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Our reporter The Federal Government says 1,000 farmers in Lagos and Nasarawa states have received farm inputs to boost food production in the states. In a statement by the National Agricultural Land Development Authority in Abuja, it was noted that the move was in line with ongoing efforts to ensure the availability of staple foods for Nigerians, adding that it would assist farmers across the country to maximise crop cultivation for improved yields and production. According to NALDA, accredited beneficiaries of the empowerment programme received a branded bag containing maize and bean seeds, herbicides, fungicides, pesticides and fertilisers. The agency…

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Super Eagles and Atalanta forward, Ademola Olajade Lookman, has emerged as a transfer target for English Premier League side, West Ham United, Soccernet.ng reports. The 26-year-old has been in the best form of his career since moving to Bergamo in 2022 and put in a scintillating performance in the UEFA Europa League final, scoring a hat-trick against Xabi Alonso’s Leverkusen, ending their 51-game unbeaten streak. Lookman’s performance at the Aviva Arena in Dublin, Ireland will be talked about for ages. His brilliant display have caught the eyes of West Ham. The Hammers will part ways with David Moyes at the…

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The Nigerian Navy has impounded three barges laden with suspected stolen crude oil and refined Automotive Gas Oil (AGO), arresting seven, at Tunu Community Creek, in Ekeremor Local Government Area of Bayelsa. The Commander, Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) SOROH, Commodore Nanmar Lakan told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday that his command received an intelligence report on the illegal activities going on in the area and swung into action. NAN reports that the seven suspects who were found on board the barges who claimed to be security working under Tunu leadership are kept under custody pending when the…

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Labour Party Vice Presidential candidate Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed has fired back at Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka over his criticism of his principal, Peter Obi. Baba-Ahmed says Soyinka is “scared in advance” of the good deeds Obi will bring to Nigeria. Soyinka, in a recent interview, said Obi, the Labour Party presidential candidate, is unfit to lead the country, citing Obi’s failure to reign in his supporters, popularly known as ‘Obidients’, online attacks on others with opposing views during the electioneering of the 2023 general elections. The Nobel Laureate stated, “I hope for the sake of the nation that he doesn’t…

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Super Eagles forward Ademola Lookman scored a hattrick for Atalanta on Wednesday to help them to their first-ever Europa League trophy, Soccernet.ng reports. Lookman has had a decent campaign with La Dea, but his performance on Wednesday was his best in an Atalanta shirt, or perhaps, the best in his career. And of course, that win would have wiped off the disappointment of losing the Copa Italia to Juventus just days before. For Lookman, it is the perfect morale booster ahead of the crucial 2026 World Cup qualifiers against South Africa in June. It would be the second time that…

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The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) targets more than 288,000 girls for the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine against Cervical Cancer in Kogi beginning May 27. Mr Mohammed Bala, the Technical Assistant on HPV Introduction, John Snow Incorporated (JSI), disclosed in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lokoja on Saturday. Bala explained that on May 27, NPHCDA and John Snow Incorporated (JSI) through the HPV Vaccine Acceleration Programme Partners Initiative (HAPPI) project, would be there to provide the needed technical support. He said that the week-long programme is targeting girls between the ages of nine…

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Lara Adejoro The Federal Government says it has set aside N260bn for the revitalisation of the Primary Healthcare Centres across the country. This was disclosed by the Coordinating Minister of Health and Social Welfare, Prof Muhammad Pate on Friday in Abuja at the sectoral ministerial press briefing to mark the first anniversary of President Bola Tinubu in office. He explained that plans were underway to expand the PHCs from 8,300 to 17,000 through the National Primary Health Care Development Agency and make them functional to deliver essential services. He said, “I’m very pleased to say that there is N260 billion…

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Super Eagles vice-captain William Troost-Ekong will not be involved when Nigeria face South Africa and the Benin Republic in crucial World Cup qualifiers next month, Soccernet.ng reports. The PAOK defender was not included in the Super Eagles’ 23-man squad released to the public by the Nigeria Football Federation on Friday, May 24. Coach Finidi George invited three goalkeepers, six defenders, six midfielders, and eight attackers, as Nigeria look to get their wobbly qualifying campaign back on track. The four recognised centre-backs on the list are Fulham’s Calvin Bassey, Boavista’s Chidozie Awaziem, West Brom’s Semi Ajayi, and Tanzania-based Benjamin Tanimu. With…

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The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has decried the silent treatment of the Federal Government (FG) and called for the implementation of the Late Nimi Briggs-led renegotiated agreement. The Ibadan Zonal Coordinator, ASUU, Prof. Oyebamiji Oyegoke, said this in the company of other chairpersons in the zone at a news conference in Ibadan on Friday Oyegoke said the negotiated salary of its members had not changed since 2009 as the government had yet to commit itself to negotiated welfare packages for the academic staff. He identified the pending issues as non-completion of the renegotiated 2009 FGN/ASUU Agreement; inadequate funding…

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