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NIRSAL secures fresh N4.5 billion from three banks for farmers

The Nigerian Incentive-Based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending has secured a total of N4.5bn from four Deposit Money Banks for the cultivation of maize and soybeans in three states.

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Oil prices edge up after turbulent week as Saudi Arabia reassures on output

Oil prices edged higher in Asian trade on Thursday after days of turbulence, with markets soothed by Saudi Arabia’s pledge to restore full production by end-September at facilities knocked out in drone and missile attacks last weekend.

Couples flogged for public affection

A trio of canoodling couples was publicly flogged in Indonesia’s Aceh province on Thursday, charged with breaking local Islamic law that outlaws public displays of affection.
Nigeria are now the 34th-ranked team in the world according to the September Fifa rankings.

Nigeria now 34th in latest FIFA rankings

The three-time African champions dropped one place from their previous 33rd position, gathering 1482 points, following their 2-2 draw against Ukraine in the international break.
Chelsea hero Ruud Gullit has reacted to Frank Lampard appointment as the club manager

Ruud Gullit advice Real Madrid to get former Barcelona manager

Dutch legend Ruud Gullit has advised crisis hit-Real Madrid to sign former Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola to help the club solve their on-field problems after the huge defeat against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League.

UNICEF: Over 34,000 children risk death from acute malnutrition in Taraba

Over thirty four thousand children in Taraba State may die of Severe Acute Malnutrition if serious action is not taken immediately, the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) disclosed on Thursday.