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Monthly Archives: June 2021

Sudan launches telementoring programme to treat COVID-19 patients at home


An initiative that deploys volunteer medical students in Sudan to treat COVID-19 patients in their homes will get a boost from a new partnership comprising Project ECHO, the global telementoring initiative based at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Centre in Albuquerque; the University of Nebraska Medical Centre (UNMC); the Sudanese American Medical Association (SAMA) and Sudan NextGen (SNG), ...

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Niger partners Ghanaian firm to establish three refuse recycling plants

Abubakar Sani Bello

The Niger State Government has said that it is collaborating with a Ghanaian firm, Zoom Life recycling company, to establish three refuse recycling plants in the state. Niger State Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello Malam Habib Abdulmalik, General Manager, Niger State Environmental Protection Agency (NISEPA), told newsmen in Minna, the state capital, on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 that the partnership was ...

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75 companies bid for concession of 12 federal highways


A total of 75 companies are bidding for 12  federal roads to be concession under the first phase of the Highway Development Management Initiative (HDMI). Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN) Mrs Abimbola Asein, Head, Public Private Partnership (PPP) Unit of the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing, disclosed this at the opening of Request For Qualification ...

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New NEMA D-G pledges to make management of emergencies easier

Ahmed Habib

The newly appointed Director-General, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mr Ahmed Habib, has pledged to strive to create frontiers that would make the management of emergencies in Nigeria easier and effective. Director-General, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mr Ahmed Habib Habib made the pledge in a statement by his Media Aide, Mr Gimba Mohammed, in Abuja on Tuesday, June 1, ...

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Nigeria inaugurates committee to protect ozone layer

Hydro chlorofluorocarbons Phase-out Management Plan (HPMP)

The Federal Ministry of Environment in Nigeria has inaugurated the project steering committee on the phasing out of the chemicals that deplete the earth’s ozone layer. Dr Mohammed Abubakar, Minister of Environment; Mrs Sharon Ikeazor, Environment Minister of State, with UNDP and UNIDO officials and guests at the event The stage II of the Hydro chlorofluorocarbons Phase-out Management Plan (HPMP) ...

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Burkina Faso releases first pearl millet hybrid

Pearl millet hybrid

Burkina Faso recently approved the commercial use of its first pearl millet hybrid called Nafagnon. Pearl millet hybrid farm With the approval, the single-cross hybrid also became the first of its kind to be approved in West and Central Africa (WCA). Nafagnon yields as much as 45 percent higher than popular variety Misari-1. It is more resistant to downy mildew and ...

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