Pantami commissions digital economy projects phase 2

August 11, 2020 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Pantami will chair the commissioning of phase two of the recently completed projects for the digital economy sector. This was stated Monday   by the ministry in Abuja in a statement. Projects to be commissioned at the  event which holds  Tuesday include; Tertiary Institution Knowledge Centre (TIKC) Delta state, New Neighborhood Post Read More

Empowerment: As WAGARC engages young women and youth for devt…

August 7, 2020 ENE OSANG 0

A non-governmental organisation, Women and Girls Advancements and Resources Centre (WAG-ARC), funded and supported by VOICE Global, has through its Voice Innovation Lab empowered over 600 youth on new strategies to improve on their lives; ENE OSANG writes The project WAGARC in a bid to proffer lasting solutions to the myriad of challenges youth, especially females, face in Nigeria began Read More

‘Our products have been pivotal to development of Nigeria’s economy’

July 17, 2020 David Agba 0

Dr Oluyemi Akande is the Chairman, National Heads of Colleges of Agriculture and Related Disciplines (NACHCARD), in this interview with DAVID AGBA, he speaks on how the institutions have performed so far, their challenges and prospects. What were Colleges of Agriculture originally established to achieve? Colleges of Agriculture were established primarily to contribute to the overall development of Agriculture through Read More

N-Power Batch C enrollment begins Friday

June 24, 2020 Ahmid Lawal 0

The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Tuesday announced the commencement of enrolment for a new batch of N-Power beneficiaries. A statement by the deputy director in the ministry, Rhoda Iliya, said Batch C would commence Friday, June 26, 2020. The N-Power programme was inaugurated by President Muhammadu Buhari in 2016 under the National Social Investment Programme (NSIP) with the Read More

Funding gaps, low reserves, others impediments to marginal oil field programme — Expert

June 23, 2020 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

An expert in the Oil and Gas industry has identified  low reserve, high viscosity and lack of funding both locally and internationally as major challenges facing marginal oil field auction in the country.Speaking during virtual lecture on “Post Covid Economic Series- marginal Oil field Auction” organised by Faculty for oil Sector Transformation (ROSTER), Mr Joe Nwakwue said that low productivity, Read More

774,000 Jobs: I ‘ll quit Buhari’s govt if… – Keyamo threatens

April 29, 2020 Moses John 0

Minister of state, Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo (SAN), has threatened to resign his appointment if the 774.000 jobs approved by President Muhammadu Buhari under the special public works programme of National Directorate of Employment (NDE) for the unskilled rural persons is hijack by politicians. The pilot scheme was approved to be implemented in five local government areas in eight Read More

UNICEF supports HIV, nutrition programmes in Kaduna

April 25, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has pledged its support for Kaduna state government’s integration of HIV services with nutrition programmes for improved outcome. UNICEF Kaduna Nutrition Specialist, Mrs Chinwe Ezeife, made this known in Kaduna on Saturday, during the training of 60 health workers, on integration of paediatric HIV counselling and testing with Community Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) Read More

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NAHCON to partner IDB on staff training

February 25, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) in collaboration with Islamic Development Bank is to train NAHCON staff on capacity building. The decision was reached at a meeting between representatives of the commission and that of IDB at the bank’s headquarters in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. This was according to NAHCON deputy director information and publications media division, Fatima Muhammed Mustapha, Read More

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Group sensitises artisans, SMEs on impact of oil and gas

January 29, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Artisans, micro and small scale traders in Nigeria have been called upon to show concern over what is happening in the oil and gas sector in Nigeria. A nongovernmental organisation, NGO, Entrepreneurship Initiative for African Youth, (EIFAY),  made the call at a one-day capacity building  workshop, Tuesday in Enugu, tagged, “Building the Capacity of Artisans, Micro and Small Scale Traders Read More

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Experts train senior NSCDC officers on security, leadership, others

January 23, 2020 Editorial III 0

Following rising cases of insecurity witnessed across the country and poor leadership qualities, management, banking and financial consultants, Muregi Associates, have held a two-day capacity building workshop for more than 35 officers of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC). The two-day capacity-building workshop held Thursday and Friday at the headquarters of the NSCDC in Abuja, with theme “effective Read More

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Developing youth, women through skills acquisition programmes

October 14, 2019 Editorial IV 0

To be skilful is to be creative, artistic and inventive. A skilful person is indeed a resourceful person. These are parts of the initiatives, Business Women Networking Limited (BWNL) brings together for teeming youth and women to be self reliant and empowered. ADEOLA TUKURU reports. Through skill acquisition, individuals, communities, and countries can create a more prosperous future. Moreover, it Read More

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CBN building human capacity for the financial services sub-sector

September 11, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) since the 1990s, has expanded its involvement in community-based activities beyond just sports to include participation in other areas, particularly agriculture, education and others. DAVID AGBA reports. Capacity building Like other major monetary regulators in the world, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has increased its presence in the areas of capacity building programmes, Read More

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Army trains 223 personnel in Bangladesh

August 6, 2019 Editorial III 0

As part of efforts to improve the capacity of its personnel, the Nigerian Army, under its present leadership, has trained over 223 officers and soldiers in various military training institutions in Bangladesh. The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, disclosed this Tuesday when he played host to Bangladeshi High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr Shameen Ashan, at the Army Headquarters, Read More

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Deepening democratic practice in Africa, the NILDS example

June 30, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Last week in Abuja from Monday to Friday, the National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies (NILDS) organised workshop for Ugandan parliamentarians on capacity building for opposition members. Taiye  Odewale reports. Why the workshop The workshop was aimed at strengthening the capacities of the opposition in parliament as a way of deepening the practice of democracy in Africa not only set Read More

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Lawmaker empowers 50 youth, women in Kogi

June 16, 2019 Editorial IV 0

As part of effort to eradicate youth restiveness and unemployment in Kogi state, the member representing Okene/Ogori-Magongo federal constituency in Kogi state, Hon. Tijani Ahmed Damisa has again  sponsored a five-day capacity building programme in poultry value chain for over 50 unemployed youths and women in the constituency. The training programme which was held at the Afirms hotel in Okene Read More

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UNICEF, SUBEB to train 120 youths on advocacy

June 13, 2019 Editorial IV 0

UNICEF Nigeria, Bauchi Field Office, in collaboration with BauchiState Basic Education Board (SUBEB), is to train 120 youths drawn from14 states and FCT in advocacy capacity building. The UNICEF Field Office Chief Bhanu Pathak, announced this developmentin Bauchi at the opening session of a three-day capacity buildingworkshop on advocacy at Zaranda Hotel, Bauchi. Pathak, represented by UNICEF educationist, Hajiya Mairama Read More

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CODE trains facilitators on how to track Govt spending

May 31, 2019 Editorial III 0

Connected Development (CODE) an NGO has organised a one day training workshop for Borno state ‘chapter champions’ with the support from Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA). The training which held on Thursday was to strengthen the capacity of the participants to track Government spending on projects as provided in the budgets for the grassroots communities. One of the Read More

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UBEC and teachers’ capacity building

May 3, 2019 Editorial III 0

UBEC recently meets with training institutions, to improve mechanisms for capacity building of UBE teachers, UJI ABDULLAHI ILIYASU reports. Cluster Schools Model The Universal Basic Education Commission  (UBEC) and selected training institutions that are implementing the Cluster Schools Model (CSM) of the capacity building of teachers and managers have pledged their commitment to improved teacher development processes in the basic Read More

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RMRDC commission’s resource centre

May 2, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Raw Materials Research and Development Council (RMRDC) commissioned an ultra-modern Phase ll office complex and state-of-art Raw Materials Resource Centre to create more jobs and income for the nation. The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu said the federal government is doing everything possible to ensure that every Nigerian is proud of the country by providing creative Read More

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NPA boss lauds TICT for training female crane operators

May 2, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala-Usman has commended Tin Can Island Container Terminal (TICT) for training the first set of female crane operators in the country. The five female crane operators – Oni Taiwo Omotayo; Tina Onwudiwe; Adewale Adegoroye; Adeniran Maltida and Ajayi Oluwaseun – are the first set of women to be trained in heavy Read More

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NGO trains journalists on business, human rights reporting

May 1, 2019 Editorial III 0

A nongovernmental organization, Global Rights, has held a two-day training workshop for journalists across the country on Business and Human Rights reporting. The two-day training workshop held in Abuja on April  29- 30, this year, attracted more than thirty journalists across the print, electronic and online media. Facilitators in the workshop were drawn from seasoned journalists and public officials, including Read More

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FCT FADAMA implements 128 projects under user groups

April 28, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The FCT FADAMA III Acting Project Cordinator, Rotimi Ajayi has said his coordinating office has successfully implemented a total number of 128 Subprojects For Fadama User Groups  (FUG) and Fadama Community Associations (FCA) under parent project of Fadama III Project which includes infrastructure, Agro-processing, Livestock,Fisheries crop production as well as capacity building training and advisory services to participating farmers. Ajayi Read More