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Agri-tech can turn African Savannah into global food basket – African Development Bank

Agri-tech can turn African Savannah into global food basket – African Development Bank

The African Development Bank is championing a new regional and global effort to transform the African Savannah from a “Sleeping Giant” to the cradle of the continent’s green revolution. “This sleeping giant needs to wake up,” the Bank’s Vice-President for Agriculture, Human and Social Development, Jennifer Blanke, told an audience at a 2018 World Food Prize

Killings: Miyetti Allah rejects calls for service chiefs’ sacking

The apex Fulani social-cultural organisation, Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, has rejected calls for the sacking of the service chiefs. The Secretary-General of the group, Saleh Al-Hassan, said this during an interview on Sunrise Daily, a Channels Television programme, on Monday. A large section of Nigerians, including the National Assembly and governors, has called on President

Rice Production: Audu Ogbeh’s reported claim is untrue – Thailand Ambassador

Wattana Kunwongse, Thailand’s ambassador to Nigeria, has faulted a claim reportedly made by the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Audu Ogbeh, that Thailand accused Nigeria of being responsible for the collapse of its seven rice mills following the drastic fall in rice importation from the country. The ambassador, in a letter sent to PREMIUM

Bird flu returns to Nigeria

The Kano State Government on Wednesday announced the resurfacing of bird flu in the state. The Director Veterinary Services, Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Dr Shehu Bawa, said the outbreak was recorded in one of the poultry farms in the state. He said the affected farm had been depopulated while stringent measures were taken

Breaking: Tinubu confirms rift in APC, accuses Oyegun of treachery, fraud

The political turmoil in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has degenerated dangerously as party leaders throw tantrums at each other brazenly. The Nigerian Times had exclussively reported Sunday that the national chairman of the party, Chief John Oyegun, with the support of President Muhammadu Buhari is said to be prising himself from the grip

Agric Ministers denies blaming high cost of rice on excessive consumption by Nigerians

Minister of Agriculture, Audu Ogbe, on Thursday denied attributing the rising cost of rice to excessive consumption of the product by Nigerians. The Minister in a statement issued on his behalf by Aishat Onusi, his Adviser on New Media, said the statement, which has become widely circulated on the Internet, is “false, misleading and a