• Agriculture

    Food inflation: Uwaleke urges FG to partner commodity exchanges

    Prof. Uche Uwaleke, the President of Capital Market Academics of Nigeria, has urged the Federal Government to engage existing commodity exchanges to achieve food security within the shortest possible period. Uwaleke made the suggestion in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Lagos while reacting to the June 2024 inflation figure. According to the National…

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    Osun Assembly confirms appointment of  Amotekun Chairman, Commander

    The Osun House of Assembly, on Tuesday, confirmed the appointments of retired AIG Wale Abbas and Mr Adekunle Omoyele as Chairman and Commander respectively of the Amotekun Corps in the state. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Gov. Ademola Adeleke of Osun, had on Monday, forwarded the names of the two appointees to the state assembly for screening…

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    Kano assembly passes bill to create 3 second class emirates 

    The Kano State House of Assembly, on Tuesday, passed a bill for the creation of three second-class emirates in the state.  The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Assembly took the first reading of the bill before embarking on recess. The Bill, titled: “Kano State Emirates Council Establishment Bill, 2024” was sponsored by the Deputy Speaker, Muhammad Butu-Butu.…

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    Court remands man, 27, over alleged armed robbery, kidnap

     An Iyaganku Magistrates’ Court, Ibadan, on Tuesday, remanded a 27-year-old man, James Israel, in a correctional facility over alleged armed robbery and kidnapping. Israel, whose home address was not provided, is facing charges of alleged armed robbery and kidnapping. The Magistrate, Mrs Gladys Oladele, did not, however, take the plea of the defendant for want of jurisdiction. Oladele directed the…

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    Eno says LG autonomy relief to states, seeks effective implementation

    Gov. Umo Eno of Akwa Ibom, has described the Supreme Court’s decision granting financial autonomy to local government councils as a relief to state governments. Eno who made the statement while speaking to newsmen in Uyo on Tuesday, expressed concerns over the effective implementation of the new order. “The recent decision of the Apex Court is a welcome development, it…

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  • Defence

    Poverty, unemployment fuel cyber-crime – Expert

    A Security Expert, Mr Christopher Oji, has linked the increasing cases of cyber-crime and criminality in the country to poverty and unemployment. Oji said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Lagos. NAN reports that cyber-crime is defined as criminal activities carried out online by means of computers or the internet. Oji, a former…

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    Group to improve food production through agric mechanisation

    The African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF), on Tuesday says it has taken steps to enhanced the productivity of small holders farmers in Nigeria through agricultural mechanisation. Dr Daniel Willy, Senior Manager, Policy, Agribusiness and Commercialisation, AATF and Interim MD-Agridrive Nigeria Ltd, said this at a news conference in Abuja on plans to boost farmers productivity through “Pyrochemy” technology. PyroChemy is…

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  • economy

    NAICOM unveils portal to resolve complaints on insurance

    The National Insurance Commission (NAICOM) has unveiled a complaint management portal to ensure swift resolution of all complaints on insurance related issues NAICOM in a statement made available to newsmen in Lagos named the address of the portal as: complaints.naicom.gov.ng. The commission stated that the portal offers a streamlined and user-friendly platform for addressing all insurance related complaints. The regulator…

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    Police arraign 3 over alleged unlawful possession of gun, cartridge

    The Police on Tuesday arraigned three suspects: Mufutau Amuda, 45, Adewale Adedeji, 35 and Quadri Jimoh, 27, at an Iyaganku Magistrates’ Court, Ibadan, over an alleged unlawful possession of gun and cartridge. The thro whose addresses were not provided were charged with conspiracy and unlawful possession of gun, to which they pleaded not guilty. The Prosecutor, Insp Olalekan Adegbite, told…

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    Southgate resigns as England boss after Euros final defeat

    Gareth Southgate resign as England manager on Tuesday after final loss at the European Championship, their. England lost 2-1 to Spain in Sunday’s showpiece in Berlin and the 53-year-old Englishman said after the game that he would discuss his future in charge of the national team. “As a proud Englishman, it has been the honour of my life to play…

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    Gov. Bago tasks corps members on agric revolution agenda

    Gov. Umaru Bago of Niger, has urged members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in the state to embrace his government’s agricultural revolution agenda. Bago made the call at the end of the 2024 Batch B, Stream One orientation course at the NYSC permanent orientation camp in Paiko. Represented by Dr Nuhu Ngaski, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Youth…

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    No plans to hand over universities to private investors, says FG

    The Federal Government says there is no plan to hand over public universities to private investors. The Minister of Education, Prof. Tahir Mamman, made the clarification at the Second Quarterly Engagement of the ministry with Heads of units and Chief Executive Officers of parastatals and agencies under the ministry. NAN reports tha the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), had…

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    Ondo guber: LP candidate promises N120,000 minimum wage

    Dr Ayodele Olorunfemi, the Labour Party (LP) governorship candidate in the Nov. 16 election  in Ondo State, says he will implement N120,000 minimum wage for workers, if voted for. Olorunfemi, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Lagos, said that well-paid workers tended to be more productive than poorly paid ones “As at 2023…

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    Ondo guber:Why voters should choose Labour Party -Candidate

      Dr Ayodele Olorunfemi, the Labour Party (LP) candidate for the Nov. 16 governorship  election in Ondo State , says the party will transform the state , if voted into power. Olorunfemi, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos, said that the mission of the party was to end sufferings  in the state. He said:…

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    NAHCON begins preparations for 2025 Hajj – Arabi

    Malam Jalal Arabi, the Executive Chairman of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has revealed that the commission has commenced preparations for the 2025 Hajj. The Assistant Director, Public Affairs, NAHCON, Mrs Fatima Sanda-Usara, in a statement on Tuesday said Arabi made this known while bidding farewell to the last batch of Nigeria pilgrims in Saudi Arabia. The NAHCON…

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  • education

    UNILORIN retains top spot in JAMB institutional rankings

    The University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) has again, emerged as the ‘Most Subscribed Institution’ by candidates in the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Institutional Ranking for the 2022/2023 admission exercise. Mr Kunle Akogun, the Director of Corporate Affairs, UNILORIN, who spoke with newsmen in Ilorin on Tuesday, said the university was also ranked first in the category of Institution with…

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    Drug trafficking: Man to know fate Oct. 11 following change in plea

    A Federal High Court in Lagos on Tuesday adjourned until Oct. 11 for a review of factsand sentencing, following a change of plea from not guilty, entered by  27-year-old man, Ismaila Tobi for drug trafficking. The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) charged  the defendant with drug trafficking. He was first arraigned before the court some months ago, and had…

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