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Lagos-Ibadan rail to be ready April 2020 – minister

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has hinted that the Lagos-Ibadan railway project will be fully completed by April, 2020.
Zimbabwe has suspended imports of livestock and meat from South Africa for the second time this year after an outbreak of foot and mouth in the north of South Africa the agriculture ministry said on Friday.

Zimbabwe bans meat, livestock imports from South Africa

Zimbabwe has suspended imports of livestock and meat from South Africa for the second time this year after an outbreak of foot and mouth in the north of South Africa the agriculture ministry said on Friday.
President Muhammadu Buhari in his goodwill message to the Esogban by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, joined members of Edebiri family, friends and well-wishes in celebrating an important and respected son of Bini Kingdom’s rich culture and heritage.

South East youths urge President Buhari to ban vehicles importation

A coalition of South East Youth Leaders has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to ban the importation of new vehicles and cars into the country and to support Innoson Motors the only indigenous vehicle manufacturer in the country.

Dangote Plant chief urges federal government to stop tomato paste import

Alhaji Abdulkarim Kaita, Managing Director of Dangote Tomato Processing Plant in Kadawa, Kano State, has called on the Federal government to stop the importation of tomato paste.

Borders closure: Customs generates N115 billion in September

The Nigeria Customs Service said it generated N115 billion in September, the highest so far since the closure of the country’s borders.

Processor hails forex restriction on starch, calls for ban on importation

Following the recent forex restriction on the importation of starch, ethanol, syrup and other raw materials from cassava by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), a starch processor, Goke Adeyemi, has called on the government to completely ban starch importation in order to encourage local processors.

World Bank: Nigeria dying slowly

The World Bank on Thursday, dropped a bombshell that Nigeria was dying slowly and tragically living on borrowed time due to its neglect of the agricultural sector and heavy reliance on crude oil which it said belongs to yesterday.

World Bank: Nigeria dying slowly

The World Bank on Thursday dropped a bombshell that Nigeria was dying slowly and tragically living on borrowed time due to the perennial neglect of the agricultural sector and relying heavily on crude oil that belongs to yesterday.

Nigeria Customs denies closure of Seme border

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has denied closure of the Seme-Krake border with the Republic of Benin, explaining that the ongoing joint security exercise in the area was to tackle transborder crimes.
Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has announced the appointment of six new Permanent Secretaries in the States Civil Service.

Food security: We need 374,000 tons of fish annually – Lagos governor

The Lagos State Government, yesterday, disclosed that the fish consumption demand in the state has risen to 374,000 tons annually.
The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said the average cost of refilling a five kilogramme (kg) cylinder of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (Cooking Gas) increased to N2,05.14 in August from N2,01.45 recorded in July.

Fake cylinders: LPG advocate warns ‘bomb-like’ explosions may hit Nigerian homes

Worried by the continued influx of fake and sub-standard Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) cylinders into Nigeria, a cooking gas advocate has warned that Nigerian homes may start experiencing `bomb-like’ explosions in their kitchens soon, caused by fake cylinders.

Miyetti Allah condemns restriction on Forex for milk importation

The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), in a statement, condemned the CBN’s planned policy restricting allocation of foreign exchange (FOREX) for milk importation into Nigeria.
As more people continue to use popular agricultural pesticide, Sniper, to commit suicide in the country, the National Food, Drug Administration Control (NAFDAC) has ordered agro-dealers to withdraw the product from open markets and supermarkets.

NAFDAC bans importation, manufacturing, hawking of Sniper 100ml packs

Concerned about the recent trend in the abuse and misuse of 100ml of Sniper insecticide and other brands of Agricultural formulations of Dichlorvos to carry out suicide, the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has banned with immediate effect, the importation and manufacture of 100 ml pack size of Sniper and other agricultural formulations of Dichlorvos.
As more people continue to use popular agricultural pesticide, Sniper, to commit suicide in the country, the National Food, Drug Administration Control (NAFDAC) has ordered agro-dealers to withdraw the product from open markets and supermarkets.

Senate seeks ban of Sniper insecticide

The Nigerian Senate has urged the federal government to ban the production, importation and circulation of Sniper insecticide in the country.

NAFDAC suspends new tariffs on pharmaceuticals, others

The Governing Council of the National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), said it has suspended implementation of the new tariffs which came into effect on 1st June, 2019.

Chinese firm sealed for alleged forgery, trademark counterfeiting

The Importers Association of Nigeria Special Taskforce has sealed off a Chinese firm, Aokete Lighting Electronics Industries Ltd., for alleged forgery and trademark counterfeiting.
All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN) in Niger State, on Saturday, urged the Federal Government to put the right structures in place before banning importation of tomato paste into the country.

AFAN: Ban on importation of tomato paste will fail without necessary structures

All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN) in Niger State, on Saturday, urged the Federal Government to put the right structures in place before banning importation of tomato paste into the country.
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General Marwa urges ports stakeholders to block illicit drugs importation

The Presidential Advisory Committee on the Elimination of Drugs Abuse, has urged maritime agencies and other ports stakeholders to support the Federal Government in eradicating importation of illicit drugs into the country.

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Wayne Rooney admits he has a desire to get into football management as he prepares for his return to the English game in January.
Caretaker premier Saad Hariri on Thursday made phone calls to World Bank president David Malpass and IMF managing director Kristalina Georgieva, his office said.

Lebanon premier asks World Bank, IMF help with economic rescue plan

Lebanon’s caretaker prime minister Thursday asked international funding bodies for support in drawing up an emergency rescue plan for his protest-wracked country.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

Yuletide: Army advises Nigerians to be security conscious

Maj.-Gen. Usman Yakubu, Commander Corps of Artillery, Kontagora has called on Nigerians to be more security conscious before, during and after the Christmas and New year festivities.

Insecurity: General Buratai tasks non-commissioned officers

The Chief Of Army Staff, Lt-Gen Tukur Buratai, has called Senior Non-Commissioned Officers (SNCOs) to display fresh innovations in tackling security challenges facing the country.
The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Richard Adeniyi Adebayo, has said the Federal Government will welcome long-term agribusiness activities coming from Russia to Nigeria.

Minister harvests sugarcane at N64 billion Sunti sugar estates

The Minister of Industry Trade and Investment, Niyi Adebayo, has commended the Sunti Golden Sugar Estates for the level of investment made in the sugar sector in Nigeria.