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RIFAN: Nigeria now producing eight million tons of rice annually

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.
Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says Senate President Bukola Saraki slowed down the progress of the All Progressives Congress (APC)

Federal government faults USDA’s claims on Nigeria’s rice importation, local production

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.

Governor Bagudu assures Nigerians on food security

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.

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Federal government gives conditions for electricity tariff hike

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.

Man jailed for diverting N13 million pension fund in Enugu

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.

Kwara assembly revokes acquisition of Alimi Chalet by Senator Saraki

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 invade Bayelsa community, raze houses over killing of soldiers

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.