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15 Million Farmers To Benefit From FG’s GES Scheme



Minister for Agriculture, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina

Minister for Agriculture, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina

15 million farmers are being targeted to benefit from the Growth Enhancement Support (GES) Scheme of the federal government this year, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, has disclosed.

Explaining the ministry’s road map for the New Year, Adesina also said 400,000 farmers  as against 240,000 in 2013, would be empowered to engage in the dry season rice production.

The minister, who spoke through his Special Adviser on Media, Dr. Olukayode Oyeleye, disclosed that about 700,000 farmers had indicated interest in the dry season rice farming, but said provision was made for only 400,000.

He however stated that government might consider more farmers during the season.

Asked about the farmers’ challenges in redeeming inputs provided under the GES scheme, Adesina said the problem had been long surmounted.

“An off-line system through the use of paper voucher has been adopted to tackle the problem of poor GSM network, which had affected redemption of inputs by farmers in the past,” he said.

He noted that the scheme was designed to accommodate additional five million beneficiaries every year.

Adesina also said the initial reluctance of commercial banks to finance the GES had been addressed, as he said 14 commercial banks were involved towards the end of 2013.

The minister added that large scale millers, after series of meeting with the ministry, had been milling paddy rice produced by farmers at the end of the dry season farming period.

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  1. Adeyinka 6258.

    January 6, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    Good news! if the local farmers can continously be empowered directly, food produce will soon be abundance of affordable food items in our markets as we had in the early 70s. Pls consider a publicised scheme for job seeking graduates who would want to make a living from modern mechanised farming.

  2. Adeyinka 6258.

    January 6, 2014 at 1:07 pm

    Good news! if the local farmers can continously be empowered directly, food produce will soon be in abundance, and affordable food items will once again flood our markets as we had in the early 70s. Pls consider a publicised scheme for job seeking graduates who would want to make a living from modern mechanised farming.

  3. Ade

    May 6, 2014 at 10:23 pm

    I am also a beneficiary. Its just that I could only get maize.


    May 8, 2014 at 7:12 am



    September 26, 2014 at 7:06 pm

    pls any center that cannot give this out should not be included in this GES programme, example is that Center at the back of Millipath Filling Station, Lugbe Road, I went to that place on two consecutive times but at the end they told me that the programme is over that they can’t give out again and i believe the same thing happened to many people whom GES assign to that particular place. Pls if there is anything i can do to collect mine pls i don’t mind because am yet to collect and i have my code no. with me pls. Do not take the report of those people serious because they shared the whole thing to theirsleves. thank you as i wait for ur response.

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“Oke Wasn’t Killed By Stray Bullet, He Was Stabbed By Thugs” – Brother Claims



“Oke Wasn’t Killed By Stray Bullet, He Was Stabbed By Thugs” - Brother Claims


Information Nigeria recalls a graphics designer identified as Oke, was killed hours after tweeting “Nigeria will not kill me” on Wednesday.

It was reported that the young man had passed away after he was hit by a stray bullet.

The deceased’s younger brother, Daniel has come out to clear the air regarding the circumstances leading to his death.

Daniel revealed his brother was stabbed on the neck by thugs who infiltrated and ransacked their home.

In his words;

Good day, My name is Obi-Enadhuze Daniel younger brother of the now deceased Okechukwu Obi-Enadhuze @O_Okee . I, my brother and mother lived at makinde police barracks, mafoluku, Oshodi, Lagos State.

Today at about 11 o’clock in the morning the police station at makinde was attacked by thugs who wanted to destroy the station, I my mom and brother were holed up in our house.

 The attack went on for hours before the thugs eventually breached the police and proceeded to set the station on fire, after accomplishing this they set their sights to the barracks and began the assault, they proceeded to destroy every car in the barracks, my mom’s 2 cars where destroyed and set on fire and then they infiltrated our house by breaking the door they then proceeded to ransack the house and carted away with everything we own. 

 my brother on trying to get them to take everything but spare us was pushed to my mom’s room and stabbed on the neck, the attacker then proceeded to attack me but missed my neck but got my chin instead, after this my mom and I carried my brothers body to the entrance of the station soliciting for help from the thugs still ravaging the barracks, we were finally able to put him in a wheelbarrow and took him to a hospital where he was rejected because “he was already dead” unfazed we moved him to another hospital where he met the same treatment this was where he bled his last drops of blood and died, his body has now been moved to a morgue

we have lost every single thing we own, as our house was completely ransacked and set on fire the only thing left is my brothers phone and at about 8 o’clock this evening the barracks was still on fire but Okechukwu has paid with the ultimate price

I and my mother are homeless with nothing now but we’re safe for now, we thank everyone that has been able to reach out to us, and were able to share consoling words with us in these trying times, God bless you

While we were holed up in the house the three of us said these words together and we say it again ” THREE OF US ARE HERE, THREE OF US ARE TOGETHER, THREE OF US ARE SAFE”

Let it be known that my brother @O_Okee  was NOT killed by a police bullet but died a hero protecting my mother and I.

If you see this please retweet, let the world know how Okechukwu died. He was NOT killed by a police bullet but thugs in his home!”

Read Also: RIP Oke: Barely 3hours After Tweeting “Nigeria Will Not End Me” #EndSARS Protester Dies From Gunshot

See his post below:

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Youths Burn Down Sanwo-Olu’s Mother’s House In Lagos (VIDEO)



Youths Burn Down Gov Sanwo-Olu’s Mother’s House In Lagos (VIDEO)

Youths Burn Down Gov Sanwo-Olu’s Mother’s House In Lagos (VIDEO)Lagos youths have set the family house of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on fire.

This was after the Governor said that no nobody was killed during the shooting by soldiers at Lekki Toll Gate on Tuesday night.

Sanwo-Olu had debunked claims that the soldiers opened fire and killed some peaceful protesters.

Recall that men of the Nigerian Army reportedly opened fire on protesters following the declaration of 24 hours curfew by the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwolu.

Bullets fired by security operatives hit some persons and at least two persons have been confirmed killed by the police and many injured

Voices in viral footage blamed the shootings on soldiers.

However, the angry youth attacked several important places such as Nigeria Port Authority, TVC News, and the family house of the Governor where his mother resides.

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#LekkiMassacre: Hoodlums Storm TVC Station In Lagos; Set Properties On Fire (Video)



#LekkiMassacre: Hoodlums Storm TVC Station In Lagos; Set Properties On Fire (Video)
Properties in the conpound on fire

Properties in the compound on fire

Hoodlums have reportedly invaded the headquarters of popular news station, TVC, believed to be owned by National Leader of APC, Bola Tinubu.

According to reports, the staff of the news station are being trapped in the building located in Lagos.

Videos circulating online shows that properties in the compound have also been set ablaze.

The news station is currently off air and this comes hours after Nigerians accused the Lagos politician of having a hand in the #LekkiMassacre.

Information Nigeria recalls security agents had opened fire at peaceful #EndSARS protesters at Lekki Tollgate on Tuesday.

In a video circulating online, the anchors of one of the shows, ‘Your View’ were heard saying that there were hoodlums at their gate trying to break into the premises.

Read Also: #EndSARS: Nigerian Army Denies Shooting At Protesters In Lekki

Watch the video clips below:

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