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CBN governor: 2.9 million farmers have benefitted from anchor borrowers’ programme

Godwin Emefiele, governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), says 2.9 million farmers have cultivated 3.6 million hectares across 21 commodities under the bank’s anchor borrowers’ programme (ABP).

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Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has granted amnesty to 11 inmates serving various jail terms in correctional centres in the state to mark the beginning of 2021.

Ondo governor: I believe in one Nigeria

The Chairman of the Southwest Governors’ Forum, Rotimi Akeredolu has said he believes in one Nigeria.

Abia monarch: Banditry, terrorism will not take over Nigeria

The Chairman of Umuahia Traditional Council in Abia, Eze Nnamdi Ofoegbu said bandits and terrorism will not take over Nigeria.
Popular reality TV star and former Big Brother Naija housemate, Alex Asogwa aka Alex Unusual has said she learnt how to ignore people at the Big Brother Naija House.

Alex Unusual: I learnt how to ignore people at BBNaija

Popular reality TV star and former Big Brother Naija housemate, Alex Asogwa aka Alex Unusual has said she learnt how to ignore people at the Big Brother Naija House.
The police command in Ekiti on Friday confirmed the killing of a police officer as gunmen allegedly abducted a Chinese expatriate in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.

Stray bullet kills NSCDC officer in Imo

A stray bullet has killed a female officer of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps in Imo State, Mrs Glory Nkwocha, according to...
Economic and Financial Crimes Commission - EFCC.

EFCC: NGOs moving cash in northeast must get clearance

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission says it is monitoring the movement of cash by nongovernment organisations in the north in efforts to trail financiers of terrorism.

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Steven Gerrard has revealed Rangers have opened talks with Jermain Defoe as they plot out the next stage of the striker’s career.

Rangers open talks with Jermain Defoe over future

Steven Gerrard has revealed Rangers have opened talks with Jermain Defoe as they plot out the next stage of the striker’s career.
Paris Saint-Germain are making a move for Manchester City striker, Sergio Aguero.

Barcelona open free transfer talks with Manchester City veteran

Barcelona have commenced initial talks with Manchester City star Sergio Aguero ahead of a free transfer move this summer.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police: We are yet to locate abducted Kogi Miyetti Allah chairman

The Kogi State Police Commissioner, Ayuba Ede, has said the police are yet to locate the whereabouts of the Kogi State Chairman of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association (MACBAN), Alhaji Waikili Damina, six days after his abduction.
Tokyo Olympics organisers are eyeing next July as a start date for the postponed Games, Japanese media reported Sunday, following the historic decision to delay the event due to the coronavirus.

Most Japanese want Tokyo Olympics cancelled

A campaign to cancel the Tokyo Olympics is gaining pace – as polls say 80% of Japanese people want the games to be called off, Sky News reports.

US launches new $90 million malaria control programme in eight Nigerian states

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) mission director, Anne Patterson has joined Dr. Perpetua Uhomoibhi, coordinator of Nigeria’s National Malaria Elimination Programme to launch a $90 million new activity to control malaria, Nigeria’s leading killer of children, in rural areas of eight vulnerable states.