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FG mulls ban of maize importation

FG mulls ban of maize importation

Okwe Obi, Abuja The Federal Government has said it is considering placing a ban on maize importation since the country has enough of it. Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, stated this recently, when the National Assembly Joint Committee on Agriculture visited the ministry for its constitutional oversight function, in Abuja. Ogbeh […]
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Food preservation: FG brainstorms on tackling use of harmful chemicals

Food preservation: FG brainstorms on tackling use of harmful chemicals

Okwe Obi,  Abuja The Federal Government, on Monday, in collaboration with stakeholders in the agricultural sector, brainstormed on how to combat the use of harmful chemicals to preserve foodstuffs. The initiative came imminent following an online video which went viral on the social media showing a man spreading Sniper, a chemical meant to kill rodents […]
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Osun lawmaker hails FG’s N60b rice subsidy

Osun lawmaker hails FG’s N60b rice subsidy

A member of Osun State House of Assembly, representing Obokun state Constituency  Hon. Olatunbosun Oyintiloye,  has commended Federal Government for approving N 60billion subsidy for rice industry in the country. Hon. Oyintiloye gave the commendation during an interview with the newsmen, on Monday, in Osogbo. The lawmaker said with the subsidy, local rice production would […]
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FG spends N2.7trn on agriculture, infrastructure – Lai Mohammed

FG spends N2.7trn on agriculture, infrastructure – Lai Mohammed

NAN The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said that the Federal Government expended N2.7 trillion on agriculture and provision of other critical infrastructure in the 2017 budget. Mohammed disclosed this at a Town Hall Meeting in Dutse on Monday to boost agriculture in the state in particular and the country in […]
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Stakeholders to brainstorm on agricultural development at ACAN summit 

THE Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh is expected to lead other stakeholders to brainstorm on the future of agriculture in Nigeria at the Agriculture Correspondents Association of Nigeria (ACAN), Agriculture Summit. […]
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Women farmers most marginalised –FG

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Okwe Obi, Abuja The Federal Government has disclosed that women, especially those who are into farming, remain the most marginalised when it comes to benefitting from certain amenities. Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Audu Ogbeh, made the disclosure recently, when he launched the National Gender Action Plan for Agriculture (NGAP), in Abuja. Represented by […]
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Nigeria spends $650m annually on cassava byproducts import

Nigeria spends $650m annually on cassava byproducts import

Okwe Obi, Abuja The Federal Government said the country spends $650 million on cassava byproducts importation annually. Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, disclosed this, on Thursday, at the 2018 Seeds Fair and Farmer’s Field Day, in Abuja. According to him: “I want to tell farmers that we are very happy for […]
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2018 ApiExpo Africa: Beyond the hives

2018 ApiExpo Africa: Beyond the hives

Okwe Obi, Abuja Bee is one insect dreaded by so many people because of its stinging feature. But beyond that, it also has enormous economic value. This informed the gathering of beekeepers, processors and stakeholders from over 30 countries at this year’s ApiExpo Africa tagged, “Beekeeping Industry for Wealth Creation, Economic Diversification and Sustainable Development,” […]
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Nigeria lagging behind in beekeeping farming – Ogbeh

Nigeria lagging behind in beekeeping farming – Ogbeh

Okwe Obi, Abuja Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, has confessed that Nigeria is lagging behind in beekeeping farming. Ogbeh, who enlisted some benefits of beekeeping disclosed this at the 6th Edition of ApiExpo in Abuja, on Wednesday. According to him, “We have not treated the bee very kindly in the past. […]
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