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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,...
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nigeria is spending over N1 billion on the importation of fish annually despite being the second largest producer of the commodity in the continent.
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.
The Lagos State Government on Thursday said the state received over $43 billion worth of investment proposals in the last three years.
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.
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.
The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FOA) said it had trained no fewer than 4,700 veterinary health professionals to tackle disease outbreaks in animals.
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.
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.
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.
Six people were killed and two seriously wounded in a shooting in southwestern Germany, police said on Friday.
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.
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.
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.
The Chairman of the Southwest Governors’ Forum and Ondo State Governor, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, SAN, on Sunday, stressed that the region’s newly launched security outfit codenamed, ‘Operation Amotekun’ was to complement the efforts of the conventional internal security agencies in the region.
The High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Gwagwalada, Abuja, on Thursday ordered the remand of a former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Mohammed Adoke (SAN), and two of his co-defendants in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission over their alleged involvement in the Malabu Oil scam.
Mother of a manager in one of Nigeria’s top commercial banks was reportedly kidnapped Sunday evening, from her Oguname-Olomu residence in Ughelli South council area of Delta state.
The organisers of the Spanish men’s top flight, LaLiga, celebrated Super Falcons midfielder Rita Chikwelu, who opened her goals account for Madrid Ladies in their 4-1 home win against Athletic Bilbao on Sunday.
Mr Sunday Dare, Minister of Youth and Sports Development, has urged the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to fast track the process of relocating to its new office complex.