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According to a report by The Nation ,“Nigeria’s non-oil sector is growing with N261.92 billion earnings in the second quarter of the year from agric exports, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Audu Ogbeh stated this at the official unveiling of the Nigeria Agribusiness Resource Centre for Agricultural Investment at the weekend in Abuja. He said agricultural export increased by 82 percent in the fourth quarter of 2016 and earnings from the sector stood at about N30 billion in the first quarter of the year.”
“The Federal Government said it has constituted a committee to develop a strategy for deployment of technology for the decongestion of prisons in Nigeria and the implementation of Virtual Automated Case Management System. The committee, which will be chaired by the Chief Judge of the Federal Capital Territory, Justice Ishaq Bello, would aid the systematic decongestion of all the prisons in the country, as well as periodically analyze the number of detainees.” So writes Vanguard
Punch reports that “a 34-year-old Nigerian, Mr. Cornelius Adewale, has won the $100,000 Bullitt Foundation Environmental Prize for his leadership role in developing an app and web tool that can measure a farm’s carbon footprint and help farmers reduce the impact of that footprint. Adewale, who graduated from Obafemi Awolowo University, is now studying at the Washington State University, Pullman, where he is planning a phone app to help farmers grow more crops.”
“The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, on Sunday, said that the recoveries, which the Federal Government had made through the implementation of the whistle-blower policy, had exceeded its expectations. She added that the sum of N11.63bn had been recovered under the whistleblower policy with about N375.8m paid to 20 providers of information.” Punch reported.