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FG Prepares to engage over 17,000 youths in rabbit farming

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The Executive Secretary, National Agricultural Land Development Authority (NALDA), Paul Ikonne, has made this known  at a media parley in Abuja, on Wednesday, December 2 where he explained that government would provide animal, cage, vaccine and training for them.

According to him,  he said “We are engaging our youths into rabbit farming, NALDA has designed a program to take in 17,000 rabbit farmers especially in the south, and we have commenced the engagement in some states.

All our programs are in phases, in this first phase, Imo, Abia, Cross River and Oyo States have received rabbits and young farmers have been engaged into rabbit farming.

From the meat, the hide, which is the skin, the dungs and the urine, they are all money-making machine.

The program is very simple, from the first day the farmer start rearing rabbits, they start making money from that day, from the collection of the urine to the collection of the dungs which will be used as fertilizer, their money will keep accumulating, at the end of the month, we’ll pay them based on the litres and kilogram of what they have submitted to NALDA office at their various states before the off-takers take it.

At least the average of N100,000 a month somebody will be making from rearing rabbits from all these products, and you can see the level it will get to cater for families and homes, so it is something we have engaged in, and we will keep expanding.”

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Lagos govt speaks on reopening of schools, nightclubs, releases 12 guidelines

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In a tweet by the state government on Friday, December 25, it was emphasised that schools and public gathering are still banned until further notice.

The state urged residents to stay “indoor and stay safe” if it is not compulsory to leave home.

recall that in a statement released by the state on Friday evening, December 18, Governor Bbajide Sanwo-Olu ordered civil servants in the state below level 14 to start working from home as COVID-19 cases spike again.

The Lagos state governor equally banned concerts, carnivals and street parties until further notice. He added that all night clubs in the state must also shut down immediately.

He also directed that all schools must shut down with immediate effect and until further notice.

In a subsequent announcement, the Lagos government reeled out these safety guidelines as sighted by Legit.ng.

1. Maintain adequate social distancing.

2. All bars, night clubs, pubs are to remain closed.

3. Retail shops can open but must follow COVID-19 protocols.

4. Staff must work from home to reduce the crowd at the workplace.

5. All schools are to remain close until further notice.

6. No carnivals, concerts, or street parties or jamborees.

7. Wash hands regularly and use alcoholic sanitiser.

8. Midnight to 4am curfew imposed by the FG remains.

9. Wedding and social gathering must not exceed 300 people after clearance from the Lagos state government.

10. Place of worship must not exceed 50% of the maximum capacity fr attendance.

11. Clinically extremely vulnerable are advised to stay at home.

12. All non-essential travelling seriously advised against.

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Nigerian Governor surprises his Special Assistant with a brand new car as Christmas gift

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Cross River State Governor, Ben Ayade has gifted his Special Assistant on Strategic Communication, Andrea Ekeng Inyang, with a brand new car.

Mr. Inyang revealed this on Facebook  where he shared photos of himself posing with the new car

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I Stole To Raise Money To Feature Davido Or Runtown In My Music’ – Car Thief

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A 23-year -old student named Dare Williams has just been arrested for snatching a vehicle from a hailing service driver. In his words, he said he made the desperate move to feature two Nigerian artists namely “Davido” and” Runtown”.

The 23-year-old student is said to be an artist, who lured his friend, Bethel Chukwuocha to snatch a Toyota Corolla car from the driver, Clement Aniegbe, on Monday night.

Investigating the suspects, Commissioner of Police (CP) Hakeem Odumosu said: “They used knife and some substances suspected to sedatives to weaken the victim. The suspects claim to be students of the Federal College of Education, Yaba-Lagos.

“The suspected were arrested by police detectives attached to Sabo Police Station, Lagos State, on Tuesday, December 22, at Sabo while on their routine patrol. The detectives recovered the car and the knife used for the operation from them.

“The case is under investigation and will be transferred to the State CID for further investigation.”

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