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CBN Disburses N615bn to Farmers in 2018

    By Tony Obiechina  The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has released a total of N615.43 billion to participating banks under the Commercial Agriculture Credit Scheme (CACS) as at August 2018 for disbursement to farmers since the inception of the scheme. The fund was for a total 568 projects. …

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Niger to spend N91m on Cattle Tracking Devices

From Dan Amasingha, Minna Following cases of incessant cattle rustling that triggers herders and communal clashes, Niger state government has earmarked the sum of  N91million  to install tracking devices on cattle to curb the trend. Commissioner for  Livestock and fisheries, Alhaji  Zackari  Bawa disclosed this while speaking on plans by …

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Ortom: No Going Back on Anti- Open Grazing Law

  Govt Arrests 200 Herders, Convicts 49, Jails 20 500,000 Farmers Displaced By Gabriel Atumeyi In a rare comprehensive appraisal of the ‘Open Grazing Prohibition and Ranch Development Law’ being implemented in Benue state since November 2017, the State Governor, Samuel Ortom has declared that there was no going back …

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UniAgric Makurdi Matriculates 5,069 Students

Federal University of Agriculture Makurdi, UAM has matriculated 5,069 Students in the 2017/2018 academic Session. Performing the matriculation ceremony Thursday, at the South-Core Campus, Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Richard Kimbir urged the Students to set their priorities right  and imbibe the spirit of commitment, determination and discipline so …

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CBN Loans 33,000 Farmers  

  By Tony Obiechina   No fewer than 33,974 rice farmers in Zamfara state are to benefit from the Anchor Borrowers loan of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). The Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN) in Zamfara said on Thursday that the farmers have gone through biometric data capturing …

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