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ABP: NIRSAL structures FCT farmers into 16 Agro Geo-Cooperatives

Aliyu Abdulhameed NIRSAL

The Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk Sharing System (NIRSAL) said it had structured Federal Capital Territory (FCT) farmers into 16 established Agro Geo-Cooperatives (AGCs) for the 2020 wet season farming. Aliyu Abdulhameed, Managing Director of NIRSAL NIRSAL Head of Corporate Communications, Ms Anne Ihugba, said this in a statement she in Abuja, on Wednesday, July 30, 2020. She added that 12 of ...

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Six bison calves born in ‘European Serengeti’

A herd of bison

A reserve of large herbivores, also known as the European Serengeti, in 2020 recorded what is said to be the highest increases in bison since its establishment in 2015. Six European bison calves were born in a protected area, which is in the former military area of Milovice, near Prague, capital of the Czech Republic. A herd of bison with ...

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Journalists urged on Covid-19 challenges as PACJA launches 2020 ACCER Awards

PACJA's ACCER Awards launch webinar

The Pan-African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) has launched the 2020 African Climate Change and Environment Reporting (ACCER) Awards with a call for journalists to embrace the challenges it is facing now and help find home-grown solutions. Participants at the PACJA ACCER Awards launch webinar This, according to speakers at a webinar held to launch the fifth edition of the awards, ...

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Nigeria: Agriculture and nation building


For a country to be ideally independent, it must be self-sufficient. When a country has difficulty in producing what it consumes, then there is imbalance of trade and that will affect the per-capital income of the country. Rice farming If a country cannot achieve self-sufficiency in technology, resources, or other sectors due to environmental location and/or other factors, it should ...

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U.S. surpasses 150,000 coronavirus deaths

Donald Trump

Coronavirus deaths in the United States topped 150,000 on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 amid a surge in cases across the country, according to a case tracker from Johns Hopkins University. The U.S. has had by far the largest number of deaths. President Donald Trump of the US The country with the second greatest number of deaths, Brazil, has about 60,000 ...

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Why it’s necessary to involve public in revision of Nigeria’s climate action plan – Okereke

Professor Chukwumerije Okereke

Nigeria started the process of revising her Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) in March 2020 year and is due to conclude the exercise in November. The result of the process will be a revised national pledge on climate action that will be submitted to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) by the end of the year. Prof. Chukwumerije ...

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Nigeria, UN, others launch projects to fight trafficking in persons

Ghada Fathi Waly

On the eve of the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and ARK, with the support of the governments of Canada and Switzerland and jointly with the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) and the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) launched four ...

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How COVID-19 is affecting progress on gender equality


On Tuesday, July 21, 2020, the UN General Assembly held a virtual multi-stakeholder hearing titled, “Accelerating the Realisation of Gender Equality and the Empowerment of all Women and Girls.” A panel titled “Women’s and girls’ voices, participation and leadership” involved advocates for women’s and girls’ empowerment who discussed the need for women in leadership positions. Coronavirus Founder and CEO of ...

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World Bank approves $500m for girls’ secondary education in seven states

Girl child

The World Bank has approved a $500 million credit for the Adolescent Girls Initiative for Learning and Empowerment (AGILE) towards improving secondary education opportunities among girls in seven states in the Nigeria.  The girl child education A statement from the bank in Abuja on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 noted that the credit was approved from its International Development Association (IDA) ...

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Flood: Akwa Ibom urges residents in coastal areas to relocate

Governor Udom Emmanuel

The Akwa Ibom State Government has alerted its citizens, particularly residents living along low level coastal areas, to relocate upland to avoid impending flood. Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State Deputy Governor of Akwa Ibom, Mr Moses Ekpo, gave the directive in a statement by Mr Ekikere Umoh, his Press Secretary, on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 in Uyo, the ...

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