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CBN Urges Nigerian Banks to Increase Agric Sector Lending to 10%
CBN Urges Nigerian Banks to Increase Agr...

CBN Urges Nigerian Banks to Increase Agric Sector Lending to 10%

The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele has asked banks in Nigeria to consider increasing the percentage of loans available to the agriculture sector to 10 percent by 2024. Emefiele advocated for a spike in the current four per cent. This comes on the heels of... read more »

Government Will not Pay a Kobo of Foreign Reserves to Import Food or Fertilizer Says President Buhari
Government Will not Pay a Kobo of Foreig...

Government Will not Pay a Kobo of Foreign Reserves to Import Food or Fertil...

President Muhammadu Buhari has instructed the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to make forex inaccessible for people seeking to import food items and fertilizer. The President said this at the meeting of the National Food Security Council at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Thursday. It restates the... read more »

Inauguration Speech by Dr Akinwumi Adesina on His Election for a Second 5-Year Tenure
Inauguration Speech by Dr Akinwumi Adesi...

Inauguration Speech by Dr Akinwumi Adesina on His Election for a Second 5-Y...

PROTOCOLS Your Excellency, President Alassane Ouattara, President of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire Your Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria Your Excellencies, Heads of State and Governments Excellencies former Heads of State and... read more »

Opinion: Should I Boycott Nigerian Beef?
Opinion: Should I Boycott Nigerian Beef?

Opinion: Should I Boycott Nigerian Beef?

25th June 2020   This article is one that I posted on June 18, 2019 on my Facebook page. The question is now even more urgent with the violence, slaughter and food insecurity being foisted upon the country by herdsmen. Please therefore consider this question well: Should I boycott... read more »

Nigerian Farmers to Get $1.1 Billion Loan Intervention from CBN
Nigerian Farmers to Get $1.1 Billion Loa...

Nigerian Farmers to Get $1.1 Billion Loan Intervention from CBN

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has said it plans to empower farmers with N432 billion ($1.1 billion) intervention loan to upscale food production during the planting season. The apex bank said through its Twitter handle on Thursday that about one million farmers will be given loan to cultivate... read more »

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Famine Strikes in Burkina Faso as Farmers Seek Help

Famine Strikes in Burkina Faso as Farmers Seek Help

Burkina Faso has been struck by drought and desertification which has resulted in famine. The landlocked West African nation of Burkina Faso has been hard hit by drought and... read more »

Nigeria Secures $288.5m African Development Bank Loan

Nigerian has gotten approval for $288.5m loan from African Development Bank (AfDB) to cushion the impact of coronavirus and the drop in the price of crude oil. Africa’s largest economy... read more »

Lagos inaugurates FADAMA Food Market in Badagry

Lagos inaugurates FADAMA Food Market in Badagry

Lagos State Government today inaugurated a new Food Market at Agbalata, in Badagry Local Government in order to structure agricultural produce marketing for traceability and quality... read more »

Lagos to give Agric Estates, Farm Settlements Facelift - Sanwo-Olu

Lagos to give Agric Estates, Farm Settlements Facelift – Sanwo-Olu

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has reiterated the commitment of the State Government towards changing the face of the various agricultural estates and farm settlements in the... read more »

Osun Gov Seeks Private Partnership to Revamp Agric Sector

Osun Gov Seeks Private Partnership to Revamp Agric Sector

Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, has reaffirmed the government’s commitment to partner private sector to revive the agriculture sector in the state. He said on Monday during a facility... read more »