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Minister inaugurates committee to review effect of rainfall

Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, Monday inaugurated an inter-ministerial committee, charged with the responsibility of reviewing from 2015 to 2018 the impact of seasonal rainfall prediction, SRP, of the Nigerian Metrological Agency, NIMET, on the nation’s food security.
Mary Uduk

SEC assured on development of vibrant commodities trading ecosystem

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) says the commission is committed toward ensuring that the commodities trading ecosystem in the country becomes vibrant to contribute to economic development.
The Lagos State government has said that the Imota rice mill, when completed, will produce 650 bags of 50kg rice per hour.

Lagos rice mill to produce 650 bags of rice per hour

The Lagos State government has said that the Imota rice mill, when completed, will produce 650 bags of 50kg rice per hour.

Federal government established SADTS to boost food production – NDE chief

Director general of National Directorate of Employment (NDE), Dr. Nasir Argungu, has declared that the intention of Federal Government in establishing Sustainable Agricultural Development Training Scheme (SADTS) is to boost food production in order to reduce hunger in the country.

Nigeria’s seed council controls 70 percent of West Africa seed industry

Nigeria’s National Seed Council (NSC) has now emerged the dominant force in the West Africa seed industry, controlling about 70 percent of the agricultural seeds used in the sub-region.
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More than 4,000 pigs in Indonesia allegedly die of deadly African virus

At least 4,600 pigs have allegedly died of the African swine fever in the Indonesian province of North Sumatra, the provincial administration said on Thursday.

NSCDC inaugurates agro-rangers unit in Nasarawa

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) on Monday inaugurated its agro-rangers unit to protect agro-allied investments in the state.
Governor Seyi Makinde

Oyo government reiterates interest in agro-business to banish hunger

Oyo State Government has reiterated its determination to use agricultural business and potentials to empower citizens and banish hunger as the world celebrated 2019 World Food Day.
Wife of Ogun State Governor, Mrs. Bamidele Abiodun, has promised to empower and elevate rural women in the State, describing them as pillars of support for food security.

Women pillars of food security – Ogun governor’s wife

Wife of Ogun State Governor, Mrs. Bamidele Abiodun, has promised to empower and elevate rural women in the State, describing them as pillars of support for food security.
Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki

Edo lists expectations from 2019 Alaghodaro summit

The Edo State Government has said the 2019 Alaghodaro Summit will focus on assessing the impact of laudable policies and programmes by the Governor Godwin Obaseki-led administration in enriching the life of Edo people.
Action Against Hunger

NGO seeks implementation of Jigawa social protection programme

According to the organization, ”Findings from the concept of Child Development Grant Programme (CDGP) phase 1 End line evaluation showed improvements in the overall child health, food security, knowledge and practice of health and nutrition bahaviour, household economic status and accumulation of livestock in implementing communities in both states.”
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has approved the appointment of Olarewaju Lasisi as his senior special adviser on media and public affairs. 2

House of Reps: Anti-corruption laws not strong enough

The House of Representatives has unfolded its legislative agenda for 2019 to 2023 with a resolve to strengthen anti corruption agencies in the country, saying existing anti-corruption laws in the country has not given the anti-graft bodies enough power to investigate and prosecute corruption cases.
President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with all the 2019 Nigerian pilgrims over the successful completion of their Hajj rites and the Eid-el-Kabeer celebration.

President Buhari: Why we moved N-SIP to new ministry

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday confirmed speculations on the movement of the administration’s N500 billion Special Intervention Programme from the Office of the Vice President to the newly created Ministry for Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development.
The National Horticultural Research Institute (NIHORT) in Ibadan has inaugurated a platform on irvingia (Ogbono) to optimally utilise socio-economic benefits of irvingia value chain.

Research Institute inaugurates platform on irvingia in Imo

The National Horticultural Research Institute (NIHORT) in Ibadan has inaugurated a platform on irvingia (Ogbono) to optimally utilise socio-economic benefits of irvingia value chain.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday in New York announced robust plans and initiatives by his administration to reverse the negative effects of climate change in Nigeria.

President Buhari unfolds plans to reverse Climate Change in Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday in New York announced robust plans and initiatives by his administration to reverse the negative effects of climate change in Nigeria.
Godwin Obaseki

2, 000 farmers benefit from over 10,600 hectares agric project in Edo

Edo State Government says no fewer than 2, 000 farmers are benefiting from over 10,600 hectares agricultural project in different parts of the state.

World Bank: Nigeria dying slowly

The World Bank on Thursday dropped a bombshell that Nigeria was dying slowly and tragically living on borrowed time due to the perennial neglect of the agricultural sector and relying heavily on crude oil that belongs to yesterday.
Nigeria’s Vice president Yemi Osinbajo has debunked rumours stating he has resigned his position as the nation’s vice president.

VP Osinbajo: Digital technology will change face of agriculture in Africa

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says that digital technology and its application will change the face of agriculture in Africa.

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Karim Benzema netted a brace for Real Madrid as they edged out Levante 3-2 win at the Santiago Bernabeu in La Liga on Saturday as Eden Hazard made his debut from the bench.

Benzema seals victory for 10-man Real Madrid

Karim Benzema scored and picked up an assist as Real Madrid recorded a comfortable win over Espanyol but were down to 10 men for the final stages after Ferland Mendy was sent off.
Lionel Messi celebrated his sixth Ballon D'Or award with a brilliant hat-trick as Barcelona moved back the top of La Liga with an emphatic 5-2 victory over Real Mallorca on Saturday at Camp Nou.

Ballon d’Or winner nets hat-trick as Barcelona beat Malloroca

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German evangelist Reinhard Bonnke, whose record-setting crusades led him to be nicknamed “the Billy Graham of Africa,” died Saturday at age 79.

Governor Ortom: Reinhard Bonnke’s death a big blow to christendom

Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has described the death of renown evangelist Reinhard Bonnke as a big blow to christendom and the entire world.
Frank Lampard looks on during the Premier League match between Everton and Chelsea at Goodison Park. (Photo by Clive Brunskill-Getty Images)

Frank Lampard not perturbed despite Everton defeat

Chelsea lost 3-1 at Everton on Saturday, though Frank Lampard insists he is not yet at the point where he thinks transfers are needed.
Anthony Joshua regained the WBA, IBF, and WBO heavyweight titles on Saturday in Saudi Arabia, dominating Andy Ruiz Jr over 12 rounds in their huge rematch

Anthony Joshua reclaims world boxing titles from Andy Ruiz Jr

Nigerian-British boxer Anthony Joshua has defeated defending champion, Andy Ruiz Jr to reclaim the world heavyweight titles he lost in June this year.