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Expert: Organic farming minimises soil erosion

The Oyo State Commissioner for Agriculture, Natural Resources and Rural Development, Mr Oyewole Oyewumi, has called on erosion-prone communities to engage in organic farming to minimise soil erosion.

MAN expresses reservations on AfCFTA’s impact on Nigeria’s economy

Dr Frank Udemba, National President of Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, has said the association had reservations on the impact of African Continental Free Trade Area on Nigeria’s economy.

AMCON: 350 Nigerians owing N4.3 trillion

The Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) says 350 Nigerians are responsible for more than 80 percent of the N5.4 trillion debt portfolio of the company.

Economist: Why most Nigerian businesses cannot become conglomerates

An economist, Dr Chijioke Ekechukwu, says Nigerian businesses find it difficult to become conglomerates due to both external and internal factors.

PDP: APC is Nigeria’s problem

The Peoples Democratic Party has declared that the All Progressives Congress, “by its manifest retrogressive, violent and despotic proclivities, has proven to be the clog in our collective quest for national cohesion, happiness and economic prosperity as a people”.

The real price of ‘changing the change’

Top opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members have been granting press interviews and addressing zonal political rallies talking about “CHANGING THE CHANGE” in next year’s general elections, without defining what exactly that means.

Lagos trade fair complex generates N500m revenue in four months

The Executive Director, Lagos Trade Fair Complex Management Board, Mrs. Lucy Omosefe-Ajayi, said the board recorded more than N500m in the first quarter of 2018.

Bill Gates as ‘a wailing wailer’

Mr. Bill Gates, Microsoft founder, friend of Nigeria and one of the richest men in the world was in Nigeria recently, but he ended up violating the official interpretation of “table manners” in Nigeria’s corridors of power.

Kuwait pledges $2 billion for Iraq’s reconstruction

Kuwait will lend one billion dollars to Iraq and commit a further one billion dollars of investment to the country, Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Sabah told an international conference on Iraq’s reconstruction on Wednesday.

1,500 NYSC corps members complete skills acquisition training in Sokoto

No fewer than 1,500 National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members have completed various skill empowerment training at a joint orientation exercise at Wamakko NYSC Orientation camp in Sokoto State.

Governor Ortom warns Benue residents against inciting violence

Residents of Makurdi, the Benue state capital, have been warned against raising false alarms and making inflammatory statements regarding the already escalated security crisis in the state.

Motorists sleep in filling stations as fuel scarcity worsens

Scarcity of petrol has become unbearable in Ekiti as motorists now sleep in filling stations across the state to have the opportunity to buy.

Multiplicity of taxes discourages investments – Kemi Adeosun

The Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, has stressed the need for salary earners operating other businesses to also pay tax from their profits in order to help grow the economy.

Liberian economy struggles as election crisis drags on

Businesses in Liberia’s dual-currency economy are feeling the pinch as customers stay home and the exchange rate keeps climbing in the absence of a resolution to the country’s disputed presidential election.

Dangote Foundation joins global leaders, pledges N100m to fight malnutrition in Nigeria

The recently concluded Global Nutrition Summit 2017, held in Milan, Italy, convened governments, international agencies, foundations, civil society organisations and businesses to accelerate the global response to malnutrition, an underlying cause of nearly half of all global child deaths.

Infrastructure decay, responsible for business failures – official

Mr Chidi Ezirigwe, Principal Manager, Abuja Enterprise Agency, has identified poor planning and infrastructure decay as factors responsible for business failures in Nigeria.

Tackling ownership opacity in the extractive sectors

I am honoured to have the privilege of addressing you at this important event. Let me start by commending President Joko Widodo and the government and the people of Indonesia for graciously hosting this conference, and for their remarkable hospitality since we arrived.

Boko Haram displaced need long-term foreign aid – Norwegian Refugee Council

People made homeless by Boko Haram's brutal insurgency will need years of support to help rebuild their lives, even if security improves, the head of the Norwegian Refugee Council said on Wednesday.

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Bayelsa Commissioner for Information, Mr Daniel Iworiso-Markson,

Official: Bayelsa cargo airport project almost completed

Bayelsa State Government says it is putting finishing touches to its N90 billion Cargo International Airport project which has reached 95 per cent completion.

Congo’s Joseph Kabila says election on track but stays mum on own future

President Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of Congo has said that the December presidential election would go ahead as planned, but he declined to say whether he would defy term limits to stand for re-election.

Nigerian Army begins special operation against bandits in Sokoto

The Nigerian Army has launched a joint security operation to clear bandits terrorizing Gandi and Tabanni villages in Rabbah Local Government area of Sokoto State.
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IGP Ibrahim Idris: Tactical squad, intelligence team critical to checking crimes

The Inspector-General of Police (I-G), Mr Ibrahim Idris, said that the Special Tactical Squad (STS) and Intelligence Response Team (IRT) units of the Nigeria Police Force were instrumental to the successes recorded by the force.
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Two dead as heat wave envelops Japan

No fewer than two people died of suspected heatstroke as a relentless heat wave continued to scorch Japan, with temperatures spiking above 35 degrees Celsius, local media reported on Friday.