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    Grain: FG Will Not Buy From Hoarders – Lokpobiri

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    In view of media reports that grains are being hoarded, the federal government, has said that it would not purchase the commodity from hoarders. In a statement to Leadership Weekend, the Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri, revealed that he has “reports of the hoarding of large tons of harvested grains…

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    FG Approves ENABLE Youth Programme

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    The Federal Government has approved a Pan-African programme, tagged ENABLE Youth, designed to engage and create gainful employment and wealth for African youth along the agricultural value chains. According to a report by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), the programme is expected to create 1,000 jobs per state. It revealed that the programme…

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    FG Secures Over N45bn W/Bank Support For Mining Devt

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    The federal government through the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development has secured N45billion support from the World Bank for the mineral sector support for Economic Diversification (MSSED or MinDiver) programme. The minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi stated this yesterday, in his address at a session organised to present the Nigerian…

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    Developmental Funds: Relax Guidelines, Union Task CBN

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    The president, Federal Civil Service of Nigeria Staff Cooperative Societies Union, Onjefu Obu has called on the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to relax or withdraw guidelines impeding the participation of civil service from benefiting from developmental funds. He said this is because every cooperative in the MDAs is well structured, streamlined and has such…

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    FG To Collaborate With Farmers To Earn Foreign Exchange – Lokpobiri

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    The Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri has said the federal government is determined to collaborate with farmers in Bayelsa State in a bid to boosting Nigerian’s foreign exchange earnings. He said the collaboration will also empower the private sector and youths for job placement and wealth creation. Lokpobiri said…

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    Grasshoppers, Locusts, Birds Attack Farms In 12 States

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    The federal government has raised the alarm over the outbreak of quelea birds, locust and grasshoppers in farms in some frontline states. The minister of Agriculture,  Chief Audu Ogbe, raised the alarm while brainstorming on strategies to curtail the menace with 21 representatives of states in Abuja yesterday. The states so far affected  include Jigawa,…

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