My Husband Does Not Love Me, What Should I do?

In the Name of GOD, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.



We take note of your predicament and make Prayer to God to grant you strength and courage. Aameen.

Sister, while you wish to save your marriage, you should also face reality. The purpose of marriage is love and harmony. If your husband hates you so early in the marriage when generally married couples use the time to bond in love, this clearly reveals his mindset and intention. He has a deep rooted feeling for the girl he had an affair with for 15 years. Three months of marriage cannot change that.


You should not allow yourself to be abused in a marriage when there seems to be no hope. You are young and you need to make a serious determination for your future. Make Istikhara and seek Allah’s guidance.

If you feel there is no marriage for you in this union, the sooner it is terminated, the better for you. Allah will open up the doors of Mercy for your peace and happiness.


Gov Ishaku Set to Privatise Taraba Agro Greenhouse Project

Gov. Darius Ishaku of Taraba on Tuesday said that the state government would privatise the ongoing Taraba Agro Greenhouse project, when it was completed.


Ishaku said this in Jalingo while inspecting construction works at the site of the project.




He said that government could not effectively manage and sustain such a project, judging from the way which other state-owned companies had been handled.


“I will not make a mistake of leaving the project in the hands of civil servants to run it and oil their pockets, at the expense of the taxpayers.


“I met 25 moribund state-owned companies when I came on board in 2015 and I have worked hard to revive five of them; we are still doing everything possible to fix more.


“To me, it is better for us to have 10 or 20 per cent shares in our companies and get private investors to buy shares; we then share dividends at the end of every year, rather than allowing the companies to become moribund in the hands of government.


“Government has no business doing business but it has to take the initiative and provide the enabling environment and infrastructure for private investors to come in and run the businesses profitably,’’ he said.


The governor said that the state government had gone into partnership with Overland Airlines, which was scheduled to commence daily flight operations from Jalingo Airport by next month.


He said that the airline would transport vegetables from the greenhouse project site to other cities, adding that it was expected to carry one tonne of vegetables from the farm to Lagos on a daily basis.


“We will supply Abuja by trucks and later we will extend our services to Kano and Port Harcourt, all in a bid to expand our market across the nation.


In his remarks, the Project Manager, Mr Gil Navon, said that 80 percent of the construction works were carried out by Taraba citizens, who had been trained on the job to handle such constructions with expertise in the future.


Navon, an Israeli citizen, said that the greenhouse project had so far utilised five hectares of land, out of the 15 hectares earmarked for the project.


Kogi Set to Become largest Rice Producer

The Kogi Government has appealed to the World Bank, through its FADAMA III AF intervention project, to facilitate the state’s plans to become the largest producer of rice in North Central Nigeria.


Mr Kehinde Oloruntobe, the state Commissioner for Agriculture, made the appeal on Tuesday when he received the Mid-Term Review Mission Team of the World Bank/FGN on Fadama III Additional Financing (AF) Project in Lokoja.


He said that the appeal became imperative in view of the enormous agricultural potential of the state, coupled with the myriad opportunities that were currently being wasted.


Oloruntobe said that the intervention would also enable the state to attain its desired target of becoming the largest producer of rice in the North Central geopolitical zone, while addressing youth unemployment.


“We have just completed some arrangements with a private investor who will be establishing a rice mill, capable of milling 50 tonnes of rice per day, at Omi in Yagba West Local Government Area of the state.


“The Federal Government has also pledged to set up another rice mill with the same capacity in Ibaji and so, we must upscale our rice cultivation to produce paddy rice to feed these mills,’’ he said.



Oloruntobe appealed to the team to urgently consider the request, adding that the state government had already mobilised all the stakeholders to provide all the necessary logistics for the venture.


“We need the intervention because the resources that are available to the state may not be enough to pursue the project but if we have intervention from the World Bank and other development partners, we would be able to actualise all our rice development plans,’’ he said.


Earlier, Dr Adetunji Oredipe, the Task Team Leader, Fadama III AF, said that the mid-term review mission team was in the state to re-assess the intervention programme, with a view to finding pragmatic solutions to the challenges facing the programme.


Besides, Oredipe said that Kogi had signed a subsidiary agreement to access a 20-million-U.S.-dollar facility but had thus far drawn only three million dollars for its intervention projects.


He, however, said that a new window of opportunity to access the funds had opened with the extension of the programme by eight months for the benefit of the northeastern states which were hitherto ravaged by the Boko Haram insurgency.


He solicited the support of the Kogi Government for the success of the Fadama III AF in the state by waiving the new order compelling all the Ministries Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to operate a Single Treasury Account (TSA).


He added that the practice would impede progress of the programme.


Oredipe said the four-day mid-term review would enable the team to address issues regarding the perceptible successes or glitches of the FADAMA III AF programme in the state and identify specific areas that required modifications or outright overhaul. (NAN)

Farming: Kebbi Gov Distributes Fertilizer to Farmers

In his continuous effort to support, facilitate and enhance farming in the State, the Executive Governor of Kebbi State Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu was in Jega Local Government to launch the sale of subsidized fertilizer to farmers.

The Honorable Commissioner of Agriculture and Natural Resources Alh Garba Dandiga applauded the effort of the Governor and charged farmers to be more hardworking and active so as achieve a bumper harvest.

Traditional Singers and artists present at the event displayed their talents through songs and drama sketches to enlighten the farmers on the danger of selling the subsidized fertilizer to traders.



Addressing the farmers, His Excellency Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu disclosed that the fertilizer a result of Federal Government partnership with the Government of Morocco with the aim of ensuring adequacy of fertilizer in the country and assured that all local farmers would access the fertilizer. Each bag is to be sold at the price of N5,500 to the farmers.

He also urged farmers that benefitted from the last year’s anchor browers scheme to try and refund the money so as to continue the program.

The Governor acknowledge and recommend the creativity of Engineer Buhari Danwarai a youth from Aleiro Local Government who designed and assembled a water pumping machine.

The District Head of Jega Alh. Arzika Bawa Jega thanked the Governor for launching the program in Jega town.

Agriculture: Wheat Farmers Secure N50m loan in Kano

Kano State has secured a N50 million loan from the State Government, its Chairman, Alhaji Faruk Rabi’uImage result for WHEAT

Rabi’u said that the loan would be used to assist the farmers warehouse their produce after harvest.

The chairman told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in an interview in Kano that the assiciation had introduced the ` Warehousing Finance Receipt Programme’, to ensure safety of produce at the end of the season.

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The idea is to discourage farmers from selling their produce at a give away prices after harvest.

“When there is bumper harvest, middlemen buy and hoard the product and later sell it at exorbitant prices which is to the detriment of farmers.”

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He believed that the introduction of the warehousing receipt programme, farmers would keep their products safely until when the commodity appreciated.

According to him, if any member requires money during the period his product is warehoused, the association would offer them the interest-free loan, to repay after selling the produce.

Rabi’u said under the programme, farmers would get 30 per cent value of their products as loan and would be made to pay a token for warehousing their commodity.

Agriculture :Kogi State to Engage 20,000 Youths

the state has concluded plans to engage over 20,000 youths in agriculture.

Oloruntoba made this known on Thursday in Lokoja when members of the agriculture Core Delivery Teams (CDT) from Kaduna and Benue states visited him.

The team is on a three-day learning visit to Kogi under the State Partnership for Agriculture (SPA) programme.


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engaging youths in agriculture is part of measures to arrest youth unemployment in the state.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the visit was organised by Synergos Nigeria, with support from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) for the CDT.

It was also supported by Agriculture Vision Group (AVG) and Agriculture Innovation Group (AIG) members from the states.



The team, while in the state, will understudy the SPA operations, government investments in the value chain and identify key value chain crops.


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The commissioner maintained that the surest path to employment generation was agriculture, adding that the state government had embarked on the clearing 500 to 1,000 hectares in each

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“The crime we face is as a result of unemployment and the feasible window out of it is agriculture”, he said.