NALDA to engage 28,000 youth through commercial agriculture

July 27, 2020 John Oba 0

The National Agricultural Land Development Authority, (NALDA), is to engage 28 thousand youths across the country in agricultural production to enhance food security and economic diversification. The Executive Secretary, Mr. Paul Ikonne stated this in Katsina where he paid a working visit preparatory to the take-off of the program. Mr. Ikonne explained that in the pilot phase of the program, Read More

FEC approves N2.3trn economic sustainability plan

June 24, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) Wednesday approved N2.3 trillion Nigeria Economic Sustainability Plan (NESP) as recommended by the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo-led committee.Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, who disclosed this while briefing State House correspondents at the end of the weekly FEC meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, said the Nigeria Economic Sustainability Plan Read More

Bordeaux ready to sell Kalu

June 16, 2020 Editorial IV 0

French Ligue 1 club Girondis Bordeaux are willing to listen to offers for Nigeria winger Samuel Kalu. Kalu linked up with Bordeaux from Belgian Pro League club KAA Gent for €8.5m in 2018. The 22-year-old has however failed to make much impact with Les Girondis despite his huge potential. Kalu scored three goals in 21 league appearances during his first Read More

TETFund and Bogoro’s exemplary performance

June 4, 2020 Editorial IV 0

UJI ABDULLAHI ILIYASU reports that the Executive Secretary of Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) Professor Suleiman Elias Bogoro, goes about his national assignment with such zeal as if the next day will be too late. Background In recognition of his selfless service to the nation, Bogoro has been deservedly recognised and given awards by two prominent media houses in March Read More

To finance its energy transition and industrialisation, Africa needs to think local

May 20, 2020 Editorial IV 0

One of Nigeria’s gas pipeline infrastructure For Africa, the COVID-19 pandemic is turning into a wake up call to find better ways to industrialize, chief amongst them being access to reliable, cheap and clean energy. DAVID AGBA reports.Fourth Industrial Revolution As global markets think of the post-Covid-19 world and how the pandemic will reshape business models worldwide, African countries are Read More

FAAC disbursement to FG, States, LGs to fall further — NEITI

May 11, 2020 Benjamin Umuteme 0

The Nigeria Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (NEITI) has warned the three tiers of government of dwindling revenue in 2020.  The agency gave the warning on Monday in Abuja in the latest edition of its Quarterly Review.  NEITI noted that the twin challenge of covid-19 pandemic and the resultant fall in the price of oil would be serious impact government revenue. Read More