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FAO: World food prices drop to two-year low in November

World food prices declined in November 2018 to their lowest level in over two years, led down by much weaker vegetable oil, dairy and cereal prices, the United Nations food agency said on Thursday.
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36 ships conveying petrol, other goods expected at Lagos ports

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) is expecting 36 ships to bring petroleum products, food items and other goods to Apapa and Tin-Can Island Ports in Lagos, from Dec. 6 to Dec. 29.
Aliko Dangote, president of Dangote Group, says the conglomerate’s revenue base will hit $30 billion by 2020 — a feat he would have considered impossible 10 years ago.

Aliko Dangote steps up investments in agriculture

The President of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, has said the current effort of the Federal Government at diversifying the economy to an agriculture-centered one remains the viable solution to creating a healthy economy.

Godwin Emefiele: Nigeria has achieved food imports reduction, saved $21 billion in 34 months

The Central Bank Governor, Godwin Emefiele, has said that Nigeria’s monthly food import bill fell from $665.4m in January 2015 to $160.4m as of October 2018.
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Week of solemn tributes for the late George Bush

Flags flew at half-staff across the United States on Saturday as Americans prepared for a week of solemn tributes to George H.W. Bush, in his home state of Texas and in the US Capitol, a day after the former president died aged 94.
At least 30 Nigerian soldiers have been killed in a gun battle with Boko Haram fighters who overran a military base in the country's northeast, according to military sources.

Nigerian troops dislodge Boko Haram from hideout

The Nigerian Army said its troops have dislodged Boko Haram insurgents from their hideout in Gamboru Ngala Local Government Area of Borno.

Flood: NEMA distributes relief materials to 172 households in Niger

The National Emergency Management Agency on Thursday distributed food items to about 172 households displaced by flood in Niger.
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Nigeria faults US report on rice importation

The Kebbi State Governor, Alhaji Atiku Bagudu, has faulted a report by the United States Department for Agriculture which suggests that the nation had imported rice to the tune of about three million tonnes, saying it was inconsistent with available facts.
People ride on a boat past A.P. Moeller-Maersk A/S branded shipping containers stacked at the Ladol free trade zone port in Lagos, Nigeria, on Tuesday, May 22, 2018. Ladol, a logistics hub for the offshore oil industry in Lagos, Nigeria, is mulling a stock-market listing and corporate bonds to expand its facilities and get more business from major production companies. Photographer: George Osodi/Bloomberg

Bribes, beatings and gridlock at ports choke Nigeria economy

The lines of aging blue, red and yellow trucks begin almost 6 miles (10 kilometers) from the gates of Nigeria’s main port of Apapa.

Nigeria crashes food importation by 60 percent

Nigeria has succeeded in reducing the importation of food items by 60 per cent from 2015 to date, the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele, reported.

Dangote Group sets to unveil new products

Companies under the leading African Indigenous Conglomerate, Dangote Industries Limited, as part of its strategies to increase market share and deepen customers’ affection, will be unveiling their various new products at the on-going Lagos International Trade Fair.

Dangote to unveil new products at Lagos fair

As part of its strategies to increase market share and deepen customers’ affection, Dangote Industries Limited will be unveiling its various new products at the on-going Lagos International Trade Fair (LITF).

1000 Bauchi IDPs get empowerment, food Items from FADAMA II Project

The Bauchi office of FADAMA II additional financing project has distributed empowerment and food items to 1000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the state.
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Tony Salam beats Chomunorwa Gonorenda to regain WBF title at ‘Chaos in Lagos’

Nigerian boxing sensation, Tony ‘Sugar’ Salam, lived up to his pre-match boasting for a revenge after a massive win against Chomunorwa ‘Sting’ Gonorenda from Zimbabwe in the WBF African Cruiserweight title at the Kwesé and Kalakoda Boxing Promotions ‘Chaos in Lagos’ in Lagos last Friday night.
Anthony Joshua celebrates with all his belts after stopping Alexander Povetkin at Wembley Stadium on Saturday. Photo by Richard Heathcote-Getty Images

Sugar Ray challenges Anthony Joshua to go for Wilder Deontay

Boxing royalty ‘Sugar’ Ray Leonard has questioned Anthony Joshua’s beliefs and says the British superstar must seek out the toughest challenges available if he wants to be regarded as one of the heavyweight greats.

Control of blood sugar reduces diabetes – Medical expert

Dr Samuel Ovo, a Medical Officer at the General Hospital Ughelli, Delta says controlling blood sugar and regular exercise can reduce the risk of Type 2 diabetes.

NEMA donates relief materials to Anambra flood victims

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has donated relief materials worth several millions of naira to victims of flood disaster in Anambra.

Nigeria Customs intercepts 49 vehicles in Kaduna

The Nigeria Customs Service Strike Force has intercepted 49 vehicles and other contraband with duty paid value of N126.8 million in Zone B.

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Ex-Army chief Salihu Ibrahim laid to rest in Kaduna

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Two businessmen bag 8 years imprisonment for trademark theft

Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Lagos, has convicted and sentenced two businessmen, Nnamdi Okoye and Ikechukwu Ezeogwum to a total of eight years and six months imprisonment for trademark theft.
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