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Bauchi approves N100 million compensation for Islamic university

The Bauchi State Governor Muhammad Abdullahi Abubakar has approved the sum of over N100 million as compensation of land for the establishment of Islamic University in Alkaleri Local Government area of the state.

Don blames 1978 land use decree for decline in livestock production

Prof. Olusoji Adejumo, a professor of Reproductive Physiology, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ibadan, has lamented that the greatest obstacle to accelerated livestock production in Nigeria “is the cerebrally deficient Land Use Decree of 1978, later Land Use Act of 1999 inserted into Federal Constitution,” even as he called for the establishment of a new Ministry of Livestock Production in the country.

President Buhari: Governors should support their wives’ humanitarian activities

President Muhammadu Buhari has commended wives of Governors for the various humanitarian activities they carry out in their states.

President Buhari reiterates support on fight against drug abuse, youths empowerment

President Muhammadu Buhari has reiterated the Federal Government’s support to all groups involved in the fight against drug abuse, challenges facing women and children in IDP camps as well as women and youth empowerment.

President Buhari supports governors wives in addressing challenges of women, youths

President Muhammadu Buhari has reiterated the Federal Government’s support to all groups involved in the fight against drug abuse, challenges facing women and children in IDP camps as well as women and youth empowerment.

Official: Why farmers fail to access government credits facilities

With the kick-off of the new farming circle lace with complaints by farmers over their inability to access farm credits and facilities, a Director of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (state) has identified impatience and lack of professional advice as some of the hindrances to accessing government agricultural credit facilities by farmers.

How NEMA used N400m to clear N414.8m rice donation

Documents submitted to the committee by the ministry of finance dated July 20, 2017 indicates that the total quantity of the rice is 6,779 metric tonnes valued at N414.8 million while the federal ministry of agriculture paid another sum of N272.5 million as duty.

Federal government commences rehabilitation of 36.5km Wukari-Ibi road

Sen. Emmanuel Bwacha representing Taraba South District on Friday flagged off the rehabilitation of the 36.5-kilometre Wukari-Ibi road which is expected to gulp N1 billion.

Central bank chief Godwin Emefiele emerges The Guardian Economic Personality of the Year

The Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, was on Saturday, April 7, 2018, unveiled as The Guardian Economic Personality of the Year 2017 in recognition of his contribution to stabilizing the Nigerian financial sector amidst recession as well as the Bank’s effort in development financing.

Central bank to deploy N60 billion intervention fund in vulnerable sector

Emefiele said this in a keynote address he delivered after he received The Guardian “Economic Personality of the Year 2017” award in Lagos yesterday.

Kogi government trains farmers on agricultural best practices

The Kogi Agricultural Development Project (ADP) on Saturday has embarked on an intensive training for registered cassava, cashew and maize farmers from March 22 to 31, with the theme: “Best Practices in Agriculture”.

Ex-President Obasanjo: Only zero hunger can wipe out Boko Haram

A former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, has said the Boko Haram insurgency can only be defeated if governments tackle the issue of hunger and joblessness.

Ex-President Obasanjo arrives Maiduguri for zero hunger forum

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has arrived Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, to attend a meeting of the Nigeria Zero Hunger Forum.

Senate seeks ban on palm oil, kernel importation

The Senate at the plenary on Tuesday urged the executive arm of government to ban the importation of palm oil, palm kernel and other products of the cash crop.

Federal govt, World Bank to construct 300km rural roads in Osun

The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and the World Bank are to construct 300 kilometres of rural roads in Osun under the Rural Access and Mobility Project (RAMP).

Minister Heineken Lokpobiri inspects roads, shore protection projects in Bayelsa

Sen. Heineken Lokpobiri, Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, on Saturday, visited some ongoing road projects in Bayelsa to assess the level of work.

President Buhari committed to legacy projects, rural devt in Niger Delta – minister

Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, Sen. Heineken Lokpobiri, has declared the readiness of the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari to initiate and complete legacy projects in the rural areas of the Niger Delta region.

Cocoa farmers threaten protest over alleged abandonment by federal govt

Cocoa farmers in the country have accused the Federal Ministry of Agriculture of abandoning them, threatening to protest to the seat of power in Abuja.

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