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The Federal Government has announced plans to establish large ranches in 10 pilot states of Adamawa, Benue, Ebonyi, Edo, Kaduna, Nasarawa, Oyo, Plateau, Taraba and Zamfara.
The Anambra State Government says it will spend N4.1 billion on strategic agricultural development initiative in the 2018 planting season.
No fewer than 132 unemployed persons are currently undergoing three-day training in Onitsha, Anambra, on groundnut production, processing and packaging for self-employment.
With the kick-off of the new farming circle lace with complaints by farmers over their inability to access farm credits and facilities, a Director of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (state) has identified impatience and lack of professional advice as some of the hindrances to accessing government agricultural credit facilities by farmers.
The Nigerian Incentive-based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural lending (NIRSAL) has mapped out modalities to train Agriculture Desk Officers of commercial banks and other key stakeholders in Value Chain Finance so as to guarantee food sufficiency in Nigeria.
The Southeast Regional Director, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD), Mr Nnamdi Ibezim, has advised farmers not to rush into planting of maize with the onset of the early rains.
The Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL), the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FARD) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) at the weekend launched an $8,066,500 Nigerian Agribusiness Supplier Development Project (NASDP), aimed at guaranteeing food security in the country.
The Federal Government in partnership with the WorldFish, an international organisation, is to scale up tilapia and catfish production through research in the country.
The Federal Government says it is taking measures to control certain drugs, having discovered that most suicide bombings and other violent crimes are carried out under the influence of drugs.
The Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Hajia Aisha Abubakar, has disclosed that Nigeria spends about $1.3 billion annually on the importation of dairy products such as milk, yogurt, cheese and other milk derivatives.
The Lagos State Chapter of the Poultry Association of Nigeria (PANLAG) on Tuesday hailed the Federal Government’s N10 billion National Egg Production (NEGPRO) scheme, which was inaugurated in January.
Nigeria has recorded an increase in crops production and in land areas agricultural cultivation in 2017 above the 2016 production records.
The Federal Government has directed the Ecological Fund Office to include the Federal University, Dutse (FUD), Jigawa, in its data bank for erosion control intervention programmes.
Senate President, Bukola Saraki, on Tuesday commended a 66-year-old Germany-based Nigerian engineer, Olusegun Arowolo, for inventing a cocoa pod breaking machine, the first ever in the world.
The Federal Government has established an Inter-Ministerial Committee on harmonisation of data collection and evaluation for the country.
President Muhammadu Buhari has assured the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the country that his administration will leave no stone unturned in restoring their devastated communities for their immediate and safe return.
Ante Rebic was so disappointed in Argentina's performance and conduct in Croatia's 3-0 win over them that he decided not to ask Lionel Messi to swap jerseys.
Security forces in Venezuela have carried out hundreds of unjustified killings without any apparent consequences, the United Nations has said in a new report, drawing a rejection from government officials in Caracas.
Super Eagles manager, Gernot Rohr, has claimed that tactical shake-up paid dividends as they beat Iceland 2-0 in Volgograd, Russia on Friday.
The Sub-Committee on Monitoring, Coordination and Compliance of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Convention Committee, has allayed fears that the convention, scheduled holding on Saturday, would be marred by crisis.
At least 10 subsistence miners were killed when a mine dump collapsed in Zambia’s second-largest city and copperbelt mining hub Kitwe on Wednesday, police said.
Four persons were reportedly killed and ten others missing in a Wednesday night attack on Gashes district, Barkinladi Local Government Area of Plateau State.
The Federal Government has budget over N5.30bn for the National Grazing Reserve Development, while N25.1 billion is for the promotion and development of Value Chain across more than thirty different commodities.
Democratic Republic of Congo’s parliament will, at President Joseph Kabila’s request, hold a special session to consider legislation providing legal protection for former presidents, lawmakers said.
Fault lines in Germany's defence have been visible in recent games and Sunday's 1-0 World Cup defeat to Mexico should not really be seen as a surprise, defender Mats Hummels has said.