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Budget 2020: Actionaid, others set agenda for agric sector

A non-governmental organisation, Actionaid Nigeria, has called for the close monitoring of the implementation of agricultural projects in the upcoming budget by all relevant stakeholders, including the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Ministry of Budget and National Planning, state ministries of agriculture and agriculture committees in the National and state houses of assemblies.
The immediate past deputy governor of Gombe State, Mr. Charles Iliya, has surrendered some luxury vehicles in his possession to the committee constituted by the state governor Alhaji Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya, to recover government property improperly disposed by the past administration of Dr. Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo.

Gombe signs up for federal government Ruga settlement initiative

Gombe State Governor Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya has revealed that the state government has signed up for the establishment of the Federal Government’s controversial “Ruga Settlement” in the northeastern state.
Prof. Charles Dokubo, Coordinator Presidential Amnesty Programme

Federal government to empower 2,500 Niger Delta youths senator

The federal government through its Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP) is set to empower 2,500 Niger Delta youths through industrial fishing and associated sea foods production.
L to R. Prince Patrick Osobase, Prof. Charles Dokubo,Usani U.Usani and Edobor Iyamu in a photograph after the launch of the fishing training programme for 2,500 Niger Delta Youths

Amnesty: Federal government trains 2,500 Niger Delta youths on fishing, others

The Federal Government through the Presidential Amnesty Programme is set to train 2,500 Niger Delta Youths on fishing and associated seafood production.

German government invests 2 million Euros in Nigeria’s rice production

The German Government, with support from the Bill and Mellinda Gates Foundation, has provided two million Euros for implementation of the second phase of the Competitive African Rice Initiative (CARI) in the country

Society advocates commercialisation of grass-eating fish species

The Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON) has urged the Federal Government to commercialize the culturing of herbivorous fish species, to tackle the high cost of fish production.

Official: FAO committed to climate smart agriculture in North East

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has reiterated its commitment to strengthen the agricultural response to climate change in North East through promoting the Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) programme.

Federal government, IFAD hail value chain implementation in Niger

The Federal Government and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) on Friday commended the implementation of the Value Chain Development Programme (VCDP) in Niger State.

Audu Ogbeh: Federal government’ll recreate grazing reserves in Nigeria

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, Thursday declared that the Federal Government would soon embark on the re-creation of grazing reserves across the country.

NANTS urges President Buhari to end illegal seizure of goods by Customs

The National Association of Nigerian Traders (NANTS) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to bring to an end the illegal seizure of goods and over time cargo charges by Nigeria Customs Service (NCS).

SON chief urges farmers, processors to embrace innovation

Osita Aboloma, the Director General of the Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON), has urged farmers and processors of sorghum to embrace constant innovations provided in the standardisation process, in order to earn premium on the commercialisation of high quality sorghum products.
President Buhari Anchor Borrower's Gala Night in Abuja on 19th Dec 2018-6

2019: Farmers, fertiliser producers donate N1.77 billion to Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election campaign

The Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN) and Fertilizers Producers and Suppliers Association of Nigeria (FEPSAN), on Wednesday night, donated the sum of N1.77 billion to fund the re-election campaign of President Muhammadu Buhari in the forth coming elections in 2019.

ActionAid, SWOFON urge women’s involvement in agric policy-making

ActionAid Nigeria and the Small-Scale Women Farmers Organisation in Nigeria (SWOFON) have called for the involvement of smallholder women farmers in agriculture budgeting and policy-making processes at all levels of government.

Centre caution Nigerians on antibiotics

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has advised Nigerians to seek professional medical advice before taking or using antibiotics to avoid misuse.
Kayode Fayemi Ekiti

Kayode Fayemi: I will make Ekiti food basket of Nigeria

Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi has said his administration would give priority attention to agriculture and rural development in order to reposition the state as a food basket of the country.

Cleric wants Christians to be consistent in prayers

Rev. Vincent Fam of the Foursquare Gospel Church, Abeokuta, Ogun State has called for consistency in prayers among Christians for them to enjoy and be partakers of fulfilled life.

MDAs, NBMA validate biosafety mainstreaming strategy for Nigeria

Some ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) in collaboration with the National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) have reviewed and validated a National Biosafety Mainstreaming Strategy that will further strengthen the biosafety regulatory regime and its inclusion in various sectors of the economy.
President Muhammadu Buhari

Muhammadu Buhari approves redeployment of four permanent secretaries

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday approved the redeployment of four federal permanent secretaries to various ministries.

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The Nigerian Export Promotion Council AGOA Technical Workshop on Utilisation of AGOA Visa Stamp in Abuja.

Olorogun Okumagba congratulates Festus Keyamo on nomination as minister

Former Commissioner for Finance and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress in Delta State, Olorogun Bernard Okumagba, has hailed the ministerial nomination of Mr. Festus Keyamo, SAN, by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Association hands over fake, substandard agro products to NAFDAC

National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) Taraba state office says the association of Agro-Input dealers has handed over to it fake and substandard agro inputs worth millions of Naira.
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Gernot Rohr seeks refresher courses for coaches

Super Eagles’ head coach Gernot Rohr has insisted that the only way he could embark on a refresher course with Bayern Munich is if the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) outlines the programmes it has for local coaches to also refresh their knowledge of the game.
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Victor Osimhen: My plan exit rumour not true

Super Eagles’ striker Victor Osimhen has refuted rumour of his exit from Charleroi this summer.