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A state of emergency has been declared in the tomato sector in Kaduna State, northern Nigeria, local media report.

A moth called the Tomato Leaf Miner, or Tuta Absoluta, has ravaged 80 per cent of tomato farms, Commissioner of Agriculture, Daniel Manzo Maigar, said.

He said that 200 farmers together lost at least 1bn naira ($5.1m; £3.5m) over the past month.

 

Two different armed groups at the weekend blew up Agip pipeline in Azuzuama-Ikienghenbiri creek, Bayelsa State.

 The militant groups were said to be fighting for the control of a pipeline, which conveys crude oil from the area.

 

Imo State government has indicated interest to partner the office of the Surveyor General of Federation (SGF) to up its internally generated revenue.

The state Deputy Governor, Prince Eze Madumere, disclosed this during a meeting with the Surveyor General of the Federation, Ebisintei Bietoru Awudu, in Abuja.

 

Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia of the Federal High Court Lagos Friday, May 20, 2016, convicted Mr. Raymond Omatseye, a former director-general of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) over a N1.5 billion contract scam during his tenure.

The judge subsequently sentenced him to five years in prison.

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Van Gaal May Quit Manchester United

 

Louis van Gaal said that he could jump before he is pushed after his position as Manchester United manager became even more precarious following a fourth successive defeat.

Chelsea Will Bounce Back Under Hiddink, Says Mikel

 

Chelsea midfielder, John Obi Mikel, appears happier under new manager, Guus Hiddink, and is confident the Dutchman can get the reigning Premier League champions back on track.

Nigeria To Reduce Gasoline Prices, Scrap Subsidy Jan. 1

 

 Nigeria’s Petroleum Minister of State, Emmanuel Kachikwu, has said that the West African country would reduce gasoline costs and scrap a fuel subsidy under a pricing mechanism to come into effect from January.

2016: 20 Things To Expect From Buhari Govt, By Fayose

 

Fellow Nigerians, I want you to take note of the followings that will

unavoidably happen under the Buhari-led government in

2016.

1.    Workers Strike: There will be so much industrial unrest, especially

in the first quarter of the year.

Be Security Conscious, Niger Govt Advises Citizens

By Joy Simon

 

As part of measures to guaranteed peaceful Christmas and New Year celebrations, Niger State government has called on citizens to be conscious and to report any suspicious movements and gatherings to security agencies.

Be Security Conscious, Niger Govt Advises Citizens

By Joy Simon

 

As part of measures to guaranteed peaceful Christmas and New Year celebrations, Niger State government has called on citizens to be conscious and to report any suspicious movements and gatherings to security agencies.

HERFON Trains Journalists in Yobe

By Mohammed Abubakar, Damaturu

 

To boost journalism in Yobe State, Health Reform Foundation of Nigeria (HERFON), Yobe State chapter, has ended a one-day Step Down Training on Media Strategy to HERFON’s coalition members in Damaturu, the state capital.

What Okorocha Told Nigerian Soldiers At Obinze

By Anolu Vincent, Owerri

 

Police Counsel Yobe Residents On Security

By Mohammed Abubakar, Damaturu

 

Nigeria Police, Yobe Command has cautioned residents in the state to remain vigilant, alert and give timely information to the Police about suspicious movements of people, vehicles and strange objects.

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