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The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) says it has over 700,000 National e-ID cards yet to be collected by Nigerians from its offices nationwide.

Court stops production of national identity cards by Mastercard

Mastercard and its agents have been ordered to stop the production of the national identity cards issued by National Identity Management Commission by Justice R.M. Aikawa of the Federal High Court in Lagos.
Sustained economic sabotage by vandals on Nigeria’s oil-exporting Nembe Creek Trunk Line (NCTL) has led to significant losses in production, operator Aiteo Eastern Exploration and Development Limited said on Sunday.

Vandals hit Nigeria’s oil export trunk line – Aiteo

Sustained economic sabotage by vandals on Nigeria’s oil-exporting Nembe Creek Trunk Line (NCTL) has led to significant losses in production, operator Aiteo Eastern Exploration and Development Limited said on Sunday.
Senate President Ahmed Lawan

Senate seeks federal government ban on textile importation

The Senate on Tuesday appealed to the Federal Government to ban the importation of textiles in the country for a period of five years to allow for the production of local textile materials.
Media reports quoted the country’s Oil Minister, Dharmendra Pradhan, as saying on Thursday.

India looking for more foreign investments in oil sector – minister

The minister reportedly said that India wants to be the new destination for global energy players, and that the country would secure world class technology and implement any policy reforms needed to become an international energy leader.

Expert: Nigeria’ll lose her rating in oil production

A world renowned oil engineer, Mr Barth Nwibe, has said that if nothing was done to harmonise the oil sector in Nigeria, the country will loss her rating in oil production in the next 30 Years.

Total planning to sell stake in major oil block in Niger Delta

Total is seeking to sell its 12.5 per cent stake in a major deepwater oilfield off the coast of Nigeria, industry and banking sources have said.
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.
The border closure has affected goods from other West African countries. Wikimedia Commons

Border closure: Rice dealers want loan, count gains

Some rice farmers have appealed to the Federal Government to provide them with affordable loan facilities to boost production to reduce the price of the commodity as they described the closure as a welcome development.
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has disclosed that the State Government is in the process of acquiring an estimated 32,000 hectares of farmland for rice cultivation in seven states.

Lagos government to acquire 32,000 hectares farmland for rice cultivation

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has disclosed that the State Government is in the process of acquiring an estimated 32,000 hectares of farmland for rice cultivation in seven states.

General Danjuma bows out of May & Baker Board

Lt. Gen. Theophilus Yakubu Danjuma (Rtd), has retired as a Director and Chairman of the Board of Directors of May & Baker Nigeria Plc after 16 years of service. The retirement took effect from September 27, 2019.

Dangote’s N3 billion tomatoes greenhouse establish in Kano

The Managing-Director of Dangote Tomatoes Processing Plant in Kano, Mr Abdulkarim Lawal Kaita, has said that N3bn high-tech greenhouse nursery, capable of producing between 300 and 350 million tons of hybrid tomatoes seedlings has been established in Kano.

Oil edges higher on supply worries; eyes on trade talks

Oil prices rose on Tuesday, buoyed by overnight gains in industrial commodities, while unrest in oil-producing countries Iraq and Ecuador raised concerns of supply disruption, adding to support.

AFAN secures market for sesame farmers in Katsina

The All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN) in Daura Local Government Area of Katsina State says it has secured stable market for sesame produced in the area during the current farming season.g
Godwin Obaseki

Edo government, veterinary association partner to boost livestock production

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has said that the state government will strengthen partnership with the Nigerian Veterinary Medical Association to boost livestock production in the state.
Plantain Plantation

Agric institute trains plantain, pineapple farmers on modern techniques in Edo

No fewer than 45 farmers have been trained on the use of modern technology in the production of plantain and pineapple in Edo State.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), said more than one million smallholders farmers had access to finance through its Anchor Borrowers Programme.

Central bank targets 70,000 farmers under anchor borrowers programme in Borno

The Central Bank of Nigeria says it has targeted about 70,000 farmers and business under its Anchor Borrower Programme in Borno State for 2019.
The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, has insisted that there is no plan to divest the Federal Government’s stakes in joint venture oil assets.

Minister: OPEC to cut cost of overproduction by 50 percent

The Honourable Minister of State, Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, on the 21st of September said that there will be no Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) cut off oil production by 50 per cent as previously reported rather, there will be a cut for overproduction of the 57,000 barrels per day.
E-cigarettes

India bans e-cigarettes

India has banned e-cigarettes because they endanger the health of youths in the country, the Federal Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman, said on Wednesday.

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Deputy Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi; Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege; President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, and Chairman of Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Prof. Itse Sagay, during the courtesy visit by PACAC to the Senate President at the National Assembly on Thursday, November 21, 2019.

Itse Sagay applauds Senate’s leadership for commitment to service

Chairman of Presidential Advisory Committee on Anti-Corruption (PACA), Prof. Itse Sagay, on Thursday applauded the leadership of the ninth Senate for its commitment to service of the country.
Deputy Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi; Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege; President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, and Chairman of Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Prof. Itse Sagay, during the courtesy visit by PACAC to the Senate President at the National Assembly on Thursday, November 21, 2019.

Senator Lawan: Senate yet to receive request from President Buhari for Ibrahim Magu’s confirmation

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Thursday said the Senate is yet to receive any formal request from President Muhammadu Buhari for confirmation of the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Magu.

Edo new police commissioner reads riot act to criminal elements

The new Commissioner of Police deployed to the Edo State Police Command, CP Lawal Tanko Jimeta, yesterday, said he would be firm in carrying out his duty in order to ensure the safety of lives and property of the citizens of the state.
Chidi Izuwah

Federal government approves PPP projects worth $8 billion in eight years

Mr Chidi Izuwah, the Director-General, Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC) has said that the Federal Government approved Public-Private Partnership (PPP) projects worth eight billion dollars between 2010 and 2018.
Power

Federal government to review ownership of electricity distribution companies

The National Economic Council, NEC, yesterday resolved to review the status of the ownership structure of the power distribution companies in the country.