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Nigerian group protests killings in Sudan

Nigerian group protests killings in Sudan

A group on Friday took to the streets of Abuja to protest the killings going on in Sudan. Led by its convener, Deji Adeyanju, the protesters marched to the Sudanese Embassy in Abuja and called on the Sudanese government to end the killings before it spreads to other parts of…

Femi Falana

June 12: Remember other ‘heroes,’ Falana tells FG

A human rights activist, Femi Falana, has asked the federal government to recognise other Nigerians who played a part in the struggle for the annulled June 12, 1993, election. June 12 was officially set aside on Monday as Democracy Day as a mark of honour to MKO Abiola, the acclaimed…

Permanent secretaries now heading Nigerian ministries (FULL LIST)

In preparation for his next term in office, President Muhammadu Buhari on May 22, told the ministers to hand over the mantle of leadership to the permanent secretaries in their various ministries. He also directed the ministers to submit their handover notes to the Secretary of the Federation (SGF), while…

Orji Uzor-Kalu

I will run for Deputy Senate Presidency, even if APC opposes — Kalu

The Senator representing Abia North constituency, Orji Uzor Kalu, has said he will run for the position of Deputy Senate President regardless of what his party the All Progressives Congress (APC) decides. Mr Kalu said this while appearing as a guest on Channels Television on Thursday. He said he would…

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Nigeria to provide 6.5 million ‘smart cards’ for improved seeds – Official

The Nigerian government has said it will provide 6.5 million smart cards for improved seed containers in the country. The DG National Agriculture Seed Council (NASC), Philp Ojo, said this during a meeting with some partners in Abuja on Thursday. The meeting had as its theme "Increasing Production and Dissemination…

World Hunger Day: Nigerian farmers appeal for government support

Every day, many across the globe struggle to feed themselves and their children. According to the World Food Programme, in a world where enough food is produced to feed everyone, 821 million people – one in nine of the world population – still go to bed on an empty stomach…

The KCOBA and the IDPs with gift items presented to the IDP's.

Abuja IDPs decry alleged government neglect

Internally displaced persons (IDPs) residing at the Kuchingoro camp in Abuja have decried the poor condition of the camp, blaming the situation on government’s neglect of the camp. Philemon Emmanuel, the leader of the IDPs, said they have lived on humanitarian services by non-government agents. Mr Emmanuel said this when…

The IGP of Police, Mohammed Adamu. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official twitter handle of the Nigerian Police]

Kano Police Command: Iliyasu replaces Wakili

The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the immediate posting of Ahmed Iliyasu as the Commissioner of Police in Kano. According to a statement issued by the police spokesperson, Frank Mba, on Monday, the official takes over from Wakili Mohammed. Mr Mohammed retired from the Force on May…

Eagles Square Abuja used to illustrate the story. [Photo credit: Logbaby]

JUST IN: Nigerian govt declares May 29 public holiday

The federal government has declared Wednesday, May 29, as work-free day to mark the 2019 presidential inauguration. This was announced in a statement by the permanent secretary at the interior ministry, Georgina Ehuriah. According to Ms Ehuriah, the Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, who made the declaration on behalf of…

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Farmers in Abuja community lament lack of govt support, fertilisers

Farmers in Chukuku Tsoho community of Abuja have lamented the lack of access to fertilisers and basic amenities. The community, with a population of about 1000 people, is located in the outskirts of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Despite being located in the seat of power, farmers in this community…

Farmers [Photo Credit: The Guardian Nigeria]

Non-passage of key agricultural bills worries Nigerian farmers, experts

Farmers and experts last Friday lamented that two bills, the fertiliser quality control bill and the seed bill are yet to get presidential assent; while a third, the warehouse regulatory bill is yet to be passed by the National Assembly. These bills, among others, will ensure that farmers enjoy high…

Left -Right in front row: Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Rural Development, Ogun State, Rev James Olugbebi; Professor of Agricultural Communication and Extension, Muhammed Yahaya Kuta; IITA Director for West Africa, Robert Asiedu; Governor-Elect of Oyo state, Engineer Seyi Makinde; Leader of Delegation from Liverpool John Moores University, Dr Lilian Otaye-Ebede; and IITA Director for Advocacy and Country Alignment function, Dr Kwesi Atta-Krah at the workshop Human Resource Development of Rural Farmers through Innovative Information Technology in IITA Ibadan that ended Tuesday.

Makinde reveals what he’ll do for Oyo agric sector

The Oyo State Governor-elect, Oluseyi Makinde, has pledged to give agricultural development priority attention when he is sworn-in on May 29, 2019. He gave this assurance at the opening of a two-day workshop on Human Resource Development of Rural Farmers through Innovative Information Technology at the International Institute of Tropical…

A corn farm used to illustrate the story.

VSF distributes N600 million farm inputs to victims of Boko Haram

The Victim Support Fund (VSF) on Thursday commenced the distribution of farm inputs worth N600 million to 4,000 households who were affected by the Boko Haram insurgency in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states. The three states are the most affected by the insurgency which has claimed thousands of lives since…

Nigeria Police

Suspected kidnapper of UBEC Chairman killed – Nigerian Police

A man who allegedly masterminded the kidnap last month of the Chairman of the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) and his daughter along the Abuja- Kaduna road has been shot dead during a shoot-out with the police. Police spokesperson, Frank Mba, said this on Sunday. The suspect, Sumaila Sule, alias…

Nigerian Police [Photo credit: Today.ng]

Police ‘uncover’ plots to attack Nigerian oil installations- Official

Oge More News Abstract: Pix: Police The Nigeria Police Force say they have uncovered specific plots by 'some subversive elements' to attack oil installations across Nigeria. According to a statement by the police spokesperson, Frank Mba, on Wednesday, these 'elements' are masquerading as climate and environmental activists. ''They plan to…

Acting IGP, Mohammed Adamu, during the handing over ceremony of the 19th to the 20th IGP at the Police Headquarters in Abuja on Wednesday (16/1/19).

Insecurity: IGP meets with ECOWAS police chiefs

Less than four weeks after Nigeria signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the International Council of Police Organisations (INTERPOl), the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, will this week host a meeting of police and security chiefs from INTERPOL, West Africa and some key countries in Africa. According to a statement…

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Insecurity: How police rescued two kidnapped victims – Official

The Nigerian police say they arrested three suspected kidnappers, rescued two victims and recovered arms through ongoing operations to curb crime. According to a statement by police spokesperson, Frank Mba, the victory was recorded through the 'Operation Puff Adder'. Operation Puff Adder is one of the strategies designed to help…

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Insecurity: Nigerian police arrest 157 kidnappers in one month – IG

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, says the police have arrested 157 kidnapping and 275 armed robbery suspects since the launch of "Operation Puff Adder" in April. Mr Adamu said this on Friday in Abuja at the IGP's conference with senior police officers. The police launched Operation Puff…

The IGP of Police, Mohammed Adamu. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official twitter handle of the Nigerian Police]

Insecurity: Nigerian police chief rolls out counter-kidnapping strategies

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammadu Adamu, has announced new counter-kidnapping operational strategies. According to a statement by the Police Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, the new strategies are intelligence-driven. He said they are targeted at identifying, locating and dismantling kidnapping gangs across the nation. Nigerians have criticised President Muhammadu Buhari…

ASURI press briefing

Researchers urge Nigerian govt to fund science and tech institutions

The Academic Staff Union of Research Institutions (ASURI) has appealed to the Nigerian government to fund Science and Technology institutions in the country. The union made the appeal on Thursday at a press briefing in Abuja by its National Secretary, Theophllus Ndubuaku. He said more funds will help improve research…

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Police rescue 22 Nigerians, five Chinese from kidnappers

The police on Thursday said 22 Nigerians and five Chinese have been rescued from a kidnappers' den in a remote forest in Kaduna State. Inspector-General Mohammed Adamu said in a statement Thursday afternoon that the victims were rescued by officers attached to 'Operation Puff Adder'. The Chinese were kidnapped on…

Dry Season Farming: Over 350,000 Kebbi farmers unable to participate this year – AFAN

The All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN) in Kebbi on Wednesday said more than 350,000 farmers were unable to participate in the 2019 dry season farming in the state due to financial constraints. The Secretary of AFAN in the state, Muhammad Idris, spoke in an interview with the News Agency…

Farmers [Photo Credit: The Guardian Nigeria]

FAO launches framework to support agriculture in Nigeria

The United Nations Food for Agriculture Organisation (UNFOA) has launched the Country Programme Framework (CPF) in Nigeria as part of the organisation's efforts to promote agriculture in the country. The launch took place on Tuesday at the Nicon Luxury Hotel in Abuja. The CPF is a medium-term priority framework, derived…

World Press Freedom Day: Experts harp on fact-checking, fairness

In commemoration of the World Press Freedom Day, journalism experts, including lecturers and media practitioners, have enjoined journalists to check their facts from independent sources and balance copies before publication. This position was taken during a global interactive web chat and panel discussion organised by the United States Embassy in…

The IGP of Police, Mohammed Adamu. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official twitter handle of the Nigerian Police]

Insecurity: Police IG orders re-deployment of Kaduna CP, others

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the redeployment of the Kaduna State Commissioner of Police and others. This was contained in a press release sent to PREMIUM TIMES on Wednesday. The statement stated that the redeployment is part of efforts aimed at rejigging the fight against…