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Nigeria suspends plan to begin exportation of sorghum to UK

Nigeria suspended its plan to begin exporting sorghum to the United Kingdom in 2020, as a result of the disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the country representative of the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Hakeem Ajeigbe, has said.

NGO predicts hike in food prices over insecurity

Abundance of Hope Initiative, an NGO, on Monday in Abuja predicted further increase in prices of food items if more efforts were not intensified to address clashes between herdsmen and farmers.

Jigawa agency distributes input to 35,000 farmers affected by flood

Jigawa State Emergency Management Agency has started the distribution of input to about 35,000 farmers affected by flood in 2020.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as said that its staff in Jos Branch, on Tuesday averted what would have been another major fire disaster in the country.

Central bank sells N4.1 trillion worth of special bills

Following last week’s introduction of 90-day special bills by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), the apex bank yesterday sold N4.1 trillion worth of the instrument in the money market.

Anchor borrower game-changer in financing of smallholder farmers – CBN chief

The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele, yesterday said the Anchor Borrowers’ Programme (ABP) has proven to be a game-changer in the financing of smallholder farmers in the country.
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Nigerian government, FAO leverage mobile app to control ravaging cereals’ pest

The Federal Government has urged farmers to embrace the use of a modified Mobile App developed to detect Fall Armyworms ravaging Maize farms and other crops in parts of the country.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as said that its staff in Jos Branch, on Tuesday averted what would have been another major fire disaster in the country.

Central bank releases guidelines for private sector agric scheme

According to the guidelines, the specific objectives of the scheme are to fast track land clearing for primary production of agricultural commodities; promote food security through the provision of large contiguous land for agricultural production across all states; and collaborate with agro-processors engaged in backward integration by providing financing for extended land clearing in proximal locations for cultivating commodities for supply of industrial raw materials.

Poor returns force farmers to abandon food crops in North-West – survey

A cross section of Nigerian farmers in the North West have stated that poor returns on investment in the cultivation of food crops is forcing them to concentrate on cash crops to generate income, a survey has shown.

NECAS: Hoodlums storm farmers warehouses, cart away 110 tractors

Alhaji Sadiq Umar-Daware, the Chairman, North East Commodity Association (NECAS) says hoodlums who took advantage of the EndSARS protests, have carted away 110 new tractors and implements from the association’s warehouse in Yola.

Sokoto commences distribution of virus palliatives

The Sokoto State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) on Saturday commenced the distribution of the Federal Government COVID-19 palliatives to beneficiaries at Isa, Sabon Birni and Gada Local Government Areas (LGAs) of the state.

NBS: Prices of rice, egg, yam increased in August

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has said the prices of some selected food items increased in August.
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Kebbi pledges agric input palliatives to flood victims

The Kebbi State Government has promised to provide agricultural inputs as palliatives to enable victims of recent flooding to recoup some of their losses.
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.

Nigerian government distributes food items to 1,000 households in Adamawa

The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development has distributed food items to 1,000 households in Adamawa.
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, 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 Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, on Tuesday directed the immediate termination of the contract for two Payment Service Provider (PSP) for failure to meet the contractual agreement to commence Conditional Cash Transfer to beneficiaries in four states of the federation under their control.

Federal government donates 5,318 metric tons of foodstuff to Kano

The Federal Government said it has delivered a total of 139 truck-loads of foodstuff which is equivalent to 5,318 metric tons to Kano State, for distribution to the less-privileged, and people living with disabilities as palliatives against the effect of COVID-19.
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Coronavirus: Borno to relax lockdown

Borno State Governor Babagana Zulum has said that he will recommend the relaxation of the statewide lockdown on Monday and Thursday to enable residents shop for food stuff and to reduce the hardships they face, especially during ramadan.
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.
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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.

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NDLEA: Nigerian kidnappers now ask for ransom payment in drugs

Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Brigadier-General Buba Marwa (rtd) has expressed regret that the drugs abuse situation in the country is so bad that criminal elements especially kidnappers and armed bandits now ask for payment of ransoms in drugs.
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Minister: Unifying Naira’s exchange rate will take time

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Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq made the announcement during a meeting with Governor Abdullahi Sule.

Minister inaugurates 259 monitors for N-SIP projects in Adamawa

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq, has inaugurated training for 259 Independent Monitors to supervise Integrated National Social Investment Program (N-SIP) at community level in Adamawa state.
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Northern governors to wade into spat between Samuel Ortom, Bala Mohammed

The Northern State Governors Forum has expressed commitment to ending the nomadic grazing of cattle across the country as part of measures to resolve the herders-farmers conflict and end the activities of some criminal herdsmen.
The Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, on Tuesday, briefed Mr Buhari on the limitations of the distribution of palliatives to vulnerable persons to curb the economic impact of the coronavirus.

Ekiti acquires computerised vehicle inspection equipment

The Ekiti government has acquired and installed a computerised vehicle inspection equipment to identify the level of road worthiness of vehicles in the state.

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Absence of defendants stalls Stella Oduah’s fraud trial

The trial of former minister of aviation, Mrs Stella Oduah, was Monday morning stalled at a Federal High Court in Abuja.
Kebbi Deputy Governor, Sama’ila Yombe-Dabai, says plans are underway to distribute free face masks to residents, to curtail the spread of Coronavirus in the state.

Church distributes N20 million worth of facemasks

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on Friday says it distributed N20 million facemasks in six states in the country in the wake of coronavirus pandemic in 2020.
The Chairman, Senate Committee on Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Peter Nwaoboshi, has assured the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, of the support and collaboration of his committee in the task of developing the Niger Delta region.

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Australia’s competition chief claims victory after Facebook standoff

The architect of Australian media reforms being watched around the world claimed victory on Wednesday, even as critics said concessions to the laws forcing Big Tech to pay for news content have given Facebook and Google a get-out clause.
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Ronaldinho’s mum dies of coronavirus

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