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Boko Haram: Adamawa IDPs get support to resume farming

Years after they were forced by Boko Haram to flee their homes, about 4000 farming households in Adamawa State have received free farm inputs from the the federal government to resume crop production.

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.

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.
Lagos State’s Commissioner for Agriculture, Oluwatoyin Suarau

Lagos demolishes 500 shanties, illegal structures in Oko Oba Abattoir

Over 500 shanties and illegal structures within and outside the Oko Oba Abattoir and Lairage Complex in Agege area of Lagos State were on Saturday demolished by the State Government as part of effort to ensure adequate upgrading and transformation of the complex for improved operations.
Governor David Nweze Umahi

Ebonyi rejects federal government’s proposed cattle ranches

The Ebonyi State Government, on Thursday, rejected the Federal Government’s plan to establish cattle ranches in the state.

Governor Umahi suspends commissioner over ‘gross misconduct’

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State on Thursday suspended his Commissioner for Solid Minerals Development, Chief Francis Orji, indefinitely for gross misconduct.

Governor Okorocha swears in two new commissioners

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has sworn in two new commissioners and two new transition committee chairmen for local government areas.

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.

Bauchi government to retain retiring agric extension workers

The Bauchi State Government says it will retain some retiring agricultural extension workers, in its efforts to revitalise its agricultural sector.

Lagos government spends N1.04 billion on LAKE rice subsidy in 3 years

The Lagos State Government, on Thursday, said it has subsidised LAKE Rice to the tune of N1.049billion from December 2016 till date, as part of efforts aimed at sustaining food sufficiency and food security in the State.

Ondo government expresses readiness to partner Dangote on rice production

The Ondo State Government has expressed its readiness to partner with the Dangote Group on the establishment of a 3,000-hectare rice farm in the state.

Official: Benue farmers lost rice worth N8bn to herdsmen attacks

Anbua, who was fielding questions from newsmen on the aftermath of herdsmen attack on food security in the state, noted that Benue is ranked among the fifth largest producers of rice in the country, with the expectation of bumper harvest this year.

Ondo government to partner relevant stakeholders to disease-free meat

The Ondo State Government has expressed readiness to partner with relevant agencies and organisations to ensure access to disease-free meat in the state.

Kaduna state mulls investment plan to stimulate agribusiness

Kaduna State Government, says it is fine-tuning a detailed plan to stimulate both local and foreign investments into the state Agriculture sector.

Lagos restates ban on grazing of cows, illegal movement of animals

The Lagos State government has said that the ban placed on unauthorised modes of movement of animals, especially live cattle, across the State still subsists, stressing that persons found culpable in this act will be prosecuted.

Borno govt resuscitates poultry, fisheries, livestock production

The Borno State Government says it has resuscitated the dormant poultry unit in the state and improved both livestock and fisheries production.

Kebbi govt acquires tractors, tillers for rice farmers

Kebbi state government has acquired 100 tractors, 300 power tillers, 300 thrashers and 200 reapers to support the rice farmers.

Commissioner: Kebbi can produce 50% rice needs of Nigerians

Kebbi State has assured the nation it has the capacity to deliver 50 per cent of the rice needs of Nigerians with the continuous support of Federal Government’s Anchor Borrowers Programme.

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