KEBBI TO EXPORT 2,000 GOATS TO SAUDI ARABIA

From: Olanrewaju Lawal, Birnin-Kebbi The Kebbi State Government has said that it had concluded arrangements with Jaiz Bank to start exporting 2, 000 goats daily to Saudi Arabia as part of measures to boost its Internal Generated Revenue (IGR). Commissioner for Budget and Economy Planning, Alhaji Jailani Muhammad Yauri, confirmed this arrangement at the weekend while speaking with journalists. The Commissioner also disclosed that the state was planning border trades with Niger and Benin Republic as well as collaborate with Sokoto, Zamfara states to utilise economy comparative advantage on agriculture…

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NIGERIAN GOVT ANNOUNCES 27 INDUSTRIES TO ENJOY TAX BREAK UNDER PIONEER STATUS

August 7, 2017Bassey Udo The federal government on Monday released the full list of the 27 key industries and products included in the revised list of ‘pioneer status’ incentives for prospective investors. At the end of the meeting of the Executive Council of the Federation, FEC, last week, the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Okechukwu Enelamah, disclosed the approval given to the 27 industries. Mr. Enelamah did not, however, list the 27 industries. The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, later confirmed that the creative industry was among the 27.…

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WE BEGGED AUDU OGBEH TO JOIN BUHARI ADMINISTRATION – OSINBAJO

The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Monday revealed that the Muhammadu Buhari administration begged Agriculture Minister, Audu Ogbeh, to join the government. Mr. Osinbajo made this remark at the Nigerian Initiative for Economic Development held at the Banquet Hall, State House, Abuja. The acting president, while unveiling the potentials in the Nigerian economy, said apart from power and other economic investment areas, there is huge investment potential in the Nigerian Agricultural sector. He, however, jocularly said Mr. Ogbe, was literally begged to join the government, adding that he was enjoying…

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FULANI HERDSMEN PLANNING MORE ATTACKS ON BENUE – GOV ORTOM RAISES ALARM

John Charles Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State on Saturday raised the alarm that herdsmen from neighbouring countries had concluded plans to unleash terror on Benue Valley. Ortom, who raised the alarm at NSKT Church in Taraku, Gwer Local Government Area, during the burial of Mama Atese Rebecca, called on the Christian Association of  Nigeria in the state to keep interceding. The governor, while hosting the country representative of the United Nations High Commissioner on Refugees, Edward Kallon, a few weeks ago, had noted that over 1,878 Benue residents were…

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NIGERIA TO JOIN RICE -EXPORTING COUNTRIES SOON – OYEGUN

The National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, has said Nigeria will be net exporters of rice by the end of this year. Odigie-Oyegun said this at the APC National Secretariat in Abuja when he received political leaders from Delta Central Senatorial district who defected to the party from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) led by Chief Johnson Boro, a former Commissioner in the Delta State Oil Producing Area Development Commission (DESOPADEC). The APC National Chairman said that the diversification efforts of the President Muhammadu…

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AFRICA’S LARGEST RICE MILL OPENED IN KEBBI

The Federal Government’s diversification programme yesterday received a boost, with Acting President Yemi Osinbajo commissioning Africa’s largest parboiled rice mill in Argungu, Kebbi State. The over N10 billion state of the art WACOT Rice Mill, which is privately owned, is capable of processing over 120,000 metric tonnes of paddy rice annually. Speaking at the commissioning, Prof. Osinbajo said that the project  underscored the policy of the government that the private sector must be the engine of economic growth and sustainable job generation. He noted that the project had proved that…

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LAGOS ACQUIRES 32 TONNES PER HOUR RICE MILL FROM SWITZERLAND€TO PRODUCE 2.6M 50KG BAGS OF RICE PER YEAR

Move will enhance south west economic integration, create 200,000 jobs, says Ambode. Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Friday in Zurich, Switzerland led a team of the State Executive Committee members to sign an agreement with Bühler AG (“Bühler”), a leading rice-mill producer in the world, for the acquisition of a 32 tonnes per hour Rice Mill. The Governor, who spoke shortly after the signing ceremony, said the development was in furtherance of his vision of enhancing food security and creating employment in the State. It is estimated that…

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OSINBAJO INAUGURATES WORLD’S LARGEST FERTILISER PLANT IN PORT HARCOURT TODAY

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo will visit Port Harcourt today to inaugurate the world’s biggest fertiliser plant built by Indorama Eleme Fertilizer and Chemicals Limited. Mr Laolu Akande, the Senior Special Assistant to the Acting President on Media and Publicity, made the announcement in a statement issued in Abuja on Wednesday. According to the presidential aide, the plant with production capacity of 1.5 million metric tonnes of Urea fertiliser is considered the world’s largest single-train Urea plant. Eleme Petrochemicals Company Ltd, now Indorama Eleme Fertilizer and Chemicals Limited, was privatised in…

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EDO ASSEMBLY BOWS, DUMPS CONTROVERSIAL GRAZING BILL

Alexander Okere, Benin The Edo State House of Assembly has discontinued further consideration on the bill seeking to establish an agency for nomadic cattle rearing and grazing in the state. The resolution came about two weeks after the assembly had held a two-day public hearing on the bill, which received condemnation from several groups, including the state chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria. The state Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, had also distanced himself from the bill, through the Solicitor General of the state, Mr. Wole Iyamu. However, the House…

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