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Nigeria to earn N48 billion annually from new cowpea variety

The Institute for Agricultural Research (IAR), Zaria has developed a new cowpea variety that would inject N48 billion into country’s economy annually.
The Federal Government has approved for environmental release, the Pod Borer Resistant (PBR) Cowpea, popularly known as beans, developed by the Institute for Agricultural Research (IAR), Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.

Federal government approves release of pod borer-resistant cowpea

The Federal Government has approved for environmental release, the Pod Borer Resistant (PBR) Cowpea, popularly known as beans, developed by the Institute for Agricultural Research (IAR), Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.

Usman Bugaje: 90% smallholder farmers don’t access loan facilities

Dr Usman Bugaje, Convener, Arewa Research and Development Project (ARDP), has said that over 90 per cent of smallholder farmers in Nigeria did not access loan facilities from conventional banks.

GMO: Minister Audu Ogbeh wants scientists to advise federal govt on way forward

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Audu Ogbeh, has called on Nigerian scientists to advise the Federal Government on the acceptability or otherwise of Genetically Modified Orgsnisms (GMOs).

1m farmers grow bio-fortified crops in Nigeria – official

Dr Paul Ilona, the Country Manager of Harvestplus, an international agriculture organisation, says over one million small holder farmers grow bio-fortified food crops in Nigeria.

NNPC offers automatic scholarship to best graduating ABU student

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation on Saturday offered automatic scholarship to the over all best student, Mr. Al-Amin Bashir-Bugaje, who graduated from the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering with a CGPA of 4.93, to study in any part of the world up to his PhD level.

Central bank spends N6 billion on ABU Business School

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) spent about N6 billion to establish a business school in the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, Kaduna.

Nigeria’s annual maize demand hits 8m metric tones – FG

The Federal Ministry of Agriculture, said on Tuesday that Nigeria’s estimated annual demand for maize was almost eight million tonnes.

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