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Plateau Maize Farmers Commend FG Over Anchor Borrowers’ Programme

The Plateau chapter of the Maize Association of Nigeria (MAN) has commended the Federal Government for introducing the Anchor Borrower Programme (ABP) in the country. The Chairman of the association in the state, Mr Dakat Mbai, who made the commendation, said the initiative would address the basic challenges of food production in the country. The …read more →

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Moroccan Firm Seeks To Commission Fertiliser Plants in Nigeria, Ghana In 2024

Morocco’s OCP Group expects a fertiliser plant in Ghana and an ammonia plant in Nigeria to be operational by 2024, the company’s chief growth officer said, adding 2 million tonnes a year to its global output capacity. OCP, the world’s biggest phosphates exporter, will build the two plants, each with a capacity of 1 million …read more →

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Cross River, Israeli Firm to Establish $15m Cocoa City Project

The Cross River Government and Israeli Bean & Co. Global Ltd. have signed a full Venture/Public Private Partnership agreement of 15 million dollars for the establishment of a special cocoa city project in the state. The online virtual signing of the agreement was carried out on Wednesday in Calabar, while the Memorandum of Understanding had …read more →

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Dangote, Stallion, others boost Ekiti Agric sector with $50m investments

EKITI State Government said it had issued a Certificate of Occupancy (C of O) to Stallion Group for a 10 million dollar rice mill in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital. It said Dangote Group is also finalising plans to locate a five million dollars mill within the same location. Mr Akintunde Oyebode, Special Adviser to the …read more →

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412km Sukuk-Funded Roads Completed …… We Have doubled our Efforts on Power – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that ‘412KM sukuk-funded roads have been completed Buhari said his administration has taken advantage of the Sukuk bond — first issued in 2017 to target key road projects — to complete over 400 kilometers of road across the country He said out of the 643 kilometers of roads targeted through the …read more →

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Work Advances at St Gabriel Coconut Refinery in Akwa Ibom

The St. Gabriel Coconut Refinery project is on course. Some production lines have started arriving and installations are about to commence. The factory already has 400 young people from Akwa Ibom in various aspects of its on-going construction work. At completion, it has the capacity to process 300,000 coconuts each day. This remains a clarion …read more →

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FG to Sustain Use of Technology to Enhance Farm Yields – President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the Federal Government will sustain the deployment of Geographic Information Services (GIS) and other similar technologies to help farmers achieve increased production. The President made this known when he received a delegation of the Surveyors Council of Nigeria (SURCON) led by the President of the International Federation of Surveyors, …read more →

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Lagos introduces agripreneur programme, to train 200 youths, women

Lagos State Government says it has introduced the Lagos Agripreneurship Programme (L.A.P.) under its Agriculture-based Youth Empowerment Scheme (Agric-Yes) in furtherance of the State Government’s objective of training 15,000 youths and women in the various agricultural value chains by year 2023. The State Commissioner for Agriculture, Prince Gbolahan Lawal noted that the programme which is …read more →

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FG designates Ikorodu terminal for yam produce export

The Federal Government has set aside the Ikorodu Terminal for the facilitation of yam exports. Revealing this in Abuja, the Chairman of the Technical Committee on Nigeria’s Yam Export, Programme Prof Simon Irtwange said that the nation has concluded plans to export yams this quarter. Hence, government would take possession of the Ikorodu terminal to …read more →