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Investor solicits Ooni’s help to recover capital from fraudulent agro business

ON Sunday, November 21, Sunday Olowokudejo, a native of Ikere-Ekiti in Ekiti State, petitioned the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Ojaja II. His plea...

Cattle forces farmers out of farmlands, as hunger looms in Nigeria’s Benue Valley (Part two)

By Justina ASISHANA Several hectares of farmlands have been allegedly destroyed by herdsmen in 2021 in some states in Nigeria's north-central region. Plateau, Nasarawa and...

Hope for Nigerian farmers as AfDB unveils $210m loan for agro-industrial zones

NIGERIA could raise its agro-industrial output as the African Development Bank’s Board of Directors, on Monday,  approved $210 million loan to support the country's...
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Cattle ranching proves more beneficial than nomadic grazing model

MOYOSORE Olatunde Rafiu has proved that ranching is one of the cattle-rearing models that work. He owns a medium-sized farm in Olara community in Iseyin...

Agricultural biotechnology will help to improve crop yields in Nigeria -US

THE United States has said that advances in agricultural biotechnology will help to improve crop yields in Nigeria and the rest of Africa. Speaking at...

Adesina meets Nigerian delegation, offers support for food security with five strategies

THE President of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group Akinwumi Adesina has received a high-level Nigerian delegation led by the country's Minister of Agriculture...
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How Nanono squandered opportunity to rejig Nigeria’s agriculture

ON August 19, 2020, a newly appointed Minister of Agriculture Sabo Nanono was told by journalists that the closure of the Nigeria-Benin border could...

Food crisis looms in Anambra

...As climate change, govt neglect cripple business for women farmers By Aloysius ATTAH, Onitsha IFEYINWA Mbonu, a small-scale farmer in Anambra State, finds it hard to...

Deaths, thorny debts: Inside Nigeria’s largest pig farm where farmers lost billions to African swine fever

FOR Olanrewaju Ajabi, a pig farmer resident in Oke-Aro, Ifo Local Government Area of Ogun State, the year, 2020, will forever linger in her...
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