Cocoa vs Oil palm: battle for soul of depleting Nigerian forest reserve

“I’m a happy man today,” Rotimi Akeredolu, then governor of Ondo state, south-west Nigeria, told investors on June 10,...

Despite challenges, Olam reaffirms commitment to local cocoa processing

OLAM Nigeria Limited has reaffirmed its commitment to processing cocoa locally on a larger scale for export despite the...
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Nigeria’s cocoa farmers to receive 5m seedlings in 2021

AFTER distributing 10 million cocoa seedlings in 2020, the Cocoa Research Institute (CRIN)  says it will disburse additional five...

FACT-CHECK: Has Nigeria really achieved food security?

ON Tuesday 13th August, President Muhammadu Buhari disclosed that Nigeria has achieved food security, thus directed the Governor of...
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From cocoa to cannabis: Nigerian farmers seek fortunes inside forbidden farms

In this report, Bayo Akinloye tells the sad story of farmers who produced cocoa, the mainstay of the economy of South-west Nigeria in the past, but have now abandoned the crop for a more rewarding but illegal one, cannabis

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