Conflict: Group organises workshop on re-integration in Yobe

August 11, 2021 Yusuf A Yusuf 0

In an efforts to support to early recovery from conflict and resilient, International alart, a Non-Governmental Organization with Support of European Union (EU) on Wednesday, organised a two-day capacity building workshop and development of community Action Plan for Re-Integration in Yobe state. The project Manager International alart, William   Ubimago, said the aimed of the  workshop is to get stakeholders opinion Read More

NSITF redeploys 300 staffers over skill mismatch

August 10, 2021 Admin III 0

The Nigeria Social Insurance Trustfund (NSITF) has redeployed about 300 of her staffers after a careful consideration of their core competences, skills and qualifications. The fund, in a statement signed by General Manager and Head of Corporate Affairs, Mrs Ijeoma-Oji Okoronkwo, said the decision followed a strategic reform in response to the allegations of misappropriation and embezzlement of funds levelled Read More

Jegede vs Akeredolu: A wake up call for APC

August 9, 2021 Sani Danaudi Mohammed 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) is a product of three political parties that came together in February 2013 and regrouped under a banner of changing the narratives in our democracy. President Muhammadu Buhari’s Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) originated from The Buhari Organisation (TBO) formed in 2006 by the incumbent Nigerian leader and his political allies, the Asiwaju Bola Tinubu’s Read More

NASENI partners College of Agric on R&D in agricultural facilities, tools, others

August 8, 2021 Binta Shama 0

In efforts to diversify the economy and make agriculture alternative source of revenue generation for the country, the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) and the College of Agriculture, Science and Technology, Lafia has agreed to work together in the areas of Research and Development of modern tools and equipment to modernize the practice of agriculture. In order Read More

Survivors of rape, sexual exploitation, others, commit suicide-Report

July 9, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha, 0

European Union, United Nations, EU-UN spotlight initiative programme said that most survivors of harmful practices being done on girls and women ends up committing suicide. Chairperson Child protection Network Cross River state James Ibor, disclosed this on Wednesday during a 3-day capacity building on child protection case management and community dialogue for Ezza South local government area end VAC/VAWG community Read More

NASC gets JICA N20m worth of GPS devices, field inspection kits

July 8, 2021 John Oba 0

The National Agricultural Seeds Council (NASC) has received a N20 million worth of GPS Devices and Field Inspection Kits by Japan International Cooperation Agency as part of efforts to increase the supply of quality seeds to increase rice production. Receiving the kits on Thursday at the Council’s headquarters, Abuja, the Director General, Dr. Philip Olusegun Ojo, said these field inspection Read More

UniAbuja/ACCI partner on research, capacity building

June 22, 2021 Donald Iorchir 0

The University of Abuja (UniAbuja) has entered into partnership with the Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) to enhance knowledge sharing, promote innovation and capacity building. The Memorandum of Understanding which was signed over the weekend at the main campus of the university said the collaboration would be implemented through the University Business School, Internship and Linkages Services (ILS), Read More

Ecobank commits to agric devt, youth employment, wealth creation — Akinwuntan

June 8, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

The Managing Director, Ecobank Nigeria Patrick Akinwuntan says the bank is committed to support the development of the agric value chain to further explore how to unlock productivity and economic growth and food security potentials for Nigeria. Mr. Akinwuntan who was speaking at the 2nd edition of the Ecobank Agribusiness virtual Summit organised in association with Vanguard Economic Forum Series Read More

Need to close gaps, increase synergy to ameliorate drought, desertification

June 1, 2021 Admin III 0

Just recently the National Agency for the Great Green Wall (NAGGW) with other non-Governmental organisations (NGOs) brainstorm at the workshop on solutions and way forward for the amelioration of drought, land degradation, desertification and effects of climate change in the country. HELEN OJI reports. Inappropriate land use Land degradation and the effects of desertification have increased in the countries of Read More

Ooni commends NITDA for digital initiatives

May 27, 2021 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, has commended National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) for the various projects and initiatives the Agency has carried out to boost Nigeria’s digital economy. The Monarch made the commendation when he hosted the Director General of NITDA Mallam Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, in Abuja. Oba Adeyeye expressed his satisfaction on the approach NITDA Read More

Dangote Cement restates commitment to closing demand-supply gap

May 18, 2021 David Agba 0

Following the surge in demand for cement products in the country, Dangote Cement Plc has restated commitment in meeting the demand gap in order to ensure the availability of cement products in all nooks and crannies of Nigeria and beyond. Speaking to the media Monday in Lagos, Dangote Cement’s newly appointed Group Chief Sales and Marketing Director, Mr. Rabiu Umar Read More

We’re dedicated to capacity building for our members – ICSAN

May 13, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria (ICSAN) is a leading and recognized professional body dedicated to enhancing the status and and practice of Corporate Governance and Public Administration has reiterated its commitment towards capacity building for Chartered secretaries and administrators in the country Dr. Adeyinka Hassan, FCIS Chairman Corporate Governance Capacity Building Committee of ICSAN who disclosed Read More

Africa launches gender, disaster risk management platform

The African Union (AU) and the African Risk Capacity (ARC), have launched the Gender and Disaster Risk Management (DRM) platform. The new platform is expected to contribute to the development and management of knowledge on the issues of gender and DRM in the continent. The launch took place today through a virtual ceremony attended by both institutions. The Platform will Read More

Yobe: Group distribute relief materials to vulnerable persons

May 3, 2021 Yusuf Y. Yusuf 0

The Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development in collaboration with Brand Live Vision Foundation, Abuja, Wednesday, distributed over 1500 COVID -19 relief items to orphans and vulnerable groups across the 17 local government areas of Yobe state. Flagging off the symbolic distribution in Damaturu, the state commissioner, Ministry for Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Read More

US partners Ondo on HIV treatment

April 22, 2021 Helen Oji 0

The United States of America has partnered Ondo state government on the treatment of HIV patients. The Consul-General of the United States of America in Nigeria, Claire Pierengelo, stated that over 12,000 people living with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus in Ondo state had received treatment through the APIN Public Health Initiative. He stated this at the inauguration of the HIV Read More

NASC: Boosting Nigeria’s seed sector through stakeholders capacity building

April 20, 2021 Admin III 0

The importance of seed to farming can not be overemphasized hence the National Agricultural Seed Council’s (NASC) recently capacity building training for all stakeholders in the seed industry; JOHN OBA report. The National Agricultural Seeds Council (NASC), and stakeholders in the Seed industry met in Abuja to discuss the seeds industry as it affects seeds importation, production, sales, and exports. Read More

Ministry trains stakeholders on Water Resources master plan

April 19, 2021 John Oba 0

The Federal Ministry of Water Resources, has organised a two days capacity building training for stakeholders on the 2013 Water Resources Master Plan on monitoring and implementation. Speaking during the opening ceremony recently in Abuja, the Permanent Secretary Federal Ministry of Water Resources, Dame Didi Walson-Jack, said the 2013 Master Plan is a priority to the Ministry. She said the Read More

An agenda for IGP Usman Alkali Baba

April 10, 2021 Ruth Eguono Olofin 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has officially appointed a new Inspector General of Police to replace the former IGP Mr Mohammed Adamu as the number one Cop of the nation. Mr Adamu whose tenure formally ended on February 1st, 2021 was extended against public outcry in view of public service rules and the provisions of the Police Act of 2020. That extension Read More

Nigeria as the global ICT investment hub

April 5, 2021 Musa Ilallah 0

Nigeria took a turn for an exciting and refreshing phase in November 2019 when President Muhammadu Buhari launched the 10 years National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy, NDEPS 2020-2030. The policy’s vision was aimed at transforming Nigeria into a leading digital economy, creating sustainable wealth and opportunities for all. This policy also saw the birth of the Federal Ministry of Read More

Seed industry: NASC builds stakeholders’ capacity

April 4, 2021 Admin III 0

The importance of seed to farming cannot be over-emphasised, hence, the National Agricultural Seed Council (NASC) recent capacity building training for all stakeholders in the seed industry, JOHN OBA, reports. The National Agricultural Seeds Council (NASC), and stakeholders in the Seed industry met in Abuja to discuss the seeds industry as it affects seeds importation, production, sales, and exports. The Read More

Yobe: EU, AFRYDEV support youths on conflict recovery in 3 LGs

April 2, 2021 Admin III 0

As part of peace dialogue and reintegration, African Youth for Peace Development and Empowerment Foundation (AFRYDEV) with support from International Alert under European Union (EU) has supported early recovery from conflict and resilience building project in Yobe state to forestall further conflicts in the state. AFRYDEV Senior Programme Officer, Abdullahi Edoka, explained this during a capacity building for youths to Read More

Bobboi and his exploits at PEF(M)B

March 30, 2021 Toby Prince 0

One of the thriving industries in Nigeria today is hypocrisy, and leaders who walk on that path are seen as heroes. In this clime, refusal to compromise standard and firm embrace of tenets of integrity by being brutal with the truth, firm in honesty and courageous in justice always attract opposition and in some cases violent attack by the ill Read More