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Number of UN officials killed in Ethiopian Airlines crash rises to 21

The number of UN officials killed in the Ethiopian Airlines that crashed on Sunday has risen to 21 from the initial 19 reported by the global intergovernmental organisation.
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Nigerian among 19 UN officials perished in ill-fated Ethiopian Airlines plane crash

Apart from Canada-based professor of Literary Arts, Carleton University, Pius Adesanmi, who died carrying a Canadian passport, the other Nigerian, Abiodun Bashua, who had a UN passport, was among 19 UN officials who perished in the ill-fated Ethiopian Airline crash on Sunday.
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FAO: Hunger in Africa continues to rise

The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) says hunger in Africa has continued to rise with 237 million people affected in sub-Saharan Africa, straining global and continental hunger eradication efforts.
Pope Francis celebrates from the balcony of St Peter's basilica during the traditional Urbi et Orbi Christmas message to the city and the world, on December 25, 2018 at St Peter's square in Vatican. ANGELO CARCONI - EPA

Pope Francis condemns global food inequality, says few have too much

Pope Francis on Thursday condemned unfair access to food around the world as “perverse”, saying it threatened disaster for humanity if not remedied.
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FAO distributes 150 cattle to farmers in Borno

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has distributed 150 cattle to re-settled farmers in Jere and Konduga Local Government Areas of Borno.

FAO to boost Nigeria’s livestock, dairy industry

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations has indicated interest to boost Nigeria’s livestock and diary industry.

FAO: World food prices rise in January

World food prices rose in January, buoyed by a rebound in dairy prices and stronger showings for vegetable oils and sugar, the United Nations food agency said on Thursday.

Analysts predict spike in December inflation rate

As the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) releases its December 2018 inflation figures this week, leading research firms in the country, FSDH Research and Financial Derivatives Company (FDC), said in their forecasts at the weekend that the nation’s inflation rate for December 2018 would increase.

Audu Ogbeh: Nigeria now Africa’s highest producer of maize

“I am glad that Nigeria is Africa’s largest maize producer. We are looking at 12 and a half metric tonnes each year just as we are the largest producer of rice, cassava and yam.”

Maize farmers target 25 million MT in 2019

The Maize Farmers Association of Nigeria on Thursday said it would produce 25 million metric tonnes of the commodity next year.

UN, others chart way out of farmers, herders crisis

Federal government urged to promote global best practices of ranching so that pastoralists can rely on farmers for the supply of fodder to augment their animal feeds

FAO: World food prices drop to two-year low in November

World food prices declined in November 2018 to their lowest level in over two years, led down by much weaker vegetable oil, dairy and cereal prices, the United Nations food agency said on Thursday.

FAO: 1.7 million people need food assistance in North East

The Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) has said the number of people in need of food assistance in the troubled North-east Nigeria has reduced.

Farmers want federal government to ban maize importation

Maize Association of Nigeria (MAAN) has called on the Federal Government to ban the importation of maize into the country to encourage local production.

FAO commissions solar-powered boreholes in three states

As part of efforts to mitigate the effects of climate change, the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) has commissioned solar-powered boreholes in three arid states of Northern Nigeria, to boost access to water for domestic use and agricultural practice.

FAO: 75 million slaughtered cows waste yearly

No fewer than 75 million cows slaughtered for consumption end up wasting every year, a new report by the Food and Agriculture organisation (FAO) says.

Boko Haram: FAO distributes 11,000 fuel-efficient stoves to displaced families in Borno

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) says it has distributed 11,000 fuel-efficient stoves to families displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency in Borno.

World Food Day: Expert wants training of youths in mechanized farming

An agriculture expert, Mr Tunji Owoeye, on Monday, called for training of youths in mechanised farming to enhance food production.

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