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I await a radical Nigerian pineapple production policy in 2020

By Ayo Akinfe

(1) We will seek to increase production from the current 1.6m tonnes to 3m tonnes by 2024

(2) Each of our major nine producing states must have a processing and canning factory. These include Abia, Akwa Ibom, Benue, Cross River, Edo, Ebonyi, Enugu, Imo and Ondo

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High court orders forfeiture of oil tanker after it was caught exporting crude oil illegally

SHIPPING firm Sagwe International is to forfeit one its vessels MV Shirley to the Federal Government of Nigeria after it was found guilty if using the ship to illegally convey 145,000 litres of petroleum products.

 

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Nigerian Governors Forum agrees to fully implement new national minimum wage as from January

NIGERIAN Governors Forum (NGF) has agreed to start paying the new minimum wage of N30,000 a month as from January after holding a meeting in Abuja where its members accepted that they are now legally obliged to honour the new figure.

 

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Nigerian catfish farmers want border closure to remain indefinitely as it has helped its members

CATFISH farmers have urged the federal government to keep Nigeria's borders closed because the current closure is a blessing to their industry as it has protected them from cheap foreign imports.

 

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Former justice minister Adoke returns to Nigeria from Dubai after being held for five weeks

FORMER attorney-general of the federation Mohammed Bello Adoke is on his way to Nigeria to face possible corruption charges after he was released from Interpol custody in Dubai today and caught a flight to Abuja.

 

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Spurs, Chelsea and Liverpool all plot January move for Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen

SUPER Eagles striker Victor Osimhen could be on his way to England early next year as at least three Premier League clubs are considering putting in a bid for him during the January transfer window.

 

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Those wealthy organisations and millionaires failing to invest in Nigeria are actually doing more harm to our economy than corrupt politicians who steal our meagre budget

By Ayo Akinfe

(1) As we prepare for 2020 and the prospect of Nigeria turning 60, it is time for our political debate to grow up too. Until it does, we will keep going round in endless and incoherent circles wondering where we are heading and scratching our heads as to why our economy simply refuses to grow

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Abuja high court issues arrest warrant for Briton Adam Quinn over his role in P&ID scandal

BRITISH national Adam Quinn faces prosecution for aiding and abetting corruption in Nigeria after an Abuja federal high court ordered his arrest over his involvement in the Process and Industrial Development (P&ID) scandal.

 

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Research shows that cattle are more productive when fitted with virtual reality headsets

CATTLE can be made more productive if efforts are made to reduce their anxiety according to new research that has led to the introduction of specially-designed virtual reality headsets for cows on a farm in Moscow’s Ramensky district.

 

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Sokoto State to enrol 20,000 out-of-school girls and women in full time education

SOKOTO State government is to enrol about 20,000 out-of-school girls and women in a new ambitious educational programme across the state's 23 local government areas under a fresh push to combat illiteracy.

 

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