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NGO says Nigeria can end rice importation by 2020 

Rice importation into Nigeria would end by 2020, the Policy Adviser of the John Kufuor Foundation (JKF), Hon. Abraham Dwuma, has said. He also said that Africa Rice...

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Nigeria can end rice importation by 2020- NGO

Policy Adviser, John Kufuor Foundation (JKF), Hon. Abraham Dwuma, says rice importation into Nigeria would end by 2020 due to the country’s potentials in rice...

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Has Nigeria made sufficient progress in reducing rice importation?

I would say there is no progress until the government introduces a policy that will favour the masses and not the elite. The government has no business doing...

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FG faults US agency’s report on Nigeria rice importation 

The Federal Government on Tuesday said there was no truth in the United States Department of Agriculture’s World Markets and Trade Report that claimed that Nigeria...

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Nigeria’s rice importation rises by 400,000 tonnes – US Trade Report

Nigeria imported three million metric tonnes of rice in 2018, which is 400,000 metric tonnes more than the quantity of the product imported in 2017, according to the...

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Lagos faults border closure against rice importation

The Special Adviser on Food Security to Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State, Sanni Okanlawon, has urged the Federal Government to apply caution concerning plans to...

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Rice importation: You lied, Thailand Ambassador tells Audu Ogbeh

  By Omotilewa Quadri  The Ambassador of Thailand to Nigeria, Wattana Kunwongse, has denied a claim by the Minister of Agriculture, Audu Ogbeh, that rice mills...

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Ogbeh: Rice importation dropped by 95%

By Patience Danjuma  The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, on Thursday said that the importation of rice into the country has dropped by...

Rice importation dips in 2018, says CBN

Rice importation drops to 21,000 MT from 644,131MT in two years

The Federal Government yesterday said rice importation from Thailand had dropped from 644,131 Metric Tonnes to about 21,000 MT between September 2015 and September 2017....

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Don’t lift ban on rice importation, farmers tell FG

By Patience Danjuma  The Chairman of Rice Farmers in Daura, Katsina State, Alhaji Jamilu Ibrahim, has called on the Federal Government not to lift the ban on the...

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Local rice production saves Nigeria N216bn from importation, says BOA

The Executive Director, Risk Management and Finance, Bank of Agriculture (BOA), Prince Niyi Akenzua, says Nigeria has saved over N216 billion from the importation of...

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Rice importation to end as local production hits 15 million tonnes

The importation of rice by Nigerians may soon come to an end as local rice production in Nigeria has now reached 15 million metric tonnes annually, the government has...