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Conflict: Nearly 72m people face acute food insecurity in Nigeria, seven others–Report

•Says hunger used as weapon of war •Its 'a matter of life and death' in Nigeria •Calls for implementation of UNSCR 2417. Senator Iroegbu  The Action Against Hunger, the world's nonprofit hunger specialist has warned that nearly 72 million people in Nigeria and seven other seven other conflict-ridden countries face acute food insecurity. To this end,

Elections: WANEP sensitizes stakeholders on Farmers Manifesto in Bauchi State

•Urges politicians to mainstream, promote agriculture Senator Iroegbu and Godsgift Onyedinefu Ahead of the 2019 General elections in Nigeria, the West Africa Network for Peace Building (WANEP) has urged relevant stakeholders in the socio-economic and political sphere of the country to mainstream agricultural sector as a means of addressing the

Food Security: Over 1.5 million Nigerian households affected by Armyworm–FAO

•Leads to $268m loss in four States  Senator Iroegbu  The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), has said that an estimated 1.5 million households would be  affected by the Fall Armyworm (FAW), a pest, across some states in Nigeria. FAO in its latest report on Wednesday,  lamented that the FAW

FAO launches dry season emergency support in North-East

Babatunde Opalana  The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations (UN) has launched its dry season emergency livelihoods programme in the three States most affected by insurgency in Northeast Nigeria, with the goal to rapidly boost food production and strengthen communities’ resilience in the face of the crisis. Some 117,000

Ogbeh blames Police, Army, Customs for food crisis in Nigeria

...Paschal Okeke The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, has traced the root of excruciating inflation and food crisis in Nigeria to the doorsteps of the security agencies. Ogbe made these allegations on Thursday, before the Senate and House of Representatives Joint Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development at