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CBN eyes additional 300,000 farmers in expanded Anchor Borrowers’ Programme

  The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has formed strategic partnerships with agricultural commodity associations in the country in its effort to expand the implementation of the Anchor Borrowers’ Programme (ABP). Disclosing this in Abuja yesterday,  the Acting Director in charge of Corporate Communications Department (CCD) at the Bank, Isaac ...

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Unemployment: Dangote employs youth graduate for rice farming in Kogi

A multi-million Naira Youth Farming Initiative that will engage teeming unemployed Nigerian graduates in rice farming has been launched by the Dangote Rice Limited (www.Dangote.com) in Kogi State. This is even as the Company prepares to hit the market with One million metric tons of Dangote rice in 2018. The ...

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FG so far injects N43.9billion to Agriculture- says CBN

  The Federal Government has so far released a total of N43.92 billion through the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and 13 participating institutions for supporting agriculture production across the country. According to FG, 200,000 small holder farmers from 29 states of the federation have benefited from the scheme while ...

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Osinbajo lauds Obaseki, WACOT on Edo Fertilizer

The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has commissioned the Edo Fertilizer and Chemical Company Limited, Auchi, a public private partnership between the state government and WACOT Limited, which has the capacity to produce about 60,000 metric tonnes of fertilizer per annum. The Vice President who was accompanied by the Ministers ...

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EID-EL-KABIR: 70 TRAILER LOAD OF LAKE RICE ARRIVE LAGOS

…As Govt Assures Of Fair Distribution Across Sales Centres         In an effort to ensure even distribution across all the sale centres, the Lagos State Government on Wednesday said that at least 70 trailer load of the LAKE RICE have arrived the State ahead of the commencement ...

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Federal Government, WACOT Partners on Food Security

The Food sufficiency goal of the Federal government is receiving a major boost in Kebbi state through the collaboration between WACOT Rice Limited and the Kebbi state government. The food sufficiency journey started sometime in June, 2016 when President Muhammadu Buhari, announced in a Ramadan meeting with members of the ...

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Rice imports: AfDB decries $400 million annual bill

Ghana has the capacity and resources to produce rice for consumption and export, the President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Mr Akinwumi Adesina, has said. “It, therefore, has no business importing rice to the value of $400 million annually. “Ghana absolutely has no business at all importing rice. You ...

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Lagos acquires 32 tonnes per hour rice mill from Switzerland

…To produce 2.6m 50kg bags of rice per year Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Friday in Zurich, Switzerland led a team of the State Executive Committee members to sign an agreement with Bühler AG (“Bühler”), a leading rice-mill producer in the world, for the acquisition of a 32 ...

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Osinbajo inaugurates $1.5B Indorama fertilizer plant

Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, will inaugurate a new world-class fertilizer plant built by Indorama Eleme Fertilizer and Chemicals Limited on Thursday in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. The plant with production capacity for 1.5 million Metric Tons of Urea fertilizer is considered the world’s largest single-train Urea plant. Eleme Petrochemicals Company ...

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Ag President Osinbajo to Inaugurate $1.5 Billion Indorama Fertilizer Plant in Port Harcourt

Osinbajo       Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, will inaugurate a new world-class fertilizer plant built by Indorama Eleme Fertilizer and Chemicals Limited, tomorrow in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. The plant with production capacity for 1.5 million Metric Tons of Urea fertilizer is considered the world’s largest single-train Urea ...

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