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Stakeholders react to presidential directive on forex restriction

Stakeholders have continued to react to the recent directive given by President Muhammadu Buhari to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to restrict forex on food items being imported into the country.

Outright ban of food importation will lead to inflation – society

The Soil Science Society of Nigeria (SSSN) says Federal Government’s outright banning of food importation will lead to inflation and further impoverish the masses.

Ecobank, NIRSAL sign N70 billion MoU for agribusiness

The Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk-Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Ecobank on a N70billion portfolio commitment from the bank to Agribusiness projects initiated and de-risked by NIRSAL.

Federal government raises alarm over new cassava brown streak disease

The Federal Government has raised an alarm over a recent virile disease, Cassava Brown Streak Disease (CBSD), ravaging East and Central Africa now making its way to West Africa.
Ogun state governor Prince Dapo Abiodun has tweeted his real official portrait, as against the image that is being circulated by street traders in Abeokuta, the capital.

Ogun government to partner AfDB, CBN, NEPC, China on agricultural development

The Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has disclosed that plans were underway to have a Chinese company invest in the agricultural sector of the state through a public private partnership programme.
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.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo attended a church service on Sunday at the RCCG Regional Parish in New York, United States, where he gave a sermon and also prayed fervently for Nigeria 3

VP Osinbajo: Nigeria’s challenges are huge investment opportunities

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday in New York said the huge development challenges facing Nigeria and the rest of Africa were “excellent opportunities for groundbreaking investments and innovation”.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), said more than one million smallholders farmers had access to finance through its Anchor Borrowers Programme.

Central bank: One million farmers benefit from anchor borrowers scheme

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) said more than one million smallholders farmers had access to finance through its Anchor Borrowers Programme.
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NIRSAL moves to raise over N140 billion for Agric financing

The Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk-Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL) has initiated actions to raise over N140 billion to finance agriculture over the next three years. US$200 million (N75 billion) will be raised by NIRSAL in...
R-L- President Muhammadu Buhari congratulatulating Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Mr. Godwin Emefiele on his reappointment as head of the apex bank, for a second tenure.

President Buhari asks central bank to blacklist firms smuggling 43 restricted items into the...

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to blacklist any firm, its owner and top executives caught smuggling any of the 43 items ineligible for foreign exchange (forex).

Central bank commences disbursement of initial N30 billion loan for palm oil production

A concerted effort to end oil palm importation and locally grow the crop on a large-scale basis has kicked off, with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) allocating an initial N30 billion for the project, which it said is already being disbursed to beneficiary farmers in identified states.

June 12: Federal government renames Abuja Stadium after MKO Abiola

President Muhammadu Buhari has renamed the Abuja National Stadium after MKO Abiola, winner of the 1993 presidential elections.

Federal government inaugurates cassava processing plant in Akwa Ibom

The Federal Government has inaugurated a Cassava Processing Plant and a seven-unit of Staff Quartres in Afi Uda Community, Mbo Local Government Area, Akwa-Ibom State.

Agriculturist urges Nigerians to embrace agriculture

Mr Jerry Ossai, an agriculturist, has stressed the need for Nigerians to embrace agriculture as one of the ways of bailing the country out of its economic challenges.
President Muhammadu Buhari has lauded Nigerians for curbing excessive taste for foreign products, which has positioned the country for food self-sufficiency, and resulted into savings of over $21 billion.

Full text of President Buhari’s election broadcast

On Saturday, February 16, 2019, you will, once again, be called upon to choose the leaders who will pilot the affairs of our great nation for the next four years. This is a constitutional right which should be freely exercised by all eligible voters.

World Bank lauds success of Fadama III programme

The World Bank has given a pass mark to Fadama III programme in Nigeria for the success recorded in the implementation of its programmes ahead of its Dec. 31, 2019 closing date.

Oyo town witnesses first rain in 2019

Residents of the ancient town of Oyo woke up on Thursday morning between 7:20 a.m. and 8:45 a.m. to a cool breeze, which heralded its first rainfall in 2019.

10,000 Kogi farmers to benefit from World Bank APPEALS project

About 10,000 farmers in Kogi State are to benefit from the $200 million grant of the World Bank assisted Agro Processing Productivity Enhancement and Livelihood Support (APPEALS) project.

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The Director General of the National Youths Service Scheme, NYSC, Brigadier- General S. Ibrahim, on Tuesday in katsina ordered State Coordinators, nationwide to strictly enforce relevant extant rules that regulates the movement of corps members both on inter and intrastate and local government boundaries, as part of measures to stem rising cases of deaths through road accidents and exposure to banditry and other violent attacks.