President Buhari Approves 368 Grazing Sites In 25 States

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved recommendations of a committee to review “with dispatch” 368 grazing sites in 25 states in the country “to determine the levels of encroachment.” The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, disclosed this on Thursday in a statement titled, ‘President Buhari approves review of grazing [...]

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

First Solar-Powered Kilishi Factory Opens In Katsina

Kilishi or beef jerky, a favourite local food that originated in the North, is essentially made from thin strips of raw meat seasoned with spices (locally known as yaji – a mix of chilli, groundnut cake powder, pepper, and salt), smoked over woodfire and sun-dried in the open. The traditional method is a laborious and [...]

By | August 11th, 2021|foods, ingredients and spices, Trends, news & info|0 Comments

LASG Acquires 500 Hectares Of Land For Farming, Pays 38m To 16 Families

Lagos State Government says it has paid N38m for about 500 hectares of land acquired from 16 families at the Igbodu, Epe area of the state. The state said the land was acquired for agricultural activities. The state Commissioner for Agriculture, Ms Abisola Olusanya,who  presented cheques to the beneficiaries in Lagos on Friday, said the [...]

By | May 9th, 2021|Trends, news & info|0 Comments

Exploring The Largest Yam Market In Africa: Zaki Biam

Nigeria is by far the world’s largest producer of yams, accounting for over 70 –76 percent of the world production. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization report, in 1985, Nigeria produced 18.3 million tonnes of yam from 1.5 million hectares, representing 73.8 percent of total yam production in Africa. According to the 2008 figures, [...]

By | April 26th, 2021|Trends, news & info|0 Comments

As Planting Season Begins, Farmers In Search Of Subsidised fertilizer, Seedlings

As the new planting season commences across the country, farmers are raising concern over the dual challenges of access to fertilizer and quality seedlings. Feelers across the states indicate that the current rising cost of food crops, linked to inflation, could be worsened as the price of fertilizers rises steeply, with the attendant consequences, in [...]

By | April 26th, 2021|Trends, news & info|0 Comments

Open Grazing: Ondo State Government To Auction Off Seized Cows

The Ondo State Government says it will henceforth auction off cows seized for destroying farmlands after getting a court order, while the owners of the seized cows will also be prosecuted. The State Commander of the State Security Network, Amotekun, Chief Adetunji Adeleye, disclosed this during the signing of an agreement for the release of [...]

By | April 23rd, 2021|Trends, news & info|0 Comments

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
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