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24 state chairmen endorse Makarfi

June 28, 2016 Blueprint 0

By Emeka Nze Abuja Preparations towards the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) national convention will commence in the first week of next month. Chairman of the national caretaker committee, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, stated this yesterday in Abuja when chairmen of PDP in 24 states paid a solidarity visit. \The national caretaker committee members noted that his committee would have started the Read More

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24 bn tonnes of fertile soil, 15bn trees lost annually – Report

June 27, 2016 Blueprint 0

A new report from the International Resource Panel (IRP) has stated that 24 billion tonnes of fertile soil and 15 billion trees are lost yearly to land degradation, it therefore urged that there is the need to improve the way land is evaluated in order to unlock its true potential and reverse the lost. It therefore warned that if current Read More

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By David Agba Abuja The Minister of Water Resources, Engr. Suleiman H. Adamu, has charged members of the Steering Committee and Technical Sub-Committee of the River Basin Development Authorities (RBDAs) to work assiduously to reform the river basins and the water sector to drive the agricultural sector towards the provision of food security, creation of jobs, diversification of the economy and development of the rural economy. The Minister spoke at the inauguration of the Steering Committee of the National Council on Privatisation (NCP) and Technical Sub-Committee for the RBDAs in Abuja on Thursday, May 26, 2016. The Minister stated that the task ahead was enormous, and urged the members to consider the work as a national assignment aimed at achieving Mr. President’s promises to Nigerians through diversifying the nation’s economy. To achieve this, he said, requires repositioning agricultural sector through effective utilization of water resources and the river basins. He noted that the RBDAs have not performed up to their full capacities over the years in terms of service delivery and financial management and failed to realize the high expectations of the government and the people of Nigeria of becoming vital instruments for the attainment of self-sufficiency in food production and equitable allocation of water resources across Nigeria. The Minister who enjoined the Committee to work at amore faster pace, promised to provide the necessary support and cooperation to enable the teams deliver on approved Terms of Reference (TOR) and Work Plans without delay.

June 3, 2016 Blueprint 0

By Amaka Ifeakandu Lagos Trading activities on the floor of Nigerian Stock Exchange yesterday took upward trend after two day massive dumping of shares by investors, gaining N94 billion. Specifically, the market capitalisation of listed equities increased by 1.02 per cent to N9.336 trillion from N9.242 trillion recorded the previous day. Also the NSE All Share Index rose by 273.41 Read More

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APC to hold national convention May 24

March 19, 2014 Blueprint 0

All Progressives Congress (APC) has said it would hold its national convention on the 24th of May, State Congress on the 23rd of April, while Ward Congress would be conducted 5 of April. It condemned President Goodluck Jonathan on what it called “ferocious attacks and blackmail mounted against Lamido Sanusi, the suspended governor of Central Bank of Nigeria. APC made Read More