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President Buhari presides over National Food Council Meeting in State House on 16th Nov 2018-4

Federal government approves N60 billion for rice subsidy programme

The Federal Government has approved N60 billion in support of its rice subsidy programme aimed at bringing down the price of the commodity across the country.
Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says Senate President Bukola Saraki slowed down the progress of the All Progressives Congress (APC)

Self sufficiency: Don’t expect support from food exporting countries – Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has warned Nigerians not expect support from any food exporting country for Nigeria’s ongoing policy to ensure self sufficiency in food production.
Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says Senate President Bukola Saraki slowed down the progress of the All Progressives Congress (APC)

Lai Mohammed: External opposition will not derail our agricultural revolution

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, stated this on Monday in Dutse at the Special Town Hall Meeting on Agriculture.

Audu Ogbeh: USDA report on rice importation a mischief

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, has described as “mischief” the report credited to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) alleging that Nigeria imported about three million tonnes of rice in 2018.

Lai Mohammed: USDA goofed on Nigeria’s rice importation

The Federal Government has dismissed reports by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) World Market and Trade indicating an increase in the importation of rice into the country and decline in local production in 2018.
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.
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Atiku Abubakar: Muhammadu Buhari’s claim on rice production false

Atiku Presidential Campaign Organisation has faulted the claim by Muhammadu Buhari administration that its biggest achievement is reducing Nigeria’s dependence on foreign rice.

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Supreme Court dismisses suit challenging Borno governor’s nomination

The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a suit filed by Idris Mamman-Gatumbwa challenging the nomination of Governor Babagana Zulum by the All Progressives Congress (APC) as its governorship candidate for the 2019 general elections.

Federal government raises alarm over new cassava brown streak disease

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Cleric seeks end to 40 years marriage over sex denial after eight children

An Islamic cleric Ganiyu Salami, on Thursday approached an Igando Customary Court, Lagos, to end his 40 years marriage to Halimatu, for allegedly denying him sex and threatening his life.
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IMN kicks as court adjourns Ibraheem El-Zakzaky’s bail hearing

Justice Darius Khobo of Kaduna State High Court, on Thursday, adjourned hearing in the application for permission to travel to India for medical attention filed by Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zinat, to July 29.

CSOs give Governor Ayade 60 days to conduct council polls

A coalition of Civil Societies Organisations (CSOs) in Cross River, have given Governor Ben Ayade 60 days to conduct local government election in the state.