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Alhaji Aminu Goronyo, the National President of Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN), on Tuesday said that the economic diversification efforts of President Muhammadu Buhari has begun to yield huge results especially in the areas of rice production.

RIFAN: President Buhari’s economic diversification yielding huge results

Alhaji Aminu Goronyo, the National President of Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN), on Tuesday said that the economic diversification efforts of President Muhammadu Buhari has begun to yield huge results especially in the areas of rice production.

Central bank, association task rice farmers in Cross River on loan repayment

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN) on Tuesday charged rice farmers in Cross River on loan repayment.
Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje

Governor Ganduje: Rice production hits all time high in Kano

Kano State Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has disclosed that his administration boosts local rice production to 3 million tonnes a year to meet the people’s demands on rice consumption.

RIFAN cries foul over contamination of local rice by charlatans

The Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN) has raised alarm over the contamination of local rice with stones by fraudulent characters in the sector.

Anchor Borrowers: 70,000 real farmers benefits in Kebbi – RIFAN

The Kebbi State Rice Farmer Association of Nigeria (RIFAN) has refuted claims by the People’s Redemption Party (PRP) that N17 billion in Anchor Borrowers Programme funds by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) were squandered by the state government.
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Rice: Stakeholders call for extension of border closure, ABP

There were fears last August when the Federal Government announced the closure of borders in a bid to stem the influx of light arms, food products, including rice and poultry.

Report: Foreign rice in Nigerian markets now at 37 percent

In the survey and investigations carried out, Nigerian rice namely: Umza and Fursa Crown from Kano, Mama Happy from Niger, Labana Rice from Kebbi, Olam Rice from Nasarawa, Abakaliki Rice from Ebonyi, Ofada Rice from Ogun State, Swomen Dama from Plateau, Lake Rice of Lagos/Kebbi States among others have dominated the Nigerian Rice markets.

Anchor borrowers’ programme: I will make sure farmers pay back loans – RIFAN chief

The Chairman of Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria, Nasarawa State Chapter, Alhaji Abbas Ramallan, has urged its members to repay the farm inputs loan they received under the Federal Government’s Anchor Borrowers’ Programme.

Michika residents troop back home after night attack

As normalcy return to Michika town of Adamawa following night attack by insurgents, many residents that abandoned their houses during the incursion that was repelled by the military have started returning home.

Rice farmers urge federal government to sustain border closure

The Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN) has urged the federal government to sustain its current border closure, saying it would help boost the economy.

Kebbi government to sanction farmers diverting agric govt. inputs

The Kebbi State government has warmed about 630 farmers who benefited from the distribution of agriculture equipment and inputs from reselling them as serious sanctions awaiting erring farmers.
The border closure has affected goods from other West African countries. Wikimedia Commons

Border closure: Why federal government’s decision is in Nigeria’s best interest – stakeholders

In August this year, the Federal Government shut down the country’s land borders in a bid to check smuggling of goods, especially rice, light arms, automobiles and other contraband cargoes from neighbouring West African countries into the country. This, it said, was aimed at facilitating the growth of local investment in rice production as well as checking the consumption of unhealthy food products by the citizenry.
Alhaji Suleiman Umar, the National Programme Manager of Popular Farms Mills in Kano State says the company is targeting to process 1.5 million tonnes of Paddy Rice per annum in the country.

RIFAN’ll ensure self-sufficiency in rice production – chair

Alhaji Abbas Ramallan, Chairman, Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN), Nasarawa State Chapter, says the association will ensure self sufficiency in rice production in the country.

Flood: Adamawa rice farmers want central bank to reschedule loan repayment plan

The Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN) has appealed to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to reschedule its loan repayment plan for rice farmers in Adamawa, following recent flooding which ravaged rice farms in the state.
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RIFAN: Borders closure good omen for Nigeria’s economy

Alhaji Aminu Goronyo, National President, Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN), has said that the closure of the country’s land borders is a good omen for Nigeria’s blossoming economy.

RIFAN inaugurates loan recovery committee in Katsina

The Rice Farmers Association (RIFAN) in Katsina, says it has formed a formidable loan recovery committee mandated to ensure speedy recovery of all outstanding loans granted to rice farmers in the state.

Anchor borrowers: Rice farmers union to prosecute 113 loan defaulters in Daura

The Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN) in Katsina State says it would prosecute more than 113 farmers who deliberately refused to repay their loans.
The Kebbi State border operations of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) has seized over 379 gallons of smuggled oil, four bags of Moringa snuff, 59 bags of fertilizer and other prohibited items smuggled into Nigeria through illegal routes from neighboring countries.

Customs: Why Nigeria’s border closure became necessary

The Nigeria Customs Service has given more details on the closure of Nigeria borders during a meeting with rice farmers in Kaduna State on the importance of the closure of Nigeria’s borders to national food security.

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Police confirm death of 22 in Sokoto bandits’ attack, foil ambush

The Police in Sokoto on Thursday confirmed the death of 22 villagers in the state following sporadic shooting by suspected bandits in Gangara community.
The Cross River Commissioner for health, Dr Betta Edu has restated the state’s preparedness to tackle Coronavirus if it eventually gets to the state.

Cross River suspected coronavirus case tests negative

Confirming the report to newsmen on phone Thursday night, Edu said the case from UCTH that went viral on the various social platform came out negative.

President Buhari’s daughter rejoins family after self-isolation

The daughter of President Muhammadu Buhari who went on self-isolation after returning from the United Kingdom, UK, two weeks ago has rejoined the family.
Nigeria has confirmed 12 new casesof coronavirus with total number of cases in the country rising to 151.

Coronavirus hits 51 of 55 nations of Africa

Malawi recorded three cases, on Thursday, as the number of cases in Africa struck 6,940 with 278 deaths and 567 recoveries as of 8.30p.m.

WHO concerned as coronavirus accelerates in Africa

With more than 6,000 COVID-19 cases reported in Africa, the virus is threatening fragile health systems on the continent.