$280 million releases to support Nigerian youths in agriculture - AFDB

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has provided $280 million to support youths who are interested in agriculture in Nigeria.

AfDB President, Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina, who disclosed this on Tuesday at the African Youth Agripreneurs (AYA) Forum in which over 200 youths in Africa, who are active in agribusiness/value chains are participating, in Ibadan said the fund was released to government last year December.

CBN Extends BVN To Microfinance Banks Till July 31

Heeding several calls by the Federal Government, Nigerians and experts in the financial institutions in the country, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has extended the Bank Verification Number (BVN) exercise to microfinance banks.


Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), University of Ibadan (UI) chapter has called on the Federal Government to scrap the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB).

President Buhari Commends Re-opening Of Abuja Airport

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday commended the re-opening of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, 24 hours ahead of the deadline.

The Greatness of Nigeria Lies In Its Diversity And Size – Osinbajo

Nigeria’s Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo said that the greatness of a nation lies in its diversity and then in the size of the country.

Osinbajo said this while Speaking to a delegation of the northern socio-political group, the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) who visited him in his office today at the State House, Abuja, Vice President Osinbajo condemned those who see nothing good in the unity of this country.


The Registrar/Chief Executive Officer, Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN), Prof Olusegun Ajiboye, has warned that the Federal Government will not allow any teacher without the professional certificate of the TRCN to teach beyond 2017.

The Strategy EFCC can use to win corruption cases in court – Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday advised the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on how in corruption cases, declaring that they needed ‘ogbologbo’ (competent) lawyers, among others.

Nigerian nurse tried to kidnap teenager for sex in UK

A cancer nurse, Michael Ohaegbu, attempted to kidnap a 16-year-old girl with intent to commit a sexual offence, a prosecutor told the Hull Crown Court, according to reports by the British Press.

He is also facing three counts of voyeurism after another lady complained that he filmed her naked twice without her consent.

The Hull Daily Mail reported that the prosecutor, Charlotte Baines, told a jury that Ohaegbu, 42, had in the first case attempted to drag the teenager into his car around 12:30am on September 26, 2016.

China loans Nigeria $4.5billion for mechanized agriculture

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Republic of China is to lend Nigeria the sum of $4.5billion to buy appropriate farming tools to boost local agriculture.
The tools included tractors, bulldozers, graders, irrigation pumps amongst others.

Bag Of Rice To Sell For N10, 000 In June

 ABUJA- RICE farmers under the auspices of Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria, RIFAN, has assured Nigerians that in June 2017 a 50 kilogramme of rice bag will sell at N10, 000.

FG begins online registration of unemployed Nigerans On wednesday

The Federal Government will commence the online registration of unemployed persons in the country on Wednesday.

According to the Deputy Director, Information & Public Relations, National Directorate of Employment (NDE), Edmund Onwuliri, the development is a part of the government quest to keep a robust data base for unemployed persons and provide jobs.