Insecurity costs Nigeria $10.3bn in 2020 according to Presidential Economic Advisory Council

NIGERIA lost as much as $10.3bn to the growing insecurity ravaging the country in 2020 alone according to statistics just published by the  Presidential Economic Advisory Council (Peac).



Governor Wike says ban on open grazing by southern governors is final and irrevocable

GOVERNOR Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has declared that the recent decision by the Southern Governors Forum to ban open grazing across the south of the country is irrevocable and will not be open to discussion.



If agriculture is to soak up the banditry recruits we need an aggressive policy that looks like this

Ayo Akinfe

[1] All of Nigeria's 774 local government areas will be obliged by law to organise their farmers into cooperative units

[2] Farmers will be encouraged to sell their produce, buy seedlings, pesticides and fertilisers, as well as farming equipment through these co-operatives to maximise efficiency and overhead costs

[3] Every local government area must build at least one food storage facility within its domain


New UK high commissioner Sarafa Ishola promises to end long passport issuance delays

NIGERIA'S new high commissioner to the UK Chief Sarafadeen Ishola has promised to introduce a new regime at the London mission that will end the current difficulties diasporans face whenever they want to renew or acquire new passports.



Rohr calls up two debutants and sticks to Ahmed Musa as he names provisional squad for Cameroon friendly

SUPER Eagles head coach Gernot has called up 31 players including debutants Abraham Marcus and Terem Moffi for Nigeria's forthcoming friendly match against Cameroon taking place in Austria on June 4.



Senator Ndume faults Southern Governors Forum for demanding an end to open grazing

CHAIRMAN of the senate committee on the army Senator Ali Ndume has faulted the Southern Governors Forum for banning open grazing across Nigeria's southern states calling it a blanket statement.



Buhari expected to fly to Paris for another meeting with his medical doctors over the coming week

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari is expected to seek fresh medical attention abroad over the coming week as he is reported to have an appointment with his medical doctors in the French capital Paris.



Nigerian government to prosecute up to 400 people believed to be Boko Haram's financiers

NIGERIA'S federal government has announced that it will soon begin the prosecution of 400 suspected Boko Haram financiers who have been bankrolling the terrorist sect's insurgency that has been ravaging the northeast of the country.



Senate president Ahmad Lawan objects to Southern Governors Forum calling for restructuring

SENATE president Senator Ahmad Lawan has objected to the recent call by the Southern Governors Forum for a restructuring of the Nigerian federation saying that they should implement such measures in their states first.




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