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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.
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.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, stated this on Monday in Dutse at the Special Town Hall Meeting on Agriculture.
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.
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.
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.
Atiku Presidential Campaign Organisation has faulted the claim by Muhammadu Buhari administration that its biggest achievement is reducing Nigeria’s dependence on foreign rice.
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.
The Federal Government has raised an alarm over a recent virile disease, Cassava Brown Streak Disease (CBSD), ravaging East and Central Africa now making its way to West Africa.
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.
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.
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.
The Kaduna Division of the Court of Appeal has dismissed the appeal of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its gubernatorial candidate, Alhaji Isa Ashiru, against the refusal of the Kaduna State Governorship Petition Tribunal to order for the recount of votes.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday said funds pledged to help Mozambique recover the devastation of two successive cyclones "is far below what is needed".
Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari has hosted the Leadership of the National Assembly to Dinner at the State House, Abuja.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka said former Manchester United forward Wilfried Zaha told him to "play without fear" after moving to Old Trafford.
Witnesses of Atiku Abubakar, 2019 presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, have been reportedly attacked by unknown gunmen.