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Dr Benson Alfred Bana, High Commissioner of Tanzania in Nigeria, on Thursday called for stronger trade cooperation and diplomatic relations between Nigeria and his country.

Tanzania seeks stronger trade, diplomatic relations with Nigeria

Dr Benson Alfred Bana, High Commissioner of Tanzania in Nigeria, on Thursday called for stronger trade cooperation and diplomatic relations between Nigeria and his country.
The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), Osogbo field Office, has sealed 15 Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) skid stations for operating without valid licences.

DPR generates N742.4 billion revenue in 8 months

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) says it generated a total sum of N742,471,639,376. 96 billion for the Federal Government from January to August 2020.
An Agricultural Economist, Mr Bright Okwu, has urged the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to include Egg Powder imports to be among the items banned from accessing Foreign Exchange (FOREX).

Agric expert urges inclusion of egg powder among items banned from accessing forex

An Agricultural Economist, Mr Bright Okwu, has urged the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to include Egg Powder imports to be among the items banned from accessing Foreign Exchange (FOREX).
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SSG), Boss Mustapha, on Tuesday disagreed with Director General of the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Chikwe Ihekweazu, when he called on the House of Reps to amend the Quarantine Act.

PTF: Nigeria not ready for full-scale re-opening of economy

The Federal Government said on Thursday that the country “is not ready for full-scale re-opening of the economy.”
Buyers examine bales at the start of the tobacco selling season, after the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak delayed the opening of auctions by more than a month, in Harare, Zimbabwe, April 29, 2020. REUTERS-Philimon Bulawayo

Zimbabwe tobacco sales down 23.5% after poor rains

Sales of Zimbabwe’s tobacco, the second largest foreign currency earner, fell 23.52% to 178.7 million kilograms this year, official data showed on Monday, after production was affected by lower rainfall.
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Nigerian government to sustain 2020 budget funding despite GDP contraction – minister

The Federal Government has expressed its determination to continue funding the 2020 budget to ensure that the economy recovers as projected, even as the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) contracted by -6.10 percent in the second quarter of 2020.

Nigerian farmers seek urgent government intervention in cassava farming to avert scarcity

Mrs Abimbola Fagoyinbo-Francis, the Secretary, All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN), Lagos State chapter on Friday called on the Federal Government to urgently intervene in cassava farming in the country.
L-R- Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Alhaji Sabo Nanono, with Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu during the Minister’s courtesy visit to the Governor, at Lagos House, Ikeja, on Thursday, August 27, 2020.

Nigerian government partners Lagos to invest in marine resources to boost agriculture – governor

The Lagos State Government on Thursday said it would collaborate with the Federal Government on investment in marine resources, to boost agriculture.
The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) said on Wednesday that the production of Russia’s coronavirus vaccine, dubbed Sputnik V, for Kazakhstan would be carried out by one of its international partners.

Russian virus vaccine for Kazakhstan to be produced by international partner

The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) said on Wednesday that the production of Russia’s coronavirus vaccine, dubbed Sputnik V, for Kazakhstan would be carried out by one of its international partners.
The Bauchi State chapter of Association of Master Bakers says the rising cost of production of bread might force it to increase the price of the product by 20 per cent.

Master Bakers in Bauchi mull 20% increase in bread price

The Bauchi State chapter of Association of Master Bakers says the rising cost of production of bread might force it to increase the price of the product by 20 per cent.

Group seeks more responsive virus management to boost livestock production

A group of agricultural experts, Nigerian Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (NIFAAS), has called for boosting of the livestock sub-sector amidst COVID-19 pandemic challenges plaguing it.

Nigeria receives 4,000 tonnes of food items from ECOWAS

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has donated about 4,000 tonnes of food items to Nigeria as palliative for vulnerable households, in order to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Scientists around the world are building up their knowledge about the coronavirus, as they frantically search for a cure and vaccine.

17 New deaths recorded as Australia battles second wave of virus

Australia recorded a further 17 new COVID-19 deaths on Sunday but infections in the hard-hit state of Victoria, the site of all the latest deaths, are showing a downward trend, authorities said on Sunday.
Mr Muminu Badmus, Managing Director, Lagos Water Corporation (LWC), said on Saturday that successful repair of Iju water works had improved service delivery to Lagos residents.

Lagos Water Corporation repairs pumps to improve service delivery – MD

Mr Muminu Badmus, Managing Director, Lagos Water Corporation (LWC), said on Saturday that successful repair of Iju water works had improved service delivery to Lagos residents.
4. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo virtually presides over the National Economic Council (NEC) meeting at the State House, Abuja.

Nigerian government approves local production of bitumen to boost job creation, conserve forex

The Federal Executive Council (FEC), which gave the approvals sequel to a memorandum presented to it by the Minister of Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, SAN, also directed the Ministries of Petroleum Resources and Mines and Steel to develop strategies to enhance, stimulate and encourage local production.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as said that its staff in Jos Branch, on Tuesday averted what would have been another major fire disaster in the country.

Rising inflation: Experts urge central bank to stabilise exchange rate

Financial experts on Tuesday expressed concerns on the country’s rising inflation rate currently at 12.82 per cent, and called for stabilisation of the exchange rate.
Gabon on Monday marks 60 years since it gained independence from France, and yet a glance around the capital Libreville begs the question whether it has ever made a clean break from the former colonial ruler.

Sixty years after independence Gabon still a ‘home’ for French

Gabon on Monday marks 60 years since it gained independence from France, and yet a glance around the capital Libreville begs the question whether it has ever made a clean break from the former colonial ruler.

Film censors board issues 30-day notice on mandatory content registration by producers

The Lagos State Film and Video Censors Board (LSFVCB) has issued a 30-day notice on content producers in Nigeria to duly register their contents with the body.

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Edo election: APC’s loss is masses’ revolution against injustice – Senator Okorocha

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Group lauds President Buhari on Edo election

The Southern Nigeria Peoples Mandate (SNPM), a political pressure group, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for ensuring hitch-free, fair and credible governorship election in Edo.