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Lagos, LCCI task stakeholders on agribusiness opportunities

The Lagos State Government and the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) have charged farmers and all stakeholders in the agricultural sector on the need to explore the numerous opportunities that abound in agribusiness.

Coronavirus reduces sparkle in Spain’s cava industry

Spain’s 1.2 billion euro cava sector has had a turbulent few years with a grape-farmers’ strike, foreign buyouts of family firms, and a sales hit from the Catalonia separatist crisis.
The decision came despite government efforts to keep the plant open, Foreign Minister Arancha Gonzalez Laya told the national radio station.

Nissan shuts factory in Barcelona

Japanese carmaker Nissan has decided to shut its factory in Barcelona where 3,000 people are employed, the Spanish government said on Thursday.
A view of processing facilities at Tenke Fungurume, a copper and cobalt mine 110 km (68 miles) northwest of Lubumbashi in Congo's copper-producing south, file. REUTERS-Jonny Hogg

Workers at Congo mine end one-day strike over coronavirus

Workers at China Molybdenum’s Tenke Fungurume Mining (TFM) mine in Democratic Republic of Congo ended a one-day strike on Sunday after agreeing a compromise with management over compensation for working in isolation for two months due to COVID-19.
S&P Global Ratings on Friday said it projects South Africa’s economy to shrink by 4.5% this year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic that has impacted production and consumption.

S&P forecasts South Africa’s economy to shrink 4.5 percent in 2020

S&P Global Ratings on Friday said it projects South Africa’s economy to shrink by 4.5% this year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic that has impacted production and consumption.
Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Lagos to assist companies to prevent job loss

In light of the disruptions and hardship caused by the coronavirus pandemic in the business environment, Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, hinted that the state would help big companies operating in the state to prevent job loss.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila on the floor, moving a bill on the Repeal of Quarantine Act, 2004 at plenary yesterday at National Assembly Abuja. . Photo by Gbemiga Olamikan. 5

House of Reps urges speedy production of local coronavirus vaccines in Nigeria

The resolutioms followed the adoption of a motion on notice, moved by Rep. John Chike Okafor (APC, Imo), wherein he noted that “the Yaba Vaccine Production Laboratory Lagos was active in vaccine production for about six decades, between 1940 and 1991, producing large quantities of vaccines against smallpox, rabies and yellow fever for not only Nigeria, but also for neighbouring countries like Cameroon, and other African countries”.
The Open Forum on Agricultural Biotechnology in Africa Nigeria Chapter, Saturday, urged the Federal Government and other African governments to adopt high yielding crop varieties, agricultural drones, farm mechanization and digital agriculture solutions as options in managing the novel Coronavirus, COVID-19, pandemic to enhance food production.

OFAB urges Nigeria, others to adopt high yielding varieties, drones, mechanization

The Open Forum on Agricultural Biotechnology in Africa Nigeria Chapter, Saturday, urged the Federal Government and other African governments to adopt high yielding crop varieties, agricultural drones, farm mechanization and digital agriculture solutions as options in managing the novel Coronavirus, COVID-19, pandemic to enhance food production
The Asian Development Bank said Monday it will roll out a massive $20 billion package to help developing member nations weather the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.

ADB: Coronavirus’ economic impact could hit $8.8 trillion

Global economic losses from the coronavirus pandemic could reach up to 8.8 trillion dollars, or nearly 10 per cent of the world economy’s output, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) said on Friday.
FILE PHOTO- A worker arranges harvested coffee cherries inside a tractor in a plantation in the town of Sao Joao da Boa Vista in Sao Paulo state, Brazil, June 6, 2019. Picture taken June 6, 2019. REUTERS-Amanda Perobelli

Coronavirus delays coffee growers from harvest

South American coffee growers may delay harvest this year and limit the number of workers they employ as the novel coronavirus pandemic continues to spread, threatening to reduce this year’s crop of export-quality beans.
Ambassador of Israel to Nigeria, Mr Shimon Ben-Shoshan, while delivering the face masks to the Minister of Health, Mr Osagie Ehanire, said the items were designed in Israel and manufactured in Nigeria.

Israel donates 2,000 face masks to Nigeria

The Embassy of Israel in Nigeria on Thursday donated 2,000 protective face masks to support Nigerian medical personnel in the ongoing fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
Mexicans have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic in many ways, including beer lovers finding it particularly difficult to quench their thirst as supplies run dry due to reduced production.

Thirsty beer lovers find supplies run dry in Mexico

Mexicans have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic in many ways, including beer lovers finding it particularly difficult to quench their thirst as supplies run dry due to reduced production.
The herbal medicine developed by Malagasy Institute of Applied Research and branded COVID-Organics, contains Artemisia - a plant on the Island used in the fight against malaria.

Madagascar starts COVID-Organics clinical trials, factory to be built

Madagascan president Andry Rajoelina has announced that clinical trials will start today (May 4) with COVID-Organics. A factory will also be built within a month to boost its production.
All Progressives Congress (APC) national stalwart Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has described as premature, talks about 2023 elections and the successor to President Muhammadu Buhari. To him, those making such calls do not love Nigeria.

Asiwaju Tinubu: How central bank can boost production, investment

To lift the Nigerian economy into prosperity, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) must seize the advantage of the coronavirus pandemic-induced crisis to lower the interest rates with a view to boosting domestic production and investment.
Determined to curb the spread of the dreaded COVID-19, local manufacturer Prince Interior Furniture and Furnishing Company has engaged a cardiologist to help in the mass production of N95 face masks for the protection of vulnerable Nigerians against the deadly virus.

Furniture company to produce Made in Nigeria N95 face masks

Determined to curb the spread of the dreaded COVID-19, local manufacturer Prince Interior Furniture and Furnishing Company has engaged a cardiologist to help in the mass production of N95 face masks for the protection of vulnerable Nigerians against the deadly virus.
Barcelona

Bojan Krkic: Barcelona ‘betraying the plan that made us great’

Barcelona need to stop “improvising” in the transfer market, says Bojan Krkic, with the Camp Nou giants urged to revert back to the “plan” which served them well in the past when home-grown talent was mixed with experienced recruits.
ConocoPhillips, Alaska’s largest oil producer announced Thursday it will cut production by 100,000 barrels in June.

ConocoPhillips cuts Alaska oil production

ConocoPhillips, Alaska’s largest oil producer announced Thursday it will cut production by 100,000 barrels in June.
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.

Petroleum explorationists, others call for central bank’s intervention

Following the crash in global oil prices occasioned by the coronavirus pandemic, indigenous Petroleum Explorationists have called for urgent intervention of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, as they would be unable to meet their financial exposure to commercial banks at the current oil prices.

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NEMA: 20 Kano local councils at high risk of flood

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has warned that 20 Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Kano State would experience flooding in 2020.
This image shows vials of Russia's COVID-19 vaccine, named Sputnik V. (Russian Health Ministry - Handout-Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Russia expects to produce five million doses of coronavirus vaccine monthly – Institute

Russia may be able to produce five million doses of its new COVID-19 vaccine monthly by December, the Director of the Gamaleya Scientific Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology, Alexander Gintsburg, said on Wednesday.
The governing council of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) has removed Oluwatoyin Ogundipe as the vice-chancellor of the school.

UNILAG governing council removes Oluwatoyin Ogundipe as vice chancellor

The governing council of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) has removed Oluwatoyin Ogundipe as the vice-chancellor of the school.
The President of the Senate, Dr Ahmad Lawan has described insinuations that he is a rubber stamp to the Executive as “sentimental and laughable”.

Senator Lawan celebrates with Nigerian Youth on International Youth Day

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has felicitated with the Nigerian Youth on the occasion of the International Youth Day 2020.
Canadian tennis star Eugenie Bouchard has said goodbye to posting bikini pictures on Instagram, revealing that it is taking the shine off her tennis career.

Eugenie Bouchard makes U-turn dumps bikini posts on Instagram

Canadian tennis star Eugenie Bouchard has said goodbye to posting bikini pictures on Instagram, revealing that it is taking the shine off her tennis career.