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Researchers move to contain cassava disease in West Africa

Researchers in West Africa have stepped up efforts contain a viral disease that could wreck the region’s staple food and condemn millions to hunger.
Cassava Brown Streak Disease (CBSD)

West African states in joint fight against root crop ‘Ebola’

Researchers from half a dozen states in West Africa have joined together in a battle against what one expert calls a root crop "Ebola" - a viral disease that could wreck the region's staple food and condemn millions to hunger.
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ActionAid hands-over N35.5 million livelihood projects

As part of efforts aimed at building resilience against violent extremism through enhanced capacity and structures to check radicalisation, ActionAid Nigeria has handed over N35.5 million livelihood support factories to women and youths in Kogi State.

Kogi government to establish 12 cottage industries in 9 local councils

Kogi State Government has concluded plans to establish 12 cottage industries in nine local government areas to boost the economy of rural communities, an official has disclosed.
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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.

IFAD distributes farm inputs to rice, cassava farmers in Ogun

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) Assisted-Value Chain Development Programme (VCDP), on Saturday distributed farm inputs to 1,500 rice and cassava value chain farmers toward the success of 2018 planting season.

Anambra government boosts agriculture with N4.1 billion

Anambra State government has doled out a whooping sum of N3.8 billion for agricultural development in the state, with effect from this year’s farming season.

NIRSAL: Cassava exploitation can accelerate Africa’s economic transformation

The Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL) says exploiting the potential in cassava can accelerate Africa’s economic transformation.

Expert: Repositioning cassava sector will save Africa $1.2 billon

If the Cassava sector is properly repositioned, it is capable of saving the African continent about $1.2b, which can be redirected into the continent’s domestic economies.

CAN backs President Buhari, Comrade Oshiomhole, says no vacancy in Aso Rock

The national executives of Change Advocates of Nigeria (CAN), Nigeria and Diaspora have endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari for a second term in office come 2019.

Herdsman arraigned in Ekiti over alleged destruction of N4 million cassava farm

An 18-year-old herdsman, Mohammadu Suraju, whose cattle destroyed a N4 million cassava farm, on Wednesday appeared before an Ado Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court.

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.

IFAD trains 250 farmers in Ogun

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) says it has trained 250 rice and cassava value chain farmers to acquire entrepreneurial skills.

35 Benue youths get agribusiness grants

At least 35 Benue youths who underwent training in agribusiness investment program organised by the Royaldream Builders Initiative (RBI) in conjunction with the US Embassy, Abuja have benefited from a grant to boost their agribusiness.

Cardiologist: Nigerian soups, food unhealthy

Kunle Iyanda, a cardiologist at Wuse General Hospital, Abuja, has described Nigerian diets as unhealthy.

NNPC to partner Osun government on renewable energy development

The management of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says it will partner Osun government on renewable energy development.

APC, PDP have nothing new to offer Osun – AD aspirant

Ahead of the September 22 governorship election in Osun State, a governorship aspirant on the platform of the Alliance for Democracy (AD), Mr. Femi Kehinde, has called on electorate in the state to get their Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) and also ensure they participated fully in the election with the mindset to protect their votes.

My husband allows another man to make love to me – woman tells court

A five-year-old marriage is on the brink of collapse as Mrs Musilimat Olasuyi told an Igando Customary Court in Lagos that her husband, Oluwagbemiga, permitted another man to sleep with her in their matrimonial home.

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