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IFAD-assisted programme contributes $56m into Nigeria’s GDP

The International Fund for Agricultural Development-assisted Value Chain Development Programme contributed 56 million dollars into Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product in the 2017 production season.

George Weah: Nigeria, Liberia $5m trade volume too low

President George Weah of Liberia has described as ‘too low’, the current trade volume between both countries estimated to be at $5 million.

Senator Adeyemi: Governor Bello repositioning Kogi with bio-fuel refinery deal

Senator Smart Adeyemi has hailed Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state following the agreement of the state government with NNPC to build a bio-fuel refinery in the state.

Kogi, NNPC sign MOU on biofuels

The Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has assured the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) of complete security for their investment in the Alape Staple Crop Processing Zone situated in Kabba/Bunu Local Government Area of the State.

Report: Nigeria records increase in crops production output in 2017

Nigeria has recorded an increase in crops production and in land areas agricultural cultivation in 2017 above the 2016 production records.

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.

Grazing cattle destroying our research farms – UNILORIN vice-chancellor

The Vice Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Sulyman Abdulkareem, has cried out over the alleged destruction of the university’s multi-million naira research and training farms by cattle illegally grazing on the vast lands of the institution.

Harvestplus plans to reach 1.2m households with vitamin A cassava, maize

HarvestPlus (an international agricultural organisation), says it will reach 1.2 million households in Nigeria in 2018 with vitamin A cassava and maize, with increased delivery activities in expansion states.

Federal govt committed to spend N1.3 trillion annually on capital projects – minister

The Federal Government says it is committed to investing about N1.3 trillion annually on capital projects to bridge the infrastructure gap needed to attract investments into the country.

Bayelsa govt explains reduction of councils wage bill

Bayelsa State Government has said that the reduction of the wage bill of the eight local government areas from N1.389 bn to N945 million in December 2017, has freed more funds for the councils to embark on rural and infrastructural development projects with direct impact on the people at the grassroots.

Man jailed for absconding with employer’s motorcycle in Abuja

A Karmo Grade 1 Area Court in Abuja on Friday sentenced a 26-year-old motorcyclist, Audu Dogara, to nine month imprisonment for absconding with his employer’s motorcycle.

Kogi govt to evolve cassava value chain policy, organise mini-summit

The Kogi Government has partnered with Synergos Nigeria to evolve a Cassava Value Chain policy as part of efforts to reposition the agriculture sector in line with the Federal Government’s policy.

Herdsmen destroy ex-Naval chief Samuel Afolayan’s farms

A former Chief of Naval Staff, Vice-Admiral Samuel Afolayan, said on Wednesday that herdsmen had destroyed about 45 hectares of his 500-hectare farm.

Kogi govt establishes cassava city to boost production

The Kogi state government on Monday said it had concluded plans for the establishment of a “cassava city” in Osara, Adavi local government area of the state to expand the financial base of the state.


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INEC to release fresh timetable for Senator Melaye’s recall

The Independent National Electoral Commission says it will release a fresh timetable and schedule of activities for the recall of Senator Dino Melaye, who represents Kogi West Senatorial District.

Suspected Fulani herdsmen allegedly kill four farmers in Delta

At least four farmers who were on fishing expedition have been reportedly shot dead by suspected Fulani herdsmen.

Pastor Adeboye condemns herdsmen killings in Benue

The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, on Friday expressed displeasure with the killing of children, women and others by suspected Fulani herdsmen in Benue State and some other parts of the country during a visit to the state.

18-year-old nursing mother drags lover to court for declining marriage

An 18-year-old nursing mother, Maryam Magaji, on Wednesday dragged one Badamasi Salihu, 20, whom she claimed was her lover, to a Sharia Court at Magajin Gari, Kaduna, for refusing to marry her.

Ex-Manchester City defender Aleksander Kolarov to captain Serbia against Nigeria

Former Manchester City defender Aleksander Kolarov will captain the Serbian national team when they file out in an international friendly against Nigeria next Tuesday, according to the coach Mladen Krstajic.