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To improve the health of livestock for sufficient good meat and milk, the Adamawa State Government has resuscitated the annual vaccination of livestock against various diseases after ten years when the last exercise was carried out in the state. Flagging off the exercise in Girei, Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri observed that the state is endowed with livestock resources but various diseases it has hindered the exploitation of the huge potentials in the livestock subsector to...

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The National Agency for Foods and Drugs Administration and Control  (NAFDAC)  has moved to phase out the registration of alcohol in sachets and polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles. The director-general, Mojisola Adeyeye disclosed this in a statement. According to her, the uncontrolled access and availability of high concentration alcohol in sachet and small volume PET or glass bottles contribute to substance and alcohol abuse in Nigeria. Mojisola noted that NAFDAC and the ministry of health reached...

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The Borno Government has distributed assorted food items to 3,000 people in Dusuman community in Jere Local Government Area of the state to cushion the effect of economic hardship. The Chairperson of the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Hajiya Yabawa Kolo, who supervised the distribution in Maiduguri, said it was the government’s continued determination at alleviating the plights of the people across the state. Kolo, who doubles as the Secretary of the Palliative Response Committee,...

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The Kaduna government has begun verifying 7,261 cooks engaged under the National Home-Grown School Feeding Programme (NHGSFP) in the state. Mr Umar Abdullahi, Programme Manager of the programme, made this known in Zaria on the sideline of a two-day Media Roundtable to enlist media support on reportage of social protection programmes Abdullahi told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the goal was to verify the cooks and ensure that they are doing the right...

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Federal Government in its bid to help cushion the effect of Coronavirus (COVID-19) has supported smallholder farmers in Imo State with 20,000 Cocoa seedlings and other improved seeds. The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono, in a statement issued by the Director of Information, Mr. Theodore Ogaziechi, said this on Sunday in Abuja. The minister said the Federal Government was committed to improving agriculture. Nanono said this during the official rollout ceremony of...

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The  Zamfara Government has began the distribution of 5,667 rams and 993 cows as Eid-el-Kabir (Sallah) palliatives to various categories of people in the state. The Director-General, Media, Public Enlightenment and Communication to the State Governor, Alhaji Yusuf Idris, disclosed to the News Agency of Nigeria in Gusau on Sunday. “As a tradition, the State Government under the leadership of Gov. Bello Matawalle has always kept its promise of bringing relief to its people. “We did...

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A total of 535 maize farmers in Anambra would receive farming inputs worth over N89 million under the Central Bank Anchor Borrowers Programme, for the 2020 wet farming season. Mr Simeon Nwafor, the  state chairman of Maize Association of Nigeria (MAAN), made the  disclosure at the inauguration of the inputs distribution, on Tuesday in Onitsha. Nwafor said that the number of beneficiaries in the state had risen from 122 in 2019 to 535 this cropping...

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The Minister for Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has said that many neighboring countries asked Nigeria for food during the lockdown that was caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The minister reveals this in an Instagram Live Chat with City People Magazine on Saturday. Fashola speaks on the COVID-19 Economic Sustainability Plan recently submitted to President Muhammadu Buhari by the Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo. He said that the plan contains diverse measures to strengthen the Nigerian economy against the economic...

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The World Food Programme of the United Nations on Wednesday declared that the COVID-19 pandemic may lead to the loss of 13 million jobs in Nigeria. The agency says Nigeria needs urgent financial intervention to boost its economy, as millions of Nigerians across the country are currently suffering the effects of the pandemic. According to the Senior Spokesperson of the WFP, Elizabeth Byrs, in a statement, more than $182m is needed to sustain life-saving aid...

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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says over 200 truckloads of yam go out of Zaki Biam International Yam Market, Benue, every week. Osinbajo disclosed this on Tuesday in Zaki Biam, Ukum Local Government Area of Benue, during an online inauguration of the newly-reconstructed Zaki-Biam International Yam Market and Yam Storage Facility. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)) gathered that the storage facility had the capacity of storing over 200,000 yams. The vice president said that over 70 per...

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