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FARMERS have been urged to seek institutional support in order for them to enjoy latest farming technologies and other benefits. Making the plea was the Executive Director, Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), Dr Yemi Akinbamijo, while speaking with the Nigerian Tribune shortly after featuring as the guest speaker during the closing ceremony of activities marking the 50th anniversary of the Inistitute of Agricultural Research and Training (IAR&T), Ibadan, on the topic: New Trends...
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Professor Kayode Olorun of the Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU), Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State, has asked the Federal and states governments to leverage on the countrys 960km coaster line to boost its through fisheries productions. Olurin, a Professor of Hydrobiology and Fisheries, stated this while delivering the 86th Inagural lecture of the state owned institution on the topic Dwindling Fish Production: Fisheries Research To The Rescue, that fishery contributes significantly to Nigerias economy wi...
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Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, OCP Group, Mostafa Terrab (right), and the Chief Executive Officer, International Fertiliser Development Centre (IFDC), Albin Hubscher, during the signing of a partnership agreement in Washington D.C, USA, OCP Group, Mohammed VI Polytechnic University, Morocco and the International Fertilizer Development Centre (IFDC), have signed a multi-year pact to collaborate on the engineering of new fertiliser technologies, improvement of crop and soil specific fert...
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THE Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has revealed that it is directly involved in financing agriculture, infrastructure and Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) to guarantee real growth in the economy. CBN Director, Corporate Communication, Mr. Isaac Okorafor revealed this recently in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on the sidelines of the International Monetary Fund (IMF)/World Bank meetings in Washington DC. The IMF had earlier recommended that the CBN end its dire...
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THE quest by the Edo State government to boost rice and maize production received a major breakthrough as the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) under the Commercial Agric Credit Scheme, has granted the state government a N5bn loan to carry out the production processes across the three senatorial districts. Edo State Government has acquired a N5bn loan from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) under the Commercial Agric Credit Scheme, to be invested in rice and maize production across the three senat...
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Chairman, All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN), Ibarapa chapter, Mr Gbolasere Solomon, has lauded the Justice Development and Peace Commission (JDPC) Catholic Diocese of Ibadan for convening a stakeholder meeting as a means of tackling and ending the rampant cases of farmers/herdmen clash in the country. Solomon stated at the meeting on the theme Achieving Peaceful Coexistence, adding that the Commissions intervention is timely so that the incessant clashes and bloodshed in the affected ...
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102 youths have been trained in various skills and empowered with equipment to start up their business by the management of the Ogun Oshun River Basin Development Authority (OORBDA). The three -day training was second in the series by the Federal Government agency, as part of its contribution to address the challenge of unemployment among the youths. Speaking at the end of the second batch training, the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of OORBDA, Mr. Olufemi Odumosu, noted that th...
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Atiku Deputy Editor, LEON USIGBE, writes on the ongoing altercation between the Federal Government and the All Progressives Congress (APC) on the one hand and former Vice President Atiku Abubakar over the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)s presidential standard-bearers recent outbursts over the February 23 presidential election. Last week, Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Muhammed, stopped short of accusing former Vice President Atiku Abubakar of committing treason for allegedly tr...
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Bewaji Dr Wunmi Bewaji, former Leader of the Alliance for Democracy (AD) in the House of Representatives and Executive Secretary, Coalition of Democrats for Electoral Reform (CODER), speaks on steps that should be taken to achieve better results in future elections. BOLA BADMUS brings excerpts: Arising from the last elections, particularly the conduct of party primaries, what would you say about parties that did not allow internal democracy? Internal democracy defined as what? We must be c...
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For residents of Akoko communities in Ondo State, these are not the best of times. The rainy season has announced its presence to the communities with a devastating blow of ruin. HAKEEM GBADAMOSI presents their pain, frustration and cry for help. A rainstorm which ravaged Akoko communities of Ondo State penultimate Thursday has left many residents of the area homeless, displacing them while properties worth several millions of naira were destroyed by the torrential storm which lasted about th...
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Cross section of traditional rulers from Ekiti, Osun and Kwara states at the event in Ghana. In what was described as the best of Yoruba cultural display in Ghana, select traditional rulers recently attended a function in the country and demonstrated why Yoruba culture is ranked among the best. TUNDE BUSARI reports the relevance of the trip. The arrival of a group of Yoruba traditional rulers in the East Legon Province of Ghana was an exhibition of Yoruba cultural heritage as the traditional r...
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The Onilanlate of Lanlate, Oba Abdul Lateef Olagoke, with his chiefs and delegation of investors and facilitators during the visit As part of efforts to create job opportunities for its youths and eradicate poverty within the community while contributing its quota to the development, Lanlate community in Ibarapa zone of Oyo State has donated 300,000 hectares to Italian investors. The 300,000 hectares donated by the Lanlate community is to house a tomato processing factory that would specialise...
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