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Nigeria has 22 million cattle worth N3.4 trillion

Nigeria has a total of 22 million cattle valued at N3.4 trillion aside the staggering number of goats and sheep.

Philippines plans forced evacuations around erupting volcano

Philippine authorities who have declared a no-go zone around an erupting volcano said Thursday they will remove all holdouts, by force if necessary, to avoid casualties after tens of thousands of other residents fled to safety.

Fire razes 36 houses, 46 silos, kills 40 goats, sheep in Jigawa

An early morning fire on Monday destroyed 36 houses, 46 silos and killed 40 goats and sheep in Abanderi village of Dutse Local Government Area, Jigawa, the police confirmed.

Why I gave goats as prizes to outstanding students – cleric

Rev. Fr. Dr. Innocent Nwafor, the parish Catholic Priest of St. Micheal Awgbu, Awka diocese, has pointed out the rationale behind his display of benevolent on distinguished students of Santa Maria nursery and primary school, Egbeani-Ezeawulu Nibo.

Yobe govt expresses concern over animal health

The Yobe Pilot Livestock Development Programme (YPLDP) has expressed concern over unverified health status of livestock imported into the state by humanitarian organisations.

Is Ayodele Fayose the Rochas Okorocha of the South-West?

The sheer scale of the ludicrousness with which they practise the art of pretend governance makes one wonder if they are not deliberately distracting us from the need to urgently reform our country. One wonders, which is which: is Fayose the Okorocha of Southwestern Nigeria, or is Okorocha the Fayose of

Nigerians being sold like goats in Libya – President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari in Abidjan expressed dismay that Nigerians are being sold like goats for few dollars in the ongoing modern day slavery in Libya.

Superstitious belief instrumental to most boat mishaps in Kebbi

Chairman of Kebbi State Emergency Management Agency, Alhaji Sani Dododo has attributed the increase in boat mishaps in the state, to a ‘superstitious l belief’ that had made people not to take precautionary measures.

Kebbi sets new safety measures after 33 deaths in boat mishaps

Kebbi Government has set new safety measures for boat operators to address the recurring boat mishaps which has claimed 33 lives since April in the state.

Three-year-old anointed as ‘living goddess’ in Nepal

A three-year-old girl was anointed the new Kumari of Kathmandu by Hindu priests on Thursday in a ritual that will see her worshipped as a “living goddess” until she reaches puberty.

Agric undergraduates must own farms – minister

The federal government has said all 200 Level to final year students undergoing courses in agricultural related disciplines must own a farm each.

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