Monday , August 26 2019

GMOs: NUJ ready to partner NBMA on biosafety awareness   

By Edwin Nwanojuo The Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) Abuja Council has said it’s willing to partner the National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) to create awareness and educate the general public on its mandate which is ensuring the safety of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs). Vice Chairman, NUJ, Mr. Patrick  Osadebamwen, …

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Inputs from Anchor Borrowers Programme substandard — Stakeholders

Dr Tunde Arosanyin, National Coordinator of the Zero Hunger Commodity Association of Nigeria, has expressed concerns over the quality of inputs supplied under the Federal Government’s Anchor Borrowers Programme. Arosanyin told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja that fertilizers, herbicides and other inputs distributed to farmers under the …

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Nigeria agricultural export duties, one of the lowest in Africa, NAQS says

By Edwin Nwanojuo The Nigeria Agricultural Quarantine Service (NAQS) has stated that Nigeria charges one of the lowest fees for the inspection and certification of agricultural produce for export on the continent. The Agency disclosed this while reacting to a newspaper report wherein some unknown group was quoted as claiming …

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Farmers/herders clash: NVMA wants modern livestock management adopted   

By Edwin Nwanojuo The Nigerian Veterinary Medical Association (NVMA) has called for the implementation of modern livestock management while keeping animals to curb the lingering clash between herdsmen and farmers which has claimed many lives. Professor Bello Agaie, the NVMA President made this call while briefing newsmen the outcome of …

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How Nigeria is losing over 1.5 million jobs to none implementation of IAT on starch

By Edwin Nwanojuo The Nigerian Government is currently gambling with over 1.5 million jobs that would have been created if it implements the Import Adjustment Tax (IAT) on imported starch. The import adjustment tax which was initiated during the March 13the and April 20th Economic Recovery Growth Plan (ERGP), suggested …

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Nigeria, Netherlands to collaborate on improved seeds for farmers

By Edwin Nwanojuo The Nigerian Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh has disclosed the Government’s readiness to collaborate with the Government of Netherlands on improved seeds /seedlings in order to boost agricultural production in the country. The Minister disclosed this while hosting a delegation of private investors …

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WFP recieves $2m donation from Japan for Northeast farmers in Nigeria

By Edwin Nwanojuo The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a contribution of US$2 million from the Government of Japan that will provide life-changing support to people and communities affected by insecurity in northeastern Nigeria. As part of WFP’s efforts to build stability across communities in northeast Nigeria, …

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