Nigeria’s palm wine tappers face uphill task

Every morning, Wilson Ovwiroro leaves home early to paddle a wooden canoe into thick rainforest in southern Nigeria, where he taps raffia trees, making palm wine from their fermented sap.…

Seven things that can damage kidney

Our kidneys are small but powerful bean-shaped organs that perform many important functions in the body system. The kidney is responsible for filtering waste products, releasing hormones that regulate blood…

FG to begin mechanised farming in 632 LGAs

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Alhaji Muhammad Nanono, has stated that the ministry would begin agricultural mechanisation programme in 632 Local Government Areas in the country. The policy,…

Warn Nigerians against using paracetamol to cook, Reps tell NAFDAC

The House of Representatives has called on the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control to sensitise Nigerians against using paracetamol to boil meat. At the plenary on…

Growing alarm at desert locust swarms in East Africa

There’s growing alarm in East Africa about huge swarms of desert locusts which are spreading across the region. One swarm in Kenya was reported to be 40km (25 miles) wide.…

Farmers encroach on 138,000 hectares of forest reserves in Ondo – Akeredolu

Gov. Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State on Tuesday said that about 138,000 hectares of government forest reserves had been encroached upon for farming in the state. Akeredolu, represented by the…

Border closure not effective in the North, residents lament

The directive of the federal government to shut all land borders across the federation was only effective in the south, THISDAY has learnt. In Badagry in Lagos State, Idi Iroko…

Nigeria records decline in agro export rejection

The number of queries and rejection cases of exported agricultural produce from Nigeria has been witnessing a steady decline, the Nigerian Agricultural Quarantine Agency and farmers have said. It was…

CES 2020: Pork made from plants launched by Impossible Foods

A plant-based pork substitute has been launched in Las Vegas by one of the leading “alternative meat” producers. Impossible Foods, the firm behind the Impossible Burger, says it hopes to appeal…

Dubai – 20 reasons to visit in 2020

Dubai is a city where innovation sits comfortably with heritage and tradition. Its blend of futuristic design, combined with a rich culture and stunning location, is alluring enough. Add to…