President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed delight over the abundant rainfall being witnessing in most parts of Nigeria, saying this maybe a sign of bumper harvest by farmers across the country.
This is contained in a statement issued in Abuja on Sunday from the office of the Senior Special Assistant to the president, Mallam Garba Shehu.
The president noted that with this positive development, the spectre of agrarian distress was fast disappearing; giving rise to hope that hunger would not rear its ugly head this year.
According to President Buhari this will represent a sharp turnaround in the fortunes in rural communities.
The president, who is farmer, had been to his farm in Daura at 7:00am on Saturday.
He said that he felt reassured about this when he saw good crop performance lining the roads all the way to his farm.
The statement said the president also expressed delight over the decision of the Daura Emirate Council, under the leadership of the Emir of Daura to honor him with a reception.
He congratulated the Emir and the people on the prospect of good harvest this year.
The Emir, Alhaji Umar Faruk, said the entire people of the state were proud of the President and his achievements in office so far.
He pledged their total commitment to his success in office.(
BREAKING: ASUU meeting with FG end in deadlock, strike to continue
The meeting between the federal government and the leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), on Tuesday ended without an agreement.
As a result of this, the six-month-old strike embarked on by public university lecturers is set to continue.
The lecturers met with the Professor Nimi Briggs Committee at the National University Commission (NUC) in Abuja with high hopes of resolving the impasse.
A senior member of ASUU said that members of the Briggs renegotiation committee didn’t come with any new offer on the table.
According to him, the committee pleaded with the lecturers to suspend the ongoing strike, with promises that their concerns will be included in the 2023 budget.
The meeting started at about 12pm and lasted for about three hours.
ASUU has been on strike since February 14.
Suspected thugs destroy Tinubu’s Emilokan billboard in Lagos (PHOTO)
Some persons suspected to be political thugs have vandalized a billboard of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, in Lagos.
The billboard located on the close to the third mainland bridge was destroyed on Tuesday morning.
The action sparked tension online as some APC members have accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state.
EFCC recovers another 1.4bn naira for NHIS
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has recovered an additional sum of one billion, four hundred million naira (N1.4 Billion) for the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).
In a statement via its official Twitter handle, the money, according to the commission, was part of the funds which some commercial banks ‘fraudulently’ refused to transmit to the Treasury Single Account, TSA, since 2015.
The statement further said the money had been released to the NHIS since August 5, 2022.
It also revealed that the Commission had in similar fashion on February 10, 2022, released a sum of N1.5bn to the scheme.
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