Video: Nigeria, Morocco strengthen fertiliser production, gas pipeline project

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President Buhari in Morocco with King Mohammed VI

====President Muhammadu Buhari has held bilateral talks with the Monarch of Morocco, King Mohammed the Sixth, on the second day of his official visit to the kingdom.

Both leaders discussed strengthening cooperation in fertiliser production, the Nigeria/Morocco Gas Pipeline Project and establishing a basic chemicals platform in Nigeria.

=====The Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority says it has increased its contribution in investment infrastructure from 40 per cent to 50 per cent.

The Managing Director, Uche Orji, said he would actively focus on domestic direct investment infrastructure in agriculture, road and health care sectors.

===The Nigeria Customs Service has issued its first batch of 20 Toyota Hilux vehicles, equipped for anti-smuggling patrol, out of the 50 donated by the Federal Government.

The Deputy Comptroller-General of Customs Aminu Dangaladima pledged to use the vehicles to actualise Federal Government’s agricultural policy for national food sufficiency by clipping rice smuggling.

===Erectile dysfunction is linked to greater cardiovascular risk, regardless of other risk factors like cholesterol, smoking and high blood pressure, a new research has found.

According to the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation, a study followed more than 1,900 men aged 60 to 78 over four years, and found that those who reported Erectile Dysfunction were twice as likely to experience heart attacks, cardiac arrests, sudden cardiac death and fatal or non-fatal strokes.

===No fewer than 5,000 newsmen are to cover the Tuesday historic summit in Singapore, where U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader, Kim Jong-Un meet.

The U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, told a news conference that the high level of the media attention is a proof of the summit’s success.

The two leaders are expected to discuss North Korea’s denuclearisation, the establishment of bilateral diplomatic relations, and other issues.

====Rastafarians in Ebonyi have concluded plans to hold candle light procession for departed Nigerian Reggae icon, Ekeleke Onwubuya, popularly known as Ras Kimono.

Kimono died on Sunday at a Lagos hospital of an undisclosed ailment at the age of 60.


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