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During The Sterling Bank-Sponsored Agriculture Summit Africa Event Held In Abuja Recently

L-R: Women Farmers Advancement Network (WOFAN) founder and Executive Director, Hajia Salamatu Garba; Katsina State First Lady, Hajia Hadiza Masari; and the Group Head, Agric Finance and Solid Minerals of Sterling Bank Plc, Mrs. Bukola Awosanya; during the Sterling Bank-sponsored Agriculture Summit Africa event held in Abuja recently.

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Research Is Key To Growing Nigeria’s Agric Sector – Minister

Nigeria’s Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Alhaji Mohammed Sabo Nanono, on Tuesday identified agricultural research as crucial to ongoing efforts to grow the country’s agriculture sector and by implication, achieve food security for all. He  made the remarks when a delegation from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, led by the Deputy Director, Agricultural Development, […]

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Why BoA’s Restructuring Is Imperative – Okoh

The Director General of the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE), Mr. Alex A. Okoh, has described the planned restructuring of the Bank of Agriculture (BOA) as imperative in order to improve its operating framework and governance structure with a view to enhancing its efficiency. Okoh, who made this remark at the maiden meeting for the […]

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Nigeria Saves $21Bn On Food Imports In 3 1/2 Yrs – Ogbeh

The Minister of Agriculture  and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, on Tuesday disclosed that the country saved $21 billion on food imports in the last three and half years. Ogbeh, who gave this hint when he hosted officials of the Bank of Agriculture (BOA) and Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) during a meeting in Abuja, […]

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Nigeria, Netherlands Partner On Improved Seedlings For Farmers – Ogbeh

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, has expressed the readiness of the Federal Government to collaborate with the Government of Netherlands on   improved seeds /seedlings in order to boost agricultural productivity in the country. The Minister disclosed this Thursday when he hosted a delegation of Netherlands private investors led by   the […]

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IFC, Africa RE Collaborate On Insurance Coverage For Nigerian Farmers

The International Finance Corporation, IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and Africa RE, a pan-African reinsurance company, have agreed to help thousands of small holder farmers in Nigeria access insurance to protect their crops and livelihoods. Under the agreement, Africa RE and IFC’s Global Index Insurance Facility will help licensed Nigerian insurance companies […]

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Farmers To Hold 40% In Bank Of Agriculture’s Shares

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, has disclosed that farmers will hold 40 percent of total shares in the Bank of Agriculture (BoA) as soon as its ongoing commercialisation process is concluded by the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE). Ogbeh listed the shareholding structure of the bank to include the Central […]

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Katsina Commits N2Bn To Cotton, Other Crops’ Production

Katsina State Government has released the sum of N2 billion to revive cotton production and boost other agricultural activities in the state. Disclosing this while flagging off the state three-day agricultural show in Kafin Soli, Kankia Local Government, the state Governor, Alhaji Aminu Masari, said that government was targeting wet and dry season farming with […]

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Anchor Borrowers’ Programme Has Created 2.5Mn Jobs – CBN

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) at the weekend disclosed that the Anchor Borrowers’ Programme had created 2.5 million jobs since its implementation started  in 2015. Giving this hint during the annual bankers’ dinner in Lagos, the apex bank governor, Godwin Emefiele, disclosed that as at October 2018, a total number of 862,069 farmers, cultivating […]

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Coop Bank To Commence Operations In January 2019

The President of Cooperative Federation of Nigeria (CFN), Mr. Tajudeen Adeola, on Wednesday said that the proposed Cooperative Bank would commence operations by January next year based on arrangements made so far to actualise the dream. Adeola, who gave this hint in Abuja at the 4th National Cooperative Summit, said that the initiative to operationalise […]