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The border closure has affected goods from other West African countries. Wikimedia Commons

Border closure: Why federal government’s decision is in Nigeria’s best interest – stakeholders

In August this year, the Federal Government shut down the country’s land borders in a bid to check smuggling of goods, especially rice, light arms, automobiles and other contraband cargoes from neighbouring West African countries into the country. This, it said, was aimed at facilitating the growth of local investment in rice production as well as checking the consumption of unhealthy food products by the citizenry.

Cross River governor, NFVCB chief honoured at AIFF 2019

Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross Rivers and Mr Adedayo Thomas, the Chief Executive, National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) have been honoured for their contributions to the development of the Nigerian movie industry.

Whitney Houston, Notorious BIG get nomination for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced late American international music legends, Whitney Houston and Notorious B.I.G among its inductees for the 35th annual Hall of Fame ceremony, years after their death.

Imported products killing our businesses – palm oil dealers

Some palm oil producers and dealers on Tuesday decried the unrestricted importation of foreign palm oil into the Nigerian market, saying it would cause further harm to the economy.
Actors, filmmakers and other key players in Nollywood, on Friday night ‘lit up’ the World Premiere of the acclaimed star-studded blockbuster movie ‘The Enemy I know’ in Abuja.

Nollywood stars light up ‘The Enemy I know’ premiere in Abuja

Actors, filmmakers and other key players in Nollywood, on Friday night ‘lit up’ the World Premiere of the acclaimed star-studded blockbuster movie ‘The Enemy I know’ in Abuja.
The Nigerian livestock industry is a N30 trillion worth national asset that should be treated with care, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono, has said.

Nigeria livestock industry worth N30 trillion – minister

The Nigerian livestock industry is a N30 trillion worth national asset that should be treated with care, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono, has said.

Kaduna sweet makers urge government for support

A Kaduna-based sweet maker, Malam Abdulkarimu Usman, has urged the state government to support local sweet producers with machines and better packaging, to create more jobs for the youths and women in the state.
A picture taken on September 19, 2019 shows rotten tomatoes in a field, in Grand-Pop. On 19 August, 2019 Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari unilaterally decided, and against all trade and freedom of movement of the treaties of the ECOWAS (Economic Community of West African States), to close the borders between Benin and Niger, causing the rotting of Beninese tomatoes.Yannick FOLY / AFP

Benin counts the cost after Nigeria shutters border

Dozens of baskets brimming with newly-picked tomatoes gently rot in the sticky heat, becoming the latest casualty in a bout of trade tension between Benin and Nigeria.

Lagos government urges manufacturers to package products with recyclable materials

The Lagos State government has urged manufacturers and producers of consumable goods to package their products with biodegradable or recyclable materials to save drainages from blockage and flooding.
Mr Gabriel Aduda, the Permanent Secretary, Political and Economic Affairs in the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, gave the warning at a sensitisation workshop in Kano on Tuesday.

Federal government warns producers, marketers of chemical weapons

The Federal Government has cautioned producers and marketers of chemical weapons against allowing it into the hands of non-state actors.

Nigerian singer Aramide appointed into Recording Academy Board

Nigerian Afro-soul singer and songwriter, Aramide Sarumoh, has been appointed into the Washington DC’s chapter of the Recording Academy Board of Governors.
Bobi Wine

Uganda media in court after Bobi Wine coverage

Media groups are challenging a decision by the country's communications regulator to remove dozens of senior journalists from their news management roles over coverage of music star turned politician Bobi Wine, whose real name is Kyagulanyi Ssentamu.
The Donkey Skin Processors Marketers and Export Association, DSPMEA, has refuted claims by a United Kingdom-based group, the Donkey Sanctuary, that the Nigerian donkey species are going into extinction.

Investors: Nigeria can generate $2 billion annually from donkeys

The Donkey Skin Processors Marketers and Export Association, DSPMEA, has refuted claims by a United Kingdom-based group, the Donkey Sanctuary, that the Nigerian donkey species are going into extinction.
Ibrahim al-Assaf

Saudi Arabia welcomes US move to end Iran’s oil waivers

Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister on Tuesday welcomed a U.S. decision to end all Iran sanction waivers by May, saying it was a necessary step to halt Tehran’s “destabilising” policy in the region.
Uche Jombo Rodriguez

Uche Jombo: I was victim of sexual assault in Nollywood during my early days

Uche Jombo, a Nollywood filmmaker, says she has been a victim of sexual assault during her early days in the Nigerian movie industry.
President John Magufuli. AFP Photo-Daniel Hayduk

Tanzanian president urges ministers to ‘take advantage’ of refugee crises

Tanzanian President John Magufuli on Friday urged his ministers to "take advantage" of refugee crises and make money by selling food to international aid organisations.

DPR: Federal government’s aspiration on LPG consumption is achievable

The Department of Petroleum Resources has called for improved awareness on the use of Liquefied Petroleum Gas to boost its consumption in line with Federal Government’s aspirations.

Babatunde Fashola: Federal government targets 30% in renewable energy mix by 2030

In a bid to diversify its energy sources and optimise other assets for power production, Nigeria is targeting 30 per cent of its energy needs from renewables by 2030.

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Former World Cup and Champions League-winning coach Marcello Lippi has announced his resignation as manager of the Chinese national team after a World Cup qualifying defeat to Syria.

World Cup winner Marcello Lippi resigns from China managerial role

Former World Cup and Champions League-winning coach Marcello Lippi has announced his resignation as manager of the Chinese national team after a World Cup qualifying defeat to Syria.
Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo says his administration is doing a lot from its end to tackle illegal migration to Europe but needs more support from partners.

Edo governor swears-in new health commissioner

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has sworn in Dr. Patrick Okundia as the new Commissioner for Health, tasking him to drive the full implementation of the Edo State Healthcare Improvement Programme (Edo-HIP).
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Bayelsa guber: Confusion as court nullifies APC primaries

A Federal High Court sitting in Yenagoa, on Thursday caused upset in Bayelsa State ahead of the Saturday governorship election following its judgement nullifying the primaries of the All Progressives Congress (APC) that produced Chief David Lyon as the party’s candidate.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Anger over APC NWC ratification of Edo chapter chairman’s suspension

The Edo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress has rejected the purported suspension of the State Chairman of the party, Mr Anselm Ojezua by the National Working Committee.

Economy: Central bank alone cannot spend N1.3 trillion in 2020 – Reps member

A member of the House of Representatives Honourable Gudaji Kazure has faulted the N1.3 trillion budget of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), for the 2020 fiscal year, describing it as outrageous and wasteful.