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President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday in Maiduguri blamed the leaders of Borno communities for not doing enough in terms of cooperation with the military to end the Boko Haram insurgency.

President Buhari blames Borno leaders for unending Boko Haram attacks

President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday in Maiduguri blamed the leaders of Borno communities for not doing enough in terms of cooperation with the military to end the Boko Haram insurgency.

Italy ready to invest in Nigeria’s agric sector

Mr Alessandro Gerbino, Trade Commissioner, Italian Trade Agency (ITA), said the Italian government was ready to invest in Nigeria’s agricultural sector.

Abia governor promises socio-economic development in new year message

Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia has reiterated the state government’s commitment to sustain socio-economic development through implementation of improved policies and programmes in 2020.
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Professor lists gains of border closure

An Associate Professor from the University of Lagos, Dr. Tajudeen Yusuf, has said the closure of land borders by the Federal Government has opened doors of opportunities for Nigerians.
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NBDA: PBR Cowpea‘ll bridge demand deficit of 500,000 tonnes

The National Biotechnology Development Agency, NBDA, assured that the newly approved PBR Cowpea will bridge the nation’s demand deficit of 500, 000 tonnes in the agricultural sector.

Godwin Emefiele: Smuggling must be dealt with to revive cotton, sub-sector

The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr Godwin Emefiele, says smuggling must be dealt with to effectively and successfully revive Cotton, Textile and Garment (CTG) sub-sector.
The Bauchi state governor, Sen. Bala Mohammed, on Friday, inaugurated the newly appointed 20 commissioners as members of the State Executive Council (SEC).

Bauchi government spends over N48.1 billion on housing, education, others

Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, yesterday, told newsmen that his administration will spend N48. 1 billion to provide basic infrastructure in the state.

IMF faults forex restrictions on 43 items as hurting investments

The foreign exchange restrictions placed on 43 items by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Tuesday drew criticism from the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Food security: Oyo Reps member canvasses investment in agriculture

A member of the House of Representatives representing Irepo/Olorunsogo/Orelope federal constituency of Oyo State, Olumide Ojerinde, has canvassed a more aggressive investment in the nation’s agricultural sector to attain food security.

World Bank: Nigeria dying slowly

The World Bank on Thursday, dropped a bombshell that Nigeria was dying slowly and tragically living on borrowed time due to its neglect of the agricultural sector and heavy reliance on crude oil which it said belongs to yesterday.

World Bank: Nigeria dying slowly

The World Bank on Thursday dropped a bombshell that Nigeria was dying slowly and tragically living on borrowed time due to the perennial neglect of the agricultural sector and relying heavily on crude oil that belongs to yesterday.

FACAN: Nigeria can make over $100 billion annually from agro commodities

Dr Victor Iyama, the President, Federation of Agricultural Commodity Association of Nigeria (FACAN), says Nigeria has over 52 agro commodities to enable it earn over 100 billion dollars annually.
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Ogun anchor borrowers loan’ll attract single digit interest – governor

The Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, on Monday said Ogun State Anchor Borrowers Programme (ABP) will provide inputs, service support and training required for farmers through a single digit loan and a guaranteed off-taker.
“No matter our good intentions, we will not see a transformation in agriculture if we continue to invest less than 10 per cent of our budget on agriculture,” Mr Sanginga said during a courtesy visit to the Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, in Ibadan.

What Nigeria must do to transform agricultural sector – IITA chief

A double-digit investment in the agricultural sector backed by a vibrant rural infrastructural network will help states in Nigeria to accelerate the transformation of agriculture, says Nteranya Sanginga, Director General of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA).
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Osun government to establish 12 new farm settlements

The Osun State Government has restated its commitment to placing high priority on agricultural sector in a bid to make farming more financially rewarding to farmers and the citizenry in general.

Stakeholders call for allocation of 10% budget to agricultural sector

Stakeholders in the agricultural sector have urged the Federal Government to allocate 10 percent of the national budget to the sector, in compliance with Malabo Declaration, which Nigeria is a signatory to.
Oando and its JV Partners, on Saturday the 1st of December, held the 22nd edition of its annual Green River Project (GRP) - Farmers Day celebration in Igbo-ogene Bayelsa State.-5

PPP: Oando, NAOC JV boost agriculture in Niger Delta

The Farmers Day initiative, which has recorded many successes;at the start took a lot of convincing to get the farmers acceptance of the project. Communities had hitherto blamed oil exploration activities for their poor harvest which in truth was as a result of poor farming techniques and seedlings.

Audu Ogbeh laments high interest rate for former

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, wednesday expressed disappointment over what he described as high interest rate on loan facilities for farmers in the country.

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Mr Adams Oshiomhole, the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Chairman has said that the party will continue to respect the judiciary and respect court orders.

Adams Oshiomhole’s intolerance may scuttle peace move – PGF chief

The Director General of Progressives Governors’ Forum (PGF), Dr. Salihu Lukman, has warned that the perceived intolerance of the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Adams Oshiomhole, may scuttle the efforts of the Chief Bisi Akande-led National Reconciliation Committee, which the party set up.
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Togo’s Faure Gnassingbe wins fourth term, as rival claims fraud

Togo President Faure Gnassingbe has won a fourth term in power, the national electoral commission declared on Monday, as his main rival accused authorities of fraud.
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Manchester City to implicate Liverpool in appeal against two-year ban from UEFA

Manchester City’s appeal against their two-year ban from European competitions, could see them implicate Liverpool over allegations that the Reds hacked into their scouting database.
Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has joined Leicester City's Jamie Vardy at the top of the Premier League scoring charts after scoring twice to help the Gunners beat Everton 3-2 at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Mikel Arteta hails Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as Arsenal skipper downs Everton

Mikel Arteta admitted Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has erased any doubts about his commitment after Arsenal’s captain led by example with a double in their 3-2 win against Everton on Sunday.

Lagos shuts down 20 health facilities

Lagos Health Facility Monitoring and Accreditation Agency has shut down 20 health facilities in the month of January for non-compliance with regulatory standards.