Buhari committed to lifting 100 million Nigerians out of poverty
The president’s aide, who led a team from the federal ministry of agriculture and rural development and the project for agricultural coordination and planning (FMARD-PACE) to Nasarawa, said the visitation was to “review in particular the project appraisal document for the start-up site, and ensure that the state team is clear on the roles and responsibilities of the senior management team of the state livestock transformation office and the project office”.
Gunmen kill 3 in Katsina, kidnap 9 women and girls
No fewer than three persons have been killed by gunmen suspected to be bandits in Sabuwa Local Government Area of Katsina state.
It was also gathered that the bandits kidnapped nine other persons including women and young girls, in the attack launched on three communities of Mai Bakko, Kawarawa, and Unguwar Bako in the wee hours of Tuesday morning.
Benue resident tortured to death over missing goat
A man was reportedly tortured to death in Ushongo Local Government Area of Benue State over an alleged missing goat.
The victim, whose name was given as, Ordue Akume, was allegedly fingered by his relatives to have stolen the missing animal.
Witnesses said the youngest siblings of the deceased had reported to the youths of his community that his goat was missing and in a bid to find it, they had consulted a seer.
It was gathered that the seer revealed to them that the deceased was responsible for the missing goat.
Nasarawa to implement national livestock plan in March
The Nasarawa state government is set to implement the federal government’s national livestock transformation plan (NLTP).
NLTP is a 2018 initiative proposed by Audu Ogbeh, minister of agriculture, and adopted by the National Economic Council (NEC) headed by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo.
Nasarawa, Plateau, Gombe and Adamawa have been earmarked for the pilot phase of the project, which seeks to end the farmers/herders crisis in the country.
we have enough towing vehicles to impound illegal parked trucks
Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos, says the state government will deploy adequate towing vehicles to impound trucks parked illegally around the ports corridor from February 27.
A statement by Gboyega Akosile, chief press secretary to the governor, said Sanwo-Olu made this known on Tuesday, during a meeting with Hadiza Bala Usman, managing director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), at the government house in Alausa.
The governor, according to the statement, expressed optimism in the soon to be launched electronic call-up system, saying the move was the beginning of the end of Apapa gridlock.
Kerosene, cooking gas orice dropped in January 2021 - NBS
The average price paid by Nigerians for kerosene and cooking gas dropped in January 2021.
Separate reports released Tuesday by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) showed that Nigerians paid less for the two products in January than they did in December 2020.
NBS reported that that the average price for the refilling of a 5kg cylinder for Liquefied Petroleum Gas (Cooking Gas) decreased by -0.04% month-on-month and by -3.47% year-on-year to N1,949.02 in January 2021 from N1,949.75 in December 2020.
States with the highest average price for the refilling of a 5kg cooking gas were Bauchi (N2,480.00), Adamawa (N2,450.00) and Borno (N2,394.34).
States with the lowest average price for the refilling of a 12.5kg cylinder for cooking gas were Kaduna (N3,291.19), Zamfara (N3,565.83) and Niger (N3,675.00).
States with the highest average price for the refilling of a 12.5kg cylinder for cooking gas were Cross River (N4,791.67), Sokoto (N4,753.42) and Akwa Ibom (N4,614.49).
Petrol price increased by 12.88% in January 2021 - NBS
The average price paid by consumers for premium motor spirit (petrol) increased by 12.88% in January 2021 compared to the price paid in January 2020.
This revelation was contained in a report released Tuesday by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).
However, the report showed that petrol price decreased by -0.97% to N164.09 in January 2021 from N165.70 in December 2020.
States with the highest average price of premium motor spirit (petrol) were Abia (N173.75), Adamawa (N166.25) and Gombe (N165.83).
States with the lowest average price of premium motor spirit (petrol) were Lagos (N160.75), Borno (N162.00) and Ekiti (N162.21).
Meanwhile, the average price paid by consumers for Automotive Gas Oil (diesel) increased by 0.22% month-on-month and decreased by -2.14% year-on-year to N224.86 in January 2021 to N224.37 in December 2020.
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