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The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Alhaji Muhammad Nanono gave the assurance at the weekend while interacting with stakeholders in the sector in Bauchi.

Nigerian government boosts Kogi farmers with assorted inputs to mitigate coronavirus impact

The distribution of farm inputs was made by the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Muhammad Nanono, at the Ministry’s Warehouse at Okene road, Lokoja in Kogi State as contained in a statement signed by the Director, Information, Theodore Ogaziechi, which include a variety of seeds; cashew, sesame, soybeans, and tomatoes.

Food security: Nigerian government to recruit 77, 400 youths into agric business

In a bid to boost food sufficiency and reduce unemployment, the Federal Government, has announced plans to inject over 77,400 young farmers into agriculture business under a scheme called Buhari Young Farmers Network.
Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River has directed applicants for the 8,000 automatic jobs to enlist through their respective village heads.

AFAN lauds Cross River governor over tax exemption for farmers

The farmers’ association made the commendation through its National President, Arc Kabir Ibrahim, while speaking with Vanguard on the declaration made by the Governor and described it as uncommon.

Turning coronavirus tragedy into opportunity for new Nigeria

As many people are now aware, the outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID–19) in China has rapidly permeated and profoundly changed the world.
Governor Godwin Obaseki of Delta State has restated his commitment to serve Edo people, insisting that the time for sharing public funds to a few greedy politicians in Edo was over.

Edo condemns arbitrary hike in prices of food items, begins monitoring

The Edo State Government has warned traders and sellers of food items against being insensitive to the plight of residents by hiking the price of food items and other household essentials as a fallout of measures by the state government to contain the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).
Gov. Babagana Zulum disclosed this when members of the Borno-Yobe Elders Forum-Residents of Abuja paid him a courtesy visit on Sunday in Maiduguri.

President Buhari approves 10,000 housing units for Borno – governor

The Federal Government has approved the building of 10,000 housing units in Borno to fast track Reconstruction, Rehabilitation and Resettlement (RRR) programme in the war-torn state.
Godwin Obaseki

Edo government re-certifies 300 cooperatives to check scams

The Edo State Government has re-certified 300 cooperative societies, as part of measures to eliminate the use of proxy cooperatives to swindle members of the public.

Anambra reschedules cancelled market leadership election

Following the cancellation of January 16 election of new auto spare parts market at the accreditation stage by the President of Anambra State Markets Amalgamated Traders Association, ASMATA, Chief Ikechukwu Ekwegbalu, Anambra State government, on Wednesday, notified the traders to prepare for the election on Thursday, February 6.
Governor Willie Obiano

Anambra government flays disruption of market election

Anambra State Government has condemned the invasion and disruption of the election of the executive of Nkpor auto spare parts market on 21 January 2020 by about 300 thugs, who wore ASMATA aprons with the inscription, ‘ASMATA Taskforce’, allegedly brought in by the leadership of Anambra State Markets Amalgamated Traders Association (ASMATA).

Africa no longer ignored in world economy – AfDB president

President of the African Development Bank, Dr Akinwumi Adesina, said on Wednesday that Africa can no longer be ignored in global trade and investment, adding that African economies are growing strong and the prospects for greater wealth creation are compelling.
Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Sunday, said his government will deliver the ongoing Oshodi-Abule Egba BRT corridor project by end of May 2020.

Governor Sanwo-Olu reshuffles Lagos cabinet, appoints three new members

The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has announced a minor cabinet reshuffle, with the appointment of three new members.

Plans to eject widows from Anambra market sparks fear

There is palpable fear in Anambra State following plans by the state government to eject widows from the Cooperative Society market in Ogbaru local government area of the State.
Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu

Lagos targets informal sector for tax expansion

The Lagos Internal Revenue Service (LIRS) said it will expand the tax net through the deployment of technology to generate N500 billion toward the implementation of the 2020 budget.

The legislature in defence of our economy and democracy

In the last couple of weeks, the economic and political news coming out of Nigeria has not been positive. It has been about doing things the wrong way, lack of due process, desecration of the rule of law, outright impunity for violators of rights and economic policies that have attracted negative ratings

Tony Elumelu: Improve business environment to drive industrialisation

The Founder of the Tony Elumelu Foundation and Chairman, Heirs Holdings and United Bank for Africa Group (UBA), Mr. Tony Elumelu, yesterday advised African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Heads of State to improve the business environment in their countries to drive industrialisation and wealth creation in member states.
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO), First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Adesola Adeduntan, has said the introduction of FirstGem, a female-focused product by the bank has contributed to the development of the Nigerian economy.

Adesola Adeduntan: First Bank drives economic development with FirstGem

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO), First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Adesola Adeduntan, has said the introduction of FirstGem, a female-focused product by the bank has contributed to the development of the Nigerian economy.
National Bureau of Statistics NBS

NBS: Service sector contributed N1.2 trillion to Edo’s GDP in 2017

The Nigeria Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has said that Edo state’s service sector contributed N1.2 trillion to its N2.3 trillion Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2017.

Lagos speaker inaugurates 36 standing committees

The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, on Monday inaugurated 36 standing committees for effective operation of the oversight function of the House.

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The Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) is set to commence a comprehensive audit and survey of downstream oil and gas logistic facilities, with a view to identifying the infrastructure gap in the sector

PPPRA fixes petrol ex-depot price for N138.62

The Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) kept the petrol dealers guessing on Tuesday when it approved an ex-depot price of N138.62 per litre for the Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) petrol and kept the pump price to its chest.
Senate Minority Leader, Hon. Ndudi Elumelu from Delta State. on Monday in a motion canvassed for adherence and respect to the concept of separation of powers as enshrined in the laws of Nigeria.

Rep Elumelu: Opposition lawmakers leading anti-corruption investigations

The Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Rep. Ndudi Elumelu (PDP-Delta), says opposition lawmakers in the house have been at the center of unearthing and exposing acts of corruption in the country.
Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara has lifted the ban on congregational prayers in Mosques and Churches placed to curtail the spread of the coronavirus in the state.

Zamfara schools to resume August 9

The Zamfara State Government has directed secondary schools in the state to reopen from August 9, to enable exiting students sit for Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE).
The logo of the Nigerian Stock Exchange is pictured in Lagos, Nigeria, file. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

NSE: Trading sustains positive trend, up by 0.31 per cent

Activities on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) extended a positive trend on Tuesday with key market indices appreciating further by 0.31 per cent.

NUC: 32 universities involved in research to tackle impacts of coronavirus

The Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission (NUC), Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, says 32 federal, state and private universities across all geopolitical zones are involved in different stages of research toward tackling direct and collateral impacts of COVID-19.