Nigerian Governors Forum chases up to $4bn in agricultural investment through special agro-processing zones

NIGERIAN Governors Forum (NGF) chairman Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State has revealed that they are hoping to attract between $1bn and $4bn in foreign investment through a radical farming programme involving the establishment of special agro-processing zones (SAPZs).



Ogun State police arrest gang of kidnappers who collect yam and palm oil as part of their ransom

MEN of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested a group of kidnappers who have been operating in a unique manner by collecting food items like yam and palm oil as ransom for the victims they abduct.



Oyo-Ita resumes work as Buhari backs her saying she is being unfairly victimised

EMBATTLED head of service of the federation Winifred Oyo-Ita has resumed work in Abuja amid signs that her travails are now over as President Muhammadu Buhari has come to her defence saying she was being unfairly victimised.



Leicester City want NFF to rest Ndidi for Ukraine friendly fearing he may suffer burnout

ENGLISH Premier League side Leicester City have asked the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) to excuse Wilfred Ndidi from the Super Eagles forthcoming game against Ukraine on September 10 saying he needs to rest as he is suffering from fatigue.



Afenifere and Ohaneze Ndigbo criticise fact that northwest gets nine senior ministers

PAN-cultural groups Afenifere and Ohaneze Ndigbo have both criticised President Muhammadu Buhari over his recent cabinet saying that it was lopsided as it contained nine senior ministers from the northwest.



10 ministers who have to put in super human performances if they want to make a difference to Nigeria’s fortunes

By Ayo Akinfe 

(1) Adamu Adamu: Minister of Education
With 13m our-of-school kids, Nigeria is the truancy capital of the world. We have become a nation of dropouts. Mr Adamu has to set himself a target of at least halving this by 2023. Can he please build at least two primary schools and one secondary school in each of our 774 local government areas 


Foreign shipping lines use Nigeria as a dumping ground for expired containers over 20 years old

SHIPPING companies have been accused of using Nigeria as a dumping ground for outdated containers unloading expired boxes that have gone past their 20-year expiry date at the Apapa port in Lagos.



SSS files fresh claim against Sowore saying he and Nnamdi Kanu planned to overthrow Buhari

NIGERIA'S State Security Service (SSS) has filed a legal challenge against a Federal High Court order only allowing it to only detain Omoyele Sowore for 45 days saying he and Nnamdi Kanu are planning to overthrow the government.



U23 Eagles beat South Africa 2-1 in their second match of the All African Games

NIGERIA'S U23 football team have moved a step closer to qualifying for the second round of the ongoing 12th All African Games after they beat their South African counterparts 2-1 in their second match of the tournament yesterday.



Aregbesola charged with sorting out Nigeria's insecurity problems after being named interior minister

FORMER Osun State governor Rauf Aregbesola has been given the task of addressing Nigeria's ongoing insecurity problems today after he was sworn in as the new federal minister for the interior with responsibility for the police.




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