Rice farmers’ concerns over reopening of borders

December 1, 2020 Mohammed Abba 0

The ongoing pressure being mounted on President Muhammadu Buhari by some people, which led to the setting up of a presidential committee on border reopening headed by the Minister of Finance is not a good omen for Nigeria’s agricultural sector. Particularly, it will truncate the laudable achievements of agricultural initiatives of President Buhari designed to make Nigeria self-sufficient in food Read More

Gender-equal world: A mission for all

In early 2020, Awa had just turned 15 years old when she heard that her marriage was being arranged. Escaping it seemed difficult, but Awa found the courage to defy her father’s decision. Her small village in Mali had a committee for the prevention of early marriage, and she took her case to them. This body of respected people presented Read More

COVID-19: Stakeholders brain storm, seek improved humanitarian response

December 1, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Stakeholders from all walks of life on Monday gathered in Abuja to brainstorm and identify innovative ways to provide humanitarian response in a bid to guarantee a co-ordinated and cohesive approach in addressing humanitarian action during an after pandemic. At one-day colloquium to review COVID-19 humanitarian response intervention organised by the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Read More

SERVICOM deploys synergy to drive improvements in service delivery processes

December 1, 2020 Binta Shama 0

The National Coordinator /CEO SERVICOM Mrs Nnenna Akajemeli has said that SERVICOM is deploying synergy to drive the service delivery improvements processes in the ongoing Open Government Partnership Initiatives of the federal government.  Mrs Akajemeli stated this when she recently paid an advocacy visit to the Honourable Minister of Health Dr.  Osagie Ehanire, in Abuja. The National Coordinator stated that Read More

Kaduna highways: Soldiers neutralise 2 bandits, rescue 29… 7 farmers, nursing mother killed in Katsina

Troops Sunday night and Monday morning repelled the attacks of armed bandits on Kaduna-Abuja, Kaduna – Zaria and Kaduna – Kachia highways, rescuing 39 victims and killing two of the kidnappers.  A statement signed Monday by Kaduna state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs Samuel Aruwan said, as troops dislodged armed bandits along the Kaduna-Abuja highway, stray bullets fired by the bandits Read More

World AIDS Day: U.S spends $6bn on 1 million patients in Nigeria

December 1, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The United States has said more than $6 billion has been invested in Nigeria’s HIV/AID control, even as more than one million women and children are currently on HIV treatment through the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). This is as Nigerians lost to HIV/AIDS and the resiliency of those who fight for epidemic control in Nigeria have Read More

Zulum to Buhari on insurgency: Engage mercenaries to clear entire Sambisa Forest

…   Grief-stricken Borno state governor, Professor Babagana Zulum, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to bring in mercenaries if Nigeria is to win the Boko Haram war.  This was among many other suggestions made by the governor while receiving in audience Senate President Ahmed Lawan-led federal delegation on a condolence visit to the state over the death of 43 farmers killed Read More

FCT Police nab Benue University don ‘killer’, recover his car

December 1, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The FCT Police Command, Monday, arrested one Jeremiah Nnamdi at CBN Junction, along Karu axis of the FCT in connection with the murder of Professor Kwaghger of the Federal University of Agriculture, Benue state. Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for the command, ASP  Mariam Yusuf, in a press statement in Abuja, said operatives of the command acting on credible intelligence Read More