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15 Oct 2014New Telegraph
Lagos to acquire more farmland in Osun, Oyo
Lagos State government says states acquiring land for food production in other places has become "global practice everywhere".
07 Oct 2014NIgeria Tribune
Niger is number one rice investment destination in Nigeria —Commissioner
Niger State Commissioner for Agriculture says Aliko Dangote is coming to Niger State in grand style with a request for 50,000 ha of land in the flood plain bank of River Niger for rice and sugarcane production.
06 Oct 2014NAN
Nigeria: Basin authority to cultivate 10,000 hectares of rice, sugar cane in Kwara, Kogi
The Dangote Group had indicated interest in investing in irrigation around Kampe dam, adding that the land was suitable for sugar cane cultivation
01 Oct 2014Bloomberg
Richest African Dangote says Dubai deals may be billions
Investment Corp. of Dubai in tie-up with Nigerian businessman Aliko Dangote that "could run into billions of dollars" and involves ventures in agriculture.
17 Sep 2014This Day
Nigeria: Group announces $2.2m rice farming investment
WEMS Agro Companies Limited plans to invest about $2.2 million into rice cultivation ‎in a 25,000 ha rice project in Ondo state with Chinese partners.
04 Sep 2014Business Day
Edo, 16 investors sign MoU to develop agribusiness
500,000 hectares of new farmlands has so far been identified across the Nigerian state to be allocated to the investors to develop the sector.
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.

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