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Former Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri, has commended the people of Bayelsa State for changing their destiny by voting the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Saturday election.
The Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, Alhaji Mustapha Baba-Shehuri, says Nigerians would benefit from the border closure policy adopted by the Federal Government.
The Federal Government, through the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, has announced that farm equipment procured by the ministry would be sold to farmers at 50 percent discount to show government’s commitment, determination and good will in improving farmers’ production capacity to ensure that food security is achieved.
Felix Oboro, a former senator from Bayelsa state and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, has said that choice of David Lyon as the APC governorship candidate in Bayelsa is not good for the party.
A faction of the All Progressives Congress in Bayelsa State led by Fala Itubo has said the APC will win the forthcoming governorship election with a very wide margin.
The All Progressives Congress, APC, in Bayelsa State, has been embroiled in fresh crisis barely one month before the November 16th Governorship elections in the State, with the suspension and counter suspension of state officers by the state party leadership and a faction loyal to Senator Heineken Lokpobiri.
There is apprehension in Bayelsa State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ahead of tomorrow’s governorship primary where the flagbearer of the party for the November 16 governorship election will be elected.
Immediate past Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Heineken Lokpobiri, and six other governorship aspirants of All Progressives Congress, APC, in Bayelsa State have entered into a peace pact to accept the outcome of the August 29 primaries of the party in the state.
Former Nigerian Ambassador to Venezuela, Ambassador Felix Oboro, has declared that the immediate past Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri, is best qualified to be the successor of Governor Henry Seriake Dickson because of his passion for the development of Bayelsa.
Few days after stepping down as Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri, has indicated interest to contest the November 16 governorship election in Bayelsa State, on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri, has revealed that he had told President Muhammadu Buhari that he would not want to return as a Minister in his cabinet.
Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri, has disclosed he told President Muhammadu Buhari that he would contest the Bayelsa State governorship race instead of returning as minister in the next cabinet.
The Bayelsa Government has said that it spent less than N60 billion on its airport project and not N120 billion being alleged by the Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, Sen. Heineken Lokpobiri.
President Mohammadu Buhari has promised that the Federal government would pay more attention to infrastructural development in Bayelsa State.
Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri, has suggested that the country can tackle smuggling to a standstill if traders stop patronising smugglers.
The Federal Government in collaboration with the National Association of Nigerian Traders have commenced a campaign to discourage illegal importation of food and indiscriminate use of chemicals on food items.
Ghanaian midfielder Mubarak Wakaso has signed a three year contract with Chinese Super League side Jiangsu Suning after his two-and-a-half-year spell in the Spanish La Liga with Alaves, the Chinese club confirmed on Wednesday.
Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello, on Wednesday warned that his administration would deal ruthlessly with all criminal elements in the state, saying he would not negotiate with bandits.
The Presidency has described as mere speculations the reported planned imposition of visa restrictions on some African and Asian countries including Nigeria by the America’s government led by President Donald Trump.
A funding offer by a billionaire Zimbabwe telecoms tycoon on Wednesday prompted the country's doctors to consider ending a long-running strike over wage payments.
Former Super Eagles head coach Sunday Oliseh has heaped plaudits on Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta for his dexterity in Tuesday’s 2-2 draw against London rivals Chelsea at the Stamford Bridge.
Sadio Mane is "happy to stay at Liverpool" for the foreseeable future, according to Jason McAteer, who feels Mohamed Salah is more likely to seek a move away from the club than the Senegal international.
The wreckage of the Titanic will be protected from potentially damaging expeditions thanks to a new agreement between the US and the UK.
Former chairman of the Special Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property, Okoi Obono-Obla, said he was under pressure to compromise investigations throughout the two years he served as the SPIP boss.
A middle-aged palm oil merchant in Umuahia, Basil Odoemelam, who was robbed of over N1 million in broad daylight in the capital city on Thursday, has died from gunshot wounds.
A Federal High court sitting in Osogbo, Osun State has convicted a 21-year-old internet fraudster, Arowolo Ariremako, for defrauding an American $200.