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As part of the Buhari administration’s efforts to transform agricultural productivity in the country, the Federal Government in partnership with the African Development Bank (AfDB) and other stakeholders are set to roll out a Special-Agro Industrial Processing Zones (SAPZ) programme aimed at concentrating agro-processing activities in demarcated areas to boost productivity and integrate production, processing and marketing of selected commodities.
The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has put in place an Input Support Initiative strategy aimed at increasing access to critical agricultural inputs to support all year farming in Abuja.
Botswana's agriculture ministry announced the ban on Wednesday and it has been implemented with immediate effect. The ban includes products such as meat, eggs and feathers.
The National Universities Commission (NUC) has approved the establishment of a Postgraduate School and the commencement of 34 postgraduate programmes in Yusuf Maitama Sule University, Kano.
The Senate yesterday amid disagreement by members, passed a bill seeking to establish the National Food Reserve Agency (NFRA) following the consideration of the report of its Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development.
The Head of Agriculture Division, ECOWAS Commission, Abuja, Mr Ernest Aubee, has said that Nigeria was leading in the promotion of Organic Agriculture in the West Africa region.
The Federal Government says it has registered no fewer than 5.7 million farmers nationwide in an effort to bring them closer to the government.
The Kaduna State Government has successfully vaccinated 6,250 dogs to curb the manace of rabies across the state.
Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono, says Nigeria generated 150 million dollars from the export of coconut oil and its derivatives in 2020.
The Federal Government of Nigeria has admonished potato farmers in the country to adopt planting of orange-fleshed sweet potato to in a bid promote healthy living among citizens.
The Federal Government has tasked farmers in the southwest of Nigeria to adopt planting of Orange Fleshed Sweet Potato (OFSP), to further promote wealth and serve health benefit in the region.
Nigeria imports at least 60 per cent of dairy products the country consumes, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono, has said.
The bill titled ‘A Bill for an Act to establish the National Agricultural Development Fund and matters connected therewith, 2020, is sponsored by Senator Abdullahi Adamu (APC, Nasarawa West).
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD), Alhaji Sabo Nanono, yesterday disclosed that the International Fund for Agriculture (IFAD)’s total portfolio in the country stood at $366.66 million.
Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state has charged governments at all levels to prioritise agriculture and adequately harness the untapped potentials of the sector to fast-track economic growth and development.
The Governor further said that the decision of the Sokoto State chapter of the APC to boycott the March 27 local government elections in the state did not come to him as a surprise as the party had lost confidence and mandate of the electorate nation- wide.
Agricultural mechanization is the globally accepted standard presently, aimed at massive cultivation and output, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Alhaji Muhammad Nanono has asserted.
The Federal Government says the country’s livestock sector has a huge economic potential worth over N33 trillion that should be explored and harnessed.
President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with a former Minister of State for Education, Senator Iyabo Anisulowo, as she celebrates her 70th birthday on March 21, 2021.
The Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, Hon Mustapha Shehuri, on Friday, maintained that agricultural research institutes and extension services remain Federal Government’s priority in enhancing food production, nutrition, profitability, and security.
Governor Nyesom Wike on Monday accused the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) of denying Rivers state access to its agricultural loans.
Agricultural extension agents in Plateau on Sunday commended the Federal Government for training them on new trends in agricultural extension, but appealed that the training be sustained.
In a video uploaded to her YouTube channel, the reality star said, “In this part of the world, people believe a man is behind the success of a woman, whether she is married or single. I work hard for everything I own today. When people say a man is behind these things, I find it appalling. However, it does not get to me anymore because what else would one say? It only shows that my success is visible.”
The Independent National Electoral Commission on Friday said it would bring polling units in overcrowded areas closer to the people, particularly to public places like schools, courts and hospitals ahead of the 2023 general elections.
The National Bureau of Statistics disclosed in its report on ‘Internally Generated Revenue at state level for fourth quarter and full year 2020’.
Musa, 28, signed for the four-time Nigerian champions under the Elite Players Programme of the League Management Company, which encourages top Nigerian internationals to play for local clubs.
Eritrea told the United Nations Security Council on Friday that it has agreed to start withdrawing its troops from Ethiopia's Tigray region, acknowledging publicly for the first time the country's involvement in the conflict.
The national caretaker/extraordinary convention planning committee (CECPC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has disowned a zoning arrangement list in circulation on the social media.
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has assured that the seven-day warning strike by its workers would soon be called off.
The Accountant General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris, has declared his readiness to partner with stakeholders with valuable ideas to assist in consolidating the gains of the ongoing financial management reforms initiatives.
The Director, National Tuberculosis & Leprosy Control Programme, Mrs. Itohowo Uko who disclosed this in a virtual media seminar with select newsmen in Abia and Enugu, said that “TB kills more people than covid-19 pandemic in Nigeria”.
Food prices in West Africa have jumped more than 30% since last year to their highest levels in nearly a decade due to coronavirus lockdowns and a decline in cereal production, the World Food Programme (WFP) said Friday.