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Lagos mulls plans to acquire farmland in Northern Nigeria

Rice plantation: Lagos plans to boost food supply

The Lagos State Government on Thursday said it has plans to acquire farmlands in some states in the northern part of the country for crop and livestock production. Mr Gbolahan Lawal, Commissioner for Agriculture and Co-operatives, made the disclosure at the 2014 ministerial briefing in Ikeja, adding that the intention of government is to boost […]

Pair of Japanese mangoes sells for $3,000

Japanese mangoes

A pair of mangoes grown in southern Japan sold Thursday for a whopping 300,000 yen ($3,000), a record price for the fruit’s first auction of the season, Kyodo News reported. The “Taiyo no Tamago” (Egg of the Sun)-brand mangoes were set to be airlifted from Miyazaki in the far south of the country to a […]

Honey Beekeeping: Liquid Gold Nigeria Is Yet To Tap

Beekeeping

By Prince Arinze Onebunne Beekeeping is the maintenance of honey bee colonies, commonly in hives, by humans. A bee keeper keeps bees in order to collect their honey and other products that hive produces to pollinate crops, or to produce bees for sale to other beekeepers. Apart from the fact that honey and other resources […]

Food supply crisis imminent in Nigeria

a food market in Kano

Nigeria is facing a possible food supply crisis this farming season, traders say, as the agricultural sector grapples with a predicted shorter rainy season, sectarian violence and greater demand from Niger. Food experts have raised the alarm after the country’s meteorological agency said this year’s rainy season could be shorter than usual, compounding a likely […]

Export Potentials Of Grasscutter

Man holding grasscutter

By Prince Arinze Onebunne Nigerian non-oil exports are still significantly below potential. The gradual decline over the last 49 years is especially saddening when we look at past data for example in 1961. We supplied 43 percent of the global shelled groundnuts; today it is almost zero percent. US, Asia and Argentina now have universal […]

Amazing Opportunities In Snail Farming

Bag of snails

By Prince Arinze Onebunne If you are reading this article, you’re either already in snail farming business or you are seriously considering taking it up. Of the many fields of agriculture that you could have chosen, you have picked one of the best. Snail is still in short supply in Nigeria. Preliminary market analysis suggests […]

Jonathan Sacks FAAN, NCAA, NAMA, NCAT Bosses

George Uriesi, FAAN MD

Simon Ateba/Aviation correspondent  The Nigerian President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan on Tuesday sacked virtually all aviation chiefs in the troubled industry, just weeks after sacking Stella Oduah as the minister of aviation. The president sacked the Managing Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, George Uriesi, the Managing Director of the Nigerian Airspace Management […]

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