CBN Disburses N1tri To Farmers

CBN Disburses N1tri To Farmers

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has increased its funding and interventions in various sectors to boost economic growth.  Governor of the CBN, Mr Godwin Emefiele, said this on Tuesday in Abuja while presenting a communique issued at the end of the...
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Obaseki: Benin River Port’ll Enhance Economic Diversification, Boost Agric Export, Others

Obaseki: Benin River Port’ll Enhance Economic Diversification, Boost Agric Export, Others

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has said the development of the Benin River Port will guarantee the diversification of the nation’s economy from oil into the non-oil sector such as agriculture and agro-allied businesses, placing the country on...
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ABP Loan: CBN To Clampdown On Defaulting Farmers

ABP Loan: CBN To Clampdown On Defaulting Farmers

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has appealed to farmers who defaulted in paying back the loans obtained under the Anchor Borrowers’ Programme (ABP) to pay back.  Mr Sadeeq Ajayi, in CBN Development Finance Office, made the appeal on Wednesday...
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Okomu Oil Appeals To Host Communities For Protection

Okomu Oil Appeals To Host Communities For Protection

The management of Okomu Oil Palm Company Plc has appealed to its host communities to protect it from incessant attacks and stealing by thieves.   The company, headquartered in  Okomu in Ovia South West Local Government Area of Edo, is...
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Osinbajo: Africa Must Produce What It Eats

Osinbajo: Africa Must Produce What It Eats

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday challenged Africa to produce what it eats and reduce its dependence on external countries.   Osinbajo made the call at a conference of Speakers and Heads of African Parliaments holding in Abuja.   He said...
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Okomu Oil, Host Community To Avert Crisis Over Digging Of Trench

Okomu Oil, Host Community To Avert Crisis Over Digging Of Trench

The feud between the management of Okomu Oil Palm Company Plc and one of its host communities, Maroghioba, will not escalate into full blown crisis. The assurance was given on Friday by the Iyase of Udo, near Benin, Chief Patrick...
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Access Bank Partners FG, To Roll Out Loans For Farmers, SMEs

Access Bank Partners FG, To Roll Out Loans For Farmers, SMEs

Access Bank Plc has partnered the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development to roll out a loan scheme for poor farmers aged 18 years to 55 years and other vulnerable groups.   In  statement on Thursday, the ban...
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OPGAN: Nigeria Needs $500m Palm Oil To Meet Local Demands 

OPGAN: Nigeria Needs $500m Palm Oil To Meet Local Demands 

The Oil Palm Growers Association of Nigeria (OPGAN), on Monday, said $500million  worth of palm oil was needed to meet local demands of the commodity annually.  The National President of  OPGAN, Chief Joe Onyiuke, said this at a town hall meeting...
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Dangote Fertiliser To Train One Million Farmers

Dangote Fertiliser To Train One Million Farmers

Towards enhancing agriculture and creation of jobs, Dangote Fertiliser Limited is to train over one million farmers in the next three years. The training, which is part of the Fertiliser company’s agriculture extension services will involve Spot Demonstratio...
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FMN Strengthens Sugarcane Out Grower Scheme

FMN Strengthens Sugarcane Out Grower Scheme

Flour Mills of Nigeria Plc (FMN) says the company has taken the lead in propagating the National Sugar Master Plan (NSMP) agenda through its Sugarcane Outgrower Scheme.  In a statement issued on Saturday by its Head, Corporate Communications, Mo...
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Obaseki Explains $500m Oil Palm Investment In Edo

Obaseki Explains $500m Oil Palm Investment In Edo

The infusion of $500 million in investment into the development of oil palm estates and plantations has given a new lease of life to the Edo State’s agricultural sector.  This was disclosed by the Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki,...
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Edo Reiterates Support For Oil Palm Investment

Edo Reiterates Support For Oil Palm Investment

The Commissioner for Agriculture and Food Security in Edo, Stephen Idehenre, says the state has attracted about $531.2 million from nine firms in the oil palm sector through the state oil palm programme.  Idehenre made this known during the inauguration.....
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Maize Farmers Laud Unity Bank, Explain Sustained Production  

Maize Farmers Laud Unity Bank, Explain Sustained Production  

Nigerian maize farmers under the auspices of Maize Farmers Association of Nigeria (MAAN), have commended Nigeria’s agric-focused lender, Unity Bank Plc for its role in facilitating the financing of maize production by smallholder farmers in the country throu...
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Okomu Oil Reiterates Support For Host Communities

Okomu Oil Reiterates Support For Host Communities

Okomu Oil Palm Company in Edo State has reiterated its readiness to partner stakeholders as it pledged to sustain its Corporate Social Responsibilities to host communities.A statement issued by the company’s Communications Officer, Mr Fidelis Olise, quoted M...
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