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FAO: World food prices drop to two-year low in November

World food prices declined in November 2018 to their lowest level in over two years, led down by much weaker vegetable oil, dairy and cereal prices, the United Nations food agency said on Thursday.

ABP: Central bank disburses N160 billion to 850,000 small farmers in three years

No fewer than 850,000 Small Holder Farmers have benefited from the Central Bank of Nigeria’s N160 billion under its Anchor Borrowers’ Programme in the last three years, CBN governor, Godwin Emefele, says.

FAO: World food prices down 3.7% in July

World food prices fell 3.7 per cent in July from the month before with declines seen across all crop types, the United Nations food agency said on Thursday.

Inflation declines for 12th consecutive month to 15.13%

For the twelfth consecutive month, inflation rate has continued a downward trajectory, recording a slowdown from 15.37 per cent in December 2017 to 15.13 per cent in January 2018, a 0.24 percentage points decrease.

SON destroys fake, expired products worth N4.5m in Ekiti

Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) on Sunday, destroyed N4.5 million worth of fake and expired products in Ekiti for want of quality assurance and other factors.

Buhari’s food self-sufficiency drive is the real independence

President Muhammadu Buhari undertakes the political ritual of Independence Day broadcast to the nation this Sunday morning, in a speech that highlights major strides in the pet themes of the administration: anti corruption, war against terrorism, economic revival and infrastructure development.

Fed govt worries over annual 5,160 deaths by food-borne diseases

The Federal Government has expressed regrets over the death of 5,160 Nigerians yearly from food-borne diseases and urged residents to take food safety serious.

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Algerians protest against President Bouteflika’s bid for fifth term

Hundreds of demonstrators, in defiance of a ban of protests, rallied in the Algerian capital against a bid by ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika for a fifth term in office.

Elections: Rivers APC kicks as INEC chairman claims every judgment has been obeyed

The Director of Strategic Communications for the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Rivers State, Tonye Cole, Prince Tonye Princewill, has expressed dissatisfaction with the Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Yakubu Mahmood, over the claim that all court judgments have been obeyed by the electoral umpire as regards the state.

Elections: Police summon APC Reps member over Kano violence

The police in Kano on Friday ‘invited’ a member of the House of Representatives, Abdulmumin Jibrin, over his alleged role in a bloody clash between members of the PDP and APC in Bebeji Local Government Area.

Elections: Liberia’s Ellen Sirleaf urges politicians to maintain peace, adhere to rule of law

Head of the ECOWAS Election Observetion Mission (EOM), former Liberia’s President, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, has urged Nigerians, particularly the political class, to sustain the peace that characterised the postponement of the Presidential and National Assembly elections and also conduct themselves according to the laws of the land as they go to the polls Saturday.

Policeman, thugs arrested for branding private vehicles in police colours

An unidentified police inspector was arrested on Thursday at a hotel in Ewet Housing Estate for aiding some people to brand two private vehicles in police colour.