NIGER PLAN MASSIVE SOYA BEANS PRODUCTION: PAGE 31 OF FRIDAY MAY 24, 2019

By Ahmed Tahir Ajobe
The paper reports that, Niger State Government says it is taking the opportunity of high demand for soya beans in the international market to go into massive production of the crop this planting season.
Speaking during a workshop on soya beans production organized by Complit Agro-Product Limited, Commissioner of Agriculture, Malam Nuhu Dukku said the state government has activated necessary mechanism toward achieving its set objective.

NDA FARMERS: OF SECURITY AND FOOD SECURITY: PAGE 17 OF FRIDAY MAY 24, 2019

According to the report, Farming in Nigeria has taken a dramatic turn in recent years, creating jobs and opportunities for entrepreneurs who dare to go into farming business. Millionaires are currently being made every year through farming in Nigeria and there is certainly no end to the prospects of creating more wealth through farming in the country. Government campaign has also sensitized more Nigerians to take to farming.

GOVERNMENT TO CREATE 4M JOBS THROUGH OIL PALM PRODUCTION: PAGE 37 OF FRIDAY MAY 24, 2019

By Walter Ukaegbu
The paper has it that, the Federal Government is set to create about four million jobs through oil palm production in the country. This was made known by the Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, Mr. Sunday Edet Akpan, at the Stakeholders Forum for the presentation of the draft Oil Palm Policy document value chain held recently in Abuja.

C’RIVER FARMERS RECORD N240M PROFIT IN 2018 – PIND FOUNDATION: PAGE 32 OF FRIDAY MAY 24, 2019

By Mudiaga Affe
Mudiaga reports that, the Foundation for Partnership Initiative in the Niger Delta on Tuesday disclosed that 1,047 farmers and Small and Medium Scale Enterprises in Cross River State recorded an increase of over N240m through the foundation’s economic development interventions.
The interventions, which were done in partnership with the Cross River State Government, also created 592 jobs in 2018.

NIRSAL, W’BANK, MECA SEAL DEAL TO BOOST MECHANISED FARMING: P.G. 23 OF WEDNESDAY MAY 22, 2019

By James Emejo
The paper has it that, the Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL) Plc, along with its technical partner on Agricultural Mechanization- Machines and Equipment Corporation Africa (MECA), yesterday signed an agreement with the World Bank’s FADAMA III-AF Programme for the management of its Agricultural infrastructure.

OGUN FARMERS GET KOLANUT SEEDLINGS: P.G. 23
The report has it that, Ogun State Government has distributed 5,000 improved kola nut seedlings to farmers across the state. The move was part of the effort to upscale the production of the produce in the state. Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Mrs. Abosede Ogunleye, said the up scaling is necessary as many kola nut trees are not only old to bear fruits but have very low yield potentials.

REP TRAINS 100 CONSTITUENT ON FISH FEED PRODUCTION: P.G.16 OF WEDNESDAY MAY 22, 2019

According to the paper, Kwale , no fewer than 100 persons have benefited from the Training and Empowerment of Youth and Women on Fish Feeds (zone A and B) sponsored by the member representing Ndokwa/Ukwuani Federal Constituency at the National Assembly.

NGOS TO ENHANCE AGRICULTURE THROUGH REALITY SHOW: P.G. 11
By Victor Arjiromanus
The reports has it that, Non- Government Organizations, Adventium Global Development Limited and Glomesam World Entertainment have revealed intentions to organize a reality TV show tittle Farmhouse.

WE RECOVERED 32,672 ANIMALS FROM RUSTLERS – GOV. MASARI: P.G. 23 OF WEDNESDAY MAY 22, 2019

The paper has it that, Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina state has said the dialogue method adopted by the state government between herders and farmers had resulted in the recovery of over 32,672 animals from rustlers from 2015 till date. Masari said that the intervention had also resulted in the demarcation of over 829.8 kilometers of cattle routes across the state.