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Kullen Allah: Nigerian government fueling farmers, herders’ crisis

A Fulani herdsmen’s association, Kullen Allah Cattle Rearers Association of Nigeria, (KACRAN) said failure by the federal government to involve the right stakeholders in the formulation of agricultural policies and programs has incapacitated the sector to grow to it full potential in Nigeria.
Former Jigawa State Governor Sule Lamido

Sule Lamido: Nigerians will witness extinction of political parties

Former Jigawa State governor, Alhjai Sule Lamido, has predicted that Nigerians will witness the extinction of political parties that were built around certain personalities.
Benin Market

Foodstuff dealers protest extortion by agric quarantine service

Members of Foodstuff Dealers Association of Nigeria have protested “multiple checkpoints erected on the country’s highways by officials of Nigeria Agricultural Quarantine Service, NAQS,” saying such posts were serving as extortion points.
The Acting Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered vehicular restriction from 6am – 6pm tomorrow 16 February during the election.

Food dealers petition minister, police chief over extortion

Food stuff dealers in Anambra State have raised alarm over alleged extortion from their members nationwide by workers attached to Federal Quarantine Service Post at Orokam, Makurdi and Katsina Ala, Benue state.

Katsina Emir urges President Buhari to tackle insecurity first before other programmes

The Emir of Katsina Abdulmumini Kabir Usman yesterday told the Minister of Agriculture Audu Ogbe to inform President Muhammadu Buhari to tackle the problems of insecurity ahead of his other programmes.

CBN’s Godwin Emefiele foresees tomato revolution in Nigeria

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, has expressed optimism that another revolution, similar to what was recorded in the production of rice production, was about to occur in the tomato sub-sector.
Governor David Nweze Umahi

Audu Ogbe tips David Umahi for president

Nigeria’s Minister of Agriculture, Chief Audu Ogbe, has tipped Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State for the president once it is the turn of Ndigbo to produce the president.

Yemi Osinbajo presides over FEC as Muhammadu Buhari visits Maiduguri

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday morning, left Abuja for Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, to declare open the annual Chief of Army Staff Conference.

Abiola Ajimobi, Rauf Aregbesola, others lead APC reconciliation committees

Nigeria’s governing party, APC, has set up six committees to resolve the crises from its primaries across the country.
Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has restated that he is an advocate of fiscal federalism, stronger state governments and state police.

Yemi Osinbajo: N-Power to accommodate one million beneficiaries

The N-Power programme of the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration will be expanded to accommodate 1 million beneficiaries in the next phase, Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo says.

Group: No APC candidate was substituted in Benue

A group, United Ogbadibo Initiative, has debunked reports that Audu Ogbe, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, substituted names of elected candidates at APC primaries in Ogbadibo state House of Assembly and other federal and state constituencies.

Federal government to create ranches on Oyo, Benue, Ebonyi, Edo, others

The Federal Government has announced plans to establish large ranches in 10 pilot states of Adamawa, Benue, Ebonyi, Edo, Kaduna, Nasarawa, Oyo, Plateau, Taraba and Zamfara.

Governor Masari receives Zik Good Governance Award

Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State has received the 2017 Zik Award for Good Governance at a grand ceremony held at Civic Center, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Council: Herdsmen-farmers clashes may worsen without ranches

The National Food Security Council warned on Monday that the deadly clashes between farmers and herdsmen could get worse next year if efforts are not intensified to create cattle ranches or provide better security against rustling in the country.

Governor Shettima: We accord priority to agriculture transformation to end insurgency

Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno says his administration accords priority to agriculture transformation to fight poverty and end insurgency.

President Buhari presides over FEC meeting

The meeting is being presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and several ministers in attendance started at 11am.

Establishing cattle colonies now will be very difficult – Ex-NVRI chief

The Federal Government’s plan to establish cattle colonies will be “very difficult now because arable land is getting smaller’’, Dr. Ahmad Mohammed, former Executive Director, National Veterinary Research Institute (NVRI), Vom, has said.

Leather industry can create 700, 000 jobs – Ogbonnaya Onu

Nigeria can generate over 700, 000 jobs from the leather industry, Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, said on Tuesday in Sokoto.

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Man in court over alleged N770,000 fraud

A 26-year-old man, Ahmed Ibrahim, on Thursday appeared before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court, for alleged N770,000 fraud.