The Nigeria Customs Service and the Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to fight rice smuggling through land border into the country. Alhaji Aminu Goronyo, President Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN), disclosed this on Wednesday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja.
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The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh has pledged support for yam producers, saying the country is pushing to become the number one exporter of the commodity in the world. He made the allusion recently at the end of the meeting with the technical committee on Nigerian Yam Export Programme.
Former Senate President, Senator David Mark, has taken stock of the unfolding sectional agitation calling for a break up of Nigeria and reminded promoters of the divisive agenda of the consequences of a fragmented nation.
Police have paraded four persons alleged to be responsible for the kidnap and eventual murder of a clergyman in Benue State, north-central Nigeria. The Police said that the suspects purportedly killed Reverend Father John Adeyi of the Catholic Church of Otukpo in Benue State on April 24, 2015.
The Vice Chancellor of Benue State University, BSU, Makurdi, Msugh Kembe, says the institution is owing N3.8 billion. Mr. Kembe said this on Thursday at the opening ceremony of the retreat for Deans, Directors and Heads of Academic Departments of BSU in Makurdi.
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, has praised rural farmers, and affirmed that they feed the teeming population in Nigeria and play a prominent role in the social security of the country. Chief Ogbeh made this known at Otukpo, Benue State, during the distribution of stems of improved varieties of cassava to farmers on Saturday.
The 2015-16 statistics from UNC-Asheville indicated that Villanova might have a difficult time making three-point baskets Friday in its opening-round game of the NCAA South Regional.
Lazio's Eddy Onazi said Friday a Lazio fan cornered him after their 3-0 home defeat to Sparta Prague that sent them out of the Europa League Thursday night and allegedly called him a "dirty ni**er".
Nigerian singer and songwriter, Innocent Ujah Idibia, aka 2face or 2Baba, has lent his voice in support of the equal opportunity bill that failed to receive a second reading in the senate.
Daniel Ochefu scored just eight points in 15 minutes, but he played a key role in No. 3 Villanova's 76-68 win over Providence in the semifinals of the Big East Tournament on Friday night at Madison Square Garden.