I spent three days in Daura, Katsina State, about a fortnight ago, visiting with our former President and my principal, Muhammadu Buhari. I got more than an inkling into how he spends his days in retirement in that modest abode and verdant community. Even out of power and office, Buhari is in so much demand. So many people just want to meet and greet, see the iconic man, and possibly have a handshake. If protocol aides were not available to schedule visitors, the place would be a bedlam. A riot of sorts.
The defendants, whose ages were not provided by the court, resides at Lariski Village Bunkure Local Government Area Kano.
The Police Spokesperson, DSP. Abimbola Oyeyemi, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Abeokuta, that police were already on the trail of the fleeing suspected kidnappers.
She tweeted: “At my farm today. Anyone thinking of ** me should not bother. The man has already warned me that he will not pay any ******,” she tweeted, preferring to have the words ‘kidnapping’ and ‘ransom’ in asterisks.
The South East Chairman of MACBAN, Alhaji Gidado Siddiki, made the call on Monday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Enugu.
Correspondents of the News Agency of Nigeria covering the election report that as at 9am, the number of voters that turned out for accreditation and voting was not impressive.
Mustapha made the call during the Sunday service at the Government House Chapel in Yola, Adamawa State.
Akobundu made the observation at a one-day workshop on: “NEPAD Climate Smart Agriculture for Women Farmers in Imo State,” organised by Programmes Development and Implementation Department of NEPAD in Owerri.
Alhaji Faruk Rabi’u, the state chairman of All Farmers Association of Nigeria, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Kano on Sunday.
The President, who made this known in a nationwide broadcast to mark Nigeria’s 57th independence anniversary on Sunday in Abuja, said the implementation of the programme had been an “understanding success”.
Orji said that the government had met with Local Government Area Caretaker Committees, farmers associations and technical partners for the commencement of the dry season farming
Fidel Egoro, the Chairman of Rice Farmers’ Association of Nigeria in the state, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday in Calabar
Malam Salihu Sani, the Secretary of state chapter of the All Farmers Association of Nigeria, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Maiduguri
“The other advantage we have this season, is that many people have engaged in irrigation farming, starting with vegetables after which they will go into crop cultivation
The director said that Nigeria cannot continue to depend solely on oil, saying agriculture through irrigation farming would go a long way to boost all-year round farming.
Olaoye, a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Agricultural and Bio-systems Engineering, University of Ilorin, made the remark in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos
Ilona said farmers reached cut across 24 states, including Benue, Abia, Ondo, Cross River, Imo and Oyo.
He said the organisation had also trained commercial farmers on how to make profit through agriculture, especially in vitamin A cassava production
He said: “If I must speak honestly, I will say that the GES Scheme should be scrapped because the programme did not get to real farmers.
“When it started, we were hopeful, but Agro dealers could not meet up with the inputs because of some challenges that were inherent in the system.
“Since 2015, we have not heard about the programme