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Lagos-Ibadan Rail Will Begin Operations In January 2019 – FG

The Federal Government on Wednesday announced that despite the challenges facing the construction of the Lagos -Ibadan rail project, the facility would be put to use by January 2019. The government said it had adopted carefully considered measures to holistically tackle the challenges of obstruction caused by water, gas and sewage ...

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UNILORIN VC says Fulani herdsmen destroy research farmland in Kwara

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Prof. Sulyman Abdulkareem, has decried the destruction of the University’s multi-million naira research and training farms by cattle illegally grazing on the campus and poisoning the dam with chemicals. According to the University weekly Bulletin issued on Monday, the management of the institution ...

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Miyetti Allah rules out establishment of cattle colonies in South East

The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) says there is no need to set up cattle colonies in the South East geopolitical zone. Alhaji Sadiq Gidado, the Chairman of MACBAN in Anambra State, said this on Friday at a news conference in Awka. He said that the establishment ...

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FG seeks expert advise on GMOs, says Ogbeh

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development has called on Nigerian scientists to advise the Federal Government on the acceptability or otherwise of Genetically Modified Orgsnisms (GMOs). Ogbeh made the call on Saturday during a working visit to the Agricultural and Veterinary Complex of the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria on ...

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FG grooms 7,000 households in Enugu State for rice production

The Federal Government through the FADAMA programme says no fewer than 7,000 rice producing families in Enugu State have been added to the clusters of rice producers in the state. Mr Hillary Onyekwere, the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer of Enugu State FADAMA Coordination Office, said this on Tuesday in Enugu ...

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FAO to support 110,000 households in North-East on dry season farming

At least 110,000 households; comprising 700,000 people in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe are to benefit from the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) input support for the 2017/2018 dry season farming. The FAO Country Representative, Mr Suffyan Koroma, made this known on Thursday in Yola at the inauguration of FAO dry ...

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Nigerian Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (NIFAAS), has recommended the consumption of goat milk, saying it is more beneficial to healthy growth than cow milk. This is contained in the forum’s Fact Sheet, made available on Thursday to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ibadan. It stated that goat ...

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We are ready to cooperate with government over Benue Anti Grazing Law, herdsmen

The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), Benue chapter, says its members are ready to leave the Benue valley as the Nov. 1 deadline for the implementation of  the state’s Anti-Open Grazing Law draws nearer. The Chairman of the association, Alhaji Garus Gololo, told the News Agency of ...

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Nigeria, Morocco signs MoU on agriculture insurance coverage

The Nigeria Incentive Based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with two Moroccan firms to expand agricultural insurance coverage in the country. The two firms are Mutuelle Agricole Marocaine d’Assurance (MAMDA) and MAMDA Reassurance (MAMDA-RE). The partnership would also cover the expansion ...

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FG clears 55,000 hectares in 11 states for grazing reserves

The Federal Government said on Thursday that it has secured 55,000 hectares of land from 11 states for the development of pasture and paddocks grazing reserve in the country. Chief Audu Ogbeh, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, disclosed this when he briefed newsmen on the Federal Government’s achievements ...

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