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The Director-General of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Progressive Governors Forum (PGF), Salihu Moh Lukman, has chided the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and Ebun-olu Adegboruwa SAN, for reducing to politics and legality, the issues raised by President Muhammadu Buhari, on measure to tackle the spread of Coronavirus pandemic.

PGF chief: Now’s time to implement APC report on true federalism

In the wake of growing resentment against activities of some armed herdsmen across the country, Director General of the Progressive Governors’ Forum PGF, Salihu Moh. Lukman has called on the ruling All Progressives Congress APC to take steps to implement the report of the Nasir el-Rufai Committee on True Federalism.

Ex-Minister: APC is a dying political party

President Muhammadu Buhari's Sports Minister from 2015 to 2019, Solomon Dalung, says the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) which he still belongs to, is a failing, dying political brand that has endangered the lives of ordinary Nigerians even more.
The Miyetti Allah has called for the arrest of Chief Sunday Adeyemo popularly known as Sunday Igboho for the alleged assault on the Seriki Fulani of Oyo state, Alhaji Saliu Abdulkadir.

Sunday Igboho: Why Ibarapa residents rejected Fulani herders

Yoruba freedom fighter, Chief Sunday Adeyemo aka Igboho, who issued a seven-day eviction notice to Fulani herders that had been terrorising residents of Ibarapa North Local Government Area of Oyo State has said the threat of arrest can never be used to intimidate him.

NGO predicts hike in food prices over insecurity

Abundance of Hope Initiative, an NGO, on Monday in Abuja predicted further increase in prices of food items if more efforts were not intensified to address clashes between herdsmen and farmers.
The African Development Bank, AfDB, says it has approved a 70 million dollar loan for a road project in Ebonyi. The bank said on its website on Friday that it would provide $40 million, while its co-financier, the Africa Growing Together Fund (AGTF), would contribute $30 million for the project.

France, World Bank, AfDB pledge $25.5 billion against desertification in Africa

The war against desertification in Africa has gotten a boost with funding coming from multinational donor agencies and the government of France.
Former acting Governor and Speaker of Kogi State House of Assembly, Mr. Clarence Olafemi, has expressed worries over the spate of insecurity bedeviling the country, calling on President Muhammadu Buhari to sack his service chiefs “due to their poor performance in the last five years.”

Former Kogi acting governor tackles Nigerian government over spate of insecurity

Former acting Governor and Speaker of Kogi State House of Assembly, Mr. Clarence Olafemi, has expressed worries over the spate of insecurity bedeviling the country, calling on President Muhammadu Buhari to sack his service chiefs “due to their poor performance in the last five years.”
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police kill 29 bandits, nab 304 kidnappers in Katsina

The Katsina State Police Command yesterday said it had massacred 29 bandits and nabbed 304 notorious kidnappers terrorising farming communities in the state between January and December 2020.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for practically leading from the front and ensuring that the abducted Kankara schoolboys regained their freedom.

Nigeria school abductions sparked by cattle feuds, not extremism – officials

The kidnap of 344 schoolboys in northwest Nigeria had the appearance of an Islamist militant attack. There was even a video purporting to show some of the boys with members of Boko Haram, the extremists behind the 2014 kidnapping of more than 270 schoolgirls in the northeast.
Ms Abisola Olusanya, the State’s Commissioner for Agriculture kicked off the exercise at the Awolowo Live Bird Market, Mushin.

Food security: Lagos government urges citizens to embrace agribusiness

Lagos State Government has stressed the need for citizens to engage in agricultural business in order to bridge the food shortage gap and target in the country, particularly in Lagos State as well as ensuring food security for its teeming populace.
9. The Defence Headquarters has claimed that troops rescued the over 300 students of Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Katsina, abducted by bandits on December 11.

President Buhari urges released Katsina students not to give up on education

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday charged the schoolboys from Katsina, who were on Thursday released by their abductors, not to be discouraged by what happened to them, urging them to remain focused in the pursuit of education.
The Senator representing Niger East Senatorial District, Mohammed Sani Musa, has instituted scholarship programme for no fewer than 1,000 indigents students in secondary and tertiary institutions from his Senatorial zone as part of deliberate efforts to assist the underprivileged to acquire western education in the area.

Senator Musa: Two killed, 30 abducted, 5,000 homeless in Niger East

Chairman, Senate Services Committee, Senator Mohammed Sani Musa, All Progressives Congress, APC, Niger East has raised the alarm that the insecurity situation in his Senatorial District is worsening every day, saying that it has been one week of sleeplessness and horror.
EU chief Ursula von der Leyen and Prime Minister Boris Johnson had said last week they would decide whether an agreement was possible by the end of Sunday, but agreed in a crisis call to “go the extra mile”.

UK, EU extend Brexit talks after ditching deadline

The European Union and Britain ordered their negotiators back to work Sunday after agreeing to abandon a supposed make-or-break deadline for a post-Brexit trade pact.
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono, made this known in a statement signed by the Director of Information of the ministry, Mr Theodore Ogaziechi, on Sunday in Abuja.

Minister advises Nigerians to give priority to agriculture

Mr Sabo Nanono, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, says there is the need for Nigerians to accord agriculture its prime position a good replacement for the dwindling crude oil.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as said that its staff in Jos Branch, on Tuesday averted what would have been another major fire disaster in the country.

Central bank sells N4.1 trillion worth of special bills

Following last week’s introduction of 90-day special bills by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), the apex bank yesterday sold N4.1 trillion worth of the instrument in the money market.

Anchor borrower game-changer in financing of smallholder farmers – CBN chief

The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele, yesterday said the Anchor Borrowers’ Programme (ABP) has proven to be a game-changer in the financing of smallholder farmers in the country.

US agency selects Gombe for implementation of state2state governance programme

Gombe state has been selected for the implementation of the United States Agency for International Development-funded state2state governance programme through the Development Alternative Initiative (DAI) to support the state’s reform efforts of making service delivery efficient and accountable.

Nigerian government to launch $2 billion smallholder farmer empowerment project

The Federal Government through the African Union Development Agency-New Partnership for Africa’s Development (AUDA-NEPAD) Nigeria, has flagged off a $2bn project to strengthen SmallHolder farmers.
The former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, has lamented the fate of over 14 million out of school children in Nigeria, declaring that lack of formal education and stagnated development are some of the biggest problems confronting the country.

Ex-President Obasanjo, catfish farmers brainstorm on how to move aquaculture forward

Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo and Catfish farmers in the country on Saturday met to brainstorm and strategize for better productivity in the industry.

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Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi has pledged to abide by the peace pact he made with political opponents in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Ebonyi governor vows to prosecute officials linked to communal crisis

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State has vowed to arrest and prosecute people, including government officials, linked to the communal crisis involving Effium and Ezza Effium indigenes of Ohaukwu Local Government Area of the state.

NOA advises Nigerians to disregard conspiracy theories about coronavirus vaccine

The National Orientation Agency (NOA) has advised Nigerians to disregard conspiracy theories about COVID-19 vaccines and the various rumours being attributed to them.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SSG), Boss Mustapha, on Tuesday disagreed with Director General of the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Chikwe Ihekweazu, when he called on the House of Reps to amend the Quarantine Act.

PTF: Nigeria records four cases of UK coronavirus variant strain

Mr Boss Mustapha, Chairman, Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, said Nigeria recorded four cases of COVID-19, B117 variant strain, first reported in the UK.
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Imo workers oust state NLC chairman

Workers in Imo State have kicked out the state chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Austin Chilakpu, after a resolution reached on Monday at the meeting the workers held at the state secretariat in Owerri.
The Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, on Tuesday, briefed Mr Buhari on the limitations of the distribution of palliatives to vulnerable persons to curb the economic impact of the coronavirus.

Ekiti government inaugurates law reform commission board

A statement made available to newsmen by the commissioner indicated that the exercise was in line with the provisions of the state Law Reform Commission Law, 2014 (as amended).