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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…

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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…

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

Elisha Abbo: IGP orders investigation of alleged assault

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has ordered a comprehensive investigation into the circumstances surrounding the alleged assault on a Nigerian woman by a senator, Abbo Elisha. According to a statement by the police spokesperson, Frank Mba, on Wednesday, the IGP ordered the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) command of…

The Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, who succeeded Adams Oshiomhole.[Photo credit: YouTube]

Herder-settlements: Edo govt rejects Ruga initiative

The Edo State Government has rejected the planned Reserved Urban Grazing Area (RUGA) initiative by the federal government aimed at settling herders in parts of the country. The state said it has ''an elaborate plan for agricultural development across all its value chain both in crop production and animal husbandry''.…

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Presidency lists benefits of ‘Ruga settlements’

The presidency said on Sunday that the proposed 'ruga settlements' is not meant for herders alone. The ruga settlements have been criticised by some Nigerians who claim it is a ploy to claim land across the country for Fulani herders. However, Garba Shehu, President Buhari's spokesperson, said other animal herders…

Senate President Ahmed Lawan (Photo Credit: Punch Newspaper)

Lawan urges strengthened partnership between Nigeria, U.S

The president of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has called for a strengthened partnership between Nigeria and the United States in all sectors, especially in the fight against insurgency in the North-east. Mr Lawan made the call on Thursday in Abuja during the 243rd Independence Anniversary of the U.S. organised by…

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Education agency workers protest alleged delay in promotion, confirmation of appointment

Members of the senior staff of the National Commission for Mass Literacy, Adult and Non-formal Education (NMEC) on Wednesday in Abuja took to the streets to protest over alleged injustice they face at the agency. The workers under the Association of Senior civil servants of Nigeria (ASCSN) listed their grievances…

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Immigration Service Begins Issuance Of 10-Year E-Passport In Lagos.

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has announced plans to start issuing the new enhanced 10-year e-Passport to eligible applicants at its Ikoyi office in Lagos. According to the NIS Comptroller-General, Muhammad Babandede, the roll-out has already commenced in Abuja, but issuance of the new passport will begin on Tuesday (today),…

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Nigerian Senator, 204 others named as ‘delinquent debtors’

Nigerian Senator, Abdullahi Adamu, and 240 other individuals have been named as delinquent debtors of First Bank Plc. An advertorial published by the bank in the Monday, June 24, 2019 edition of Punch newspaper, listed 133 companies as problematic debtors alongside their directors. According to the advertorial, the senator's companies…

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…

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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…

President @MBuhari presides over Valedictory Meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) today at the State House, Abuja

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…