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Dr Benson Alfred Bana, High Commissioner of Tanzania in Nigeria, on Thursday called for stronger trade cooperation and diplomatic relations between Nigeria and his country.

Tanzania seeks stronger trade, diplomatic relations with Nigeria

Dr Benson Alfred Bana, High Commissioner of Tanzania in Nigeria, on Thursday called for stronger trade cooperation and diplomatic relations between Nigeria and his country.
Akwa Ibom State Governor Udom Emmanuel says it is unsafe to reopen schools in the state in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Akwa Ibom yet to implement post-coronavirus recommendations

Akwa Ibom State Government is yet to implement the recommendations of the post coronavirus economic reconstruction committee report submitted several months to governor Udom Emmanuel.

Edo guber: NCP candidate pledges to end hunger, starvation

Pastor Peters Omoragbon, the National Conscience Party (NCP) governorship candidate in Edo State, has pledged that he will put an end to hunger and starvation in Edo State if elected into power.
Ogun Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has set up a committee that will develop guidelines for a safe reopening of schools for students at the final year or transition classes in the State.

Ogun begins tracking of Anchor Borrower’s beneficiaries

The Ogun State government has reiterated its determination to use the federal government sponsored Anchor Borrowers Programme in the state to boost farmers’ productivity towards achieving increased food production in the country.
3. The truce-seeking trip of President Muhammadu Buhari to the Malian capital of Bamako on Thursday ended without a deal to soothe the country’s escalating political crisis.

Presidency: 2.4 million households to benefit from Nigerian government’s stimulus package

To ensure food security for citizens, at least 2.4 million households will benefit from the Federal Government’s post COVID-19 stimulus package, a presidential aide says.
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, (FMARD), Sabo Nanono, says the Federal Government is committed to ensuring the take-off of University of Agriculture, Zuru, Kebbi, in 2020.

Nigerian government to establish over 600 farm mechanisation centres

The federal government has said it will start up a programme, “The Green Imperative”, which will lead to the establishment of 632 farm mechanisation centres in the country.
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Alhaji Muhammad Nanono gave the assurance at the weekend while interacting with stakeholders in the sector in Bauchi.

Nigerian government boosts Kogi farmers with assorted inputs to mitigate coronavirus impact

The distribution of farm inputs was made by the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Muhammad Nanono, at the Ministry’s Warehouse at Okene road, Lokoja in Kogi State as contained in a statement signed by the Director, Information, Theodore Ogaziechi, which include a variety of seeds; cashew, sesame, soybeans, and tomatoes.

Nasarawa Assembly calls for declaration of state of emergency on water

The Nasarawa state House of Assembly House Committee on Agriculture and Natural resources, has called for declaration of state of emergency on the water sector due to scarcity of water in some parts of the state.
Imports of frozen chicken from Tyson Foods have been “temporarily suspended”, the General Administration of Customs said, after a virus outbreak was found at one of the company’s production facilities in the US.

China bans US chickens, shuts Pepsi plant

China banned imports from a top US poultry producer and ordered a Beijing Pepsi factory to close Sunday as authorities clamped down on food production and distribution amid a new coronavirus cluster in the capital.
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, (FMARD), Sabo Nanono, says the Federal Government is committed to ensuring the take-off of University of Agriculture, Zuru, Kebbi, in 2020.

Nigeria to salvage food production with ‘agric for food and jobs plan’

The Federal Government Tuesday, disclosed moves to salvage food production with a new agricultural programme, Agric for Food and Jobs Plan, AFJP, in 12 months that would mitigate effects of novel Coronavirus, COVID-19, pandemic, in the sector.

Lagos Chamber laments untapped agricultural sector

The chamber stated that Africa’s largest country by market size is gradually getting the attention of international investors keen to maximize profits from the country’s vast natural resources such as fertile land and export crops including sesame seeds, cashew nuts, cocoa beans, groundnut, rubber, timber, yam and sorghum among others.

Lagos, LCCI task stakeholders on agribusiness opportunities

The Lagos State Government and the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) have charged farmers and all stakeholders in the agricultural sector on the need to explore the numerous opportunities that abound in agribusiness.
The Open Forum on Agricultural Biotechnology in Africa Nigeria Chapter, Saturday, urged the Federal Government and other African governments to adopt high yielding crop varieties, agricultural drones, farm mechanization and digital agriculture solutions as options in managing the novel Coronavirus, COVID-19, pandemic to enhance food production.

OFAB urges Nigeria, others to adopt high yielding varieties, drones, mechanization

The Open Forum on Agricultural Biotechnology in Africa Nigeria Chapter, Saturday, urged the Federal Government and other African governments to adopt high yielding crop varieties, agricultural drones, farm mechanization and digital agriculture solutions as options in managing the novel Coronavirus, COVID-19, pandemic to enhance food production
FILE PHOTO- A worker arranges harvested coffee cherries inside a tractor in a plantation in the town of Sao Joao da Boa Vista in Sao Paulo state, Brazil, June 6, 2019. Picture taken June 6, 2019. REUTERS-Amanda Perobelli

Coronavirus delays coffee growers from harvest

South American coffee growers may delay harvest this year and limit the number of workers they employ as the novel coronavirus pandemic continues to spread, threatening to reduce this year’s crop of export-quality beans.
The President of All Farmers Association of Nigeria, AFAN, Architect Ibrahim Kabir, Saturday, warned that without adequate food the Coronavirus, COVID-19, situation will worsen as government fights to contain its spread in the country.

AFAN: Mechanization best option to upscale food production

The All Farmers Association of Nigeria, AFAN, Thursday, stressed need for adoption of mechnaisation as best option to upscale food production during and after the crippling Coronavirus, COVID-19, pandemic.
The President of All Farmers Association of Nigeria, AFAN, Architect Ibrahim Kabir, Saturday, warned that without adequate food the Coronavirus, COVID-19, situation will worsen as government fights to contain its spread in the country.

Farmers demand palliative on farm inputs, soft loans for 2020 farming season

Farmers under the auspices of All Farmers Association Nigeria, AFAN, Sunday, demanded for palliative on farm inputs and soft loans for 2020 farming season.
The President of All Farmers Association of Nigeria, AFAN, Architect Ibrahim Kabir, Saturday, warned that without adequate food the Coronavirus, COVID-19, situation will worsen as government fights to contain its spread in the country.

AFAN: Without adequate food Nigeria’s coronavirus situation’ll worsen

The President of All Farmers Association of Nigeria, AFAN, Architect Ibrahim Kabir, Saturday, warned that without adequate food the Coronavirus, COVID-19, situation will worsen as government fights to contain its spread in the country.
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Osun boosts tomatoes, pepper farming with N2.2 million

Osun State Government has doled out a sum of N2.2m to 14 tomatoes and pepper growers in the state to boost food production.

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Some South-West governors and ministers, on Sunday, visited the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, over the destruction of public and private facilities in the state.

PDP tackles Lagos governor for ‘projecting’ N1 trillion to repair damages

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