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From seedling to bagging: The story of rice production

The question “can Nigeria produce its rice without depending on importation from other countries?” was put to Adamu Musa, one of the largest rice producers in Ibeto, Magama Local Government Area of Niger State and he responded in the affirmative, but with a condition; “If our government wants that to …

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Akwa Ibom at 26 – A Land and People Transformed

Last Monday, September 23, Akwa Ibom State was 26 and the mood in the state was decidedly celebratory. With guests and proud indigenes flying in from all over the world, a flurry of activities – most of which centered on commissioning of one project or the other by the Chief …

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Nigeria: Tragedy in River Niger 150 Caught Up in Boat Mishap

Over 40 persons are feared dead after a boat carrying about 150 traders and wedding guests capsized last Friday in River Niger, about four kilomtres offshore near Malale village in Borgu local government area of Niger State. The boat was ferrying people from Tungar Na’illo from neighbouring Kebbi State to …

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Akwa Ibom At 26 – a Land and a People Transformed

Last Monday-September 23, Akwa Ibom State was 26 and the mood in the state was decidedly celebratory. With guests and proud indigenes flying in from all over the world, a flurry of activities-most of which centered on commissioning of one project or the other by the Chief Host- the Governor …

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Abuja Killings – the Truth, Lies and Politics

Were the victims of Apo Shooting on September 20, 2013 really members of Boko Haram as advanced by the Department of State Security Service (DSS) or mere squatters in an uncompleted building allegedly owned by a retired Army General? Was that a case of another extra Judicial killing in the …

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Dozens dead, 100 missing in Nigeria boat accident

(CNN) — Nigerian authorities on Saturday were looking for survivors after a boat carrying traders capsized, killing at least 42, an emergency agency official said. The overloaded boat was on the Niger River between two villages in north-central Nigeria when it capsized Friday evening, said Mohammed Shaba, head of the …

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CBN Earmarks N420 Billion for SMEs in Kebbi

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has earmarked N420 billion as Credit Guarantee Scheme for Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs) in Kebbi state. Alhaji Sama’ila Kangiwa, the Secretary of the Nigerian Association of Small Scale Industries (NASSI) Kebbi state, disclosed this in a statement in Birnin Kebbi on Monday. …

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Akwa Ibom at 26: A land and a people transformed

Diaspora By Ekerete Udoh Last Monday-September 23, Akwa Ibom State was 26 and the mood in the state was decidedly celebratory.  With guests and proud indigenes flying in from all over the world, a flurry of activities-most of which centered on commissioning of one project or the other by the …

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