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Nigeria Is Committed To More Investment On Health, Agriculture, Others With India – Buhari

ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday pledged Nigeria will continue to expand its relationship with India in the areas of health, education, agriculture, technology and trade. The President made the promise while receiving the Indian Vice President, Mohammad Hamid Ansari, at the State House. Buhari confirmed Nigeria had over

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Embrace mushroom farming, NEPC advises Nigerians

The Nigerian Export Promotion Council has advised Nigerians to embrace mushroom farming to boost food production in the country and to boost foreign exchange earnings as the nation goes into economic recession. The Trade Promotion Advisor of the NEPC, Akure Office, Mr. Moruf Salami, said this in Osogbo on Friday  at

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Consumption of maize good for management of diabetes, obesity – Expert

A Nutritional Biochemist, Dr. Ochuko Erukainure, said on Sunday that consumption of maize was good for the management of diabetes and obesity in both children and adult. Erukainure, a Senior Research Officer at the Federal Institute of Industrial Research (FIIRO), Oshodi, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that

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FG destroys 15 containers of imported frozen fish

The Federal Department of Fisheries on Saturday destroyed 15 containers of frozen fish allegedly belonging to a company, Food Solution Nigeria Limited. According to the Deputy Director of Fisheries, Mrs. Olabisi Adepegba, out of the company’s frozen fish-filled containers, 15 contained spoilt fishes. Olabisi said the firm, Mediterranean Shipping Company, which brought

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Buhari has licensed cancer causing crops in Nigeria – PDP warns populace

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has sent out a strong warning to Nigerians concerning the licensing of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) crops to be farmed in Nigeria. In a statement sent to The Herald by the PDP New Media Director, Deji Adeyanju, the party warned Nigerians on the deadly effect of

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FG signs MoU with Arla Foods to boost dairy production

Abuja – The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, says the Federal Government is working toward the improvement and development of the dairy sector in the country. Ogbeh disclosed this in Abuja on Wednesday while signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with one of the world’s largest dairy

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Lagos Shuts Down ‘Ponmo’ Processing Section of Oko-Oba Abattoir

The Lagos State Government on Sunday shut down and dislodged the cow skin (popularly known as ponmo) processing section of the Oko-Oba abattoir and Lairage Complex in Agege. This is contained in a statement signed by Mr Tunbosun Ogunbanwo, Asst. Director, Public Affairs, Lagos State Ministry of Agriculture, and made available

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Health experts say eating Zobo leaves aids digestion

      Health experts on Monday said that eating Rosella (Hibiscus sabdariffa), popularly known as Zobo leaves in Nigeria, could aid digestive process and stimulate bowel movement if properly consumed. Mr Olusola Malomo, a medical staff member at Massey Hospital, Lagos, and Mrs Mary Joseph, a nutritionist, told the News Agency of Nigeria

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Cabbage leaves can reduce overflowing breast milk – Expert

A lactation Consultant, Dr Florence Folami, on Friday in Lagos advised mothers with overflowing breast milk to make use of cabbage leaves to reduce it. Folami, who is the Head of Department, Nursing Science, Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), said that, “Cabbage leaves, when placed on breast, secretes enzymes that dry

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Eating plant protein reduces death risk

Eating a wholesome, balanced diet is at the top of the list when it comes to maintaining health. But what, exactly, constitutes a healthful diet? Recent studies have suggested that substituting proteins for carbohydrates helps with weight management; now, a new study focuses on the types of protein we eat,

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Sokoto Govt. Investigating Fertliser Racketeers, Says Commissioner

  Sokoto State Government says it is currently investigating some fertiliser racketeers, who were reportedly arrested in Sabon-Birni Local Government area of the State. The state Commissioner of Agriculture, Alhaji Umaru Nagwari, made the disclosure at news briefing organised by the Ministry of Information in collaboration with the State Council of the

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Modern Farming Techniques Can Avert Tuta Absoluta

As the country gradually recovers from the tomatoes Ebola that caused a scarcity of the product in the market, Nigerian farmers have been urged to embrace modern agriculture tools and techniques. According to the national manager, Sales, Dizengoff Nigeria, Mr Kunle Dabiri, tomatoes would continue to be scarce in the country

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Africa: We Ignore Emissions From Livestock Industry At Our Own Peril

  By Risto Isomaki Helsinki — According to the UN Food and Agricultural Organization, the production of meat and other animal-based products is responsible for around 18 to 20 percent of all anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions. If FAO's assessment is correct, animal waste and the use of nitrogen based fertilizers to grow fodder

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The Role Of Bioremediation In Agriculture

  THE ROLE OF BIOREMEDIATION IN AGRICULTURE     THE ROLE OF BIOREMEDIATION IN AGRICULTURE Bioremediation is the use of biological process to decontaminate a polluted system. Due to its safety and convenience, it has become an accepted remedy for cleaning polluted soil and water. Pollutant in Agriculture can be divided into 4 main groups which

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ARSO to regulate farm produce standards

The African Organisation for Standardisation is set to regulate the standards of agricultural produce in Africa. A member of the ARSO Council and Director-General, Standards Organisation of Nigeria, Paul Angya, who disclosed this, said the African body had set up new strategies to ensure that the standards of farm produce from

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Expert urges FG to quarantine imported vegetables seeds

  Dr Olagorite Adetula, Head,Vegetable Programme, National Horticultural Research Institute (NIHORT), Ibadan, on Sunday urged the Federal Government to quarantine vegetables seeds being imported. Adetula made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ibadan. He said the action would help in detecting diseases and pest associated with

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