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Kogi State signs $72 million loan with World Bank, IFAD to boost agriculture infrastructure

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The Kogi State government has reported that it marked two arrangements from World Bank and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) esteemed at $62 million and $10 million separately, to help more than 500 kilometers of country streets, and horticulture improvement to battle food security in the state.

This was uncovered by Mohammed Onogu, Chief Press Secretary to Governor Yahaya Bello, in an explanation on Friday in Lokoja.

He said the IFAD program is an Assisted Value Chain Development Program to make “farming activity pointed toward diminishing country destitution, improving food security among the helpless families and advancing monetary development on a supportable premise.”

“The program is basically on the creation, preparing and promoting of rice and cassava in focused Local Government Areas in the state.

“The program is comprised of three essential segments which are: Agricultural Market improvement, to help esteem option, market linkages and backing to advertise framework and to construct an extremely solid agribusiness and worth chain direction to ranchers in provincial networks,” Onogu added.

He added the World Bank credit would be utilized to create horticulture calculated focuses and rustic network framework.

“The World Bank advance for Rural Access and Agricultural Marketing Project (RAAMP) will overhaul more than 500 kilometers of rustic streets, improve agro-coordinations focuses just as upgrade network and admittance to nearby business sectors and agribusiness administrations in the state.

“The venture is to be mutually subsidized by the World Bank, French Development Agency and the Government of Nigeria,” he added.

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Funny tweets, memes and videos from Twitter NG for “Happy 420”

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Today’s date, April 20, stylised as 4/20 is a day worldwide commemorated by stoners or smokers of weed to celebrate marijuana. In short, it is treated as a public holiday for weed/marijuana and termed—Happy 420.

Twitter NG i.e users of Twitter in Nigeria, as it is the yearly custom are trending “Happy 420” as the number one topic in the country. While many really used the medium to share their unwavering love for weed, others have taken it upon themselves to make funny tweets, memes, skits and share several videos in relation to weed smoking and “Happy 420” as an entity.

While some tweeps take jab at those who don’t smoke weed but indulge in the “woke” culture by wishing stoners a “Happy 420”, others in their own way intentionally misinterpret certain scriptural verses for comedic purpose in order to aid and bait their smoking habits, still others take it upon themselves to disperse various memes which for sure will bring a smile upon your face. That’s not all, though, for we have some tweeps who did brainstorm to form some of the best puns concerning weed and stoners jokes ever. Well we can say irrespective of the way they passed their message regarding “Happy 420”, they all ended on a high note. Enjoy!

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FG to extend fuel subsidy for 6 months

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The Nigerian Government may have suspended plans to end its subsidy payments as reports indicate that the FG plans to spend N720 billion for the next 6 months on Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) subsidies.

This was disclosed in an exclusive report by The Guardian on Sunday, citing that President Muhammadu Buhari ordered that the subsidies remain in place for the next 6 months.

“Specifically, President Buhari has asked the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to suspend any idea on subsidy removal for five to six months so that a plan that does not harm ordinary Nigerians is evolved if the deregulation must go on,” a Government official said.

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NNPC GMD, Mele Kyari disclosed last month that the “NNPC may no longer be in a position to carry that burden because we cannot continue to carry it in our books,” after reports of fuel imports under-recovery revealed the FG was spending N120 billion a month on subsidy.
Kyari also hinted that they may soon start selling PMS at market prices saying: “NNPC importing PMS at market price and selling at N162/L. The actual market price should be between N211 and N234/L. Meaning is that consumers are not paying the market price.
“NNPC is currently the sole importer of PMS, and we’re trying to exit the underpriced sale of PMS. Eventual exit is inevitable, when it will happen I cannot say, but engagements are ongoing because the government is cognisant of the implications.”

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