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The Oil Palm Growers Association of Nigeria (OPGAN) has commended President Muhammadu Buhari and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) for empowering smallholder farmers under the Anchor Borrower Programme (ABP).
Farmers in India blocked roads and railway tracks on Friday in a protest against new legislation that they say could pave the way for the government to stop buying grain at guaranteed prices, leaving them at the mercy of private buyers
No fewer than 65 cows and the herdsman in charge, Adamu Adamu Yusuf, have been arrested by men of the Ondo State Security Network Agency, known as Amotekun, in Oda town, in Akure South Local Government Area of the state.
The Senate has attributed the continued insecurity across the country, particularly in the Northern part of the country to vacuum of intelligence gathering at the grassroots created by the 1976 local government reform.
The Lagos State Agro-Processing, Productivity Enhancement and Livelihood Support (APPEALS) project of the World Bank and the Federal Government on Monday trained its beneficiaries on certification and regulations.
The Udawa farming community in Kaduna state was thrown into fear as bandits kidnapped 16 farmers, including children, on bush paths to the farm.
The Buhari who was represented by the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mohammed Nanono, on a visit to assess the situation and commiserate with the State Government and affected farmers pledged assistance to mitigate the effects of the losses incurred.
President Muhammadu Buhari has reiterated that his administration is very keen on reviving the agriculture sector in order to meet local food demand; and diversify an economy that has been too reliant on crude oil proceeds.
John Olateru, Oyo State Chairman, All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN), on Tuesday said that inadequate rainfall was a big challenge for farmers in the South-West this year.
Over 40 million Nigerian farmers under the auspices of All Farmers Association of Nigeria, AFAN, Saturday, hailed Dr Akinwunmi Adesina, over re-election and subsequent inauguration as African Development Bank’s President for a second tenure.
The Bisri Dam was partially suspended in June after the Washington-based development lender said it raised concerns about the project’s implementation, and given the government of Lebanon until September 4 to finalize key agreements related to operations and maintenance as well as the environment.
In his bid to take the dividends of democracy to the doorsteps of the people at the grassroots, Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde has given an account of his administration’s developmental projects in the Oyo zone in the last one year.
A former staff of Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission, DESOPADEC, now Chief Executive Officer of Flourish-Bentam Agro-Fish Nigeria Limited, Mr. Julius Egbedi, has told the Deputy Governor of the state, Deacon Kingsley Otuaro, why he resigned from the state-owned oil commission.
President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed deep concern over the heavy floods in Kebbi that took a number of lives, submerged hectares of farmlands and houses, destroyed farm produce and personal belongings.
Four persons on Monday died, while 12 others sustained various degrees of injuries in a lone accident involving a Mazda bus around Isara bridge on Lagos-Ibadan expressway.
Some Nigerian traders in Ghana are considering suicide as option, following rising cases of frustrations, biting hunger and sad feelings of grave abandonment occasioned by the recent actions taken by Ghanaian government against the traders, Progressives Ambassadors of Nigeria has said.
Frank Lampard insists Victor Moses will not be part of his squad for Tuesday’s Carabao Cup clash with Tottenham Hotspurs.
Sadiq Umar was on target for Partizan Belgrade in their 2 – 1 victory over Backa Backa Palanka in Monday’s Serbian pro league game.
Thiago Silva is eager to point out that he is not at Chelsea to “visit tourist sites” and “go through the motions”, with the Brazilian defender determined “to win” with the Blues.