FG did not consult us before exporting yam to Europe and U.S  – NRCRI

The Acting Director, National Root Crop Research Institute, Umudieke, Profesor Joseph Ukpabi has affirmed that the Federal Government did not involve the Institute in the export of Yams to Europe and US in which some of the Yams were found rotten before they were exported. It will be recalled that Nigeria recently exported Yam Overseas…

The impact of 8th Assembly to the National Dev. is targeted at re-jigging the economy: Hon. Garba Datti Muhammad

The 8th National Assembly is committed to making laws that will help in the development of Nigeria as part of its efforts to eradicate poverty and minimize suffering among Nigerians to its barest minimum. Speaking with LeadingReporters in Abuja, Hon. Garba Datti Mohammad  stated that their efforts is to key into the vision of the…

NGO seeks clarifications on GMOs

Every Woman Hope Centre (EWHC), an NGO, on Tuesday called on Nigerian scientists and all stakeholders to handle the issue of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) with scientifically proven information. The Executive Director of EWHC, Mrs Edel-Quinn Agbaegbu, made the call in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja. “We have been active…

National Assembly directs CG of Customs to reinstate Dr. David Agbaje who was unjustly retired from the Service

The Federal House of Representatives have directed that Dr. David Olusegun Agbaje who was unjustly retired on flimsy reasons be reinstated to office as Assistant Comptroller General in Nigeria Customs Service (NCS). In a letter exclusively obtained by LeadingReporters, dated 9th of October, 2017 from the office of the Clerk to the National Assembly addressed…

Zimbabwe has a new “minister of WhatsApp” whose first job seems to be to stop WhatsApp

This week, Zimbabwe’s president, Robert Mugabe, said a new cybersecurity ministry had been created as a trap to catch “rats” who get up to mischief using cyberspace. It was the latest fodder for jokes doing the rounds on social media about former Zimbabwe finance minister, Patrick Chinamasa who will now head this new Cyber Security,…

Tennis: Roger Federer sweeps past Rafael Nadal in Shanghai Masters final to stay in contention for the world No. 1 ranking

Roger Federer brushed aside world No. 1 Rafael Nadal 6-4, 6-3 to win the Shanghai Masters on Sunday (Oct 15) and register his fourth victory of the year over his Spanish rival. The Swiss world No. 2 beat Nadal in the finals of the Australian Open and Miami Masters and in the last 16 at Indian…

How State House Medical Centre got N1.9bn in 3 years

Mr Jalal Arabi, the Permanent Secretary, State House, has refuted media report suggesting that the State House Medical Centre (SHMC), had received N11.01billion as appropriation for the period 2015-2017. Arabi’s refutal is contained in a statement by Mr Attah Esa, the Deputy Director, Information in the State House, Abuja on Sunday. According to him, out…

These are tough times, only tougher people can dwarf the fallacious stronghold of APC – Barr. Kabir Usman

One of the aspirants for the position of the National Publicity Secretary of PDP, Barr. Mohammed Kabir Usman has described the ruling party as a party that thrives in falsehood and denials.  He said, only a tougher person with verifiable credentials and experience could sail successfully in dislodging the ruling party’s stronghold of fallacy, manipulation,…