News

17
Sep

Boosting the Nigerian Economy Using the 2013 Federal Budget for Agriculture

The Budget of the Federal Republic of Nigeria or the Appropriation Act is enacted and signed in to law by the National Assembly and the President respectively. This national document guides government spending throughout the year. It represents the government’s intentions and political will to effect developmental changes in the society at large. Oftentimes priorities […]

17
Sep

The Voices for Food Security (VFS) Campaign heartily commends the Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and particularly the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development for the giant stride of turning one of Nigeria’s major staple crops (yam) into an exportable cash crop as part of the move to diversify the economy and […]

17
Sep

NANTS position on the recent Nigeria-China Currency Swap

The National Association of Nigerian Traders (NANTS) has examined the recent Nigeria-China currency swap deal which has been in the pipeline since 2016 and was finally consummated on April 27, 2018. WE recall specifically that that on April 13, 2016, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Ltd […]

31
Aug

Ending Farmers-Herdsmen Conflicts in Nigeria

The Federal Government has commenced nationwide consultations with community, traditional, religious and opinion leaders (led by the Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo (SAN)) towards ending the incessant farmers-herdsmen conflict in Nigeria. NANTS notes that violent conflicts between nomadic herders from northern Nigeria and sedentary farming communities in the central and southern zones have escalated in […]

24
Jul

Program on Advocacy Policy Dialogue on Standard Weights and Measures along Rice and Cassava Value Chain in Ogun, Anambra and Ebonyi States

The Value Chain Development Program (VCDP) recognizes the need to adopt the use of quality norms, grades and standards in the marketing of rice and cassava products because of the great challenges being experienced in this sector which borders on trust.  To a large extent VCDP has promoted the use of standard weights and measures […]

21
May

Lessons for Africa in the CFTA before Crucifying Nigeria’s President

Nigeria did not sign on to the framework arising from the negotiations of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), which held in Kigali – Rwanda precisely on the 21st March 2018. There have been several blames, lamentations and castigations (some constructive though) that have resonated the entire media space till this date even casting […]