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Food import duties, banks’ profit to fund agric sector in new senate bill

    Food import duties, banks’ profit to fund agric sector in new senate bill

The senate has passed a bill for an act to establish the National Agricultural Development Fund to finance the agric sector. The bill, sponsored Abdullahi Adamu, senator representing Nasarawa west,

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‘Public Eye’ delves into effects of insecurity on smallholder farmers, food supply

    ‘Public Eye’ delves into effects of insecurity on smallholder farmers, food supply

Agriculture as a means to achieving economic prosperity was the focus of the recent episode of Funmi Iyanda’s ‘Public Eye’. Rotimi Williams, rice farm owner; Mira Mehta, CEO of Tomato

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Gani Adams: Food blockade is wake-up call on south-west to invest in agric

    Gani Adams: Food blockade is wake-up call on south-west to invest in agric

Gani Adams, Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, has called on governors of south-west states to inject at least 15 percent of their annual budget into agriculture to forestall future food blockade.

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Report: Bad roads, multiple taxes, hindering food transportation in Nigeria

    Report: Bad roads, multiple taxes, hindering food transportation in Nigeria

A new report by SBM Intelligence, Nigeria’s geopolitical intelligence platform, says food transportation in the country is hindered by bad roads, multiple taxes and harassment by security operatives. The report

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You won’t remember unpaid salaries when you engage in agricultural ventures, Ebonyi commissioner tells civil servants

  You won’t remember unpaid salaries when you engage in agricultural ventures, Ebonyi commissioner tells civil servants

Charles Akpuenika, Ebonyi commissioner for youth and sports development, says workers will forget they are owed salaries if they engage

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Ellah Lakes partners Ondo govt on development of oil palm, cassava plantation

  Ellah Lakes partners Ondo govt on development of oil palm, cassava plantation

Ellah Lakes Plc, a Nigerian agribusiness company, has entered into a collaboration with Ondo state government (ODSG) to develop and

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Nigeria to benefit as AfDB invests $25bn in African countries

  Nigeria to benefit as AfDB invests $25bn in African countries

The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has approved the investment of $25 billion to develop agriculture in African countries. Akinwumi

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Three Nigerian start ups win top prizes at AfDB’s $120,000 AgriPitch competition

  Three Nigerian start ups win top prizes at AfDB’s $120,000 AgriPitch competition

Three Nigerian entrepreneurs have won top cash prizes at the African Development Bank Group (AfDB)’s $120,000 AgriPitch competition. Entrepreneurs in

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Zulum leads team to Egypt over proposed Borno teaching hospital

  Zulum leads team to Egypt over proposed Borno teaching hospital

Babagana Zulum, the Borno state governor, is in Cairo, Egypt, with a team that will visit five universities. During the

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‘Farms, NOT investors’ funds, are insured’ — Thrive Agric faces repayment challenges

  ‘Farms, NOT investors’ funds, are insured’ — Thrive Agric faces repayment challenges

At the end of 2019, one of the resolutions Muhammed Akinyemi, a University of Ilorin graduate, made for the new

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