Friday, December 8, 2023


December 8, 2023

Cross River will become largest cocoa producer in Nigeria soon: CFAN 

Mr Adegoke said Cross River had the potential in massive land and forest for cocoa farming, coupled with the youthful population cultivating the crop. 

cocoa farmers
December 8, 2023

World Bank Grant: FCTA to give $4.5 million to 12,283 Abuja farmers

The fund is from the $15 million allocated to the FCTA under the World Bank-supported COVID-19 Action Recovery and Economic Stimulus (FCT CARES) programme.

The FCT Minister of State, Dr Mahmoud Mariya
December 8, 2023

Sanwo-Olu says rain driving up prices of local rice

His aide listed drought, the high cost of fertiliser, flooding, and insecurity as other factors pushing up local rice prices.

Babajide Sanwo-Olu and Eko Rice
December 5, 2023

France raises avian influenza alert to ‘high’ after Turkey farm contamination

France has escalated its alert status for avian influenza from “moderate’’ to “high’’, nationwide.

December 5, 2023

Food will reduce corruption; 50 million hectares of arable land uncultivated: FG

The federal government says about 50 million of the country’s 80 million hectares of arable land remain uncultivated.

December 4, 2023

Agric council warns against seed adulteration, compromising regulation

The council urged the companies to do the needful and refrain from cutting corners to augment the government’s efforts on food sufficiency in Nigeria.

National Agricultural Seeds Council
December 3, 2023

Enugu begins verification of farmers for dry season rice, maize cultivation

“The farmer’s verification is to identify those that have the potential and they must be in clusters and close to rivers,’’ he said.

Nigerian farmers
December 2, 2023

Niger govt. partners company for agricultural emergency intervention

The statement said that the pact is expected to bring about an increase in productivity, yield and earnings of the farmers.

Governor Umaru Bago
November 30, 2023

Kwara’s Sarkin Fulani, brother Gidado Idris jailed for life over kidnapping

They were tried and convicted of kidnapping Abubakar Ahmad in 2022, collecting N1 million as ransom before releasing him. Mr Ahmad was held hostage for 20 days.

November 29, 2023

N425 billion lost to killer herdsmen on rampage in Benue: Official

According to Mr Kunde, the herders-farmers violence has so far destroyed property and farmlands worth over N425 billion in eight local governments.

Armed herdsmen