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NEMA distributes 226 trucks of fertilisers to Benue flood victims

October 3, 2019 House keeper 0

National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Thursday distributed fertiliser to twenty-three thousand flood and herdsmen victims in Benue state. Head, NEMA team in Benue, Dr Martins Ejike, while speaking at the flag- off ceremony of distribution of fertilisers to beneficiaries, said the occasion marked the phase three of the emergency agricultural intervention programme for Benue flood and herdsmen victims. Ejike said a Read More

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Tribunal set to decide Lalong’s fate Wednesday

October 2, 2019 House keeper 0

The Plateau state Governorship Election Petition Tribunal will today deliver judgement on a petition pending before it that had challenged the election of Governor Simon Lalong. Senator Jeremiah Tumbut Useni and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are challenging the returned of Governor Lalong as the duly elected governor of Plateau state. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)had declared Lalong elected Read More

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Updated – Xenophobia: Reps seek national honour for Air Peace boss, slams Onyeama

September 17, 2019 House keeper 0

  The House of Representatives, has commended efforts of Chairman of Air Peace, Mr. Onyema Allen, over his humanitarian intervention, following the renewed xenophobic attacks in South Africa. The House in a resolution on Tuesday also called on the authorities concerned to consider Allen for a national honours award. Speaker of the House, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, who on behalf of Read More

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ASUP Unwana gives conditions to call off strike

August 19, 2019 House keeper 0

The industrial action embarked upon by members of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP), Unwana chapter, may come to an end any moment from now, with the intervention of the governing council of Akanu Ibiam Federal Polytechnic Unwana (AIFPU), though management of the institution is yet to meet their demands.The union had embarked on an indefinite strike on Thursday, August 1, 2019, over Read More

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Friends foil 200 level FUNAAB student’s suicide

August 9, 2019 House keeper 0

A 200 level student of the Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta (FUNAAB) Ogun state, simply identified as Tobi has narrowly escaped death after an attempted suicide. Tobi, a student of the Department of Botany in the institution, was said to have drunk a substance suspected to be sniper following his poor academic performance.  A source said, if not for the Read More

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Yobe SEMA to strengthen humanitarian activities

July 8, 2019 House keeper 0

Newly appointed Executive Secretary, Yobe State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Dr. Mohammed Goje has said his agency will henceforth strengthen the coordination of humanitarian activities in the state to avoid duplication of interventions. He disclosed this Sunday in a chat with Blueprint on the plan to prioritise intervention by actors. Goje said this could only be achieved through the capacity building of the staff in an effort Read More

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Flooding: NEMA set to empower 16,059 Farmers in Kogi

April 25, 2019 House keeper 0

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has declared that 16,059 farmers in nine local government areas of Kogi State affected by flood  would benefit from its Emergency Agricultural Intervention Fund ( EAIF). NEMA’s Team Leader for EAIF, Mr Oluwatope Ajayi, who disclosed this to newsmen in Lokoja on Wednesday said the affected farmers were those affected by the 2018 flood. Read More

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Smuggling will destroy gains in rice revolution if…

April 8, 2019 House keeper 0

The menace of rice smuggling into Nigeria, if not checked will destroy the gains recorded so far, Chairman of Rice Processors Association of Nigeria (RIPAN), Mr.  Mohammed Abubakar has warned. He said the gains so far recorded in the rice production revolution in the country, particularly the intervention of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) through the Anchor Borrower Programme (ABP), Read More

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FCE Akoka, UniLag land dispute remains unsolved – Provost

March 22, 2019 House keeper 0

Federal College of Education (FCE) (Technical), Akoka, Lagos, has said that the land dispute between it and the University of Lagos (UniLag) has remained unresolved in spite of the court and minister of education’s intervention. Acting provost, Federal College of Education (FCE, technical), Akoka, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos. The interview Read More

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FG to deduct states’ UBEC counterpart funds from source, says Minister

March 18, 2019 House keeper 0

The federal government has disclosed that it would henceforth deduct states’ counterpart funds directly from states monthly allocation as precondition for accessing the Universal Basic Education Commission funds. The Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, said some states government had become notorious in not paying their counterpart funds that would enable them to access funds from the UBEC funds. Speaking Read More

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EU to tackle rural poverty, erosion in 6 states

March 5, 2019 House keeper 0

Worried by ravaging effects of poverty and environmental degradation, the European Union (EU) has earmarked six pilot states in Nigeria for intervention. The beneficiary states include; Akwa Ibom, Adamawa, Kwara, Imo, Delta and Lagos, where some team of assessors drawn from a coalition of Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) are working to establish disaster-prone areas in the affected communities. The President Read More

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FCA closes insurance broker market study

February 21, 2019 House keeper 0

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published its final report on the UK wholesale insurance broker market, finding no need for intrusive market intervention. The FCA’s report identifies some areas where brokers could improve their practices, particularly around managing conflicts of interest and in some of their contractual agreements with insurers. However, it has taken the rare step of closing its Read More

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Naira remains strong despite election odds- ABCON

February 14, 2019 House keeper 0

The nation’s currency, the naira has in the  last 18 months remained stable at both the official and parallel segment of foreign exchange markets, despite several odds facing it ahead of the 2019 general elections. Bureaux De Change Operators attributed the forex stability in the system to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) intervention in the forex market. They stated Read More

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Decay in education needs urgent intervention –Minister

February 14, 2019 House keeper 0

Minister of Education Mallam Adamu Adamu said the decay that pervades the country’s education sector requires urgent intervention by the three tiers of government, that is, federal, states and local governments. The minister stated this at the commencement of the nationwide training of teachers, organised by the National Teachers’ Institute (NTI) in Calabar, Cross River state recently. Adamu, represented by Read More

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Dalung seeks Presidency intervention for Women’s League

February 6, 2019 House keeper 0

Barrister Solomon Dalung is to seek Federal Government’s intervention to ensure the kick-off of the 2019 Nigeria Women Premier League NWPL. The Minister of Youth and Sports expressed surprise at the late kick-off of the Women’s league earlier scheduled for February but was shifted to March due to lack of funds. “I think we should begin to pay more attention Read More

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Bauchi traders commend FG for N10. 000 ‘Trader Moni’

October 26, 2018 House keeper 0

Traders in Bauchi state have expressed joy and gratitude to the federal government for the disbursement of the N10, 000 interest-free loan to help them boost their businesses. The loan, called ‘Trader Moni’ is a federal government’s Social Investment programme, whereby traders are given soft loans of N10, 000 to boost their businesses. In an interview, some traders at Muda Read More

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NEXIM earmarks N6bn for North-east exporters

March 8, 2018 House keeper 0

The Nigerian Export Import Bank (NEXIM) said it has set aside N6 billion as Northeast intervention fund to support exporters in the region. According to a statement by the bank yesterday in Abuja, the Managing Director, Mr Abba Bello, said the fund was part of government effort to rebuild the region. The MD, who was represented by Executive Director, Business Read More

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Saraki tasks Gates Foundation on primary healthcare

February 16, 2018 House keeper 0

Abuja President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, yesterday called on the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to focus on boosting comprehensive Primary Healthcare in its intervention programmes across the country rather than funding the eradication of individual diseases like polio, tuberculosis and the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). Saraki gave the charge when the new Country Director of the Read More

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Forex: CBN intervenes in Retail SMIS with $325.64m

February 12, 2018 House keeper 0

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has again intervened in the Retail Secondary Market Intervention Sales (SMIS) to the tune of $325.64 million. Figures obtained from the Bank on Friday, indicated that the amount released was for requests in the agricultural, airlines, petroleum products and raw materials and machinery sectors. The figures were confirmed by the Bank’s Acting Director in Read More

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Youth unemployment: A ticking time bomb

February 7, 2018 House keeper 0

By Oyoze Baje Indeed, the recurring ugly decimal of youth unemployment in Nigeria that keeps worsening by the decades calls for serious concern and urgent action. And, such intervention should come from a sustained pragmatic synergy involving the federal and state governments, the private sector and richly endowed individuals. If not done, we may soon be agonising over spilt milk Read More

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FG secured over $2bn World Bank Agric Support in 9 year s– Agronature

January 1, 2018 House keeper 0

Stories by John Oba Abuja Investigation by the Agronature Nigeria, an online medium on World Bank financing of Nigeria’s Agriculture sector has revealed that over $2 billion ($2,065,300,000) worth of agricultural projects financed by the global bank in the country between 2008 and 2017. The projects were approved for execution intermittently within a 9 year period. However, indications have shown Read More

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Charting a new course for Zimbabwe

December 18, 2017 House keeper 0

The long reign of President Robert Mugabe finally came to an abrupt end with his resignation on November 21, 2017. The beginning of the end started on November 6, when President Mugabe fired his first Vice President, Mr. Emmerson Mnangagwa. This was expected to be followed by purges of senior officials of the government, especially the war veterans who fought Read More

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Kano begins second round of maternal, child health week

December 18, 2017 House keeper 0

By Bashir Mohammed Kano Arrangements have been concluded for the launch of the Second Round of the 2017 Maternal, New Born and Child Health Week (MNCH) across the 44 local government areas of the state. Speaking to news men on the one week event, state Commissioner of Health, Alhaji Kabiru Ibrahim Getso said services and interventions would be delivered free Read More

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We’ve spent billions on 3 health projects – Ganduje

November 29, 2017 House keeper 0

By Bashir Mohammed Kano Kano state government has spent billions of Naira to construct three crucial projects in the health sector. They are the upgraded Dawakin Tofa General Hospital, Middle road Sabon Gari Maternal and Child Health Clinic as well as CT-Scan room and upgraded theatres, at Mohammed Abdullahi Wase Hospital, Nassarawa, which were commissioned by the Minister of Health, Read More

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‘390 youth trained on IFAD’s N-Agripreneurs’

November 7, 2017 House keeper 0

By Sidi A. Umar Sokoto At least 390 unemployed Nigerian graduates would be trained under the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) N-Agripreneurs business plan initiative, the Programme National Coordinator, Alhaji Lawal Ida, has disclosed. Ida made the disclosure yesterday while delivering his opening remarks at the 6th Day Training of N-Agripreneurs on Business Plan for 126 youths drawn from Read More