Borno farmers ready for rice Pyramid

Farmers in Borno has  announced plans to unveil rice pyramid sequel to the bumper harvest recorded this cropping season. They made the announcement on Monday in Maiduguri The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that about 18, 000 farmers were supported by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), under its Anchor Borrower scheme in the state. Anchor Borrower More...

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yams export
By metro On Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

Yam export: Farmers demand storage facilities

Some yam farmers in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have called on the Federal Ministry of Agriculture to create storage facilities in all area councils of FCT to encourage yam exportation. The farmers made More...

Nigeria Market
By metro On Friday, January 5th, 2018

Food prices crash in Maiduguri

Prices of local rice and other foodstuffs have dropped by about 25 per cent in Maiduguri, Borno state, according to a survey by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). A check by NAN at Gamboru and Customs Area markets More...

Akinwumi Adesina
By metro On Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

AfDB plans 25m jobs for youths

Akinwumi Adesina The President, African Development Bank Group (AfDB), Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, has launched the Presidential Youth Advisory Group (PYAG), an initiative that will create 25 million jobs. PYAG, launched More...

Audu Ogbeh
By metro On Friday, November 24th, 2017

Audu Ogbeh to open national symposium on resolving risk in Nigeria’s agricultural value chain

A national symposium to focus attention on fixing the bottlenecks in the nation’s agricultural value chain will hold on November 27 at the Shehu Yar’Adua Centre Abuja. The symposium is organized by Premium Times More...

By metro On Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

FG plans increased rice production for 2018

Nigeria is inching closer to achieving self-sufficiency in rice production as the present administration targets seven million tonnes production of the commodity in 2018, Minister of Information and Culture, Lai More...

Akinwumi Adesina
By metro On Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

AfDB portfolio in Nigeria over $6bn – Adesina

Akinwumi Adesina Dr Adewumi Adesina, President of African Development Bank (AfDB), says the bank’s total active portfolio in Nigeria is over six billion dollars. Adesina said this in an interview with the News More...

By metro On Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

Nigeria Plans $1 Billion Crop-Processing Zone to Boost Exports

Nigeria plans to establish a $1 billion crop-processing park with Turkish investors in the country’s north as part of efforts to improve value and boost agricultural exports, according to the country’s investment-promotion More...

Akinwumi Adesina
By metro On Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

African Development Bank calls off proposed loans to Nigeria

The African Development Bank has called off a loan to Nigeria that would have helped fund the country’s budget, instead redirecting the money to specific projects, a vice president at the lender said on Monday. The More...

By metro On Monday, October 30th, 2017

Don’t lift ban on rice importation-Farmers tell FG

Alhaji Jamilu Ibrahim, the Chairman of Rice Farmers in Daura, Katsina State, has urged the Federal Government not to lift the ban on the importation of rice. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the Federal More...