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Obaseki inaugurates Agric committee, targets 80,000 jobs

Photo Caption: Governor Obaseki shaking hands with Dr. Tunde Faturoti, Country Manager, Agri-sedco Ltd. as Wole Adeyegbe, The Group Managing Director Saro Agro Sciences Ltd stands by. Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo on Thursday inaugurated an ad hoc committee under the Agriculture Empowerment Initiative to revamp agriculture in the state. ...

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FOOD SECURITY: AMBODE UNVEILS PLANS TO INTEGRATE SOUTH WEST STATES

*Vows To Uphold Economic Growth, Cultural Heritage Of Yoruba Nation     Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Wednesday unveiled plans by his administration to integrate the six States in the South West region to the food security drive of the State Government especially in addressing the demand and ...

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Fertilizer: Dangote, Moroccan Group sign MoU

The Nigeria’s agricultural sector has received a major boost as the Dangote Group and the OCP Group of Morocco on Friday in Abuja signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to bolster fertilizer production and business in the country.  The Dangote-OCP partnership is expected to lead to the creation of an integrated African ...

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FG Partners Indigenous Company To Develop The Dairy Sector

The Federal Government, through the Federal Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development and local dairy company, L&Z Integrated Dairy Farms, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aimed at developing the dairy sector and helping to tackle the recurring Fulani herdsmen and farmers clashes in Nigeria. The MoU signing which ...

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Dangote starts construction of $2 billion fertilizer production plant

Dangote logo         Fertilizer imports into Ghana and the West Africa sub-region especially from abroad is expected to drop drastically by the third quarter of next year. This follows cement manufacturer Dangote’s commencement of the construction of a $2 billion fertilizer production plant with the capacity of ...

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I did not say rice is expensive because Nigerians eat too much rice-Ogbeh

Minister for Agriculture and Rural development, Chief Audu Ogbeh has dismissed news report quoting him saying ‘Nigerians eat too much rice, that’s why it is expensive’. The minister in a statement signed by his Adviser on New Media, Mrs Aishat Ayijimoh Onusi said, “This is totally false, misleading and a ...

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AfDB Earmarks $24 Billion for Investments in Agricultural Innovations

AfDB logo                   The President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, has outlined a roadmap towards the transformation of agriculture in Africa. The President laid emphasis on combating malnutrition in children, turning African farmlands into major suppliers of food for ...

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Access Bank CEO, Herbert Wigwe Speaks in Support of Agriculture

Herbert Wigwe, GMD/CEO Access Bank Plc GMD/CEO of Access Bank Plc, Herbert Wigwe has restated the Bank’s capacity and desire to support the Federal Government’s efforts in diversification of the economy, especially in the agricultural sector.   In a message posted from his Twitter handle @HerbertOWigwe, he said, ‘As our ...

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Gov Emmanuel flags off Fadama 111 Cassava Intervention Project, assure farmers of better days

Governor Udom Emmanuel         Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State has assured farmers in the state of a better deal saying his administration has taken steps to evolve appropriate pricing mechanism for marketing of Agricultural products through Cooperative Societies. Governor Emmanuel gave the assurance when he ...

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I’m going into farming – Gov Ahmed

Kwara State Governor, Dr Abdulfatah Ahmed           Kwara State Governor, Dr Abdulfatah Ahmed has said he is prepared to go into big time farming to contribute to the economic growth of the state and ensure food security. Governor Ahmed who said this during an interactive session ...

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