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Queen: Brexit on October 31 a ‘priority’ for British government

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday set out his government’s priorities at a parliamentary ceremony full of pomp and pageantry attended by the queen, with Brexit top of the agenda.

Kebbi partners World Fish Programme to revitalize fish production

The Kebbi State Government is partnering the World Fish Programme to boost the fisheries potentials of the State.

Lagos government scales up fish production

Lagos State Government says it is implementing programmes and projects that would upscale fish production and harness the enormous economic opportunities available in the agricultural value chains in the State.

Fadama shares N94.4 million to youths in Jigawa

According to a report, Alhaji Aminu Isah, the Jigawa Coordinator of Fadama 111 agricultural programme said the programme has shared N94.4million to 253 unemployed youths in the state for agricultural enterprises.

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.

World Bank: Nigeria’s fuel subsidy not helping the poor

The Vice President for Sustainable Development, World Bank, Laura Tuck, has warned Nigeria and other countries paying subsidies on fossil fuels to desist from it as such practice was not in favour of the poor.

Southwest agric sector attracts N30 billion FDI

The agricultural sector of the Southwest has attracted N30 billion in foreign direct investments (FDI) in the last four years, it was gathered on Thursday. The investments were in fisheries and poultry.

Nigerian Navy: Dedicated vessels to fight illegal fishing underway

Following rising cases of Illegal, Unregulated and Unreported (IUU) fishing in the country, plans have been concluded by the Nigerian Navy (NN) and the Federal Department of Fisheries for the acquisition of dedicated vessels to contain the trend.
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North Korea officials en-route to Vietnam ahead of Trump-Kim summit

Twelve North Korean officials — including Kim Jong Un’s de-facto chief of staff — were en-route to Vietnam Friday ahead of a second scheduled summit between Kim and US President Donald Trump, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency said.

Federal government restates commitment to promoting blue economy

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has reiterated the Federal Government’s commitment to promoting blue economy for safe and sustainable use of the continent’s vast sea and ocean resources.
British MPs could sit longer hours and their February holiday may be scrapped as the government races to pass its Brexit legislation before Britain leaves the EU on March 29, Downing Street said Sunday.

UK government may scrap MPs’ holiday to pass Brexit laws

British MPs could sit longer hours and their February holiday may be scrapped as the government races to pass its Brexit legislation before Britain leaves the EU on March 29, Downing Street said Sunday.

Osun farmers demand GSM network at farm settlements

The farmers in Osun State said they want the digital mobile network of the Global System for Mobile communication to be extended to the farm settlements in the state to enable them link up and connect with the modern world.
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Suleiman Adamu urges Senate to pass national water bill

The Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu, has called on the Senate to pass the National Water Bill, saying it is consistent with the Constitution of Nigeria and should not be politicised.
A general view of the Cambodia’s 400 megawatt Lower Sesan 2 hydroelectric dam is seen during the inauguration in Stung Treng province on December 17, 2018. – Cambodian premier Hun Sen on Monday opened the largest dam in the country, swatting away warnings about the disastrous impact it could have on the environment and local livelihoods. (Photo by Ly LAY / AFP)

Cambodia hails opening of country’s largest dam despite opposition

Cambodian premier Hun Sen on Monday opened the country’s largest hydropower scheme, swatting aside dire warnings about the environmental impact of the $780 million projects and its effect on local communities.

FAO urges countries to adopt innovations at achieving sustainable agriculture, food security

Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) has urged member countries to adopt innovations and encourage collaborative efforts at achieving sustainable agriculture and food security globally.

Godwin Emefiele: Nigeria has achieved food imports reduction, saved $21 billion in 34 months

The Central Bank Governor, Godwin Emefiele, has said that Nigeria’s monthly food import bill fell from $665.4m in January 2015 to $160.4m as of October 2018.
In this 2017 photo, houses are seen submerged in flood waters caused by Tropical Storm Harvey in Texas [Adrees Latif-Reuters]

Report: Climate change could cost US billions, worsen disasters

Climate change will cost the United States' economy hundreds of billions of dollars by the end of the century, a new US government report has warned.
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Niger government issues alert over poisonous meat in circulation

Niger State Government has warned Nigerian to be cautious of meats in circulation that contains steroid applied by local livestock farmers and butchers.

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FAAN seeks review of service tariffs

The Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) is seeking the review of its service rates and tariff to reflect current economic realities.
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UNICEF to improve literacy level of Nigerian children through advocacy

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), on Friday said it would help improve literacy level among Nigerian children in rural areas through sensitisation and advocacy.
The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says it arrested 178 illicit drugs offenders in Sokoto State, out of which 29 persons were convicted in 2018.

NDLEA restates commitment to rid Kogi of illicit drugs

Mr Alfred Adewumi, the new National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Commander in Kogi, says the agency will collaborate with sister security agencies and the state government to rid the state of illicit drugs.

NAF offers free medical services to 3, 000 persons in Sokoto

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF), has began free medical outreach for Mabera Community in Sokoto Metropolis, targeting 3, 000 persons in the two-day exercise.
The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) is enmeshed in another $150,000 scandal as grant received from World Athletic to assist the Federation in the hosting of the 21st African Championships in Athletics held in Asaba in August 2018,

Olamide George: Prince Beyioku remains AFN secretary general, backed by constitution

Acting president of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), Honourable Olamide George has affirmed Prince Adisa Adeniyi Beyioku as the authentic and substantive Secretary General of the federation.