Presidency gives reasons herdsmen roaming around Nigeria must be stopped

The Presidency has given reasons why the Federal Government of Nigeria would have to stop herdsmen from roaming all over the country. It said that herdsmen roam around with their cattle into farmlands and they eat up crops, adding that the farmers fight back, which results in killings. Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Adviser to... Continue Reading →

Nigeria to Get Five New Cassava Varieties

These next generation varieties reportedly deliver promising options for smallholder farmers in resisting cassava diseases and marketing their crops to consumers. Five new cassava varieties developed with support from NextGen Cassava have been approved for release in Nigeria. This was contained in a recent report by NextGen Cassava Breeding Project, an international partnership led by Cornell... Continue Reading →

DHQ dismisses claim by Boko Haram over massacre of rice farmers in Borno

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has told Nigerians not to be discouraged by the recent attack by Boko Haram in which 43 rice farmers were massacred. This submission was made on Thursday by the Coordinator, Defence Media Operations of the DHQ, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche in a statement where he stated that the claim by Boko Haram was made... Continue Reading →

At least 110 killed’ in attack on farm workers in jihadist-ravaged northeast Nigeria

A weekend attack on farm workers in northeast Nigeria blamed on jihadists left at least 110 dead, the UN humanitarian coordinator in the country said on Sunday, the deadliest attack on civilians this year. The attack, in a state gripped by a jihadist insurgency for more than 10 years, took place the same day as... Continue Reading →

Boko Haram kills at least 43 farm workers in Nigeria

MAIDUGURI: Boko Haram fighters killed at least 43 farm workers and injured six in rice fields near the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri on Saturday, anti-jihadist militia told AFP. The assailants tied up the agricultural workers and slit their throats in the village of Koshobe, the militia said. "We have recovered 43 dead bodies, all... Continue Reading →

How Nigeria spends billions on coconut importation

Nigeria’s expenditure on coconut importation annually cannot be described as anything short of outrageous, as shown by data from the United Nations Statistical Office. The data obtained from the UN office shows that Nigeria spent $219,446.53 and $293,214.22 on coconut importation in 2019 and 2018 respectively, an amount higher than $186,094.58 that was spent on coconut importation... Continue Reading →

Nigeria: Flood As Threat to Rice Production

By Ugo Aliogo Ugo Aliogo wonders if Nigeria achieve self-sufficiency in rice production especially with the huge damages caused by flood in Kebbi State Flooding has remained a major environmental challenge to the country. Despite the several interventions by the federal government, the issue remains a challenge, especially to food security. Although flooding is a fallout... Continue Reading →

CBN Disburses N611.5bn To Commercial Farmers

The total amount disbursed to farmers under the Commercial Agriculture Credit Scheme from inception in 2009 rose to N611.5bn as of the end of November 2019. According to Punch NG, The Central Bank of Nigeria disclosed this in its November 2019 economic report Part of the report read, “In November 2019, the sum of N1.07bn... Continue Reading →

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