The Nigeria Customs Service has announced the seizure of 34 containers of rice smuggled through the Tin Can Island port.
Nigeria consumes a minimum of N1.2bn worth of rice every day, the Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria stated on Wednesday. RIFAN said its findings also showed that virtually all rice consumed across the country were cultivated and processed locally.
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has projected that Nigeria will be the world second largest rice buyer in 2019. China is predicted to be the world’s largest buyer. “On an annual basis, consumption and residual use is projected higher in 2018/19 in Angola, Benin, Burkina-Faso, Cambodia, Cote d’Ivoire, Cuba, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Kenya, […]
The Federal Government says it will shut down the land border between Nigeria and a neighbouring country in a few days time to avoid smuggling of foreign rice into the country. The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Audu Ogbeh, made the disclosure in Abuja on Monday while speaking with youths in a leadership clinic […]
The federal government has cautioned Nigerians over the unhealthy status of imported rice smuggled into the country. At a media briefing in Lagos on Monday, Lai Mohammed, minister of information, said the government could not guarantee the healthy status of the rice having spent months on the high seas and warehouses. He appealed to Nigerians […]
The Nigerian Customs on Monday has seized 6,206 bags of foreign parboiled rice in Lagos worth over N105,000,000 in cash. Deputy Comptroller, Nigerian Customs, Mr. Dauda Ashigye and Comptroller Mohammed U. Garba briefed the Nigerian press on the seized bags of rice in Lagos. Smugglers have continued to make series of attempts to flood Nigeria […]
A multi-million Naira Youth Farming Initiative that will engage teeming unemployed Nigerian graduates in rice farming has been launched by the Dangote Rice Limited (www.Dangote.com) in Kogi State. This is even as the Company prepares to hit the market with One million metric tons of Dangote rice in 2018. The Dangote Youth Rice Farm project, […]
The National Bureau of Statistics said the average price of imported rice decreased by 7.22 per cent, as one kilogramme was sold for N250.30 in April from N418.71 in March. The NBS stated this in its“Selected Food Price watch data for April 2017” released on Tuesday in Abuja. It, however, stated that the average price […]
Niger to produce one million metric tonnes of Rice in dry season farming Olabode Adaramola Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello has said that adequate provision has been made to enable rice farmers in the state produce one million metric tonnes of rice by the end of this year’s dry season. He said this […]
Dangote Group to Invest over N53billion in Rice, Sugar Production Barring any last minute change in decision, the Dangote Group of Companies is set to further expand its business by investing over N53 billion in the production of rice and sugar in Nasarawa State. The President of the company, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, disclosed this on […]