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Godwin Emefiele: Central bank has disbursed N55 billion to 250,000 farmers

The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, yesterday put the total amount of money disbursed under the Anchor Borrower’s Programme (ABP) in partnership with the state government and private sector group since the commencement of the programme, at N55.526 billion to over 250,000 farmers.

Federal govt should replicate agricultural programmes in housing sector – NGO

Shelter Rights Initiatives, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), has appealed to the Federal Government to replicate its laudable agricultural sector programmes in the housing sector to solve housing deficit.

Delta fish farmers receive N1.2 billion central bank loan

Fish farmers in Delta State have received N1.2 billion loan under the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Anchor Borrowers Programme, ABP.

INEC registers 21 new political parties

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Wednesday in Abuja presented certificates of registration to the 21 newly registered political parties.

2018: Kwara govt to engage 10,000 youth farmers

The Kwara State Government, on Sunday, said it has commenced plans to engage 10,000 youth farmers under the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) newly-introduced Accelerated Agricultural Development Scheme (AADS).

2017: President Buhari scores economic performance high

President Muhammadu Buhari has disclosed that Nigeria’s economy witnessed remarkable changes in 2017, including exiting the worst recession in decades and gradual stabilisation of the naira.

Nigeria can achieve self-sufficiency in rice production – expert

The Chief Executive Officer, Raymos Guanah Farms, Mr Raymos Guanah says that Nigeria can achieve self-sufficiency in rice production if the present trend is sustained.

Central bank, rice farmers to crash rice prices

The National President, Rice Farmers Association, Alhaji Aminu Goronyo, has assured Nigerians that the market prices of locally produced rice will soon crash.

Ijaw youths urge Niger Delta to key into federal govt’s anchor borrowers’ programme

The Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) worldwide, yesterday called on the people of the Niger Delta to take advantage of the Federal Government’s Anchor Borrowers’ Programme (ABP) for small scale farmers in Nigeria or lose out on its many benefits.

INEC registers 21 new political parties

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has registered 21 new political parties, taking the number of registered parties in Nigeria to 67.

Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro bars opposition from next year’s election

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has announced that the country's main opposition parties will be banned from taking part in next year's presidential elections.

Central bank plans revival of moribund manufacturing companies with N500 billion

Determined to significantly boost the contribution of the non-oil sector to Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has said it plans to revive moribund firms in the non-oil export business through its N500 billion export stimulation facility.

Central bank lists gains of forex ban on 41 items

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has assessed its decision to restrict foreign exchange access to 41 hitherto imported items, describing it as one that has had a positive impact on the economy.

Nigeria’s external reserves will hit $40bn in 2018 – central bank chief

Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, has predicted that the nation’s external reserves will hit $40bn in 2018.


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