Nigeria

Oyo earmarks 250,000 hectares of land for farming

Commissioner for Agriculture and Natural Resources in the State, Prince Oyewumi Oyewole, who made this declaration in Ibadan, noted that the state's zero tolerance policy on fallow agricultural farm land was meant to attract foreign investors to the state.

The palm oil crisis in Nigeria - and beyond

In June, Environmental Rights Action/FOE Nigeria and representatives of the Owan and Okomu communities delivered a letter to the Governor of Edo State urging him to uphold a revocation Order on 13,750 ha of land expropriated by Okomu Plc.

Nigeria: Red card for land grabbers

Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has issued an edict warning all local chiefs and traditional rulers to desist from land grabbing or face dethronement.

Dangote turns to Nigerian agriculture

Nigeria’s biggest private sector company, the Dangote Group, has decided to turn its attention to agribusiness. Dangote will pay the state government N1.2bn ($3.7m) for 16,000 hectares of land and give it an equity stake in the company.

The march against land grabs

Civil Society Organisations in Edo State, Nigeria under the umbrella of Coalition for Protection of the Environment, recently staged a protest against land grabbing and deforestation.