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FAO seeks improved policy implementation to promote agriculture

Minister of Water Resources Mrs. Sarah Reng Ochekpe

The Food and Agriculture Organisation  (FAO)  has attributed the slow pace of agricultural development in Africa to poor implementation of policies.   The FAO Representative to Nigeria, Mrs Louise Setshwaelo, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Monday.   Setshwaelo, said that the continent did not lack of good policies to promote ...

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Nigeria, UN-Habitat promote youth empowerment, safer cities

The Federal Government has signed an agreement with United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) that aims at promoting urban youth empowerment and safer cities. The deal is coming on the heels of an earlier commitment by the government through the contribution of $3 million aimed at research and strengthening UN-Habitat’s engagement with Habitat Agenda Partners and other non-governmental actors across sub-Saharan ...

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Kutigi’s peace moves succeed as ‎National Conference ends‎ without rancour

The National Conference, which began on March 17, came to an end on Thursday morning.   The series of meetings the Confab chairman, Idris Kutigi, held with zonal leaders on Wednesday paid off as the delegates agreed on a position on the controversial draft constitution.   The confab ended with a minor amendment to the third volume of the confab ...

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Court jails 3 for public nuisance, drunkenness

An Upper Area Court, Kuje , FCT, on Wednesday sentenced three men, Micheal Adibe, Ogunlade Micheal and Warya Terso to two months imprisonment each for drunkenness and public nuisance.   The presiding officer, Mr Adamu Wakili, convicted the men after they pleaded guilty to a one-count charge of public nuisance.   Wakili, however, gave each of the convicts an option ...

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Enugu deputy governor collapses before impeachment panel

An interesting twist came into the impeachment saga against the deputy governor of Enugu State, Sunday Onyebuchi as he slumped before the impeachment panel today. Onyebuchi, while testifying before the impeachment panel which is probing allegations of misconduct against him by the State House of Assembly allegedly on the orders of the governor, Sullivan Chime, had to be rushed out ...

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2015: Electorate will vote credible candidates – Hon. Segelu

An aspirant seeking to represent Akinyele/Lagelu Federal Constituency in 2015, on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Hon. Olayinka Oladimeji Segelu has said candidates’ pedigree, antecedents, personal achievements and records will count in the forthcoming 2015 general elections. Hon. Segelu gave this indication in a statement made available to newsmen in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital. The House of ...

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Doctors’ strike to blame for my son’s death -CNPP publicity secretary

Osita Okechukwu, publicity secretary of the Conference of Nigeria’s Political Parties has blamed the strike embarked upon by doctors for the death of his undergraduate son last weekend. Okechukwu, who was left embittered, urged the Federal government and Nigeria Medical Association to do all within their powers to resolve the impasse. The doctor’s industrial action, which is mainly based on ...

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ECOWAS staff succumbs to Ebola in Lagos

The dreaded Ebola virus disease has led to the death of another member of staff of the Economic Community of West African States, following the death of Patrick Sawyer, a Liberian who brought the disease into Nigeria.   The name of the West African body’s staff was given as Jatto Asihu Abdulqudir as the sub-regional organisation announced his passing today. ...

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NOA urges use of hand sanitisers, gloves to curb spread of  Ebola

Mr Mike Omeri, the Director-General, National Orientation Agency (NOA), has advised Nigerians to use hand sanitisers and wear gloves to curb the spread of Ebola virus. Omeri gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Abuja He said that the agency would sensitise Nigerians on the need to use the hand sanitiser ...

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Pastor arraigned for rape

A 23-year-old professed Celestial Church prophet, Adewale Adeleke, on Tuesday in Lagos, appeared before a Yaba Magistrates’ Court for alleged fraud and rape.   Adeleke, who resides at No. 2 Ajibola Street, Agbado Ijaiye, Lagos was arraigned on a four-count charge of stealing, obtaining by false pretext, impersonation and rape.   Prosecutor Chris Takim told the court that the accused ...

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