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Contrary to the report that says Nigeria produces 4 million tons of rice, the Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN) says it has established that instead, Nigeria being the largest producer of rice in Africa is producing 8 million tons of rice annually.
The Federal Government on Tuesday said there was no truth in the United States Department of Agriculture’s World Markets and Trade Report that claimed that Nigeria imported three million metric tonnes of rice in 2018, which is 400,000 metric tonnes more than the quantity of the product imported in 2017.
Gov. Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi has assured Nigerians of Federal Government’s commitment to supporting rice millers and farmers to attain food security in the country.
Argentina captain Lionel Messi has been suspended for one match and fined $1,500 by the South American football governing body, CONMEBOL for his red and comments during La Albiceste’s 2-1 win against Chile in the Third-Place match of 2019 Copa America in Brazil earlier this month.
The Ministry of Power, Works and Housing has said an increase in electricity tariff can only be justified by widespread provision of meters and improved service delivery to customers.
Justice K. I. Okpe of the Enugu State High Court has sentenced one Akpudili Anayo to six years in prison for the diversion of N13m meant for the payment of pension and salaries in the state.
The Kwara State House of Assembly has revoked the acquisition of a four-bedroomed government challet (Alimi Chalet) by the immediate past Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, who is a former governor of the state.
Troops of the 16 Brigade of the Nigerian Army on Tuesday allegedly invaded the Azagbene community in the Ekermor Local Government Area of Bayelsa State and burnt down houses after chasing away residents.
My desire to contribute to ridding the environment of plastic wastes and also make a living out of it has led me into making good fortune, Mr Abdullahi Tsafe, a young scavenger-turned tailor in Kaduna has said.
Rwanda is to open its embassy in Morocco, a Moroccan official told news Agency MAP on Wednesday.
Members of Foodstuff Dealers Association of Nigeria have protested “multiple checkpoints erected on the country’s highways by officials of Nigeria Agricultural Quarantine Service, NAQS,” saying such posts were serving as extortion points.
A PDP governorship aspirant, Emmanuel Paulker, has pledged to diversify Bayelsa economy to make the state less dependent on federal allocation if elected as governor of the state.
South Korean jets fired warning shots after a Russian military plane violated South Korea’s airspace on Tuesday, Seoul officials said, in the first such incident between the countries.