Category: Agric & Commodity News

Agriculture pulling Nigeria out of recession – Presidency

The presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu, says efforts to get the nation out of its present economic challenges are beginning to yield positive results, especially in agriculture. The presidential aide said this in Abuja on Sunday. According to him, an increase in the volume of rice production and processing across the country is already saving the…

‘Attract youth to farming in Nigeria to fight extremism’

Making farming in Nigeria profitable and an attractive livelihood can break the cycles of poverty and unemployment that leave young people vulnerable to extremism, according to the head of a social enterprise working with small farmers. Low yields and lack of market access trap many smallholder farmers in poverty and drive young people into cities…

Nigerian govt sets September deadline to bring military payroll on IPPIS platform

The Federal Government on Wednesday gave September 2017 as the deadline to fully bring the payroll of the military into the Integrated Personnel Payroll Information System, IPPIS. The Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, who disclosed this while briefing State House correspondents at the end of the meeting of the Executive Council of the Federation in…