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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

ABOKI GOES GOOOD!! YEAHHH: As Queen Elizabeth Honors 27 Years Old Nasir Yammama

(whenever I look to share great feats of Nigerians, it is either Igbo, Yoruba or other southern tribes. But every now and then, like Jelani Aliyu, or Massai Ujiri,...

Why Nigeria-produced rice is more expensive than imported ones – Agric Minister

The Minister of Agriculture, Audu Ogbeh, on Tuesday gave reasons why imported rice is still cheaper than locally produced rice, despite government efforts. Mr. Ogbeh, while responding to questions at...

PHOTOS: Governor Fayose Eating N100 Wrapped Rice By The Roadside

Selling cooked local rice is your business, you don't sell your rice around Fajuyi, GRA or other major streets of Ado-Ekiti but around Moferere area, a cool, partially sleepy...

Nigeria does not need ministers for agriculture, health, Atiku says

A former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has restated his call for true federalism as a panacea to Nigeria’s problems. While speaking at the Obafemi Awolowo University at a program organised...

Ban on poultry imports has increased productivity – farmers

Poultry farmers in Ilorin have commended the Federal Government for banning importation of poultry products, which has increased productivity and availability of markets. The farmers, who spoke in separate interviews...

Dangers of force-feeding children

MOTUNRAYO JOEL writes about the perils of force-feeding and how parents can make children to eat better Mrs. Yewande Jubril, a mother of three, almost lost her three-year-old child after...

Dogara commends world leaders for Oslo summit on food crisis in northeast

The Speaker, House of Representatives, Mr Yakubu Dogara, has expressed delight over the meeting held by some world leaders in Oslo, Norway, which saw donors pledging $672 to tackle...

“Fufu Is Killing Africans And We Don’t Know” – Ghanaian Pastor Mensah Otabil Says

Speaking at the National Convocation of the 2017 Springboard Roadshow, Pastor Mensah Otabil, warned Africans against the consumption of fufu as he noted that the process of producing fufu...

Nigeria, three other countries may face famine in 2017 – Report

Due to persistent conflict, severe drought and economic instability, Nigeria and three other countries face a credible risk of famine in 2017, a report has said. In a report released...

Shocker: How imported Ogbono soup, jollof rice from India got NAFDAC numbers

By Ifeyinwa Obi & Chioma Obinna. FRESH facts have emerged revealing that the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, okayed the importation of a 20ft container...

Lagos, Kebbi launch Lake rice

Lagos State governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode and his Kebbi State counterpart, Alhaji Atiku Bagudu on Wednesday launched the much anticipated Lagos-Kebbi Rice christened LAKE RICE, saying that the partnership...

Customs intercept 102 bags of plastic rice

The Federal Operations Unit, Ikeja, of the Nigeria Customs Service has intercepted 102 bags of plastic rice branded “Beat Tomato Rice” with no date of manufacture. The Customs Area Controller...

Lagos to roll out “Lake Rice’’ at N13,000 on Dec. 15

The Lagos State Government on Thursday said it was ready to roll out Lake Rice on Dec. 15 to Lagosians at N13,000 per 50 kg towards the Yuletide celebrations....

50kg bag of rice now N8,000 in Ebonyi – CBN

Central Bank of Nigeria Tuesday in Yenagoa said that a 50 kg bag of Nigeria rice is selling in Ebonyi for N8,000. This was disclosed by the Acting Director,...

Green Alternative: Agric Ministry launches e-agricultural portal to improve information access

The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) has launched an electronic agricultural portal to improve access to information on agriculture and the entire value-chains. The Minister of State...

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Pastor petitions police over abduction of wife, children

An Abuja pastor, Isaac Pada, has petitioned the Federal Capital Territory Commissioner of Police over the alleged abduction of his wife, Precious, and...

Diogo Jota: Harry Maguire’s £80 million transfer fee is hard to explain

Wolves attacker Diogo Jota has claimed Harry Maguire’s £80 million ($97m) transfer to Manchester United is ‘hard to explain’. The defender completed his much-anticipated...

Police parade suspected 166 robbers, kidnappers, others in Kano

Kano State Police Command has paraded 116 suspected criminals accused of various crimes that include kidnapping, armed robbery and drug peddling along with arms...

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