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Police Command Tightens Security To Monitor Farmers, Herders

The Commissioner of Police in Kwara State, Mr Mohammed Bagega, has directed Divisional Police Officers and Area Commanders to monitor the activities of herders and farmers and be professional in handling complaints brought before them. Bagega, who gave the directive at an emergency security meeting with the Area Commanders, heads of Tactical Units and Divisional Police Officers, in Ilorin, on Monday, reiterated that no breakdown of law and order by any name would be tolerated in any part of the state. He also admonished the officers to facilitate the community…

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Tractor Rally: India Farmers Clash With Police In Massive Protest

Farmers have fought through barricades and tear gas to enter Delhi on India’s Republic Day. Tens of thousands of them are driving into the city on tractors to protest against new market-friendly reforms. In some places, farmers broke barricades and diverted from the route they had agreed with the police. Tuesday’s rally is the latest episode in a months-long protest, one of the longest farmers-led agitations India has ever seen. The government has offered to put the laws on hold, but farmers say they will settle for nothing short of…

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Agric: 879 Farmers, SMEs Benefits From Lagos APPEALS Project

Lagos State says that no fewer than 879 farmers and Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs) across poultry, aquaculture and rice value chains have directly benefited from the  Lagos Agro-Processing, Productivity Enhancement and Livelihood Improvement Support (APPEALS) Project in the last three years. The State Commissioner for Agriculture, Ms. Abisola Olusanya who made this known over the weekend at the Pre-6th Implementation Support Mission of the Project  held at Orchid Hotels, Lekki explained that these farmers and SMEs have been empowered with physical inputs and equipment to help them improve their productivity…

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Gov Obaseki Reiterates Commitment To Boost Agric Sector

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State, says the focus of his administration is to attract investors into the oil palm and cassava sub-sectors for the manufacturing of Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG). Obaseki stated this during a virtual meeting with U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Beth Leonard, and some foreign and local agribusiness investors in Abuja. Also in attendance included the  U.S. Consul General, Claire Pierangelo, U.S. Embassy Economic Officer, Richard Michaels, and U.S. Embassy Political Officer, Brandon Hudspeth. The meeting was held as part of the activities marking the inauguration of…

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Fishermen Report Oil Spill At Chevron’s Facility In Bayelsa Coastline

Fishermen, operating on the coastline of the Atlantic Ocean near Bayelsa, have reported an oil leakage from the Funiwa oilfield operated by Chevron Nigeria (CNL). Some fishermen from Koluama in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa raised the alarm in a chat with newsmen on Sunday in Yenagoa. The fishermen, who operate on shallow waters near the ocean, said they noticed that crude was on the waters near the oil facility as helicopters were seen overflying the area. Tombra Ebitimi, a fisherman from the coastal settlement said that he…

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Enugu Farmers Laud Gov Ugwuanyi’s Giant Stride In Agric

The All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN) in Enugu State says it is satisfied with Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s giant stride in the agricultural sector. The state Chairman of the association, Chief Romanus Eze, made the disclosure in a statement issued in Enugu on Monday. Eze stated that the efforts of the governor had helped to ensure food security in the state, in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic. He stated that government provided seed inputs, infrastructure and machinery for over 11,000 farmers in the state under FADAMA III. He also stated…

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Makinde: We’ll Extract Value From Mineral Resources, Agric To Develop Oyo

…As Gov Meets Obas, Renders Account Of Stewardship Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, has declared that his administration’s determination to extract value from mineral resources abundant in the Oke Ogun area of the state, and the competitive advantage of the area in terms of agriculture to boost agribusiness and the state’s Internally Generated Revenue, IGR, remains on course. The governor made this disclosure during a visit to the palace of the Okere of Saki, Oba Khalid Olabisi, where he met with traditional rulers from Oke Ogun Zone 1, assuring…

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Lawmaker: Rabbit Farming Good  For Youth Empowerment

Lawmaker representing Ekiti, Isin, Irepodun and Oke-ero Federal Constituency of Kwara State, Mr Tunji Ajuloopin on Monday recommended rabbit farming for meaningful engagement of unemployed youths. Ajuloopin said in Omu-Aran, Kwara, that rabbit farming could be a source of empowerment of the youth and a legitimate and viable source of income. The lawmaker spoke while receiving some members of  Rabbit Farmers Association (RFA)  in his constituency office at Omu-Aran. He said he would desire to partner with the association in a bid to empower some youths in the  constituency. ”…

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FG Releases 18 High Yielding Crop Varieties For Farmers

The National Varieties Release Committee (NVRC) has released 18 high yielding crop varieties to boost Nigerian agricultural productivity in line with President Muhammadu Buhari’s 9-point agenda. The release of the new crop varieties was announced by NVRC chairman, Chief Oladosu Awoyemi during its 29th meeting at the National Centre for Genetic Resources and Biotechnology (NACGRAB), Ibadan. In a press statement from NACGRAB’s Registrar, Dr Sunday Aladele on Sunday, it was stated that the new varieties were approved out of a total of 25 varieties submitted for consideration by research institutions,…

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Lagos Holds Farmers’ Fair On Sunday, Sells Rice N20,000 Per Bag

Lagos State Commissioner for Agriculture, Ms. Abisola Olusanya has said that the December edition of the Eko City Farmers’ Fair and Appreciation Day will hold on Sunday, 20th of December, 2020. The Commissioner explained that the Fair would enable Lagosians to shop for all farm produce straight from the farm at farm gate prices as well as buy rice at N20,000 per 50Kg bag, a result of the intervention of the State government in collaboration with the Federal and Kebbi state Governments. The Commissioner had told newsmen on Monday that about…

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