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Low Productivity, Lack Of Reliable Market, Others Hinder Farmers -Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday said that smallholder farmers have seen their livelihoods constrained by a host of challenges such as low productivity, lack of reliable markets and poor rural access roads. The president made this known at 2nd National Commodity Alliance Forum organised by IFAD with the theme: Enhancing productivity and market opportunities for cassava value chain development. Buhari, who was represented by the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Alhaji Muhammad Nanono, said that farmers are faced with myriad of challenges in their day to day activities. He…

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Gov Tambuwal Says Sokoto Requires N1.9bn For Rural Electrification

Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State, on Tuesday said the state government required N1.9 billion for the total rehabilitation of electricity in the 23 local government areas of the state. Tambuwal, according to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Malam Muhammad Bello, gave the figures when he received the report of a committee set up on the epileptic power supply in the state. The seven-man committee, headed by the State Deputy Governor, Alhaji Manir Dan’Iya, was set up by the governor to find out the root…

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Buhari, Nasarawa Assembly, Ondo Chapter Mourn Murdered APC Boss

…..Orders Security Agencies To End Violence President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the killing of Mr Philip Shekwo, Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in Nasarawa State, and challenged the nation’s security system to “do more” to end violence in the country. The late APC Chairman was abducted by gunmen, who stormed his residence in Lafia on Saturday night. The gunmen later killed him. A statement by Malam Garba Shehu, the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, quoted Buhari as saying that Police investigation would determine if it was…

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Buhari : I Want Nigeria Counted Among Countries That Do Not Tolerate But Fight Corruption

President Muhammadu Buhari Friday in Abuja said his desire is to make Nigeria a country that has no tolerance for corruption, but one where the menace is vigorously battled. Receiving the Report of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry on the Investigation of Ibrahim Magu, Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), headed by Justice Ayo Salami (Rtd), at State House, Abuja, President Buhari said: ”Corruption is present in all countries. Some Governments treat it with levity. Some fight it all the time. I want Nigeria to be…

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Defection: APC Leadership Presents Gov Umahi To Buhari At Aso Villa

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday night in Abuja received Gov. Dave Umahi of Ebonyi, who recently defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The Personal Assistant to the President (Photography), Mr Sunday Aghaeze, confirmed this in pictorial reports released in Abuja on Thursday evening. Umahi, along with members of his cabinet, on Tuesday defected from the PDP to the APC, citing injustice to the South-East by his former political party. The APC National Caretaker Committee Chairman and Yobe Governor, Mai Mala Buni, as well…

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Buhari calls for urgent int’l response on TB cases

President Muhammadu Buhari has called on the international community to act in unison with rededicated efforts, using latest available technology and tools, to address the Tuberculosis (TB) epidemic.   Tuberculosis is one of the leading causes of deaths worldwide.   In his goodwill message to the roundtable conference of the Board of the “Global Stop TB Partnership”, the Nigerian leader expressed concern that efforts at ending a preventable and curable disease like TB were now complicated because of COVID-19.   Mr Femi Adesina, the President’s spokesman, in a statement in…

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Buhari: Umahi’s Defection Bold Move Driven Purely By Principle

President Muhammadu Buhari has commended the defection of Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi to the All Progressives Congress (APC), urging Nigerians to pay less emphasis on identity politics to enhance democratic culture. A statement by Malam Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, quoted Buhari as describing Umahi’s defection as “a bold move driven purely by principle rather than opportunistic motives”. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Umahi, along with members of his cabinet, on Tuesday defected from People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to APC, citing injustice…

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Buhari Presides Over National Security Council Meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the quarterly meeting of the National Security Council (NSC) at the State House, Abuja. The Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo;  the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha; Chief of Staff to the President, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari and the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, are among those attending the meeting. Others in attendance are; Ministers of Defence, retired Maj. Gen. Bashir Salihi Mahashi ; Interior, Rauf Aregbesola; Foreign Affairs, Geoffery Onyeama and Police Affairs, Muhammad…

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AfCFTA: FEC Ratification Raises Fresh Hopes Ahead Of  Jan Take-Off

…..Demonstration Of Nigeria’s Economic Leadership Position In Africa – Minister Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Mr Adeniyi Adebayo, says the Federal Executive Council’s approval of ratification of African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement demonstrates,  globally, Nigeria’s economic leadership position on the continent. FEC on Wednesday approved the ratification of the AfCFTA agreement which Nigeria signed on July 7, 2019, in Niamey during the 12th Extraordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union (AU). This approval comes less than two months before the effective start date of the…

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Buhari Mourns Jerry Rawlings, Says Africa ‘ll Miss His Sterling Qualities

President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with the government and people of Ghana over passing of the country’s former President, Jerry Rawlings, aged 73. In a condolence message by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Thursday, Buhari affirmed that the entire African continent would sorely miss the sterling qualities of the great leader. According to the Nigerian leader, the passion, discipline and moral strength that the former Ghanaian leader employed to reposition his country over many years continue to reverberate across the continent…

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