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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

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…

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…

IFC agric project for women coming. By O.Iroegbu-Chikezie

IFC agric project for women coming 1

An agricultural venture supported by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) aimed at generating 1,200 jobs of which a significant portion will be filled by women will soon take-off. The project is expected to contribute to the development of rural communities and promote international best practices in environmental and social standards in Africa. The investment, which will make debut in South Africa before other Sub-Saharan African states will promote investment in climate change mitigation through expanded timber plantation and other agro businesses. The investment is also expected to support new avocado orchards in Africa, improve technology to increase fruit and timber…

Nigerian FG targets 5m farmers for fertiliser in 2013 — Minister

Nigerian FG targets 5m farmers for fertiliser in 2013

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development is targeting more than five million farmers under the Gross Enhancement Support (GES) programme for 2013, says the Minister, Dr Akinwumi Adesina. Adesina said this at the opening of the 2013 Cropping Scheme Meeting organised by the Institute for Agricultural Research (IAR), Zaria, Kaduna State. Represented by Dr Damilola Eniaiyeju, the Director, Federal Department of Agricultural Extension, Adesina said the goal of the GES was to distribute fertiliser direct to genuine farmers across the country, with a view to enhancing agricultural production. He observed that the scheme yielded positive result last year as…

Fertiliser Sale by Telephone in Nigeria

Fertiliser Sale by Telephone in Nigeria.. Naija Intel

 A new federal government policy by which fertiliser will now be sold electronically to farmers through the use of telephones has received severe knocks from stakeholders Sule Lamido, governor of Jigawa State, has faulted the electronic wallet system of distribution of fertiliser to farmers. In the new arrangement recently introduced by the federal government, fertilisers will be sold to farmers electronically through cell phones. At the flag off of the distribution and sale of fertiliser to farmers in the state last week, Lamido said such policies on agriculture in the past failed to achieve their objectives. He cited lack of…

How farmers can increase food production…

How farmers can increase food production..Naija Intel

Livestock in Nigeria plays a big role in the livelihood of farmers and nutritional needs of the country.   Livestock also contributes to farming in many other ways.  Animals are used as draught power to pull plows or help weed farmland, and cow dung is an excellent fertilizer. With so much at stake, farmers could benefit from simple, yet highly efficient ways to increase the health and productivity of their livestock.  These factors are often compromised when animals roam free in open pasture, exposed to disease vectors and left to feed on unwholesome grasses and plants. One technique that can be…