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The disclosure was made by the State Governor, Sen Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed at the official launching of the 2020 farming season, sales of fertilizer and the distribution of OCP Africa COVID-19 Palliative Support Project to farmers across the state held in Bauchi on Saturday.

Bauchi to access N10 billion central bank agric loan, launches 2020 farming season

In its resolve to boost agricultural production to enhance food security, Bauchi State government says the arrangement is to access N10 billion commercial agricultural credit scheme from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, (FMARD), Sabo Nanono, says the Federal Government is committed to ensuring the take-off of University of Agriculture, Zuru, Kebbi, in 2020.

Nigeria to salvage food production with ‘agric for food and jobs plan’

The Federal Government Tuesday, disclosed moves to salvage food production with a new agricultural programme, Agric for Food and Jobs Plan, AFJP, in 12 months that would mitigate effects of novel Coronavirus, COVID-19, pandemic, in the sector.
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, (FMARD), Sabo Nanono, says the Federal Government is committed to ensuring the take-off of University of Agriculture, Zuru, Kebbi, in 2020.

Contractors block minister’s office over debts

Some contractors of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development on Wednesday stormed the Abuja head office of the ministry to demand the payment of their money.
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President Buhari orders query of permanent secretary accused of N119 billion financial misconduct

The Federal Government has issued a query to the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Science and Technology, Dr. Mohammed Bello, over a N119 billion alleged financial misconduct, while he was permanent secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
Nigeria can longer depend on the oil sector for survival after the COVID-19 pandemic, the Plateau State Commissioner for Agriculture, Dr Hosea Istifanus Finangwai, warned on Monday.

Nigeria can no longer depend on oil for survival – Plateau commissioner

Nigeria can longer depend on the oil sector for survival after the COVID-19 pandemic, the Plateau State Commissioner for Agriculture, Dr Hosea Istifanus Finangwai, warned on Monday.
The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Science and Technology, Dr. Mohammed Bello.

Nigerian government queries permanent secretary for buying uncompleted building for N7 billion

The Federal Government has queried the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Science and Technology, Dr Mohammed Bello, for allegedly buying what it described as “uncompleted carcass” building for the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in the sum of N7bn.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Nigeria sets up joint technical task team on food security

The Federal Government, in a bid to ensure food security and wipe out smuggling of food produces out of the country, has now inaugurated Joint Technical Task Team.
Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, Sadiya Farouq has declared that her Ministry will focus on the urban poor, National Social Register as well as Bank Verification Number (BVN) to determine who benefits from the distribution palliatives to cushion the biting effect of COVID-19 on Nigerians.

Federal government sends 110 trailer loads of rice, other grains to Kano

The Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development on Tuesday sent 100 trailer loads of rice and other grains to the Kano State government for distribution to the needy, vulnerable and people of concern in the state.
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Expert: Make water available in rural areas, public places

An expert in water well and borehole drilling and National President, Association of Waterwell Drilling Rig Owners And Practitioners (AWDROP), Michael Ale, has urged the Federal Government to, as a matter of urgency, provide wells and borehole for Nigerians, especially those living in rural areas, adding that running water remains very essential in the collective fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

200,000 farmers benefit from $2.2 million fertilizer project

The Africa Fertilizer Financing Mechanism (AFFM) has kick-started a $2.2 million project to provide fertilizer suppliers in Nigeria with financial support to improve supply for 200,000 smallholder farmers.
President Muhammadu Buhari and the Governor of Nasarawa State, Mr Abdullahi Sule, are meeting right now.

FEC approves N43 billion for road, agric projects

The Federal Executive Council (FEC), on Wednesday, approved a total of N43.3 billion for a road and various agricultural projects in the country.
The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, visited the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) National Reference Laboratory (NRL) in Gaduwa, Abuja on the 9th of January 2020. 7

Lassa fever: Federal government activates emergency operations centre

With the increasing cases of Lassa fever reported across the country, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has activated a National Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) to coordinate the response activities.

NCDC intensifies response to Lassa fever spread

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has activated a National Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) on the 24th of January 2020, to coordinate Lassa fever response activities.

Lassa fever: Federal government activates nationwide emergency operations

With the increasing cases of Lassa fever reported across the country, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has activated a National Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) to coordinate the response activities.
The Federal Ministry of Health through the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has formally announced the inclusion of three new laboratories into the national yellow fever-measles-rubella laboratory network 7

Lassa fever: 29 deaths, 195 confirmed cases reported in 11 states – NCDC

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has disclosed that 29 deaths and 195 confirmed cases of Lassa fever had been reported in 11 states of the federation.

Lassa fever death toll rises to 38 in 11 states

The death toll in the Lassa Fever outbreak across the country hits 38 last night as more cases were breaking out.

Federal government trains, equips graduates on skill acquisition

The federal government has trained another batch of 70 graduate youths in poultry production, processing and marketing in Oyo north senatorial district to enhance production skills and engage more youths in poultry farming. Apart from the training, the beneficiaries were also given starter parks; 100 birds, cages, 10 bags of feeds and other materials including cash worth over N200, 000, to assist them in starting and improving their businesses.
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, (FMARD), Sabo Nanono, says the Federal Government is committed to ensuring the take-off of University of Agriculture, Zuru, Kebbi, in 2020.

University of Agriculture Zuru to take-off in 2020 – minister

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, (FMARD), Sabo Nanono, says the Federal Government is committed to ensuring the take-off of University of Agriculture, Zuru, Kebbi, in 2020.

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The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, (FMARD), Sabo Nanono, says the Federal Government is committed to ensuring the take-off of University of Agriculture, Zuru, Kebbi, in 2020.

Nigerian government to establish over 600 farm mechanisation centres

The federal government has said it will start up a programme, “The Green Imperative”, which will lead to the establishment of 632 farm mechanisation centres in the country.

FRSC Board approves appointment of two deputy corps marshals

The Federal Road Safety Commission Board has during its meeting on May 3, 2020 after due consideration of the report submitted by the Establishment Committee in respect to the 2019 promotion, approved the promotion of two Assistant Corps Marshals from the North Central geopolitical zone to the rank of Deputy Corps Marshal with immediate effect.
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Eswatini cabinet in isolation as minister contracts coronavirus

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