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Zimbabwe has suspended imports of livestock and meat from South Africa for the second time this year after an outbreak of foot and mouth in the north of South Africa the agriculture ministry said on Friday.

Zimbabwe bans meat, livestock imports from South Africa

Zimbabwe has suspended imports of livestock and meat from South Africa for the second time this year after an outbreak of foot and mouth in the north of South Africa the agriculture ministry said on Friday.

Auchi polytechnic employee found dead in farm

An employee of Auchi Polytechnic, Auchi, Mr. Samuel Okolie, who disappeared on October 9, has been found dead in his farm at Aviele community, near Auchi, in the Etsako West Local Government Area of Edo State.

Yobe irrigation farmers seek government’s support

Some irrigation farmers in Damaturu, Yobe, on Tuesday appealed to the government to support them with water pumps and other farm inputs to enhance the state agricultural revitalization programme.

Alaafin petitions President Buhari over insecurity in South West

The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III, has written a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari on the negative effect of insecurity in Nigeria, especially in the South West, warning that the pre-colonial military structures of the Yoruba have not been totally collapsed.

Governor Emmanuel gives condition for appointment of commissioners

The Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel, has given condition under which people may be considered for appointment as commissioner in his second term.
nigeria police

Man allegedly hacks brother to death over loan

The police in Niger State have arrested a 45-year-old, Idris Aliyu of Daka’agi village in Wushishi Local Government Area, for allegedly killing his younger brother, Aliyu Aliyu.

Shortage of farm labourers threatens good harvest in Southwest

Farmers, especially those in the Southwest, have begun to raise concern over shortage of farm hands, which they fear could precipitate low harvest.
Joshua Litza

Man faces seven years jail term for starving cows

A Wisconsin man Joshua Litza is likely to serve up to seven and a half years in prison if convicted on animal cruelty charges after police found four dead cows on his farm and other emaciated animals with bones jutting from their flanks.

Abia community seeks Governor Ikpeazu’s protection over attacks

The people of Isu clan in Arochukwu local government of Abia State have cried out to the state governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, over the incessant attacks by the neighbouring Utuma community of Cross River State, saying that Abia government had waited too long to come to their aid since the periodic attacks started in 2014.
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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.
Barambu and other neighbouring communities in Alkaleri Local Government Area of Bauchi State, near the border with Gombe State, came into the limelight when President Muhammadu Buhari commissioned the Kolmani River II well.

Cheers, fears as oil search resumes in the North

Barambu and other neighbouring communities in Alkaleri Local Government Area of Bauchi State, near the border with Gombe State, came into the limelight when President Muhammadu Buhari commissioned the Kolmani River II well.
Baba Modu

Father of Boko Haram commander begs son to surrender

Malam Baba Modu, an 80 year-old father to a Boko Haram commander, popularly called ‘Ba-Ana’, has begged his son to surrender and embrace peace.

Suspected herdsmen attack Benue community, kill one

Suspected herdsmen reportedly attacked Ukemberagya, Gaambe-Tiev community in Logo Local Government Area of Benue State on the eve of Christmas Day leading to the death of one Ioewuese Myaga, a father of seven children.
Jerry Manya

ABU student arrested in Benin for alleged kidnapping

A 24-year old student of Ahmadu Bello University, ABU, Zaria, Jerry Manya, has been paraded by the Edo State Police Command ​for alleged kidnapping.

APC loses members to PDP in Edo

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo State made another haul on Sunday as some prominent chieftains and supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo North Senatorial District, Adams Oshiomhole’s immediate constituency abandoned their abhorrent brooms to take shelter under the congenial umbrella.
Kola Ologbondiyan

PDP: Presidency’s attack on Atiku Abubakar sign of defeat

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Wednesday said that the personal attacks by the Minister of Information and National Orientation, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, as well as other officials of the Buhari-led Presidency, against the character of its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, were signs of defeat.
Caleb Ikechukwu, police spokesman in Ekiti

Police: Ekiti high chief murdered on his farm

A senior traditional chief in Ijero Ekiti Local Government Area of Ekiti, Adewole Ajayi, was murdered on his farm on Friday, the police say.

TCN defends repeal of non-performing electricity transmission contracts

Usman Mohammed, managing director of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), says some Nigerians have made the organisation their farm where they get paid for non-performing contracts.

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An Air Peace flight from Port Harcourt to Lagos experienced a hard landing which caused a tyre burst and damage to the aircraft’s nose wheel at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) in Ikeja Lagos. The aircraft with 133 passengers and six crew members after making emergency landing reportedly veered off the runway on 18R. Photo: Abdullateef Aliyu, Lagos 23/7/19

Accident bureau releases report on incidents involving Air Peace aircrafts

Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) Nigeria has released the preliminary reports on the incidents involving three aircraft, two B737-300s with tail number 5N-BUK and 5N-BQO and a B737-500 with registration 5N-BRN owned and operated by Air Peace and has issued safety recommendations.
Robert Lewandowski

Timo Werner: Only Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are playing at Robert Lewandowski’s level

Timo Werner acknowledges he has little hope of outscoring Robert Lewandowski in the Bundesliga this season, as the Bayern Munich forward's form can only be matched by Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Nigeria came from behind to get their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying campaign to a positive start with a 2-1 Group L win over Benin at Akwa Ibom Stadium in Uyo. 3

AFCONQ: Super Eagles to hit Maseru by chartered flight

Nigeria’s Super Eagles are expected to storm Maseru, Moshoeshoe International Airport on Friday through a chartered flight to keep a date with Lesotho in the AFCON 2021 qualifiers on Sunday.
Adegboyega Oyetola

Osun governor presents 119.5 billion budget for 2020

Gov. Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State on Thursday presented a N119.5 billion budget to the state House of Assembly for the 2020 fiscal year.
Former World Cup and Champions League-winning coach Marcello Lippi has announced his resignation as manager of the Chinese national team after a World Cup qualifying defeat to Syria.

World Cup winner Marcello Lippi resigns from China managerial role

Former World Cup and Champions League-winning coach Marcello Lippi has announced his resignation as manager of the Chinese national team after a World Cup qualifying defeat to Syria.