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BPE AND TRANSACTION ADVISER ORGANIZE THREE DAY TRAINING FOR CAPACITY BUILDING

The Minister of Water Resources, Engr. Suleiman Adamu says the need to reform the nation’s River Basin Development Authorities (RBDAs) is to seek alternative sources of funding to shore up their revenue base and make them self-reliant. He stated this while declaring open a three-day business implementation training on the …

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GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATION WILL PROMOTE DIVERSIFICATION OF ECONOMY- FG

The Federal Government through the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development has stressed that Geographical Indications (GIs) will help in promoting diversification of the economy and also support participation in the African Continental Free Trade Area as well as globally. The Minister of agriculture and rural development, Mr. Sabo Nanono …

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F.C.T. ADMINISTRATION TO SUPPORT FARMERS’ TO ACCESS FARMING INPUTS AND EQUIPMENT.

F.C.T. Administration has put in place a support system to ease farmers’ access to farming inputs and equipment. Minister of State for FCT, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, who disclosed this during a flag off of Agricultural Inputs Distribution to small holder farmers as palliative to cushion the effect of Covid-19 …

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F.C.T.A EARMARKS 5 BILLION NAIRA FOR SPECIAL AGRO-INDUSTRIAL PROCESSING ZONE

Federal Capital Territory Administration has earmarked 5 billion Naira as counterpart fund in the 2021 budget for actualization of a Special Agro-industrial Processing Zone (SAPZ) in livestock production. Chairman, Project Implementation Committee, Professor Muhammad Usman made this known during a stakeholder meeting with the Africa Development Bank /IFAD-SAPZ and partners …

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BENIN TO ASSIST NIG IN RICE PRODUCTION

The government of the Benin Republic has approached the Federal government to assist the country in producing rice. The Beninoise authorities sent in the delegation of officials who met with the Chief of Staff (CoS) to the President, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari at the presidential villa, Abuja on Tuesday, to tap …

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FEDERAL CAPITAL TERRITORY ADMINISTRATION TO EMBARK ON AN AGGRESSIVE CAMPAIGN TO BOOST DRY SEASON FARMING IN THE TERRITORY

  The Federal Capital Territory Administration has initiated an aggressive campaign targeted at boosting dry season farming in the territory. Acting Secretary, FCT Agriculture and Rural Development Secretariat, Mr., Ibe Chukwuemeka, made the disclosure in a Statement x-raying achievements of the Secretariat in the out gone year 2020 dry season …

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FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AS A.S.U.U. AGREE TO REVERT BACK TO OLD SALARY SYSTEM

The federal government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities, following a 7-hour negotiation on Friday, has agreed to remove the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) from the IPPIS platform and returned to the old salary payment (Government Integrated Financial Management Information System) GIFMIS platform. The academic staff will …

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POLICY MAKERS CALL ON MEDIA PRACTITIONERS TO SHUN FAKE NEWS

Media practitioners in the country have been cautioned against patronizing fake news, which if left unchecked is capable of threatening the foundations of the country’s democracy. This call was made by a cross-section of journalists and policymakers at the 4th Open Forum on Agricultural Biotechnology Media Awards held in Abuja. …

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NECO RELEASES NATIONAL COMMON ENTRANCE EXAMINATION RESULTS

Over 66% of the 76,580 candidates that sat for 2020, the National Common Entrance Examination conducted by the National Examinations Council NECO have been successful. This was contained in the Results released by NECO. The National Common Entrance Examination had pegged this year’s national cut off mark at 142. Registrar …

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ASSOCIATION OF POULTRY FARMERS IN NIGERIA COMMENDS FG FOR FORESTALLING FOOD CRISIS

Poultry Farmers in the country say recent Importation of two-hundred-and-sixty- two metric tons of Maize has saved Nigeria from food crisis.   President of the Poultry Farmers Association of Nigeria, PAN, Mr., Ibrahim Ezekiel Mam who stated this during a program in Abuja said the import waiver was a follow-up …

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