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Nigeria to begin yam export to Europe, U.S. June 29


Nigeria will begin yam export to Europe and America on June the 29th, the minister of Agriculture, Audu Ogbeh has said. The minister disclosed this at a meeting with members of Nigeria Yam Export Programme. Ogbeh said 72 tonnes of yam will be exported next week. He said commencement of ...

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Russia to improve bilateral relationship with Nigeria, says envoy


The Russia Federation has pledged to strengthen bilateral trade and investment cooperation with Nigeria. Ambassador of the Russian Federation to Nigeria, Mr. Nikolay Udovichenko, made this known during the Russian Federation National Day celebration which took place at the Russian federation embassy in Abuja on Monday. “Nigeria is one of ...

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Farmers want government support to boost food production


The Concerned Youth Empowerment Association of Nigeria (CYEAN) has called on the Federal Government to support youth farmers to help the country achieve self sufficiency in food production. The National President of the association, Mr Noble Adaelu, made the call in Abuja on Monday while speaking on the achievements and ...

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Facebook Hires 3,000 To Review Crime, Others


Facebook is hiring 3,000 people for its “community operations team”, to help stop hate speech, child abuse and self-harm being broadcast on the website. Chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said it had been “heartbreaking” to see people “hurting themselves and others” in videos streamed live on Facebook. He added he would ...

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Lufthansa, 5 Other Firms To Help Nigeria Set Up National Carrier


The Nigerian Government has appointed German airline, Lufthansa, and five other firms to advise it on its planned national carrier. Hadi Siriki, the minister of aviation, confirmed the appointment to Reuters, explaining the advisers will help set up a national airline and develop its aviation infrastructure to create a hub ...

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China’s Li says EU and China must promote free and fair trade

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China and the European Union should promote a “positive signal” of economic globalisation and free and fair trade, Premier Li Keqiang told the EU’s top diplomat Federica Mogherini. Some European officials say that China has launched a charm offensive with the EU since U.S. President Donald Trump took office, in ...

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Chinese firm to build $1.5bn shoe factory in Aba


UMUAHIA — IN an effort to improve the quality of shoes produced in Aba, Abia State to international standard, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has secured the interest of a Chinese company which has agreed to set up $1.5 billion shoe industry in Aba. The company, Huajian Shoe Industry based in Dongguan, ...

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