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  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

South Africa’s agriculture minister said on Monday the country was taking measures to determine the extent of damage from an invasion of the crop-eating fall armyworm, and could not yet estimate the impact on farm output. This is...

By Joseph Okafor on Feb 6th, 2017

Due to persistent conflict, severe drought and economic instability, Nigeria and three other countries face a credible risk of famine in 2017, a report has said. In a report released Wednesday, the Famine Early Warning System Network,...

By Joseph Okafor on Jan 26th, 2017

FG to recapitalize Bank of Agriculture with N500b Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) President, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, has alleged that political farmers are the main beneficiaries of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) interventions to support rural...

By Joseph Okafor on Jan 17th, 2017

Heritage Bank Plc has disclosed plans to partner in the ongoing efforts to revolutionise the country’s agricultural value-chain, particularly the rice farming. The move to achieve these is also part of efforts to enhance agribusiness...

By Joseph Okafor on Jan 16th, 2017