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Insurgency: Food Crisis Looms In Borno

The Borno State government has renewed calls on the international community and humanitarian organisations to help avert the looming food crisis in the state, following the devastation caused by Boko Haram terrorists. The state government was reacting to the report by a non-governmental organisation (NGO), Doctors without Borders, yesterday, which raised

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    Back in the days, the days of traditional farming, farm practices were carried out basically with hoe and cutlass and this over the years has been the reason behind low output of farm produce despite the large number of farmers in Nigeria. The need to adopt a more result yielding approach

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Ogbeh: No Contract Awarded For Egg Production

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development,Chief Audu Ogbeh has called on Nigerians to disregard a purported N25 billion egg production contract he was said to have awarded to a firm. Chief Ogbeh, in a statement signed by his Special Assistant on Media, Dr Olukayode Oyeleye, made available to LEADERSHIP Sunday,

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NNPC Picks Benue for U.S.$300 Million Agro-Energy Project

By Joseph Wantu Makurdi — The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) is to establish an energy renewable plant in Benue State using agricultural products as part of efforts by the Federal Government to diversify the nation's economy. The corporation's Group General Manager in charge of Renewable Energy Division, Rabiu Suleiman, dropped the

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Nigeria: Agro-Dealers Deny Defamatory Reports Against Agric Minister

The Growth Enhancement Support Scheme Agrodealers Association of Nigeria (GESSAN) has refuted reports that it defamed the minister of Agriculture, Chief Audu Ogbeh, the minister of state and the permanent secretary.   The national chairman of GESSAN, Alhaji Kabiru Umar Fara, told journalists in Abuja that the issues raised in a national

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How Snail Farming Can Thrive in Nigeria – Snail Farming Expert

Snail farmers in Nigeria should switch from their old ways and rear other species that are high in demand outside the country, Prince Adewole Adeyanju, an expert has advised. Prince Adeyanju, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Wolegate Global Resources Limited, noted that Nigeria’s climate is very favourable to breed snail. He noted

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  African farmers constantly have to compete against climate change, adverse weather conditions, drought, affected soil and high costs, to name a few. A young Nigerian man, Samson Ogbole, hopes to make farmers' lives a bit easier. Ogbole is the founder of Sreach Aeroponics - an organisation which aims to train people

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Agriculture as engine of diversification

By Kika Emefele Nigeria’s   current  economic woes are primarily as a result of over-dependence on oil, a commodity presently known for its pricing volatility.  The current economic quagmire has made  many Nigerians to proffer solutions to the current situation. While some are calling for a restructuring of the nation’s political-economic architecture

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