• FG taking necessary measures to check hunger and famine in the country, says Ogbeh

    FG taking necessary measures to check hunger and famine in the country, says Ogbeh

    Chief Audu Ogbeh, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, has said that the federal government has put necessary measures in place to forestall hunger and famine in the country.

    He told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja yesterday that “there will be no hunger: it is just that there is heavy export of our grains to North, West and Central Africa.’’

    “However, we are taking steps to ensure enough food in the next harvest.’’

    The minister said the federal government […]

  • PDP working hard to salvage Nigeria from poverty and hunger – Makarfi

    PDP working hard to salvage Nigeria from poverty and hunger – Makarfi

    Ahmed Makarfi, the Chairman of the National Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party, has said the former ruling party is working hard to salvage Nigeria from hunger.

    Makarfi spoke at his meeting with former ministers produced by the party in Abuja on Monday.

    The meeting was one of the moves being undertaking by the national caretaker committee since the party became factionalised.

    Makarfi also denied the allegations doing the rounds that his group was planning to change the name of the party […]

  • Save Nigerians from hunger, sufferings – Fayose tells Buhari

    Save Nigerians from hunger, sufferings – Fayose tells Buhari

    Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has told the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government to pay attention to hunger and suffering ravaging Nigeria and its people and leave him alone, saying, “This project ‘Fayose must be implicated at all cost’ will definitely not put food on the tables of Nigerians and for all I care, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and its collaborators can keep running from pillar to post while I keep delivering good governance to Ekiti […]

  • Hunger in Ekiti unacceptable – Group tells Fayose

    Hunger in Ekiti unacceptable – Group tells Fayose

    According to reports, the Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has been advised to invest more in agriculture to boost food production, tackle hunger and create jobs for teeming youths.

    A socio-cultural organization, the Achievers Group, said: “It is not acceptable that Ekiti people should complain of hunger when the state is capable of providing enough food to feed the whole nation.”

    In a statement on Thursday by its president, Femi Jegede, and publicity secretary, Raphael Adeyanju, the group noted that government can […]

  • Recession: Ban On Rice Importation Has Fueled Hunger – Senator Isah Misau

    Recession: Ban On Rice Importation Has Fueled Hunger – Senator Isah Misau

    The chairman Senate Committee on Navy, Senator Isah Hamma Misau on Thursday decried the state of hunger across the country, attributing it to the federal government ban of importation of stable products like rice.

    Misau, who is a serving senator, represents Bauchi Central senatorial district at the upper legislature, stated this in a series of tweets via his Twitter handle @SenIsahMisau with the hashtag #Onrecession.

    According to him, the federal government should have provided alternatives before going public with its policy on […]

  • ‘Hunger has increased suicide cases in Nigeria’

    ‘Hunger has increased suicide cases in Nigeria’

    A former Chaplain of Aso Villa Chapel and General Overseer of All Christians Fellowship Mission, Maitama, Rev. Dr. William Okoye, has expressed concern over the hunger and poverty in the country, which he said had worsened cases of suicide.

    He warned that if urgent steps were not taken by the Federal Government, the rate at which people commit suicide because of poverty and hunger could increase.

    According to him, government should listen to the voice of reason and immediately embark on the […]

  • Hunger will last longer than expected in Nigeria – Audu Ogbeh

    Hunger will last longer than expected in Nigeria – Audu Ogbeh

    The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, on Tuesday stated that hunger as well as the economic recession Nigerians are currently experiencing will last longer than expected.

    Ogbech, however, noted that the situation might be salvaged if Nigeria pursues farming vigorously.

    Speaking during the ‘One man, One hectare’ demonstration in Ezillo, Ebonyi State, the Minister blamed past administrations for the development, stating that they were responsible for the present predicament.

    He said, “Past administrations in the country depended wholly on […]

  • Nigerians are facing poverty, hunger – Shehu Sani

    Nigerians are facing poverty, hunger – Shehu Sani

    Senator Shehu Sani has said that Nigerians were facing serious hunger and poverty and could barely meet their basic needs.

    Sani, who represents Kaduna Central Senatorial District in the senate, stated this on Sunday at the launching of his interactive forum in Nasarawa, a suburb of Kaduna metropolis.

    Addressing residents of the area during the interaction tagged “Street Parliament” , Sani said: “We know that Nigerians are facing hunger, no money for school fees and no jobs.”

    But he attributed the situation to […]

  • Blame Jonathan, not Buhari for hunger, poverty in Nigeria – Mbaka

    Blame Jonathan, not Buhari for hunger, poverty in Nigeria – Mbaka

    Spiritual Director of the Adoration Ministry, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, yesterday responded to reports that he “attacked” President Muhammadu Buhari.

    A statement by Mbaka’s media aide, Maximus Ugwuoke, said that the cleric only stated the obvious, saying that former president Goodluck Jonathan should be held responsible for the level of poverty and hunger bedevilling the country.

    He called on President Buhari to “abate the long procrastination, bureaucracy and slow methods in tackling it.”

    He also urged President Buhari to be “careful about how […]