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Federal government directs river basins to begin routine dredging of rivers

The Federal Government has directed River Basin Development Authorities to embark on routine dredging of rivers and water channels to boost agriculture. Suleiman Adamu, Minister of Water Resources, gave the directive on Thursday in Wachakal,...
Former Nigeria's President Olusegun Obasanjo

Ex-President Obasanjo: Nigeria loses N300 billion every year to prevention, treatment of endemic diseases

A former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has said that the country loses about N300 billion every year to the prevention and treatment of malaria and other endemic diseases.

Insurgency: US announces $102m new humanitarian assistance to Nigeria

The US Ambassador to Nigeria, Stuart Symington, on Thursday announced additional 102 million dollars humanitarian assistance to those affected by the Boko Haram insurgence in the North-East.

Presidency: What President Buhari has achieved in three years

As Nigeria celebrates Democracy Day on May 29, the presidency has reeled out what the Muhammadu Buhari administration has achieved in the last three years it has been in power.

Ex-President Obasanjo seeks biotech in agriculture to boost food production

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, on Wednesday, declared that unless innovative advances such as biotechnology are achieved in agriculture, global efforts at ending hunger would remain a mirage.

NABDA: Nigeria spends over N1 billion on fish importation annually

Nigeria is spending over N1 billion on the importation of fish annually despite being the second largest producer of the commodity in the continent.

Ekiti guber: Major APC aspirants pledge to deliver election for Kayode Fayemi

Prominent aspirants for the July 14 governorship poll on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) including Opeyemi Bamidele, Muyiwa Olumilua and Mr Kayode Ojo, have promised that they would work assiduously to ensure that the party wins the upcoming gubernatorial election on July 14.

Water scarcity hits Kabayi residents

Kabayi, a suburb and densely-populated area of Mararaba, is hard hit by lack of water. Children and women move around with buckets of water on their head at all times of the day.

President Buhari’s US visit ‘embarrassing’ – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described President Muhammadu Buhari’s performance at the Monday meeting with US President Donald Trump as embarrassing.

Lagos government receives $43 billion investment proposals in three years

The Lagos State Government on Thursday said the state received over $43 billion worth of investment proposals in the last three years.

Benue government raises alarm over threat to agriculture, food security

Mr James Anbua, Benue State Commissioner for Agriculture and Natural Resources, on Thursday raised an alarm over the emerging threat to food security in the state.

Experts task Africa on prevention of common diseases

African governments have been urged to develop an inclusive approach, including recruitment and training of local citizens on how to curb prevalence of common diseases.

NASRDA calls for policy, planning on air quality

The National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) has stressed the need for policy and planning on air quality to safeguard citizens from harmful effects of air pollutants.

FAO trains 4,700 veterinarians against deadly disease outbreak

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FOA) said it had trained no fewer than 4,700 veterinary health professionals to tackle disease outbreaks in animals.

Minister tasks wood dealers on environmental protection

The Minister of Environment, Malam Ibrahim Jibril, on Friday called on wood and allied dealers to protect the wild flora and fauna in the country, for a sustainable environment.

Federal govt, AfDB train 8,317 rice farmers, processors

The Federal Government says it has so far trained more than 8,000 farmers on rice value chain activities under the Agricultural Transformation Agenda Support Programme (ATASP) Phase 1.

Buhari does not want to be called a statesman

Days after General Muhammadu Buhari won Nigeria’s presidential election in 2015, I participated in a meeting in a United Nations office.

Killings going on in Benue despite IGP Ibrahim Idris presence – Group

A group, Community Development Coalition, has raised the alarm that Fulani herdsmen are still carrying out killings in the Guma and Logo local government areas of Benue State.

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Police: Gunman kills six in Germany attack

Six people were killed and two seriously wounded in a shooting in southwestern Germany, police said on Friday.

Undergraduate jailed for 13 years in Ondo

A Federal High Court sitting in Akure, Ondo State capital, on Friday, sentenced a final year student of Achievers University, Owo, Fisayo Adetoro, to 13 years imprisonment and a fine of N1m over impersonation, forgery and money laundering.
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard is facing an anxious wait to learn how long England striker Tammy Abraham will be sidelined with his ankle injury.

Frank Lampard unsure about Tammy Abraham ankle injury

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard is facing an anxious wait to learn how long England striker Tammy Abraham will be sidelined with his ankle injury.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday signed the finance bill into law.

President Buhari: It might take time, but we‘ll remedy things in North East

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured the European Union (EU) that though it might take a bit longer, the nation will surely put the issues associated with the troubles in the North East in order and move ahead.
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Afenifere warns Police not to cover up Oko Oloyun murder

The pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, on Friday, warned the Nigeria Police not to cover up the murder of renowned alternative therapist, Alhaji Fatai Yusuf, populary known as Okooloyun.