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IITA unveils digital tools for agricultural transformation

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) on Friday unveiled digital tools that are helping to transform farming, improving yield and livelihoods of farmers.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has listed what Nigeria should do to have access to $12 trillion “dormant funds”.

Former President Obasanjo urges DRC to use agriculture to reduce food import bill

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has called on the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to invest in agriculture, particularly cassava, soybean, cowpea and plantain to help Africa cut down annual food imports estimated at $50billion.
“No matter our good intentions, we will not see a transformation in agriculture if we continue to invest less than 10 per cent of our budget on agriculture,” Mr Sanginga said during a courtesy visit to the Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, in Ibadan.

What Nigeria must do to transform agricultural sector – IITA chief

A double-digit investment in the agricultural sector backed by a vibrant rural infrastructural network will help states in Nigeria to accelerate the transformation of agriculture, says Nteranya Sanginga, Director General of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA).
Phone SMS is used for more than just text messaging in Africa

Nigerian farmers to obtain free advisory on cassava production via mobile phones

Nigerian farmers can now access extension and advisory services related to weed control, best planting practices and other aspects of cassava production on their cell phone free of charge, thanks to the African Cassava Agronomy Initiative (ACAI).

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The governorship election in Edo begins peacefully with impressive voters’ turnout in most wards across the state.4

Edo election: No face masks, no voting – POs

Presiding Officers in the Edo governorship election have said that no electorate will be allowed to vote without wearing a face mask in compliance with the COVID-19 safety protocols.
Eberechi Eze shone on his Crystal Palace debut as the Eagles cruised to a 3-0 win over Charlton in a pre-season clash with their south London rivals.

Amaju Pinnick: NFF won’t beg Eberechi Eze to play for Nigeria

NFF President Amaju Pinnick said he is in contact with the Eberechi Eze over the possibility of switching allegiance to Nigeria.
A worker with the United Nations providing aides.(Photo by MAHMUD HAMS - AFP)

UN marks 75th anniversary facing world split by pandemic

The United Nations will mark its 75th anniversary Monday, celebrating the mantra that “multilateralism is not an option but a necessity,” even as the coronavirus underscores the fragility of international cooperation.

Edo election: PDP accuses APC leader of hijacking election materials

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has alerted that some election materials have been hijacked in Edo State.
Respite has come the way of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), as they are in the coming days to receive $500,000 (about 200 million Naira) from FIFA as a palliative for the Coronavirus Pandemic.

FIFA approves revised 2019/22 budget

Football’s global governing body FIFA has predicted a drop of US$120 million in revenue for the period 2019-2022 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as the FIFA Congress approved a revised budget for the four-year financial cycle on Friday.