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Sani Dangote seeks passage of agric input supply bill

The President, Nigeria Agribusiness Group (NABG), Alhaji Sani Dangote, has called for the passage of the Seed Bill to deal sternly with the supply of spurious seeds and fertiliser that are causing havoc to the fortunes of farmers in the state.

Importers frustrating federal govt’s tomato policy – stakeholders

Stakeholders in the agriculture sector say Nigeria is yet to feel the impact of the tomato policy six months after it was put in place by the Federal Government.

Expert wants fed govt to stop maize importation

Mr Shola Fashedemi, the Commercial Manager, AFEX, has appealed to the Federal Government to assist in stopping importation of maize with a view to encourage massive maize production and increase farmers’ income.

Why foreign investors are shunning Nigeria – Dangote

Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, has said many foreign investors in the agro-business sub-sector are shunning Nigeria because of the insecurity situation in the country, particularly the rising cases of kidnapping.

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Hundreds of demonstrators, in defiance of a ban of protests, rallied in the Algerian capital against a bid by ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika for a fifth term in office.

Algerians protest against President Bouteflika’s bid for fifth term

Hundreds of demonstrators, in defiance of a ban of protests, rallied in the Algerian capital against a bid by ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika for a fifth term in office.

Elections: Rivers APC kicks as INEC chairman claims every judgment has been obeyed

The Director of Strategic Communications for the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Rivers State, Tonye Cole, Prince Tonye Princewill, has expressed dissatisfaction with the Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Yakubu Mahmood, over the claim that all court judgments have been obeyed by the electoral umpire as regards the state.

Elections: Police summon APC Reps member over Kano violence

The police in Kano on Friday ‘invited’ a member of the House of Representatives, Abdulmumin Jibrin, over his alleged role in a bloody clash between members of the PDP and APC in Bebeji Local Government Area.

Elections: Liberia’s Ellen Sirleaf urges politicians to maintain peace, adhere to rule of law

Head of the ECOWAS Election Observetion Mission (EOM), former Liberia’s President, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, has urged Nigerians, particularly the political class, to sustain the peace that characterised the postponement of the Presidential and National Assembly elections and also conduct themselves according to the laws of the land as they go to the polls Saturday.

Policeman, thugs arrested for branding private vehicles in police colours

An unidentified police inspector was arrested on Thursday at a hotel in Ewet Housing Estate for aiding some people to brand two private vehicles in police colour.