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CBN: Why forex ban on milk was misconstrued

“Our focus remains ensuring forex savings, job creation and investments in the local production of milk. For the avoidance of doubt, milk importation is not banned. Indeed, the CBN has no such power. All we will do is to restrict sale of forex for the importation of milk from the Nigerian foreign exchange market.”
President Buhari at the event

Ministerial list: BYO hails President Buhari for bringing new hands

The Buhari Youth Organisation (BYO), Lagos State Chapter, on Wednesday applauded President Muhammadu Buhari for replacing most of his first-term cabinet members with new hands.

Benue APC chieftain urges President Buhari to reappoint ex-minister Audu Ogbeh

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Benue state, Hon. Iwodi Friday Adogo, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to reappoint the immediate past Minister of Agriculture, Chief Audu Ogbeh, in his new cabinet given the minister’s outstanding performance.

Senator Lokpobiri joins Bayelsa guber race

Few days after stepping down as Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri, has indicated interest to contest the November 16 governorship election in Bayelsa State, on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Olusegun Ojo

President Buhari reappoints Olusegun Ojo as NASC chief

President Muhammadu Buhari has renewed the appointment of Olusegun Ojo as the Director-General, National Agricultural Seed Council (NASC).
PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI INAUGURATES BOARD MEMBERS OF THE NORTH-EAST DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION AT THE COUNCIL CHAMBER STATE HOUSE. PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE. MAY 8 2019 3

President Buhari, ministers in valedictory FEC session today

President Muhammadu Buhari will preside over the valedictory session of the Federal Executive Council (FEC), on Wednesday, exactly a week before his inauguration for another four-year tenure.
Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani-Bello, has set up two committees to spearhead his inauguration for his second term.

Governor Sani-Bello urges federal government to intervene in felling of economic trees

Gov. Abubakar Sani-Bello of Niger has called for Federal Government’s intervention in curbing the incessant and indiscriminate felling of economic trees across the country.

Minister: FEC, NEC to deliberate on tree felling in Nigeria

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) and the National Executive Council are to deliberate on the indiscriminate tree felling across the country with a view to taking a decision that will be binding on the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN) in Niger State, on Saturday, urged the Federal Government to put the right structures in place before banning importation of tomato paste into the country.

AFAN: Ban on importation of tomato paste will fail without necessary structures

All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN) in Niger State, on Saturday, urged the Federal Government to put the right structures in place before banning importation of tomato paste into the country.
Bank of Agriculture - BoA

Federal government to divest 60% stake in Bank of Agriculture

In the bid to restructure the Bank of Agriculture (BOA) for efficiency, the Federal Government has moved to divest 60 per cent of its stakes in the bank.
Bank of Agriculture - BoA

Minister: Federal government to finalise Bank of Agric recapitalisation in 90 days

The Federal Government says it will finalise the recapitalisation of the Bank of Agriculture (BoA) in 90 days, in collaboration with the Bureau of Public Enterprise.

Federal government to begin payment of N10.3 billion debt to Agro-dealers this week

The Federal Government will this week commence the payment of the N10.3 billion debt owed Agro-dealers in the country, Alhaji Kabiru Umar-Fara, National Chairman, Agro Dealers Association, has said.

Federal government steps up measures to address smuggling, insecurity across border

The Minister of Foreign Affairs Geoffrey Onyeama says the Federal Government has stepped up measures to address challenges of smuggling and insecurity at the nation’s borders.
Foreign affairs minister Geoffrey Onyeama

Federal government announces measures against insecurity

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, says the Federal Government has stepped up measures to address challenges of smuggling and insecurity at the nation’s borders.

Senator Sabi: Technocrats bane of agriculture development in Nigeria

The Senate spokesperson, Sabi Abudullahi, says technocrats are the major challenges of the Nigerian farming system.

Federal government engages 130,000 graduates as extension workers

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Audu Ogbeh, says 130, 000 graduate youth have been employed to offer extension services to farmers across the country.

Minister: Nigeria spends $60 million annually on fish import

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Audu Ogbeh, disclosed the sum when he played host to the Ambassador of Nether- lands, Marion Kappeyne.

Minister laments delay clearing Nigeria’s agricultural products for exports

Audu Ogbeh, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, has appealed to the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) to ensure speedy evacuation and clearing of agricultural produce for export.

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Kwara plans ID cards, uniforms for Okada riders

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Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta has tasked Nigerians on the need to engage in actions that will help to further cement the bond of unity and cohesion in the country.

Delta plans to establish 20 computerised vehicle inspection centres

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Central bank recovers N60 billion excessive charges imposed on customers by erring banks

This is just as the apex bank has announced that it has commenced the process of creating 10 million jobs in the next five years through investment support in agriculture, using 10 commodity models.