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Audu Ogbeh blames middle men for high cost of local rice

Chief Audu Ogbeh, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, has blamed middle men who he accused of inflating the prices of paddy rice, as being responsible for high cost of local or Nigerian rice in the markets.
A pedestrian walks past a stock indicator board for the Tokyo Stock Exchange being displayed in a window of a securities company in Tokyo on October 1, 2018. - Japanese shares powered to a new 27-year high on October 1 after the US and Canada clinched a long-awaited trade deal, but other Asian equity markets struggled in subdued holiday trading. (Photo by Martin BUREAU / AFP)

Asian stocks sink as risk sentiment sours

Asian stocks sank on Monday as fears of faster rate hikes in the United States and uncertainty around the Sino-U.S. trade war deterred investment in riskier assets.
Abike Dabiri-Erewa

Federal government calls for synergy with Africans in diaspora to grow investment at home

The Federal Government on Sunday says Africa needs to work with Africans in the diaspora to bring more investment opportunities to the Africa continent.

AfDB approves Malawi’s economic strategy

The African Development Bank has approved its Country Strategy Paper for Malawi for 2018-2022 to boost economic diversification, reduce dependency on rain-fed agriculture and build resilience for growth in the southern African nation.
Abike Dabiri-Erewa

Presidency: 200 investors indicate interest in Diaspora Investment Summit

About 200 foreign investors have indicated interest to participate in the Nigerian Diaspora Investment Summit, scheduled to begin in Abuja on Nov. 27.
Udoma Udo Udoma, minister of budget and national planning

Udoma Udoma: Nigerians to see impact of foreign investments in two years

The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Sen. Udoma Udo Udoma on Thursday said that Nigerians might have to wait for another two years before seeing the impact of foreign investments in the country.
Akinwunmi Ambode Lagos APC

Lagos guber: Akinwunmi Ambode demands free, fair APC primaries

The Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, on Sunday tasked the National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to ensure that the governorship primaries scheduled to hold on Monday, October 1 in the state is free, fair and credible.

Central bank, bankers’ committee to disburse N26 billion to agribusiness

The president of National Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA), Iyalode Alaba Lawson, has disclosed that the Central Bank of Nigeria is in the process of disbursing N26 billion to support agribusiness entrepreneurs.The president of National Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA) Iyalode Alaba Lawson has disclosed that the Central Bank of Nigeria is in the process of disbursing N26 billion to support agribusiness entrepreneurs.

2019: Knight of Saint Mulumba cautions against vote buying, selling

Poppular Catholic religious group, the Knight of Saint Mulumba Nigeria (KSM) has advised all registered voters to reject the lure of selling and buying of their votes by selfish politicians as doing so will be tantamount to mortgaging their destinies and those of their Children.

Lagos government recovers N829.11 million through peace mediation

The Lagos State Government says it has recovered a total of N829.11 million in brokering peace as it relates to civil disputes among residents from January to August.

APC youths move to break barriers to youth leadership in Kaduna

The All Progressive Congress (APC) Youths in Kaduna State on Saturday held a gathering tagged, “Kaduna State APC Emerging Young Leaders Summit’’, to break the barriers to youth leadership in the state.
Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday commended the President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, for the firm and progressive leadership he has provided for the National Assembly.

Ex-President Jonathan commends Senator Saraki for ‘strong’ National Assembly leadership

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has commended the President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, for the firm and progressive leadership he has provided for the National Assembly.
Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday commended the President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, for the firm and progressive leadership he has provided for the National Assembly.

Ex-President Jonathan to Senator Saraki: But for your leadership, National Assembly would have been...

Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday commended the President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, for the firm and progressive leadership he has provided for the National Assembly.

Governor Aregbesola pledges brighter future as Osun marks 27th anniversary

Aregbesola said his confidence was based on the solid infrastructural foundation that his administration has laid for the future of the state.
Prime Minister Theresa May

British premier Theresa May to visit Nigeria on Wednesday

According to a statement by the UK government, May will meet with President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja and also spend time in Lagos, where she is expected to visit victims of modern slavery.

Kayode Fayemi: What I achieved as minister of mines

The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Kayode Fayemi, said that the revenue from exports in the mining sector increased by 592 per cent between 2016 and 2017.

Minister tasks telcos on inclusive, robust network

The Minister of Communications, Barrister Adebayo Shittu, has charged telecom operators in the country to ensure an inclusive and network coverage across the country.

AfDB approves $1.5 million for Jigawa power project

The African Development Bank (AfDB) says it has approved a grant of 1.5 million dollars to support power project in Jigawa state

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Udoma Udoma: 2.5 million Nigerian children malnourished

Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma, on Monday disclosed that about 2.5 million children under the age of five years might be in danger of being afflicted by severe acute malnutrition in Nigeria.

Uber resumes service in Abu Dhabi after two years of suspension

The Integrated Transport Center at the Department of Transport in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates on Monday announced to resume Uber services in the emirate after two years of suspension.

APC urges members to withdraw lawsuits, seek dispute resolution within party organs

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has frowned at the actions of some party members who have resorted to litigation as a way of addressing their grievances and disputation without exhausting the party’s dispute resolution mechanism.
United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF)

World Toilet Day: Osun government partners UNICEF against open defecation

As Nigeria joins the rest of the world to commemorate the 2018 World Toilet Day, the Osun government says it is partnering with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the European Union to end open defecation in the state.

Eid-el-Maulud: PDP calls for national prayers

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has urged Nigerians to use Eid-el-Maulud to pray for new direction and God’s guidance, particularly as the nation gears up for general elections in 2019.