Twenty Miyetti Allah Members Get Political Appointment In Zamfara

  The First Lady of Zamfara State, Hajiya Aisha Bello Muhammad Matawalle hassecured appointments of Special Assistants to Governor Bello Matawalle for 20 members of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) in the state. The First Lady’s spokesperson, Zainab Abdullahi, revealed this in a statement on Tuesday. Speaking on behalf of the beneficiaries, the State Chairman MACBAN, Alhaji [...]

By | April 14th, 2021|Trends, news & info|0 Comments

Kwara Takes Lead In Catfish Production, Sells N20m Daily

The Kwara Fish Farmers Association has revealed that about 20 tonnes of catfish valued at N20 million is produced and sold daily in Kwara State. The association’s Assistant Secretary, Jimoh Ahmed, disclosed this during a chat with our reporter in Ilorin, the state capital. According to him, “Kwara fish farmers produce 20 tonnes of catfish, [...]

By | April 14th, 2021|Trends, news & info|0 Comments

Prices Of Perishables Sour In Lagos Market

  Prices of perishable food items have soared in major markets in Lagos. A survey conducted by NAN in some major markets at Mile 12, Oyingbo and Mushin on Thursday and Friday showed that prices of some food items jumped by more than 25 per cent. A 40 kilogramme basket of tomato, which was sold [...]

By | April 3rd, 2021|Trends, news & info|0 Comments

Police Search Kwara Forest For Three Abducted Farm Managers

Kwara State Police Command said it had deployed its men and officers to comb forest in Asa Local Government Area of the state in search of three farm managers abducted by gunmen from two poultry farms in Pampo village on Monday. The farm managers were reportedly seized by six heavily armed suspected kidnappers at their [...]

By | March 25th, 2021|Trends, news & info|0 Comments

Reps’ Bill Bans Rice Importation, Prescribes Life Imprisonment For Offenders

A law to prohibit the importation of rice into the country is underway in the House of Representatives. A Bill exclusively obtained by VANGUARD is entitled:” An Act to Provide for the Prohibition of Importation into Nigeria of Rice and the Penalty for the Contravention of the Said Prohibition and other Related Matters”. The Bill [...]

By | March 21st, 2021|Trends, news & info|0 Comments

Fresh Crisis Brews In Igangan As Herdsmen Resume Farm Destruction

  A fresh crisis appears to be brewing in the Ibarapaland area of Oyo State, following the return of Fulani herdsmen to the area and the alleged destruction of farms in the area. Fulani herdsmen had, in January, migrated out of Igangan and other communities in Ibarapa, Oyo State, following the eviction notice given to [...]

By | March 6th, 2021|Trends, news & info|0 Comments

Beef Scarcity, Rising Cost Of Food Items Hit Lagos, Ogun, Oyo, Others

The strike action embarked upon by the cattle and foodstuff dealers under the aegis of the Amalgamated Union of Foodstuff and Cattle Dealers of Nigeria (AUFCDN) has driven up prices of beef, food and vegetables in the South. AUFCDN, an affiliate of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), commenced a nationwide strike Thursday following the expiration [...]

By | March 1st, 2021|Trends, news & info|0 Comments

US Supports Ikun Diary Farm, Ekiti, With Pregnant Jersey Breed Diary Cows

The United States has supported the Nigeria Dairy Industry with the first shipment of pregnant Jersey breed dairy cows which have arrived the Ikun Dairy Farm in Ekiti State. The Ikun Dairy Farm – a joint venture between Promasidor Nigeria Limited and Ekiti State Government – plans to produce 10,000 litres of milk daily, according [...]

By | February 22nd, 2021|Trends, news & info|0 Comments

Fulani Herdsmen Storm Ekiti Forest Reserve, Destroy Multi-million Naira Maize Farm

Some suspected Fulani herdsmen have allegedly invaded a forest reserve in Ekiti State, destroying a multi-million naira maize farm belonging to members of the Maize Growers Processing Marketer Association of Nigeria (MAGPAMAN). The farm, covering about 235 hectares of land, is at the state forest reserve in Aduloju farmstead located along Ado-Ijan Road in the [...]

By | January 28th, 2021|Trends, news & info|0 Comments

Beans Farmers In Northeast Nigeria Relive Horrors Of ‘Wuta Wuta

For most Nigerians, beans are a major source of protein. The legume which is consumed by both rural and urban dwellers has in recent times witnessed an upsurge in its cost price across the country. This phenomenon has made lovers of the delicacy find it more difficult to buy this source of protein in order [...]

By | January 18th, 2021|Trends, news & info|0 Comments

Why LAKE RICE Vanished From Markets

  Many rice dealers and retailers in Lagos State and other places are still in shock over the disappearance of LAKE RICE, which used to be visible in markets during the festive period from 2016 when the state government under Governor Akinwunmi Ambode signed a partnership with his Kebbi State counterpart, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu. The [...]

By | January 6th, 2021|Trends, news & info|0 Comments

Nigeria Spends $500m Annually Importing Palm Oil

File Photo: Sabo Nanono, Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development Officials from the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, states, agencies and non-governmental organisations on Thursday said Nigeria was spending about $500m annually on oil palm imports. At the national workshop on oil palm organised in Abuja by Solidaridad, an international NGO, senior government [...]

By | January 2nd, 2021|Trends, news & info|0 Comments

Lagos State Multi-billion Naira Rice Mill Nears Completion

The multi-billion naira rice mill in Imota, a district in Ikorodu area of Lagos, is almost completed. The project is said to become the third biggest rice mill in the world and the largest in sub Saharan Africa with 2.5 million bags of 50kg rice annually. The 32 metric-ton-per hour rice mill had attained 80 [...]

By | January 2nd, 2021|Trends, news & info|0 Comments

Oyo Farmers Petition State Governor, Lament Killings By Herdsmen

U Some farmers in the Ibarapa area of Oyo State have appealed to Governor Seyi Makinde to sign the Anti-Open Grazing Bill already passed by the House of Assembly into law. The President, Igangan Agro Park Investment Association, Mr Oluwafemi Abioye, made this appeal in an interview with our correspondent in Ibadan on Tuesday. He [...]

By | December 18th, 2020|Trends, news & info|0 Comments

Ondo: Herdsmen Attack Amotekun, Destroy Farm

  Some operatives of the Ondo State arm of the Security Network Agency,  Amotekun, on Wednesday were reportedly attacked by some herdsmen on a farm at Osi Community, in Akure North Local Government Area of the state. The Punch reports that the attack occurred while the operatives were trying to settle a rift between them and the [...]

By | December 10th, 2020|Trends, news & info|0 Comments

Price Of Paddy And Locally Processed Rice Drops In Taraba

Price of locally processed rice and paddy rice has dropped in Taraba state, Daily Trust findings revealed. A 100kg bag of paddy rice now sells at between N10,000 and N10,500 as against N14,000 and N15,000 last week. Similarly, the price of locally processed rice has dropped in the state. It was gathered that 100kg bag [...]

By | December 10th, 2020|Trends, news & info|0 Comments

Nigeria May Face Severe Food Crisis As Farmers “Abandon” Harvest

The brutal murder of over 43 farmers in Borno State by suspected members of Boko Haram will worsen the agricultural instability in the state, farmers from the state said on Sunday. According to them, the number of farmers massacred in the attack could be more than 43, as many persons were still missing. They disclosed [...]

By | November 30th, 2020|Trends, news & info|0 Comments

Banks Offer Youths N2bn Agric Loan At 5% Interest Rate

  THE Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has authorised commercial banks to give up to N2 billion maximum loan to youths interested in going into agriculture. The loan, which comes under the Accelerated Agriculture Development Scheme (AADS) at five per cent interest rate per annum was created by the apex bank in collaboration with state [...]

By | November 19th, 2020|Trends, news & info|0 Comments

Why The Price Of Onions Increased Across The Nation

  Soaring demands, flooding and poor storage facilties are the main causes of the skyrocketing price of onions in Nigeria, a Premium Times check has revealed. Households in Nigeria now have to dig deeper into their pockets to buy onions, one of the most commonly consumed vegetables in the country as prices have risen sharply due to [...]

By | November 6th, 2020|Trends, news & info|0 Comments

Poultry Farmers Take Delivery Of 262,000 Metric Tonnes Of Imported Maize

The Poultry Association of Nigeria says Nigeria has taken delivery of 262,000 metric tonnes of maize imported into the country to augment local production. A statement issued by the association on Tuesday said following the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, poultry farmers in the country had agonised over the shortfall of maize and other [...]

By | October 14th, 2020|Trends, news & info|0 Comments
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