Monday, September 24, 2018

Tag "Kebbi"

    Kebbi ‘can deliver’ 50% of Nigeria’s rice needs

Kebbi ‘can deliver’ 50% of Nigeria’s rice needs

Kebbi can deliver 50 percent of Nigeria’s rice requirements with continuous support of the federal government’s anchor borrowers Pprogramme, according to Garba Dandiga, state commissioner for agriculture.Dandiga disclosed this while conducting a team of journalists on an inspection of the 50 km by 20 km FADAMA rice plantation in Suru.He said 16 local government areas were in serious rice production [...]

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    53 traders killed in Kebbi boat mishap

53 traders killed in Kebbi boat mishap

At least 53 traders have lost their lives in a boat mishap which occurred in Bagudo local government area of Kebbi state.Muhammad Zagga, chairman of the Bagudo local government, confirmed this on Thursday.He told NAN that the traders were heading to a market when the incident happened.“Majority of the traders are from Gaya village in Niger Republic," he said.“They were going to [...]

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    APC has produced the best governors, says Okorocha

APC has produced the best governors, says Okorocha

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, says the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has produced the best set of governors in the history of Nigeria.Okorocha, who is chairman of the progressive governors’ forum, said this at the opening of a retreat on policy synergy between states and the federal government.He also appealed to Nigerians to exercise patience, saying it is [...]

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    CBN: 73,941 Kebbi farmers repay N7.1bn… 20 other states N1.2bn

CBN: 73,941 Kebbi farmers repay N7.1bn… 20 other states N1.2bn

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) says farmers who accessed under its anchor borrowers’ programme (ABP) have commenced repayment of the multi-billion naira loan taken.Details of the loan disbursement and repayment obtained from the apex bank indicate that as at March 31, 2017 a total sum of N33.34 billion had been released through 12 participating finance institutions (PFIs) in respect of [...]

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    78,500 Kebbi farmers repay N1bn CBN loan

78,500 Kebbi farmers repay N1bn CBN loan

The Kebbi state government says it has recovered close to N1 billion of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Anchor Borrowers’ Programme loan from 78,500 farmers.Samaila Yombe, the state deputy governor, made the disclosure to journalists in Bagudo on Wednesday.He said the government had taken steps to fully recover the loan from all the beneficiaries.NAN recalls that the government had threatened [...]

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    Seven killed, 136 missing in Kebbi boat mishap

Seven killed, 136 missing in Kebbi boat mishap

At least seven people lost their lives, while 136 are yet to be accounted for after a boat carrying 150 passengers capsized in kebbi state.Sulaiman Muhammad, coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), in-charge of Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara states, confirmed this to NAN on Saturday.Muhammad said the ill-fated boat was returning from Malali market in Ngaski local government [...]

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    Meningitis: $1.1bn needed for vaccine as FG warns against overcrowding

Meningitis: $1.1bn needed for vaccine as FG warns against overcrowding

To purchase vaccine for immunisation of 22 million people in five states affected by meningitis, the sum of $1.1bn is needed, says Emmanuel Odu, an official of the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHDA).Odu made this known on Monday when he appeared before the senate committee on primary healthcare and communicable diseases."The vaccination of 22 million in the five [...]

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    5 teenage girls drown in Kebbi

5 teenage girls drown in Kebbi

Five teenage girls at Unguwar Kaye in Birnin Kebbi local government area of Kebbi state, drowned in Tafkin Madobiya, popularly known as Indian water.The tragic incident occurred on Tuesday.The girls were among 10 girls who decided to go swimming at the river after collecting vegetables for their meals.According to NAN, two of the deceased girls were said to be from [...]

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    FULL LIST: Where Lagosians can buy a bag of rice for N12k

FULL LIST: Where Lagosians can buy a bag of rice for N12k

To ease burden on residents this festive season, the Lagos state government has made provision for a 50kg bag of rice to be sold at N12,000.Twenty-five kg is sold at N6,000, while 10kg goes for N2,500.Why spend as high as N18,000 on a bag of rice when you can get at a subsidised rate.Here are the designated zones where you [...]

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    HURRAY! Bag of rice goes for N12,000 in Lagos

HURRAY! Bag of rice goes for N12,000 in Lagos

The Lagos state government has commenced the sale of Lake Rice at the rate of N12,000 per 50-kilogramme bag.Twenty-five kg bag is sold at the rate of N6,000, while 10kg goes for N2,500.Lake Rice, which is designed to ensure food security and showcase the ability of Nigeria to become a rice producing nation, is an initiative of the Lagos and [...]

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    70% of children in Kebbi ‘not in school’

70% of children in Kebbi ‘not in school’

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Tuesday said about 70 per cent of children in Kebbi state are out of school.Mohammed Mohiuddin, zonal head of the fund from Sokoto field office, made this known to journalists in Birnin Kebbi, the state capital, during the end of year review meeting.The meeting is expected to review the joint government and UNICEF [...]

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    9 family members killed in fire outbreak in Kebbi

9 family members killed in fire outbreak in Kebbi

A late night inferno in Ambursa village, Kebbi, resulted in the deaths of nine family members on Monday.Atiku Bagudu led top government functionaries, politicians and well wishers to offer the Salatul Jana’iza prayers for the dead on Tuesday, after he had condoled with the family of the deceased.Abubakar Danlabo, head of the household, disclosed in tears that his wife, four [...]

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    Buhari: Rice importation no longer sustainable

Buhari: Rice importation no longer sustainable

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday said Nigeria can no longer sustain the importation of rice and other food items that can be locally produced.Speaking in Kebbi state at launch of the Central Bank of Nigeria's Anchor Borrowers' project, Buhari said his government remained committed to developing agriculture.He highlighted the role which agriculture played in the economy before the discovery of [...]

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    Saraki ‘undergoing persecution, not prosecution’

Saraki ‘undergoing persecution, not prosecution’

Ibn Na’Allah, an All Progressives Congress (APC) senator from Kebbi state, has described the ongoing trial of Senate President Bukola Saraki as “persecution and not prosecution”.In an interview with NAN, Na’Allah, who is also the deputy majority leader of the senate, said the lawmakers decided to suspend plenary on Thursday in solidarity with Saraki.The lawmaker said majority of his colleagues [...]

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    REVEALED: Floods have killed 53, displaced 100,420 in 2015

REVEALED: Floods have killed 53, displaced 100,420 in 2015

At least 53 people have died in 11 states following flood disasters that displaced more than 100,420 persons this year.Thousands of houses, farmlands and property worth billions of naira have also been lost to the flood disasters in many local government areas affected in the northern states.According to NAN, Kano, Katsina, Sokoto, Kebbi, Zamfara, Kaduna, Jigawa, Adamawa, Yobe, Gombe and Bauchi [...]

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    Police rescue 100-year-old woman from kidnappers

Police rescue 100-year-old woman from kidnappers

A 100-year-old woman, Hawwau Amarea, who was kidnapped by gunmen at Kudin village of Mahuta local government area of Kebbi, has regained her freedom.Bala Hassan, the assistant inspector-general of police (AIG) in charge of zone 10, Sokoto , disclosed this to  NAN in Sokoto on Thursday.He said Amarea was freed by the operatives attached to the new anti-kidnap squad set [...]

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