Tag: Agriculture

Nigerian Government awards a contract worth N30 million for the construction of a mosque

Authorities of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development have confirmed the award of a contract worth N30 million for the construction of a mosque in Borno State. The Ministry says the construction of the mosque came due to a request from a resettled community that Was Sacked from[Read More…]

‘Nigeria may experience worse hike in food prices’ – Farmers Association

The National President of All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN), Kabir Ibrahim, says Nigeria may experience a worse hike in food prices beyond 2021, unless urgent steps are taken to save the situation. According to him, the trend of insecurity, poor farming activities, lack of access to credit facilities among[Read More…]

Bayelsa State House of Assembly, passed a bill banning open grazing of livestock in the state

The Bayelsa State House of Assembly, on Wednesday, passed the state’s bill banning open grazing of livestock in the state. The passage followed the report of the public on the bill by the House Joint Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources; Trade, Industry and Investment; Environment, and Security. Governor Douye[Read More…]

‘We lost over N200 Million because of COVID-19, #EndSARS’ Farmers lament

An association of farmers based in Nasarawa State, Nigeria Farmers Group and Cooperative Society (NFGCS) has disclosed that it lost over N200 million due to the economic adverse effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. This was disclosed by the association’s National Coordinator/Managing Director, Tedheke Retson, while addressing newsmen on Tuesday. He[Read More…]

Federal Government distributes 20,000 cocoa seedlings to Imo state farmers

Federal Government in its bid to help cushion the effect of Coronavirus (COVID-19) has supported smallholder farmers in Imo State with 20,000 Cocoa seedlings and other improved seeds. The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono, in a statement issued by the Director of Information, Mr Theodore Ogaziechi, said[Read More…]

After NewsWireNGR special report on Nigerian farmers, NIRSAL opens applications for access to finance

By Elfredah Kevin Four days after NewsWireNGR published a story on how the coronavirus lockdown is affecting smallholder and large scale farmers in Nigeria, government has opened access to finance. The Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk Sharing System for Agriculture Lending (NIRSAL Plc) opened a call for application for all smallholder farmers, farmer leaders[Read More…]

Special Report: Tales of gloom as Nigerian farmers deal with the hard realities of Covid-19

By Elfredah Kevin-Alerechi In Anambra State, in South-Eastern Nigeria, the yearly farming season started with early planting between October and December while the late planting season commences around February to April. By the time Nigeria was affected by the COVID 19 pandemic,  the farmers in Anambra State were already at[Read More…]

Fish Farmers Ask FG For Special Movement Permit Amidst Lockdown

To curb losses in the fish farming value chain, the Catfish and Allied Fish Farmers Association of Nigeria (CAFFAN) has appealed to the Federal Government to grant farmers special movement permit to move fish and its products from various fish farms to areas of need within Nigeria. Mr Rotimi Oloye,[Read More…]

Why Buhari is Nigeria’s best President – here’s a look at his achievements in Economy, Agriculture and Social Investment (Part 2)

Facts Revealed: Why Buhari is Nigeria’s Best President – PART 2: (Economy, Investment, Agriculture and Social Investment) By: Alwan Hassan INTRODUCTION I cannot remember who once said that if you try to deny the truth, it does not change the facts. This is where we are in Nigeria today, with[Read More…]

Garba Shehu: Ten Takeaways From President Buhari’s Visit To Germany @GarShehu

by Garba Shehu PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI returned to the country after a three-day intensely busy State Visit to Germany which, as is usual with his foreign engagements, was characterized by punishing schedules. Unfortunately, an important trip such as this one planned to boost trade and investment, enhance security partnership and[Read More…]