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The North-East Commodity Association (NECAS), in Taraba State, has distributed 30 new tractors for this year’s agriculture to the Association’s 16 LG Chairmen. Chief of Policy Mechanisation, Engr. Sulaiman D. Sulaiman, who disclosed this during distribution exercise in Jalingo, said the tractors would be used for commercial purposes at a subsidizing rate for farmers to ease the misery they face in the state. He said that more than two thousand people, including women and youth,...

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The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved a loan facility of 1.2 billion dollars to finance the mechanisation of agriculture in the country. Mr. Sabo Nanono, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, disclosed this on Wednesday while briefing State House correspondents after the virtual FEC  meeting anchored from the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The virtual meeting was presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari. The online  FEC was in line with Nigeria...

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A total of N40.2 trillion was spent by Nigerians on food and non-food items in 2019, a report just released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) revealed. The report which details findings on the consumption expenditure pattern in Nigeria is based on the Nigeria Living Standard Survey (NLSS) which was last conducted in 2009. It classifies household consumption expenditure types by food and non-food items at the national, zonal level, state level, and the...

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At least 90,000 health-care workers worldwide are believed to have been infected with COVID-19, and possibly twice that, amid reports of continuing shortages of protective equipment, the International Council of Nurses (ICN) said on Wednesday. The disease has killed more than 260 nurses, it said in a statement, urging authorities to keep more accurate records to help prevent the virus from spreading among staff and patients. The Geneva-based association said a month ago that 100...

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The World Food Programme (WFP) has warned that no fewer than 40 million people across West Africa face “desperate food shortages in coming months”. Its spokesperson, Ms Elisabeth Byrs, gave the warning during a virtual news briefing. Byrs said restrictions imposed by countries to curb the spread of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) were adding to people’s vulnerability to hunger. She stated that populations displaced by armed conflict, and those that had endured climate change emergencies...

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In a renewed effort to mitigate the hardship Kano residents are now going through as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government is set to distribute one hundred (100) trailers of assorted grains to Kano state government. The Silos Manager, Food and Strategic Reserve Silos Complex, Adamawa state, Engr. Suleiman Amusa made this known while speaking to newsmen in Yola. Amusa noted that the federal government has directed them to make available 17,...

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The number of people facing acute food insecurity could nearly double this year to 265 million due to the economic fallout of COVID-19, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) said on Tuesday. The impact of lost tourism revenues, falling remittances and travel and other restrictions linked to the coronavirus pandemic are expected to leave some 130 million people acutely hungry this year, adding to around 135 million already in that category. “COVID-19 is potentially catastrophic...

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Expert has warned that Nigerians should be cautious of food insecurity in the coming months, as a result of the situations that surround the outbreak of the COVID-19 in the country. Mr. Victor Ndukauba, a Financial Analyst and Deputy Director of Afrivest West Africa Ltd disclosed this in Lagos on Monday while being interviewed by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) He warned that Nigerians should be wary of the growing food insecurity and inflation...

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Borno Government on Wednesday received donation of food, detergents and medical items from Victims Support Fund (VSF) Task Force on COVID-19. Receiving the items in a ceremony in Maiduguri, the state Deputy Governor who is also the state Chairman of the Committee on COVID-19, Alhaji Umar Kadafur, lauded VSF for the gesture which he described as timely. Kadafur assured VSF of the state government’s commitment to ensure judicious utilisation of the items for the purpose...

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Sen Ahmed Babba-Kaita has donated assorted food items to residents of Daura in Katsina State, as part of measures to cushion the effects of the lockdown order on the local government. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that the state government imposed a stay-at-home order, with effect from Saturday, April 11, after a medical doctor died of the Coronavirus pandemic in the area. Gov Aminu Masari, who announced the order on Friday in Katsina,...