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Nigeria’s Private Sector led Coalition Against COVID-19, CACOVID, yesterday formally announced the flag-off of a nationwide distribution of multi-billion naira food palliative and other relief items to vulnerable Nigerians.

Official: 4,000 beneficiaries to get CACOVID palliatives in Zaria

The Coordinator, CACOVID Palliatives Distribution for Zaria Local Government, Malam Sabiu Sani, said about 4,000 poor and vulnerable people have been earmarked to receive CACOVID palliative in the area.
Governor Nyesom Wike on Tuesday claimed the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, spent the sum of N10 billion to fight him during the 2019 governorship election.

Governor Wike urges central bank to support Rivers’ cassava processing initiative

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has expressed optimism that the State’s $12 million Cassava processing initiative will create jobs and enhance the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the country.
The Police Command in Yobe on Sunday said that its personnel had killed six suspected Boko Haram terrorists who earlier attacked Babbangida town in Tarmuwa Local Government Area of the state.

Security operatives guard government buildings in Benin

Security operatives, mostly soldiers, have taken over the guard of government buildings and diverted movements from such areas in Benin City, the Edo State capital.
When contacted, the state Commissioner for Agriculture, Okon Owuna, who said he was not in town, admitted that the workers were being owed.

Cross River rice farmers protest unpaid salaries

At least, 300 youths engaged as Rice farmers by the Cross River State Government protested on Monday over the non-payment of three months salaries.

ICPC uncovers N5.17 billion fraud in education, agric ministries

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) says it has uncovered diversion of part of the N2.67 billion payments made to some Federal Colleges for school feeding during lockdown.
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Strike: APC hails federal government, organised labour over truce

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has commended the decision of organised labour to shelve its planned industrial action earlier slated to begin on Monday.
Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC)

Labour: Major reason we suspended strike

Organised Labour has suspended its planned nationwide industrial action for two weeks over the recent hike in electricity tariff and fuel pump price in the country.
The National Union of Textile Garment and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria held a peaceful protest in Lagos on Tuesday to mark the 40th anniversary of the organisation.

NLC, TUC suspend nationwide industrial action

Organised Labour has suspended its planned nationwide industrial action for two weeks over the recent hike in electricity tariff and fuel pump price in the country.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday said the federal government will provide relief materials for residents of Lagos and Abuja whom he ordered to stay-at-home as part of measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

President Buhari: It’ll be dangerous to go back to fuel subsidy era

President Muhammadu Buhari has warned that it would be economically dangerous for Nigeria to go back to the era of fuel subsidy, citing grave financial cost and a return to the era of long fuel queues as certain results.
Fulani herdsmen

Miyetti Allah urges Nigerian government to establish livestock ministry

Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has urged the Federal Government to establish a livestock ministry to harness the full potentials in the sub-sector of the economy.
Akwa Ibom State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Comrade Ini Ememobong, gave the charge Friday while playing host to the Executive members of the State branch of FIDA, during a courtesy call on him in the Conference room of the Ministry.

Akwa Ibom commissioner wants FIDA to intensify enlightenment on societal values

The International Federation of Women Lawyers, FIDA, has been tasked to step up sensitization on societal values as well as undertake indepth research into the psychology of the culprits if the fight against rape must be won.

Akwa Ibom NUJ hails appointment of Ini Ememobong as information commissioner

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Akwa Ibom State Council, has hailed the appointment of Mr. Ini Ememobong as the new Commissioner for Information & Strategy in the State.

Agric ministry give reasons for seizing of donkey skin in Nigeria

The Nigerian Agricultural Quarantine Services, an arm of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, has explained its invasion of donkey skins processing camps across the federation and seizing the same from owners.
The State Acting Commissioner for Agriculture, Ms Abisola Olusanya, in a statement on Sunday said that planting of fruit trees in schools was also to encourage students to become healthy, productive and maintain a sound environment.

Lagos to train 450 entrepreneurs in coconut waste to wealth initiative

The Lagos State Government (LASG) says it will start a five-week intensive training on July 13 for no fewer than 450 young entrepreneurs on the use of coconut waste in arts and craft.
Palpable fear has gripped residents of Kano as the State Ministry of Health announced it has recorded the first COVID-19 death on Wednesday evening.

Kano concessions 1,000 hectres of lands for fodder production

Kano State Government has approved the concession of 1,000 hectares of land to animal feeds processors to encourage fodder productions.
Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State 2

Kebbi step-up efforts to boost fish production for export

The Kebbi State Government says it has set in motion machinery to provide material support and training to fish farmers to improve production of fish for domestic and export purposes.
Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, Sadiya Farouq has declared that her Ministry will focus on the urban poor, National Social Register as well as Bank Verification Number (BVN) to determine who benefits from the distribution palliatives to cushion the biting effect of COVID-19 on Nigerians.

Nigerian government to distribute 19,508 bags of fertilizers flood affected farmers

The Federal Government through the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development is to distribute 19, 508 bags of fertilizers to farmers affected by 2018 flooding in five LGAs of Kogi State.
The State Acting Commissioner for Agriculture, Ms Abisola Olusanya, in a statement on Sunday said that planting of fruit trees in schools was also to encourage students to become healthy, productive and maintain a sound environment.

Lagos to establish orchards in 20 schools

The Lagos State Government (LASG) says it will establish fruit orchards in 20 secondary schools across the state.

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