Nigerian Custom seizes 102 Bags of Plastic Rice

The Federal Operations Unit, Ikeja, of the Nigeria Customs Service has intercepted 102 bags of plastic rice branded “Beat Tomato Rice’’ with no date of manufacture.
The Customs Area Controller of  F.O.U. Comptroller Mohammed Haruna, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday in Lagos.

50% Drop down in the price of Food in Lagos Market

Ahead of Christmas and New Year celebrations, prices of tomatoes and pepper have reduced by 55 per cent in most Lagos markets.

At Mile 12 and Iddo markets, a basket of tomatoes which previously cost N9,000 now sells for N5,000, while tatashe and chilli pepper cost N4, 500 and N4,000 respectively, as against N8,000 in November.

How we can Transform Nigeria through Youth Empowerment and Business Development

Making Nigeria a better place to live is not going to be a rocket science, neither is it going to be a governmental responsibility, but it will be solely on the strength of empowerment especially for the youth, those who still have the future of the nation in their hands, we need to equip them earlier before time in order to put a lasting end to the destructive system of running we have been used to in this nation.
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Lagos State Govt embark on Boosting Agro-Business

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Thursday said that investors willing to do business in the agric sector in the State can be rest assured of a ready market and returns on investment as the daily consumption of food items in the State is worth over N3billion daily.

10 Food by-products derived from Cassava

Cassava is one of the most consumed food in the world. 

Cassava is a woody perennial and branched shrub that can grow up to  5 metres in height. It has large, spirally arranged, lobed leaves of very variable forms. 
During growth, the shrubs produce several tuberous roots as reserves made of up to 35% starch which may reach up to 1 m in length and together may weigh up to 40 kg. 

Top 11 Commercial Farms in Nigeria - You should really visit to learn farming

These farms are highly mechanized and a good place to be for any individual, students or agricultural firms to learn the latest innovation and good experience about any aspect of farming.


Nigerian Undergraduate shares Photos of herself Processing Cassava to a Consumable stage by herself

A female final year student of the Ebonyi State University have got people praising her after she shared photos of herself processing cassava from start to finish.

Those who are into agriculture and farming, will agree with me that the procedure for the production of garri and processing of cassava is no small work at all....

People have been praising her online and some even asking if she is married so they can apply. lol.. See more photos below...

Naira can get to N1000 - $1 if things continues this way - Minister of Agric

Nigeria's Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, has sounded a warning that the naira could become totally worthless at the international stage if the status quo is maintained. 

Speaking on Wednesday in Abuja, he complained that the consumption of rice by Nigerians is on the rise and that a lot of people were not aware that rice had some degree of arsenic.

LAUTECH Researchers Begin Campaign For Adoption Of Food Crops

A team of lecturers in the Faculties of Food Science and Engineering, as well as their counterparts in Agricultural Sciences of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, have engaged in a sensitisation campaign aimed at popularising benefits of the Orange fleshed Sweet Potato (O.F.S.P), as crop and food in Oyo and Kwara States.

#Vegetables: Top 10+1 Nutritional Benefits of OKRA

Okra scientifically known as Abelmoschus esculentus, also Hibiscus esculentus is one delicacy many Nigerians`cherish and relish daily. 

From the Yorubas in Ogun to the Benins in Edo and the Igbos in Imo, Okra is one meal that graces their dinning table.

 A lot of people know exactly how to combine it with eba, fufu, amala or pounded yam, but that’s just about all they know about it. Many have no idea where Okra was first discovered, what you do to yourself when you eat okra or whether Okra is only known to Nigerians or white people also eat it.

Goodnews! Nigeria's First Ever Electric Rail Transport sets to kick start (See Photos)

The Calabar electric light rail is finally ready for inauguration. 
Built by Ponet TFZE, the train with a cruising speed of about 40 kilometres per hour, has 12 cars - 10 passenger and two equipment cars.

The multi-billion Naira Calabar Light rail project, the first in Nigeria, would soon be inaugurated by President Muhammadu Buhari.

The 12-car monorail system, when fully operational, would use an

Intamin P8 electric powered passenger shuttle train to convey passengers from Tinapa Resort, across Lake Tinapa to Calabar International Conference Centre (CICC).

What Most Farmes did not know about Cassava Farming

Cassava, botanically called  Manihot spp,  is a woody perennial and branched shrub that can grow up to  5 metres in height. It has large, spirally arranged, lobed leaves of very variable forms. 

During growth, the shrubs produce several tuberous roots as reserves made of up to 35% starch which may reach up to 1 m in length and together may weigh up to 40 kg. Cassava produces small, regular female and male flowers in small clusters. The shrub produces a form of non-fleshy fruit capsule.

Photos: See This Giant Pakistan Goat Cross Breed

This was seen online but really worrisome, is this an hybrid goat or Genetically modified goat?

This goat is far from normal, it was said to be a breed from Pakistan.

How do you see this?
I really don't like such breed though!

See Various Types of Insecticide and their Functions respectively

Insecticides  are substances that are used to mitigate or eradicate the invasion of insect pests which tend to  reduce the quantity and quality of crop in the farm.
 Insecticide can be organic or inorganic in nature, the organic type are the ones made from natural raw materials. 


The inorganic are the ones made from the combination of two or more chemical compounds. 
The organic are not toxic, they cheap and readily available but the inorganic are not cheap and toxic. They are harmful to man and the plants when not used as prescribed. 

The Impact of Olusegun Obasanjo's Government in Nigeria and Yoruba Land

Olusegun Obasanjo is the most performed and ever progressive leader we ever had in the history Nigeria since the time of our independence in 1960 till this present day.
Chief Olusegun Obasanjo is the first person to rule Nigeria under military and democratic government and he did well in both regime,

Here are some of the impact of Obasanjo regime as the president of Nigeria:

Obasanjo brought in GSM Mobile Telecommunication into Nigeria this is the greatest achievement any Nigerian leaders ever had so far.
Obasanjo launches Nigeria first sattelite space, Nigeria Sattelite 1 which ensure good internet and mobile telecommunication system.
The economy of Nigeria was improved under OBJ
Nigeria's GDP was growing by 7% under OBJ which was formerly 2% in 1999 when he took over from Abdusalam despite selling oil at $30 per barrel. Obasanjo raised Nigeria's Excess reserves from $2 billion in 1999 to $45 billion before he handed over the power to Yar'adua in 2007.
Obasanjo secured $18 billion debt pardon from London and Paris club. Under Obasanjo regime Nigeria debt was reduced from $35 billion to $5 billion. Obasanjo appealed for the admission of Nigeria into commonwealth nations after Nigeria was expelled from it during Abacha regime.
Stability of Democracy;
To ensure the stability of our young democracy in his first democratic regime
Obasanjo instituted compulsory retirement for Nigerian Military Generals which could plot a coup
and lead us back to military
Obasanjo built Nigeria's best and highest capacity stadium, the Abuja National Stadium.
Obasanjo formed anti-corruption agencies such as EFCC and ICPC
and were most effective under his administration than ever.
Power Sector;
Obasanjo increased our power generation capacity from 2500 in 1999 to 4000mw.
Reformation of banking;
Reformation and consolidation of Banking sector which reduces liquidation of banks, and produces more job for Nigerian youth.
Minimum wage;
Obasanjo increased minimum wage of Nigeria workers to #7,500
Oil sector;
Obasanjo formed the Nigeria National Petroleum Commission (NNPC).
OBJ built 2 refineries for Nigeria when he was the military president. He instituted the local content
initiative in the oil and gas sector this has created and is still creating more jobs for the people in the country.
Obasanjo encourages commercial farming by establishing his own
farm at Ota Ogun State which is a very good example for Nigerian to follow, he also incorporated the operation feed the nation, which as grealy facilitate agriculture and farming in Nigeria today.
Obasanjo created more Job opportunity than any other time in Nigeria's history with the Telecommunication.
Poverty Eradication programmes through National Poverty Eradication Program (NAPEP).
Federal Capital Territory (FCT);
Development of federal capital territory Abuja city under Mallam Nasir El Rufai as minister which revert the earlier set master plan.
Culture and tourism;
Obasanjo constructed Nigeria's National
theatre which gives the country good images around the world. He also organise FESTAC 77 which
showcase the cultural heritage of Nigeria to the world.
Health sector;
Obasanjo lunches National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) a corporate body established to provide access for all Nigerian and legal resident to effective, quanlitative and affordable
healthcare without financial barriers.
He reformed National Agency for Food and Drug
Administration and Control (NAFDAC) through Prof. Dora Akunyili, who was passionate about her job to tackle fake and illegal drugs in Nigeria.
Obasanjo establish Federal road maintenance agency (FERMA)
Upgrading of Nigeria security and civil defence Corps (NSCDC)
OBJ created enabling environment for investors into Nigeria.
Obasanjo has done so well for Nigeria but one of the major problems in this country is lack of continuity of good work from his successors.
Written by a Concerned Nigerian.

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