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Monthly Archives: October 2017

AfDB strategy to guarantee tons of additional food production

Dr. Kapil Kapoor

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has developed a new initiative called the Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) initiative – a knowledge and innovation-based response to the recognised need of scaling up proven technologies across Africa. Already, 25 African countries have written letters to the AfDB confirming their interest and readiness to participate in TAAT, and help transform their agriculture. ...

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Amina Mohammed seeks leadership opportunities for youth

Amina Mohammed

The UN Deputy Secretary-General, Ms Amina Mohammed, has asked older Nigerians to pave the way for the youth by creating leadership opportunities for them. Mohammed, who stated this at a Cultural Night organised by Nigerians working at the United Nations System, urged older Nigerians to stop competing with the younger ones for employment opportunities. “Whenever there are opportunities, try and pave ...

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World Polio Day: Rotary urges Etsu Bwari to sensitise his subjects

Polio immunisation

The Rotary Club of Abuja has urged the Etsu Bwari, Mr Ibrahim Yaro, to always sensitise his subjects about polio immunisation to prevent recurrence of the viral infection in the community. Mr Ben Omogbene, the President of District 9125 Kubwa-main Rotary Club, gave the advice at the courtesy visit of  club members to the Etsu’s palace on Saturday, October 21, ...

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250,000 Nigerian women die of cancer annually

Unguwa Kanti community

Wife of the Executive Governor of Kebbi State, Dr Zainab Bagudu, on Saturday, October 21, 2017 said  about 250,000 Nigerian women die of cancer annually. She said this during a walk to create awareness on cancer in Abuja with the theme: “ Walk Away Cancer’’. According to her, the walk is to create awareness as well as to try and ...

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Why more women adopt single motherhood – Expert

Nigerian couple

A marriage counsellor and psychologist, Dr Rose Chukwuma, on Saturday, October 21, 2017 said more women were embracing the concept of having children outside wedlock to avoid marital disappointments. Chukwuma, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigerian (NAN) in Abuja, said that single parenting, which was once frowned upon due to cultural and religious ethics, was fast becoming ...

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Government urged to pay more attention to agriculture

Female farmer

Soil scientist, Prof. Ayodele Odofin of the Federal University of Technology in Minna, Niger State, has called for more attention on agriculture to increase profits, food security, preserve, and enhance the resource base of the nation and its environment. The don made the call when he delivered the 56th Inaugural Lecture of the university titled: “Nigerian Soil Resources: The Neglected ...

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5,400 farmers, agro-dealers benefit from $3m USAID agric scheme

Stephen Haykin

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) says 5,400 agro-inputs dealers and farmers have benefitted from its three million dollars Feed the Future Nigeria Agro-Inputs Activity. The Nigeria Mission Director of USAID, Stephen Haykin, said in a statement in Abuja that the three years Agro-Inputs Activity had built approximately 1,400 agro-inputs dealers and 4,000 smallholder farmers. Haykin said: ”It demonstrated the ...

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Amazon launches ‘biggest wind farm yet’

wind

Amazon on Thursday, October 19, 2017 announced that its largest wind farm yet – Amazon Wind Farm Texas – is now up and running, adding more than 1,000,000 MWh of clean energy to the grid each year. Amazon has launched 18 wind and solar projects across the U.S., with over 35 more to come. Together, these projects will generate enough clean ...

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NiMet predicts partly cloudy, hazy weather for Saturday

cloudy weather

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet), has predicted partly cloudy to hazy weather conditions over the Central States of the country on Saturday, October 21, 2017. NiMet’s Weather Outlook by its Central Forecast Office (CFO), on Friday in Abuja also predicted day and night temperatures in the range of 32 to 36 and 15 to 26 degrees Celsius respectively. The agency ...

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Study links pollution to millions of deaths worldwide

Generator Pollution

Pollution is killing millions of people worldwide, mostly through the diseases it causes including heart conditions, strokes and lung cancer, according to a large international study. Almost all pollution-related deaths – around 92 per cent – are in poor or middle-income countries, the research found. In rapidly industrialising countries such as India, Pakistan, China, Bangladesh, Madagascar, pollution is linked to ...

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