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President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, presiding over the plenary in the upper chamber on Thursday, 3rd October, 2019.

Senate faults central bank on anchor borrowers programme

The Senate on Thursday faulted the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN’s) Anchor Borrowers Programme (ABP), insisting that the apex bank was not in the position to implement it.

World Food Day: Expert advocates increased funding in agriculture

Prof. Veronica Obatolu, the Executive Director, Institute of Agricultural Research and Training Ibadan, has called for Federal Government’s increased investment in agriculture to create jobs for youths in the country.

Nigeria earns $338.17 million from cocoa

Nigeria earned $338.17 million from cocoa and cocoa products last year, the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) has said.

Southwest farmers accuses federal government of neglecting them

A group of farmers under the aegis of Federation of Ethics and Values Cooperative Multipurpose Union, South West Zone, has accused the Federal Government of neglecting in its agricultural policy.

Oyo anti-grazing bill to punish poor herders – Fulani group

A large number of Fulani on Wednesday stormed the Oyo State House of Assembly venue for the public hearing on a bill to prohibit open grazing in the state.
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Anti-Grazing Bill not practicable – Fulani group

Various Fulani associations on Wednesday stormed the Oyo State House of Assembly, venue of the public hearing on a bill for a law to prohibit open grazing in the state, voicing their stand against the bill.

Central bank deducts N500 billion from Zenith, GTB, Citibank, UBA, 8 others

The Central Bank of Nigeria has deducted N500 billion from the accounts of 12 banks for failing to meet the target to provide credit to their customers.

NSCDC inaugurates agro-ranger unit in Yobe

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) on Thursday inaugurated an Agro-ranger unit to check farmers/herders clash in Yobe.
President Buhari receiving Report of the Technical Advisory Committee on the Implementation of the National Minimum Wage in State House on 25th Mar 2019 2

[email protected]: President Buhari orders release of N600 billion for capital expenditure

As Nigeria marks its 59th independence anniversary, President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning to release the sum of N600 billion for capital expenditure within a three-month time frame.
Bala Muhammad

Livestock plan: Bauchi governor means well for Nigeria – PDP

North East People’s Democratic Party (PDP) stakeholders have reacted to the criticism trailing the interview granted by the Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, on a national television, where he suggested that Fulani from neighbouring countries should be allowed to benefit from the National Livestock Transformation Plan (NLTP) being championed by the Federal Government.

Cross River governor grateful to President Buhari over Bakassi Deep Sea Port approval

Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River has expressed appreciation to President Muhammadu Buhari over the official approval for the Bakassi Deep Sea Port.

Lagos urges agricultural stakeholders to embrace technology

Malia Heroux, Assistant Cultural Affairs Officer, US Embassy, has said about 13,000 Nigerians are studying in America every year.
Catriona Laing

UK probes ‘killing’ of farmers by herdsmen in Benue

The United Kingdom has opened an investigation into the killing of farmers by suspected herdsmen in Benue State and other parts of the country, including two catholic priests and 17 worshippers.
Nigeria’s Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has tasked stakeholders from various sectors of the economy, to proffer ways of accelerating development of the pharmaceutical sector, through research and development.

Why VP Osinbajo cannot touch tradermoni, other N-SIP funds – official

Justice Bibiye, Communications Manager, National Social Investment Office (NSIO), says that funds allocated and released for the financing of the National Social Investment Programmes (N-SIPs) are not domiciled in the Office of the Vice President.

Nigerian professionals take black women’s advancement to UN

The African Women on Board (AWB) will on Thursday at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York launch its global movement to project the advancement of women of African heritage.
Plantain Plantation

Agric institute trains plantain, pineapple farmers on modern techniques in Edo

No fewer than 45 farmers have been trained on the use of modern technology in the production of plantain and pineapple in Edo State.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), said more than one million smallholders farmers had access to finance through its Anchor Borrowers Programme.

Central bank targets 70,000 farmers under anchor borrowers programme in Borno

The Central Bank of Nigeria says it has targeted about 70,000 farmers and business under its Anchor Borrower Programme in Borno State for 2019.
Prof. John Aguiyi speaking at the event in New York.

University of Jos seeks international support for production of anti-venom vaccine

The University of Jos is seeking international collaboration for clinical trials and production of the world’s first anti-snake venom vaccine.

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Governors El-Rufai, Badaru to lead APC campaign in Kogi, Bayelsa

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Edo APC suspends secretary

The Edo chapter of the All Progressive Congress (APC) has suspended its Secretary, Mr Lawrence Okah.
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Over 12 million Nigerians benefiting from SIPs – minister

Sadiya Umar Farouq, minister of humanitarian affairs, disaster management and social development, says over 12 million Nigerians are benefitting from the social investment programmes (SIPS).
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We’ll reconstruct Iwo Road interchange with N8 billion – Oyo governor

The Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde, has disclosed that not less than N8 billion would be spent to reconstruct the popular Iwo Road interchange in Ibadan, the state capital.

15-year-old sex trafficking victim commits suicide after rescue

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