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Miyetti Allah vows to challenge anti-grazing law in court

Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) says it will continue to challenge the anti-grazing laws introduced by some state governments in court.

More states’ll soon access UBEC funds – Saraki

Senate President Abubakar Bukola Saraki says that Senate’s amendment of the Act that establishes the Compulsory Universal Basic Education, will provide all 36 States of Nigeria with needed funds to enhance the quality of education in the country.

National Assembly will get 2018 Budget in October – minister

The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Udoma Udo Udoma, on Thursday, promised that the Federal Government would do everything within its power to ensure that the 2018 Appropriation Bill is submitted to the National Assembly in October as earlier promised.

WFP begins food aid to people displaced by Boko Haram

The World Food Programme (WFP) began transporting food assistance to the northeast, where people displaced by Boko Haram violence need urgent food assistance.

NAF offers free medical services to 4,000 Bakassi IDPs

The Nigerian Air Force, on Thursday, said it has provided free medical services for 4,000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps at the Bakassi Peninsula.

NOA warns Nigerians against hate speech

The National Orientation Agency (NOA) has warned promoters of hate speech to desist from making comments capable of plunging Nigeria into another civil war.

Fed govt warns entrepreneurs to beware of loan empowerment scam

The Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment on Thursday warned entrepreneurs against patronising a faceless group that goes about defrauding entrepreneurs under the guise of assisting them with loans.

2018 budget: Osinbajo, ministers, perm secs hold retreat on ERGP implementation

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, members of the Federal Executive Council alongside Permanent Secretaries and heads of Ministries, Departments and Agencies held a retreat at the State House Conference Center, Abuja.

Monitor crossborder nomads – Miyetti Allah tells security agencies

Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has urged security agencies to increase their surveillance on foreign pastoralists entering into the country so as to monitor their activities.

Nasarawa govt to partner China on agriculture, other sectors

The Nasarawa State Governor, Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, has sought for partnership between the state and China in the areas of agriculture, solid minerals development and real estate.

Three nabbed for stealing relief materials in Taraba

The Police in Taraba have arrested three persons for allegedly stealing relief materials meant for victims of the June 17, Mambilla attacks.

Many feared dead in fresh Adamawa attack

Many people were feared dead, on Thursday, in a fresh attack by Boko Haram Islamists in Ghumbili community in the Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa State.

Less than 5% of Nigerians covered by NHIS – official

The Acting Executive Secretary of National Health Insurance Scheme, Mallam Attahiru Ibrahim, says less than 5 per cent of Nigeria’s population has been covered by the scheme.

UNIMAID denies resignation of 70 lecturers over insurgency

“The media are also advised to make more effective use of the open-door-policy of the University management in information dissemination, especially on such sensitive issue, so as not to heighten tension,” Gambo said in his statement.

Anti-Igbo song embarrassing, unfortunate – Balarabe Musa

The production and circulation of an anti-Igbo song in parts of Northern Nigeria is “embarrassing and unfortunate’’, Alhaji Balarabe Musa, a former governor of old Kaduna State, has said.

Why Edo farmers can’t access N350m donor fund – AFAN

At least, 10, 000 farm families in Edo cannot access the N350 million donor fund, according to the Edo North Coordinator, state chapter of All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN), Alhaji Mohammed Oshiobugie.

Jigawa aproves N1.5b for Hadejia Specialist hospital

The Jigawa state government approved the awarding contract of the constructions of first phase of a new specialist Hospital at the cost of N1.5 billion at Hadejia metropolis on a land acquired along Nguru Road.

Customs collect N14bn revenue in 7 months – comptroller

The Assistant Comptroller-General, Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) Zone B, Kaduna, Alhaji Aminu Dahiru, said on Thursday that about N14 billion was collected as internally generated revenue, from January to July 2017.

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