Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET), has warned farmers in the north central states of the country against hasty planting in order to avoid huge losses. The Director-General, Prof. Mansur Matazu disclosed this on Tuesday during the celebration of this year’s World Meteorological Day with the theme; ‘The Ocean, our climate and...
An end to the incessant Farmers/ Herders clash seems to be in sight as the Federal Government through the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development flagged off the National Livestock Breed Improvement Programme (NALBIP). At the flagging off ceremony which held on Monday,15th in Kano State, the Minister, Alhaji...
The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) has called for closer collaboration and partnership with the civil society, oil, gas and mining companies towards the implementation of ongoing reforms in the extractive industry in Nigeria. The Executive Secretary NEITI, Dr Orji Ogbonnaya Orji made the call in Abuja at separate...
The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) Governing Council has approved ninety-six (96) new Nigerian Industrial Standards for national use. The approval was given at the first meeting of the Council following the appointment of Mallam Farouk Salim as the Director General. TheFact Nigeria observed that these cut across Chemical Technology, Electrical/Electronics,...
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has made good its word, as it has released 50,000 metric tonnes of Maize into the Nigerian market. The Bank’s February 2021 release of Maize in fulfilment of its pledge to reduce the price of the commodity, was done through the Anchor Borrowers’ Programme...
About 300,000 metric tonnes of maize are soon to be released into the Nigerian market from strategic anchors under the Anchor Borrowers’ Programme (ABP) of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), which watchers believe will reduce the current price of maize from N155,000 per metric tonne. The anticipated release follows...
“The agriculture sector is among the most vulnerable. Agriculture is important not only for food security issues but also for inter-regional food integration,” African Development Bank Director of Macroeconomic Policy, Forecasting and Research, Hanan Morsy, said during a news conference on the opening day of the African Economic Conference...
The Federal Government has asserted that Dangote Fertiliser Limited is very important to the achievement of its Agricultural Transformation Agenda, aimed at boosting food security in the country. Besides, the construction of the Fertiliser plant has been fully completed and is set for commissioning in the next few months. The Minister...
As media reports (based on information from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) continously indicate that prices of assorted foodstuff are spirilling, the urban-based media outlets seem to be missing the fact of the arrival of freshly-harvested stables foodstuff to the market. This is softening food prices. The rich soils...
The Acting Director-General, National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA), Prof. Alex Akpa has said that over five (5million) farmers would be tested across the country for Covid-19 as approved by the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC). Prof. Akpa who disclosed this in his opening remarks during a webinar meeting on...