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Groundnut value chain: Bumper packages planned for 15 northern states

By Mohammed Kandi An all inclusive effort to resuscitate the defunct groundnut pyramids in Northern Nigeria has again resurfaced. The Federal government launched the Groundnut Value Chain (GNVC) Project in Abuja yesterday, and the project promises ‘ever-green’ packages for the…

Nigeria’s private sector joins FG to drive agric transformation

By Aminu Imam The Federal Minister of Agriculture and rural development, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, yesterday met with the Nigeria Agri-business Group Executive Leadership, a select group of CEOs from Nigeria’s top agribusiness and financing institutions, to lead the engagement of…

Adesina receives 4th ICRISAT ambassador award

By Mohammed Kandi International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), has honoured Nigeria’s Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, as the organisation’s new ambassador. The honour came shortly after Dr. Adesina launched the Groundnut Value…

Guinea corn farmer seeks FG’s support to boost production

A Lagos-based guinea-corn farmer, Mrs. Omolara Odunayo, yesterday called for Federal Government’s support to enhance the production of the crop in the country. Odunayo told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that guinea corn farmers needed assistance to secure necessary…

Tackling the menace of cancer

By Tosin Kolade Mrs Ene Adoda, a resident of Abuja, narrated a story of how her mother died of cervical cancer after managing the disease for more than two years at various hospitals. As a girl, I watched my mother…

Gombe APC chieftain to Rep: Focus on people oriented projects

From David Hassan, Gombe A chieftain of All Progressives Congress in Gombe state, Alhaji Ibrahim Musa Bakas, has called on member representing Gombe, Kwami and Funakaye federal constituency at the House of Representative, Hon. Khamisu Mailantarki, to focus more on…

Human resource, greatest asset in Delta, says Uduaghan

From Soji Oyinlola Delta state governor, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan, who recently bagged the “2013 Man of the Year Award” has said that the greatest asset of the state lies in its human resources. Besides, he said that his administration’s policy…

APC accuses PLASIEC of taking side with PDP

From Ado Abubakar Musa, Jos As the Plateau state local government council elections take place today, the opossition All Progressive Congress (APC), in the state yesterday accused the Plateau State Independent Electoral Commission (PLASIEC) was taking sides with ruling Peples…

Ex-gov. Turaki describes APC as good omen for democracy

Former gov. Saminu Turaki of Jigawa at the weekend said the emergence of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as a strong opposition party was a good omen for the country’s democracy. Turaki told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in…

Bayelsa, Kano: Lessons in transparency, accountability

By Lawrence Olaoye It has been generally acknowledged that corruption is the bane of national development. Though government at the centre has made efforts, though sometimes haphazard, to tame the monster and deliver good governance, only a handful of the…