FC4SL, PwC holds training on building SDGs into Nigeria’s path forward

November 30, 2020 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

The Financial Centre for Sustainability, Lagos (“FC4SL”), in collaboration with PricewaterhouseCoopers (“PwC”) Nigeria, jointly organized webinar session as part of the Market Education and Sensitisation Campaign Initiative of the Research, Education and Engagements Thematic Area of FC4SL. The session, through expert discussions and deliberations, sought to promote the consideration, adoption and integration of the United Nations’ 2030 Sustainable Development Goals Read More

FCT indigenes advocate for mayoralty seat

November 30, 2020 Donald Iorchir 0

The director of Gbari Research and Documentation, Kwali Abuja, Pastor Midah Kwali Ayuba, has said in order to reinforce the directive principle of state, freedom, equality and justice and to guarantee quality of status of the original inhabitants of FCT with other citizens of Nigeria and to give the original inhabitants a feeling of belonging and of involvement in the Read More

How RMRDC promotes use of bamboo locally – DG Ibrahim

November 25, 2020 Blueprint 0

The Raw Materials Research and Development Council (RMRDC) is set to establish the importance and use of the bamboo family tree. In this interview, the Director-General RMRDC, Professor Hussaini Doko Ibrahim, speaks on the need to acquire the skill. BINTA SHAMA reports. What is bamboo? Bamboos are perennial evergreen flowering plants in the Bambusoideae sub-family of the grass family, Poaceae. Read More

UNFPA pledges accelerated action towards women, girls’ health, rights

November 18, 2020 Adeola Tukuru 0

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has pledged accelerated action towards the ICPD25 commitments and Plan of Action (PoA) through its technical assistance to the Federal Government, ministries, agencies and other partners on women’s and girls’ health and rights. At a two-day media training workshop , the Executive Director of UNFPA, Dr. Natalia Kanem said Governments also announced major financial Read More

Insecurity, unrest: Group heaps blame on governors

November 12, 2020 Editor 0

Some well-meaning Nigerians have blamed the failure of state governors to deliver the dividends of democracy to their people for the civil unrest and insecurity witnessed in parts of the country.  The group, under the aegis of March4Nigeria Initiative, said the governors should be held responsible for the escalation of the EndSARS protest into violence.  Speaking at a press conference on Read More

Nigerian Army as bastion of human rights

October 15, 2020 Abraham Ochayi 0

The recent events in the country have indeed brought to the fore some salient issues that have long been neglected by the generality of Nigerians. In my opinion, Nigerians didn’t take note of the renewed conduct of officers and soldiers of the Nigerian Army in the discharge of their duties, especially in the past five years. The emphasis has been Read More

Nigeria needs merit not federal character -Osinbajo

October 5, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

Nigeria’s desire and pursuit of economic growth and sustainable development can best be achieved through the adoption of merit as a national value, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said. Vice President Osinbajo said this in a keynote address delivered at the Nigeria Leadership Initiative (NLI) webinar series themed: “A National Conversation on Rebuilding our National Values System.” “Meritocracy is crucial Read More

Xinhua Headlines: Xiplomacy echoes call of the times at UN meetings

October 4, 2020 Editor 0

With the world beset with such grave challenges as a raging pandemic, continuing recession, surging isolationism and rising hegemonism, the recent series of UN high-level meetings represent the world’s latest bid to find humanity’s way forward. In multiple speeches delivered at the most important international platform, Chinese President Xi Jinping expounded his approach to addressing the fundamental questions of the Read More

Amnesty Int’l, IPOB leading campaign against Nigeria’s image, centre raises alarm

September 28, 2020 Editor 0

 Some ‘discredited’ groups, including Amnesty International (AI) and the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), are steering a campaign to dent Nigeria’s image abroad, Centre for Africa Liberation and Socio-Economic Rights (CALSER) has revealed. Speaking at a press conference on Monday in Abuja, Executive Director, Abubakar Gana, brought the attention of the Commonwealth and United Kingdom (UK )to the deliberate attempt Read More

Ahead Independence Day: Inter-Faith group commences prayers for Nigeria, Buhari

September 23, 2020 Editor 0

Ahead of Nigeria’s 60th independence anniversary, the National Inter-Faith and Religious Organization for Peace (NIFROP) has commenced prayer and fasting for President Muhammadu Buhari and the entire country.  At its meeting on Tuesday at the Unity Fountain, Abuja, the group described October 1st as a “day of convenant” which marked the end of colonial rule. Speaking on behalf of the group, Read More

Tackle indiscriminate dumping of refuse to stop flooding, expert tells FG, states

September 22, 2020 Editor 0

Founder of Sustain Recycle, Olatorera Dickson-Amusa, has identified indiscriminate dumping of refuse as a major cause of flood, urging governments at all levels to tackle the ugly act. She said the best way authorities can tackle indiscriminate dumping of refuse to manage flooding in the country is by educating the people on its implication. Miss Dickson-Amusa who applauded the federal Read More

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Inflationary pressure to continue with minimum wage implementation -Olowu

January 12, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Lagos The President Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN), Dr Uche Olowu has said the nation’s economy will perform better in 2020 but inflationary pressure will continue in the system with the implementation of new minimum wage. Olowu who stated this in Lagos at the Finance Correspondents Association of Nigeria (FICAN), 2020 Economic Outlook sponsored by Polaris Bank Limited said Read More

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OCP, Nigeria varsities seek fresh partnership on devt

December 29, 2019 Editorial IV 0

A new partnership has commenced between OCP Africa Nigeria Fertilizer, its research institution, University Mohammed VI Polytechnic (UM6P) and Nigerian universities, to boost the performance of the country’s agriculture. As part of the collaboration, OCP and UM6P visited the authorities of the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi, to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU). The Country Manager of OCP Africa Read More

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Christmas: Buhari hosts Osinbajo, CAN, FCT residents, says 2019 successful

December 25, 2019 Editorial IV 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday hosted Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, officials of the Christians Association of Nigeria (CAN) and some residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) who paid him the traditional Christmas homage.The delegation, comprising religious, traditional and political leaders as well top civil servants and members of the press, was led by the Minister of FCT Mr Mohammed Musa Read More

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Only STI can guarantee growth, development – Onu

December 2, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu has asserted that low income countries can only grow economically when they develop their Science Technology and Innovation (STI).The minister said rhis at the conference on  thinking technology transfer for sustainable development and transformation change recently in Abuja. Onu said the present administration is working judiciously to move the nation’s economy from Read More

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Commissioner seeks support for girl-child education

November 21, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Nasarawa state Commissioner for Woman Affairs and Social Development, Hajiya Halima Jabiru,  has called for the support of emirate councils in the state to  ensure improved investment in girl-child education and health for  sustainable development. Jabiru said Wednesday during a visit to the Emir of Lafia,  retired Justice Sidi Bage. She said that the call had become imperative because educating a girl-child Read More

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NASS in dark over AFCTA Agreement, other treaties – Rep

November 18, 2019 Editorial IV 0

 Details of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AFCTA), signed by President Muhammadu Buhari in July this year after ratification by 22 African Union ( AU) member States on the 30th of May, 2019, are yet to be made available to the National Assembly for domestication in line with section 12(1) of the 1999 Constitution as amended.  The Chairman, House Read More

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My programmes ‘ll end youth restiveness – Alaibe

September 1, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship aspirant in Bayelsa state, Chief Timi Alaibe, has promised to introduce disarmament, reintegration and demobilization programmes for restive youths in the state when elected as governor. The former Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), who said this Sunday in Yenagoa, stated that such measures wouessld not only curb restiveness but attract investments Read More

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Youth urged to tap into agric value chain opportunities

June 16, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Youth across the country has been urged to tap into a trillion dollar agro value chain opportunities to curb harvest waste, generate income and keep the environment clean as an ultimate agenda in line with the sustainable development goals. Agronature Nigeria in a report, said, the Assistant Director, Environment and Climate Change Unit of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Read More

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Ministry plants 10 indigenous tree species on 834.6 hectares of land

June 3, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Federal Ministry of Environment has taken a giant step to ensure effective coordination and better management of the environment. HELEN OJI reports. Effective coordination  The Federal Ministry of Environment has achieved effective coordination and better management of the environment through the former minister of environment Surveyor Alhaji Suleiman Zarma, in the environment sector. Ministry was charge with the responsibility of protecting the natural Read More

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Heritage Bank promotes CBN’s sustainable development in business operation

May 19, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Heritage Bank Plc has recorded positive impact in the implementation of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) initiative on Nigeria Sustainable Banking Principle (NSBP) by giving its backing to greener environment in order to deliver positive development effects to society and business, while protecting the communities and environs in which it operates and the customers. The bank partnered the promoter Read More

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Africa Blue Economy forum urges businesses to embrace initiative

May 10, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Africa Blue Economy Forum (ABEF) which comes to Tunis on June 25-26 has enjoined businesses to embrace the initiative.Speakers include government ministers and officials from Gabon, Ghana, Morocco, Somaliland, Tunisia and Seychelles; Aims to raise awareness of the economic, social and environmental benefits of the Blue Economy. African businesses are being challenged to wake up to the economic, social and Read More

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Kaduna Int’l Trade Fair clocks 40, seeks partnerships

March 15, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The President, Kaduna Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (KADCCIMA), Dr Muheeba Dankaka on Thursday officially announced the celebration of 40th year Anniversary of the Kaduna International Trade Fair. The theme of the forthcoming Fair slated for 29th March to 7th April 2019 is entitled: consolidating interface between industry and agriculture for Nigeria’s sustainable development. Dankaka made the announcement on Thursday during Read More

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NITP makes case for new urban agenda domestication

February 4, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The national President, Nigerian Institute of Town Planners (NITP), Lekwa Ezutah, has called on the federal government to domesticate the components of the new urban agenda.  Ezutah, who spoke over the weekend in Abuja during his investiture as the 23rd president of NITP, said the new urban agenda was adopted at UN conference on housing and sustainable urban development (Habitat lll) Read More

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Ganduje’s Aide faults Buhari’s comment on video scandal

November 20, 2018 Blueprint 0

Alhaji Zulyadaini karaye, the Senior Special Assistant on Sustainable Development Goals rn Kano State Governor, Ibrahim Umar Ganduje, has faulted President Muhammadu Buhari’s alleged Ganduje’s corruption scandal saying it was premature. Reacting to the comment made in France last week, the SSA said: “His comment on the alleged Ganduje’s corruption scandal is in fact corruption because the allegation against the Read More