July 28, 2017

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BlackBerry putting itself up for sale -

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

FERMA: A convergence of intent, engagement & perception -

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Nigeria Hits CNN’s List of World’s 12 sexiest accents…. -

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

N452t infrastructure funds from capital market coming -

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Getting the right staff for your business -

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Nigeria, others to re-evaluate Trans-Saharan gas project -

Monday, August 5, 2013

How Nigerians use social media -

Friday, August 2, 2013

NSIA to manage N3.4tr pension funds -

Friday, August 2, 2013

GOOGLE UNVEILS MOTO X SMARTPHONE… -

Friday, August 2, 2013

Nigerian Troops Return from Mali, Storm Borno -

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Our role in the $1.09b Malabu Oil mess, by Shell -

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

FG Can’t License Hotels, Hospitality Operators, Says Fashola -

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Why FG Must Urgently Invest in Efficient Rail System -

Monday, July 29, 2013

Lagos community begins energy generation from waste -

Monday, July 29, 2013

FG to privatise BoI, BoA in 2014 -

Monday, July 29, 2013

Cassava takes pride place in Nigeria’s agro-economy -

Monday, July 29, 2013

Future of Africa in food production depends on training, emerging technologies —Kabba college provost -

Friday, July 26, 2013

Will this fresh initiative against cyber crime work? -

Friday, July 26, 2013

Investors prefer Southwest, says LCCI -

Friday, July 26, 2013

Fed Govt stops project variation beyond 15% of initial cost -

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Cassava takes pride place in Nigeria’s agro-economy

Cassava takes pride place in Nigeria’s agro-economy... NAIJA INTEL

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), has rightly pointed out that cassava has huge potential and could turn from being a poor people’s food into a 21st century crop. The Rome-based FAO said in a report that global cassava output has increased by 60 per cent since 2000 and that yields could be boosted by up to 400 per cent. It is with this in mind that experts in Nigeria’s agro business have said that the volume of cassava produce in the country is enough to make the country less dependent on crude oil as its major revenue earner….

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Future of Africa in food production depends on training, emerging technologies —Kabba college provost

Future of Africa in food production depends on training, emerging technologies —Kabba college provost... NAIJA INTEL

Akintola Oloruniruha, Provost of the Kabba College of Agriculture, Kabba, Kogi State, sheds light on reasons for decreasing number of applicants for agric courses; exclusion of agric colleges from TetFund list; food security and technologies; contributions of the college to the sector, among others. Excerpts: The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and other stakeholders recently lamented the low rate of applications to agriculture-related disciplines in higher institutions of learning. Is the trend not an indication that the plan to revamp the sector is a failure? Applicants to agriculture and related disciplines have dwindled in recent years.  There are various…

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Bio-safety law’ll boost food security – NABDA boss

Bio-safety law’ll boost food security – NABDA boss... NAIJA INTEL

Food production will soon take an upward swing following the passage of the National Bio-safety Bill, Director-General, National Biotechnology Technology Development Agency, Prof. Bamidele Solomon, has said. Solomon, who spoke at the celebration of African Agricultural Technology Foundation in Abuja, said President Goodluck Jonathan would soon sign the bill into law to ensure food security in the country. According to him, the new law will usher in a new era in the deployment of biotechnology to boost food production, ensure food security and reduce the high incidence of food importation. He said, “Having a law will ensure the safe use…

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LCCI canvasses consumption of cassava bread

CASSAVA BREAD... LCCI canvasses consumption of cassava bread... NAIJA INTEL

AS the campaign by former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo for bread mixed with cassava reached its crescendo, one of the mouthpieces of Organised Private Sector (OPS), the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) called for high quality cassava flour to satisfy the yearnings of Nigerians. Stakeholders agreed that the contributions of the agricultural sector to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of country may remain low until government addresses the issues of value-addition and inconsistency in its policies. The stakeholders, while speaking at a forum organised by the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) on “High Quality Cassava Flour…

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Vitamin A cassava stem for 15 million farmers

Vitamin A cassava stem for 15 million farmers.. NAIJA INTEL

No fewer than 15 million farmers are to receive the new discovered vitamin “A” cassava stem from a non-governmental organisation, Harvest plus based in Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State. The country director of the organisation, Dr. Paul Ilona, announced this yesterday at Ihudum Primary School in Ihiala Local Government Council Area of Anambra State where two communities received lorry loads of the specie. Ilona stated that Anambra, as one of the pilot States in the South East Zone, will receive at least three million cassava stems, which will be distributed to farmers in all the local councils this planting…

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Corn lessons from America’s Midwest

Corn lessons from America’s Midwest... NAIJA INTEL

It has become commonplace for Nigerian agriculture papers and articles to begin their analyses with a description of the glory days of agricultural prosperity and then go on to lament the subsequent decline in the 80s and 90s. It is hardly mentioned, however, that at the same time that Nigeria was experiencing a dip in crop production, some states in the United States were travelling in the opposite direction. In 1990, the state of Nebraska, for example, was producing 191 million bushels of corn. 22 years later, that figure had grown to 1.3 billion bushels, making Nebraska the third largest…

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