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Kwara governor launches 10-year agric transformation plan

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on Friday launched a 10-year Agricultural Transformation Plan, which is designed to ensure food security, generate employment opportunities, and reduce poverty rate.

NSITF: Attacks on farmers will continue to make food sufficiency mirage

Food availability, sufficiency, and affordability will continue to be a mirage as long as banditry and attacks on farmers continue, the Nigerian Institute of Food Science and Technology has declared.
Some residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in Bwari Area Council say they patronise the clothes not only because of its affordability but also for the upgraded standard.

Abuja residents: Why we buy ‘second hand’ clothes

Some residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in Bwari Area Council say they patronise the clothes not only because of its affordability but also for the upgraded standard.

LPG: NLNG begins domestic supply of 450,000 MT yearly

Consumers of the Liquefied Petroleum Gas, LPG, would have more domestic supply, as the Nigeria LNG Limited, has started the supply of 450,000 metric tonnes, MT in 2021.

Maternal mortality reduced in Cross River – assemblyman

The lawmaker representing Bakassi State Constituency in the Cross River House of Assembly, Dr Ekpo Ekpo-Bassey, on Sunday in Calabar commended the reduction in maternal mortality in the state.

Pending sales of US existing homes fall for third straight month

A gauge of U.S. pending home sales fell for the third consecutive month in November, suggesting higher prices and limited inventory are slowing momentum in the housing market despite record-low borrowing costs.
The Federal Government has restated its determination to complete the Nigerian Workers Affordable Housing Development programme.

Trade unions housing scheme on course

The government had through Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN) entered into an agreement with leading labour unions – Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC) and the Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association (NECA) – for the implementation of the scheme.
The Minister of State for Health, Dr. Olorunnimbe Mamora, has said the Russian vaccine for COVID-19 is not yet in Nigeria.

Minister, PharmAccess, HFN deliberate on coronavirus vaccination

The Healthcare Federation of Nigeria (HFN) organized an online webinar themed “Status of Covid-19 Vaccines in Nigeria: Available options and opportunities for public private partnerships” which hosted stakeholders in the healthcare sector to deliberate and discuss plans for Covid-19 vaccination in Nigeria and role of public private partnerships.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as said that its staff in Jos Branch, on Tuesday averted what would have been another major fire disaster in the country.

Central bank boosts poultry industry with disbursement of N12.55 billion credit

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has so far released N12.55 billion to support the small, medium and large scale poultry farmers.
The Federal Government says its Social Housing Programme, one of the components of the National Economic Sustainability Plan (NESP), is targeted at low income earners

Nigerian government says 300,000 mass housing scheme strictly for low income earners

The Federal Government says its Social Housing Programme, one of the components of the National Economic Sustainability Plan (NESP), is targeted at low income earners.
Bolt, a major ride-hailing platform has registered it presence in 21 cities across Nigeria. The expansion move follows its diversification into 10 new cities along with the already existing 11.

Bolt expansion move hits 21 cities in Nigeria

Bolt, a major ride-hailing platform has registered it presence in 21 cities across Nigeria. The expansion move follows its diversification into 10 new cities along with the already existing 11.
Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje

Kano government to build 5,000 houses for teachers

Kano state government will construct about 5,000 housing units for teachers in public primary and secondary schools in the state.
Ten startups innovations in information technology selected by the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) will represent Nigeria at this year’s Feature Stars competition as part of the annual Gulf Information Technology Exhibition (GITEX).

NITDA: Nigerian IT start-ups can generate $30 billion in 10 years

The Nigerian IT start-up ecosystem is capable of generating $30 billion by 2030, the Director-General of the Nigeria Information and Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Kashifu Abdullahi, has said.
The All Progressives Congress has named the Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello as chairman of its Ondo State Governorship Primary Election Committee.

Kogi government presents N130 billion budget

Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello on Tuesday, presented the sum of N130,546,068,026 as the 2021 budget to the Kogi State House of Assembly.Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello on Tuesday, presented the sum of N130,546,068,026 as the 2021 budget to the Kogi State House of Assembly.
A video grab from footage broadcast by the UK Parliament’s Parliamentary Recording Unit (PRU) shows Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak as he delivers his autumn spending review during a hybrid, socially distanced session in the House of Commons in London on November 25, 2020. – Britain’s government on Wednesday announced its spending plans for the next year amid soaring debt to support the virus-ravaged economy and as the nation embarks on its post-Brexit future. (Photo by – / PRU / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE – MANDATORY CREDIT ” AFP PHOTO

Coronavirus-hit UK takes axe to aid spending despite protests

Britain’s government on Wednesday unveiled plans to slash the foreign aid budget to help mend its coronavirus-battered finances, prompting one minister to quit and defying impassioned calls to protect the world’s poorest people.
The President of All Farmers Association of Nigeria, AFAN, Architect Ibrahim Kabir, Saturday, warned that without adequate food the Coronavirus, COVID-19, situation will worsen as government fights to contain its spread in the country.

AFAN expresses worry over rising food prices, crisis

The All Farmers Association of Nigeria, AFAN, Monday, expressed worry over rising food prices and crisis across the country occasioned by several factors.
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Senate wants government to provide substantial bailout fund for airline operators

The Senate on Monday urged the Federal Government to provide substantial bailout fund to airline operators in the country to revamp the aviation sector in view of the effect of COVID-19 pandemic.
Justice Edward Asante, President of the ECOWAS Court of Justice, has underscored need for establishment of legal system to assist Ivoirians approach court for protection of their human right.

Virtual sessions stay after pandemic – ECOWAS Court

The ECOWAS Court of Justice says it is not going back on holding virtual sessions, judgments and court processes, especially in view of its affordability to the common citizens of the community.

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A new variant of the coronavirus, which appears to be more transmissible, has been discovered in South Africa and is being blamed for a new surge in Covid-19 cases in the UK.

Twelve health workers test positive to coronavirus in Taraba

Twelve health workers comprising of three doctors and nine nurses have tested positive for COVID-19 at the Federal Medical Centre, Jalingo, the Taraba state capital.
The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) in Enugu State on Tuesday said it had trained no fewer than 510 unemployed graduates on different skills.

NDE chief: President Buhari determined to eradicate poverty

Director General of National Directorate of Employment, NDE, Mallam Abubakar Fikpo, has said the President Muhammadu Buhari’s led Federal Government was determined to eradicate poverty and unemployment in the country.
South African Minister in the Presidency, Jackson Mthembu, passed away on Thursday due to COVID-19 related complications, President Cyril Ramaphosa said.

South Africa minister dies of coronavirus

South African Minister in the Presidency, Jackson Mthembu, passed away on Thursday due to COVID-19 related complications, President Cyril Ramaphosa said.
General view of a cross session of lawyers in a court during a hearing of a blasphemy case in Kano, Nigeria January 21, 2021. REUTERS-Stringer

Nigerian appeals court throws out blasphemy convictions that caused outcry

The two had been convicted in August by a sharia court in Nigeria’s northern, mainly Muslim state of Kano. Teenager Omar Farouq was accused of making blasphemous comments during an argument, while Yahaya Aminu Sharif was accused of having shared a blasphemous message on WhatsApp.
FILE PHOTO - A man wearing a mask outside Guildhall in the city of London as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, London, Britain, April 14, 2020. REUTERS-John Sibley-File Photo

City of London to remove statues linked to slavery trade

The City of London on Thursday approved the removal from its ceremonial Guildhall home of statues of two figures that symbolise the financial sector’s historic role in slavery.