Agric Minister Backs Digitization of Agriculture

By Paschal Emeka, Abuja The Minister of Agriculture, Chief Audu Ogbeh has expressed the readiness of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture to support efforts that would digitize and improve agriculture

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NASC warns seed companies against fake seeds production

By Benjamin Orisemeka The National Agricultural Seed Council (NASC), has warned seeds companies against production of fake seeds. This is even as he urged farmers to adopt use of improved and

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FG committed to economic diversification — Shittu

By Benjamin orisemeke The Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu has said that the federal government will continue to formulate policies that will promote economic diversification. Mr. Shittu said this at

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World Bank forecasts 2.7% growth for sub-Saharan Africa in 2018

By Benjamin Orisemeke Multinational institution, World Bank has cut its growth forecast sub-Saharan Africa in 2018 from 3.1 per cent to 2.7 per cent. This represents a slight increase from

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FG raises gas flare penalty to $2 Per 1000Scf

By Benjamin Orisemeke The federal government has increased the penalty for gas flaring to $2 per 1,000 standard cubic feet of gas, SCF, from N10 per 1,000 SCF earlier imposed

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NNPC records N18.12bn trading surplus in May

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has announced a trading surplus of N18.12 billion for the month of May, 2018. This is higher than N17.16 billion recorded in April. .

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Heed CBN’s advice on economy, Expert tells FG

By Benjamin Orisemeke, Abuja The Head of Banking and Finance Department of the Nasarawa State University, Prof. Uche Uwalake, has said that except the federal government heed the Central Bank

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MPC retains lending rate at 14% for 13th consecutive time

By Nasir Kura The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) on Tuesday retained the Monetary Policy Rate (MPR) at 14 per cent for the 13th consecutive time. This was disclosed by the

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NANTS protests closure of 400 Nigerian-shops in Ghana

The National Association of Nigerian Traders (NANTS) have petitioned President Muhammadu Buhari and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) over the alleged consistent and repeated threats, intimidation and

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Nigerian govt sells N12.69bn printing, minting shares to CBN, BPE

By Ahmed Idris The federal government on Tuesday finalised process of selling its 21 per cent shares in the Nigeria Security Printing and Minting Company (NSPMC) valued at N12.69 billion

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