Four found dead after noodles meal in Delta

Four dead bodies have discovered at a private apartment in the university community of Abraka, Ethiope East Local Government Area of Delta State. As at the time they were discovered, their stomachs had protruded with their skin peeling off. The deceased persons, all males, were said to have consumed a meal of noodles the previous night. Two others who also partook in the meal are … Continue reading Four found dead after noodles meal in Delta

Bakers demand govt palliatives to avert a hike in bread prices

Bakers in Nigeria have demanded that the Federal Government reviews duty and tariff regime on wheat importation and also make foreign exchange (forex) accessible to investors in the business to avert possible hike in bread cost. The bakers under the aegis of  Premium Breadmakers Association of Nigeria (PBAN) and Association of Master bakers & Caterers of Nigeria (AMBCN) at a press briefing in Lagos lamented … Continue reading Bakers demand govt palliatives to avert a hike in bread prices

FEPSAN applauds Buhari’s insistence on the ban on food, fertiliser imports

The Fertiliser Producers and Suppliers Association of Nigeria (FEPSAN) has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for re-emphasising the need to sustain the ban placed on the importation of fertiliser and some staple food items into Nigeria. President of FEPSAN, Mr Thomas Etuh who gave the commendation in a statement issued on Friday said the presidential pronouncement is a demonstration of the determination of Mr President to … Continue reading FEPSAN applauds Buhari’s insistence on the ban on food, fertiliser imports

Technology, the solution to post-harvest wastage — Minister

Minister of of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu, has said that the only way out of post harvest wastage of agricultural produce in the country is technology. Onu made this disclosure in Abuja, on Thursday, while receiving members of Association of Food and Agro Processors led by its Chairman, Duro Kuteyi. The visit, according to the Association, was to establish partnership with the Federal Government … Continue reading Technology, the solution to post-harvest wastage — Minister

Buhari directs CBN to implement zero allocation of forex for the importation of food items and fertilizer

As the Federal Government rolls out the Economic Sustainability Plan and sets goal for National Food Security, President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday ordered the Central Bank of Nigeria ”not to issue a kobo” of the country’s reserves for the importation of food items and fertilizer. At a meeting of the National Food Security Council at the State House, Abuja, President Buhari restated his earlier verbal … Continue reading Buhari directs CBN to implement zero allocation of forex for the importation of food items and fertilizer

FUTA’s Collaboration with Industry Secures N50 Million loan for Cocoa Farmers from Anchors Borrowers Programme

The Laboratory for Geoecology and Sustainable Food Systems (GeoLab) of the  Federal University of Technology Akure ,FUTA in conjunction with Biospheric Nigeria Limited recently gave practical expression to University –Industry collaboration  by securing over N50 million Naira  loan from the Federal Government of Nigeria /Central Bank of Nigeria /The Nigeria Incentive-based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending- FGN CBN/NIRSAL-  Anchor/Borrowers program  for cocoa farmers in Akure South and North Local … Continue reading FUTA’s Collaboration with Industry Secures N50 Million loan for Cocoa Farmers from Anchors Borrowers Programme

FG to inject over N600bn into agriculture for food security – Minister

The Federal Government is set to inject over N600 billion as stimulus response into the agriculture sector. The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono, made this known in a statement signed by the Director of Information of the ministry, Mr Theodore Ogaziechi on Sunday in Abuja. The minister according to the statement, made this known while on a tour of Dangote Fertiliser Plant … Continue reading FG to inject over N600bn into agriculture for food security – Minister

NAFDAC warns public against apple, the blackcurrant juice from Australia

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has cautioned Nigerians to stop the consumption of an organic apple and black currant originating from Australia.Prof. Moji Adeyeye, NAFDAC Director-General, who disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), said the products had been certified harmful for human consumption. “The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) of Hong Kong’s Food and Environmental Hygiene … Continue reading NAFDAC warns public against apple, the blackcurrant juice from Australia

Lawmaker urges contractors to hasten the completion of Lagos Rice Mill

The Chairman, Lagos State House Committee on Agriculture, Mr. Kehinde Joseph has charged contractors handling the Imota Rice Mill to hasten work on the project in order to meet the December 2020 completion timeline. Joseph, who stated this when he led other members of the committee on an inspection tour and oversight function to the rice mill on Thursday in Lagos, noted that the committee … Continue reading Lawmaker urges contractors to hasten the completion of Lagos Rice Mill

COVID-19: Safety Commission sensitises LASTMA, LNSC officers

… Distributes Safety Kits to Participants The Lagos State Safety Commission has organised a sensitisation programme for 200 Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) and Lagos Neighbourhood Safety Corps (LNSC) officials tagged: ‘Health and Safety Sensitisation on Hygiene Management’ held in batches at LASTMA Headquarters and Safety Arena, Bolade, Oshodi at the weekend. The Director-General, Lagos State Safety Commission, Mr. Lanre Mojola, in his keynote … Continue reading COVID-19: Safety Commission sensitises LASTMA, LNSC officers