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Government to collaborate with stakeholders to mitigate impact of flood in Kogi


The Federal Government has promised to collaborate with the stakeholders in Kogi State to give the necessary support to the state government in managing disaster. Dr Oluwafemi Oke-Osanyintolu, team leader, Disaster Risk Management team, Office the Vice-President, made the promise while speaking with journalists on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 in Ibaji, Ibaji Local Government Area of the state. He said that ...

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Agriculture: How we create conducive atmosphere in Benue, by Synergos


The Benue Team Lead, Synergos, Mr Michael Agon, has emphasised the organisation’s commitment in facilitating the continuous approach for the systems shift of agriculture in Nigeria and enlighten stakeholders on agricultural opportunities in Benue State. Making this known on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at an Agricultural Visionary Group (AVG)/Agricultural Innovation Group (AIG) Stakeholders Meeting held in Makurdi, Benue State, he ...

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Niger Delta ecosystem: Stakeholders advocate concerted research efforts


Participants at an international conference on rivers and deltas in Africa on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 said the management and challenges of ecosystem could be better addressed through integrated and multi-sectoral framework. The conference, with the theme, “Sustaining Ecosystem Services of Africa’s Rivers and Deltas”, was organised by a consortium of universities in the Niger Delta and hosted by the ...

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Unwashed hands threat to public health – Expert


Unwashed hand is capable of transmitting infectious diseases and constitute threat to public health, a medical laboratory scientist, Mr Solomon Chollom, has said. Chollom, who works with the National Veterinary Research Institute (NVRI) told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 in Jos, Plateau State, that many people failed to imbibe handwashing culture in their daily ...

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Canada earmarks $3.5b to support women, children health in Nigeria

Justin Trudeau Canada

Canadian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Dr Christopher Thorney, says the Government of Canada has earmarked $3.5 billion to advance the health of women and children in Nigeria. The High Commissioner made the disclosure during the Multi-Country Dissemination of the Rapid Access Expansion (RAcE) Project on Integrated Community Case Management of Childhood Illnesses (iCCM) in Abuja. According to him, Canada has ...

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World Polio Day: Yobe vaccinates 1.1m children

Polio immunisation

The Executive Secretary, Yobe Primary Healthcare Management Board, Dr Hauwa Goni, said over 1.1 million children under age five have been immunised against polio virus this year. She disclosed this on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at a press conference in Damaturu to mark the World Polio Day. Goni said that the state recorded its last case of polio virus three ...

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Ecologist urges stakeholders to implement policies on climate change

Ibrahim Usman Jibril

An ecologist, Mr Richard Inyamkume, on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 urged relevant stakeholders in the environment sector to implement the nation’s strategic policies and plans of action on climate change. Inyamkume, who is also the Senior Programme Officer, Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Initiative, an NGO, gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in ...

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Nigeria needs more investment in rural infrastructure to boost agriculture – Adesina

Akinwumi Adesina

The President of African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr Akinwumi Adesina, says Nigeria needs more investment in rural infrastructure to boost agricultural production in the country. Adesina made this known on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Des Moines, USA. He said that the country must continue to operate policies that would ...

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World Polio Day: Kaduna celebrates five years without polio

Polio immunisation

The Executive Secretary, Kaduna State Primary Health Care Development Agency (SPHCDA), Dr. Hadiza Balarabe, on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 said the state has not recorded any polio case since 2012. The official said during a rally to mark World Polio Day in Kaduna that, in spite of the feat, the agency has sustained polio immunisation across all communities in the ...

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Tree planting will tackle desertification, climate change effect, says Achakpa

Priscilla Achakpa

Executive Director, Women Environmental Programme (WEP), Dr Priscilla Achakpa, has said that tree planting will address desertification and mitigate the negative effect of climate change in the country. Achakpa said this on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja. She said that trees served as erosion control tools and windbreaks, while ...

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