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Following the suspension of strike by members of Foods and Cattle dealers Association transportation of foods to the South West through Kwara State previously blocked Jebba and Niger border axis have resumed. The blockage of food to the South was a means deployed by the North to send a subtle warning to other parts of Nigeria to stop the harassment and intimidation of the Fulanis. The Coordinator of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Kwara...

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The Amalgamated Union of Foodstuff and Cattle Dealers of Nigeria (AUFCDN) said its leaders have been invited by the Department of State Services for blocking the supply of foodstuffs and cattle from the North to the South. The General Secretary of the union, Ahmed Alaramma, said this at a press conference in Abuja on Monday, adding that the President of the association, Mohammed Tahir, was currently with the DSS. The blockade of food to the...

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ILORIN — No fewer than 96,000 pupils in classes one to three are to benefit from the Home Grown School Feeding Programme (HGSFP) in Kwara. Mrs. Basheera AbdulRazaq, the Kwara Focal Person for the National Social Investments Programmes (NSIP), disclosed this on Thursday in Ilorin at one-day training for independent monitors. No fewer than 100 independent monitors attended the programme “No fewer than 4,500 rural women have been medically screened and are ready for the...

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Traders transacting business in farm produce in Lau main Market, headquarters of Lau Local Government council of Taraba State have decried the increase of prices of foodstuffs despite the agrarian nature of the area. Findings in the market show that a bag of Maize which was sold at ten thousand naira (N10, 000) a few months ago now attracts eighteen thousand naira (N18, 000), a bag of Guinea-corn is sold for sixteen thousand naira (N16,...

The 2021 Feed and Read programme was launched in Adamawa with Deputy Governor of the state Chief Crowther Seth restated state government commitment to giving quality education to children in Adamawa. The Feed and Read programme was launched by the American University of Nigeria Yola, in early 2015, and sponsored by Friends of Nigeria and Atiku Abubakar Institute for Development, supported by the Adamawa State government and some individuals. Represented by the Director-General Sustainable Development...

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said Sweden has donated 460 million naira towards fighting acute malnutrition in Borno, Adamawa, and Yobe states. The agency in a statement said it has received the contribution from the Swedish International Development to stop acute malnutrition in three states of the Northeast. The statement added that “The contribution will help protect children from other opportunistic infections that may arise from suppressed immune systems and will support the...

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President Muhammadu Buhari has assured Nigerians that his administration will keep a keen eye on food inflation in the New Year. Malam Garba Shehu, the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, in a statement, said Buhari gave the assurance at the fifth regular meeting with the Presidential Economic Advisory Council held on Tuesday at the State House, Abuja. Buhari directed that the CBN “must not give money to import food. Already, about seven...

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By Abba Dukawa, Contributing Reporter _____ Nigeria has not sufficiently improved its capacity toward attaining self food reliance, almost two years since  Buhari’s  administration ordered the closure of  Nigeria’s land borders. The policy of shutting it border is to achieved food security, curtail the importation of drugs and proliferation of small arms which threaten the country security. Unfortunately, the shutting of land borders has failed to stop the flow of arms into the country. Insurgents,...

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Some farmers under the aegis of the Cassava Growers Association of Nigeria (NCGA) have allayed fears of an impending shortage of cassava in 2021, due to inability to access government intervention funds. A member of the association, Yemi Williams told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in an interview on Saturday in Lagos that farmers’ inability to access the government’s N19.7 billion promised in 2019, is projected to cause the anticipated shortage. “As part of...

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Some residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have lamented the recent hike in the price of onions in the market, saying that most homes are doing with little or no onions in their meals The residents, who spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Abuja, said that the prices of onions had gone beyond the reach of the average Nigerian. Adullahi Ahmed, an onion seller in the popular Karu market,...

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