FG Directs Fish Importers to Explore Local, Commercial Aquaculture Production

The Federal Government says it has directed fish importers to go into backward integration via commercial aquaculture production of pond and cage culture to boost local production of fish. Sen. Heineken Lokpobiri, the Minister of state for Agriculture and Rural Development, said this in Abuja on Tuesday at the onset of a two-day stakeholders’ workshop […]

NNPC Records $239.10 Million Crude Oil Export Sales

Ndu Ughamadu, Abuja: The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC posted a total crude oil and gas export sale of $239.10Million in the month of November, 2017. Details of the transactions contained in the recently released November 2017 edition of the Monthly NNPC Operations and Financial Report also indicated that the figure is 25.68 percent lower […]

Why Nigeria Is Yet To Produce Enough Honey For Export – Ministry of Agriculture

An official of  Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development says the country cannot export honey because it produces less than three per cent of  its current needs. Dr Gideon Mshelbwala, a Director in the Department of Veterinary and Pest Control Services of the ministry, made the statement in Abuja on Friday on the occasion of […]

Minister Of Agriculture, Ogbeh Says To Critics of Yam Export: “Grow Yam”

Chief Audu Ogbeh,  Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, has advised critics of the Federal Government yam export policy to grow the commodity. Addressing journalists in Abuja on Monday, Ogbeh dismissed the criticisms of the policy, saying that the effort was in the best interest of the nation’s economy. He said the energies being dissipated […]

Nigeria Can Generate $10bn From Honey – USAID

Mr David Musa, the Team Leader, USAID Bee Keeping Pollination Project, says Nigeria can generate over 10 billion dollars from local and international trade in honey and other hive products. Musa disclosed this during an interview on the sideline of a Capacity Building Workshop for bee-farmers in Goshen, Nasarawa State on Thursday. ‘‘Honey trade can […]

Major Reforms In Nigerian Customs Service

Joseph Attah, Abuja: One of the most crucial functions of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) is the promotion and facilitation of trade and competitiveness. We will be the first to admit that the reality at the Nigerian ports is challenging and can be improved upon. Depending on who one asks, what you are likely to […]

Grains Shortage Looms As Exporters Move Surplus Harvest Abroad

The Presidency has warned that Nigeria, currently Africa’s largest producer of cereals and grains risks famine from early next year following a huge demand in the global market that is targeting the country’s surplus production. Giving the grim forecast in a radio interview in Kano on Monday, a spokesman of the President, Malam Garba Shehu […]

Standard To Meet To Export Nigeria’s Products

Laolu Akande, Abuja: Once Nigerian products are properly standardized and packaged , exporting agricultural items would become much easier as standardization will promote the acceptance of such products abroad, according to Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, SAN. According to him, “standardization is very important, we must get all the agencies such as the Standard Organization of […]

Survey Indicates Increase In Tomato Prices In Lagos

A survey carried out by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) shows that the prices of tomatoes have increased in most markets in Lagos, on Friday. Spokesman for Mile 12 Market traders, Mr Femi Odusanya, attributed the increase to the off season and the lingering fuel scarcity in the country. In the last three months, […]

CG Customs Denies Sacking of 400 Officers, Visits Stakeholders to Drive Mandate

  The Comptroller-General of Nigerian Customs, Col. Hameed Ali (Rtd) on Monday denies sacking of 400 officers in the ongoing restructuring of the service as being speculated. He said, “I am not aware of any sacking; you are just telling me; I don’t know.” Ali said that the essence of his visit to some stakeholders […]