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The President of All Farmers Association of Nigeria, AFAN, Architect Ibrahim Kabir, Saturday, warned that without adequate food the Coronavirus, COVID-19, situation will worsen as government fights to contain its spread in the country.

AFAN: We‘ve yet to feel impact of Cross River governor’s agricultural revolution

Mr Etim Nakanda, the Chairman of All Famers Association of Nigeria (AFAN), Cross River Chapter, says farmers in the state have yet to feel the impact of Gov. Ben Ayade’s agricultural revolution programme.
The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) and the Federal Government have commenced a Human Capital Development (HCD) plan towards moving 24 million Nigerians out of poverty before 2030.

Nigerian governors deny opposing autonomy to state judiciaries, legislatures

The 36 state governors have dismissed claims that they are against President Muhammadu Buhari’s Executive Order 10 of 2020, which compels state governors to ensure financial autonomy for state legislatures and judiciaries.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as said that its staff in Jos Branch, on Tuesday averted what would have been another major fire disaster in the country.

Central bank’s non-interest intervention program excites Sultan of Sokoto, NSCIA

The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) has commended the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) for releasing guidelines for the non-interest version of all its intervention programmes.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as said that its staff in Jos Branch, on Tuesday averted what would have been another major fire disaster in the country.

Central bank targets 12.5 metres metric tons of maize production in 18 months

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Friday in Abuja said that it would intensify its support to farmers to meet the production of 12.5 million metric tons of maize in the country in the next 18 months.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as said that its staff in Jos Branch, on Tuesday averted what would have been another major fire disaster in the country.

Central bank unveils non-interest guidelines for AGSMEIS, MSMEDF, others

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has unveiled series of guidelines for Non-Interest Financial Institutions under its Agri-Business, Small and Medium Enterprise Investment Scheme (AGSMEIS), Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Fund (MSMEDF), the Accelerated Agricultural Development Scheme (AADS) and seven other intervention schemes in its bouquet.

Kano anti-graft czar urges federal government to checkmate fraud in rice production

Alhaji Muhuyi Rimin-Gado, the Chairman, Kano State Public Complaints and Anti- Corruption Commission, has urged the Federal Government to checkmate fraud in rice production policy.
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, (FMARD), Sabo Nanono, says the Federal Government is committed to ensuring the take-off of University of Agriculture, Zuru, Kebbi, in 2020.

Nigeria to salvage food production with ‘agric for food and jobs plan’

The Federal Government Tuesday, disclosed moves to salvage food production with a new agricultural programme, Agric for Food and Jobs Plan, AFJP, in 12 months that would mitigate effects of novel Coronavirus, COVID-19, pandemic, in the sector.
President Muhammadu Buhari

Nigeria’s president urges farmers to increase food production

President Muhammadu Buhari has advised Nigerian farmers to increase their food production as Nigeria has ‘no money’ for food importation.
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Presidency: Nothing wrong with taking more loans

There is nothing wrong in taking more loans to finance specific projects, the Presidency said on Sunday.
National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu stated this in a statement on Sunday night.

APC raps ex-VP Atiku Abubakar over comment on economic diversification

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has expressed surprise over the failure of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, to acknowledge the bold efforts APC administration made towards diversifying Nigeria economy.

DSS seizes 1,207 bags of rice, others in Adamawa

In its move to ensure the success of federal government’s diversification of Nigeria’s economy from oil to agriculture based, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has in conjunction with the Department of State Services (DSS) initiated a robust anti-smuggling drive.

NIRSAL: Corrupt interests sponsoring protests against us

The Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL) says it has uncovered an ongoing scheme by corrupt interests to discredit the work of the agency using sponsored thugs and miscreants to stage protests around its offices.
The Ogun State Commissioner for Agriculture, Dr Adeola Odedina, revealed the training was not just to make the state a food basket, but to also tackle unemployment so that youths be self employed and be able to feed themselves and their families.

Lagos, Ogun partner to train 3,000 youths in agriculture

In a bid to make Southwest food basket of the nation, Ogun and Lagos States have partnered to train over 3000 youths on tomatoes, chili pepper, garment value chain, and many others

Heritage Bank, GEZAWA set to transform Nigeria’s agric sector

The Nigerian agricultural sector is set to witness a huge growth, as Heritage Bank Plc the lead settlement bank for Gezawa Commodity Market (GCMX) has collaborated with key stakeholders to revolutionise agricultural value-chain, aimed at providing fully integrated ecosystem for commodity Exchange.

Unemployment: VON chief urges youths to embrace federal government’s agrarian revolution

The Director-General of Voice of Nigeria, (VON), Mr Osita Okechukwu, has called on Nigerian youths to join the President Muhammadu Buhari’s Agrarian Revolution going on nationwide.

Anchor Borrowers: 70,000 real farmers benefits in Kebbi – RIFAN

The Kebbi State Rice Farmer Association of Nigeria (RIFAN) has refuted claims by the People’s Redemption Party (PRP) that N17 billion in Anchor Borrowers Programme funds by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) were squandered by the state government.

Central bank mobilises 140,848 tomato farmers for anchor borrowers programme

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has mobilised and validated 140,848 tomato farmers for the Anchor Borrowers Programme.
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Rice: Stakeholders call for extension of border closure, ABP

There were fears last August when the Federal Government announced the closure of borders in a bid to stem the influx of light arms, food products, including rice and poultry.

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