FG backs ban on foreign rice in Ebonyi.

By Emeka Mamah ABAKALIKI—

The Federal Government says it is in support of the ban on the sale of foreign rice in Ebonyi State. Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State had banned the sale of imported rice in the state, saying that this was to encourage local production of the commodity. Continue reading

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Ebonyi bans sale of foreign rice, to begin seizure

The Ebonyi State government has set up a task force to move into markets and confiscate foreign rice found in them.

The state governor, David Umahi, who had earlier pronounced a ban on rice imported into Nigeria, disclosed this while performing Continue reading

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Anambra Schools Must Wear Igbo Attires To Promote Igbo Culture & Tradition

The Executive Governor of Anambra State Chief Willie Obiano has declared this afternoon that henceforth, “Pupils and Students of Primary and Secondary Schools in the state are to dress to school every Wednesday in Igbo traditional attire,and mandatory use Igbo as a language of communication.”

Gov Obiano gave the directive during a ceremony to mark the relaunch of “Subakwa Igbo” in the State, at the Prof Dora Akunyili Women Dev Center, Awka. He used the opportunity to donate a bus to the organization to enhance their operations and activities. Continue reading

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Nigerians groan as prices of foodstuff skyrocket

By Ebun Sessou & Jumoke Kolawole

The current economic recession in the country occasioned by the fall in the prices of oil in the international market has dealt a devastating blow on Nigerians. Following the depreciation of the naira against the dollar among other economic challenges, Rice Nigerian families now grapple with astronomical prices of essential commodities in the country. Everybody is complaining. Continue reading

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Anambra hits 210, 000mt target in rice production

Awka – The Commissioner for Agriculture in Anambra, Mr Afam Mbanefo, said on Monday that the state has reached its target of achieving self-sufficiency in rice production.

Mbanefo made the disclosure at a Commodity Alliance Forum/Consultative meeting organised by the state Value Chain Development Programme (VCDP) in Awka. The commissioner recalled Continue reading

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A total of 119,320 farmers have registered with the Agric Control Centre of the Anambra State Ministry of Agriculture, Mechanization Processing and Export as at November this year. 

The Center was established by the state government for proper identification and coordination of genuine farmers, monitoring of their farming activities and for easy trace of their farm locations in the state. Continue reading

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