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A swarm of desert locusts flies over a ranch near the town of Nanyuki in Laikipia county, Kenya, February 21, 2020. REUTERS-Baz Ratner-File Photo

Kenya faces risk of second locust invasion – FAO

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on Sunday warned that Kenya could face an imminent second wave of locust invasion, an official source said.
Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a news conference on the situation of the coronavirus (COVID-2019), in Geneva, Switzerland, February 28, 2020. REUTERS-Denis Balibouse-File Photo

Coronavirus cases surge as threat from antimicrobial resistance grows – WHO chief

More cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the past four weeks than in the first six months of the pandemic, the UN health agency chief told journalists on Friday as he launched a new report on the threat posed by antimicrobial resistance.
President of the UN General Assembly, Amb. Tijani Muhammad-Bande

Tijani Muhammad-Bande successfully served at most trying time – UN chief

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Nigeria’s Amb. Tijani Muhammad-Bande was the miracle needed by the General Assembly to deliver on its mandate in the face of COVID-19.
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Afreximbank approves $400 million facility to improve agriculture in Africa

The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), Africa’s foremost multilateral trade finance institution, has approved a $400-million revolving global credit facility agreement for the Export Trading Group (ETG), one of the largest and fastest-growing integrated agricultural conglomerates in Africa.
A swarm of desert locusts flies over a ranch near the town of Nanyuki in Laikipia county, Kenya, February 21, 2020. REUTERS-Baz Ratner-File Photo

East Africa locust swarms gather as coronavirus curbs delay pesticides

Coronavirus-linked flight restrictions are hampering efforts to wipe out locust swarms on the verge of devastating crops in eastern Africa, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said.
The House of Representatives is calling for the postponement of the National Sports Festival scheduled to hold next week in Edo State.

Forest guard bill gets second reading in House of Reps

A bill to establish an agency for forest guards to man federal roads and highways scaled second reading in the House of Representatives on Thursday.
The African Development Bank, AfDB, says it has approved a 70 million dollar loan for a road project in Ebonyi. The bank said on its website on Friday that it would provide $40 million, while its co-financier, the Africa Growing Together Fund (AGTF), would contribute $30 million for the project.

Nigeria partners AfDB for special agro-industrial processing zones

The African Development Bank, AfDB, in collaboration with the government of Nigeria, has held a meeting with stakeholders to discuss details around Special Agro-Industrial Processing Zones in Nigeria.
Billions of locusts swarming through East Africa could prove disastrous for a region still reeling from drought and deadly floods, experts have warned, amid increasing calls for international help.

East Africa: Locust outbreak sparks calls for international help

Billions of locusts swarming through East Africa could prove disastrous for a region still reeling from drought and deadly floods, experts have warned, amid increasing calls for international help.
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UN family in Ethiopia pay last respects to personnel killed in airline crash

United Nations staff in Ethiopia gathered today at the UN Conference Centre for a minute of silence and a flag lowering ceremony in memory of the 19 United Nations personnel killed in the crash of Ethiopian Airlines flight ET302 Sunday. The solemn gathering was led by the UN Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator, Mr. Aeneas Chuma.
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FAO holds forum on livestock, diary production in North East

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on Tuesday organized a one-day stakeholders forum for livestock farmers in the northeast, to accelerate milk and dairy production.

China confirms first African swine fever cases in Beijing

China’s agriculture ministry on Friday confirmed the first cases of African swine fever in Beijing, a disease that has spread across the country despite efforts to contain it.

Chimamanda Adichie wins humanitarian award

Chimamanda Adichie, the Nigerian author, has been conferred with a humanitarian award at the 2018 Action Against Hunger Gala.

FAO distributes fertilizers, seeds to 790,000 displaced farmers

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has distributed fertilizers and seeds to 790,000 farmers to accelerate crop production.

FAO targets 8,100 displaced families for micro-gardening in North-East

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said it targeted 8,100 families displaced by the Boko Harm insurgency under its Micro-Gardening scheme in the North-East.

PAN: N1.7 trillion poultry industry threatened by poor economy

The Nigerian poultry industry worth over N1.7 trillion is being threatened by poor economy and high cost of feeds, the Poultry Association of Nigeria (PAN) has warned.

FAO: World food prices slip in September

World food prices slipped in September from the month before, with only sugar posting a rise, the United Nations food agency said on Thursday.
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China culls 38,000 pigs as swine fever spreads

More than 38,000 pigs have been culled across China, state media said Sunday, as the world's largest pork producer scrambles to contain an outbreak of African swine fever.

NAFDAC: How we regulate alcoholic drinks in Nigeria

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) says it will put necessary measures in place to control influx of unregistered alcohol drinks in Nigerian markets.

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The joint EU-UN Spotlight Initiative, on Monday called on the media to intensify advocacy through reportage of violence against women and girls to end the menace in the country.
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US President Donald Trump speaks with General Motors CEO Mary Barra during a meeting with automobile industry leaders in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC on January 24th, 2017. - Photo by Saul Loeb - AFP via Getty Images

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Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa on Friday disclosed how the immediate past administration of former Governor Akinwunmi Ambode employed blackmail and harassment to witch-hunt and deprive the House of performing its duties appropriately.

Speaker: Lagos Assembly to pass 2021 budget before December 31

The Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, says the 2021 Appropriation Bill currently before the house will be passed before Dec. 31.

We believe it is South East’s turn to produce next president – Ebonyi PDP...

The Elder and major Stakeholders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday affirmed the belief that it is the turn of the South East to produce President of Nigeria in 2023.