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Nigerian government revenue falls by a whopping 65% as a result of Covid-19 depression


NIGERIAN government revenue has fallen by 65% in 2020 when compared with the same period last year as a result of the devastating economic impact of the coronavirus lockdown according to finance minister Zainab Ahmed.



Elder statesmen express concern at presidency's childish response to Obasanjo's criticism


SEVERAL elder statesmen have expressed regret at what they call the presidency's childish response to recent comments by former president Chief Olusegun Obasanjo who criticised the government for sowing division among Nigerians.



Nigeria lifts the last Covid-19 embargo placed on the aviation sector as it opens up all airports


NIGERIA has effectively lifted all the restrictions placed on the aviation industry in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic with the opening of all of the country's airports on top of the recent resumption of international flights.



Nigeria's rice production plan under threat as floods destroy $13m worth of crops in Kebbi State


NIGERIA'S plans to become self-sufficient in rice production have suffered a serious setback over the last two weeks as heavy rainfall has destroyed hundreds of hectares of crops in Kebbi State that was spearheading the expansion plan.



Nigeria desperately needs to float a National Seed Company with a mandate to immediately start producing hybrid seedlings of the following crops

Ayo Akinfe

(1) Cocoa - We need to boost our annual harvest to 1m tonnes from the current 330,000 tonnes

(2) Rice - We need to boost our national harvest to 10m tonnes from the current 4m tonnes

(3) Sugarcane - We need a 10m tonne crop, up from the current 38,000 tonnes

(4) Palm oil - We need to boost output to 20m tonnes from the current 1m tonnes

(5) Wheat - We desperately need to boost production to about 10m tonnes from the current 60,000 tonnes


Buhari's praise-singer Rarara raises $150,000 in 48 hours to release new song extolling president's virtues


PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari's official praise singer Dauda Kahutu popularly known as Rarara has successfully raised the sum of N57m ($150,000) within 48 hours finance the release of a new song extolling the virtues of the president



Lawan and Gbajabiamila dragged to court for failing to divulge details of corruption probes


HUMAN rights pressure group the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (Serap) has filed a lawsuit against the leaders of the National Assembly over their failure to publish reports of all completed public hearings and corruption probes since 1999.



Lawyers petition calling for Abubakar Malami to be stripped of SAN title gathers 500 signatures


LAWYERS opposed to the recent actions of the attorney-general of the federation Abubakar Malami has launched a petition asking that he be stripped of the title senior advocate of Nigeria (San) for his recent breaches of legal ethical codes.



Storm Sally's encroachment in the Gulf of Mexico leads to crude supply worries and rallies prices


NIGERIA has received a minor and temporary economic respite as global crude oil prices rallied slightly today due to an approaching tropical storm in the Gulf of Mexico that has prompted drillers to evacuate rigs and shut-in production.



Domestic flights disrupted across Nigeria as Arik staff strike over five month salary arrears


DOMESTIC flights have been disrupted across Nigeria as aviation unions have embarked upon a strike to protest the owing of five month salary arrears to staff of Arik Air that was taken over by the federal government in 2017.




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