,000 rice, maize, soya beans farmers

The Kaduna State Agricultural Development Agency, on Friday said it would train 270,000 Rice, Soya beans and Maize farmers in the state over the next three years on best farming practices for enhanced production.

Governor Obaseki lays off staff, closes College of Agriculture Iguoriakhi

‎Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki has sacked the staff of the state government owned College of Agriculture Iguoriakhi in Ovia South West local government area and closed down the institution.

NABDA: Nigeria spends over N1 billion on fish importation annually

Nigeria is spending over N1 billion on the importation of fish annually despite being the second largest producer of the commodity in the continent.

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West Ham have confirmed that manager David Moyes has tested positive for coronavirus, alongside players Issa Diop and Josh Cullen.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, today docked for fraud Pius Ugochukwu Ezeokafor, a former Director of Physical Planning, and now Senior Lecturer in the Department of Architecture, Federal Polytechnic, Oko, Anambra State.

EFCC docks polytechnic lecturer for N27 million fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, today docked for fraud Pius Ugochukwu Ezeokafor, a former Director of Physical Planning, and now Senior Lecturer in the Department of Architecture, Federal Polytechnic, Oko, Anambra State.
Former Emir of Kano and one-time Managing Director of First Bank, Muhammadu Sanusi II, has lamented that the nation’s economy has not been diversified, over 60 years after the discovery of oil in Nigeria.

Muhammadu Sanusi advises Nigerian government on human capital development

Former Emir of Kano and one-time Managing Director of First Bank, Muhammadu Sanusi II, has lamented that the nation’s economy has not been diversified, over 60 years after the discovery of oil in Nigeria.