Nigeria doing poorly in Agric research, says Lawan

President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, has decried Nigeria’s poor performance in the area of Agricultural Research and Development. Lawan made this known in his concluding remarks after the Senate considered a bill that seeks to amend the Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria Act. According to the Senate President, given the number of specialized agricultural institutes in the country, Nigerian farmers should have access to technology needed to make farming easy. “I want to say that we are doing very poorly in the area of agricultural research and…

Agriculture, a viable means for employment creation – Lawan …As Senate moves to establish Agricultural Development Fund

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said agriculture remained a viable means for employment creation in Nigeria. According to him, substantial investment in the sector by the Federal Government would guarantee food security for the country. Lawan stated this against the backdrop of a bill under consideration by the National Assembly seeking to establish the Agricultural Development Fund.  “The agricultural sector remains unarguably the most viable means of ensuring that we create employment opportunities and that we create wealth for our people as well. “If there is anything that…

Niger Govt partners Brazil on animal husbandry

Brazil a leading country in livestock management has pledged her readiness to improving the animal husbandry subsector in Niger State. The Ambassador of Brazil, Mr. Ricardo Guerra de Araujo disclosed this in Abuja when he received in audience, Governor Abubakar Sani Bello at the Brazillian Embassy, Wednesday. Mr. Araujo who noted that Brazil and Nigeria have a high bilateral understanding on joint mechanized agricultural, described the presentation by the Niger State team as promising. He assured the State Government of every technical support required, adding that it was high time…

Niger State Investment Drive Receives a Boost , As Gov Sani-Bello Signs MoU with Dutch Govt ,Companies

The effort of Governor Abubakar Sani Bello to attract both local and foreign direct investments into Niger State, Tuesday, received another boost  with the signing of MOU with the Dutch Government and companies. The event which took place at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, saw the Niger State Government and Royal FrieslandCampina WAMCO PLC sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on “dairy chain development” to boost dairy production in the country. Governor Abubakar Sani Bello signed the MOU on behalf of the Niger State Government, while Mr. Ben Langat, MD, Friesland…

How to raise money for your degree by planting trees – Ibraheem Dooba, Ph.D.

On Wednesday in Minna, during the Edufest of FOMWAN School,  I was asked to talk to students about the benefits of tree planting. So I told the students three reasons why they should plant trees: 1. To protect the environment, each student should plant a tree for every birthday. So if you’re nine years old, you should plant nine trees as oxygen factories and for carbon sequestration. I got this idea from Dr. Abdul Hussain, PermSec Lands. 2. University fund – if a child in primary 3 plants a tree…

Kogi Govt Empowers 1,700 Women,Youths In Agric With N2m Each

Kogi State Government has empowered 1,700 women and youths in the state with two million naira grant under the APPEALS (Agro-Processing Productivity Enhancement and Livelihood Improvement Support Project), a world bank assisted programme. The event took place on Friday as thousands of beneficiaries gathered at the glasshouse of the government house, Lokoja for a one on one interaction with the State government and other relevant stakeholders   The State Governor, Yahaya Bello in his remarks stated that his government was working on changing the narrative of the state from being…

Niger To Partner Japanese Investors In Agric , Allied Products

Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State has identified Agriculture and allied products as areas of priority for Japanese investors intending to invest in the state. Governor Sani Bello made this known when he addressed  Japanese Investors and other Nationals at the African chamber of commerce in Japan AFCCJ launch event. Governor Abubakar Sani Bello explained that Niger state as an agrarian state has commodities and crops that were of competitive advantages but there was a gap that needed to be filled to achieve value addition which he described as a critical…

Gov Sani-Bello Orders Revocation of illegal Land Acquired within Grazing Reserve

Governor Abubakar Sani-Bello of Niger state has reiterated his determination to transform the livestock industry in Niger State as part of his administration’s effort towards creating more job opportunities to the teeming unemployed youths in the state. The Governor stated this when he led a high powered delegation from the Central Bank of Nigeria to inspect ongoing projects at the Bobi Grazing Reserves in Marigai Local government area. Governor Sani Bello said the state government has already provided some funds to kick start the project while the Central Bank of…

Niger To Partner British Govt To Boost Ranching, Livestock ,Diary Production

The British Government has indicated its interest to collaborate with Niger State Government in the area of Ranching, Livestock and Diary production as well as game reserve. This was the outcome of the meeting held between the British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing CB and the Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello at the British High Commission office in Abuja. In an interview, shortly after the meeting, the British High Commissioner said her government   will give priority and support to these areas not only for economic reason but essentially…

IGP Orders Investigation On Alleged Assault By Senator Abbo Elisha On A Nigerian Woman

The Inspector General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu has ordered a comprehensive investigation into the circumstances surrounding the alleged assault on a female Nigerian by Senator Abbo Elisha. The IGP specifically directed the Commissioner of Police in charge of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command, CP Bala Ciroma to provide a personal and round-the-clock supervision of every facet of the investigation, including the Forensic analysis of the video currently in circulation as well as the actions and inactions of the Policeman seen in the video footage. IGP Adamu while…