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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.
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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.
Gov. Abubakar Sani-Bello of Niger has urged the Muslim Ummah to pray for peace, unity and security for meaningful development in the country.

Niger government to acquire N1.8 billion tractors for 2019 farming season

The Niger State Government has concluded arrangements to procure 10 new tractors at the cost of N1.8 billion to boost its access to farmers in the state for the 2019 farming season.

Child trafficking: ILO executes £28 million project in five African countries

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has begun a 28-million-euro project, sponsored by the Netherlands, to accelerate the fight against child labour in Nigeria and four other African countries.

Child trafficking: ILO executes £28 million project in five African countries

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has begun a 28-million-euro project, sponsored by the Netherlands, to accelerate the fight against child labour in Nigeria and four other African countries.

Society advocates commercialisation of grass-eating fish species

The Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON) has urged the Federal Government to commercialize the culturing of herbivorous fish species, to tackle the high cost of fish production.
Lead Poisoning

Ministry: Borehole drilling will curb lead poisoning

The Federal government has disclosed that the emphasis on borehole drilling across the nation is to address the perennial challenges of Lead poisoning by some communities in northern parts of the country.

Federal government, IFAD hail value chain implementation in Niger

The Federal Government and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) on Friday commended the implementation of the Value Chain Development Programme (VCDP) in Niger State.
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President Buhari vows to face economy squarely, tackle unemployment

President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, admitted that unemployment in the country was now very severe, promising to focus squarely on the economy in his second term in office.
Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, President Muhammadu Buhari, has assured Nigerians that he will continue to promote national unity, calling on the people to vote for him and other candidates of the APC in the poll.-4

President Buhari promises to promote national unity

Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, President Muhammadu Buhari, has assured Nigerians that he will continue to promote national unity, calling on the people to vote for him and other candidates of the APC in the coming general poll.
President Buhari Anchor Borrower's Gala Night in Abuja on 19th Dec 2018-6

2019: Farmers, fertiliser producers donate N1.77 billion to Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election campaign

The Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN) and Fertilizers Producers and Suppliers Association of Nigeria (FEPSAN), on Wednesday night, donated the sum of N1.77 billion to fund the re-election campaign of President Muhammadu Buhari in the forth coming elections in 2019.

Central bank holds workshop on livestock development in Nigeria

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has declared open workshop organized for stakeholders on livestock production and development, for enhanced diary potentials in the country.

ActionAid, SWOFON urge women’s involvement in agric policy-making

ActionAid Nigeria and the Small-Scale Women Farmers Organisation in Nigeria (SWOFON) have called for the involvement of smallholder women farmers in agriculture budgeting and policy-making processes at all levels of government.

Niger government seeks World Bank’s assistance to reactivate 17 irrigation schemes

Niger State Government needs help from the World Bank-sponsored Fadama programme to reactivate 17 irrigation schemes and improve mechanisation to encourage youths and women involvement in agriculture, an official said.

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The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has arrested Nigerian entrepreneur, Obinwanne Okeke of conspiracy to commit fraud running into the sum of 12 million US dollars.

$11 million fraud: Obinwanne Okeke pleads not guilty, remanded in prison

Obinwanne Okeke, the 31-year-old Nigerian held by American authorities for alleged fraud, entered a plea of not guilty to two counts of wire and computer fraud at his first hearing on Monday.
Oby Ezekwesili

Oby Ezekwesili urges new economic council to tell President Buhari how he ‘mismanaged economy’

Oby Ezekwesili, a former presidential candidate, on Tuesday, urged the newly constituted Economic Advisory Council to make it a priority to tell President Muhammadu Buhari, how he has allegedly mismanaged the economy.
Rescue workers stand near a passenger train after it derailed during rush hour outside Hung Hom station on the Kowloon side of Hong Kong. Anthony Wallace-AFP-Getty Images

Train derails in Hong Kong during rush hour

A passenger train derailed during the morning rush hour in Hong Kong on Tuesday leaving eight people injured, authorities said.
Gov. Gboyega Oyetola of Osun in Monday inaugurated eight newly renovated primary health care centres in the state.

Osun governor inaugurates eight primary health care centres

Gov. Gboyega Oyetola of Osun in Monday inaugurated eight newly renovated primary health care centres in the state.

IPOB: Security agents besiege Nnamdi Kanu’s Umuahia home

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has insisted that security agents have been keeping watch at the country home of their leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, despite consistent denial by the authorities.