Tag: Food

G7 Commits $382m to Avert Looming Famine in Nigeria’s North East – Envoy

Henry Solomon- July 9, 2021

G7 Countries have made commitments of $382 million US dollars to immediately avert the looming famine in Nigeria’s North East and to tackle its root ... Read More

President Buhari to Wrestle Food Inflation

Tanimu- December 29, 2020

President Muhammadu Buhari has given his words that the administration will keep a keen eye on food inflation in the New Year while giving a ... Read More

COVID-19: FCTA to ensure adequate food supply in FCT

Abdul Jimoh- September 8, 2020

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), on Tuesday in Abuja expressed determination to ensure adequate food supply to cushion the effects of COVID-19 on residents. ... Read More

Malnutrition: FG, States Invest N3.8bn in Procuring `Ready-to Use’ Food–Osinbajo

Henry Solomon- August 18, 2020

Vice President YemiOsinbajo says there has been an increased investment of about N3.8 billion by Federal and state governments especially for the procurement of Ready-to-Use ... Read More

Covid-19: VSF to Disburse Food, Drugs Worth N1bn to IDPs, vulnerable Groups

Henry Solomon- April 1, 2020

Victims Support Fund (VSF), a Non- Governmental Organisation (NGO), has set up a task forcec on COVID-19 to disburse food and drugs worth N1 billion ... Read More

AfDB President Worries Over Rising Cases Malnourished Children in Africa

Henry Solomon- February 9, 2020

Dr Akinwumi Adesina, the President of African Development Bank (AfDB) has expressed concern over the rising cases of stunted children caused by malnutrition in Africa. ... Read More

Expert Enumerates Benefits of Cassava Value Chain, Urges Nigerians to Invest in it

Henry Solomon- February 8, 2020

A Professor of Food Technology, Lateef Sanni, on Saturday, urged the government and the citizens to engage in cassava value chain because of its numerous ... Read More

Bumper Harvest Will Crash Price of Rice – Bagudu

Henry Solomon- November 4, 2019

Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi says the bumper harvest recorded this farming season will help stabilise the price of rice in Nigerian markets. Bagudu, who ... Read More

UNICEF Warns Against Cultural Practices Hindering Effective Nutrition

Henry Solomon- October 4, 2019

The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) on Friday warned against cultural practices which may hinder effective nutrition and the well being of children in Nigeria. ... Read More

Kenya to host Inaugural Africa Food Show

Henry Solomon- September 17, 2019

Kenya will in 2020 host the inaugural Africa Food Show that will bring together policymakers, industry executives, farmers and consumers to learn about emerging trends ... Read More

Thailand Launches Cloud-Seeding Operations to Tackle Drought

Henry Solomon- August 16, 2019

The Thai government on Friday launched additional rain-making operations in the Northern, North-Eastern and Central regions to tackle serious droughts. According to the Director-General of ... Read More

NIFST Dissociates Self From Report on Abuja Markets

Henry Solomon- June 13, 2019

The Nigerian Institute of Food Science and Technology (NIFST) FCT Chapter on Thursday dissociated itself from the `misleading information’ going viral in the social media ... Read More

Boko Haram Sneaks to Town for Food to Survive

Tanimu- May 2, 2019

The recent strategy adopted by the untiring and dogged troops of Operation Lafiya Dole in conducting robust and aggressive fighting patrols coupled with simultaneous clearance ... Read More

Middlemen are Agents of Food Insecurity – Farmers

Henry Solomon- March 19, 2019

Farmers across the country have called on government to curb the activities of middlemen, describing them as agents of food insecurity, exploitative and parasites. The ... Read More

Social media can increase children’s unhealthy food intake, research suggests

Arowobusoye Samuel- March 5, 2019

Exposure to social media marketing of unhealthy food could lead to an immediate increase in children’s intake of unhealthy food with more calories, a new ... Read More

Grand Cereals Increases CSR Activation for IDPs

Henry Solomon- February 1, 2019

Grand Cereals Nigeria Limited says it has increased its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activation to cater for the need of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and ... Read More

FG Considers Fixed Price For Agric Produce – Audu Ogbeh

Henry Solomon- November 13, 2018

The Federal Government says it is considering fixing a guaranteed minimum price for agricultural produce to reduce the fluctuating and high cost of commodities. Chief ... Read More

Opposition Will not Derail our Agricultural Revolution- FG

Henry Solomon- November 12, 2018

The Federal Government says no amount of external opposition and resistance will derail its agricultural revolution. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, ... Read More

Stick to Traditional African Diet, Endocrinologist Advises

Henry Solomon- October 31, 2018

An Endocrinologist, Dr Olufemi Fasanmade, on Wednesday advised Nigerians to stick to the traditional African diet, saying eating `eba’ or `tuwo’ is healthier than eating ... Read More

27 ships with petrol, others to berth at Apapa, Delta ports

admin- October 8, 2018

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) says 27 ships will bring into the country petroleum products, food and other goods from Oct. 8 to Oct. 27. ... Read More