Tomato Growers Association of Nigeria, Laud New Tomato Policy

The new tomato policy in Nigeria will attract more investments and improve local production of the staple. It will also ensure a rebound in local processing activities and give farmers better deals. Duty regime on tomato The Spokesman of the Tomato Growers Association of Nigeria, Richard Mbaram told Voice of Nigeria that placing a punitive…

Association proffers solution to high garri price

The Agro-Processors Association of Nigeria has called on the Federal Government to subsidise the price of high yield cassava cuttings to ensure a reduction in the price of garri. Niger state Chairman of the association, Malam Jamiu Lawal, made the call in Minna on Friday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).……

CBN releases additional $250m for agriculture, airlines

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Wednesday released another 250 million dollars on 7 to 30 day forwards for agriculture, airline, petroleum products and raw materials. The acting Director, Corporate Communications, CBN, Mr Isaac Okorafor, said in a statement that the bank also called for bid for 100 million dollars wholesale spot for traveling……

Nigeria Loses N9 bn Revenue Annually To Illegal Fish Importation ~ Association

Nigeria Loses 9 billion Naira On Illegal Fish Farming The Association of Indigenous Sea Food Stakeholders says the country loses N9 billion revenue annually to illegal fish importation and smuggling. The association’s national chairman, Mr Lamina Rasheed, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Wednesday. Rasheed said that the members…

Dangote partners Alba-Bello to sell food items at low prices

The Dangote Group is partnering Alba-Bello Trading Company in Zaria to sell food items at low prices to customers across Kaduna and neighbouring states. Alhaji Sa’idu Ibrahim-Mohammed, the General Manager, Administration and Corporate Services in Alba-Bello Trading Company, disclosed this to newsmen on Tuesday after the launch of the programme in Zaria, Kaduna State. He……

SON Canvasses Ways Out of Glut For Egg Markets

the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has advised poultry farmers across the country to channel their energies towards increased production of egg powder as one of the ways out of the current glut in the egg market.      Egg powder production requires special machines which processes egg from its original form to powder for other…

President Barrow pledges to release $25m to farmers ahead of rainy season

President Adama Barrow of The Gambia on Monday plegded to release 25 million dollars to farmers ahead of the rainy season, which is due in two months’ time, local media reported on Monday. “So far 25 million U.S. dollars is available from the Islamic Development Bank to support farmers with groundnut seeds and fertilizers for……

News Summary 10/04/2017; Two Female Suicide Bombers Killed

One Of The Female Suicide Bombers Killed Two female suicide bombers who attempted to enter a mosque in Juddumuri village near Maiduguri during early morning prayers but intercepted died when one of the bombers detonated her improvised explosive device strapped to her body. Four people who were injured are receiving treatment at the specialist hospital…

AEPB begins public awareness campaign on unlawful farming in FCT

The Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB) says that it has started a public awareness campaign on farming in unlawful places in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Mr Muktar Ibrahim, the Head, Information and Outreach Unit of the board, said this while speaking with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Abuja. ‘‘The prohibited areas……

Anchor Borrowers Scheme: CBN urges Enugu State farmers to form co-operatives

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has advised farmers in Enugu State to form cooperatives in order to benefit enormously from the apex bank’s Anchor Borrowers Scheme. The Anchor Borrowers Scheme is a CBN initiative to empower farmers in cooperative societies to get loans at single-digit interest rate from the apex bank to produce, package,……

Benue Govt To Purchase 250 Trucks Of Fertilizer For Farmers 

The Benue State Government will purchase of 250 trucks of assorted fertilizer for this year’s cropping season at the cost of N385.5 million. This was disclosed by the Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Hon. Lawrence Onoja Jnr after  the State Executive Council meeting presided over by its Chairman, Governor Samuel Ortom at the Benue Peoples House, Makurdi. The fertilizer…

NACCIMA Commends FG For Holding MSME Clinics

Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA) has commended the Federal Government for establishing Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) clinics across the country. Its President, Dr Bassey Edem, gave the commendation on Sunday at the ongoing 2017 Enugu International Trade Fair. Edem, who was represented by Chief Ndubisi Nworgu, said…