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Agro-firm targets 120,000 tonnes of maize in 2020

An agro-based firm, H.O Corn, says it plans to cultivate 30,000 hectare of land with expected yield of 120,000 tonnes of maize to meet households and industrial demand in 2020.

NSCDC: Agro rangers to act as mediators in farmers, herders conflicts

The about 1, 000 newly inaugurated Agro Ranger special unit by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps to address the recurring farmers/herders conflict in the country would as part of their duties serve as mediator in any conflict between farmers and herders in the hinterland across the country.

Federal government signs MOU with Unilorin on land for N-Power beneficiaries

The federal government has signed a ten-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) of 40-hectare farmland with the University of Ilorin in Kwara State, for the Social Intervention Programmes (SIP) N-Power Agro beneficiaries.

Group promises massive investments in rice, cassava processing

An Agro – food company, Elephant Group Plc, credited with off taking all cassava planted and harvested in Edo State, has pledged to offtake the total production of rice and cassava in Ogun State and also engage about 40,000 farmers within the next three years on the outgrower basis.

NASSI backs federal government’s planned forex restriction on dairy products

The Nigerian Association of Small Scale Industrialists (NASSI) has said that forex restriction on imported dairy products would uphold indigenous companies into milk processing and spur local production.

Lagos consumes 20 million eggs daily

Lagos State Commissioner for Agriculture, Oluwatoyin Suarau, has said the state consumes 20 million eggs daily, one of the largest in the country.

Group: ‘Massive rice smuggling’ threatening local production

Babatunde Ajibola, head media and communications, Elephant Group Plc, on Friday in Lagos said that massive rice smuggling into the country was threatening the confidence and ability of local rice millers and farmers.

Enugu guber: Ekene Uzodinma emrges UPP candidate

An industrialist, Ekene Uzodinma, has picked the United Progressive Party (UPP) nomination form for Enugu State governorship election.

Three million women, youths to benefit from federal govt’s new job creation initiative

Three million women and youths nationwide will benefit from an Agro-business programme of the Livelihood Improvement Family Enterprises (LIFE) scheme of the Federal Government, an official said on Tuesday.

2,324 unemployed youths now employers of labour – Governor Okowa

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta has disclosed that the state government’s skills and vocational programmes of job creation have made 2,324 previously unemployed youths in the state employers of labour.

How federal govt is dealing with Apapa traffic gridlock – VP Yemi Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday explained that the Federal Government was working with private sector players to resolve the perennial traffic gridlock around Apapa Port in Lagos.

N-Power announces end date for online test

N-Power has announced that its online assessment test will end on August 31.

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