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The Nigerian Incentive-Based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending, (NIRSAL PLC) has facilitated over N148 billion in finance and investments for agriculture and agribusiness.

NIRSAL partners NASENI to create 110,000 jobs in agric sector

The Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL Plc) has entered into partnership with the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) with a view to creating over 110,000 jobs in the nation’s agricultural value chain.
Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami

Minister advocates digital agriculture, distributes farming implements to Gombe youths

The Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Dr. Isah Ali Pantami says Nigeria must embrace digital Agriculture if the country must address future hunger challenges.
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.

SMEDAN to empower women along agric value chain – chief

The Director General of the Small and Medium Enterprise Development Agency of Nigeria, SMEDAN, Dr. Dikko Umaru Radda, has reiterated the agency’s resolve to ensure women are empowered to achieve improved productivity and livelihood sustainability along the agricultural value chain.
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.

President Buhari appoints acting BOA chief

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Alwan Hassan as the new acting managing director for the Bank of Agriculture.

Heritage Bank, GEZAWA set to transform Nigeria’s agric sector

The Nigerian agricultural sector is set to witness a huge growth, as Heritage Bank Plc the lead settlement bank for Gezawa Commodity Market (GCMX) has collaborated with key stakeholders to revolutionise agricultural value-chain, aimed at providing fully integrated ecosystem for commodity Exchange.

Nigeria to support agro-industrial processing zones, creates more jobs – minister

The Minister State for Agriculture, Mr Mustapha Shehuri, says Federal Government will support and promote Special Agro-Industrial Processing Zones (SAPZs) and creation of more job opportunities in the sector.

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.
Benedict Ayade

Why Cross River is pioneering agro-industrialisation – governor

Cross River State Governor Ben Ayade has explained that a new vista in agricultural value chain is unfolding with his government’s emphasis in agro-industrialisation.

CACS: First Bank disburses over N100 billion to support agricultural value chain – Adesola...

First Bank of Nigeria Limited has disbursed over N100 billion under the Central Bank of Nigeria Commercial Agriculture Credit Scheme initiative introduced to strengthen agricultural value chain.

Lagos government scales up fish production

Lagos State Government says it is implementing programmes and projects that would upscale fish production and harness the enormous economic opportunities available in the agricultural value chains in the State.
Governor-elect of Kwara, Alhaji Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, has pledged that his administration will be accountable to the people and will not steal or loot the state’s treasury.

Women, youth empowerment top Kwara agenda

The Kwara State Transition Committee 2019 at the weekend concluded the public interaction phase of its assignment, focusing largely on agricultural value chain, rapid infrastructure development, women and youth empowerment.

Official: Nigeria to host 5th Agro-food expo

Eight countries are expected to participate in the fifth Agro-food and Plastprintpack Nigeria 2019, aimed at providing solutions to the challenging needs of the entire agricultural value chain.

AIICO Insurance gets NAICOM approval to insure agric business

The National Insurance Commission (NAICOM) has given approval to AIICO Insurance PLC to underwrite agricultural business in the country.

NIRSAL to train banks on agric value chain financing

The Nigerian Incentive-based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural lending (NIRSAL) has mapped out modalities to train Agriculture Desk Officers of commercial banks and other key stakeholders in Value Chain Finance so as to guarantee food sufficiency in Nigeria.

Development bank signs MOU with NIRSAL on agric value chain financing

The Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL) and the Development Bank of Nigeria (DBN) have entered into a partnership that will see more funds channeled into the agricultural value chain (AVC) in the country.

Niger government disburses N1 billion central bank fund to 11,587 beneficiaries

The Niger State Government on Monday commenced the disbursement of the N1 billion Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Micro Small and Medium Enterprises Development Fund (MSMEDF) to 11, 578 beneficiaries.

Lagos, Kano sign MoU for economic partnership, investment

The Lagos and Kano State Governments on Thursday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for economic partnership and to jointly explore investment opportunities aimed at creating jobs and facilitating growth and development.

VP Osinbajo: $2 billion needed to revive Lagos-Kano rail line

Nigeria’s Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, on Wednesday said at least $2billion would be required to revive the Lagos-Kano Rail Line as part of efforts to boost local and international trade along the Northern and Southern zones.

Dangote’s investment in Lekki Free Zone will earn Nigeria $8trn annually

Investment of the Dangote Group in the Lekki Free Zone, Lagos will earn Nigeria $8 trillion annually, President, Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote disclosed on Wednesday.

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The Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Baba, has vowed to ensure peace in all troubled areas in the country.

IGP: New security measures underway for South-South, South-East

The National Security Council (NSC) rose from its third meeting in two weeks with the approval of new security measures for both South-south and South-east geo-political zones.
The Academic Staff Union of Secondary Schools (ASUSS) has commended the Federal Ministry of Labour and Productivity for granting recognition to the trade union in spite of an alleged deregistration plot against it by a rival union.

Niger government, Labour ministry disown ASUSS

The plan by secondary school teachers to float a different organisation from the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) may have hit the rocks following the rejection of the plan by both the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment and the Niger State Government.
Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus speaks during a news conference after a meeting of the Emergency Committee on the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Geneva, Switzerland January 30, 2020. REUTERS

Coronavirus: WHO reviewing data after Seychelles reports fully vaccinated people testing positive

The World Health Organisation said on Tuesday it was reviewing Covid-19 data from Seychelles after the health ministry said more than a third of people who tested positive for Covid-19 in the past week had been fully vaccinated.
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APC urges South-South governors to convene stakeholders meeting over Insecurity

The APC in Rivers State has called on governors of the South-South to call for an urgent meeting to address growing threats to the security of the region.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic will not feature for AC Milan in their Serie A match against Lazio on Monday, coach Stefano Pioli confirmed.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic to miss two Milan games with knee injury

Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be out for at least two matches with a knee injury, just a month before the start of Euro 2020, AC Milan coach Stefano Pioli said on Tuesday.

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2023: NULGE threatens to mobilise against PDP over bill

President of the National Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), Comrade Hakeem Ambali, has threatened to mobilise Nigerians to vote against the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in 2023, if it fails to call its member Solomon Bob that sponsored the bill to delist local governments from the constitution to order.
A Bayelsa State councillor, Onem Miracle Tyna, has rejected offers of a GoFundMe or any other fundraising campaign planned on her behalf by members of the public.

Bayelsa councillor rejects fundraising after building bridge with funds meant for official car

A Bayelsa State councillor, Onem Miracle Tyna, has rejected offers of a GoFundMe or any other fundraising campaign planned on her behalf by members of the public.
Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, was ecstatic after reaching the Champions League final on Tuesday.

Pep Guardiola: Champions League clash‘ll be different ball game

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has dismissed insinuations that recent defeats by Chelsea will have direct effect on the forth coming Champions League showdown.
The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) generated N39.06 billion in 2018 as against N35.72 billion it generated as local revenue in 2017, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said.

Nigerian Immigration shortlists 6,105 candidates out of 45,323 applicants

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has shortlisted 6,105 candidates out of the 45,323 who applied to be enlisted in its 2019/2020 recruitment.
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has approved the deployment of modern technology in the security system to fight crimes in the State.

Abia governor distributes business name certificates to SMEs

Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia on Friday began the distribution of business name certificates to Small and Medium-Scale Enterprises (SMEs) to boost wealth creation and development in the state.