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Senator criticises central bank’s operations

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) is overreaching its mandate by administering loans directly to farmers through the Anchor Borrowers Programme (ABP), a senator has said.
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, (FMARD), Sabo Nanono, says the Federal Government is committed to ensuring the take-off of University of Agriculture, Zuru, Kebbi, in 2020.

University of Agriculture Zuru to take-off in 2020 – minister

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, (FMARD), Sabo Nanono, says the Federal Government is committed to ensuring the take-off of University of Agriculture, Zuru, Kebbi, in 2020.

NARPPMAN calls for national policy on rubber plantation

The National Rubber Producers, Processors and Marketers Association of Nigeria (NARPPMAN) has assured that the body would create 164,000 job opportunities for the masses in the country as part of its 10-year target in rubber industry.

Nigeria’s relationship with Germany should not end with automobile – ministry

This came as the Chief Executive Officer of the Pacific Ring West Africa Limited, producer of Cassanovas Chips, Thomas Hirsch, said he decided to site his factory in Nigeria since the country is the major producer of cassava in the world.
The Permanent Secretary, Mohammad Lawal Shehu Kebbi State Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, who identified lack of improved seedling as major challenge faced by farmers in the state charged the farmers to redouble their efforts to sustain Nigeria as a nation which can feed it population without interventions of foreign countries.

Federal government to unify over 198,000 farmers in Kebbi for regular interventions

The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) has charged various farmers Associations in Kebbi State to converged under the umbrella of All Farmers Association (AFAN) for proper interventions and regulations by federal government.

Federal government pledges to strengthen policies on use of antimicrobial

The Federal Government has reaffirmed commitment to strengthen policies and regulate the use of antimicrobial in Nigeria.

Federal government to sell farm equipment at 50 percent discount – minister

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.

Central bank to inject N100 billion for cotton textile, garment growth

The Central Bank of Nigeria (c) is looking at injecting N100 billion as its intervention in the cotton, textile and garment (CTG) value chain.
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) administration has raised alarm over rising cases of insecurity and vandalism in the territory. Abuja

FCT pledges adequate sanitation in communities

The Federal Capital Territory Administration will partner the six Area Councils and other Agencies of government to address challenges of water supply, sanitation and hygiene in rural communities.
The minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning Mrs Zainab Ahmed disclosed this on Tuesday during her maiden meeting with top officials of the two merged ministries at the headquarters of Budget and National Planning in Abuja.

Fuel subsidy to gulp N450 billion in 2020 – minister

Minister for Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, has said under-recovery of premium motor spirit (PMS), popularly referred to as fuel subsidy, will gulp N450 billion in 2020.

Kaduna residents groan over increasing prices of local rice, foodstuffs

Following the shutdown of the country’s land borders since August, residents of Kaduna state have continued to lament over the increasing prices of foodstuffs in the market.

Research body to tackle malnutrition, stunted growth in Nigeria

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in Washington DC said it was collaborating with stakeholders in Nigeria to tackle malnutrition and stunted growth among children.

Presidency: Federal government earmarks N2.25 billion for Ruga in 2019 budget

The Presidency said, weekend, that the Federal Government had earmarked N2.25 billion for the implementation of Ruga settlements in the 2019 budget.
Oyo State House of Assembly

Oyo Assembly proposes bill banning open grazing

The Oyo State House of Assembly has passed a bill to regulate the activities of herdsmen in the state.
Oyo State House of Assembly

Bill on open grazing passes second reading in Oyo assembly

The Oyo State House of Assembly on Wednesday paased a bill to regulate the activities of herdsmen in the state.
ActionAid Nigeria

Budget 2020: Actionaid, others set agenda for agric sector

A non-governmental organisation, Actionaid Nigeria, has called for the close monitoring of the implementation of agricultural projects in the upcoming budget by all relevant stakeholders, including the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Ministry of Budget and National Planning, state ministries of agriculture and agriculture committees in the National and state houses of assemblies.

Federal government raises alarm over new cassava brown streak disease

The Federal Government has raised an alarm over a recent virile disease, Cassava Brown Streak Disease (CBSD), ravaging East and Central Africa now making its way to West Africa.
The immediate past deputy governor of Gombe State, Mr. Charles Iliya, has surrendered some luxury vehicles in his possession to the committee constituted by the state governor Alhaji Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya, to recover government property improperly disposed by the past administration of Dr. Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo.

Gombe signs up for federal government Ruga settlement initiative

Gombe State Governor Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya has revealed that the state government has signed up for the establishment of the Federal Government’s controversial “Ruga Settlement” in the northeastern state.

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Road accidents claim 31 lives in Ogun

The Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) in Ogun, said that no fewer than 31 persons died in various road accidents across the state during the Christmas and New year period.
Yoruba World Congress (YWC), an umbrella body of all Yoruba socio-cultural groups, has threatened to hold a peaceful protest in support of the recently launched Western Nigeria Security Network code-named Amotekun.

Yoruba group to hold protest in support of Amotekun

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