Monday, April 23, 2018

IFAD optimistic about Nigeria’s self-sufficiency in rice next year

Highlights Nigeria is heading for self sufficiency of rice before the end of 2017. Nigeria’s IFAD said that with the attention been paid by governments at...

Nigerian Agricultural reforms to help its rice compete with international brands soon

Nigerian rice would compete favorably with any brand in the world, said the acting President, Mr. Yemi Osinbajo recently. He said the government was...

Nigerian Customs stops exit of rice from free trade zones

Determined to ensure total compliance to the ban on rice imports into the country, the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has forbidden the exit of...

Nigeria making efforts to boost rice production

Nigerian government announced that necessary effort have been put in place to boost rice production. The Lagos State Commissioner for Agriculture, Mr. Oluwatoyin Isiaka...

Nigeria slashes rice importation burden by 65%

Nigeria has achieved 56 per cent rice production in the last one year, leaving a deficit of 2 million tons to meet local demand. The...

Nigerian scientists from Uniliorin and ABUAD develop anti-cancer rice

Scientists at the University of Ilorin and their counterparts at  Afe  Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD), are finalising arrangements to develop an improved rice variety...
Nigerian court sentences man for 6 months for stealing a bag of rice

Nigerian court sentences man for 6 months for stealing a bag of rice

A Jos Chief Magistrates’ Court of Nigeria on Tuesday sentenced a 24-year-old Olataju Habinu to six months imprisonment for stealing one bag of rice,...
Nigeria pulling out of recession through agriculture

Agriculture- especially rice to rescue Nigeria out of recession

Nigerian Presidential spokesman, Mr. Garba Shehu said this in a statement issued in Abuja on Sunday, that efforts to get the nation out of...

Boko Haram victims in Nigeria receive relief material from NPA

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) presented food and non-food relief materials to victims of Boko Haram insurgency in Yobe State as a part of...

Nigeria talks rice amid nexus of food security

Nigeria is caught between its desire to be self- sufficient in rice and rising incidents of illegal trade with its bordering countries on account...

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