Three killed as Adamawa community protest ban on motorcycle

At least three protesters were killed and four others injured when soldiers allegedly opened fire on demonstrators in the border community of Gurin, Fufore Local Government of Adamawa State. A witness told our reporter that the demonstration on Thursday stemmed from the incessant abductions for ransom that have ravaged the area in recent times. The protesters were also protesting the ban on motorcycles and the alleged harassment residents pass through in the hands of soldiers and the police. “Tension has been building in the area for a long time as…

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No More FOREX for Textiles, Garments Import CBN Governor

Textiles and garments imports have joined the FOREX restriction list of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, the Governor of the apex bank, announced in Abuja. Emefiele made the announcement during a meeting with textile industry stakeholders and added that the policy would take effect immediately. Nigeria spends an estimated $4billion on imported textiles yearly. Emefiele said that the restriction would rejuvenate the textile industry in Nigeria and ensure that the needed growth was actualised. “Accordingly, all FOREX dealers in Nigeria are to desist from granting any importer of…

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Farmers, NBBC, Civil Society Groups Condemn Call to Ban GM Cowpea

National Biotechnology and Biosafety Consortium (NBBC) and some Civil Society group has commended the development of the Pod-Borer Resistant Cowpea (PBR-Cowpea),  stating that it is a confirmation that scientific expertise in Nigeria has reached the stage to provide a home-grown solution to pest and diseases problems facing the agricultural of the country. Speaking while addressing the media in Abuja, the President of NBBC, Professor Celestine Aguoru said that those behind the call, “condemning the achievement of Nigerian scientists are enemies of the country who are bent on opening up the…

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Plateau PDP Carpets Lalong for banning Tricycle

The Peoples Democratic Party, Plateau State chapter has described as hard, the decision of the state governor, Simon Lalong to ban tricycle operators withing within Jos and Bukuru metropolis. A statement by J. T. Akans, State PDP Publicity Secretary said the decision would achieve nothing tangible but “adds to the suffering of the people in the face of grinding and intolerably difficult economic downturn caused by the APC”. It added that “rather than paying attention to how to lift the people from prolonged poverty, the Lalong administration is busy implementing…

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