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Codeine: Pharmacists council to step up monitoring mandate

The Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) is to step up inspection, monitoring and supportive supervision activities in all registered premises in the country to curb the challenges of drug abuse.

Reports: Zimbabwean cannabis growers to pay high licence fee of $50,000

The Zimbabwean government has reportedly set high licence fees for those wishing to farm cannabis.

NPDC to establish 330,000mt cooking gas plant

The Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC), says it has commenced the establishment of a 330,000 metric tonnes per day Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), plant, also known as cooking gas.

FADAMA GUYS: World Bank to disburse N8.6 billion to 5,916 Nigerian youths

The World Bank, through the FADAMA III Additional Financing (AFII) Programme, will soon disburse N8.6 billion to 5,916 youths across the country in the Graduate Unemployment Youths Support Scheme (FADAMA GUYS).

Court threatens to close $1.6 billion fraud case against Jide Omokore, others

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Thursday, threatened to close the case of alleged fraud of $1.6 billion instituted by the federal government against Jide Omokore and five others.

Ibe Kachikwu, Tonye Cole to speak at Light Up Nigeria confab

The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr Ibe Kachikwu, will be delivering the keynote address at this year’s Brand Innovation Light Up Nigeria Energy Conference themed “Repositioning The Energy Sector For Growth” which would hold on May 15th, 2018 at the Oriental Hotel, Lagos.

Kwara bans sale, consumption of alcohol

Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara State has signed a bill prohibiting production, sale, and consumption of alcohol in certain areas.

Lagos to check food, beverages contamination in restaurants, hotels

The Lagos State government has moved to check food and water contamination in eateries, restaurants and hotels across the state, imploring stakeholders to embrace the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) and certification.

Nigeria earns N284bn from cashew exports in three years

Nigeria earned $813.05m (N284.5bn) in foreign exchange from the exportation of cashew between 2015 and 2017.

Science, technology determines national wealth, livelihood – Ogbonnaya Onu

As a prominent country in a highly competitive world in which advances and application of Science and Technology Innovation (STI) determine national wealth and affect the livelihood of citizens, Nigeria cannot afford to be left behind, Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, stated yesterday.

Shettima visits Africa’s largest net house in Borno, vows to boost agriculture

Governor Kashim Shettima has assured that his administration will boost Borno’s economic potentials through agriculture.

Fed govt to train, support Airforce officers on livestock, crops production – minister

The Federal Government says it will train officers of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) who are interested in going into agriculture to ensure food security in the country.

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Google launches Impact Challenge in Nigeria, commits $2 million

Google on Wednesday launched the Google Impact Challenge Nigeria 2018 aimed at empowering the citizens to drive community impact.

Kwara IRS generates N7.7 billion in 4 months

Executive Chairman, Kwara State Internal Revenue Service (KWIRS), Muritala Awodun, on Wednesday, said the internally generated revenue of the state in the last four months rose to the region of N7.7 billion

Bushmeat loses its appeal as Congo city fights Ebola

In the city of Mbandaka, “bushmeat” is a cheap, time-honoured form of food — monkeys, bats, antelopes, crocodiles and other species caught in the wild.

Ex-President Obasanjo seeks biotech in agriculture to boost food production

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, on Wednesday, declared that unless innovative advances such as biotechnology are achieved in agriculture, global efforts at ending hunger would remain a mirage.

Prominent Egyptian blogger Wael Abbas arrested

A prominent Egyptian activist and blogger known for documenting alleged abuses by the security forces has been detained, his lawyer says.