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Late Emir Of Borgu Was A Great Patriot And Unifier – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari  has received with great sadness and a deep feeling of immense personal and national loss, news of the passing away of  the Emir of Borgu, Alhaji Haliru Dantoro, Kitoro III,Presidential Spokesman, Femi Adesina said Saturday. “On behalf of himself, the Federal Government and all Nigerians, President Buhari extends sincere condolences to the late Emir’s family and the people of Borg ...

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NOA urges herdsmen, farmers to sheath their swords

The National Orientation Agency (NOA) has appealed to herdsmen and farmers in the country to sheath their swords and embrace peace to contribute to the economy as the federal government is doing everything possible to resolve the lingering misunderstanding between them, the Director General of the NOA, Mike Omeri has said. Reacting to the extreme positions being suggested by various socio-cultural groups re ...

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Sokoto to tackle food shortage through dry season farming

By Abdallah el-Kurebe ‎Sokoto state Governor Aminu Tambuwal has said that his administration would‎ engage in massive dry season farming in order to tackle food shortage and mitigate the effect of this year's flood, which has so far destroyed several farmlands in different parts of the state. A statement issued by the governor's spokesman, Imam Imam in Sokoto on Saturday following a visit by members of some ...

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Kano to partner with BOA, ADB to improve power, agriculture

Kano state government plans to involve the Bank of Agriculture, BOA, and the African Development Bank, ADB in the development of power and irrigation projects around dams in the state. The state governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Gandjue, who stated this while receiving the Managing Director, Bank of Agriculture, BOA, Professor Danbala Danju in his office, said besides its two big dams at Tiga and Challawa, Kano ...

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Ebonyi trains farmers on mechanized agriculture

As part of its effort to revolutionize agriculture, farmers in Ebonyi State, would soon be trained on the use of modern mechanized agricultural equipment. The state Commissioner for Agriculture, Barr. Uchenna Orji, who    stated this at a joint press conference with his Information and state Orientation counterpart, Dr. Emmanuel Onwe, in Abakaliki, said the government had engaged the services of some “expat ...

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Fertilizer: Niger threatens to deal with saboteurs

The Niger State Government  has threatened to deal with “anyone caught engaging in this unwholesome activity regarding the fertilizer distribution”. This was made known in a statement  on Monday issued by the Ibraheem Dooba,chief press secretary, to Governor Sani Bello. He said “While fertilizer distribution is proceeding as planned in many of the local government areas of the state, the attention of Niger ...

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Umahi moves to stop acquisition of farmlands without compensation

The Ebonyi state government says it will survey and register all farmlands in the state to stop the practice of government taking lands of farmers without compensation. Chief Dave Umahi, Governor of the state,  said this in Abakaliki during a colloquium for stakeholders on ways of moving the agricultural  sector forward in the state. “It is sad to see farmers lose their farmlands to government under such ci ...

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New Cotton Variety Proves Positive In Northern Ghana‎

By Abdallah el-Kurebe with Agency reports A new variety of Bacillus Thuringiensis (BT) Cotton, which underwent trial in northern Ghana has proved successive, Dr. Emmanuel Chamba, a scientist at the Yam and Cotton Breeding Programme of the Savanna Agricultural Research Institute (SARI), has confirmed The trial of the Bt cotton, which was carried out in the three northern regions of the country was done by gr ...

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Access Bank Committed To Boosting Agriculture In The North East- MD

By Tom Garba,Yola The managing Director Access Bank Mr. Herbart Wigwe has revealed that the bank is ready to enter into partnership with Adamawa State Government to develop agriculture in the northeast region. Speaking to newsmen in Yola, the state capital shortly after a closed door meeting with Adamawa state Governor, Senator Umar jibrilla Bindow held at Government House, the MD said that the bank is will ...

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Burkinabe Farmer Clears Air On Genetically Modified Crops

By Abdallah el-Kurebe An award-winning farmer in Burkina Faso, Dr. Traore François in a debate titled, 'Controversy', aired on National Radio and Television of Burkina Faso, joined in explaining the benefits of biotechnology for farmers in Burkina Faso. In the debate, which centered on the advantages and disadvantages of genetically modified (GM) crops, François said that he had been cultivating GM cotton s ...

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Photo News: Buhari In Daura Farm With Son,Yusuf

President Muhammadu Buhari shows his son, Yusuf some farm documents as he visits his farm in Daura, Katsina on Saturday, June 20th 2015 President Muhammadu Buhari during visit to his farm in Daura, Katsina on Saturday, June 20th 2015(Credit:State House Photos) Buhari in his Daura farm ...

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FUTA Don Sets 10-Point Agenda for Development of Agriculture in Nigeria

(Photo: Professor Adebiyi Daramola , Vice Chancellor ,FUTA congratulating Professor Igbekele Ajibefun after delivering the 69TH Inaugural Lecture of FUTA) The Vice-Chancellor of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko who is also a Professor of Agricultural Economics at the Federal University of Technology Akure, FUTA, Igbekele Ajibefun, has set a 10-point agenda for the Muhammadu Buhari administration an ...

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