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Nigeria Is Now Africa’s Largest Rice Producer – Minister Of Agriculture, Sabo Nanono

Sabo Nanono Sabo Nanono, The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development has revealed that Nigeria is now the largest rice producer in Africa and the largest producer of cassava in the world. Speaking at an event to mark the 2020 World Food Day, the Minister stated that a range of policies and initiatives to strengthen the rice and cassava value chains has been put in place. Nanono further disclosed that they are harnessing the economic potential of both livestock and fisheries. He Said; “Significant progress has been made to improve…

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BREAKING: At least one police officer dies, others injured in accident in Akure (Graphic photos/video)

In a new development, at least one police officer has lost his life after a Police car conveying multiple officers was involved in an accident earlier today in Akure, Ondo, state. According to reports concerning the development, the accident happened along Airport Road, Oba Ile, Akure, Ondo state — unconfirmed reports blame the accident on over speeding. Some photos and videos from the scene show wounded officers lying on the road as locals tried to offer the help they can. See some photos below, Police just had an accident while…

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Truck Crushes University Lecturer, His Wife And Three Children To Death In Benue (Photos)

Scene of the accident In what will come across as a really heartbreaking development, a Nigerian university lecturer has been killed in an accident. The University of Mkar lecturer, Moses Tarnongo, his wife and three children were killed in a ghastly accident in Benue State. Two other persons including another University of Mkar lecturer, Joshua Leva also lost their lives in the accident which occurred on Saturday evening, October 10, at Gbatse community along Ugbema-Adikpo road in Ushongo local government area of the state. The University Registrar, Rev. Emmanuel Astor,…

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Nigerians celebrate as Onitsha sea port becomes functional after decades (Photos/Video)

In a new development, the Onitsha sea port has become functional after it was commissioned on Tuesday, October 6th, 2020. Videos and photos from the port show containers being offloaded. According to presidential aide, Tolu Ogunlesi, “The Plan is to move containers from Lagos & Onne Ports to Onitsha by barge. For now I believe what’s being done is testing. You need to do a pilot first, assess efficiency, do troubleshooting etc, before you roll out full operations. But if it works as planned it’s gon be a BFD!!” He…

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Drama As Angry Family Deposits The Body Of Deceased Member At A Bank…You Won’t Believe Why

In what will come across as a really startling development, some angry family members of a deceased man who died in a shanty fire in Galeshewe, Kimberly, South Africa on Friday, October 2, took the body to a local bank after the bank did not pay out the funeral policy. According to one of the brother’s of the deceased, Thabo Tshite, they had no other option as they already had made arrangements to bury their brother. “Our brother died in the fire at about 2am on Tuesday. We immediately reported…

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Frustrated Mum Abandons Her 8-Year-Old Son At Petrol Station With A Note…You Won’t Believe Why

The abandoned boy In what will come across as a really startling development, a mum abandoned her eight-year-old son at a petrol station after claiming he was ‘too naughty’ to look after. Reports in Indonesia have claimed that , the boy was found at the roadside in Pelalawan, Indonesia, clutching a note which said he was dumped because he was “causing problems” at home. Passersby found the boy sitting at the petrol station late at night and took him to the next village before police were called to the crime …

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Humanitarian Affairs Minister Breaks Silence After Being Accused Of Diverting N2.7bn Meant For School Feeding Programme

Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajia Sadiya Umar Farouq The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajia Sadiya Umar Farouq has reacted to reports that N2.72b meant for school feeding during the lockdown was diverted to private accounts. The Minister has denied such ever happened. She challenged ICPC to publish names of persons whose names were associated with such missing funds. Recall that the report was made public during a presentation by the Chairman of Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission,…

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Nigerian Musician, Yemi Alade Becomes UNDP Ambassador

Yemi Alade Award-winning Nigerian singer, Yemi Alade is the newest United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Goodwill Ambassador. In a blog post on Wednesday, Achim Steiner, UNDP’s administrator, said Alade will champion issues about the socio-economic impact of COVID-19 among women in developing countries. Steiner added that the singer will promote the campaign for COVID-19 green recovery as the world grapples with the health impact of the novel disease. “We can’t wait to hit the ground running with you, Yemi. We look forward to hearing and sharing the issues that you…

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Sadiya Farouq: Minister of Humanitarian Affairs marries Chief of Air Staff – Report

Sadiya Umar Farouq, Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, has reportedly married the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, in a secret ceremony in Abuja. The extremely private event, which took place last Friday, was the culmination of a love affair between the two public figures that dates back to more than a year ago, it was confirmed. However, in an attempt to get at the First Lady, members of the cabal around Buhari approached her parents in a bid to have her marry the…

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“It’s ridiculous to think I was acting” – NDDC boss, Pondei breaks silence on fainting incident

The acting managing director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Daniel Pondei has finally spoken on him fainting at the National Assembly few weeks back. Pondei fainted while Fielding questions from a Senate committee on the misappropriation of the budget of the NDDC, leading to mixed reactions on social media. He was however revived after scores of NDDC officials including Dr Cairo Ojuogboh seated close to him promptly came his rescue. Pondei was however ferried out of the venue of the investigative hearing chaired by the chairman of the…

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Breaking News: Edo House Of Assembly Roof Dismantled, Mace Taken Down

In what will come across as a really startling development, some men on Thursday vandalised the Edo State House of Assembly and removed its roof. According to a video shared by Channels Television, the men were seen removing the iconic legislative mace on the top of the building. The video also showed trucks offloading gravels at the entrance of the Assembly Complex while the men trooped into the building. The PUNCH had earlier reported that policemen on Thursday surrounded the Assembly complex in Benin City, the state capital. This is…

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The List Of Contractors Are Authentic And Was Not Compiled By Akpabio – NDDC

Godswill Akpabio The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has disclosed that the list of contract beneficiaries released by Godswill Akpabio, minister of Niger Delta affairs, is authentic and was not compiled by him. Prominent names on the list compiled in 2018 are former Governors, Orji Uzor Kalu (Abia), James Ibori (Delta}, Emmanuel Uduaghan (Delta) and Senator Peter Nwaoboshi. While some of these politicians have denied benefitting from NDDC contracts, the commission however enjoined those whose names appeared in the list not to panic as it has been uncovered that some…

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We Spent N500m On School Feeding Programme During Lockdown – FG

Sadiya Farouq The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development (MHADMSD), Sadiya Farouq, revealed on Monday that the Federal Government expended about N523.3 million on school feeding programme during the lockdown against the coronavirus pandemic. She announced this at the Presidential Taskforce briefing on COVID-19 in Abuja. She said that the programme was modified and implemented in three states following a March 29th, Presidential directive. “The ministry, in obeying the Presidential directive, went into consultations with state governments through the state Governor’s Forum, following which it was resolved…

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“Pay stranded scholarship students now” – President Buhari orders NDDC

President Buhari has ordered that the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) to pay its scholarship beneficiaries studying abroad. The students have recently to social media to claim that the NDDC abandoned them, forcing them to take on menial jobs to survive. resident Buhari has now intervened in the situation asking that the student be paid what they were promised. This was contained in a statement titled ‘NDDC invites President Buhari to Commission Signature Project’ and signed by the NDDC Director, Corporate Affairs, Charles Odili, on Tuesday. Odili said the students…

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