September 24, 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….

Nigerian Farmers earn $136 million from cassava export to China

THE cassava production initiative of the Federal Government has started to yield the expected dividend as farmers may have earned $136 million (about N2 billion) from the produce exported to china in the last few months. The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina said in Abuja yesterday that the country has so far exported 1.1million metric tone of Cassava chips to China adding that farmers have earned close to $136million from the export of the product to China. The Minister said it was sad that Nigeria was spending a whooping N5.6billion annually on importation of Wheat flour,…

NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT PUMPS N460M FOR CASSAVA VALUE CHAIN PROGRAMME

The Federal Government has committed the sum of N460 million for the implementation of the national cassava value chain programme , aimed at maximizing cassava industrial potentials. Meanwhile, the Lagos state government has assured graduates of course I and II of its Agricultural Youth Empowerment Scheme, AGRIC-YES, that their empowerment fund would be ready soon for disbursement as its being delay as a result of due process. On the cassava value chain programme, Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Akinwunmi Adeshina, disclosed the amount at the flag off of cassava value chain programme in Lagos held at Lagos State…

Nigeria Plans To Boost Food Supply By 20 Million Tons in 3 years

Nigeria, which spends $10 billion a year importing wheat, sugar, rice and fish, plans to boost domestic food production by 20 million metric tons by 2015, according to the country’s agriculture ministry. Rice output will climb by 2 million tons in the period, while sorghum will advance by 1 million tons, Akinwunmi Adesina, the agriculture minister, said at a conference in London yesterday. The country also plans to boost cassava production by 17 million tons in a bid to reduce its reliance on wheat imports. Nigeria was the third-largest importer of U.S. wheat in the 2011-12 marketing year that ended…