oil palm

Nigeria’s investment in oil palm not matching population growth, POFON insists

Nigeria’s investment in oil palm not matching population growth, POFON insists

Chairman, Plantation Owners Forum of Nigeria (POFON) and Chief Executive Officer, Aden River Estates Limited, an agro-industrial subsidiary of Ibru Organisation, Mr Emmanuel Ibru, in a chat with journalists on the state of oil palm, cash crop production in the country, challenges, potentialities and need to get mobilised for industrial investments and revolution through oil palm production and other tree crops. By Jimoh Babatunde
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Okomu Oil Palm inaugurates record breaking 27 projects in 3 Edo LGs

Okomu Oil Palm inaugurates record breaking 27 projects in 3 Edo LGs

THE call by Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State on companies in the state to discharge their corporate social responsibility, CSR, to their host communities has started yielding dividends with the Okomu Oil Palm Company PLC, operating at Uhumwonde, Ovia South West and Ovia North East Local Government Areas, taking the lead by rolling out 27 projects in one plunge.

Alfred Ilenre; Saro-Wiwa’s other half, departs

Alfred Ilenre; Saro-Wiwa’s other half, departs

If Saro-Wiwa had a quiet, reflective side, Ilenre was it, often, you could see them together in Lagos; in those days, if you ran into Ilenre, Saro-Wiwa was not likely to be far away, or Ilenre could tell you what part of the world his bosom friend could be found

Malaysia never took oil palm seed from Nigeria

Malaysia never took oil palm seed from Nigeria

There has been notion among Nigerians that Malaysia came to Nigeria some years ago to get seedlings for oil palm which has placed the country as number one oil palm producing country while Nigeria lag behind in ranking. But this assertion was debunked recently by crop scientists when some select journalists, fellows of the Biosciences for Farming in Africa (B4FA,) were in the Nigerian Institute for Oil Palm Research (NIFOR). JIMOH BABATUNDE captured the presentations of Dr. (Mrs.) Christy Okwuagwu, the most senior crop scientist at the institute. Here is an excerpt.