Save our fishes from imminent death, Camp 74 fish farmers cry out to Okowa in SOS

Save our fishes from imminent death, Camp 74 fish farmers cry out to Okowa in SOS

Fish ponds in Camp 74, Anwai River, Asaba, Delta state Nigeria. The Association of Camp 74 Fish Farmers, Anwai Road, Oshimili South Local Government, Asaba has sent a Save-our Soul message to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State calling for an urgent intervention so as to avert imminent occurrence that is threatening their investments in fish farming. The Association expressed their concern and appeal in a message titled: “Appeal To Create Favourable Environment for Fish…

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Ruga: South East Govs strike deal with herdsmen

Ruga: South East Govs strike deal with herdsmen

South East Governors have reached an agreement with Miyetti Allah following federal government’s proposal for the establishment of Ruga settlements in some states. The South East Governors Forum said the proposed deal was struck with members of the Miyetti Allah as panecea to achieving lasting peace among farmers and herdsmen. Chairman of the South East Governors Forum and Governor of Ebonyi State, Chief David Umahi, said there was no plan for any Ruga settlement in…

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Food providers make case for 10% budgetary allocation to agriculture

Food providers make case for 10% budgetary allocation to agriculture

The case has been made for a minimum of 10 per cent of total annual budgets to be allocated to agriculture in fulfillment of the 10 per cent Maputo Declaration Commitment. Also, the case was made for women, especially the Small holder Women farmers, to be involved in the agricultural budgeting processes, as these groups constitute a highest level of farmers in the country. The calls were part of other cases made recently at a…

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Farmers lose 70 hectares of rice farm to flood in Anambra

Farmers lose 70 hectares of rice farm to flood in Anambra

By Chimezie Anaso A cluster of five farmers’ cooperative societies in Umuuzu, Ogbaru Local Government Area (LGA), Anambra State, has lamented the loss of about 70 hectres of rice farms to flood disaster. Mr Christopher Okwuosa, the Chairman of the cluster who disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Awka, listed them as Ikedi, Onyedikachi, Chioma, Chukwubuzo and Ofuobi cooperative societies. The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) had earlier said…

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Southern, Middle Belt leaders reject building ranches with taxpayers’ money

Southern, Middle Belt leaders reject building ranches with taxpayers’ money

By Temidayo Akinsuyi Leaders of the Southern and Middle Belt parts of the country under the aegis of the Southern and Middle Belt Leaders’ Forum have condemned the decision of the Federal Government to spend N170 billion taxpayers’ money to build ranches for herdsmen in the country. They, however, said it is good development that the Federal Government has finally realised that open grazing is archaic and does not conform with modern best practices where…

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Delta show cases strides in agriculture, commits N508m to oil palm, to stimulate rice, livestock, aquatic farming

Delta show cases strides in agriculture, commits N508m to oil palm, to stimulate rice, livestock, aquatic farming

The Delta State Government has spent the sum of N313 million in the development of oil palm production from 2016 to 2017, according to the Commissioner for Agriculture and Natural Resources, Chief Austin Chikezie. The Commissioner made this known today at the on-going Ministerial Press Briefing when he presented the activities and achievements of his Ministry, at the Conference Hall of the Ministry of Information, Asaba. While stating that the oil palm development scheme was…

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Political rice, ministerial lies, food insecurity

Political rice, ministerial lies, food insecurity

By Soni Ehi Asuelimen Most times, we seem to be carried away by dissipating too much time on mundane issues than on substance. This is why the lies of two ministers over claim that Thailand is shutting down most of its rice milling plants because of the brazen lie that tremendous local rice production is responsible.  We were expected to applaud the Mohammadu Buhari administration for the phantom miracle. I know some have decided to…

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I’ll return as Governor in 2019, says Okowa, warns that herdsmen/farmers’ clash is threat to food security

I’ll return as Governor in 2019, says Okowa, warns that herdsmen/farmers’ clash is threat to food security

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa and his Deputy, Barrister Kingsley Otuaro at the Media briefing. “I know I am returning in 2019, I am coming back with my deputy, by God’s grace,” a confident and prayerful Dr. Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa declared Wednesday morning inside the Press Centre, Government House, Asaba, where he hosted journalists at the quarterly media briefing. Answering questions from journalists during the question and answer session of the briefing, the governor said he was…

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Help! Fulani Herdsmen take over Delta community, charge farmers levy to enter farms, Okowa cries out, as AIG Zone ‘5’ keeps mum on herdsmen menace in Edo/Delta

Help! Fulani Herdsmen take over Delta community, charge  farmers levy to enter farms, Okowa cries out, as AIG Zone ‘5’ keeps mum on herdsmen menace in Edo/Delta

Governor Okowa welcomes AIG Zone 5,Rasheed Akintunde to his office. bY Omon-Julius Onabu in Asaba The worrisome issue of frequent attacks on farmers in numerous communities in Delta State by Fulani herdsmen may have taken a new dimension as the herdsmen have reportedly taken over some communities and demanding toll from farmers wishing to have access to their farms. Three communities out of the seven in a particular clan in the Urhobo speaking area of…

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DTSG signs Joint Venture Agreement for  Multi-Billion Naira Agro Industrial Park

DTSG signs Joint Venture Agreement for  Multi-Billion Naira Agro Industrial Park

  Delta State Government is to partner with the private investors to establish a multi-billion naira agor-industrial park in the state. The move, a fulfillment of the Governor Ifeanyi Okowa administration’s commitment to harness agricultural potentials of the state for its socio-economic development saw the elated Governor in a speech shortly after a Joint Venture agreement was signed on Wednesday, 14/2/2018, between Mirai Technology Limited, Norsworthy Investment Limited and the Delta State Government in Asaba,…

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