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Cashew association calls for policies to promote industry

The newly elected president of the National Cashew Association of Nigeria (NCAN), Mr Ojo Ajanaku, wants the Federal Government to enact policies that would promote the cashew industry.

Federal government identifies 22 foreign exchange earning sectors to replace oil

About 22 sectors capable of generating foreign exchange for the federal government in place of crude oil have been identified, the Executive Director, Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC), Segun Awolowo, has said.

Insecurity: Yobe fruit sellers lament market closure

Fruit farmers and sellers in Mamudo town of Yobe say they are incurring heavy losses as a result of poor patronage caused by closure of some markets in the state and neighbouring Borno.
Aliyu Abdulhameed

NIRSAL moves to raise over N140 billion for Agric financing

The Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk-Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL) has initiated actions to raise over N140 billion to finance agriculture over the next three years. US$200 million (N75 billion) will be raised by NIRSAL in...
Vietnam confirmed the haul and also announced a separate seizure of 8.3 tonnes of pangolin scales from 'an African country' in the northern Haiphong port

Vietnam seizes five tonnes of pangolin scales from Nigeria

Vietnam police have seized more than five tonnes of pangolin scales stashed in a cashew shipment from Nigeria, the government said Friday.

CBN: Nigeria attracted $6 billion FDI in three months

The Central Bank of Nigeria has said the country attracted $6 billion foreign investments in the first three months of the year.

Kogi government moves to boost cashew nuts business

Kogi government says it has rolled out new measures to salvage the dwindling fortunes of cashew business in the state.
Yemi Osinbajo

Ajaokuta Steel: Federal government has gone beyond promises to implementation – VP Osinbajo

The Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has affirmed that the Federal Government under the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari has gone beyond promises to implementation as the resuscitation of Ajaokuta Steel Company was concerned

Nigeria loses N28 billion in cashew export

There are indications that Nigeria lost about N28 billion ($79,550,000) from the 37,000 tonnes of cashew exported to Vietnam due to price volatility.

10,000 Kogi farmers to benefit from World Bank APPEALS project

About 10,000 farmers in Kogi State are to benefit from the $200 million grant of the World Bank assisted Agro Processing Productivity Enhancement and Livelihood Support (APPEALS) project.
Okechukwu Enelamah

AGOA: Federal government unfolds strategy on exporting products – official

The Federal Government has begun the implementation strategy to ensure that non-oil products are duly accepted in the US under the African Growth and Opportunity Act.
Farmers in Tanzania say they believe that government will eventually pay them for their cashew nut harvests. Government opted to buy all harvests after private buyers failed to up their prices at the request of the president.

Tanzania farmers believe cashew payment after army collects nuts

Farmers in Tanzania say they believe that government will eventually pay them for their cashew nut harvests. Government opted to buy all harvests after private buyers failed to up their prices at the request of the president.
President John Magufuli. AFP Photo-Daniel Hayduk

Dealers suffer after government decides to buy cashew nuts

Cashew nuts dealers have said President John Magufuli's decision to order the government to purchase the crop has affected them financially because most of them are dependent on the crop to run their families.

FUNAAB canvasses support for SMEs to enhance food production

The Federal Government has been urged to improve support for the Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs), to enhance their capacity to produce enough food for the country.

NEPC: Federal government committed to increasing non-oil export

Segun Awolowo, the Executive Secretary, Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC), says the Federal Government was committed to increasing the total value and volume of non-oil exports.

Anambra lawmakers, others raise alarm over erosion threat

Mr Chukwuka Ezenwune, a lawmaker representing Idemili South State Constituency in Anambra, has raised alarm over an erosion site which he said had claimed a section of a road at Uke in the state.

NEXIM approves N25b loan for Nigerian non-oil exporters

The Nigerian Export-Import Bank (NEXIM) has approved the disbursement of loans totaling about N25billion in support of various projects in the non-oil export sector.

NAFDAC warns against eating fruits ripened with calcium carbide

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has warned the public to shun consumption of fruits ripened with calcium carbide.

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