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Ondo State government to spend N2.2B on agriculture

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The Ondo State Government says it has earmarked N2.2 billion in the 2017 budget for the development of the agricultural sector. Gov. Rotimi Akeredolu
said this on Thursday in Akure at the inauguration of Ondo
State Farmers Cooperative Multipurpose Union Ltd., which was formed by
Farmers Business School (FBS) in the state.

The governor, who was represented by his deputy, Mr Agboola Ajayi,
said that out of the amount allocated to the agricultural sector, N25
million was set aside for the expansion of the FBS programme in the
state.
He said that the coming together
of farmers to form a group was a product of the intervention by a
development partner, the German International Cooperation (GIZ).
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Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that GIZ is an agency of the Federal
Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development of Germany
“I
have been reliably informed that as a follow-up to the impacts of the
FBS trainings on beneficiaries, the various groups decided to come
together and register as Ondo State Farmers’ Cooperative Multipurpose
Union.
“You will recall that on
my assumption of duty on 24th of February, 2017, I outlined a five-point
agenda of my administration to fast-track an all-round development of
Ondo State, in which agriculture takes a special position.
“About
two months ago, my administration entered into partnership with WeWood
Company Nigeria Ltd. to regenerate 1,000 of land at the afforestation
project site along Ore,
’’ he said.
Akeredolu
said that he had directed the Ministry of Agriculture to take inventory
of farmers in the state, so as to know the actual number of farmers in
the state.
He, however, advised the members of the union to put into practice the skills they had acquired in the training programme.
Also speaking, Mr Alex Aragbaye,
the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture, lauded GIZ for
the training and re-training of agricultural extension officers and the
huge amount it spent on the training of farmers.
News
Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the governor, at the event, also
inaugurated the secretariat of the farmers’ cooperative union, which is
equipped with modern information and communication facilities.

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L. A Prisoners Infect Themselves With Coronavirus To Get Early Release (VIDEO)

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A group of silly L.A area prison inmates were very eager to contract the dreaded coronavirus .

They attempted this because they believed that would trigger their ticket out of prison.

According to the L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva who made the startling revelation Monday, said about twenty-four (24) inmates at the Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic attempted (and somewhat succeeded, apparently) to infect themselves way back in mid-April 2020.

The Sheriff revealed that their department saw an increase in spike in confirmed cases out of nowhere.

He said that when they investigated, they found a high number of inmates living in one block of the prison appeared to be deliberately trying to infect each other with COVID-19 any way they could from behind bars.

When Alex Villanueva played the surveillance footages he and his team combed through carefully , and it showed several inmates hanging out in a common area and passing around what Alex described as a hot cup of water, as well as one face mask they’d each put on all in hopes of getting sympathy from a judge to spring them from the facility and let them go home.

But it turns out, their little ploy worked but, only halfway.

Villanueva reported that 21 of the inmates (out of 50 in the block) caught the ‘Coronavirus.

“What they won’t catch is a break” said the Sheriff.

Watch the Video HERE

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COVID-19 LOCKDOWN: 12 Year Old Albino Girl Suffers Eye Problems After Hawking Veggies In Abuja (PHOTOS)

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A very sad Facebook post greeted Nigerians from Abuja showing a 12 year old Albino Girl Grace, who started developing sight problems after Hawking Veggies under the scorching sun in Abuja.

The Facebook post stated that the little girl was asked to hawk the veggies by her aunt whom she lives with.

Below are the Screenshots of the Facebook post:

This sad news has sparked an outrage by well meaning individuals who spoke against such cruelty and insensitivity of the said girl’s aunt.

what do you think of this? Drop your comments below.

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“Buhari is Made In London” – Reno Omokri Blasts Presidency On Nigerian Made Products

The Buhari administration has been known for enforcing the Nigerian people to patronize Nigerian made goods though without much strategy to make life easier while this transition to economic growth is enforced.

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The Buhari administration has been known for enforcing the Nigerian people to patronize Nigerian made goods though without much strategy to make life easier while this transition to economic growth is enforced. Many Nigerians have tagged it a harsh move that is insensitive and inhumane but moreso, Reno Omokri has singled out signals of hypocrisy in the President of Nigeria by outlining certain traits of family moves of the President that shows that he(Buhari) as the No.1 citizen has no regards for anything made in Nigeria but yet wants other Nigerians to embrace Nigerian made goods.

Reno Omokri ‘s tweet reads:

His kids schooled in England. His wife just returned from a 3 month UK stay. His daughter gave birth to his grandchild in Spain (made in Spain), yet
@MBuhari
, who is London, wants us to patronise made in Nigeria!

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