• Agric entrepreneurship skills, 4,000 final year students trained by Fed Poly, Ede

    Agric entrepreneurship skills, 4,000 final year students trained by Fed Poly, Ede

    According to reports, Federal Polytechnic, Ede, has trained over 4,000 final year students on various agricultural programmes with a view to accelerating youth’s agricultural entrepreneurship skill.

    The agricultural programme, which was meant to make the students self-reliant, was flagged off between the management of the institution and Agrikk Matas Institute, in Osogbo.

    The Rector of the institution, Patrick Husseini, said the skills acquisition programme revolved around fishery, piggery, grasscutter and mushroom training for both HND and ND graduates.

    Husseini said further that the […]

  • Mimiko’s neglect of agric sector responsible for poverty level – Akeredolu

    Mimiko’s neglect of agric sector responsible for poverty level – Akeredolu

    It was gathered that candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for November 26th governorship election in Ondo State, Mr Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has taken a swipe at the outgoing governor of the state, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko over what he described as “reckless neglect of agriculture, especially cocoa, to focus on oil boom.”

    Speaking at Idanre when his campaign team visited the palace of Owa of Idanre, Oba (Dr.) Fredrick Aroloye J.P., Akeredolu, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, regretted that despite being […]

  • CBN to consider Anambra’s request for N5bn Agric Intervention Fund – Emefiele

    CBN to consider Anambra’s request for N5bn Agric Intervention Fund – Emefiele

    According to reports, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has promised to consider Anambra State government’s request for N5b mechanised agriculture intervention fund to farmers in the state.

    CBN Governor Godwin Emefiele, disclosed in Awka, yesterday, during a one-day assessment visit to the state in company of a Federal Government delegation that included Minister of Agriculture and rural development, Chief Audu Ogbe, the Governor of Kebbi State, Alhaji Abubakar Bagudu, top CBN and Federal Ministry Agriculture officials that the apex bank […]

  • Police arrest 3 Benue Agric Ministry staff over missing N12m

    Police arrest 3 Benue Agric Ministry staff over missing N12m

    It was gathered that the Police in Makurdi, the Benue State capital, have confirmed the arrest of three officials of the state Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources over their alleged complicity in the diversion of N12 million meant for the supply of fertiliser to farmers in the state.

    Spokesman of the command, Moses Yamu, who confirmed the arrest of the trio, said they were being quizzed over their alleged involvement in the scam.

    Those arrested included the Director of Finance, Christiana […]

  • We’ll make Edo agric exporting state – Shuaibu assures

    We’ll make Edo agric exporting state – Shuaibu assures

    Deputy governor-elect in the just concluded governorship election in Edo State, Comrade Philip Shuaibu, has said that the incoming administration in the state will consolidate on the achievements of Governor Adams Oshiomhole and also make the state an agricultural exporting state.

    Shuaibu who presently represents Etsako Federal Constituency of Edo State while speaking to journalists in Abuja, said that the Oshiomhole-led administration had done well in the state as he had laid the foundation, adding that the administration came to rescue […]

  • Make agric attractive to graduates – Experts tell FG

    Make agric attractive to graduates – Experts tell FG

    A professor of agronomy at the University of Ibadan, Gideon Adeoye, has urged the Federal Government to encourage graduates to embrace farming after the mandatory national youth service by giving them land and loans.

    The agronomist said doing this would boost food production and prevent the nation from wasting huge funds on food importation, especially with the economy in limbo.

    Adeoye said this on Thursday at the Bowen University, Iwo during the second annual conference of Biochar Initiative of Nigeria under the […]

  • Agric solution will revamp the economy – NGE suggests

    Agric solution will revamp the economy – NGE suggests

    Nigerian Guild of Editor has identified government’s over-reliance on oil and gas as the revenue base of the country as major reason for the economic problem currently facing the country.

    It stated that there was an urgent need for government to diversify the economy, specifically, in the area of agriculture, which it noted, would create employment for the army of unemployed youths, and usher in prosperity for the country and its peoples.

    This was contained in a 13-point-communique issued yesterday at the […]

  • I’ll tackle unemployment with agric, solid minerals, says Buhari

    I’ll tackle unemployment with agric, solid minerals, says Buhari

    President Muhammadu Buhari has promised to explore the potentials available in agriculture and solid minerals sectors to tackle the high rate of unemployment in Nigeria.

    He said his administration had resolved to return to the sectors that were abandoned for petroleum in the past as a way of making the country a more productive one.

    According to a statement on Saturday by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the President spoke at a bilateral meeting he had with […]