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Federal government to begin payment of N10.3 billion debt to Agro-dealers this week

The Federal Government will this week commence the payment of the N10.3 billion debt owed Agro-dealers in the country, Alhaji Kabiru Umar-Fara, National Chairman, Agro Dealers Association, has said.
L-R Toby Shapshak, Keynote Speaker; Funke Opeke, CEO, MainOne; and Libby Barr, Chief Operating Officer, Avanti Communications at Nerds Unite 2019, MainOne’s annual IT event at Oriental recently

Avanti partners MainOne to improve broadband penetration in Nigeria

Under this arrangement, MainOne will leverage Avanti’s newest satellite, HYLAS 4, launched in April 2018 to enable highly flexible capacity services with 100% country coverage of Nigeria.

ActionAid, SWOFON urge women’s involvement in agric policy-making

ActionAid Nigeria and the Small-Scale Women Farmers Organisation in Nigeria (SWOFON) have called for the involvement of smallholder women farmers in agriculture budgeting and policy-making processes at all levels of government.
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Agriculturalist urges farmers to embrace dry season farming

An Agriculture Extension Officer, Mr Joseph Aboyeji, has advised farmers in the country to embrace dry season farming as a way of improving production and increase their income.

Minister: Nigeria’s agricultural export earnings hit N5 billion

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Audu Ogbeh, says Nigeria’s agricultural export earnings have increased by 180 per cent, reaching over N5 billion in the last one year.

Microsoft supports chalkboard computer teacher in Ghana after Twitter appeal

An Information and Communication Technology (ICT) teacher in Ghana decided to be innovative in the face of lacking teaching and learning materials.

Federal govt to re-design GES to enhance farmers’ access to farming inputs – Audu...

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, says the Federal Government will re-design the Growth Enhancement Scheme (GES) programme to boost farmers’ access to farming inputs across Nigeria.

Minister assures farmers of supply of quality seeds

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, says the ministry is working with the Nigeria Security and Defense Corps (NSCDC) to ensure that quality seeds are supply to farmers by authorised seed dealers.

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Police arrest housewife for allegedly pouring hot water on husband

The Police Command in Kano State has confirmed the arrest of a housewife, Aisha Ali, who allegedly poured hot water on the private part of her husband.

Christine Lagarde resigns as IMF chief

The Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Christine Lagarde, announced in a statement on Tuesday that she had submitted her resignation from the IMF and it will go into effect in September.

House of Reps commends President Buhari for signing ACFTA

The House of Representatives has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for signing the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (ACFTA).
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PDP: Ex-President Obasanjo’s letter vindicates our stance

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has reacted to the latest letter written by former President Olusegun Obasanjo to President Muhammadu Buhari describing the former’s action as patriotic.

Jacob Zuma: Gupta influence fiction

Former president of South Africa, Jacob Zuma, has denied that the Gupta family had any influence in the appointment of his Cabinet ministers.