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Minister says FG will shut land border ‘in few days’ to curb rice smuggling

Minister says FG will shut land border ‘in few days’ to curb rice smuggling

The federal government says it will shut down the land border between Nigeria and a neigbouring country in a few days time to avoid smuggling of foreign rice into the country. Audu Ogbeh, minister of agriculture and rural development, made the disclosure in Abuja on Monday while speaking with youths in a leadership clinic under

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

Presidency dismisses report of plans to imported genetically modified rice

The Presidency has described attempts by ‘unscrupulous individuals; on social media linking the government and Dangote group with a plan to ‘flood’ the country with genetically modified rice (GMO) as extremely uncharitable. Responding on behalf of government, Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity on Wednesday in a statement, said in

As economy declines, Buhari revives Jonathan’s agric policy he suspended

The Buhari administration on Wednesday said it had revived the e-wallet system for fertiliser allocation and distribution, a year after suspending it. The Minister of Agriculture, Audu Ogbeh, made the announcement after the weekly Federal Executive Council meeting, saying the policy would however be modified to address the challenges that made it unsustainable. At the