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A woman roasts maize cobs on the side of the road in Lawley informal settlement in the south of Johannesburg, South Africa, April 24, 2019. REUTERS-Siphiwe Sibeko

South Africa’s maize harvest seen up from last season

South African maize farmers are expected to harvest more maize in 2020 compared with the previous season on the back of favourable weather conditions, a Reuters survey showed on Tuesday.
If Kadade Abdullahi had known is brother’s jealousy will lead to his death, maybe he would have done something to avert it.

I murdered my brother because he was dad’s favourite – suspect

If Kadade Abdullahi had known is brother’s jealousy will lead to his death, maybe he would have done something to avert it.

Nigerian government threatens to jail anyone selling fertilizer above N5000

The Federal Government has urged Nigerians to report anybody found selling fertilizer above the 5000 Government approved price.
Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom

Benue, Nasarawa governors meet over insecurity

Benue and Nasarawa State Governors, Samuel Ortom, and Abdullahi Sule, on Wednesday, met and agreed to jointly constitute security committees at the Local Government Areas in their border communities to check criminal activities.

Farmers seek availability of farm inputs to enhance harvest

An agriculturalist, Mr Wasiu Akinsoji, on Wednesday said availability of improved farm inputs to farmers would enhance harvest in the post-COVID-19 era to stabilise the economy.
Secretary to Delta State Government, Chiedu Ebie Esq. (right) and Commissioner for Information, Mr. Charles Aniagwu , while briefing Journalists on security situations in Delta and other sundry issues . Tuesday

Delta: Herdsmen invade farms, chase out farmers

Secretary to the Delta State Government, SSG, Mr Chiedu Ebie, yesterday said the state government would soon set up a joint security task force as part of its efforts to tackle the growing insecurity occasioned by the incessant kidnappings, killings and maiming of Deltans by armed suspected herdsmen.

China offers farmers cash to give up animals trade

Farmers in China are being offered cash to quit breeding exotic animals as pressure grows to crack down on the illegal wildlife trade that has been blamed for the coronavirus outbreak.
President Muhammadu Buhari and former Minister of Defence, General Theophilus Danjuma (retd.), are meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. 2

President Buhari, General TY Danjuma meet at Presidential Villa

President Muhammadu Buhari and former Minister of Defence, General Theophilus Danjuma (retd.), are meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Femi Adesina, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari

Presidency: Nothing wrong with taking more loans

There is nothing wrong in taking more loans to finance specific projects, the Presidency said on Sunday.
The new Chief of Staff to the President, Professor Ibrahim Gambari, has said his primary allegiance would be to President Muhammadu Buhari and not the public.

Nigerian government cuts 2020 budget by N71.5 billion

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved a revision of the 2020 Budget from N10.594 trillion to N10.523 trillion, reflecting a N71.5billion downward review.
Fulani herdsmen

Four herdsmen killed in fresh crisis with Tiv farmers in Nasarawa

A fresh clash between Tiv farmers and Fulani herdsmen has led to the death of four the latter in Kadarko community, Keana Local government area of Nasarawa state during the weekend.
FILE PHOTO- A worker arranges harvested coffee cherries inside a tractor in a plantation in the town of Sao Joao da Boa Vista in Sao Paulo state, Brazil, June 6, 2019. Picture taken June 6, 2019. REUTERS-Amanda Perobelli

Coronavirus delays coffee growers from harvest

South American coffee growers may delay harvest this year and limit the number of workers they employ as the novel coronavirus pandemic continues to spread, threatening to reduce this year’s crop of export-quality beans.
The All Farmers Association of Nigeria, AFAN, Friday, hailed the appointment of acting Managing Director of Bank of Agriculture, BoA, Alwan Hassan, as it signifies hope for smallholder farmers in the country.

AFAN: Alwan Hassan’s appointment as BoA’s acting chief signifies hope for farmers

The All Farmers Association of Nigeria, AFAN, Friday, hailed the appointment of acting Managing Director of Bank of Agriculture, BoA, Alwan Hassan, as it signifies hope for smallholder farmers in the country.
The Poultry Association of Nigeria has warned that the country may face starvation in 2021 due to the lockdown across the nation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nigeria may face famine in 2021 – farmers

The Poultry Association of Nigeria has warned that the country may face starvation in 2021 due to the lockdown across the nation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
In view of this, the Commissioner of Police Akwa Ibom State, Imohimi Edgal, wishes to reaffirm to the general public that the State government directives will be vigorously enforced.

Akwa Ibom: Police promises to enforce government new anti-virus guidelines

Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom state had in a state-wide broadcast last Saturday, announced new guidelines with effect from May 4, 2020, including a dusk-to-dawn curfew from 8:00 pm to 6:00 am daily, compulsory wearing of face mask in all public places.
A greenhouse farmer, Mr. Chuba Chukwuka, has stated that a prolonged COVID-19 situation in Nigeria may affect food harvest negatively.

How coronavirus pandemic may affect food harvest – farmer

A greenhouse farmer, Mr. Chuba Chukwuka, has stated that a prolonged COVID-19 situation in Nigeria may affect food harvest negatively.
Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, has fully recovered from coronavirus. 3

Kaduna civil servants, political appointees to take 25-50% pay cut

Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai says civil servants and political appointees in the state will take between 25 and 50% pay cut to support the state’s government fight against COVID-19.
Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde has confirmed the State recorded one case of COVID-19 on Friday.

Oyo governor insists no lockdown despite rising number of coronavirus cases

Mr Makinde restated this position while speaking in an interview with Fresh FM on Monday morning. He also said that the state will begin the distribution of aid this week while civil servants from level 13 had been directed to resume this Monday.

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The Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 (PTF) has decried the continued refusal by medical institutions including federal tertiary institutions to receive and treat patients for fear COVID-19.

PTF decries continued refusal by hospitals to treat patients for fear of coronavirus

The Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 (PTF) has decried the continued refusal by medical institutions including federal tertiary institutions to receive and treat patients for fear COVID-19.
Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC)

NDDC HQ shut over ‘coronavirus outbreak’

The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has ordered the immediate shutdown of the headquarters of the Niger Delta Development Commission in Port Harcourt following the sudden death of the Commission’s Executive Director, Finance and Administration, Chief Ibanga Etang.
Kola Ologbondiyan

Loans request: Nigeria now on the auction market – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) alarms that with the volume of foreign loans being accumulated by President Muhammadu Buhari and his All Progressives Congress (APC), our nation and her people have been placed on the international auction market.
213 British nationals were Monday evacuated from Nigeria through the Muritala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on a British Airways flight BA9157 .

Nigeria releases new guidelines for international flights operations

Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority , NCAA, Thursday, released new guidelines for international flights operations during the current Covid-19 pandemic for Nigerian based crew.

Official: ICPC investigating cases of coronavirus fraud

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) says it is investigating alleged cases of corruption in the management of COVID-19 funds and palliatives.