• Rice revolution has started, says Emefiele

    Rice revolution has started, says Emefiele

    Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele has disclosed that rice revolution has started in Nigeria.

    The CBN governor also said the apex bank does not have foreign exchange to continue to support importation of farm produce, including rice, wheat, tomato and poultry products anymore.

    “We in Central bank do not have foreign exchange to continue to support importation of these items. We need to be able to grow them since our land is fertile; our climate is good […]

  • Why negotiations with militants have not started – FG explains

    Why negotiations with militants have not started – FG explains

    The Federal Government has explained why the proposed dialogue with the Niger Delta militants is yet to commence.

    The government said it is waiting for reports from the National Security Adviser, NSA, Major General Mohammed Monguno (retd.); service chiefs and other top government officials mandated to interface with militant groups and other stakeholders in Niger Delta, before commencing the much awaited dialogue.

    Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, confirmed to Newsmen on phone, yesterday: “The President […]

  • How Boko Haram started bearing arms – Aisha Wakili explains

    How Boko Haram started bearing arms – Aisha Wakili explains

    The female lawyer, who was last week declared wanted by the Army, Aisha Wakil, has said that members of Boko Haram sect started bearing arms when they felt betrayed by the government.

    In her first major interview after she was declared wanted and granted administrative bail, Wakili told Newsmen that the late Muhammed Yusuf, leader of Boko Haram, told her the group had been betrayed.

    According to her, when she discovered that Boko Haram members were undergoing military training, she sent for […]