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One-third of Sudan’s population faces hunger crisis

One-third of Sudan’s population faces hunger crisis

More than 30 percent of Sudan’s people are currently facing a food crisis because of the compounding affects of climate shocks, political turmoil, and rising global food prices. A joint report by the United Nation’s World Food Programme (WFP) and [...]

June 17, 2022 Africa, Food
WFP suspends part of its food aid in South Sudan as funds dry up

WFP suspends part of its food aid in South Sudan

The United Nations’ World Food Programme (WFP) has suspended part of its food aid in South Sudan due to a funding shortage – heightening the risk of starvation for 1.7 million people. The move to suspend aid will affect almost [...]

June 15, 2022 Africa, Food
What Russia’s advance in east Ukraine means for food security

What Russia’s advance in east Ukraine means for food security

Cutting Ukraine off from its most fertile land and main export hub will have long-term repercussions on global food exports, analysts say. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has sent food commodity prices soaring in March to the highest levels ever recorded, bringing to [...]

April 23, 2022 Food
‘Food diplomacy’: EU plans to counter Russia in MENA, Balkans

‘Food diplomacy’: EU plans to counter Russia in MENA, Balkans

The EU aims to address rising wheat and fertiliser prices and expected shortages in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and the Balkans with “food diplomacy” to counter Russia’s narrative on the impact of its Ukraine invasion. Food insecurity [...]

April 13, 2022 Food
19.4 million Nigerians to face food insecurity by August 2022

19.4 million Nigerians to face food insecurity by August 2022

About 19.4 million people will face food insecurity across Nigeria between June and August 2022, a report by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation has said. The report, processed in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development -FMARD and other [...]

March 12, 2022 Food
Global food prices hit 10-year peak —FAO

Global food prices hit 10-year peak — FAO

Food prices surged in September due to tightening of supply and robust demand, the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) has reported. The FAO, which tracks monthly changes in the international prices of commonly-traded food commodities, said its Food [...]

October 9, 2021 Agriculture, Food
NEMA Distributes Inputs To 32,557 Flood Affected Niger State Farmers

NEMA Distributes Inputs To Flood Affected Niger Farmers

National Emergency Management Agency ( NEMA) on Thursday began distributing farm inputs to 32,557 farmers affected by the 2020 flood disaster in Niger. NEMA’s Director-General, Alhaji Mustapha Ahmed, who launched the distribution of the inputs to the beneficiaries in Minna [...]

September 18, 2021 Food, Human rights
Security crisis drives up Nigeria’s food worries

Security crisis drives up Nigeria’s food worries

Rice farmer Donald Amokaha spends his days weeding a temporary plot outside the city of Makurdi, on the fringes of the Benue river in Nigeria’s agricultural heartland. Two hours drive away into the countryside, Amokaha has a swathe of prime [...]

August 24, 2021 Food
NGO charges government on agricultural supports

NGO charges government on agricultural supports

Small-scale Women Farmers Organisation in Nigeria (SWOFON), Gombe State chapter, has lamented how insecurity in north-eastern Nigeria has disrupted farming, agribusiness and means of livelihood of thousands of households. In its 14-point communiqué, the group, after a stakeholders meeting recently, [...]

August 5, 2021 Food
Africa records spike in hunger

Africa records spike in hunger

Global hunger levels have skyrocketed because of conflicts, climate change and the economic impact of COVID-19 as between 720 and 811 million people in the world faced hunger in 2020. The information is in a report on the “State of [...]

July 13, 2021 Food, Human rights
Scientists begin research to boost food security

Scientists begin research to boost food security

Some scientists at the University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT) on Wednesday began a 12-month research project to tackle rising food shortage in Nigeria due to climate change. The lead researcher, Clara Ifeanyi-Obi, said in Port Harcourt that the project is [...]

July 1, 2021 Food
‘Food production to increase with ban on open grazing’

Food production to increase with ban on open grazing

Nigerian farmers and agricultural scientists have expressed optimism that food production will receive a boost as the southern governors have declared a ban on open cattle grazing in the regions. For decades, open grazing of cattle has led to violent [...]

May 24, 2021 Agriculture, Food
World food prices continue to soar

World food prices continue to soar

The United Nations food agency said on Thursday that world food prices rose for a 10th consecutive month in March, hitting their highest level since June 2014, led by jumps in vegetable oils, meat and dairy indices. The Food and Agriculture Organization’s food price index, which measures monthly changes for a basket of cereals, oilseeds, [...]

April 9, 2021 Food
Fisherman Catches Giant Swordfish In Andoni

Fisherman Catches Giant Swordfish In Andoni, Rivers State (Photos)

A Facebook user, Zion Godwin shared the news, with photos of the fish surrounded by residents of the community. Swordfish (Xiphias gladius), also known as broadbills in some countries, are large, highly migratory, predatory fish characterized by a long, flat, [...]

March 5, 2021 Food
Guinness Gold

Guinness Gold: Guinness Unveils New Premium Golden Lager Beer At Lagos Event

Guinness Gold, the new premium lager beer, thrilled celebrities, media icons, media influencers and consumers as Guinness Nigeria Plc treated Nigerians to a one-of-a-kind immersion at the Landmark Centre, Lagos. Guests were immersed in a great night of rich flavours, [...]

April 11, 2019 Food

Couple Ignore Their Maid At A Restaurant While Enjoying Ice Cream & Pizza (Video)

Nigerians on Social Media are pissed after a couple Ignored their maid, and set her aside while they were enjoying a meal of freshly-made pizza, Ice cream and Chicken wings, at a popular pizza place in Abule-Egba, Lagos. The video [...]

December 27, 2018 Food

Spatchcock your chicken for Christmas

 Spatchcocking: It’s that time of the year when we eat copious amounts of Jollof Rice, Pop bottles of bubbly Champagne and eats lots of chicken-‘tis the season to be jolly! Traditionally, the chicken would be cut into little pieces and [...]

December 23, 2017 Food
Jollof rice

World Jollof Rice Day

Jollof rice is a major delicacy at every event ranging from wedding ceremony, burial, naming, coronation and other activities that requires dishing of foods especially among youths and and people of the younger generation. Tuesday the 22nd of August  is the [...]

August 22, 2017 Food
Rat soup delicacy

Lady Enjoys Rat Soup Delicacy [PHOTOS]

Photos of this unnamed lady eating a special Rat soup delicacy has since gone viral the photos which have been shared thousands of times of facebook clearly depicts a lady seriously eating swallow with 3 small rats. Rat Soup It is [...]

August 18, 2017 Food