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02 Aug 2014Forbes
Africa's richest man Aliko Dangote invests $1 Billion in rice production in Nigeria
Dangote Group has acquired 150,000 hectares of farmland in five Nigerian states -Edo, Jigawa, Kebbi, Kwara and Niger- which will be used for the commercial production of rice paddy.
16 Jul 2014Guardian (Nigeria)
Olam to invests $100m in commercial rice production
Olam reveals plans to expand its rice farm in Nigeria to 10,000 hectares.
14 Jul 2014Olam
President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan commissions Olam’s integrated rice mill
The integrated rice milling facility is situated at the heart of Olam’s 6,000-hectare greenfield irrigated and mechanised paddy farm in Nigeria’s Nasarawa State.
02 Jul 2014This Day
S'Africans to invest $200m in Edo, Enugu, Benue States
A group of South African investors have indicated interest to plough $200 million in the agriculture sector and acquire an initial 5,000 ha in Nigeria's Edo, Enugu and Benue states.
26 Jun 2014Blueprint
Sokoto to allocate 33,000 ha of farmland to Dangote – commissioner
Nigeria's Sokoto state government has approved the allocation of 33,000 hectares of farmland to Dangote Group of companies for the plantation of sugarcane.
18 Jun 2014Naija Standard
Amaechi, Mexican farmer in shady banana plantation deal…MOSOP screams ‘fraud’
The Movement for The Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) says Rivers State Government fraudulently acquired over 2,000 ha of Ogoni farmlands and handed them to a Mexican farmer for a banana plantation.
22 May 2014Daily Trust
Landgrab by foreigners forces Kebbi farmers to move to Niger State
Over 5,000 farmers from Kebbi State have been displaced as the state government took over their farmlands and allocated them to a Chinese firm for mass agricultural production.
19 May 2014Daily Independent
Nigeria: Dangote Group pays N1.2 billion as land compensation in Taraba
The Taraba Government on Monday said that Dangote Group had paid N1.2 billion to it as compensation for land acquired in Lau Local Government Area of the state.
15 May 2014This Day
How land ownership tussle, compensation hamper Taraba mega rice project
The Nigerian government and Taraba State signed an MOU for 30,000 hectares with Calvin Burgess, a US investor and owner of Dominion Farms Ltd, for large scale rice production in Taraba State.
11 May 2014This Day
Dangote Group pledges to invest $2.3bn in Northern Nigeria
He said the conglomerate would require about 250,000 hectares of land for sugar cane production and 130,000 hectares for rice farming.
07 May 2014Agence Ecofin
Pour attirer l’investissement privé, l’état nigérian de Cross River met en vente 5 fermes publiques
L’état de Cross River, qui est le second bassin cacaoyer du Nigéria, met en vente 5 fermes publiques s’étendant sur 12 129 hectares.
07 May 2014WRM
Nigeria – RSPO legal opinion ignores core of the complaint against Wilmar International subsidiary Biase Plantation Limited
Wilmar International, one of the world’s largest oil palm companies, through its subsidiary, Biase Plantations Ltd acquired 5,561 hectares of land from the Cross River State government in 2011.

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