The Rice Processors Association of Nigeria (RPAN) wants the government to empower law enforcement agencies to go to markets and shops to arrest anyone found with foreign rice. This is in a bid to discourage the smuggling of foreign rice into the country.
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2 Nov 2020
Thousands of businesses across the world have been forced to close as the coronavirus crisis bites. However, there have been some winners. The rice processing women of Kontagora in Nigeria say business is thriving.
28 Sep 2020
Uncle Ben's rice has rebranded as Ben's Original. The brand announced the name and logo change in an effort to eliminate racist imagery. Following the Black Lives Matter movement, other brands have made similar changes. Meanwhile in France, new restrictive measures to curb the spread of Covid-19 have been met with a backlash. Demonstrations will be held in Marseille on Friday as protesters say "no to a reconfinement of the economy".
27 May 2020
On May 17, Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq, delivered 110 truckloads of food items to the Kano State government to be distributed to the vulnerable and less privileged whose means of survival were affected by the lockdown directive. Two weeks later, the food items have not been distributed and have been left to rot in the open.
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20 Mar 2020
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1 Mar 2020
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25 Dec 2019
As Nigeria continues to partially close its land borders with Benin and Niger, shoppers in Nigeria continue to lament the high price of rice and other commodities as they celebrate Christmas.
23 Nov 2019
The closure of borders by President Buhari has encouraged and stimulated the production of local rice.
19 Nov 2019
The closure of borders by President Muhammadu Buhari has encouraged and stimulated the production of local rice production in Borno state.
30 Oct 2019
The Tincan Island Customs Command has uncovered thirty-three containers of expired smuggled foreign parboiled rice in Lagos. Another twenty-one containers were also found to contain hundreds of cartons of tramadol, performance enhancement drugs and other unwholesome products.