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CBN Urges Nigerian Banks to Increase Agric Sector Lending to 10%
CBN Urges Nigerian Banks to Increase Agr...

CBN Urges Nigerian Banks to Increase Agric Sector Lending to 10%

The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele has asked banks in Nigeria to consider increasing the percentage of loans available to the agriculture sector to 10 percent by 2024. Emefiele advocated for a spike in the current four per cent. This comes on the heels of... read more »

CBN Defends Policies, Rebuffs NESG Claims
CBN Defends Policies, Responds to NESG&#...

CBN Defends Policies, Responds to NESG’s Claims

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has defended its intervention programmes aimed at stimulating economic growth, saying it everted food crisis during the peak of COVID-19 lockdown. This was stated in a statement by the CBN titled, “Re: Matters of Urgent Attention,” signed by its Director,... read more »

Inauguration Speech by Dr Akinwumi Adesina on His Election for a Second 5-Year Tenure
Inauguration Speech by Dr Akinwumi Adesi...

Inauguration Speech by Dr Akinwumi Adesina on His Election for a Second 5-Y...

PROTOCOLS Your Excellency, President Alassane Ouattara, President of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire Your Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria Your Excellencies, Heads of State and Governments Excellencies former Heads of State and... read more »

Shoprite Commences Process to Shut down Operation in Nigeria
Shoprite Commences Process to Shut down ...

Shoprite Commences Process to Shut down Operation in Nigeria

South Africa’s grocery retail giant, ShopRite, plans to discontinue its operation in Nigeria. Shoprite first made its way to Nigerian market in Lagos in December 2005. On Monday morning, the firm said in a trading update filed at the Johannesburg Stock Exchange that it plans to stop operations in... read more »

Ethnic Groups in Taraba task Ishaku to Address Injustices
Ethnic Groups in Taraba task Ishaku to A...

Ethnic Groups in Taraba task Ishaku to Address Injustices

Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba State has been issued a 30-day ultimatum by four aggrieved ethnic groups in the state to address lingering injustices meted out to them by successive administrations. In a joint world press conference in Jalingo on Saturday, the ethnic groups comprising of the... read more »

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Nigerian Farmers to Get $1.1 Billion Loan Intervention from CBN

Nigerian Farmers to Get $1.1 Billion Loan Intervention from CBN

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has said it plans to empower farmers with N432 billion ($1.1 billion) intervention loan to upscale food production during the planting season. The apex... read more »

Famine Strikes in Burkina Faso as Farmers Seek Help

Famine Strikes in Burkina Faso as Farmers Seek Help

Burkina Faso has been struck by drought and desertification which has resulted in famine. The landlocked West African nation of Burkina Faso has been hard hit by drought and... read more »

Opinion: Nigerian Values - Food For Thought

Opinion: Nigerian Values – Food For Thought

14th April 2020 Life seems to be much about FOOD in Nigeria. There is regular talk about how to get food for oneself or for the children. People worry about not getting “three square... read more »

Corona Virus: Lagos State Government Mocks Residents with Absurd Palliative Provision

Corona Virus: Lagos State Government Mocks Residents with Absurd Palliative Provision

On the 27th of March, we published a story that the Lagos state government had announcement the commencement of the first phase of its economic stimulus package targeted at about 200, 000... read more »

Why We Key into FG’s School Feeding Programme — Kwara Gov

Why We Key into FG’s School Feeding Programme — Kwara Gov

…. State to extend meals to primary six   Kwara is joining the national home grown school feeding programme to tackle school age malnutrition, boost school enrolment, and strengthen local... read more »