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Food & Agriculture

Inside the thriving ‘akpu’ business in Abuja

'Akpu’, as one of the cheapest foods in Nigeria, is also reportedly making house owners of women who venture into the business in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). A survey by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja reveals...

“Rear Pigs To Curb Snake Bites” ~ Gombe State Health Commissioner

The Gombe State Commissioner for Health, Dr Kennedy Ishaya, has called for the rearing of pigs as a means of reducing the prevalence of snakes in the state. Ishaya, who gave the advice in Gombe on Thursday in an interview...

Nigeria is taking a $1.1 billion loan from Brazil to boost agriculture

Nigerian government on Thursday said it will take $1.1 billion loan from the Brazilian government to boost the agricultural sector and provide five million jobs. This, the government said it will be done through ‘The Green Imperative’ - a Brazil...

Custom Officers Impounded Rice Belonging To Orphans

I learnt that the prize of rice is cheaper in Lagos than here in Edo State. With our meagre fund, we ordered eighteen bags of rice from Lagos. Unfortunately, the Custom officers impounded the rice at Ore. The driver...

Stop Using Sniper To Preserve Beans, Ogbeh Begs Traders

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, yesterday expressed displeasure at the use of chemicals for food preservation and fruit ripening, and urged traders not to use sniper to preserve beans. Ogbeh said in an interview with...

Anchor Borrowers: Farmers decry late distribution of inputs

Members of the Zero Hunger Commodity Farmers’ Association of Nigeria have identified late distribution of inputs to beneficiaries as a major challenge to the Nigerian government’s Anchor Borrowers Programme. This stance confirms a special report published weeks ago by PREMIUM TIMES after...

Nigerians react as hunter kills elephant at Idanre in Ondo state

A hunter had reportedly gunned down a huge elephant at janiyi camp, idanre, ondo state and posed with the animal’s carcass in the pictures. It was gathered that the animal has been causing menace in the community, destroying the crops...

Nigerian customs seize Indian hemp packed alongside coconuts, books

The Nigerian Customs Service , NCS, Ogun State Area Command has seized 88 coconut packs and 42 compressed book packs hiding Cannabis Sativa, also known as Indian Hemp in a creek along Idiroko-Benin Republic border. The Command Public Relations Officer,...

Nigerian Army Sets Up Cattle Ranch In Abuja Under Its Barracks Investment Programme

- Nigerian Army Farms and Ranches has been established in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja - The initiative is part of the Nigerian Army's Barracks Investment Initiative Programme - The was disclosed by the Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai The...

The world is running out of effective antibiotics – WHO

Concerns about growing global antibiotic resistance have plunged into new depths as the World Health Organisation, WHO, is now warning that the world is running out of antibiotics. There is not enough new antibiotics being developed, especially for the most...

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Juventus manager, Maurizio Sarri has hailed forward, Cristiano Ronaldo as an ‘extraordinary’ player, following their 3-1 win over AS Roma in the Coppa...

Minimum Wage: Organised Labour battles Gov. Emmanuel

The Akwa Ibom State chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress, on Wednesday faulted the radio announcement by the state government on approval for...