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The governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, has reacted to his victory at the primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Ondo gives 30 percent discount on inputs to farmers to ensure food security

The Ondo State Government on Sunday said it had provided discounted agricultural inputs as palliatives to farmers as part of measures to ensure food security in the state.
Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde has confirmed the State recorded one case of COVID-19 on Friday.

Governor Makinde tasks schools to teach agric as business to steer youths’ interest

Oyo State governor, Mr Seyi Makinde, has identified the imperativeness of tweaking the curriculum of secondary schools towards the teaching of agriculture as a business.

Lagos Chamber laments untapped agricultural sector

The chamber stated that Africa’s largest country by market size is gradually getting the attention of international investors keen to maximize profits from the country’s vast natural resources such as fertile land and export crops including sesame seeds, cashew nuts, cocoa beans, groundnut, rubber, timber, yam and sorghum among others.

Lagos, LCCI task stakeholders on agribusiness opportunities

The Lagos State Government and the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) have charged farmers and all stakeholders in the agricultural sector on the need to explore the numerous opportunities that abound in agribusiness.

NASC: Farmers to access 81,000MT seeds during lockdown

The Director-General of National Agricultural Seed Council (NASC), Dr Philip Ojo has said that Nigeria has about 81,000 metric tons of seeds during this COVID-19 lockdown period.
The All Farmers Association of Nigeria, AFAN, Friday, hailed the appointment of acting Managing Director of Bank of Agriculture, BoA, Alwan Hassan, as it signifies hope for smallholder farmers in the country.

AFAN: Alwan Hassan’s appointment as BoA’s acting chief signifies hope for farmers

The All Farmers Association of Nigeria, AFAN, Friday, hailed the appointment of acting Managing Director of Bank of Agriculture, BoA, Alwan Hassan, as it signifies hope for smallholder farmers in the country.

May Day: Oyo NUJ plans soft loans for members from central bank

The Chairman of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Oyo Council, Ademola Baba­lola has disclosed that as a re­sult of salary slashing caused by pandemic Coronavirus otherwise known as Covid-19, the Council is working hard and talking with leaders on how to secure soft loans for members to do business of their own.
The new executive members were announced by the chairman of the PDP state congress committee, Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State.

Oyo rejects 1800 bags of rice donated by federal government

Oyo state government has disclosed that about one thousand eight hundred bags of rice donated by the federal government through the Nigeria Customs Service to the state as part of COVID-19 relief material were all infected and unhealthy for consumption.
The new executive members were announced by the chairman of the PDP state congress committee, Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State.

Oyo governor signs agribusiness development agency bill into law

Makinde, in his remarks shortly after signing the bill into law on Wednesday at the Government House in Ibadan, said that the law provides for the establishment, composition and powers of the Oyo State Agribusiness Agency and every other matters connected therewith.
“Governor Nasir El-Rufai has also intervened to ensure prompt settlement of the salary arrears that the local government councils owe to about 8500 primary school teachers that were employed in the second batch of recruitment of new teachers.

Kaduna, AGRA review agriculture development policy to boost food security

Kaduna State Government says it is reviewing its Agriculture Development Policy to scale up stakeholders’ participation in production, processing and marketing of products to enhance food security.
Oluseyi Makinde, Chief Olusegun Osoba and Mayegun Oladejo

Governor Makinde: We establish Operation Amotekun to narrow gaps in security sector

Governor Oluseyi Makinde of Oyo State on Wednesday January 15, 2020 declared that the Western Nigeria Security Network, WNSN, codenamed ‘Operation Amotekun’ was established to complement the work of the security agencies and bridge the gaps in the security of the geopolitical zone.
Aliko Dangote, president of the Dangote Group and chief sponsor of the Dangote Foundation, says he wants to be like Bill Gates and try to give a chunk of his wealth to charity in the next few years.

Aliko Dangote’s net worth rises to $14.8 billion in 2019

Africa’s wealthiest man, Alhaji Aliko Dangote ended 2019 with a total worth of $14.8 billion, representing an increase of $4.3 billion from the $10.3 billion recorded in 2018, according to Bloomberg’s Billionaires Index released recently.

Bank commits N2 billion to agriculture sector funding

Wema Bank Plc has committed N2 billion to fund agriculture, support farmers and agric-value chain. The investment reaffirms the bank’s commitment to applying technology in delivering excellent financial solutions to Nigerians.
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We’ll resist Ruga with our blood – Ondo communities

Four agrarian communities in Akoko, the Northern Senatorial Districts in Ondo State are on collision course with the state government for allegedly covertly ceding their land for RUGA without any consultation and their consent.

NVMA raise concerns over trans-boundary animal disease transmission

The Association called on governments at all levels to take advantage of the digital disease reporting template of the Federal Department of Veterinary and Pest Control Services (FDVPCS) to monitor diseases and intensify veterinary control post activities to combat the scourge.
Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara, has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari, on his victory at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal.

Nigeria must prepare for post-oil years now – Kwara governor

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on Thursday called for adequate preparation for Nigeria to survive in the post-oil years, which he said could be nearer than expected, calling for better attention to technical education, agriculture and enterprise.

IITA unveils digital tools for agricultural transformation

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) on Friday unveiled digital tools that are helping to transform farming, improving yield and livelihoods of farmers.
The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Richard Adeniyi Adebayo, has said the Federal Government will welcome long-term agribusiness activities coming from Russia to Nigeria.

Federal government will welcome Russia’s agribusiness in Nigeria – minister

The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Richard Adeniyi Adebayo, has said the Federal Government will welcome long-term agribusiness activities coming from Russia to Nigeria.

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As Edo elects its governor, a large turnout of voters has been reported across all polling units in Esan West Local Government Area of the state.
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Troops rescue 22 kidnapped victims in Zamfara, Katsina

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