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Amethyst Gemstone

Why Nigeria is not benefiting from $300 billion global gemstone market — Experts

For three years, Jumai Oluyede, Lotanna Egwuatu, Emily Achor and Uzonna Ike, have made efforts to promote gemstones and jewelleries produced in Nigeria across the globe. The efforts have made been through the annual African Gems and Jewellery Exhibition and Seminar (AGJES), which has been in existence since 2017, in…

Minister of Communication, Dr Isa Pantami

Nigeria IT agency to expand e-conference to cover other African countries

The Director General of Nigeria's Information and Technology agency, NITDA, Isa Pantami, has said that by the year 2020, the annual e-Nigeria Conference, Exhibition and Award would become the African Information Technology Conference and Award. The objective of this is to integrate other African countries into the conference. He disclosed…

Baskets of tomatoes [Photo: Daily Post]

How Nigerian govt can support agribusinesses – Experts

Experts and Stakeholders in the Agribusiness sector have advised the Nigerian government to create an enabling environment for farmers in the country. They spoke during a panelist session at the Agribusiness investment activity on Tuesday in Abuja. The event was organised by United States Agency for International development (USAID), which…

Flood used to tell the story.

Nigeria to experience more flood next month – NIHSA

Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency (NIHSA) has issued an alert warning Nigerians of imminent increased flooding, in September. This was disclosed by the director-general NIHSA, Clement Nze, on Wednesday during a press briefing in Abuja. The agency also accused state governments of failing to heed its previous warnings on floods released…

Ram Market

Sallah: Nigerian govt declares August 12 and13 public holidays

The Nigerian government has declared August 12 and 13 as public holidays for the 2019 Eid-el-Kabir celebrations. According to a statement on Tuesday, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Georgina Ehuriah, made the declaration on behalf of the government. She congratulated Muslims on the occasion and advised Nigerians, at home…

Femi Falana

El-Zakzaky: Falana challenges SSS to obey all court orders

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Femi Falana, has challenged the State Security Service (SSS) to not only obey the court order granting bail to Ibrahim El-Zakzakym but to obey all such orders. Mr Falana also commended the ruling of the Kaduna State High Court which ordered the release of Mr…

Maize

USAID to facilitate $300m investment in five crops in seven Nigerian states

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) plans to facilitate $300 million investment across five crops in seven states in Nigeria under its Feed the Future Programme. The U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, Stuart Symington disclosed this on Tuesday in Abuja during the launch of the Nigeria Agribusiness Investment Activity.…

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello [Photo Credit: The News Nigeria]

Deputy accuses Governor Bello of sponsoring violence in Kogi

The deputy governor of Kogi State, Simon Achuba, has accused Governor Yahaya Bello of encouraging violence in the state. Speaking on Channels Television Sunrise Daily on Monday, Mr Achuba said he was being victimised by the governor for "doing the right thing." He also called for tight security in Kogi…

Nigerian Mobile Police Officers

Nigerian police release phone numbers of spokespersons nationwide

The police have released phone numbers of its spokespersons in all states across Nigeria. According to the police spokesperson, Frank Mba, the list was released with a view to making Nigeria safer and more secure for economic development and growth. No fewer than 282 persons were killed in violent attacks…

Director General NITDA

NITDA outlines regulations for Nigeria’s ICT sector

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has outlined five new regulatory instruments for the improvement of the Information Communications and Technology (ICT) sector in Nigeria. Speaking on the development, the Director-General of NITDA, Isa Ibrahim, disclosed this at the second quarter public presentation of the regulatory instruments on Friday…

The German Development Cooperation, Deutsche Geselischaft for Internationale Zusammenarbelt (GIZ)

German agency trains Nigerians on financial literacy

A total of 24 Nigerians have been re-equipped with financial literary skills as part of the 'Pro-Poor Growth and Promotion of Employment in Nigeria Programme' supported by Germany. The training programme, which held in Abuja on Wednesday, had participants drawn from across the country. It was commissioned by the German…

Food sellers

Nigeria’s quarantine agency denies foodstuff dealers’ extortion allegations

The Nigerian Agricultural Quarantine Service (NAQS) has denied an allegation by food sellers that its officers extort money from foodstuff dealers at certain quarantine posts in the country. In a statement sent to PREMIUM TIMES on Wednesday, NAQS spokesperson, Chigozie Nwodo, said all the claims from the food dealers are…

Couple holding hands used to illustrate a marriage

Nigeria govt releases lengthy conditions for new marriage certificates

The Nigerian government has said the cost of its new federal marriage certificate is N21,000 while licensing of place of worship is N30,000. The director, Citizenship and Business, Federal Ministry of Interior, Steve Okon, disclosed this to PREMIUM TIMES in Abuja on Monday. Mr Okon explained that places of worship…

livestock: plan for sustainable livestock development

FAO, Nigerian government launch plan for sustainable livestock development

The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), in collaboration with the Nigerian government, has launched the report on African Sustainable Livestock (ASL) 2050. Speaking at the launch in Abuja Thursday, the country representative FAO, Sufyan Koroma, said the report aims at developing the potentials and opportunity of…

Couple holding hands

Nigeria introduces new federal marriage certificate

The Nigerian government has introduced a new Federal Marriage Certificate for all types of marriages in the country. The permanent secretary of the Ministry of Interior, Georgina Ehuriah, disclosed this on Wednesday at a stakeholders conference on the conduct of statutory marriage in Abuja. She said existing couples who do…

German agency begins radio programme to boost Plateau's potato value chain

German agency begins radio programme to boost Plateau’s potato value chain

A German agency, German International Corporation (GIZ) or (Deutsche Gallschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit), has launched a radio programme in Plateau State to help transform fast staple food production and create employment along the potato value chain in Nigeria. The German agency started the programme in partnership with Farm Radio International…

Cattles grazing in Abuja, Nigeria's capital territory. [Photo credit: Sahara Reporters]

No law bans cattle grazing in Abuja – Official

Against the background of concerns expressed by residents on the increasing sighting of cattle roaming the street in the city, Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB) has said there are "no written laws" that ban the practice in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Speaking to PREMIUM TIMES on Monday in his…

Nigerian Police officers used to illustrate the story

Police announce restriction of protests in Abuja

The Nigerian police have announced a restriction on all protests in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to the Unity Fountain in the Central Business District of the city. According to a statement by police spokesperson Frank Mba on Wednesday, the restriction is to promote security and other economic activities in…

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PDP chieftain Akinwunmi calls for national security summit

The Deputy National Chairman (South) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Yemi Akinwunmi, says Nigeria is long overdue for a security summit owing to the rising wave of crimes in the country. Speaking on Channels TV Sunrise Daily programme on Wednesday, Mr Akinwunmi expressed concern over the insecurity in the…

NCC

NCC remits N51.3 billion to Nigerian govt in Q1 2019

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says it remitted N51.3 billion to the federal government’s Consolidated Revenue Fund (CRF) in the first quarter of 2019. According to a statement sent to PREMIUM TIMES on Monday, the remittance is in compliance with the Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2007 (FRA 2007). The Executive…

The Inspector General of Police,, Mohammed Adamu

Killing of Fasoranti’s Daughter: Police in ‘total overhaul’ of security on Southern Nigeria’s highways

The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered a "total overhaul" of the security structures on highways across southern Nigeria, in response to the killing of the daughter of a prominent Afenifere leader, a spokesperson has said. Funke Olakunrin was shot dead Friday while travelling to Ore in Ondo…

IGP, Mohammed Adamu

Anambra, Rivers get new commissioners of police

The Nigeria Police Force has redeployed the commissioners of police in Rivers and Anambra commands. In a statement on Friday, the police spokesperson, Frank Mba, said the redeployment took effect immediately. Abang John, formerly of the Department of Research and Planning, Force Headquarters, Abuja has been posted to Anambra. The…

Presidency chides Atiku over comments on Adeleke’s Supreme Court loss

The Presidency on Friday said it found it ''ridiculous, and even comical'', the reaction of former Vice President and 2019 presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) Atiku Abubakar, to the Supreme Court ruling affirming the election of Gboyega Oyetola as governor of Osun State. Mr Abubakar, who challenged…

Milk products to illustrate the story. [Photo credit: Food Safety Helpline]

Milk production in Nigeria below expectation — Official

Milk production in Nigeria is not commensurate with the huge cattle production in the country, the permanent secretary Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD), Mustapha Umar, has said. Mr Umar spoke on Thursday in Abuja at the Fourth Global Dairy Congress Africa which held under the theme "Accelerating…

President Muhammadu Buhari at a Federal Executive Council meeting

Buhari suspends Ruga programme – Official

President Muhammadu Buhari has suspended the controversial Ruga programme, the Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi announced on Wednesday. Mr Umahi made the announcement Wednesday after a meeting of the National Executive Council (NEC) committee on farmers/herders crisis. The meeting held at the State House, Abuja. "We are aware today that…