Nigeria gunmen abduct 73 students from northwest high school

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Kidnapping for ransom by armed gangs has become a grim trend in northwest and central Nigeria, with around 1,000 students snatched this year Nigerian gunmen on Wednesday kidnapped 73 students after storming a high school in the northwest of the country in the latest in a series of mass abductions targeting pupils. Kidnapping for ransom […]

The changing face of farming in Nigeria

Nigerian farmer Linda Sheknami Auta is remarkable. Ms Auta is among a small group of women changing the face of agriculture in Nigeria, a country where 95 per cent of farms are run by men. She grows rice, maize and soybeans on a 20-hectare leased property in Niger, a state in the country’s Middle Belt […]

Nigeria kidnap: Gunmen seize 140 schoolchildren in Kaduna state

Gunmen in Nigeria have kidnapped at least 140 schoolchildren in the north-west of the country, police say. At least eight people were also abducted from the National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Centre in Zaria early on Sunday morning. Two nurses and a 12-month-old child were among those seized, said a hospital worker. There has been a […]

1 student fatally shot in new abduction in Nigeria s north

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) A student has been fatally shot at a school in northern Nigeria as gunmen abducted eight students and two lecturers in yet another violent attack on an educational institution in the country, authorities said Friday. Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs Samuel Aruwan said in a statement that the […]

From Nigeria to Brazil ‘halo’ crops reap pandemic profits

Freshly washed ginger plant bulbs are seen at a market in Kaduna, Nigeria. April 30, 2021. Picture taken April 30, 2021. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

“If I had the capital, I’d plant more. People are looking for ginger now, and there is not enough,” she said at her five hectare farm on the outskirts of Kaduna. As the pandemic rages, people around the world have sought to guard against illness by turning to so-called halo foods. While scientists have dismissed […]

Institute tasks southwest governors, farmers on irrigation farming system | The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News

Institute tasks southwest governors, farmers on irrigation farming system | The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News

The Institute of Agricultural Research and Training, (IAR&T) Ibadan, Oyo State has advised Governors and farmers in the Southwest region to embrace irrigation farming system without further delay.  Executive Director of the institute, Professor Veronica Obatolu disclosed this while declaring open a one-day consultation workshop on irrigation development with the theme “Farmer-led irrigation and agricultural […]

‘Nigeria is next big destination for African market’ | The Nation News

'Nigeria is next big destination for African market' | The Nation News

A very fundamental factor for survival is food. This is why nations strive to attain food security. But this requires countries’ increasing their farm yields. OCP Nigeria, a sub-set of OCP Group, a fertiliser producing company with headquarters in Morrocco, is partnering the Federal Government, through Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA), in developing the ammonia […]

Beaten and cowering, kidnapped Nigerian students beg for help

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A view shows one of the hostels where gunmen abducted students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, in Kaduna, Nigeria March 12, 2021 Reuters 39 students are missing after gunmen stormed the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization in Kaduna state overnight on Thursday A video of some of the students kidnapped from a college […]