Tag: agriculture

Oludolapo AdelanaSeptember 21, 2016

Nigeria on its way to technology revolution – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday said Nigeria is on its way to a technology revolution. Buhari made the remark during ...

Mazi EmekaSeptember 18, 2016

Feyi Fawehinmi: Agriculture in Nigeria – follow the money

I take the view that planning the future is very hard and you will never have all the information you ...

Oludolapo AdelanaSeptember 16, 2016

Recession will be over very soon – Adeosun

Minister of Finance Kemi Adeosun says the current economic recession in the country would soon be over. Adeosun made the ...

Oludolapo AdelanaSeptember 16, 2016

Nigeria spends N2.4bn on rice importation daily – Ogbeh

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, says Nigeria spends N2.4bn on the importation of rice daily. Ogbeh made ...

Oludolapo AdelanaSeptember 11, 2016

Brace up Nigerians, bag of rice to be sold for N40, 000 by December – Minister

The Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri, has warned Nigerians of the possibility of buying ...

AzeezSeptember 8, 2016

This is when Plateau will start exporting rice

Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong has said the state will begin the exportation of rice by next year. Lalong told ...

Oludolapo AdelanaSeptember 8, 2016

‘I can’t judge Buhari…Nigerian youth should be of use to themselves’ – Orji Kalu

A former governor of Abia state Orji Uzor Kalu has said that Nigerians should be enjoying power supply by now ...

Oludolapo AdelanaSeptember 7, 2016

‘Migrating is not the answer…you will die of cold over there’

The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, John Cardinal Onaiyekan, on Tuesday alerted the Federal Government that the current economic situation in the country ...

Oreoluwa PetersAugust 30, 2016

#30Days30Voices: Will you quit your job for farming? This Nigerian tells us if he will

Severally, agriculture has been touted as the next big thing and the solution to the economic difficulties of many countries ...

Oludolapo AdelanaAugust 27, 2016

Dangote moves to crash the price of rice in Nigeria

The Nigerian market should expect a new entrant into the rice market as the Dangote Group has commenced the harvest ...

YWriterAugust 21, 2016

Simon Kolawole: Agriculture is NOT the magic solution

by Simon Kolawole Anytime I hear Nigerian presidents, ministers, governors, economists, analysts and commentators declare that agriculture is the alternative ...

Oludolapo AdelanaAugust 16, 2016

Lagos to disburse N25 billion Trust Fund to young farmers, others

The Lagos State Government (LASG) has said young farmers in the state would benefit from the N25 billion Lagos State ...

Adebayo EmuleomoAugust 2, 2016

Opinion: How agriculture can solve Nigeria’s unemployment crisis

by Chambers Umezulike The Nigerian National Bureau of Statistics has pegged Nigeria’s general unemployment rate at 12.1% as at the first ...

Isime EseneJuly 24, 2016

Olusegun Adeniyi: Buhari and the troubled economy

It was a business lunch by a group of investors who had eagerly been waiting for information about the business ...

Mazi EmekaJuly 20, 2016

Opinion: Time for religious organizations to invest in agriculture

by Adeyemo Olajire Philip It is a good thing to note that religious organisations have been contributing to the socio-economic ...

Mazi EmekaJuly 20, 2016

Opinion: My dream for Nigeria’s agriculture sector

By Adeyemo Olajire Philip I have a dream, that Nigeria will produce more rice than Thailand, more cocoa than Cote ...

AzeezJuly 17, 2016

‘Agriculture can drive the nation’s economy’ – Obasanjo

Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo on Saturday said government’s direct involvement in agricultural development and production had been discovered to be ...

Adebayo EmuleomoJuly 6, 2016

Governor Ortom wants his picture in every school in Benue state

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has directed the educational institutions in the state to hoist the national flag in their ...

Adebayo EmuleomoJune 22, 2016

The National Grazing Bill is back at the Senate… this time, in disguise

The Nigerian Senate has passed the bill seeking to establish a National Grazing Reserves Agency through first reading after it ...

Adebayo EmuleomoJune 20, 2016

‘We won’t force people to surrender land for cattle grazing’ – FG

The Federal Government has said that there are no plans to seize anybody’s land for the implementation of the ranch ...

Mazi EmekaJune 15, 2016

Governor Ortom is proud of his motor park days

Benue state Governor, Samuel Ortom, has expressed pride in his former profession as a motor park worker. The Governor, on ...

Adebayo EmuleomoJune 13, 2016

Adesina; still winning awards for doing well under Jonathan

Former Minister of Agriculture, Akinwunmi Adesina under the administration of Goodluck Jonathan has again been honored for the giant strides ...

Op-Ed EditorJune 12, 2016

Opinion: Why Nigeria needs to urgently diversify its economy

By Ola Rotimi Currently, Nigeria’s economy is faced with venomous challenges- 27 of the 36 states in Nigeria are unable ...

Op-Ed EditorJune 10, 2016

Opinion: Innovative use of technology for agricultural development in Nigeria

(A conference delivered by Olawale Rotimi Opeyemi at Landmark University, Nigeria on Tuesday 31st of May, 2016) This important conference ...

Mazi EmekaJune 8, 2016

How FG plans to boost rice, wheat production in 1 year

The Federal Government, on Tuesday, disclosed that it has set-up a National Rice and Wheat Task Force to monitor the ...

Mazi EmekaMay 28, 2016

‘I made more money as a Lagos lawyer’ | 15 things we learnt from VP Yemi Osinbajo’s media forum

As President Muhammadu Buhari’s government prepares to commemorate its one year in office, Vice President Yemi Osinbanjo, on Thursday, held a ...

Adebayo EmuleomoMay 26, 2016

“My father was the most successful farmer in our village” | Obasanjo is bullish on agriculture

by Olusegun Obasanjo Every year, thousands of young Africans join an exodus from their families’ small, often struggling farms in ...

Mazi EmekaMay 25, 2016

Tomato pest: FG engages expert to find solution

The Minister of Agriculture, Audu Ogbeh, on Tuesday announced that the Nigerian government has invited experts to find solution to ...

Op-Ed EditorMay 24, 2016

Opinion: Agricultural revolution – Time to make a bold move

By Adekunle Smart Renowned physicist and Nobel Laureate, Albert Einstein once quipped, “In the middle of difficulty, lies opportunity.” A ...

Isime EseneMay 23, 2016

SPECIAL REPORT: Agriculture can’t save Nigeria, but agribusiness might

by Mazi Emeka As the Nigerian economy slowly descends into full blown recession, and the national currency nose dives to ...

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