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Naija Rice Project to better farmers’ lives
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Naija Rice Project to better farmers’ lives

Following the launch of the Anchors Borrowers Programme in 2015 by the Buhari-led administration, the private and public actors in the agricultural industry have since continued to collaborate to create sustainable commercial frameworks that will boost rice production in Nigeria as well as improve quality of products across the value chain. In line with this, while also responding to the clarion call, Green Eagles’ Agribusiness Solutions Limited, a private Agric Firm based in Lagos, designed a flagship initiative; a masterstroke to better the lives of farmers while massively upscaling rice production to up to 4.2 Million tons of Rice Yearly. According to the Company’s Managing Director, Taiwo Oluwadahunsola, Green Eagles’ Naija Rice project, launched in Kebbi state, February 2019, ha...
Guinea Seeks Nigeria’s Support In Rice Production
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Guinea Seeks Nigeria’s Support In Rice Production

The Guninea-Bissau is seeking assistance from Nigeria in rice production to enable the foreign nation to meet its food sufficiency, food security and nutrition targets. According to the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, this was made public at the ministry’s headquarters in Abuja when the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono, received the Guinean Ambassador to Nigeria, Henrique Adriano Da Silva. Da Silva, according to a statement from the FMARD, was at the ministry alongside the Country Representative of the Food and Agricultural Organisation, Suffyan Koroma. It stated that the request was based on the successes recorded by Nigerian farmers in the production of rice. It said the success in rice production in Nigeria could be tied t...
Higher Revenue, Reduced Fuel Usage, Rice Production Are Gains Of Border Closure – FG
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Higher Revenue, Reduced Fuel Usage, Rice Production Are Gains Of Border Closure – FG

The Federal Government has listed higher import revenue, lower domestic fuel consumption and increased rice production by local farmers among the gains of the closure of the country's land borders in four geo-political zones of the country. The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, announced the gains when he visited the Seme Border on Monday, along with Minister of Foreign Affairs Geoffrey Onyeama; Minister of Interior Rauf Aregbesola, Minister of State for Finance, Budget and National Planning Clement Agba, National Security Adviser Babagana Monguno and the Comptroller General of the Nigerian Immigration Service Muhammed Babandede He said since the closure, the monthly import revenue has increased by 15%, instead of dropping as expected in many quarters, whi...
Border Closure Exposes Nigeria’s Deficiency In Local Rice Production
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Border Closure Exposes Nigeria’s Deficiency In Local Rice Production

A Pan-Africa non-governmental organisation (NGO), Feed Africa Advocacy Network (FAAN) has declared that the recent border closure by the federal government which has triggered an astronomical increase in the prices of some food has exposed the reality that Nigeria is far from meeting domestic needs. The closure has led to a sharp increase in the prices of some major foods, including rice, questioning official claim that the country is self-sufficient in rice production. A 50 kilogram bag of local UMZA rice goes for about N19,500 as against N14,000-N15,000 before the border closure while another local brand, Big Bull sells for about N21,000 now as against N15,000 earlier. At a briefing in Abuja, the Executive Director FAAN, Chika Okeke said the border closure with the attendant spi...
Reno Omokri: “Buhari Lied About Rice Production In Nigeria”
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Reno Omokri: “Buhari Lied About Rice Production In Nigeria”

As Tweeted by Reno Omokri... "No matter how far a lie travels, it must eventually be overtaken by truth.When @MBuhari said his government made Nigeria self sufficient in rice production, I said he lied. Now the truth is out, not from me or a politician, but from rice farmers themselves. "
N7 Trillion Goods Smuggled Into Nigeria Yearly – Senate
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N7 Trillion Goods Smuggled Into Nigeria Yearly – Senate

The Senate Committee on Customs, Excise and Tariff, on Monday commenced an investigation into rice smuggling in the country, with a public hearing in Abuja. Opening the session with “Smuggling – A Threat to Nigeria’s Quest to Self-Sufficiency in Rice Production’’, President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, decried the rising trend in smuggling in the country. Saraki, who noted that goods worth N7tn are smuggled into the country yearly, said that activities of smugglers were a threat to Nigeria’s self-sufficiency in rice production and must be dealt with in the interest of citizens. He said that in spite of the present administration’s effort to make food sufficiency a cardinal policy, it was faced with rising level of smuggling at various borders. He cautioned that if not nippe...
Anambra Hit Target In Rice Production
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Anambra Hit Target In Rice Production

Commissioner Mr Afam Mbanefo recalled that the state government had earlier targeted 210, 000 metric tonnes of rice production per annum. “Based on the calculation of our expected yields, we are expecting to realise over 236, 000 metric tonnes of rice in 2016 based on the production capacity.’’ Mbanefo said the calculation was based on all the expected yields of 35 per cent of over 14, 300 farmers and the activities of programmes like the VCDP and FADAMA. The Commissioner for Agriculture in Anambra, Mr Afam Mbanefo, said on Monday that the state has reached its target of achieving self-sufficiency in rice production. Mbanefo made the disclosure at a Commodity Alliance Forum/Consultative meeting organised by the state Value Chain Development Programme (VCDP) in Awka. He said the ex...
Kano Government to Register 100,000 Youths For Rice Production
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Kano Government to Register 100,000 Youths For Rice Production

Kano State Government on Sunday, promised to register no fewer than 100,000 youths to participate in rice production in this year’s farming season. The Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Ganduje, made the promise while addressing a Town Hall Meeting in Kano. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that the meeting was organised by the state government to celebrate this year’s Democracy Day. He said that the state government had commenced registration of interested youths with a view to giving them the necessary support before the commencement of farming activities in full swing. According to him, the state government has concluded arrangements to support the youths with fertilizer, improved seeds and other necessary agricultural input. He said the initiative was in line with the Federal Gover...

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