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Lens-Thursday 22,2017-3:10 PM With the planting season beginning this month, UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is distributing seeds and fertilisers to more than one million people in north-eastern Nigeria. The move forms part...

By Joseph Okafor on Jun 22nd, 2017

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 3:55 PM /Leadership The Rice debate in Nigeria is an intense and fierce one by different players who don’t understand the dynamics and only tend to put out emotional arguments not grounded on facts and logic but...

By Joseph Okafor on Jun 13th, 2017

LUSAKA, June 8 – Zambia’s kwacha is expected to firm in the coming week mainly due to increased dollar inflows from corporate sellers and exporters looking to fulfil tax payments due next Friday. ZAMBIA At 0700 GMT on Thursday,...

By Joseph Okafor on Jun 8th, 2017

29-05-2017 13:32:40 | Lensng- Joseph Afam     The Embassy of Spain in Nigeria on Thursday announced that Nigeria’s current efforts at developing her agricultural sector had started attracting the interest of more Spanish...

By Joseph Okafor on May 29th, 2017

  ABUJA, April 4 – China has offered Nigeria a $4.5 billion loan for agricultural machinery and infrastructure, a Nigerian state governor said on Tuesday. Zamfara state governer Abdulaziz Yari said the loan had a 20-year repayment...

By Joseph Okafor on Apr 4th, 2017

March 27,2017 The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, said the agriculture sector has the potential to solve the country’s high unemployment rate. He said between 40 million and 70 million jobs could be...

By Joseph Okafor on Mar 27th, 2017

|By Okafor Joseph | March 20,2017 5:30 AM The presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu, believe that for the nation to get out of recession the government must put more effort adding, that Agriculture is  one way the country can come out...

By Joseph Okafor on Mar 20th, 2017

Nigeria is in a state of double emergency. Chronic malnutrition, caused by poor nutrition over a long period of time, plagues one in three children under five. And in recent years, acute malnutrition has skyrocketed-particularly in the...

By Joseph Okafor on Feb 15th, 2017

The Poultry Association of Nigeria (PAN) in Plateau, said on Monday that avian influenza or bird flu, has resurfaced in the state, killing more than 11,000 birds in one week. The association’s chairman in the state, Mr John Dasar,...

By Joseph Okafor on Feb 13th, 2017

Deposit Money Banks [DMBs] in the country yesterday announced that as part of their contribution to the Nigerian economy, it has concluded plans to float a N25 billion yearly Fund to finance export – based products as a way of diversifying...

By Joseph Okafor on Feb 10th, 2017