Zimbabwe agrees to pay $3.5 billion compensation to white farmers

Zimbabwe agreed on Wednesday to pay $3.5 billion in compensation to white farmers whose land was expropriated by the government to resettle black families, moving a step closer to resolving one the most divisive policies of the Robert Mugabe era. But the southern African nation does not have the money and will issue long term bonds and jointly approach international donors with the farmers to … Continue reading Zimbabwe agrees to pay $3.5 billion compensation to white farmers

Aide commends Ortom for ensuring reduced herders violence in Benue

Senior Special Assistant to Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom on Animal Husbandry, Alhaji Shehu Tambaya has commended the state government for assiduously working to bring the herdsmen violence to the barest minimum in the state. Tambaya particularly applauded the Governor for ensuring that herders/farmers clashes which before now had been the order of the day in parts of the state have relatively been curtailed. The … Continue reading Aide commends Ortom for ensuring reduced herders violence in Benue

Lagos to Empower 2,743 Farmers in Its Agriculture Programme

No fewer than 2,743 farmers in Lagos State would next week Tuesday receive inputs and productive assets under the State Government 2020 Agricultural Value Chains Empowerment Programme.The State Acting Commissioner for Agriculture, Ms. Abisola Olusanya, who disclosed this today in Lagos, explained that farmers, agro-processors, fishermen, butchers and marketers would all benefit from the empowerment programme as productive assets peculiar to all the agricultural value … Continue reading Lagos to Empower 2,743 Farmers in Its Agriculture Programme

Poverty knows no political party – Humanitarian Minister

…Advises beneficiaries to Reject any amount less than N30,000 and report to authorities The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, has enjoined less fortunate Nigerians to take advantage of the federal Conditional Cash Transfer aid programme, with the remark that ‘poverty has nothing to do with a person’s political party.’ The Humanitarian minister gave the advice in Gusau on … Continue reading Poverty knows no political party – Humanitarian Minister

Herdsmen invade Plateau community, destroy 70-hectares palliative farmland

Suspected Fulani herdsmen have grazed freely into a 70 hecters palliative farmland cultivated to help Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Rotsu village of Miango District in Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State. It was gathered that over 300 cows invaded the farmland on Thursday evening and destroyed maize, guinea corn and soya beans cultivated by Miango Youth Development Association, Plateau State to assist the … Continue reading Herdsmen invade Plateau community, destroy 70-hectares palliative farmland

Delta shuts farms over the suspected outbreak of swine disease

A farm cluster operated by beneficiaries of the Delta State agricultural empowerment scheme tagged Youth Agriculture and Entrepreneurship Programme (YAGEP) has been quarantined as a result of a suspected outbreak of Africa Swine Fever (ASF), a disease of pigs, at the farm. The farm cluster is located at Owa-Alero in Ika North East Local Government Area of the state. Coordinator of YAGEP in the state, … Continue reading Delta shuts farms over the suspected outbreak of swine disease

DSS Arrests Two Veterinary Doctors For Supplying Bandits With Camouflage Military Uniform, Treating Rustle Cattle

The Department of State Security (DSS), in Niger state, has arrested two notorious syndicates specialized in supplying Military Camouflage uniform to armed bandits across some northern states. The suspects who have been on the wanted list of security agencies are both indigenes of plateau state and were arrested by the DSS operatives from their residence in Borgu, headquarters of Borgu local government in Niger state. … Continue reading DSS Arrests Two Veterinary Doctors For Supplying Bandits With Camouflage Military Uniform, Treating Rustle Cattle

Grazing Law: Violation by herders causing setback to law, says Benue gov’t

Benue State Government has lamented that the continued violation of the state’s Open Grazing Prohibition and Ranches Establishment Law 2017 by herders was causing a lot of setback to the implementation of the law in the state. Senior Special Assistant to Governor Samuel Ortom on Animal Husbandry, Alhaji Shehu Tambaya stated this in a statement he made available to Daily Sun in Makurdi on Monday. … Continue reading Grazing Law: Violation by herders causing setback to law, says Benue gov’t

Lagos Produces Eco-Friendly Solar-Powered Kiosks for Farmers

Lagos State Government has produced solar-powered kiosks that would ensure easy and effective market access for farmers, agripreneurs, and stakeholders in an eco-friendly manner. The State Acting Commissioner for Agriculture, Ms. Abisola Olusanya, who made this known over the weekend while on an inspection tour of the Ministry’s facilities at Oko-Oba, Agege, noted that the kiosks would be distributed at next Value Chain Empowerment Programme … Continue reading Lagos Produces Eco-Friendly Solar-Powered Kiosks for Farmers

Minister under fire over N13bn pest control fund

…As Farmers Association in Kano accuses Minister of backing ‘illegal’ group Kano State Chapter of All Farmers Association (AFAN), has slammed the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono of plans to spend N13 billion on pest control in twelve northern states, a move it described as a misadventure. The Chairman, Abdurrashid Magaji Rimingado, in a statement yesterday, in Abuja, also accused Nanono of … Continue reading Minister under fire over N13bn pest control fund