Suzan Nwachukwu, Abuja A coalition of civil society organisations under the auspices of Voices for Food Security (VFS) has commended the present administration on its recent policy thrust in the agricultural sector that has seen it contributing to over 28 per cent of the nation’s Gross Domestic Product. At the re-launch...
The most important security concern of any nation is ‘food security.’ A nation that can’t feed its population is leaving at the peril of other nations. Agribusiness and economic experts has overtime, raised concern about the whooping sums being spent on imported food items by Nigeria. However, the tide...
By Ruth Tene Natsa, Abuja Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has said three million school children will benefit from the Home Grown School Feeding programme by the end of 2017 even as he revealed that more one million primary school children across seven states are currently being fed through the...
BY BAYO AMODU, Abuja and CHIKA IZUORA, Lagos Disturbed by the surge in prices of food stuffs and its attendant impact on Nigerians, the federal government has concluded plans to crash the prices of rice and other foodstuffs within the next two weeks. To ensure that this is fully implemented, government...
BY  Ruth Tene Natsa ...Despite enormous challenges, the nation’s agriculture and solid minerals sectors have recorded great achievements even as Nigeria waits the unfolding of the sectors’ revival Nigeria in the past two years recorded various challenges in the agricultural sector, ranging from insecurity as a result of insurgency, farmers/herdsmen clashes,...
According to reports, there is a new threat discouraging tomato farmers as well as threatening Dangote’s multi billion naira tomato processing factory. Farmers are currently avoiding planting the crop after pests ravaged last year’s produce while the factory is now expected to resume operations in July when tomato supply...
By Ruth Tene Natsa, Abuja The inclusion of Orange Fleshed Sweet Potato (OFSP) in wheat bread and school meals is boosting the nutritional status of children and could help Nigeria to reduce its imports of wheat drastically. Developed by the International Potato Centre (abbreviated by Spanish acronym CIP) and partners, the...
By Ruth Tene Natsa, Abuja The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh has said by the time the restructuring of the Bank of Agriculture is complete, it will become the largest bank in the country having anything between 25 and 30 million depositors and shareholders. The minister who...
The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has called on the Federal Government to increase its investment in agriculture to enable Nigeria to regain its place in the sector. Principal Programme Officer on Agriculture, ECOWAS, Mr Ernest Aubee, made the call in an interview with the News Agency of...
BY Hembadoon Orsar, Ilorin The Ijaha Ochekwu community in Edikwu ward 1 of Apa  Local Government Area of Benue State is in dire need of government attention to overcome  the chieftaincy crisis between it and the Edikwu community. The crisis which has engulfed the community since three years ago, has led...