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Olam invests $1 billion in Nigeria’s agric sector

Olam Nigeria Limited has invested about 1 billion U.S. dollars (about N360 billion) in Nigeria’s agricultural sector within its 26 years of existence in the country.

NNPC set to commence oil exploration in Benue, Nasarawa, Niger, Sokoto

The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Dr Makanti Kachalla Baru, has said the corporation will this year begins exploration for oil in Benue, Nasarawa, Niger and Sokoto States.

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.

GMO: Minister Audu Ogbeh wants scientists to advise federal govt on way forward

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Audu Ogbeh, has called on Nigerian scientists to advise the Federal Government on the acceptability or otherwise of Genetically Modified Orgsnisms (GMOs).

Freezing temperatures, tight security in US usher in New Year

As the world welcomes 2018, millions in the U.S entered the New Year with freezing temperatures and security-related beef up in most cities.

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.

Governor Ajimobi seeks central bank support for Oyo agric development

Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State has sought the support of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) for the agricultural development of the state, particularly in cassava and maize production.

Policy options for sustaining Nigeria’s economic upturn

Plummeting stock market indicators, sustained net capital outflows and poor doing business indicators all characterized our economy when I gave my speech last year.

Customs seize N30m contraband in Sokoto, Kebbi

The Federal Operation Unit (FOU) Zone `B’ of Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) has seized second hand clothes, rice, cooking oil and vehicles worth N30 million in the last six months at borders across Sokoto and Kebbi states.

World Food Day: Experts suggest agricultural sector reform

As the World marks the 2017 World Food Day, experts have proposed the urgent reform of Nigeria’s agricultural sector to boost food production and rural development.

Fortes and foibles of President Buhari’s 2017 Independence Day speech

Prayers were duly offered in mosques and churches and the President addressed the nation at 7am after which he travelled to Maiduguri to celebrate the day

Buhari announces presidential initiative to create 10,000 jobs in each state

President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed the next steps to reduce the rate of unemployment in the country.

[email protected]: 200,000 farmers benefit from fed govt’s N44bn – Buhari

At least 200,000 farmers from the federation have benefitted from the N43.9 billion Federal Government’s agricultural Anchor Borrowers Programme, President Muhammadu Buhari has disclosed.

[email protected]: Call for restructuring hijacked by secessionists -Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said the call for restructuring Nigeria is proper but regretted that it’s been hijacked by secessionists.


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Sierra Leone’s electoral commission orders recount of ballots in 247 polling stations

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Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr explains Dele Ajiboye’s snub

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