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Rivers, Shell sign MoU on gas supply to industries

Shell Gas

The Rivers State Government and Shell Nigeria Gas (SNG) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the distribution of gas to industries in the Greater Port Harcourt area and its environs. The MoU sets out broad terms and conditions to guide co-operation between the two parties in the development of new gas distribution opportunities in the Greater Port Harcourt ...

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The twists and turns around 34-year-old Ajaokuta Steel Company

Ajaokuta Steel

The steel industry is said to be the backbone of any nation. The industry will continue to serve as stimulus to national development and economic boaster to industrial growth of a country. The Ajaokuta Steel Company in Kogi State of Nigeria was envisaged to serve as the bedrock of the nation’s industrialisation. The idea of having a steel industry was ...

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Farmer lauds government policies on agriculture

Chief Audu Ogbeh

The Chief Executive Officer, Raymos Guanah Farms, Mr Raymos Guanah, has lauded the Federal Government’s policies on agriculture. Guanah gave this commendation in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday, December 26, 2017 in Asaba, Delta State. “I am impressed with the Federal Government’s policies on agriculture, the policies give farmers the hope that at last, ...

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Poultry farmers advocate policy review on export of agricultural raw materials

Poultry

Poultry farmers in Abuja have called on the Federal Government to review the nation’s policy on exportation of agricultural raw materials to create employment opportunities for youths in the sector. A cross section of the farmers said this in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday, December 26, 2017 in Abuja, on the sideline of activities ...

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Maize scarcity informs closure of poultry industries

Maize

The National President of Maize Association of Nigeria (MAAN), Mr Tunji Adenola, says poultry industries across the country are closing down because of shortage of maize for poultry feeds production. The maize grain is a major feed grain and a standard component of livestock diets where it is used as a source of energy. Adenola, who said this in an interview with News Agency ...

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Dust haze weather to prevail on Tuesday – NiMet

Dust haze weather

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted dust haze weather conditions with horizontal visibility range of one to three kilometres over the central states of the county on Tuesday, December 26, 2017. NiMet’s Weather Outlook by its Central Forecast Office in Abuja on Monday, December 25 also predicted day and night temperatures in the range of 26 to 33 and ...

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Nigeria needs 3,000ha to pilot fuelwood management scheme, says ECN

Kaduna UNDP GEF SFM

For the implementation of the pilot project of Sustainable Fuelwood Management (SFM) to be successful, Nigeria needs over 3,000 hectares of land. The project is aimed at reducing deforestation and the negative impact of climate change. The Director General, Energy Commission of Nigeria (ECN), Professor Jidare Bala, disclosed this on Tuesday, December 19, 2017at a stakeholders’ summit for the SFM, ...

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Physician says artificially-ripened fruits can cause cancer

Fruits

Clinical Mentor, Kebbi State Primary Health Care Development Agency, Dr Mustapha Bature, has warned that consumption of fruits such as mango, banana, pawpaw and plantain, artificially-ripened by Calcium Carbide can cause cancer. Bature made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Monday, December 25, 2017 in Abuja. According to Wikipedia, Calcium carbide is a chemical ...

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Agency trains 207 staffers in biosafety management

Dr. Rufus Ebegba

The Director-General, National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA), Dr Rufus Ebegba, has said that the organisation trained 207 staff members as part of effort to enhance their capacity in biosafety management. Dr Ebegba made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday, December 25, 2017 in Abuja. He said it was imperative to expose the ...

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Nigeria can generate N540b yearly from sesame seed production, says group

Sesame seeds

National President, National Sesame Seed Association of Nigeria (NSSAN), Alhaji Sherif Balogun, says that sesame seed production has the potential of generating about N180 billion in four months if fully tapped. Balogun, who disclosed  this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kaduna on Monday, December 25, 2017 said that sesame seed production could also provide ...

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