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    Politics Herdsmen Deserve More From Govt – Audu Ogbeh

    The Minister of Agriculture and Rural development, Audu Ogbeh, has said that the long term neglect of cattle rearers in the country was responsible for the lingering crisis between herdsmen and farmers in Nigeria. He stated this during on Monday when he attended the Federal government's meeting...
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    Business Rice Operators Agree to Crash Price To N6,000 Per Bag

    Rice farmers, millers and processors on Wednesday announced that the price of a 50kg bag of rice will fall to as low as N6,000 in the next few months. The operators said the current market price of rice, which is about N15,000 per 50kg bag, will drop to between N6,000 and N7,000 in a couple of...
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    Business Nigeria: Why Locally Produced Rice Is Expensive – Audu Ogbeh

    The Minister of Agriculture, Audu Ogbeh has listed two reasons why locally produced rice is more expensive than foreign ones. Mr. Ogbeh stated this on Tuesday while responding to questions at a Town Hall meeting in Abuja, He said one of the major reasons was that most of the imported rice was...
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    Politics Senate Bows To Militants' Threat, Calls For Release of Amnesty Fund

    Nigerian Senate on Thursday has urged the Minister of Finance , Mrs. Kemi Adeosun to release N15bn balance for Amnesty Program based on threats by ex-militants over non-payment. The Senate asked its Committee on Niger Delta to investigate fictitious names included as Abia and Akwa Ibom state...
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    Business Buhari Gets $4.5 Billion Loan From China To Boost Agriculture

    The Peoples Republic of China is ready to lend Nigeria $4.5 billion to boost local agriculture. The loan is to enable Nigeria purchase farming tools including tractors, bulldozers, graders, irrigation pumps, amongst others. This was made known on Tuesday in Abuja by Audu Ogbeh, Nigeria’s...
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    Politics Osinbajo Approves Funds To Boost Power, Agriculture Efficiency

    Federal government has approved 701 billion Naira payment assurance for power generating companies in Nigeria. The fund, kept by the Central Bank of Nigeria, is to enhance evacuation of power by the Transmission Company of Nigeria to the various power distribution companies in the country...
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    Business Why Nigeria Is A Good Place to Do Cocaine Business, Not Legitimate Business – Audu Ogbe

    Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Chief Audu Ogbeh has condemned the lending rate being charged by banks in Nigeria, warning that with the development, it may be a good business ground for cocaine dealer. Ogbeh spoke in Abuja at the 2016 Annual Conference of the Business and...
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    Business Nigeria’s Rice Policy Crashes Global Exports – Audu Ogbeh

    President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government’s efforts to boost self-sufficiency in rice production next year have affected export of the commodity globally, as prices of the product slump, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, has said. He disclosed this at a...
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    Business Audu Ogbeh: I Hope Naira Does Not Hit N1000 Per Dollar [VIDEO]

    President Muhammadu Buhari's Minister of Agriculture, Audu Ogbeh has said that he does not believe in the devaluation of the Naira. Speaking at the Town Hall Meeting and Policy Dialogue on Good Governance in Abuja on Tuesday, the minister said Nigeria has been heading for disaster since 1986...
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    Metro Nigerian Farmers To Start Paying Fee For Protection Against Herdsmen - FG

    The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, yesterday, said the federal government is making a security arrangement whereby farmers in the country will pay fees for protection from kidnappers while in their farms. Chief Ogbeh, dropped the hint yesterday in Abuja while...
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    Business Nigeria Becomes World's Largest Producer of Cassava

    Nigeria has become the largest producer of cassava in the world, Mr Audu Ogbeh, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, has said. Ogbeh disclosed that Nigeria now produces cassava on a large scale with an annual output of 45 million metric tons. He said that more than 35 improved...
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