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Border Closure: Farmers Want Extension by 10 Years

Despite daily increase in prices of commodities in the country, farmers, under the auspices of Agricultural Promotion Organisation of Nigeria (APON), have called for sustenance of boarder closure for 10 years. The association said the extension of the border closure would encourage, among others, local rice production and increase revenue generation. At a solidarity

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Taskforce Arrests 25 Cow Rustlers, Kidnappers in Plateau

Meanwhile, the Special Military Taskforce, Operation Save Haven (OPSH), in Plateau and part of Kaduna state, has arrested 25 persons suspected to be cattle rustlers, kidnappers, armed robbers with illegally possessing firearms. Others were apprehended over cult activities, gunrunning, banditry, terrorism, among other criminal activities. Presenting the suspects to newsmen yesterday in Jos, Maj. Gen. Augustine Agundu, Commander of the Taskforce, said

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Reps Direct Clampdown on Dubious Garri, Meat Vendors

The House of Representatives has directed National Agency for Food, Drugs Administration Control (NAFDAC) and the Federal Ministry of Health, to constantly monitor food vendors and processors across the country, to guard against highly toxic food processing practices.The House gave the directive, after adopting a motion of Urgent National Importance, moved by

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Agro-Rangers Security Outfirt Begins Operations in Benue

From Chris Gaga, Makurdi A Special Operation Unit of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), code namedAgro-Rangers, has been inaugurated in Benue State . Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State  carried out the commissioning ceremony Tuesday at the NSCDC headquarters in Makurdi. Ortom challenged the officers of the unit to demonstrate

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FG Committed to Rice, Cotton, Livestock Production – Minister

By Titus Harrison, Abuja The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono, has reiterated Federal Government’s commitment to boosting paddy rice, cotton, and livestock production in the country. Nanono made this known in a statement issued in Abuja yesterday by Mr Theodore Ogaziechi, the ministry’s Director of Information. He said that

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