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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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“National Identity Number Will Soon Be Made Compulsory” – Minister of Digital Economy, Isa Pantami Says

Isa Pantami Isa Pantami, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy has revealed that the National Identity Number (NIM) will be made compulsory to citizens for accessing government services and interventions. The Minister who said this while receiving the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) management team in his office in Abuja, asked the agency to raise its monthly digital identity enrolment of Nigerians from the current 500,000 to 2.5million. Pantami further directed the commission to set up complaint units in its centres across the county to ensure that the complaints…

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“Rape to become non-bailable offence in Nigeria” – Minister reveals

The FCT Minister of State, Dr Ramatu Aliyu, has revealed that plans are underway to make rape non–bailable offence in Nigeria. She made this known during the presentation of a compendium titled, “My COVID-19 Story; Voice of Hope and Resilience”, which chronicled different experiences of young girls during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown. The book was compiled and published by the Helpline Foundation for the Needy, Abuja, under the leadership of Dr Jumai Ahmadu, who is also the founder. Represented by Mrs Maria Ogbonnaya-Ngwu, Deputy Director Administration in the office of…

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Nigeria’s Okonjo-Iweala, South Korea’s Yoo Myung-hee emerge final candidates for WTO’s director general

Former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria’s candidate for the World Trade Organization’s director-general has been selected as one of the two final candidates contesting for the position. World Trade Organization  members selected two final candidates, Okonjo-Iweala and South Korea’s Yoo Myung-hee,  to advance to the final round in the race to lead trade body. According to reports by Bloomberg, history will be made, as the WTO is set to have its first female director in its 25 years of existing. Myung-hee is South Korea’s trade minister, who has 25-year career…

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Minister Threatens To Shut Down FGGC Umuahia Over Poor Sanitary Conditions

FGGC Poor sanitary conditions at the Federal Girls College Umuahia has left the Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba threatening to shutdown the school. It was gathered that there is also poor maintenance culture being observed by the management of the school. Nwajiuba, who issued the threat during a visit on Monday expressed disappointment over the level of infrastructural dilapidation and poor sanitary condition of facilities in the school. The minister, who was visibly angry as the management conducted him round facilities in the school, scolded the management over…

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“I have covered my estranged wife’s madness for over 7 years to protect my children” – Femi Fani Kayode

Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has taken to social media to share what transpired between himself and his estranged wife, Precious Chikwendu. In a series of tweets, FFK revealed that he endured his marriage to Precious for seven years for the sake of his children. He further stated he decided to break silence because his hands were forced, adding that those involved in the alleged smear campaign about his marriage are begging for further response which he won’t give in to. He tweeted, “I have chosen to take the…

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How Fani-Kayode Caught His Wife, Precious Chikwendu, In Bed With A Naval Officer – Family Source

FFK and Precious A member of Femi Fani-Kayode’s family has narrated how the ex-Nigerian Minister of Aviation caught his estranged wife, Precious Chikwendu, with a navy captain, Idenyi Akpa. According to the source, he has a video in which Akpa admitted being in bed with Precious and stated how she lured him to the hotel. He said, “Major Gen. Patrick Akpa (rtd.) is the father of the young man that was caught in bed with Precious in an Abuja hotel last December. He was a former commandant of NDA. The…

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Femi Fani-Kayode caught on camera allegedly abusing his now ex-wife (video)

Ex-Nigerian Minister, has been caught on Camera allegedly abusing his estranged wife Precious Chikwendu. Following the separation between Former minister of aviation and his wife, a new evidence has resurfaced as Femi -Fani Kayode has been caught on tape allegedly abusing his wife. This came after he had denied abusing his wife Precious, as he stated that domestic violence was not the reason for their separation. The viral video making round on social media, was published by Sahara Reporters today, October 3 , after the rumor of Femi abusing his…

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Nigeria Develops Test Kit For Coronavirus

Minister of state for health, Olorunnimbe Mamora The Nigerian government has developed a molecular test kit named the SARS-COV-2 Isothermal Molecular Assay (SIMA) to improve Coronavirus testing in the country. Minister of state for health, Olorunnimbe Mamora who made the announcement at the bi-weekly Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 briefing on Tuesday September 29, said the test kit which was developed by the Nigeria Institute of Medical Research (NIMR) can produce results in less than 40 minutes. It is said to be faster than the Reverse Transcription- Polymerase Chain…

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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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Stripped Workers: Urhobo Youths Demand Gbagi’s Arrest, Prosecution

Olorogun Kenneth Gbagi Youth Wing of the Urhobo Progress Union, UPU, has lashed out at former Minister of State for Education, Olorogun Kenneth Gbagi over allegations of stripping four of his workers at Signatious hotel, calling on the Inspector General of police to expedite action in his immediate arrest and prosecution. Recall that four workers (one male and three females) of a hotel owned by Gbagi, were stripped allegedly on the instance of the former Minister and recorded in a video that have gone viral in the social media over…

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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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FG Bars Emirates Airlines From Operating In Nigeria

The Federal Government has barred Emirates Airlines from operating in Nigeria. According to the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, the ban will take effect from Monday, September 21, 2020. The tweet read: “The PTF sub-committee met today with EU Ambassadors to discuss Lufthansa, Air France/KLM ban. The meeting progressed well.  Emirates Airlines’ situation was reviewed and they are consequently included in the list of those not approved, with effect from Monday, September 21, 2020.” The Federal Government had last month vowed to enforce the principle of reciprocity in granting permission…

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The Three Women Who Left Femi Fani-Kayode FFK Barely 3 Years After Marriage, Before Precious Mother Of Four Called It Quit

It is no news that the marriage between Femi Fani-Kayode, former Aviation Minister and Precious Chikwendu, a former beauty queen has crashed and many would probably think that the mother of four is the first woman Femi Fani-Kayode would divorced. The former Aviation Minister and his embattled wife, Precious Chikwendu got married in 2014 weeks after the ex-beauty queen participated in a beauty contest sponsored by United Nations. According to findings, Femi Fani-Kayode, the former Aviation Minister has had three other marriages in the past which collpased before the fourth…

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