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Former Senate president accused of destroying farmland in Ebonyi

A former president of the Nigerian Senate, Chief Anyim Pius Anyim, has been accused of destroying a commercial farmland at Amagu, Ishiagu in Ivo Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, Nigeria. A former president of the Nigerian Senate, Chief Anyim Pius Anyim, has been accused of destroying a commercial farmland at Amagu, Ishiagu in Ivo Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, Nigeria.
Bushland is seen burnt by fire as rain pools in large puddles at Bilpin, in the Blue Mountains, Australia, January 17, 2020. AAP Image-Dan Himbrechts-via REUTERS

Rain brings joy for Australian firefighters, farmers

Drought-breaking storms dumped desperately needed rain on some bushfire-ravaged parts of eastern Australia on Friday while giving joy to many farmers who have faced losing precious livestock and crops.
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Drought ignites human-wildlife conflict in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwean villager Dumisani Khumalo appeared to be in pain as he walked gingerly towards a chair under the shade of a tree near his one-room brick shack.

General Rotimi: Current political leaders responsible for Nigeria’s woes

The present crops of political leaders should be held responsible for Nigeria’s problems, a former Governor of defunct Western Region, Brig.-Gen. Oluwole Rotimi (retd.), has said.
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WHO announces plan to sterilise male mosquitoes

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has announced plans to test a mosquito sterilisation technique aimed at containing the spread of diseases such as dengue, chikungunya and Zika.The World Health Organisation (WHO) has announced plans to test a mosquito sterilisation technique aimed at containing the spread of diseases such as dengue, chikungunya and Zika.
Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta has sent a N27.9 billion supplementary budget for 2019 to the State House of Assembly for approval, increasing the initial budget figure of N390 billion to N417.9 billion.

Rising number of flood victims in IDP camps worries Delta governor

The Delta State Government has raised an alarm over the increasing number of flood victims at the Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps in the state.

Nigeria loses over N3 trillion in non-oil exports – NEXIM chief

Nigeria has lost about $10 billion (about N3.6 trillion) over the past five decades in non-oil export opportunities, comprising crops such as cocoa, oil palm, cotton and groundnut.
Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi A. Sule

Nigeria’s non-oil export soars to $3.16 billion

The Federal Government, on Thursday, celebrated its non-oil export commodities earnings which, it said, rose from U$1.17billion in 2016 to US$3.16billion in 2018.
A don, Prof. Leke Oduwaye, on Monday urged Lagos State Government to prosecute owners of buildings blocking drainage right-of -way to guard against flooding.

Flood destroys farmlands in Plateau

At least one hundred and thirty farmers in Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau State have been rendered stranded following a flash flood that wrecked havoc in their communities.

Cattle market in our place is not a blessing, but a curse – Abia...

The traditional ruler of Amaekwu Lokpanta in Umunneochi Local Government Area of Abia State, hosts of the cattle market on Enugu-Port Harcourt express road, near Enugu/Abia boundary, Eze Thomas Obike, has lamented the destructive activities of herdsmen and their cattle in their community.
Simon Lalong

Plateau elders set agenda for Governor Lalong’s second term

In Plateau State, the last four years administration of Governor Simon Lalong and now Chairman of Northern Governors’ Forum (NGF) came with overwhelming security challenges that are gradually eroding.

Paediatrician warns against over consumption of groundnut

Prof. Austine Omoigberale, the President, Paediatric Association of Nigeria, has warned against over consumption of groundnut, saying it is contaminated with aflatoxin, a toxic fungi.

Group calls for ban on genetically modified food in Nigeria

A non-governmental organisation, Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), has called on government to ban the importation of Genetically Modified (GM) food products and crops into Nigeria due to their health risks.

Rice farmers want increased security for dry season farming

A group of rice farmers, whose harvest was recently burnt down by Boko Haram insurgents have called for more security in the area as they prepare for dry season farming.

NRC horrified by killing of farmers by Boko Haram

“The level of violence registered lately in Northeast Nigeria is alarming. Farmers have been easy targets. These attacks risk making people too afraid to cultivate their land and may worsen the existing food crisis,” said Anja Riiser, NRC’s Area Manager in Maiduguri.
Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Charles Udoh

Charles Udoh: Akwa Ibom to lead Nigeria’s agric revolution

Akwa Ibom State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Charles Udoh, has said the state will lead Nigeria’s agriculture revolution.
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Flood submerges 500 rice farms in Bayelsa

No fewer than 500 rice farms at Okpotuwari and Ondewari communities in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa, have been submerged by flood, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

Federal government, IITA partner to produce cassava seeds tracker app

The Federal Government has said it is partnering with the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) to develop an application called Cassava Seed Tracker designed to transform analogue certification system to a digital system.

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Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo on Thursday described the tourism potentials of the state as a veritable source of economic prosperity.

Governor Akeredolu: We’ve spent N13 billion on education in Ondo

Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State says that his administration has spent over N13 billion on the rehabilitation and construction of schools across the 18 local government areas of the state.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila (APC-Lagos), has announced the demise of a former member of the house, Rep. Tony Okey. 7

Speaker Gbajabiamila seeks China’s support to end insecurity

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila, has sought the support of the Peoples Republic of China to end insecurity in Nigeria.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has backed Nigeria’s closure of its borders with some neighbouring countries over issues bordering on illegal trade.

IMF: Coronavirus could damage global growth in 2020

The coronavirus epidemic could damage global economic growth this year, the IMF head said Sunday, but a sharp and rapid economic rebound could follow.
Retired Col. Hameed Ali, Comptroller-General of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), on Thursday said the closure of Nigeria’s borders by Federal Government was undertaken to strengthen the nation’s security and protect its economic interests.

Customs chief says non-compliance challenge to Nigeria’s trade

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) said Nigeria’s biggest problem in trade facilitation and processing was non-compliance by stakeholders.
“We are sending a message to our society that from now on, nobody will be fired who has a legitimate reason for taking sick leave,” Labour Minister Yolanda Diaz told a news conference after a weekly cabinet meeting.

Spain bans layoffs over sick leave

Spain’s left-wing government on Tuesday banned companies from firing workers who repeatedly take sick leave, in its first reform of a contested 2012 overhaul of the country’s labour laws.