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ActionAid Nigeria

Budget 2020: Actionaid, others set agenda for agric sector

A non-governmental organisation, Actionaid Nigeria, has called for the close monitoring of the implementation of agricultural projects in the upcoming budget by all relevant stakeholders, including the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Ministry of Budget and National Planning, state ministries of agriculture and agriculture committees in the National and state houses of assemblies.

US, Nigeria sign new pact on food security

The United States of America and Nigeria have signed a declaration of partnership to launch a five-year plan to improve food security, build greater resilience, and improve household nutrition in the country.

NAFDAC bans the use of methyl bromide as fumigant in Nigeria

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has reacted to an upsurge in the demand for methyl bromide from Nigeria.

Abubakar Yari lauds President Buhari for re-appointing Godwin Emefiele as central bank governor

A former Governor of Zamfara State, Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for re-appointing Mr Godwin Emefiele as Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

Ondo government to procure 20 tractors to boost agriculture

The Ondo State Government said on Friday that it was set to boost agriculture in the state with the procurement of no fewer than 20 tractors before end of August.

UN pledges full support to Cross River industrialization drive

The United Nations Country Team (UNCT) members on Thursday were in Calabar, the state capital of Cross River State holding a retreat on Management Accountability Framework, a foundation piece of the UN reforms process to engage with government and help facilitate the achievement the State’s giant industrialization drive.

Kaduna assembly rejects nominee for criticising Governor El-Rufai on social media

The Kaduna State House of Assembly on Thursday rejected the Commissioner nominee for Agriculture, Alhaji Aliyu Jaafaru.
Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has vowed to bring to reality in the state, the vision of the acclaimed winner of the June 12 , 1993 Presidential election, Moshood Kashimawo Olawale (MKO) Abiola.

Governor Abiodun: We’ll have a ranch in Ogun soon

Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State, yesterday, disclosed that his administration would soon have a world-class ranch in the state, to be created through a Public-Private Partnership.

Stakeholders urges federal government to invest in family planning to curb population explosion

As Nigeria celebrates the 2019 World Population Day, critical stakeholders in the health sector have urged the federal government to invest in family planning programmes that can help stem the tide of the negative impact of unbridled population explosion on the country resources and stability.
Sigrid Kaag

Netherlands to partner with Nigeria on oil palm development in three states

The Netherlands on Wednesday said it was concluding plans to further boost its agricultural ties with Nigeria, especially with oil palm development programme in three states.

Edwin Clark: Reintroduction of Ruga will disintegrate Nigeria

The convener of the Pan Niger Delta Forum, Edwin Clark, has warned the Federal Government against reintroducing the suspended controversial Ruga scheme.
Seyi Makinde

Oyo governor tasks NYSC members on nation building

Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has urged the 2019 Batch B NYSC members to embark on laudable developmental projects that would impact positively on their host communities and the nation.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday met behind closed doors with the Liberian President, George Weah.

President Buhari hails IDB for infrastructural support

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday thanked the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) for ongoing interventions in agriculture, trade and investment, rural development and food security in Nigeria.

AFAN president advises youths to use ICT to drive agriculture

Mr Kabiru Ibrahim, the National President, All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN) has appealed to Nigerian youths to embrace agriculture and use ICT to drive it.
The Chinese government has announced a suspension on imported meat products from Canada over claims of forged customs documents, the latest sign of deteriorating relations between the two countries.

China bans all meat from Canada

The Chinese government has announced a suspension on imported meat products from Canada over claims of forged customs documents, the latest sign of deteriorating relations between the two countries.
The African Development Bank, AfDB, says it has approved a 70 million dollar loan for a road project in Ebonyi. The bank said on its website on Friday that it would provide $40 million, while its co-financier, the Africa Growing Together Fund (AGTF), would contribute $30 million for the project.

AfDB hosts experts on food transformation

The African Development Bank (AfDB), has hosted a group of experts to discuss how technology can be deployed to transform food systems in West Africa.

Godwin Emefiele: Oil discovery exposed Nigeria’s economy to vulnerability

The Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr Godwin Emefiele, has said the discovery of crude oil and the country’s increasing reliance on crude oil revenues have led to a severe downturn in the agriculture and manufacturing sectors.
President Buhari receives in audience a Special Delegation from Nasarawa State led by the Governor in State House on 25th June 2019 4

President Buhari: Our goal of building inclusive, secured, prosperous Nigeria is achievable

President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration’s goal of building an inclusive, secured and prosperous Nigeria is achievable

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Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

Tribunal: I have not been certified – Atiku Abubakar’s data analyst

Petitioners’ Witness 60, Joseph Gbenga, called by Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, as an expert witness admitted before the Presidential Election Petitioner Tribunal, on Friday, that he had not been certified.
Justice Darius Khobo of Kaduna State High Court, on Thursday, adjourned hearing in the application for permission to travel to India for medical attention filed by Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zinat, to July 29.

Presidency: Court will decide Ibraheem El Zakzaky’s fate

The Presidency has enjoined El-Zakzaky-led Shiite members to desist from needless violent street protests and await the decision of the court in Kaduna where their leader is currently being tried.

Governor Masari pushes for collective dialogue with bandits in North-West

Gov. Aminu Masari of Katsina State says, for dialogue and amnesty programme for cattle rustlers and bandits in the Northwest to succeed, it must involve all state governments in the zone.

Tailor arrested over alleged N1.48 million fraud

A 47-year-old tailor, Popoola Abolade, was on Friday brought before a Yaba Magistrates’ Court in Lagos, for allegedly defrauding a company of N1.48 million.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Kogi guber: APC stakeholders drag NWC to court

The All Progressives Congress (APC) stakeholders Kogi State chapter, have taken legal action against the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) over the indirect mode of primaries adopted by the national leadership for the election of candidates for the November 16 Kogi State governorship poll.