Tag: rice

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tosin adesinaFebruary 6, 2018

[The Injustice Blog] FG wants to squander N1bn of taxpayers’ money on anti-rice smuggling vehicles

Last week, the federal government through the Minister of Finance Mrs Kemi Adeosun announced its plan to spend the sum ...

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AzeezOctober 4, 2017

Rice to sell for N6000 per bag in a couple of months – Operators

Rice farmers and processors on Wednesday said price of 50kg bag of rice will crash to N6000 in a couple ...

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AzeezJuly 16, 2017

Nigeria will stop rice importation by December – Minister

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Audu Ogbeh has said Nigeria will stop rice importation by end of the year. ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiMay 16, 2017

Price of rice has reduced by 7.22% – NBS Report

by Omoleye Omoruyi The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has announced that the average price of imported rice has reduced ...

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RoqeebahMarch 29, 2017

The YNaija Cover this morning – the 29th of March

Read these stories and analyses here, here and here now!

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ToluMarch 18, 2017

N49 million cash, 900 airline staff sacked | 5 numbers that mattered this week

N49million – The EFCC intercepted five sacks containing new naira notes of this amount at the Kaduna International airport. The ...

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Oludolapo AdelanaMarch 15, 2017

Nigeria saves $5m daily from ban on rice, wheat imports – Agriculture Minister

by Dolapo Adelana The Minister of Agriculture, Chief Audu Ogbeh on Tuesday said the policy on the ban of importation ...

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RoqeebahJanuary 12, 2017

Dear Audu Ogbeh, tomatoes should be the most pressing thing on your mind now

Dear Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, We hope this meets you well. It’s only a few days into the ...

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ToluDecember 31, 2016

Fact Check: Dear Godwin Emefiele, Nigeria doesn’t spend N1trillion on rice and wheat imports annually

by Ezinne Ajoku It was reported that Godwin Emefiele, the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, speaking last Thursday ...

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Oludolapo AdelanaDecember 29, 2016

Rice seized by Customs was contaminated, not plastic – NAFDAC

The National Agency for Food Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), says the rice seized by men of the Nigeria Customs ...

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AzeezDecember 16, 2016

Lagos govt to begin sale of rice for N13,000 next week

The Lagos State government on Friday said plots to hijack its plan to sell rice at N13000 on December 15 ...

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Oludolapo AdelanaNovember 22, 2016

Ebonyi bans sale of imported rice

The Ebonyi government has banned the sale of imported rice in state. Governor David Umahi while speaking with participants of ...

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Oludolapo AdelanaNovember 7, 2016

The YNaija Tracklist: Rice revolution has started – Emefiele | Gunmen kill policeman in Delta

From the papers this morning – a Tracklist. Ikhana re-appointed Kano Pillars coach – YNaija Here is the full list ...

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ToluOctober 17, 2016

Apparently, rice is starting to drive us nuts in Nigeria: A timeline

Rice, oh almighty rice! Displaced cassava flakes (garri) to become Nigeria’s number one staple food and now the most reported ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 12, 2016

Nigerian Customs: There’s so much hypocrisy at our borders

Baba Oni Gas (@manmustwack) has obviously had it up to here with the Nigerian Customs. He poured his heart out about ...

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Oludolapo AdelanaOctober 11, 2016

The Big 5: These are the stories you should be monitoring today

These are the top five stories you should monitor today. Price of rice will begin to crash by November – ...

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Oludolapo AdelanaSeptember 28, 2016

Nigeria spends N7.2bn on toothpick importation yearly – Minister

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Audu Ogbeh is saddened that the nation spends N7.2bn annually for the importation ...

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Op-ed EditorSeptember 22, 2016

Feyi Fawehinmi: Governance by nastiness

A few days ago, it was the minister of state for agriculture, Heineken Lokpobiri: The Minister of State for Agriculture ...

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Oludolapo AdelanaSeptember 20, 2016

Smuggled rice hits N597billion in 8 months – Customs

The value of rice smuggled in the last eight months is N597.7bn, according to the Nigeria Customs Service. The Public ...

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AzeezSeptember 20, 2016

Vote APGA in 2019 if you want bag of rice at N9,000 – Obiano

Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano on Monday said the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) if voted into power in 2019, would ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Mazi EmekaSeptember 8, 2016

The Big 5: These are the stories you should be monitoring today

These are the top five news stories to monitor today 1. There are no poisoned rice in Nigeria The National ...

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Oludolapo AdelanaSeptember 8, 2016

No poisonous rice in Nigeria – FG

The National Biosafety Management Agency on Wednesday described as untrue claims that poisonous rice had found its way into the Nigerian ...

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Mazi EmekaSeptember 2, 2016

The Big 5: These are the stories you should be monitoring today

These are the top five news stories to monitor today 1. SpaceX rocket crashes into Facebook satellite for Africa A SpaceX ...

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Tamilore OshodiAugust 30, 2016

PODCAST: Dangote moves to crash the price of rice in Nigeria and other good news from Nigeria in the past week

We bring you another edition of #GoodVibesOnly! The only podcast in Nigeria that takes you around the far corners of the ...

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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 ...

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Ada IgboanugoJune 27, 2016

In Kano, man uses son as collateral for bag of rice

Mallam Yusuf Bala, in his chase to nab a bag of rice for himself, ended up leaving behind his five-year-old ...

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Ada IgboanugoJune 23, 2016

Soldiers, policemen in gun duel over IDPs rice

A gun duel ensued between soldiers and policemen on Thursday at the Borno State Government House in Maiduguri over rice ...

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