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Mr. Joseph Overo is the President of the Nigerian Trawler Owners Association (NITOA), a body of trawler owners fishing in the Nigerian territorial waters. In this interview with journalists that included Correspondent, OYENIRAN APATA, he speaks restrictions and impediments to fish production and other issues....

Nigerian farmers and stakeholders in agribusiness have stressed the need for the Federal Government to restructure the Bank of Agriculture (BOA) over strenuous processes involved in accessing loans meant to empower the nation’s agric industry. Rising at the end of a dialogue organised by the National Association of Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture...

By Funmi Falobi,  Lagos Stakeholders in the agriculture sector have urged the Federal Government and financial institutions to make access to funding easy in order to improve agric business in Nigeria. They made the submission at the 2015 conference on agriculture held in Lagos and organised by the NECA’s Network of Entrepreneurial Women (NNEW) with the theme “Financing...

Stories by Oyeniran Apata,  Lagos The price increases experienced by Nigerians as a result of the petroleum crisis and Ramadan have continued to abate, according to a market survey. Prices of fruits and vegetables that hit an all time high beginning May all through the greater part of June experienced a respite. A Daily Independent market survey of Mile 12 and Oba TT...

By Chibuzor Emejor,  Abuja   The Director General of the Standards Organisation of Nigeria [SON], Dr. Joseph Odumodu, announced on Wednesday that...

By Oyediran Apata,  Lagos   About 70 per cent of Nigerians representing 7 in 10 people are now working in Agricultural sector. The Chairman Candel Company Limited, Mr. Charles Anudu stated this in Lagos during the week at the commissioning of the first ever Nigeria Agrochemicals Manufacturing plant located at Lekki Free Zone. According to Anudu, there was need for...

10 members of the Tomatoes Sellers Association of Nigeria, Mile 12 market, Lagos have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Growth and Employment Service in States (GEMS4) on the use of Good Handling Practices (GHP). The MoU was informed by the need to improve the process of handling perishables in Nigeria as the GEMS4 project which is funded by the World...

By Sylvester Enoghase and Phillip Oladunjoye, Lagos   The Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA) has reiterated its commitment to supporting the Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) to boost agric value. The National President of the association, Chief Bassey Edem, made the pledge in his maiden address to members...

In an effort to sensitise and encourage Nigerian women tap into the different funding initiatives for agro-entrepreneurs, the Network of Entrepreneurial Women (NNEW) plans to hold a conference on financing in the agric sector. Aptly tagged, “Financing Agriculture” NNEW’s Acting Executive Secretary, Mrs. Adedamola Lawal in a statement stated that the objective of...

By Oyediran Apata - Lagos   An Ex-President of the Ogun State Council of Chambers of Commerce, Mines and Agriculture, Alhaji Sakirudeen Labode, has stated that the failure of the Federal government to put in place enabling laws led to the collapse of the cassava flour initiative. Speaking in an interview with Daily Independent, the Ex-OGUNCIMA President said the...