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Ex-Commissioner Ukwu Ukwu passes on in Enugu

Prof. Ukwu I. Ukwu, Education Commissioner in the defunct East Central State, is dead.

19 die of Lassa fever in 10 states

Sixteen deaths from Lassa fever have been recorded in the country in three weeks, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

Senator Saraki lauds Nigerian for inventing cocoa pod breaking machine

Senate President, Bukola Saraki, on Tuesday commended a 66-year-old Germany-based Nigerian engineer, Olusegun Arowolo, for inventing a cocoa pod breaking machine, the first ever in the world.

Federal govt sets up committee on data harmonisation

The Federal Government has established an Inter-Ministerial Committee on harmonisation of data collection and evaluation for the country.

Federal govt, Ebonyi strike deal to promote agric production

The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) has concluded plans to enhance the agricultural production output of farmers in Ebonyi State through its Livelihood Improvement Family Enterprise (LIFE) programme.

Federal govt distributes motorcycles to extension workers

The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development on Saturday distributed 370 motorcycles to extension agents to further enhance service delivery to Nigerian farmers.

Agric ministry distributes 370 motorcycles to extension agents

The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development on Saturday distributed 370 motorcycles to extension agents to further enhance service delivery to Nigerian farmers.

Three million women, youths to benefit from federal govt’s new job creation initiative

Three million women and youths nationwide will benefit from an Agro-business programme of the Livelihood Improvement Family Enterprises (LIFE) scheme of the Federal Government, an official said on Tuesday.

No anti-grazing law in Plateau – Governor Lalong

Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau says his administration will not enact the controversial anti-grazing law in the state, as grazing areas for cattle ranching have yet to be developed.

Federal govt to partner FCWC members on fisheries, aquaculture

The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Bukar Hassan, said harnessing the huge potential in fisheries and aquaculture will give an added impetus to the realisation of Nigeria’s objectives of wealth creation, food and nutritional security in the Gulf of Guinea.

Federal govt begins aerial spray to combat Quelea birds, other pests in Bauchi

The federal government has begun the aerial spray to combat Quelea birds and other pests in 17 local government areas of Bauchi State.

FAO, Agric ministry distribute farm machinery to farmers in Ebonyi

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) on Friday distributed farm machinery to nine groups in Ebonyi.

World Bank, federal govt team inspect FADAMA projects in Anambra

A team of officials from the World Bank and the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development yesterday began the inspection of projects being executed in Anambra State under FADAMA 111 Additional Funding.

Foreign rice in Nigeria smuggled, some poisonous – agric ministry

The Federal Government on Thursday declared that all foreign brands of rice in the country at the moment were smuggled, adding that some of them were poisonous.

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Lai Mohammed: Nigeria in safe, competent hands

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has said that with President Muhammadu Buhari piloting the affairs of Nigeria, the country is in “very safe and competent hands,” and that “there is no cause for alarm.”

JAMB to conduct mock UTME on February 26

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Sunday said the much anticipated conduct of the 2018 Mock Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) would now hold on Feb. 26.

Extend NHIS to cover infertility problems – UITH chief

Chief Medical Director (CMD) of University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH), Professor Abdulwaheed Olatinwo, has advocated that the nation’s National Health Insurance Scheme, (NHIS) should capture persons facing medically confirmed infertility problems.

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma denies reports she wants to quit parliament

Former African Union Chairperson and ANC MP, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, on Sunday denied reports that she was “tired” and wanted to quit Parliament.

Governor Tambuwal lauds Jaiz Bank’s operations

The Sokoto State Governor, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal, Sunday said Jaiz Bank has done much to create a unique identity and boost ethical operations in the banking sector in the country.

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In Pictures: Ex-Presdent Obasanjo in Bayelsa, commissions projects

Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson (R), and former Nigeria’s President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, acknowledging cheers from a mammoth crowd, during the visit of the former President to the State to commission several landmark projects, as part of activities to mark the 6th Anniversary of the Restoration Government, at the King Diete Spiff Heliport, Government House, Yenagoa.

NEXIM restates commitment to revival of Multi-Trex

The Nigeria Export-Import Bank (NEXIM) says it will continue to give necessary support and assistance to the revival of Multi-Trex, a cocoa processing plant in the country.

Chinese man arrested over N494m elephant tusks

The Nigeria Customs Service, Federal Operations Unit, Zone A, has intercepted sacks of elephant tusks and pangolin shells with a combined duty paid value of N493.5m.

HURIWA threatens to sue President Buhari over NIA chief Rufai Ahmed

The Human Rights Wriiters Association, HURIWA, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately resolve the controversy surrounding the appointment of Abubakar Rufai Ahmed as Director General of the National Intelligence Agency, NIA, and to probe Ambassador Babagana Kingibe, his Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari and the new appointee over alleged corrupt practice.

2019: MASSOB asks members to obtain PVC

The leadership of the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) has called on its members to obtain their permanent voter’s card.