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The Ogun State Commissioner for Agriculture, Dr Adeola Odedina, revealed the training was not just to make the state a food basket, but to also tackle unemployment so that youths be self employed and be able to feed themselves and their families.

Lagos, Ogun partner to train 3,000 youths in agriculture

In a bid to make Southwest food basket of the nation, Ogun and Lagos States have partnered to train over 3000 youths on tomatoes, chili pepper, garment value chain, and many others
Officials of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Kaduna State on Thursday rescued eight kidnap victims during an operation in the state capital.

NSCDC protects, encourages 1, 830 farmers return to farm in Borno

Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), says it has provided protection to 1, 830 resettled farmers to enable them cultivate their farmlands in Borno.
The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics’s country representative in Nigeria, Hakeem Ajeigbe, has said that Nigerian-farmed sorghum will soon be exported as the demandsm of the produce has been on increase from local and international consumers.

Institute: Nigeria to begin export of sorghum

The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics’s country representative in Nigeria, Hakeem Ajeigbe, has said that Nigerian-farmed sorghum will soon be exported as the demandsm of the produce has been on increase from local and international consumers.

NIMASA donates relief materials to 20, 000 displaced persons in Borno

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), on Monday donated relief materials for distribution to 20, 000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Borno.
The Permanent Secretary, Mohammad Lawal Shehu Kebbi State Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, who identified lack of improved seedling as major challenge faced by farmers in the state charged the farmers to redouble their efforts to sustain Nigeria as a nation which can feed it population without interventions of foreign countries.

Federal government to unify over 198,000 farmers in Kebbi for regular interventions

The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) has charged various farmers Associations in Kebbi State to converged under the umbrella of All Farmers Association (AFAN) for proper interventions and regulations by federal government.
The Director General of the International Labour Organization, ILO, Mr. Guy Ryder has commended Nigeria for the labour friendly disposition of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.

Senator urges President Buhari not to open land borders yet

Senator representing Nasarawa West Senatorial District, Adamu Abdullahi, has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari, to resist pressure on him to open the nation’s land borders for now.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday proposed a capital expenditure of N46 billion for the Ministry of Health in the 2020 appropriation bill he submitted to the National Assembly.

2020 Budget: Finance bill is to increase VAT – President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the Finance Bill 2019 he forwarded to the National Assembly when passed into law, will permit the government to raise the country’s Value Added Tax from 5 to 7.5 per cent.

CropIT, IITA to launch Nigeria’s first digital advisory agric platform

CropIT Nigeria Limited (CropIT) in partnership with the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) have concluded plans to launch a robust digital platform that will impact more than 5,000,000 farmers and over 100,000 agricultural extension officers.

ICPC seals NECAS headquarters, warehouse

The Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offence Commission (ICPC) has sealed up the national headquarters of North East Commodity Association (NECAS) in Yola over allegations of fraudulent activities.
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Anchor Borrowers: BOA’s N84 billion reached 500,000 farmers directly – MD

The Managing Director of Bank of Agriculture (BOA), Malam Kabir Adamu, has said that the Bank disbursed N84 billion to farmers during the Anchor Borrower Program (ABP) of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

Bauchi farmers drop food crops for cash crop cultivation

The report says a lot of farmers have either switched from cultivation of food to cash crops, or reduced the size of their farmlands following the loss they incurred occasioned by price stability.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo attended a church service on Sunday at the RCCG Regional Parish in New York, United States, where he gave a sermon and also prayed fervently for Nigeria 3

VP Osinbajo: Nigeria’s challenges are huge investment opportunities

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday in New York said the huge development challenges facing Nigeria and the rest of Africa were “excellent opportunities for groundbreaking investments and innovation”.

Farmers commend President Buhari for central bank supremo’s reappointment

The South, South Animal and Crops Farmers Association of Nigeria, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for re-appointing Mr Godwin Emefiele as governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), for another five years.

Nigeria, six countries to benefit from AfDB sorghum, millet compact technologies

The African Development Bank (AfDB) says Nigeria and six other African countries are to benefit from the Sorghum and Millet Compact of Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT).
President Muhammadu Buhari has lauded Nigerians for curbing excessive taste for foreign products, which has positioned the country for food self-sufficiency, and resulted into savings of over $21 billion.

Full text of President Buhari’s election broadcast

On Saturday, February 16, 2019, you will, once again, be called upon to choose the leaders who will pilot the affairs of our great nation for the next four years. This is a constitutional right which should be freely exercised by all eligible voters.
President Muhammadu Buhari says since 1978 when he was named the minister of petroleum till date, he has not lost interest in the oil sector.

NGOs commend President Buhari’s strides in agriculture

The Agricultural Non Governmental Organisations (ANGONET) has commended the giant strides of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration in agriculture and other key sectors of the economy.

NECAS recovers 7,000 grains bags to repay central bank loan

The Northeast Commodity Association (NACAS), has recovered 7,000 bags of grains from Internally Displaced farmers that benefited from loan facility under the Central Bank of Nigeria anchor borrower scheme in Yobe state.
President Buhari presides over National Food Council Meeting in State House on 16th Nov 2018-4

Nigeria faults US report on rice importation

The Kebbi State Governor, Alhaji Atiku Bagudu, has faulted a report by the United States Department for Agriculture which suggests that the nation had imported rice to the tune of about three million tonnes, saying it was inconsistent with available facts.

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