Police recover 11 stolen cows from serving Councilor in Adamawa

The Police Command in Adamawa said it had recovered 11 stolen cows from a serving councilor in an ongoing cattle rustling investigation. DSP Suleiman Nguroje, the Command Public Relations Officer, said while handing over of the cows to their owners on Tuesday in Yola, that the suspect was cooperating with the police in its investigation. “The arrest of Makana Ngari, Councillor representing Vulpi Ward in … Continue reading Police recover 11 stolen cows from serving Councilor in Adamawa

Seyi Makinde inaugurates project monitoring committee for RAAMP in Oyo

Today, Gov. Seyi Makinde inaugurated the project monitoring committee for Rural Access and Agricultural Marketing Project (RAAMP) in Oyo State. The Rural Access and Agricultural Marketing Project (RAAMP) is a Federal Government-sponsored project under the World Bank and other donor agencies with payment of 12 percent counterpart fund project worth by interested state to cater for the construction and rehabilitation of up to 1,000 kilometres … Continue reading Seyi Makinde inaugurates project monitoring committee for RAAMP in Oyo

Buhari appoints Paul Ikonne as executive secretary of NALDA

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Prince Paul Ikonne as the Executive Secretary of the National Agricultural Land Development Authority (NALDA). The announcement of the appointment was made Tuesday evening by the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (OSGF), in a statement by the Director of Information, Willie Bassey. “President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Prince Paul … Continue reading Buhari appoints Paul Ikonne as executive secretary of NALDA

AFAN drags Kabiru Ibrahim-led NWC to court over alleged refusal to hand over assets

The All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN) has sued Mr. Kabiru Ibrahim and his dissolved National Working Committee (NWC) over alleged refusal to hand over the association’s assets and property. Counsel to AFAN, Modibbo Bakari, filed the suit before Justice Taiwo Taiwo at the Federal High Court, Abuja. In the originating summon with number: FHC/ABJ/CS/322/2020, Bakari also asked the court to stop Kabiru Ibrahim-led NWC … Continue reading AFAN drags Kabiru Ibrahim-led NWC to court over alleged refusal to hand over assets

Nigeria Could Experience Famine in 2021, Says Poultry Association Boss

President of Poultry Association of Nigeria, Ezekiel Mam, has predicted that the country would experience farming by 2021. While speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday, he said his prediction was based on the inability of farmers to work on their farms due to the COVID-19 pandemic. He said, “Already, the rainy season has set in so if the maize producers, soybeans farmers … Continue reading Nigeria Could Experience Famine in 2021, Says Poultry Association Boss

Buhari dissolves management team of BOA, appoints Hassan in acting capacity

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the immediate dissolution of the Interim Management Team of the Bank of Agriculture (BOA), and also appointed Alwan Hassan as the acting Managing Director of the Bank. The approval was conveyed to the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono via a letter dated May 5, 2020, with reference No. PRES/95/MARD/14 and made available to newsmen yesterday. Hassan hails … Continue reading Buhari dissolves management team of BOA, appoints Hassan in acting capacity

FUTA researchers lists fruits and vegetables that can boost immunity

Some researchers of the Federal University of Technology, Akure ( FUTA), say consumption of some fruits and vegetables can help improve immune tolerance and response to the novel Coronavirus disease. Ganiyu Oboh, a Professor of Food Biochemistry and Toxicology, who led the team, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria ( NAN) on Thursday in Akure. The researchers, who mentioned … Continue reading FUTA researchers lists fruits and vegetables that can boost immunity

Abiodun stresses need for self-reliance in agriculture for food security, jobs

Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State has stressed the need for Nigeria to be self-reliant in food production, saying this would guarantee not only jobs and food security for citizens but also national security. Abiodun stated this at the flag-off of the 2020 Season and Distribution of Inputs to the first batch of Cassava Value Chain Beneficiaries under the Anchor Borrowers Programme, held at the … Continue reading Abiodun stresses need for self-reliance in agriculture for food security, jobs

COVID-19 : Two lorries loaded with passengers turned back from Kaduna-Kano border.

Two vehicles originating from the Kaduna-Kano border and attempting to convey passengers into Kaduna State have been turned back. This follows the interception of several lorries by security operatives at the Kaduna-Kano border on Monday. In the most recent development, the lorries slipped through the security checks at the border, sneaking in their human cargo concealed behind livestock, motorcycles, and other goods. In a statement … Continue reading COVID-19 : Two lorries loaded with passengers turned back from Kaduna-Kano border.

Trucks carrying passengers and livestock intercepted at Kaduna-Kano border

Two lorries transporting passengers into Kaduna State from Kano have been turned back. Security officials at the Kaduna-Kano border prevented the vehicles from entering the state. The lorries were said to have slipped through the security checks at the border, sneaking in their human cargo concealed behind livestock, motorcycles, and other goods. “We got information that these lorries had come in from the Kaduna-Kano border … Continue reading Trucks carrying passengers and livestock intercepted at Kaduna-Kano border