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Report of Nigeria topping Africa contradicts FG’s claims on local rice production

IN JULY 2014, Akinwumi Adesina, then minister of agriculture and rural development, predicted that Nigeria would become Africa's largest rice exporter 'in five years',...

There’s no evidence Buhari created 12 million jobs in rice sector

THE Muhammadu Buhari Administration has continued to claim that 12 million jobs were created in the Rice production sector in Nigeria as a result...

SPECIAL REPORT: Fraud allegations, unremitted loans, crop failure, other anomalies dog Nigerian govt’s “rice revolution”

SPEAKING to a packed audience at the 10th Bola Tinubu Colloquium, an annual conference held to mark the birthday of Mr Tinubu, the national...
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Ogbeh ‘distorted’ our conversation on rice importation, says Thai ambassador

Wattana Kunwongse, Thailand’s ambassador to Nigeria, has dismissed remarks attributed to Audu Ogbeh, Minister of Agriculture, that Thailand’s rice exports fell drastically as a...

Minister Explains High Cost Of Local Rice

Minister of Agriculture, Audu Ogbeh, has said that Nigeria’s high interest rates is partly responsible for the high cost of locally produced rice as against the imported ones.

Oxfam, EU Support Rice Farmers In Kebbi, Adamawa 

Six thousand bags of fertilizer were distributed to 1,500 farmers as 400 surface irrigation water pumps were also handed over to over 62 farmers' groups in Jega and Birnin Kebbi Local Government Areas of Kebbi States.
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Gov Bello Warns Against Excessive Food Exports

Niger State Governor, Abubakar Bello has called for caution with regards to the export of essential farm produce to neighbouring countries for monetary gains, saying that such ventures may expose the country to food insecurity.


TCN’s 15 new procured transformers set  to improve transmission capacity with 1,487mw

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has imported 15 power transformers to sustain its transmission expansion plan (TEP).  As the...

FAAC meeting may hold soon as FG appoints acting AG

THE Federation Account and Allocation Committee (FAAC) meeting for this month, which was postponed last week, may hold before...

Death toll hits three in Lagos building collapse

THREE people have been pronounced dead, while five were rescued alive during the search-and-rescue operations ongoing at the collapsed...

US ambassador to Nigerian youths: Elect credible leaders in 2023

UNITED States (US) ambassador to Nigeria Mary Beth Leonard has advised Nigerian youths to elect credible leaders in the...

Nigeria’s police work under terrible conditions: what needs to be fixed

*This was first published in March 2022. By Lanre Ikuteyijo, Obafemi Awolowo University JUNIOR officers of the Nigeria Police Force are...
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