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Only 70000 Agric Extension Workers In Africa, Says SAFE

The Coordinator of Sasakawa Africa Fund for Extension Education (SAFE), West Africa, Prof. Idowu Oladele, says there are only 70, 000 agriculture extension workers in the whole of Africa. Oladele stated this on Monday at a seminar organised by SAFE, University of Ilorin chapter, for the alumni of the Sasakawa program. He said there was need for agriculture extension workers in the country to incorporate Information Communication Technology (ICT) into their work for easier, more effective, efficient service delivery and increased income. He said that ICT had taken over every facet…

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Retrenchment: NLC Wants el-Rufai Cautioned From Instigating Govs

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to caution Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State from instigating other Northern Governors to sack teachers. NLC President, Mr Ayuba Wabba, said this in a statement while reacting to purported statement credited to El-Rufai. Gov. El-Rufai was reported to have promised to prevail on other northern state governors to replicate retrenchment of teachers and other cadre of workers. According to him, it has been brought to our attention, statements credited to the Governor of Kaduna State, Mr Nasir El-Rufai…

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Minister: 5 Revenue-Generating Agencies Fail To Account For N8.1trn Under Jonathan

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said 15 revenue generating agencies of the federal government failed to remit N8.1 trillion to the Federation Account between 2010 and 2015.   The Minister made the disclosure in Osogbo, Osun State, on Monday while commissioning the Channelization, De-silting, Flood Control and Development of Okoko and Ogbagba Rivers, phases one and two, on behalf of President Muhammadu Buhari.   He said the discovery by the auditing firm KPMG is many times worse than the N1.34 trillion carted away by 55…

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Offa Armed Robbery: Police Arrest Most Wanted Suspects

Police have arrested more of key gang members of the Offa multiple bank robbery and killings of innocent souls,  police officers and passers-by in the most deadly attack on banks in the commercial town in Kwara State. In a statement, Police said: “Sequel to the publication of the pictures of the robbers in the media, we have being getting several credible leads from good citizens of Our Country as a Result, IRT teams deployed by IGP Ibrahim Idris to Kwara, Ondo, Osun, Oyo and Ekiti States were able to arrest…

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Rivers Gov, Wike, Says FG Plots To Assassinate Him

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has raised the alarm on Sunday that the Federal Government was plotting to assassinate him in a crowd and claim accidental discharge. Wike disclosed this during the third year anniversary thanksgiving service of his administration at the Living Faith Church, D-Line in Port Harcourt, the state capital. The governor said, “Intelligence report available to us as of this morning indicated that they are plotting to assassinate me in a crowd and claim it was an accidental discharge.” Explaining that the plot of the All…

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AMBODE: LEKKI ‘LL MAKE LAGOS AFRICA’S  BUSINESS DESTINATION

…Inspects Dangote Industrial Jetty, Other Projects In Ibeju-Lekki, Epe, Ojota …Ongoing Projects In Lekki Free Trade Zone Largest Worldwide, Says Dangote Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Sunday inspected the ongoing projects in the Lekki Free Trade Zone, saying the massive investments being jointly made in the axis by government and the private sector was targeted at making Lagos emerge as the next destination for business in Africa. Governor Ambode, who inspected the progress of work alongside cabinet members, billionaire businessmen, Aliko Dangote and Femi Otedola, among other businessmen,…

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Worshippers Capture Female Suicide Bomber In Gubja Mosque

What would have otherwise been a devastating suicide bomb attack on a mosque in Gashua village in Gujba Local Government Area of Yobe State has been successfully foiled by vigilant members of the community. In a statement Deputy Director Public Relations of the Nigerian Army, Colonel Onyema Nwachukwu said: “A female Boko Haram suicide bomber had infiltrated the mosque, while members were about to commence a prayer session but was detected when struggling to detonate a suicide vest strapped to her body. She was quickly restrained by the locals, arrested…

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Birnin-Gwari: Armed Bandits Abduct Housewives In Maganda, Kaduna

A week after the chief of Army staff, Lt General Tukur Buratai gave orders to soldiers stationed in the Birnin-Gwari axis of Kaduna State to flush out armed bandits that have been terrorizing and killing people in the area, three housewives have been forcefully abducted in Maganda village in the early hours of Saturday. Disclosing the new development to newsmen, a top member of Birnin-Gwari Vanguards for Security and Good Governance who pleaded anonymity said that the armed bandits arrived in the middle of the night to attack the Maganda…

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NAF New Gunship Unleashes Rockets On Terrorists Camp

The newly acquired Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Mi-35M helicopter gunships have successfully unleashed their firepower on Boko Haram Terrorists (BHT) at a camp, 9.7km South East of Borno State in the on-going OPERATION THUNDER STRIKE. An Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance report had indicated the significant presence of terrorists in the camp, following which Mi-35M helicopter gunships were deployed to attack them on 15 May 2018. On approaching the target, the Mi-35M helicopter gunships successfully launched rocket and cannon attacks on the camp, in rapid succession. The footage of the attack,…

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Govs Say NNPC’s N800bn Fuel Subsidy Outrageous, Reject Claim

…………….After NEC Meeting The Chairman of Governors’ Forum, Gov. Abdulazeez Yari of Zamfara says the National Economic Council (NEC) will soon take decision on whether to allow the continuation of payment of petroleum subsidy by NNPC or not. Yari stated this while responding to questions after the meeting of NEC which was chaired by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo at the presidential villa, Abuja on Thursday. He said the governors would next month (June) take decision on whether to take responsibility for the subsidy in their states or not. He said the…

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