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Executive Secretary of the National Land Development Agency, Paul Ikonne, who said this in Abuja on Monday, said the graduates would go through a two-week intensive training.

Nigerian agency collects rabbits urine for fertilizer production

The National Agricultural Land Development Authority (NALDA) says it has collected over 25,000 litres of urine from over 5,000 rabbits for production of organic fertilizer.
Okomu Oil company has given out cheques of N90,000 each to no fewer than 35 students of tertiary institutions from about 20 host communities in three local government areas where it operates in Edo.

Okomu Oil Palm wants central bank to review anchor borrowers programme

Okomu Oil Palm Company Plc. wants a review of CBN’s Anchor Borrowers Programme (ABP) to accommodate more farmers and to shore up the nation’s foreign earnings from agriculture.
Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, on Sunday, admitted that the dreaded Islamic sect, Boko Haram exists in many parts of the state and are threat to over six million people in the state.

Borno governor orders special medicals for nine wounded CJTFs

Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, spent Thursday in Dikwa, supervising distribution of social protect cash and food varieties to 34,000 vulnerable women and male households.
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NEMA begins distribution of N500 million relief material to flood victims in Imo

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has commenced the distribution of relief materials worth N500 million to flood victims in eight Local Government Areas in Imo State.
West Ham midfielder, Declan Rice, has revealed that a pre-match jibe from Jose Mourinho inspired them to beat Tottenham Hotspur.

West Ham midfielder: Jose Mourinho’s jibe inspired us vs Tottenham

West Ham midfielder, Declan Rice, has revealed that a pre-match jibe from Jose Mourinho inspired them to beat Tottenham Hotspur.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who disclosed this at a media briefing on Monday in Lagos, said centres were also built in collaboration with states and the private sector to isolate and treat cases of COVID-19.

Minister: Bandits, criminal herdsmen are not Nigerians

The Federal Government, yesterday, addressed the issue of insecurity facing Nigeria, saying some of that the bandits and criminal herdsmen terrorising the country are non-Nigerians.
The State’s Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Dr Zahra’u Muhammad-Umar, made the disclosure while repatriating the beggars in Kano on Friday.

Kano government empowers 60 beggars as ban on street begging takes effect

The Kano state government has empowered no fewer than 60 women and youths with different entrepreneurial skills, following the ban on street begging in the state, the State Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Dr Zahra’u Muhammad-Umar, has said.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said in terms of business opportunities, employment and earnings, the entertainment industry is an unexplored keg of potentialities.

Nigeria mulls reviewing ECOWAS protocols over insecurity

The Federal Government said it is working towards amendment of the ECOWAS Protocols on free movement of humans and cattle within countries in the sub-region to address the challenge of banditry. The Minister of Information...

Industrialist: How to end unemployment

An industrialist, Chief Fatai Soewu has said that for unemployment to end in the country, the federal and state governments should invest into the agriculture sector.

NSCDC recovers power cables worth N5 million from miscreants in Bauchi

The Nigeria Civil Defence and Security Corp (NCDSC) says it recovered 4,050 metres of power cables worth N5 million from vandals in Ningi Local Government Council in Bauchi State.
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NEMA distributes relief materials to flood victims in Taraba

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has begun distribution of relief materials to the 1,717 households affected by the 2020 flood disaster in 15 Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Taraba.
The state Commissioner for Finance, Budget and Economic Planning, Mukadam Idris, signed the agreements on behalf of the state government.

Kogi government signs $72 million loan agreements with World Bank, IFAD

The Kogi State Government has signed two agreements with the World Bank and International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) for subsidiary loans of $62m and $10m respectively.
After a bright start, Chidera Ejuke has now come under heavy fire at Russian club CSKA Moscow with an agent branding him “a complete failure”.

Super Eagles star comes under fire over performance in Russia

After a bright start, Chidera Ejuke has now come under heavy fire at Russian club CSKA Moscow with an agent branding him “a complete failure”.

Rice farmers appeal to Delta governor to reduce cost of hiring tractors

Rice farmers’ association in Delta has appealed to the state government to reduce the cost of hiring tractors to enhance rice cultivation.
Group Executive Director of BUA Group and pioneer Chairman of the Nigerian Sugar Institute, Kabiru Rabiu, has advised the Federal Government to replicate the NSDC in the rice sub sector and other food industry sectors with growth potential.

BUA chief urges Nigerian government to replicate sugar council in rice sector

Group Executive Director of BUA Group and pioneer Chairman of the Nigerian Sugar Institute, Kabiru Rabiu, has advised the Federal Government to replicate the NSDC in the rice sub sector and other food industry sectors with growth potential.
There was pandemonium in Oke-Odan, Yewa South Local Government area of Ogun State following the alleged killing of a youth by men of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) on New Year’s Eve.

Oyo-Osun customs rakes in N4.8 billion in January

The Customs Area Controller of Oyo/Osun Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Mr. Adamu Abdulkadir, has said the command generated N4,896 billion in January 2021.
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NEMA distributes relief materials flood victims in Delta

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Sunday began distribution of relief items to victims of 2020 flood disaster in Ndokwa East and Ndokwa West Local Government Areas of Delta State.
Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, revealed this when he briefed State House correspondents on the outcome of the Council meeting, presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja on Wednesday.

Nigerian government fixes date for Kano-Maradi rail line groundbreaking

The President Muhammadu Buhari-led government has fixed Tuesday, February 9, for the groundbreaking ceremony of the Kano-Maradi railway project, Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, disclosed on Sunday.
The Ogun 1 Area Command of Nigeria Customs Service, said it seized 47,601 bags of parboiled rice and other prohibited items valued at N2,383,401,660 in the last thirteen months, with the duty paid.

Ogun Customs seizes smuggled items worth N2.38 billion in 13 months

The Ogun 1 Area Command of Nigeria Customs Service, said it seized 47,601 bags of parboiled rice and other prohibited items valued at N2,383,401,660 in the last thirteen months, with the duty paid.

IITA moves to take 40,000 youths out of unemployment circle in Kano

Over 40,000 youths in Kano State are to benefit from an agribusiness innovative approach training designed to take them out of unemployment circle and make them self reliant, the State Coordinator of International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, IITA, Nathaniel Malgwi has said.

FAO: Global food prices rise for eighth straight month

Global food prices continued rising for the eighth conservative month in January, led by cereals, vegetable oils and sugar, the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations has said.
Senator Kabiru Gaya (APC-Kano) says the Southern part of Nigeria should produce the next president in 2023 for fairness.

Senator Gaya: Presidency must shift to South in 2023

Senator Kabiru Gaya (APC-Kano) says the Southern part of Nigeria should produce the next president in 2023 for fairness.

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The police command in Ekiti on Friday confirmed the killing of a police officer as gunmen allegedly abducted a Chinese expatriate in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.

Ebonyi: Gunmen attack police station in Izzi

Some gunmen in the early hours of Monday attacked the Iboko Divisional Police Station in Izzi Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, Nigeria’s South-east.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Imo hunter kills lover for ‘cheating on him’

A source in the community told newsmen that the victim simply identified as Chinwendu visited the suspect from her village, Ohabele in Obosima community in Ohaji/ Egbema LGA of the state after returning from Aba in Abia state.
FIFA have asked three candidates to back South Africa’s Patrice Motsepe in the upcoming Confederation of African Football (CAF) presidential election, a source close to one of the candidates told AFP.

FIFA favours Patrice Motsepe for CAF presidency

FIFA have asked three candidates to back South Africa’s Patrice Motsepe in the upcoming Confederation of African Football (CAF) presidential election, a source close to one of the candidates told AFP.
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has dismissed Jurgen Klopp’s claim that Liverpool can no longer hope to defend their Premier League title.

Manchester City in bizarre spat with Opta

Manchester City are in another battle with stats boffins Opta over Pep Guardiola’s managerial record.
A Presidential aspirant of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in 2019, Chief Charles Udeogaranya, has said that the way things are going in Nigeria, Ndigbo Republic may emerge instead of Biafra.

Charles Udeogaranya: Ndigbo Republic may emerge if South-East fails to produce president in 2023

According to him, “if after 50 years of Nigeria/Biafra civil war and political power brokers do not find it expediently urgent to close this monumental gap of inequality by giving a sense of belonging to the South-East region of Nigeria, then Ndigbo Republic (NR) is inevitable and I will lead the struggle of its actualisation.”

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Explosion on Saturday rocked the site where technicians were carrying out repair work on damaged power infrastructure in Maiduguri.

Three injured as explosion rocks power infrastructure repair site in Maiduguri

Maiduguri, the birthplace of Boko Haram, has been in darkness for about a month now since suspected Boko Haram members damaged power lines along Maiduguri-Damaturu road.
Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River has directed applicants for the 8,000 automatic jobs to enlist through their respective village heads.

Insecurity: Cross River APC chieftain urges other governors adopt Governor Ayade’s crime bursting blueprint

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Cross River State, Mr Goddy Akpama, has applauded Governor Ben Ayade’s handling of security issues in the state.
It has been a day of drama at the Lagos State Judicial Panel On Restitution for Victims of SARS Related Abuses and Other Matters.

#EndSARS: Victim of Lekki Toll Gate shooting who lost his leg demands N225 million...

A man who claims to have been a victim of extra-judicial shooting by security forces of Lagos State has demanded compensation in the total sum of N225,450,000 from the government.

Katsina parents attribute spate of out-of-school children to insecurity

Parents in Katsina State have attributed the alarming rate of out-of-school children to what they termed the deteriorating security challenges be deviling states in the North-west region and other parts of the country.