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In order to ensure food preservation and sufficiency across the country, the Federal government has completed arrangements to construct eight solar dryers with four in each of the federal constituencies as two of them have already been constructed.

Nigerian government to construct eight solar dryers nationwide

In order to ensure food preservation and sufficiency across the country, the Federal government has completed arrangements to construct eight solar dryers with four in each of the federal constituencies as two of them have already been constructed.
L-R- Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Alhaji Sabo Nanono, with Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu during the Minister’s courtesy visit to the Governor, at Lagos House, Ikeja, on Thursday, August 27, 2020.

Nigerian government partners Lagos to invest in marine resources to boost agriculture – governor

The Lagos State Government on Thursday said it would collaborate with the Federal Government on investment in marine resources, to boost agriculture.
African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank)

Afreximbank approves $400 million facility to improve agriculture in Africa

The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), Africa’s foremost multilateral trade finance institution, has approved a $400-million revolving global credit facility agreement for the Export Trading Group (ETG), one of the largest and fastest-growing integrated agricultural conglomerates in Africa.
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 unveils non-interest guidelines for AGSMEIS, MSMEDF, others

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has unveiled series of guidelines for Non-Interest Financial Institutions under its Agri-Business, Small and Medium Enterprise Investment Scheme (AGSMEIS), Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Fund (MSMEDF), the Accelerated Agricultural Development Scheme (AADS) and seven other intervention schemes in its bouquet.
The disclosure was made by the State Governor, Sen Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed at the official launching of the 2020 farming season, sales of fertilizer and the distribution of OCP Africa COVID-19 Palliative Support Project to farmers across the state held in Bauchi on Saturday.

Bauchi to access N10 billion central bank agric loan, launches 2020 farming season

In its resolve to boost agricultural production to enhance food security, Bauchi State government says the arrangement is to access N10 billion commercial agricultural credit scheme from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

FAO calls for new approach to combat 2 billion-hectare land degradation globally

Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), has called for new approach to stop soil loss as a way to combat more than two billion hectares of once productive land now being degraded globally.
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Alhaji Sabo Nanono, while inaugurating the team in Abuja, said the move was part of efforts to cushion the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nigeria sets up agric emergency response team

The Federal Government on Friday inaugurated a seven-man Joint Technical Task Team on Emergency Response to COVID-19 to ensure unrestricted movement of agricultural products across the country.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday presided over the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

VP Osinbajo: Nigeria faced with unprecedented economic challenge

“We must communicate to our people where we are now, and that we can no longer assume we are still where we used to be. We are faced with a challenge that no government in the history of Nigeria has ever faced. So, we have to redesign our economic planning and change our thinking.”
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

FAO urges countries to keep food chain alive, avoid crisis

The Food and Agriculture Organisation, FAO, Monday, urged governments in countries affected by the coronavirus, COVID-19 pandemic to keep the food chain alive in order to avoid the food crisis.
The House of Representatives is calling for the postponement of the National Sports Festival scheduled to hold next week in Edo State.

House of Reps to probe central bank’s anchor borrowers’ scheme

The House of Representatives has resolved to investigate the Anchor Borrowers’ Scheme(ABS) of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) over non-recovery of N81.5 billion from companies.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, disclosed on Tuesday that the Senate may next week consider the report of an Ad-Hoc Committee on security challenges with a view to finding solutions to Nigeria’s security problems.

Senate: Finance Act amendment bill, 10 others scale second reading

The Finance Act amendment bill transmitted to the National Assembly on Tuesday by President Muhammadu Buhari for consideration and passage scaled second reading on the floor during plenary on Wednesday.
The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) says President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration will not implement policies that will affect the existence of the poor while raising revenue to fund the nation’s infrastructure projects.

President Buhari asks National Assembly to exempt animal feed from VAT

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the National Assembly to exempt animal feed from the list of items that would attract payment of the Value Added Tax.

Nigeria to spend N12.5 billion for irrigation project in Gombe

The Federal Government says it will spend N12.5 billion on Transforming Irrigation Management In Nigeria (TRIMING) in Gombe State and some parts of Borno.
Nigerian Stock Exchange NSE

Federal government to issue N25 billion new green bond

The Federal Government is finalising arrangements to raise about N25 billion through its third green bond issuance.
Ibrahim Elbadawi

Sudan receives half of $3 billion aid promised by Saudi, UAE – minister

Sudan has received half of three billion dollars in aid promised by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates in April.
Nigeria Cassava Growers Association (NCGA)

Nigeria can make trillions of naira exporting ethanol – Cassava growers

The Nigeria Cassava Growers Association (NCGA) says Nigeria has the capacity to produce over 10 trillion litres of ethanol at a competitive price and earn trillions of naira exporting the product.
Kayode Fayemi

Ekiti farmers want financial support from governor

Some farmers in Ekiti North Senatorial District on Wednesday appealed to the state Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, ‎to provide loans for them to enhance their agricultural production.
Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono, last week, rubbished the country’s agricultural sector, saying it is characterised by low productivity and under-performing value chains.

Minister: Agric sector bugged down by low productivity, value chain constraints

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono, last week, rubbished the country’s agricultural sector, saying it is characterised by low productivity and under-performing value chains.

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Ahmed Musa

Super Eagles skipper reveals next destination after Saudi club exit

Former Leicester City and CSKA Moscow forward Ahmed Musa said he is aiming to return to Europe after departing Saudi Professional League club Al Nassr.
The Central Student Disciplinary Committee, CSDC, of the University of Ibadan, UI, has meted various punishments to 22 erring students of different departments.

University of Ibadan staff protest alleged imposition of vice-chancellorship candidates

Some workers at the University of Ibadan in Oyo State on Wednesday protested the selection process for the position of Vice-Chancellor of the institution.

Court refuses to order former oil minister’s arrest, demands extradition evidence

The Federal High Court in Abuja, on Wednesday, rejected the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission’s request to issue a warrant of arrest against a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke, who is believed to be residing in the United Kingdom.
Bayelsa State Governor Douye Diri has inaugurated the Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Police Brutality and the Special Security and Human Rights Committee.

Bayelsa inaugurates panels on police brutality, human rights

Bayelsa State Governor Douye Diri has inaugurated the Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Police Brutality and the Special Security and Human Rights Committee.
Prosecutors failed to attend Tuesday’s hearing at the federal high court in Lagos, having previously failed to present some of their witnesses in a case that had been adjourned on several occasions.

FCT judiciary inaugurates digital court proceedings

The FCT judiciary on Wednesday in Abuja launched a digital speech recording machine and video transcription system for quick and efficient court proceedings.