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CBN Partners ACA to expand anchor borrowers programme

 Oru Leonard,Abuja … Targets additional 2m tonnes from 300,000 Rice Farmers   The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has formed strategic partnerships with agricultural commodity associations in the country in its effort to expand the implementation of the Anchor Borrowers’ Programme (ABP). Disclosing this in Abuja on Wednesday, November 8, 2017, the Acting Director in

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Nigerian Police withdraws 90-count charge against Peace Corps boss

  The Nigerian Police, on Wednesday, withdrew the 90-count charge instituted against the National Commandant of the Peace Corps of Nigeria (PCN), Amb (Dr.) Dickson Akoh. The 90-count charge filed at the Federal High Court, Abuja, was withdrawn by the Police, even before the formal commencement of trial. However, a new 13-count charge

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Leaked Memo crisis: Kyari, Oyo-Ita reconcile at FEC

ANIETIE UDOBIT,ABUJA   Chief of Staff to President Buhari, Abba Kyari and the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, HoS, Winifred Oyo-Ita on Wednesday Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting resolved their alleged misunderstanding, following the leaked memo on the sacked former Pension Chairman, Abdulrasheed Maina. Photographs posted on the Presidency’s official

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Zero Hunger Forum to assist Ebonyi N48.4bn annual rice production

The Zero Hunger Forum, headed by former President Olusegun Obasanjo, has pledged to assist Ebonyi to generate N48.4bn from rice production annually. Obasanjo made the pledge on Tuesday in Abakaliki at a gala night organised by the Ebonyi Government after the forum’s two-day second quarterly meeting. The former Nigerian leader said that

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NNPC to ensure uninterrupted fuel supply during festive periods, tasks PPMC

  The Group Managing Director,Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC Mr. Maikanti Baru, has assured the public that as the festive periods draw near, it would ensure a hitch-free supply of petroleum products nationwide. Baru said this  during the inauguration of the Board of Directors of PPMC yesterday, The GMD directed its downstream subsidiary,

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Education gets just 7% in 2018 Budget

  Nigeria’s education sector has again been allocated much lower than the 26 percent of national budget recommended by the United Nations. The global organisation recommended the budgetary benchmark to enable nations adequately cater for rising education demands. But in the proposal presented to the National Assembly on Tuesday, President Muhammadu Buhari allocated

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