The Chairman, National Fertiliser Technical Committee, Ministry of Agriculture, Professor Victor Chude, has declared that the Federal Government has no plan of removing fertiliser subsidy now as alleged in some media reports.
Chude disclosed this recently in an inte
rview on the sidelines of the 2nd Annual West African Fertiliser Stakeholders Forum in Abuja.
The Chief Executive Officer of Erisco Foods Limited, Eric Umeofia, has described as false the news making the rounds that indigenous tomato manufacturers were mopping up the commodity thereby creating scarcity and the spike in the price of tomato across the country.
He attributed the development to the lack of federal government’s Initiatives to support tomato farmers during the off season, as well as against the emergence of Tuta absoluta, a devastating tomato pest currently ravaging the crop.
Most people suffering with eating disorders in Japan are not receiving any medical or psychological support.
This is according to doctors.
The Japan Society for Eating Disorders which claimed that the health system is failing hundreds of thousands of sufferers, also says the pressure on girls, in particular, to be thin has “gone too far”.
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency recently discovered 193 wraps of cocaine inside packs of sweets at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport Lagos.
Anti-narcotics officials reportedly discovered the substance, which tested positive to cocaine and weighed 3.230kgs, in the luggage of a 24- year-old female passenger from Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
NDLEA commander at the Lagos Airport, Ahmadu Garba, said the suspect, One Igbinoba Uche Rose who hails from Edo State, was found in possession of the drug while a suspected member of the drug cartel in Lagos was successfully traced and apprehended.
The Jos-based NASCO Group of Companies in Nigeria has reportedly secured an approval to export 19 products under the ECOWAS Trade Liberalisation Scheme (ETLS).
This is according to its marketing consultant, Haroun Audu who revealed in Jos that the ECOWAS’ approval was a major breakthrough in Nigeria’s search for a favourable balance of trade.
According to Audu, the firm applied for 19 products and all of them met the standards for which NASCO has collected “open-ended certificates from ETLS” to export. He said the certification, which was NASCO’s first-ever ETLS certificate, had no expiry date.
Minister of State, Agriculture and Rural Development, Heineken Lokpobiri, has declared that African countries are now dumping ground for poisonous and expired food which are imported. Lokpobiri made the statement recently during a press conference.
According to him, African countries had suffered serious setbacks in the agricultural sector as most food exporters in Europe and Asia had taken advantage of the food crisis and poverty in Africa to ship in food not healthy for human consumption.
The Lagos State Commissioner for Agriculture, Toyin Suarau has reiterated the resolve of the State government to increase the aggregate food supply of the State from less than 15% to 25% within the next four years through various projects and programmes.
Suarau disclosed this while giving account of achievements of the Ministry of Agriculture at a press briefing to commemorate the first year in office of the Governor Akinwunmi Ambode led administration in Lagos.