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The bill for the Chartered Institute of Forensic and Certified Fraud Examiners of Nigeria has scaled the First Reading in the House of Representatives .

House moves to ascertain level of food security in Nigeria

The House of Representatives on Wednesday moved to ascertain the level of food security in the country, following the adoption of a motion by Rep. Dennis Idahosa (APC-Edo State) on the floor of the House in Abuja.
Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu (born June 25, 1965) is a Nigerian politician and the current Governor of Lagos State.

Governor Sanwo-Olu: Lagos investment in agriculture will hit $10 billion by 2025

Lagos State governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has said the state’s investments in the agriculture sector would run to $10 billion in the next five years.

Kwara reiterates commitment to ease of doing business

The Kwara Government has restated its commitment to creating a business-friendly environment for economic growth and development in the state.
Governor David Nweze Umahi

Food security: Ebonyi governor urged to tackle challenges facing smallholder women farmers

Representatives of Ebonyi State Public Financing for Agriculture, PFA Budget Committee, Participatory Development Alternatives (PDA), and the Small-Scale Women Farmers Organization in Nigeria, SWOFON, weekend called on Ebonyi State Government to immediately address the challenges facing smallholder Women farmers in the 2022 budgetary allocation or through a supplementary budget in 2021.
Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has expressed deep sadness over the deaths of his Special Adviser on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr. Jerome Torshimbe, and his Personal Assistant on Special Duties, Mr. Famous Adejo.

Benue youths urges government to establish youth development commission

Benue State youths have called on the state government to, as matter of urgency, sponsor a bill for a Law to establish Benue State Youth Development Commission.
Police in India fired water cannons to disperse angry farmers, Wednesday, November 25, as protests about new legislation rage in northern India.

Police fire water cannons at protesting farmers in India

Police in India fired water cannons to disperse angry farmers, Wednesday, November 25, as protests about new legislation rage in northern India.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), said more than one million smallholders farmers had access to finance through its Anchor Borrowers Programme.

NBS: Nigeria’s agric sector GDP contribution improves in Q3 2020

The Nigerian Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has said Nigeria’s Agricultural sector contributed 30.77 per cent to the overall Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the country in the third quarter of 2020 (Q3 2020).
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Nigerian government, FAO leverage mobile app to control ravaging cereals’ pest

The Federal Government has urged farmers to embrace the use of a modified Mobile App developed to detect Fall Armyworms ravaging Maize farms and other crops in parts of the country.
Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel, says the idea of random testing for COVID-19 in the state is a waste of government resources.

Akwa Ibom to give land to farmers for agribusiness

The Akwa Ibom government has expressed its readiness to lease out government lands to farmers in the state to assist them expand their agribusinesses.
Sen. George Akume, Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs made the call at the formal inaugural ceremony of eight members of the Governing Board of the NNMA on Friday in Abuja.

Senator Akume charges Benue youths to remain patriotic

Minister for Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, Sen. George Akume, has charged Benue youths to remain patriotic and contribute their quota to the development of the nation.
Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has disclosed that the US$50 million University of Transportation, Daura, scheduled to take off September next year will be built free of charge by the Chinese government.

Group commends President Buhari, Rotimi Amaechi for rail infrastructure, others

The Movement for Progressive Youths of Nigeria (MOPYON) has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for the major achievements recorded so far by his administration in the area of infrastructure development.
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 recruits 100 unemployed persons for agricultural training in Edo

The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) has recruited no fewer than 100 unemployed persons in Edo in its sustainable Agricultural Development Training Scheme (SADTS) of the Rural Employment Promotion (REP) Programme.
President Muhammadu Buhari inaugurates APC tripartite committee at the State House on Monday, August 31, 2020.

President Buhari: Farming is the answer for ‘able-bodied’ young Nigerians

President Muhammadu Buhari has reiterated that his administration is very keen on reviving the agriculture sector in order to meet local food demand; and diversify an economy that has been too reliant on crude oil proceeds.
3. The truce-seeking trip of President Muhammadu Buhari to the Malian capital of Bamako on Thursday ended without a deal to soothe the country’s escalating political crisis.

Presidency: 2.4 million households to benefit from Nigerian government’s stimulus package

To ensure food security for citizens, at least 2.4 million households will benefit from the Federal Government’s post COVID-19 stimulus package, a presidential aide says.
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, (FMARD), Sabo Nanono, says the Federal Government is committed to ensuring the take-off of University of Agriculture, Zuru, Kebbi, in 2020.

Nigerian government inaugurates mini water treatment plant in Yobe

Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development on Tuesday inaugurated a mini water treatment plant in Gashua, Bade Local Government Area of Yobe.
Four coronavirus patients have recovered and will soon be allowed to go home to their families. This was revealed on Friday 3 April 2020 by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos.

Lagos reduces land use charge by 48 percent, waives N5.8 billion penalties

The Lagos State Government on Wednesday announced the reduction of the Land Use Charge (LUC) to the pre-2018 charges, indicating a reduction of 48 per cent.

Gombe moves to address dearth of agric extension workers

The Gombe State government says it has taken steps to address the inadequate agricultural extension workers to serve the farming population in the state.
The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Godwin Obaseki to investigate the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of equipment has indicted former governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

Governor Obaseki: I’m committed to economic diversification, food security

The Governor, who spoke to journalists in Benin City, said his administration has, in the last three years and eight months, embarked on programmes and reforms created an enabling environment for agricultural businesses to thrive such that more youths and investors could earn a living and create employment.
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, (FMARD), Sabo Nanono, says the Federal Government is committed to ensuring the take-off of University of Agriculture, Zuru, Kebbi, in 2020.

Nigerian government to establish over 600 farm mechanisation centres

The federal government has said it will start up a programme, “The Green Imperative”, which will lead to the establishment of 632 farm mechanisation centres in the country.
Governor Kayode Fayemi signs revised Appropriation Bill of N91.128bn into law.

Ekiti governor signs revised appropriation bill into law

Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State on Monday signed the Revised/Supplementary Appropriation Bill of N91.128 billion into law.
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).
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, (FMARD), Sabo Nanono, says the Federal Government is committed to ensuring the take-off of University of Agriculture, Zuru, Kebbi, in 2020.

Nigeria to salvage food production with ‘agric for food and jobs plan’

The Federal Government Tuesday, disclosed moves to salvage food production with a new agricultural programme, Agric for Food and Jobs Plan, AFJP, in 12 months that would mitigate effects of novel Coronavirus, COVID-19, pandemic, in the sector.

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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has listed what Nigeria should do to have access to $12 trillion “dormant funds”.

Ex-President Obasanjo: If Nigeria breaks up, minority groups will be exterminated

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Wednesday described calls for the disintegration of Nigeria as unmindful and insensitive to the plight of the minority groups in the country.
Hotel owners in Abia State under the aegis of Hotel Welfare Association (HWA) and others have lauded the Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba Alkali over his appointment of AIG Etim Eneh Okon to head the Police Zone 9 command, Umuahia.

South-east group hails re-organisation in Nigeria Police Force

The Coalition of South East Youth Leaders has expressed delight over the recent re-organisation in the Nigeria Police Force.
Security operatives in the University of Calabar, UNICAL have arrested two suspected cultists for being in possession of packs of 100mg of tramadol on campus.

UNICAL security apprehends suspected cultists with hard drugs on campus

Security operatives in the University of Calabar, UNICAL, have arrested two suspected cultists for being in possession of packs of 100mg of tramadol on campus.
Wife of Akwa Ibom State’s Governor Udom Emmanuel, Dr. Martha Emmanuel, on Wednesday led over 3,000 women from different walks of life on a solidarity march to protest the gruesome murder of Miss Iniubong Umoren.

Akwa Ibom first lady leads women’s protest on raped, murdered job seeker

Wife of Akwa Ibom State’s Governor Udom Emmanuel, Dr. Martha Emmanuel, on Wednesday led over 3,000 women from different walks of life on a solidarity march to protest the gruesome murder of Miss Iniubong Umoren.
The task of projecting African football onto the global stage has begun following the election of Patrice Motsepe as CAF President by acclamation during the 43rd CAF Congress, which has taken place in Rabat, Morocco.

CAF president launches pan-African inter-school championship with own $10 million

The South African billionaire and president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Patrice Motsepe, on Tuesday in Abidjan announced that he will personally finance the pan-African inter-school football championship, which will be launched “between 2022 and 2023”, in collaboration with FIFA.

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Jada Pinkett Smith, left, Willow Smith and Adrienne “Gammy” Banfield-Norris discuss Willow’s polyamorous lifestyle on their Facebook Watch series, “Red Table Talk.”(Red Table Talk / Facebook)

Willow Smith discussed polyamory with Jada Pinkett Smith and Gammy

Though this isn’t the first time Willow had discussed both monogamy and polyamory on the show – she previously said she could see herself being “polyfidelitous” – it is the first time the 20-year-old has openly described herself as polyamorous.
German former professional footballer Christoph Metzelder went on trial Thursday accused of sharing child pornography with women online in a case that stunned the sport.

German ex-footballer in dock on child porn charges

German former professional footballer Christoph Metzelder went on trial Thursday accused of sharing child pornography with women online in a case that stunned the sport.

TUC to engage Lagos agency to address hazardous working environment

The Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) has vowed to engage the Lagos State Safety Commission (LSSC) to address issues bothering on hazards and other unsafe measures associated with some work environment both in the private and public sector in Lagos and beyond.
Amazon received Food and Drug Administration authorisation for a Covid-19 test made by itssubsidiary STS Lab Holdco, and it plans to use it for its onsite coronavirus testing programs.

California appeals court finds Amazon responsible for third party sellers’ products

An appeals court in California has ruled that Amazon can be held liable for products sold through its marketplace by a third-party seller, the Los Angeles Times reported
Roma has officially announced that tomorrow’s Europa League clash between Sevilla and Roma will not take place.

UEFA confirm they will let English fans into Europa League final in Gdansk

Fans will be allowed to attend the Europa League final in Gdansk later this month, after UEFA reached an agreement over spectators with the Polish government.