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West Africa: Nis Partners NUC for Migration Institute in West Africa

By Kuni Tyessi Abuja — Plan are underway by the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) to establish Migration Institution for West African Countries. The Comptroller General of the Service, Mohammed Babandede , who disclosed this, weekend, in Abuja during a meeting with the Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission, NUC, …

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How smuggling affects Kebbi paddy rice market fortunes

For some, Kebbi State is the rice capital of Nigeria. Home to hundreds of thousands of rice farmers with over 500,000 hectares of rice farmlands, the story of rice in the state is, however multidimensional. A first time visitor to any of the state’s large paddy rice markets will be …

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Kebbi State: Gov Bagudu At Interactive Session With Young Professionals

Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu says his administration will create the necessary platform upon which youth can give their contributions to the development of the State. Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu affirmed this when he hosted different young professionals from within and outside the state to a consultative session and Ramadan Breakfast …

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Kebbi State Gov’t to Spend N160m on Community Dev. Plans

  The Kebbi Government on Tuesday said it would spend over N160 million on development plans for 20 communities in the state. The plans were for the implementation of a World Bank supported programme for community and social development projects. The programme also targets youth empowerment and social intervention in …

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Nigeria importing poison not rice, says Kebbi governor

Abubakar Bagudu, Kebbi state governor, has condemned the continuous importation of rice into the country, describing it as the importation of poison. Bagudu is the chairman, presidential task force on rice and wheat production. He told journalists on Sunday in Birnin-Kebbi that the imported rice, auctioned by different countries, was …

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Kebbi: 78000 rice farmers benefit from CBN’s Anchor Borrowers Programme – RIFAN

0 At least 78,000 rice farmers in Kebbi State have benefitted from the CBN’s Anchor Borrowers Programme (ABP), an official of Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN) in the state has said. Chairman of RIFAN in the state, Alhaji Mohamed Sahabi, told newsmen in Birnin-Kebbi on Sunday that rice farmers …

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We are importing poison, not rice, Kebbi gov warns

The chairman, Presidential Taskforce on Rice and Wheat Production, Governor Abubakar Bagudu of Kebbi State, has condemned the continuous importation of rice into the country, describing it as importation of poison. Bagudu told journalists on Sunday, in Birnin-Kebbi, that the imported rice, auctioned by different countries, was no longer good …

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A tale of Kebbi rice farmers-turned millionaires

Given the rich harvest recorded by rice farmers in Kebbi State between last year and now, many of them are smiling to the banks as millionaires. The chairman of the Rice Farmers Association in Kebbi State, Alhaji Sahabi Augie, told our correspondent that they had witnessed an influx of buyers …

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Paddies of promise

New financing mechanisms are helping to increase rice production in Nigeria. The country has a long way to go, however, before it has the milling capacity and irrigation systems needed to become self-sufficient, and can begin seeking export markets.  For Namadina Jega, testing the limits of the proverb “hard work …

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