Posts Tagged ‘Agriculture’

Ekiti: Suspected Bandits kill Councillor, Kidnap Commissioner For Agriculture, Other

by Seun Adeuyion April 27, 2020
On Sunday evening, suspected bandits struck along Isan Ekiti-Iludun Ekiti Road, killed a councillor with Ilejemeje council area and kidnapped the Ekiti State Commissioner for Agriculture, Mr Folorunso Olabode, and another person. When the incident happened, the commissioner and two others were traveling in the same car along the road. Punch quoted a a source […]

CBN collaborates with Edo State Government to launch N69bn Edo Oil Palm Programme

by Breaking Timeson December 16, 2019
The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki and the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele will on Tuesday launch the Edo State Oil Palm Programme (ESOPP), a N69bn intervention programme to rejuvenate the oil palm sector in the state for global competitiveness. The event, organised by the Edo State Government, […]


by Breaking Timeson December 10, 2019
The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has reaffirmed his administration’s commitment to boost fish production in the state, describing the venture as the ‘new oil’ of Nigeria’s agricultural subsector. The Governor, who was represented by the Commissioner for Agriculture and Natural Resources, Hon. Richard Edebiri, gave the assurance during the Edo State Fisheries Stakeholders’ […]

BREAKING| Nigeria becomes first country to approve biotech cowpea

by Ikokwu Ikembaon August 23, 2019
Nigeria has made history by becoming the first country in the world to approve biotech cowpea, thereby adding a new biotech crop to the global biotech basket. This is according to the Global Status of Commercialised Biotech/GM ( Genetically Modified) Crops in 2018 (ISAAA Brief 54), and disclosed in a news release by the International […]

Gov Oyetola partners IITA on farm mechanisation in Osun

by Ikokwu Ikembaon July 8, 2019
Osun State government has partnered with the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and private sector to enhance mechanised agriculture. This development is expected to boost productivity and move farmers away from unproductive usage of traditional farming implements. Governor Gboyega Oyetola made this known in a one-day farmers’ field day exhibition in Osogbo last week. […]

Obasanjo reveals Nigeria’s major problem

by Ikokwu Ikembaon May 26, 2019
Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo says policy implementation was a major problem hindering Nigeria’s growth and development. Obasanjo said this in Ibadan on Saturday at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA). He said: “Our problem in this country has always been that of implementation. The 25-year Oyo State Government Agriculture Policy Framework presented is a […]