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NIRSAL secures fresh N4.5 billion from three banks for farmers

The Nigerian Incentive-Based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending has secured a total of N4.5bn from four Deposit Money Banks for the cultivation of maize and soybeans in three states.

Expert: Nigeria’s agricultural sector value to hit N91 trillion by 2050

The Fishery Society of Nigeria (FISON) says that the value of the country agricultural sector is estimated to reach about 256 million dollars (over N91 trillion) by 2050.
Aliyu Abdulhameed

NIRSAL distributes N2.9 billion to sustain rice revolution

The Nigerian Incentive-Based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL Plc) says it has distributed over N2.9 billion across 13,900 hectares of rice farms comprising 40 projects in Nigeria.
Aliyu Abdulhameed

Ministry, NIRSAL seek indigenous technology to boost agric

This is even as the AfDB has pledged to invest $120 million over the next three years to boost productivity and transform nine commodities which include cassava, rice, maize, sorghum/ millet, wheat, livestock, aquaculture, high iron beans and orange-fleshed sweet potatoes in Africa.

Anchor Borrowers: Farmers decry late distribution of inputs

Members of the Zero Hunger Commodity Farmers’ Association of Nigeria have identified late distribution of inputs to beneficiaries as a major challenge to the Nigerian government’s Anchor Borrowers Programme.

NIRSAL to train banks on agric value chain financing

The Nigerian Incentive-based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural lending (NIRSAL) has mapped out modalities to train Agriculture Desk Officers of commercial banks and other key stakeholders in Value Chain Finance so as to guarantee food sufficiency in Nigeria.

2018: Cassava growers target 2m tonnes production

The Nigeria Cassava Growers Association (NCGA) says it is targeting the production of additional two million tonnes of cassava for industrial use in the next cropping season.

NIRSAL launches agric machine repair management scheme

The Nigerian Incentive-Based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending, NIRSAL has launched an agricultural machine repair and management scheme for sub-national governments.

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Director-General, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Dr. Isah Pantami

FEC approves name change for Ministry of Communications

The Federal Executive Council on Wednesday approved the renaming of the Federal Ministry of Communications as Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy.
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, Wednesday approved funds to repay IAAF, for the excess fund the World Athletics body mistakenly transferred to Nigeria.

Sports minister approves fund to refund IAAF overpayments

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, Wednesday approved funds to repay IAAF, for the excess fund the World Athletics body mistakenly transferred to Nigeria.
The China Civil Engineering and Construction Company, contractors handling the ongoing Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge rail line, says it has made appreciable progress in Lagos section in spite of impediments.

Lagos-Ibadan rail: We’re overcoming impediments in Lagos section – CCECC

The China Civil Engineering and Construction Company, contractors handling the ongoing Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge rail line, says it has made appreciable progress in Lagos section in spite of impediments.

Police declare four cultists wanted in Lagos

This followed confessional statement of seven Eiye confraternity members who were recently charged to court after men of the Special Anti Robbery Squad, Iju base rounded them up.
Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau has admitted to wearing brownface makeup during a 2001 event at a school where he was teaching, saying it is something he “regret[s] deeply”.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau rules out coalition as he forms new Canadian government

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday ruled out forming a coalition government despite an election victory that left his Liberals short of a majority.