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Border closure: Goods worth N4 billion seized, 296 illegal migrants arrested

An end to the issues leading to the closure of the country’s land borders seems to be far from over, as the Federal Government said nothing much has been done by the two major neighbouring countries.

Presidency: Former presidents asked for tips to award contracts

It also took a swipe at critics that have condemned President Muhammadu Buhari’s alleged frequent foreign trips, declaring that the President could govern the country from anywhere, saying the overseas trips have yielded a lot of advantages to the country.
Senate Majority Whip, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu (left); Moroccan Ambassador to Nigeria, Moha Out Ali Tagma; President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan; Chairman, Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs, Senator Adamu Bulkachuwa, and Deputy Chief Whip, Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi, during the visit of the ambassador to the Senate President on Tuesday, 8th October, 2019.

Senate President calls for closer ties between Nigeria and Egypt, Morocco — in pictures

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has called for closer bilateral relationship between Nigeria and Egypt and also with Morocco.

AFAN: Flood destroys 3,000 farmlands in Jigawa

The All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN) in Jigawa on Friday says reoccurring flood has destroyed over 3,000 farmlands in Guri Local Government Area of the state.
Atiku Abubakar

Atiku Abubakar’s ally under EFCC probe over ‘N20 billion fraud’

A former Minister of Special Duties and Inter-governmental Affairs, Kabiru Turaki (SAN), is under probe for alleged N20bn fraud, a court document filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) before the Federal High Court in Abuja has revealed.

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.

ICPC seals NECAS headquarters, warehouse

The Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offence Commission (ICPC) has sealed up the national headquarters of North East Commodity Association (NECAS) in Yola over allegations of fraudulent activities.
Emmanuel Paulker

Senator Paulker: How I’ll govern Bayelsa if elected

A PDP governorship aspirant, Emmanuel Paulker, has pledged to diversify Bayelsa economy to make the state less dependent on federal allocation if elected as governor of the state.

Benue to rehabilitate rural roads or easy transportation of agricultural produce

Benue State government said it has completed modalities for the development and rehabilitation of 500 kilometers of rural roads across the state.

Central bank commences disbursement of initial N30 billion loan for palm oil production

A concerted effort to end oil palm importation and locally grow the crop on a large-scale basis has kicked off, with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) allocating an initial N30 billion for the project, which it said is already being disbursed to beneficiary farmers in identified states.

June 12: Federal government renames Abuja Stadium after MKO Abiola

President Muhammadu Buhari has renamed the Abuja National Stadium after MKO Abiola, winner of the 1993 presidential elections.

Katsina: 45,000 rice farmers to benefit from anchor borrower programme

45,000 registered rice farmers across 34 local government areas of Katsina would benefit from Federal Government’s anchor borrower agricultural programme under the current farming season in Katsina State.

VSF distributes N600 million farm inputs to victims of Boko Haram

The Victim Support Fund (VSF) on Thursday commenced the distribution of farm inputs worth N600 million to 4,000 households who were affected by the Boko Haram insurgency in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states.
Hon Mai Mala Buni

Young farmers appeal to Yobe governor-elect for support

Some young farmers in Damaturu have appealed to the Governor-elect, MaiMala Buni, to map out strategies for mass youth participation of many of them in the next cropping season.

Dangote fertiliser in gas supply deal

Dangote Fertilizer factory has entered into a long-term agreement with Chevron Nigeria for the delivery of natural gas from Chevron’s supply portfolio to the plant, which is poised to start operations soon in Lekki – Lagos.
President Buhari receives in Courtesy Visit Labour Leadership led by President of Nigeria Labour Congress Ayuba Wabba in State House on 7th Mar 2019-3

President Buhari: We have broken fertilizer jinx

President Muhammadu Buhari has said his administration broke the fertilizer jinx and the product is now available in all local governments across the country at affordable rates.
Governor David Nweze Umahi

Governor Umahi advises Ebonyi residents not to abandon farms for politics

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi has advised the people not to abandon their farm work and other agricultural ventures because of the general elections.
The All Progressives Congress literally paralysed the Peoples Democratic Party campaign in Gombe as it formally received 16 prominent members of the PDP, led by campaign director-general Bala Bello-Tinka.

President Buhari pledges to improve on gains of agric sector

President Muhammadu Buhari has promised to improve on the gains recorded in the Agriculture sector to enhance socio-economic development of the country, if voted for a second term.

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Governor David Nweze Umahi

Ebonyi governor presents 178 billion budget for 2020

Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi on Friday, presented a budget of N178.1 billion for 2020 to the state House of Assembly.

Adams Oshiomhole welcomes Osagie Ize-Iyamu to APC, denies house arrest claims

The National Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has denied reports that he was placed under house arrest in Edo.

AEDC: Some Abuja residents to experience power disruption Saturday, Sunday

The Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC), says customers in parts of Central Area, Abuja will experience power interruption on December 14 and 15 due to maintenance of its facility. .
Kabiru Dogo

Kabiru Dogo set to dump Sunshine Stars over ‘interference’

Sunshine Stars head coach Kabiru Dogo may dump the Akure club in the coming days, revealed a source close to the gaffer.
Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen was left on the bench for the entire duration in Lille’s visit to Chelsea in Tuesday’s UEFA Champions league game.

Victor Osimhen misses late penalty in Lille’s home win against Montpellier

Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen missed a late penalty but it was not enough to prevent Lille from beating visiting Montpellier 2-1 On the French Ligue 1 on Friday night.