NBS report: You can’t give want you don’t have, PDP slams APC 

November 17, 2022 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has berated the All Progressive Congress (APC) for the recent National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) poverty report, adding that President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration can not give what it doesn’t have. NBS in its report Thursday said the number of Nigerians living in poverty stands at over 133 million. It said the figure represents 63 per Read More

Obasanjo to deliver lecture at Bowen University’s 16th convocation

November 3, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Former president Olusegun Obasanjo will deliver lecture on ‘The Nation and University System’ at the 16th convocation ceremony of Bowen University, Iwo, Osun state, Saturday. The University will also honour the Ebola heroine and physicians, late Stella Adadevoh, with a Doctor of Science in Public Health.  The Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Joshua Ogunwole, disclosed this during a press Read More

Vom college of animal health graduates 162 para-veterinarians

November 2, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

The Federal College of Animal Health and Production Technology (FCAH&PT) Vom has graduated and inducted 162 maiden graduands of Veterinary  Laboratory Technology and Animal Health Technology into the Veterinary Council of Nigeria (VCN), as professional para-veterinarians. Provost of the college, Dr Jude Obi Okpara, said with the induction of the graduands, Nigerian value chain of livestock production will receive great boost. “We Read More

Nigeria already exporting locally produced cars to Mali – NADDC

October 20, 2021 Adeola Tukuru 0

The Director-General of the National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC), Jelani Aliyu has confirmed that Innoson company, a car manufacturing company is already exporting made -in Nigeria vehicles to Mali. Jelani who confirmed this at the just concluded Commerce and Industry Correspondents Association of Nigeria (CICAN) Annual Conference in Abuja further added that the development is thereby adding value Read More

Delta APC leaders demand fresh Ward, LGAs congresses

October 10, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Delta All Progressives Congress (APC) Leaders’ Council, has called on the party’s Caretaker and Extra-ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) to cancel the recently held Ward and Local Government Area (LGA) Congresses in the state. The council made the call in a communique made available to newsmen Sunday in Abuja, adding that a fresh all-inclusive Ward and LGA Congresses should Read More

Nigeria animal feed industry can engage 20m workers – Minister

September 23, 2021 John Oba 0

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr Mohammed Abubakar, has stated that the Nigeria animal feeds industry is capable of creating 20 million jobs across the nation. This is even as he disclosed that Nigeria targets over 50 million metric tonnes production of animal feed per annum. Abubakar stated this on Thursday while declaring open the 1st National Animal Read More

Osinbajo, Wigwe, others commend Kia Nigeria over made-in-Nigeria car initiative

September 16, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo and GMD/CEO, Access Bank Plc, Herbert Wigwe have highlighted the significant role Kia Nigeria is playing in the drive towards economic diversification and Nigeria’s industrialization through the made-in-Nigeria Kia cars initiative. They gave the commendation at the 14th Annual Banking & Finance Conference held in Abuja recently. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in his speech at Read More

Sen. Goje distributes fertiliser for free in Gombe

September 4, 2021 Chamba Simeh 0

As part of his efforts to boost food production in his constituency, the Senator, representing Gombe Central Senatorial District, Muhammad Danjuma Goje, has distributed thousands of bags of fertiliser to farmers for free.  Senator Goje, who was represented by member, representing Yamaltu West in the state House of Assembly, Hon. Sadik Ibrahim Kurba, said the gesture was in line with Read More

Nigeria’s harsh business environment

September 1, 2021 Blueprint 0

Each time I hear government saying “buy made in Nigeria goods, buy made in Nigeria goods” I ask, which made in Nigeria goods? The government should know that under its harsh backward economic policies, there is no way industries can thrive in the country. Nigerians produce nothing at profit except plastics and satchet water. The government is against industry, against Read More

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Over N56.842 bn disbursed for MSME survival funds -FG

August 31, 2021 Adeola Tukuru, 0

The federal government has revealed that they have successfully disbursed the sum of over N56. 842 billion to 1,079,323 (including those registered under CAC) for the Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) survival fund.  The  Minister of State, Industry , Trade and Investment, Amb Mariam Yalwaji revealed this Tuesday in Abuja during the signaling of the official flag-off of the Read More

NOTAP striving to improve local content production for consumption

August 30, 2021 Blueprint 0

The National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP) is an agency under the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation is vested with the power to track the inflow of technology into Nigeria. It has engaged in series of programmes to improve local content for advancing the economy. BINTA SHAMA reports. As stated on the website of the National Office Read More

DR Congo to assume OPEC rotating presidency in 2022

August 25, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Secretary-General of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Mohammed Barkindo, has said that The Republic of the Congo will succeed Angola as OPEC’s rotating presidency in 2022. “Congo will take over the presidency of OPEC in 2022,” he said after an exchange with Congolese Prime Minister Anatole Collinet Makosso, on the sidelines of his three-day working visit Read More

NPDC, Ogoni people pledge cooperation on oil production

August 25, 2021 Benjamin Umuteme 0

The leaders of Ogoniland in Rivers State under the auspices of the Ogoni Liberation Initiative have pledged to cooperate with the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC) in the exploration and production of oil and gas resources in its territory. The Ogoni leaders made the pledge Tuesday at the Ogoni Liberation Day which held in Bori with the Managing Director of Read More

Unsustainable agric practices hampering global food production – Expert

August 22, 2021 John Oba 0

The ECOWAS Commissioner for Agriculture, Dr. Ernest Aubee, has expressed concerns over the broken global food production system saying it is destroying food production system. Dr. Aubee stated this during a group presentation to a Journalists platform ‘Go Organic’ on the topic: ‘Importance of Ecological Organic Agriculture Policies in the Transformation of West African Agriculture” recently. He said the current Read More

APC govs celebrate Buhari’s assent of PIB, economy restructuring

August 18, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) has celebrated the assent to the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) by President Muhammadu Buhari, saying the current administration has demonstrated unwavering commitment to change Nigeria democratically. The APC governors also said the new PIB present a convincing credential and commitment of the party to restructure Nigerian economy through democratic process in line with provisions of Read More

Minister urges Africans to use their resources for advancement

July 29, 2021 Binta Shama 0

The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, has prompted the entire African Continent to make use of technology and her raw materials like other developing countries to create jobs as well as eradicate poverty for the benefit of future generation. The minister said this at his investiture as the Patron for the upcoming Sahel Military Games and during Read More

Prices of goods, services still rising as inflation rate declines

July 28, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

Despite Nigeria’s inflation rate declining to 17.75 percent in June from the 17.93 percent recorded in May, prices of goods and services are still rising in double figures, according to latest statistics released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS). Specifically, the food sub-index of the CPI rose by 21.83 percent year-on-year from 363.9 points in June 2020 to 443.4 Read More

Hadejia Valley Irrigation: Badaru predicts 150,000 tones rice production

July 27, 2021 Muhammaad Aliyu 0

Jigawa state Governor Muhammad Badaru Abubakar has predicted that the ongoing rehabilitation and expansion of 6,000.00 Hadejia Valley Irrigation Project undertaken by the federal government and funded by the World Bank will produce over 150,000.00 tons of rice. He also predicted that the state will earn over #30billion.The governor made the assertion Saturday on the occasion of handing over the Read More

Nigeria spends millions on tomato paste imports

July 14, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

Dangote’s 1,200-ton a day plant is producing at 20 per cent of capacity because farmers don’t have enough resources to boost acreage. The factory was meant to reverse Nigeria’s spending over $200 million importing paste from China and United States. But by 2017, the company had to idle the plant after pests destroyed vast swathes of the crop. It took Read More

Passage of PIB a birthday gift to Timipre Sylva – S’south Forum

July 6, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The South-south Emerging Leaders’ Forum (SELF) has said that it was not by accident that the long awaited Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) was passed into law few days to the birthday anniversary of Minister of State for Petroleum, Chief Timipre Sylva. The minister will be 57 on Wednesday July 7, 2021. The forum said Timipre Sylva’s name has come to Read More

Buhari’s vision, policies ensuring self-sufficiency in food production – APC group

June 30, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A group of All Progressives Congress (APC) known as APC Legacy Awareness and Campaign (APC-LAC) said President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration was moving Nigeria steadily towards self-sufficiency in food production in a way that has never been witnessed since independence.  The group said the country’s steady progress in the administration’s efforts at positioning agriculture as the fulcrum of the country’s economic Read More

Kogi APPEALS showcases innovations in rice production

June 25, 2021 Oyibo Salihu 0

The Kogi state coordination office of the Agro Processing Productivity Enhancement and livelihood Improvement Support Project (APPEALS) in collaboration with the National Cereals Research Institute Badegi (NCRI) showcased its innovations in rice production through the establishment of demonstration farms. The state project coordinator, Dr. Sanni Abdullahi Ozomata, while addressing farmers at its Farmers Field Day at Ozugbe community in Kogi Read More

As Nigeria’s oil industry struggles to win back investors… Shell warns delay in passing Bill derailing investments elsewhere

June 22, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

Long overdue government legislation must come into place in Nigeria if the country hopes to reform its oil industry to make it more accessible for international players and win back investment. The Nigerian Senate is expected to finally pass legislation known as the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB), originally presented in 2008, to change how energy assets are operated and funded Read More