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  •   Ukraine Any damage to Zaporizhzhia plant is suicide UN chief UN Photo SecretaryUN Secretary General Ant nio Guterres has said that fighting near the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant in southern Ukraine is disheartening and any damage to the plant would be suicide Guterres gave the warning on Thursday during a summit with Ukraine s President Volodymyr Zelensky and Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Lviv Ukraine Speaking at a press conference alongside Presidents in Lviv he expressed gratitude for the opportunity to visit again during such a difficult period The heart of the problem that brings us here remains the war he said reiterating that the Russian invasion is a violation of the territorial integrity of Ukraine and of the UN Charter The war has inflicted innumerous deaths massive destruction displacement and dramatic violations of human rights he stated adding that in line with the Charter and international law people need peace The top UN official expressed his grave concern over the unfolding situation in and around Europe s largest nuclear power plant in Zaporizhzhia Common sense must prevail to avoid any actions that might endanger the physical integrity safety or security of the nuclear plant he said adding that the facility must not be used as part of any military operation Guterres upheld the urgent need for an agreement to reestablish Zaporizhhia as purely civilian infrastructure and ensure the safety of the area After making an assessment with the agreement of both Russia and Ukraine the UN Secretariat has determined that it can support the organisation s nuclear overseer IAEA in conducting a mission to the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant from Kyiv The UN chief outlined that military equipment and personnel should be withdrawn from the plant no other forces or equipment should be deployed there and the area must be demilitarised Commenting on the Black Sea Grain he said the initiative reflected a victory for diplomacy for those caught in a cost of living crisis as well as for Ukraine s hard working farmers In spite of the fact that the Black Sea Grain Initiative was signed a few weeks ago the UN chief reiterated that there is no solution to the global food crisis without ensuring full global access to Ukraine s food products and Russian food and fertilisers According to him in less than one month 21 ships had departed from Ukrainian ports and 15 vessels had left Istanbul for Ukraine to load up with grain and other food supplies As we speak more than 560 000 metric tonnes of grain and other food produced by Ukrainian farmers are making its way to markets around the world This he said included the first UN chartered vessel carrying Ukrainian wheat to people suffering in the Horn of Africa from the worst drought in decades Meanwhile signs have been emerging that global food markets are beginning to stabilize as wheat prices dropped by as much as eight per cent This followed the signing of the agreements and the FAO Food Price Index by nine per cent in July the biggest decline since 2008 Although most food commodities are currently trading at prices below pre war levels they are still very high Let s have no illusions there is a long way to go before this will be translated into the daily life of people at their local bakery and in their markets he said As the Joint Coordination Center JCC continues to work professionally and in good faith to keep the food flowing he appealed that those involved overcome all obstacles in a spirit of compromise and permanently settle all difficulties Getting food and fertiliser out of Ukraine and Russia in larger quantities is crucial to further calm commodity markets and lower prices and essential to providing relief to the most vulnerable The UN chief underscored the urgency of reversing the turmoil in the global fertiliser market which is currently threatening next season s crops including a world wide staple rice NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Ukraine: Any damage to Zaporizhzhia plant is suicide – UN chief
      Ukraine Any damage to Zaporizhzhia plant is suicide UN chief UN Photo SecretaryUN Secretary General Ant nio Guterres has said that fighting near the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant in southern Ukraine is disheartening and any damage to the plant would be suicide Guterres gave the warning on Thursday during a summit with Ukraine s President Volodymyr Zelensky and Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Lviv Ukraine Speaking at a press conference alongside Presidents in Lviv he expressed gratitude for the opportunity to visit again during such a difficult period The heart of the problem that brings us here remains the war he said reiterating that the Russian invasion is a violation of the territorial integrity of Ukraine and of the UN Charter The war has inflicted innumerous deaths massive destruction displacement and dramatic violations of human rights he stated adding that in line with the Charter and international law people need peace The top UN official expressed his grave concern over the unfolding situation in and around Europe s largest nuclear power plant in Zaporizhzhia Common sense must prevail to avoid any actions that might endanger the physical integrity safety or security of the nuclear plant he said adding that the facility must not be used as part of any military operation Guterres upheld the urgent need for an agreement to reestablish Zaporizhhia as purely civilian infrastructure and ensure the safety of the area After making an assessment with the agreement of both Russia and Ukraine the UN Secretariat has determined that it can support the organisation s nuclear overseer IAEA in conducting a mission to the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant from Kyiv The UN chief outlined that military equipment and personnel should be withdrawn from the plant no other forces or equipment should be deployed there and the area must be demilitarised Commenting on the Black Sea Grain he said the initiative reflected a victory for diplomacy for those caught in a cost of living crisis as well as for Ukraine s hard working farmers In spite of the fact that the Black Sea Grain Initiative was signed a few weeks ago the UN chief reiterated that there is no solution to the global food crisis without ensuring full global access to Ukraine s food products and Russian food and fertilisers According to him in less than one month 21 ships had departed from Ukrainian ports and 15 vessels had left Istanbul for Ukraine to load up with grain and other food supplies As we speak more than 560 000 metric tonnes of grain and other food produced by Ukrainian farmers are making its way to markets around the world This he said included the first UN chartered vessel carrying Ukrainian wheat to people suffering in the Horn of Africa from the worst drought in decades Meanwhile signs have been emerging that global food markets are beginning to stabilize as wheat prices dropped by as much as eight per cent This followed the signing of the agreements and the FAO Food Price Index by nine per cent in July the biggest decline since 2008 Although most food commodities are currently trading at prices below pre war levels they are still very high Let s have no illusions there is a long way to go before this will be translated into the daily life of people at their local bakery and in their markets he said As the Joint Coordination Center JCC continues to work professionally and in good faith to keep the food flowing he appealed that those involved overcome all obstacles in a spirit of compromise and permanently settle all difficulties Getting food and fertiliser out of Ukraine and Russia in larger quantities is crucial to further calm commodity markets and lower prices and essential to providing relief to the most vulnerable The UN chief underscored the urgency of reversing the turmoil in the global fertiliser market which is currently threatening next season s crops including a world wide staple rice NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Ukraine: Any damage to Zaporizhzhia plant is suicide – UN chief
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    Ukraine: Any damage to Zaporizhzhia plant is suicide – UN chief

    Ukraine: Any damage to Zaporizhzhia plant is suicide – UN chief UN Photo:  SecretaryUN Secretary General, António Guterres, has said that fighting near the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant in southern Ukraine is disheartening and any damage to the plant would be suicide.

    Guterres gave the warning on Thursday during a summit with Ukraine’s President, Volodymyr Zelensky and Turkish leader, Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Lviv, Ukraine.

    Speaking at a press conference alongside Presidents in Lviv, he expressed gratitude for the opportunity to visit again during such a difficult period.

    “The heart of the problem that brings us here remains the war,” he said, reiterating that the Russian invasion is “a violation of the territorial integrity of Ukraine” and of the UN Charter.

    The war has inflicted innumerous deaths, massive destruction, displacement, and dramatic violations of human rights, he stated, adding that in line with the Charter and international law, “people need peace”.

    The top UN official expressed his grave concern over the unfolding situation in and around Europe’s largest nuclear power plant in Zaporizhzhia.

    “Common sense must prevail to avoid any actions that might endanger the physical integrity, safety or security of the nuclear plant,” he said, adding that the facility must not be used as part of any military operation.

    Guterres upheld the urgent need for an agreement to “reestablish Zaporizhhia as purely civilian infrastructure” and ensure the safety of the area.

    After making an assessment, with the agreement of both Russia and Ukraine, the UN Secretariat has determined that it can support the organisation’s nuclear overseer, IAEA, in conducting a mission to the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant from Kyiv. The UN chief outlined that military equipment and personnel should be withdrawn from the plant, no other forces or equipment should be deployed there and the area must be demilitarised.

    Commenting on the Black Sea Grain, he said the initiative reflected “a victory for diplomacy” for those caught in a cost-of-living crisis as well as for Ukraine’s hard-working farmers, In spite of the fact that the Black Sea Grain Initiative was signed a few weeks ago, the UN chief reiterated that “there is no solution to the global food crisis without ensuring full global access to Ukraine’s food products and Russian food and fertilisers.

    ” According to him, in less than one month, 21 ships had departed from Ukrainian ports and 15 vessels had left Istanbul for Ukraine to load up with grain and other food supplies.

    “As we speak, more than 560,000 metric tonnes of grain and other food produced by Ukrainian farmers are making its way to markets around the world.

    ’’ This, he said, included the first UN-chartered vessel carrying Ukrainian wheat to people suffering in the Horn of Africa from the worst drought in decades.

    Meanwhile, signs have been emerging that global food markets are beginning to stabilize as wheat prices dropped by as much as eight per cent.

    This followed the signing of the agreements and the FAO Food Price Index by nine per cent in July – the biggest decline since 2008. Although most food commodities are currently trading at prices below pre-war levels, they are still very high.

    “Let’s have no illusions – there is a long way to go before this will be translated into the daily life of people at their local bakery and in their markets,” he said.

    As the Joint Coordination Center (JCC) continues to work professionally and in good faith to keep the food flowing, he appealed that those involved “overcome all obstacles in a spirit of compromise and permanently settle all difficulties”.

    “Getting food and fertiliser out of Ukraine and Russia in larger quantities is crucial to further calm commodity markets and lower prices”, and essential to providing relief to the most vulnerable”.

    The UN chief underscored the urgency of reversing the turmoil in the global fertiliser market, which is currently threatening next season’s crops – including a world-wide staple, rice.


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  •  The Rector of Yaba College of Technology YABATECH Mr Obafemi Omokungbe says a N50 billion Endowment fund will be needed to provide consistent and permanent funding source for the Institution Omokungbe made the declaration during his address at the unveiling of the College N50 billion Endowment Fund logo held on Thursday in the YABATECH Hall Lagos He noted that YABATECH is a premier high Institution in Nigeria which has served the nation for 75 years adding the alumni of the College has contributed immensely to the development of the nation in all field of endeavour We desire to continue to be a major pilliar in this journey it is expected that having existed for so long the facilities would have decayed and infrastructures inadequate for the good of students and staff Therefore it is conceived out of our desire to address the challenges of infrastructural deficit obsolete and non functional equipments confronting the college The unveiling of the logo is the first stage launch of the N50 billion endowment fund which will be utilised to support students department research and other Programmes for generation to come he added The YABATECH Rector declared that it is no longer a secrete that the government can no longer fund Education hence the need to rise and rescue the college from collapse Omokungbe added that It was necessary for the Institution to continue to fulfill the mandate of it s founding father of the premier higher Institution and to maintain the standard it s known for Speaking Mr Tayo Afolabi Director SIFAX Group and special guest of honour who was represented by Mr Bode Ojeniyi Group Executive Director described the unveiling of the logo as invitation to treat to the bigger thing that is to come Commended YABATECH family for the initiative decision and process to set up the Endowment Fund the SIFAX Director pledged it s support to the contribute it s quota to achieve the administration s target Anything coming into the country for this project we will clear it for you support contractors while the work is going on as regards this project Have gone through proposals utilisation of what the endowment fund intend to achieve I said to myself that this will lead to a total transformation of a 75 years old Institution The Nigeria of today is a Nigeria of Self Fund you generate power water and you generate funds to ensure that you continue to exist and survive as an Institution he added According to him they say charity begins at home the alumni of YABATECH are captains of industries today and they need to take the first step as far as this endowment fund is concerned The News Agency of Nigeria reports that SIFAX Group partners of YABATECH N50 billion Endowment Fund Logo is a transportation company that specialists in logistics freight forwarding cargo consolidation and hire service Speaking Mr Uduak Iyang Udom Deputy Rector Admin of YABATECH said that the step was to do something significant to improve the legacy of Education in the College through the N50 billion Endowment Fund Udom who doubled Chairman College Endowment Fund Committee said lunch planned to come in form of cash donation legacy Lunch would cover provision of more classrooms lecture halls workshops He mentioned laboratories books and scholarships as inclusive as a measure to take more youths out if street and channel their time to education thereby making the College product globally competitive NewsSourceCredit NAN
    YABATECH unveil N50 billion Endowment Fund Logo, want to continue to be major pilliar to nation development —— Rector
     The Rector of Yaba College of Technology YABATECH Mr Obafemi Omokungbe says a N50 billion Endowment fund will be needed to provide consistent and permanent funding source for the Institution Omokungbe made the declaration during his address at the unveiling of the College N50 billion Endowment Fund logo held on Thursday in the YABATECH Hall Lagos He noted that YABATECH is a premier high Institution in Nigeria which has served the nation for 75 years adding the alumni of the College has contributed immensely to the development of the nation in all field of endeavour We desire to continue to be a major pilliar in this journey it is expected that having existed for so long the facilities would have decayed and infrastructures inadequate for the good of students and staff Therefore it is conceived out of our desire to address the challenges of infrastructural deficit obsolete and non functional equipments confronting the college The unveiling of the logo is the first stage launch of the N50 billion endowment fund which will be utilised to support students department research and other Programmes for generation to come he added The YABATECH Rector declared that it is no longer a secrete that the government can no longer fund Education hence the need to rise and rescue the college from collapse Omokungbe added that It was necessary for the Institution to continue to fulfill the mandate of it s founding father of the premier higher Institution and to maintain the standard it s known for Speaking Mr Tayo Afolabi Director SIFAX Group and special guest of honour who was represented by Mr Bode Ojeniyi Group Executive Director described the unveiling of the logo as invitation to treat to the bigger thing that is to come Commended YABATECH family for the initiative decision and process to set up the Endowment Fund the SIFAX Director pledged it s support to the contribute it s quota to achieve the administration s target Anything coming into the country for this project we will clear it for you support contractors while the work is going on as regards this project Have gone through proposals utilisation of what the endowment fund intend to achieve I said to myself that this will lead to a total transformation of a 75 years old Institution The Nigeria of today is a Nigeria of Self Fund you generate power water and you generate funds to ensure that you continue to exist and survive as an Institution he added According to him they say charity begins at home the alumni of YABATECH are captains of industries today and they need to take the first step as far as this endowment fund is concerned The News Agency of Nigeria reports that SIFAX Group partners of YABATECH N50 billion Endowment Fund Logo is a transportation company that specialists in logistics freight forwarding cargo consolidation and hire service Speaking Mr Uduak Iyang Udom Deputy Rector Admin of YABATECH said that the step was to do something significant to improve the legacy of Education in the College through the N50 billion Endowment Fund Udom who doubled Chairman College Endowment Fund Committee said lunch planned to come in form of cash donation legacy Lunch would cover provision of more classrooms lecture halls workshops He mentioned laboratories books and scholarships as inclusive as a measure to take more youths out if street and channel their time to education thereby making the College product globally competitive NewsSourceCredit NAN
    YABATECH unveil N50 billion Endowment Fund Logo, want to continue to be major pilliar to nation development —— Rector
    Education1 month ago

    YABATECH unveil N50 billion Endowment Fund Logo, want to continue to be major pilliar to nation development —— Rector

    The Rector of Yaba College of Technology (YABATECH), Mr Obafemi Omokungbe, says a N50 billion Endowment fund will be needed to provide consistent and permanent funding source for the Institution.

    Omokungbe made the declaration during his address at the unveiling of the College N50 billion Endowment Fund logo, held on Thursday in the YABATECH Hall, Lagos.

    He noted that YABATECH is a premier high Institution in Nigeria, which has served the nation for 75 years, adding, ‘the alumni of the College has contributed immensely to the development of the nation in all field of endeavour’.

    “We desire to continue to be a major pilliar in this journey, it is expected that having existed for so long, the facilities would have decayed and infrastructures inadequate for the good of students and staff.

    “Therefore, it is conceived out of our desire to address the challenges of infrastructural deficit, obsolete and non functional equipments confronting the college.

    “The unveiling of the logo is the first stage launch of the N50 billion endowment fund which will be utilised to support students, department, research and other Programmes for generation to come,” he added.

    The YABATECH Rector declared that it is no longer a secrete that the government can no longer fund Education, hence the need to rise and rescue the college from collapse.

    Omokungbe added that It was necessary for the Institution to continue to fulfill the mandate of it’s founding father of the premier higher Institution and to maintain the standard it’s known for.

    Speaking, Mr Tayo Afolabi, Director, SIFAX Group, and special guest of honour who was represented by Mr Bode Ojeniyi, Group Executive Director described the unveiling of the logo as invitation to treat to the bigger thing that is to come.

    Commended YABATECH family for the initiative, decision and process to set up the Endowment Fund, the SIFAX Director pledged it’s support to the contribute it’s quota to achieve the administration’s target.

    “Anything coming into the country, for this project, we will clear it for you, support contractors while the work is going on as regards this project.

    “Have gone through proposals utilisation of what the endowment fund intend to achieve, I said to myself that this will lead to a total transformation of a 75-years old Institution.

    “The Nigeria of today is a Nigeria of ‘Self Fund’, you generate power, water and you generate funds to ensure that you continue to exist and survive as an Institution,” he added.

    According to him they say charity begins at home, the alumni of YABATECH are captains of industries today, and they need to take the first step as far as this endowment fund is concerned.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that SIFAX Group partners of YABATECH N50 billion Endowment Fund Logo is a transportation company that specialists in logistics, freight forwarding, cargo consolidation and hire service.

    Speaking, Mr Uduak-Iyang Udom, Deputy Rector Admin of YABATECH said that the step was to do something significant to improve the legacy of Education in the College through the N50 billion Endowment Fund.Udom, who doubled Chairman, College Endowment Fund Committee said lunch planned to come in form of cash donation, legacy Lunch would cover provision of more classrooms, lecture halls, workshops.

    He mentioned laboratories, books and scholarships as inclusive as a measure to take more youths out if street and channel their time to education, thereby making the College product globally competitive. 


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  •  Gov Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has pledged to support Go Green Project with 40 000 seedlings to be able to achieve its targeted 100 000 tree plantation in the state The project championed by the Nigeria Union of Journalists NUJ Sokoto Council Shehu Maikoli Foundation and Eco Africa Climate Change Foundation was in partnership with the Sokoto State Universal Basic Education Board SUBEB Inaugurating the plantation on Thursday in Sokoto Tambuwal restated his administration s commitment toward addressing ecological challenges in the state We are highly delighted with the current development being a way toward supporting the state government s engagement in addressing ecological challenges in some areas of the state However this project is so much significant to us and will generally support the government to achieve its desired commitment in addressing the ecological problems he said The governor further stated that the state government was not only happy with the tripartite partnership project but will remain close partners in ensuring it success Based on your suggestion to engage young foresters across our schools I have accepted to initiate a trophy for the best performing school under this project Also the government will provide additional 40 000 seedlings to be added to the existing 60 000 secured by the initiators in order to cover the proposed target he vowed In his remarks Alhaji Sa ad Abubakar III the Sultan of Sokoto and President General Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs NSCIA lauded the initiators for the project Abubakar represented by Dr Jabbi Kilgori the District Head of Kilgori said that the gesture was of great benefit toward addressing environmental challenges as well as insecurity We at the Sultanate Council will not only support it but will continue to monitor and inspect the success of this project for the overall benefit of the society For the state government we will continue to appreciate your good governance that demonstrates comprehensive development of human capital projects in the state he said Earlier Alhaji Altine Kajiji founder Shehu Maikoli Foundation said the project was aimed at establishing gardens in schools roadside plantation distribution and plantation of economic trees to farmers women and households We plan the distribution and plantation of indigenous Moringa and environment trees as well as establishment and reactivation of Young Foresters Clubs in primaries and junior secondary schools This is in order to foster green consciousness educate and empower younger generation actors of environmental conservation amp protection by providing them platform and practical opportunity Which we target to achieve through tree planting quiz debates and environmental education to actively participate in rising of tree planting through Young Foresters Club he said The State NUJ Chairman Dalhatu Safiyal Magori while appreciating Tambuwal for his fatherly role said the council will continue to remain engaged throughout the project He said the partnership was a means of conserving the environment with particular emphasis to climate change vulnerable communities News Agency of Nigeria reports that the project will establish 20 gardens in 10 Junior Secondary schools and 10 primary schools roadside plantations and distribution of seedlings for home gardens among other activities NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Tambuwal pledges 40,000 seedlings to ‘Go Green’project’
     Gov Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has pledged to support Go Green Project with 40 000 seedlings to be able to achieve its targeted 100 000 tree plantation in the state The project championed by the Nigeria Union of Journalists NUJ Sokoto Council Shehu Maikoli Foundation and Eco Africa Climate Change Foundation was in partnership with the Sokoto State Universal Basic Education Board SUBEB Inaugurating the plantation on Thursday in Sokoto Tambuwal restated his administration s commitment toward addressing ecological challenges in the state We are highly delighted with the current development being a way toward supporting the state government s engagement in addressing ecological challenges in some areas of the state However this project is so much significant to us and will generally support the government to achieve its desired commitment in addressing the ecological problems he said The governor further stated that the state government was not only happy with the tripartite partnership project but will remain close partners in ensuring it success Based on your suggestion to engage young foresters across our schools I have accepted to initiate a trophy for the best performing school under this project Also the government will provide additional 40 000 seedlings to be added to the existing 60 000 secured by the initiators in order to cover the proposed target he vowed In his remarks Alhaji Sa ad Abubakar III the Sultan of Sokoto and President General Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs NSCIA lauded the initiators for the project Abubakar represented by Dr Jabbi Kilgori the District Head of Kilgori said that the gesture was of great benefit toward addressing environmental challenges as well as insecurity We at the Sultanate Council will not only support it but will continue to monitor and inspect the success of this project for the overall benefit of the society For the state government we will continue to appreciate your good governance that demonstrates comprehensive development of human capital projects in the state he said Earlier Alhaji Altine Kajiji founder Shehu Maikoli Foundation said the project was aimed at establishing gardens in schools roadside plantation distribution and plantation of economic trees to farmers women and households We plan the distribution and plantation of indigenous Moringa and environment trees as well as establishment and reactivation of Young Foresters Clubs in primaries and junior secondary schools This is in order to foster green consciousness educate and empower younger generation actors of environmental conservation amp protection by providing them platform and practical opportunity Which we target to achieve through tree planting quiz debates and environmental education to actively participate in rising of tree planting through Young Foresters Club he said The State NUJ Chairman Dalhatu Safiyal Magori while appreciating Tambuwal for his fatherly role said the council will continue to remain engaged throughout the project He said the partnership was a means of conserving the environment with particular emphasis to climate change vulnerable communities News Agency of Nigeria reports that the project will establish 20 gardens in 10 Junior Secondary schools and 10 primary schools roadside plantations and distribution of seedlings for home gardens among other activities NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Tambuwal pledges 40,000 seedlings to ‘Go Green’project’
    Environment1 month ago

    Tambuwal pledges 40,000 seedlings to ‘Go Green’project’

    Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has pledged to support ‘Go Green Project’ with 40,000 seedlings to be able to achieve its targeted 100,000-tree plantation in the state.

    The project championed by the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Sokoto Council, Shehu Maikoli Foundation and Eco-Africa Climate Change Foundation, was in partnership with the Sokoto State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB).

    Inaugurating the plantation on Thursday in Sokoto, Tambuwal restated his administration’s commitment toward addressing ecological challenges in the state.

    “We are highly delighted with the current development, being a way toward supporting the state government’s engagement in addressing ecological challenges in some areas of the state.

    “However, this project is so much significant to us and will generally support the government to achieve its desired commitment in addressing the ecological problems,” he said.

    The governor further stated that the state government was not only happy with the tripartite partnership project, but will remain close partners in ensuring it success.

    “Based on your suggestion to engage young foresters across our schools, I have accepted to initiate a trophy for the best performing school under this project.

    “Also, the government will provide additional 40,000 seedlings to be added to the existing 60,000 secured by the initiators in order to cover the proposed target,” he vowed.

    In his remarks, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, the Sultan of Sokoto and President-General, Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), lauded the initiators for the project.

    Abubakar, represented by Dr Jabbi Kilgori, the District Head of Kilgori, said that the gesture was of great benefit toward addressing environmental challenges as well as insecurity.

    “We, at the Sultanate Council will not only support it, but will continue to monitor and inspect the success of this project for the overall benefit of the society.

    “For the state government, we will continue to appreciate your good governance that demonstrates comprehensive development of human capital projects in the state,” he said.

    Earlier Alhaji Altine Kajiji, founder Shehu Maikoli Foundation said the project was aimed at establishing gardens in schools, roadside plantation, distribution and plantation of economic trees to farmers, women and households.

    “We plan the distribution and plantation of indigenous, Moringa and environment trees, as well as establishment and reactivation of Young Foresters Clubs in primaries and junior secondary schools.

    “This is in order to foster green consciousness, educate and empower younger generation actors of environmental conservation & protection by providing them platform and practical opportunity.

    “Which, we target to achieve through tree planting, quiz, debates and environmental education to actively participate in rising of tree planting through Young Foresters Club,” he said.

    The State NUJ Chairman, Dalhatu Safiyal-Magori, while appreciating Tambuwal for his fatherly role said the council will continue to remain engaged throughout the project.

    He said the partnership was a means of conserving the environment with particular emphasis to climate change vulnerable communities.

    News Agency of Nigeria reports that the project will establish 20 gardens in 10 Junior Secondary schools and 10 primary schools, roadside plantations and distribution of seedlings for home gardens among other activities.


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  •  The Kwara Government has reiterated its resolve to continue uplifting the people and firms in the state especially those faced with the scourge of COVID 19 pandemic through the NG CARES scheme The News Agency of Nigeria reports that NG CARES is a support programme to state governments by the Federal Government through the World Bank to cushion the effects of COVID 19 A statement signed by the state Commissioner for Finance Mrs Oyeyemi Olasumbo on Thursday in Ilorin quoted the commissioner as saying that government will assist the vulnerable and downtrodden through the scheme It said the commissioner stated this while receiving the World team during their visitation to evaluate government performance on NG CARES implementation in the state Olasumbo expressed delight in receiving the World team and thanked the visitors for finding the state worthy of visiting due to the incredible level of achievements in the implementation of NG CARES scheme She disclosed that the state government had provided grants for NG CARES implementation to take off before it receives advancement from the World Bank in order to accelerate the impact of NG CARES on the people The statement further said that the Task Team Lead of the World Bank Prof Foluso Okunmadewa lauded the state government for its noticeable results in the implementation of NG CARES scheme It quoted Okunmadewa as saying that Kwara was the second state to be visited in the federation after Lagos due to its promising and encouraging performance in the NG CARES programme He further said that the purpose of the visit was to identify the result in the first phase of the implementation of NG CARES in view of identified constraints faced The team lead said that the most performing states would be eligible for the second phase NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Kwara Govt to uplift vulnerable groups through NG-CARES scheme
     The Kwara Government has reiterated its resolve to continue uplifting the people and firms in the state especially those faced with the scourge of COVID 19 pandemic through the NG CARES scheme The News Agency of Nigeria reports that NG CARES is a support programme to state governments by the Federal Government through the World Bank to cushion the effects of COVID 19 A statement signed by the state Commissioner for Finance Mrs Oyeyemi Olasumbo on Thursday in Ilorin quoted the commissioner as saying that government will assist the vulnerable and downtrodden through the scheme It said the commissioner stated this while receiving the World team during their visitation to evaluate government performance on NG CARES implementation in the state Olasumbo expressed delight in receiving the World team and thanked the visitors for finding the state worthy of visiting due to the incredible level of achievements in the implementation of NG CARES scheme She disclosed that the state government had provided grants for NG CARES implementation to take off before it receives advancement from the World Bank in order to accelerate the impact of NG CARES on the people The statement further said that the Task Team Lead of the World Bank Prof Foluso Okunmadewa lauded the state government for its noticeable results in the implementation of NG CARES scheme It quoted Okunmadewa as saying that Kwara was the second state to be visited in the federation after Lagos due to its promising and encouraging performance in the NG CARES programme He further said that the purpose of the visit was to identify the result in the first phase of the implementation of NG CARES in view of identified constraints faced The team lead said that the most performing states would be eligible for the second phase NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Kwara Govt to uplift vulnerable groups through NG-CARES scheme
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    Kwara Govt to uplift vulnerable groups through NG-CARES scheme

    The Kwara Government has reiterated its resolve to continue uplifting the people and firms in the state, especially those faced with the scourge of COVID-19 pandemic through the NG-CARES scheme.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that NG-CARES is a support programme to state governments by the Federal Government, through the World Bank, to cushion the effects of COVID-19. A statement signed by the state Commissioner for Finance, Mrs Oyeyemi Olasumbo, on Thursday in Ilorin, quoted the commissioner as saying that government will assist the vulnerable and downtrodden through the scheme.

    It said the commissioner stated this while receiving the World team during their visitation to evaluate government performance on NG-CARES implementation in the state.

    Olasumbo expressed delight in receiving the World team, and thanked the visitors for finding the state worthy of visiting due to the incredible level of achievements in the implementation of NG-CARES scheme.

    She disclosed that the state government had provided grants for NG-CARES implementation to take off before it receives advancement from the World Bank in order to accelerate the impact of NG-CARES on the people.

    The statement further said that the Task Team Lead of the World Bank, Prof. Foluso Okunmadewa, lauded the state government for its  noticeable results in the implementation of NG-CARES scheme.

    It quoted Okunmadewa as saying that Kwara was the second state to be visited in the federation after Lagos due to its promising and encouraging performance in the NG-CARES programme.

    He further said that the purpose of the visit was to identify the result in the first phase of the implementation of NG-CARES, in view of identified constraints faced.

    The team lead said that the most performing states would be eligible for the second phase.


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  •   UN reiterates commitment to Borno others UN reiterates commitment to support Borno others By Yakubu Uba Support Maiduguri Aug 18 2023 The UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria Mr Matthias Schmale has renewed the commitment of humanitarian community to supporting Borno and others hit by humanitarian crisis Schmale made this known in Maiduguri on Thursday to mark 2022 World Humanitarian Day graced by President Muhammadu Buhari Allow me to recall that our United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres said in this same city just a few months ago that the people of Borno have endured too much suffering and pain and that he was inspired by the opportunities he saw to move forward with hope and dignity Mr President the humanitarian community is gathered here today precisely to renew our commitment to support the people affected by this protracted conflict in a dignified and future oriented manner Our diversity encompassing representatives of Government and Non governmental Organisations civil society international NGOs and of course the United Nations is a strength that we value and will continue to nurture On this World Humanitarian Day we are shining a light on the affected people themselves as well as the thousands of volunteers and paid employees who deliver urgent humanitarian assistance across north east Nigeria saving countless lives improving living conditions and protecting some of the most vulnerable people Schmale said He lauded the effort of all humanitarians on the frontline mostly young Nigerians who he said on some occassion risk their lives and safety to reach people in need He noted that Aid Worker Security Database showed that 35 aid workers were killed in north east since 2016 with 22 wounded and 28 kidnapped adding that safety is ever present in their mind as they advocate for a safe and secure operational movement Schmale said that over 2 2 million people were presently displaced generating an alarming large scale humanitarian crisis Amongst the troubles facing the region I am especially concerned about the food security and nutrition situation Malnutrition is increasingly threatening the survival of more than a million highly vulnerable children and we cannot let this happen Women and girls who are disproportionately impacted by this crisis form about 80 per cent of people in need of humanitarian assistance Each day they face an increased risk of violence such as abduction rape and abuse The affected citizens themselves are a critical part of our humanitarian village and must always be part of the solution As my predecessor Edward Kallon often said there are no humanitarian solutions to humanitarian problems The only solution is peace And if I may add humanitarian needs are the symptons of a deeper crisis that and in addition to peace requires sustainbale development to overcome it Schmale added The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Buhari Gov Babagana Zulum of Borno and the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs Disaster Management and Social Development Hajiya Sadiya Farouq spoke at the occassion They lauded the sustain support from UN agencies and other partners in addressing humanitarian crisis in Borno and other areas in the country NewsSourceCredit NAN
    UN reiterates commitment to Borno, others
      UN reiterates commitment to Borno others UN reiterates commitment to support Borno others By Yakubu Uba Support Maiduguri Aug 18 2023 The UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria Mr Matthias Schmale has renewed the commitment of humanitarian community to supporting Borno and others hit by humanitarian crisis Schmale made this known in Maiduguri on Thursday to mark 2022 World Humanitarian Day graced by President Muhammadu Buhari Allow me to recall that our United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres said in this same city just a few months ago that the people of Borno have endured too much suffering and pain and that he was inspired by the opportunities he saw to move forward with hope and dignity Mr President the humanitarian community is gathered here today precisely to renew our commitment to support the people affected by this protracted conflict in a dignified and future oriented manner Our diversity encompassing representatives of Government and Non governmental Organisations civil society international NGOs and of course the United Nations is a strength that we value and will continue to nurture On this World Humanitarian Day we are shining a light on the affected people themselves as well as the thousands of volunteers and paid employees who deliver urgent humanitarian assistance across north east Nigeria saving countless lives improving living conditions and protecting some of the most vulnerable people Schmale said He lauded the effort of all humanitarians on the frontline mostly young Nigerians who he said on some occassion risk their lives and safety to reach people in need He noted that Aid Worker Security Database showed that 35 aid workers were killed in north east since 2016 with 22 wounded and 28 kidnapped adding that safety is ever present in their mind as they advocate for a safe and secure operational movement Schmale said that over 2 2 million people were presently displaced generating an alarming large scale humanitarian crisis Amongst the troubles facing the region I am especially concerned about the food security and nutrition situation Malnutrition is increasingly threatening the survival of more than a million highly vulnerable children and we cannot let this happen Women and girls who are disproportionately impacted by this crisis form about 80 per cent of people in need of humanitarian assistance Each day they face an increased risk of violence such as abduction rape and abuse The affected citizens themselves are a critical part of our humanitarian village and must always be part of the solution As my predecessor Edward Kallon often said there are no humanitarian solutions to humanitarian problems The only solution is peace And if I may add humanitarian needs are the symptons of a deeper crisis that and in addition to peace requires sustainbale development to overcome it Schmale added The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Buhari Gov Babagana Zulum of Borno and the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs Disaster Management and Social Development Hajiya Sadiya Farouq spoke at the occassion They lauded the sustain support from UN agencies and other partners in addressing humanitarian crisis in Borno and other areas in the country NewsSourceCredit NAN
    UN reiterates commitment to Borno, others
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    UN reiterates commitment to Borno, others

    UN reiterates commitment to Borno, others UN reiterates commitment to support Borno, others By Yakubu Uba Support Maiduguri, Aug. 18, 2023 The UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Mr Matthias Schmale, has renewed the commitment of humanitarian community to supporting Borno and others hit by humanitarian crisis.

    Schmale made this known in Maiduguri on Thursday to mark 2022 World Humanitarian Day, graced by President Muhammadu Buhari.

    “Allow me to recall that our United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, said in this same city just a few months ago, that the people of Borno have endured too much suffering and pain, and that he was inspired by the opportunities he saw to move forward with hope and dignity.

    “Mr President, the humanitarian community is gathered here today precisely to renew our commitment to support the people affected by this protracted conflict in a dignified and future oriented manner.

    “Our diversity encompassing representatives of Government and Non-governmental Organisations, civil society, international NGOs, and of course the United Nations, is a strength that we value and will continue to nurture.

    “On this World Humanitarian Day, we are shining a light on the affected people themselves as well as the thousands of volunteers and paid employees who deliver urgent humanitarian assistance across north-east Nigeria, saving countless lives, improving living conditions, and protecting some of the most vulnerable people,” Schmale said.

    He lauded the effort of all humanitarians on the frontline, mostly young Nigerians who, he said, on some occassion risk their lives and safety to reach people in need.

    He noted that Aid Worker Security Database showed that 35 aid workers were killed in north east since 2016, with 22 wounded and 28 kidnapped, adding that safety is ever-present in their mind as they advocate for a safe and secure operational movement.

    Schmale said that over 2.2 million people were presently displaced generating an alarming large scale humanitarian crisis.

    “Amongst the troubles facing the region, I am especially concerned about the food security and nutrition situation.

    Malnutrition is increasingly threatening the survival of more than a million highly vulnerable children, and we cannot let this happen.

    “Women and girls, who are disproportionately impacted by this crisis, form about 80 per cent of people in need of humanitarian assistance.

    “Each day they face an increased risk of violence, such as abduction, rape and abuse.

    “The affected citizens themselves are a critical part of our humanitarian village and must always be part of the solution.

    “As my predecessor Edward Kallon often said, ‘there are no humanitarian solutions to humanitarian problems.

    The only solution is peace.

    ’ And if I may add, humanitarian needs are the symptons of a deeper crisis, that, and in addition to peace, requires sustainbale development to overcome it,” Schmale added.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Buhari,  Gov. Babagana Zulum of Borno and the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Farouq, spoke at the occassion.

    They lauded the sustain support from UN agencies and other partners in addressing humanitarian crisis in Borno and other areas in the country. 


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  •  Some Edu Tech stakeholders have emphasised the need for the nation s education system to be data driven to solve contemporary societal challenges The stakeholders who spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos on the communique issued by the Institute of Educational Leadership Practitioners of Nigeria IELPN after its two day annual conference Edu TECH 2022 stressed the infusion of data in the education system The conference with the theme Educational Technology Accessibility and Equity in Teaching and Learning exposed the participants to the use of devices and data application to advance teaching and learning The communique signed by IELPN Director Dr Olufunmi Olusa projected an all inclusive education system through technology to advance the country s course in every facet Speaking on the institute s resolution lead paper presenter at the event Mr Jide Awe said that a technology and data driven education system was the way forward Jide an Information Communication Technology ICT Engineer who doubles as the Lead Consultant Jidaw System said that it was possible to generate data but it s ultilisation was the problem According to him with big data whatever that is being done in the education system can be captured to support innovative teaching and learning that can improve the nation s human capital fortunes Our educational curriculum should be refashioned in such a way that the use of information communication technology should be the driver to aid the outcome of the system global competitive Accessibility to devices and data should be a priority for both the government and private organisation s that depend on the outcome of the system to advance their course he said The ICT expert decried the analog posture of some education administrators tasked teachers to shape in with the subsisting technology teaching aids or shape out of the system Also speaking on the resolution a Fellow of the institute and ICT expert Mr Anthony Ororho said that technology espoused pupils and student s critical and creative thinking Ororho defined technology as the application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes especially in the industry stressed the need for schools to be ICT savvy He tasked teachers to use technology to explore the vast but exciting teaching methods that could captivate students to show interest in various fields beneficial to the society NAN reports that EduTECH a concept of the IELPN is inclined toward infusing technology into education through its campaigns for technology accessibility to all in the country NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Education must be data driven to remain relevant- Stakeholders
     Some Edu Tech stakeholders have emphasised the need for the nation s education system to be data driven to solve contemporary societal challenges The stakeholders who spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos on the communique issued by the Institute of Educational Leadership Practitioners of Nigeria IELPN after its two day annual conference Edu TECH 2022 stressed the infusion of data in the education system The conference with the theme Educational Technology Accessibility and Equity in Teaching and Learning exposed the participants to the use of devices and data application to advance teaching and learning The communique signed by IELPN Director Dr Olufunmi Olusa projected an all inclusive education system through technology to advance the country s course in every facet Speaking on the institute s resolution lead paper presenter at the event Mr Jide Awe said that a technology and data driven education system was the way forward Jide an Information Communication Technology ICT Engineer who doubles as the Lead Consultant Jidaw System said that it was possible to generate data but it s ultilisation was the problem According to him with big data whatever that is being done in the education system can be captured to support innovative teaching and learning that can improve the nation s human capital fortunes Our educational curriculum should be refashioned in such a way that the use of information communication technology should be the driver to aid the outcome of the system global competitive Accessibility to devices and data should be a priority for both the government and private organisation s that depend on the outcome of the system to advance their course he said The ICT expert decried the analog posture of some education administrators tasked teachers to shape in with the subsisting technology teaching aids or shape out of the system Also speaking on the resolution a Fellow of the institute and ICT expert Mr Anthony Ororho said that technology espoused pupils and student s critical and creative thinking Ororho defined technology as the application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes especially in the industry stressed the need for schools to be ICT savvy He tasked teachers to use technology to explore the vast but exciting teaching methods that could captivate students to show interest in various fields beneficial to the society NAN reports that EduTECH a concept of the IELPN is inclined toward infusing technology into education through its campaigns for technology accessibility to all in the country NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Education must be data driven to remain relevant- Stakeholders
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    Education must be data driven to remain relevant- Stakeholders

    Some Edu Tech stakeholders have emphasised the need for the nation’s education system to be data driven to  solve contemporary societal challenges.

    The stakeholders who spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos on the communique issued by the Institute of Educational Leadership Practitioners of Nigeria (IELPN)  after its two-day annual conference- “Edu TECH 2022”,  stressed the infusion of data in the education system.  

    The conference, with the theme “Educational Technology Accessibility and Equity in Teaching and Learning”, exposed the participants to the use of devices and data application to advance teaching and learning.

    The communique, signed by IELPN Director, Dr Olufunmi Olusa, projected an all inclusive education system through technology to advance the country’s course in every facet.

    Speaking on the institute’s resolution, lead paper presenter at the event, Mr Jide Awe, said that a technology and data driven education system was the way forward.

    Jide, an Information Communication Technology (ICT) Engineer, who doubles as the Lead Consultant, Jidaw System, said that, it was possible to generate data; but it’s ultilisation was the problem.

    According to him with big data, whatever that is being done in the education system can be captured to support innovative teaching and learning that can improve the nation’s human capital fortunes.

    “Our educational curriculum should be refashioned in such a way that the use of information communication technology should be the driver to aid the outcome of the system global competitive.

    “Accessibility to devices and data should be a priority for both the government and private organisation’s that depend on the outcome of the system to advance their course,” he said.

    The ICT expert decried the analog posture of some education administrators, tasked teachers to shape in with the subsisting technology teaching aids or shape out of the system.  

    Also speaking on the resolution, a Fellow of the institute and ICT expert Mr Anthony Ororho, said that, technology espoused pupils and student’s critical and creative thinking.  

    Ororho, defined technology as the application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes especially in the industry, stressed the need for schools to be ICT savvy.  

    He tasked teachers to use technology to explore the vast, but exciting teaching methods that could captivate students to show interest in various fields beneficial to the society.  

    NAN reports that EduTECH, a concept of the IELPN, is inclined toward infusing technology into education, through its campaigns for technology accessibility to all in the country
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  •  The Kwara Government has called on poultry farmers to adhere strictly to best practices guiding the poultry business in the country and globally The state Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development Mallam AbdulLateef Alakawa gave the task in Ilorin at the opening ceremony of a 2 day training programme The programme was organised by the Kwara Agricultural Development Project KWADP in conjunction with the Federal Department of Agricultural Extension for 30 Small Holder Poultry Farmers on best Practices and Management of Poultry Business The commissioner urged the trainees to maximise the opportunities of the training to improve the quality of poultry production in the state and the country at large Alakawa noted that the livestock sub sector was one of the major priorities of the present administration in view of its economic importance to the state government s revenue drive and means of empowering youths and women In order to build a prosperous Kwara our amiable governor has prioritised agriculture and demonstrated this in the past three years This is through his various interventions in crop farming with the distribution of highly subsidised farm inputs distribution of small ruminant goats fingerlings and feed to aquaculture farmers This was done through the State FADAMA NG CARES Programme and Noiler Chicken Initiative for Rural Women among other empowerment programmes the commissioner said He commended the collaborative roles of the Kwara ADP and Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in boosting and promoting poultry business in Kwara The Director Federal Department of Agricultural Extension Services Mr Frank Kudla explained that the programme was recommended by the Special Technical Committee established by the minister of agriculture and rural development He noted that the aim was to develop a workable framework to train 30 poultry farmers in the state Kudla who was represented by the Head of Administration Extension Department Mr Ibrahim Oguche listed some of the major factors affecting poultry farming in the country According to him the factors include lack of interest of farmers low quality training and lack of funding for the sub sector He added that the training was designed to empower participants with skills and tools needed for poultry business In her welcome address the General Manager Kwara ADP Dr Khadijat Alege disclosed that the training programme was one of the series of trainings lined up for poultry farmers in the state Alege also appreciated both the Kwara government and the federal ministry of agriculture and rural development for their support in seamless execution of the ADP s projects and programmes NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Kwara Govt tasks poultry farmers 
     The Kwara Government has called on poultry farmers to adhere strictly to best practices guiding the poultry business in the country and globally The state Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development Mallam AbdulLateef Alakawa gave the task in Ilorin at the opening ceremony of a 2 day training programme The programme was organised by the Kwara Agricultural Development Project KWADP in conjunction with the Federal Department of Agricultural Extension for 30 Small Holder Poultry Farmers on best Practices and Management of Poultry Business The commissioner urged the trainees to maximise the opportunities of the training to improve the quality of poultry production in the state and the country at large Alakawa noted that the livestock sub sector was one of the major priorities of the present administration in view of its economic importance to the state government s revenue drive and means of empowering youths and women In order to build a prosperous Kwara our amiable governor has prioritised agriculture and demonstrated this in the past three years This is through his various interventions in crop farming with the distribution of highly subsidised farm inputs distribution of small ruminant goats fingerlings and feed to aquaculture farmers This was done through the State FADAMA NG CARES Programme and Noiler Chicken Initiative for Rural Women among other empowerment programmes the commissioner said He commended the collaborative roles of the Kwara ADP and Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in boosting and promoting poultry business in Kwara The Director Federal Department of Agricultural Extension Services Mr Frank Kudla explained that the programme was recommended by the Special Technical Committee established by the minister of agriculture and rural development He noted that the aim was to develop a workable framework to train 30 poultry farmers in the state Kudla who was represented by the Head of Administration Extension Department Mr Ibrahim Oguche listed some of the major factors affecting poultry farming in the country According to him the factors include lack of interest of farmers low quality training and lack of funding for the sub sector He added that the training was designed to empower participants with skills and tools needed for poultry business In her welcome address the General Manager Kwara ADP Dr Khadijat Alege disclosed that the training programme was one of the series of trainings lined up for poultry farmers in the state Alege also appreciated both the Kwara government and the federal ministry of agriculture and rural development for their support in seamless execution of the ADP s projects and programmes NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Kwara Govt tasks poultry farmers 
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    Kwara Govt tasks poultry farmers 

    The Kwara Government has called on poultry farmers to adhere strictly to best practices guiding the poultry business in the country and globally.

    The state Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Mallam AbdulLateef Alakawa, gave the task in Ilorin at the opening ceremony of a 2-day training programme.

    The programme was organised by the Kwara Agricultural Development Project (KWADP) in conjunction with the Federal Department of Agricultural Extension for 30 Small Holder Poultry Farmers on best Practices and Management of Poultry Business.

    The commissioner urged the trainees to maximise the opportunities of the training to improve the quality of poultry production in the state and the country at large.

    Alakawa noted that the livestock sub-sector was one of the major priorities of the present administration in view of its economic importance to the state government’s revenue drive and means of empowering youths and women.

    “In order to build a prosperous Kwara, our amiable governor has prioritised agriculture and demonstrated this in the past three years.

    “This is through his various interventions in crop farming with the distribution of highly subsidised farm inputs, distribution of small ruminant goats, fingerlings and feed to aquaculture farmers.

    “This was done through the State FADAMA-NG CARES Programme and Noiler Chicken Initiative for Rural Women, among other empowerment programmes,” the commissioner said.

    He commended the collaborative roles of the Kwara ADP and Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in boosting and promoting poultry business in Kwara.

    The Director, Federal Department of Agricultural Extension Services, Mr Frank Kudla, explained that the programme was recommended by the Special Technical Committee established by the minister of agriculture and rural development.

    He noted that the aim was to develop a workable framework to train 30 poultry farmers in the state.

    Kudla, who was represented by the Head of Administration, Extension Department, Mr Ibrahim Oguche, listed some of the major factors affecting poultry farming in the country.

    According to him, the factors include lack of interest of farmers, low quality training and lack of funding for the sub-sector.

    He added that the training was designed to empower participants with skills and tools needed for poultry business.

    In her welcome address, the General Manager, Kwara ADP, Dr Khadijat Alege, disclosed that the training programme was one of the series of trainings lined up for poultry farmers in the state.

    Alege also appreciated both the Kwara government and the federal ministry of agriculture and rural development for their support in seamless execution of the ADP’s projects and programmes.


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  •  The Nigerian Meteorological Agency has predicted rains and thunderstorms from Friday to Sunday across the country NiMet s weather outlook released on Thursday in Abuja predicted thunderstorms over parts of Sokoto Zamfara Kebbi Yobe Borno Taraba and Adamawa States during the morning hours of Friday According to it there are chances of thunderstorms over parts of Jigawa Sokoto Kaduna Bauchi Gombe Zamfara Kano Katsina Borno Yobe and Kebbi States later of the day The agency predicted Intermittent rains over the North central region throughout the forecast period NiMet forecast light rains over the inland and coastal cities of the South in the morning hours with moderate rains over the inland and coastal region later in the day For Saturday Cloudy atmosphere is expected over the Northern region with prospects of thunderstorms over parts of Kano Katsina and Sokoto States during the morning hours Later in the day thunderstorms are expected over parts of Bauchi Kebbi Katsina Kano and Sokoto States The North central region is expected to be cloudy with chances of morning rains over parts of Kwara Niger and the Federal Capital Territory it said According to it rains are expected over parts of the Federal Capital Territory Benue Kogi Plateau and Nasarawa States during the afternoon and evening hours It envisaged cloudy atmosphere over the inland and coastal cities of the South with chances of light rains over Rivers and Akwa Ibom in the morning hours The agency anticipated prospects of moderate rains over parts of Ekiti Ondo Ogun Oyo Osun Enugu Imo Edo and the coast later in the day The agency forecast cloudy atmosphere over the Northern region on Sunday with prospects of thunderstorms over parts of Kebbi Borno and Sokoto States during the morning hours It anticipated thunderstorms over parts of Sokoto Kano Bauchi Gombe Borno and Adamawa States during the afternoon and evening hours The North central region is expected to be cloudy in the morning hours Thunderstorms are expected over parts of Plateau and Benue States during the afternoon and evening hours The inland and the coastal cities of the South are expected to be cloudy in the morning hours Later in the day moderate rains are expected over parts of Ogun Imo Edo Delta Lagos Bayelsa Cross River and Akwa Ibom States it said According to the agency the northern parts of the country is still at risk of floods Emergency agencies are expected to be at alert The agency also advised airline operators to get updated weather reports from NiMet for effective planning in their operations NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NiMet predicts 3-day rains, thunderstorms from Friday
     The Nigerian Meteorological Agency has predicted rains and thunderstorms from Friday to Sunday across the country NiMet s weather outlook released on Thursday in Abuja predicted thunderstorms over parts of Sokoto Zamfara Kebbi Yobe Borno Taraba and Adamawa States during the morning hours of Friday According to it there are chances of thunderstorms over parts of Jigawa Sokoto Kaduna Bauchi Gombe Zamfara Kano Katsina Borno Yobe and Kebbi States later of the day The agency predicted Intermittent rains over the North central region throughout the forecast period NiMet forecast light rains over the inland and coastal cities of the South in the morning hours with moderate rains over the inland and coastal region later in the day For Saturday Cloudy atmosphere is expected over the Northern region with prospects of thunderstorms over parts of Kano Katsina and Sokoto States during the morning hours Later in the day thunderstorms are expected over parts of Bauchi Kebbi Katsina Kano and Sokoto States The North central region is expected to be cloudy with chances of morning rains over parts of Kwara Niger and the Federal Capital Territory it said According to it rains are expected over parts of the Federal Capital Territory Benue Kogi Plateau and Nasarawa States during the afternoon and evening hours It envisaged cloudy atmosphere over the inland and coastal cities of the South with chances of light rains over Rivers and Akwa Ibom in the morning hours The agency anticipated prospects of moderate rains over parts of Ekiti Ondo Ogun Oyo Osun Enugu Imo Edo and the coast later in the day The agency forecast cloudy atmosphere over the Northern region on Sunday with prospects of thunderstorms over parts of Kebbi Borno and Sokoto States during the morning hours It anticipated thunderstorms over parts of Sokoto Kano Bauchi Gombe Borno and Adamawa States during the afternoon and evening hours The North central region is expected to be cloudy in the morning hours Thunderstorms are expected over parts of Plateau and Benue States during the afternoon and evening hours The inland and the coastal cities of the South are expected to be cloudy in the morning hours Later in the day moderate rains are expected over parts of Ogun Imo Edo Delta Lagos Bayelsa Cross River and Akwa Ibom States it said According to the agency the northern parts of the country is still at risk of floods Emergency agencies are expected to be at alert The agency also advised airline operators to get updated weather reports from NiMet for effective planning in their operations NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NiMet predicts 3-day rains, thunderstorms from Friday
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    NiMet predicts 3-day rains, thunderstorms from Friday

    The Nigerian Meteorological Agency has predicted rains and thunderstorms from Friday to Sunday across the country.

    NiMet`s weather outlook released on Thursday in Abuja predicted thunderstorms over parts of Sokoto, Zamfara, Kebbi, Yobe, Borno, Taraba and Adamawa States during the morning hours of Friday.

    According to it, there are chances of thunderstorms over parts of Jigawa, Sokoto, Kaduna, Bauchi, Gombe, Zamfara, Kano, Katsina, Borno, Yobe and Kebbi States later of the day.

    The agency predicted Intermittent rains over the North central region throughout the forecast period.

    NiMet forecast light rains over the inland and coastal cities of the South in the morning hours with moderate rains over the inland and coastal region later in the day.

    “For Saturday, Cloudy atmosphere is expected over the Northern region with prospects of thunderstorms over parts of Kano, Katsina and Sokoto States during the morning hours.

    “Later in the day, thunderstorms are expected over parts of Bauchi, Kebbi, Katsina, Kano and Sokoto States.

    “The North central region is expected to be cloudy with chances of morning rains over parts of Kwara, Niger and the Federal Capital Territory,” it said.

    According to it, rains are expected over parts of the Federal Capital Territory, Benue, Kogi, Plateau and Nasarawa States during the afternoon and evening hours.

    It envisaged cloudy atmosphere over the inland and coastal cities of the South with chances of light rains over Rivers and Akwa Ibom in the morning hours.

    The agency anticipated prospects of moderate rains over parts of Ekiti, Ondo, Ogun, Oyo, Osun, Enugu, Imo, Edo and the coast later in the day.

    The agency forecast cloudy atmosphere over the Northern region on Sunday with prospects of thunderstorms over parts of Kebbi, Borno and Sokoto States during the morning hours.

    It anticipated thunderstorms over parts of Sokoto, Kano, Bauchi, Gombe, Borno and Adamawa States during the afternoon and evening hours.

    “The North central region is expected to be cloudy in the morning hours.

    Thunderstorms are expected over parts of Plateau and Benue States during the afternoon and evening hours.

    “ The inland and the coastal cities of the South are expected to be cloudy in the morning hours.

    “Later in the day, moderate rains are expected over parts of Ogun, Imo, Edo, Delta, Lagos, Bayelsa, Cross River and Akwa Ibom States,” it said.

    According to the agency, the northern parts of the country is still at risk of floods.

    Emergency agencies are expected to be at alert.

    The agency also advised airline operators to get updated weather reports from NiMet for effective planning in their operations.


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  •  The Police Command in Zamfara has arrested two suspects for allegedly extorting N5 million from the people of Yar Katsina village to facilitate the deployment of security personnel to the community This is contained in a statement issued in Gusau on Thursday by the command Public Relations Officer SP Muhammad Shehu He said that one of the suspects hailed from Jangebe village in Talata Mafara Local Government Area while the other was from Yardole in Gusau LGA The arrest of the suspects was as a result of complaints received from members of the community against the principal suspect Lawali Musa Police investigation revealed that the principal suspect confessed to have collected the sum of N5 million from the community in the name of assisting them to have security agencies deployed to their community The second suspect Jamilu Isah confessed that the sum of 800 000 out of the N5 million collected was deposited into his account Shehu said The PPRO said the suspects would be charged to court after full investigation The command reiterated that the deployment of security operatives to villages and communities is purely free of charge The police command therefore appealed to people of the state to report any person or group demanding money from them to secure the deployment of security operatives to their areas You can reach out to the police or any relevant authority regarding the general security of your respective areas Any suspect should also be reported to the police or any security agency for appropriate action he added NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Police arrest 2 for allegedly extorting N5m to deploy troops to Zamfara village 
     The Police Command in Zamfara has arrested two suspects for allegedly extorting N5 million from the people of Yar Katsina village to facilitate the deployment of security personnel to the community This is contained in a statement issued in Gusau on Thursday by the command Public Relations Officer SP Muhammad Shehu He said that one of the suspects hailed from Jangebe village in Talata Mafara Local Government Area while the other was from Yardole in Gusau LGA The arrest of the suspects was as a result of complaints received from members of the community against the principal suspect Lawali Musa Police investigation revealed that the principal suspect confessed to have collected the sum of N5 million from the community in the name of assisting them to have security agencies deployed to their community The second suspect Jamilu Isah confessed that the sum of 800 000 out of the N5 million collected was deposited into his account Shehu said The PPRO said the suspects would be charged to court after full investigation The command reiterated that the deployment of security operatives to villages and communities is purely free of charge The police command therefore appealed to people of the state to report any person or group demanding money from them to secure the deployment of security operatives to their areas You can reach out to the police or any relevant authority regarding the general security of your respective areas Any suspect should also be reported to the police or any security agency for appropriate action he added NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Police arrest 2 for allegedly extorting N5m to deploy troops to Zamfara village 
    Defence/Security1 month ago

    Police arrest 2 for allegedly extorting N5m to deploy troops to Zamfara village 

    The Police Command in Zamfara has arrested two suspects for allegedly extorting N5 million from the people of Yar-Katsina village, to facilitate the deployment of security personnel to the community.

    This is contained in a statement issued in Gusau on Thursday by the command Public Relations Officer, SP Muhammad Shehu.

    He said that one of the suspects hailed from Jangebe village in Talata Mafara Local Government Area while the other was from Yardole in Gusau LGA.

    “The arrest of the suspects was as a result of complaints received from members of the community against the principal suspect, Lawali Musa.“Police investigation revealed that the principal suspect confessed to have collected the sum of N5 million from the community in the name of assisting them to have security agencies deployed to their community.

    “The second suspect, Jamilu Isah, confessed that the sum of 800,000 out of the N5 million collected was deposited into his account”, Shehu said.

    The PPRO said the suspects would be charged to court after full investigation.

    The command reiterated that the deployment of security operatives to villages and communities is purely free of charge.

    The police command, therefore, appealed to people of the state to report any person or group demanding money from them to secure the deployment of security operatives to their areas.

    “You can reach out to the police or any relevant authority regarding the general security of your respective areas.

    “Any suspect should also be reported to the police or any security agency for appropriate action,” he added.


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  •  The Chairman Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission Rev Yomi Kasali has enjoined Nigerian pilgrims currently in Israel to be of good conduct Kasali who is the leader of the 8th batch of the Christian pilgrims gave the charge while addressing them on arrival at the Ben Gurion International Airport Tel Aviv on Thursday This is contained in a statement by NCPC Head of Media Mr Toruka issued from the State of Israel made available to the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja I urge you all to comfort yourselves in Israel as good citizens of Nigeria he said adding that they should embrace the virtues of Christian values while performing the pilgrimage The chairman further enjoined them to take their spiritual exercise seriously as they go through the various holy sites in Israel According to him when they display the right spiritual attitude they will have an enduring encounter with God before the end of the pilgrimage The Nigerian Christian pilgrims in Israel are from Borno and Yobe and some consular personnel NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NCPC Chairman tasks Christian pilgrims on good conduct
     The Chairman Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission Rev Yomi Kasali has enjoined Nigerian pilgrims currently in Israel to be of good conduct Kasali who is the leader of the 8th batch of the Christian pilgrims gave the charge while addressing them on arrival at the Ben Gurion International Airport Tel Aviv on Thursday This is contained in a statement by NCPC Head of Media Mr Toruka issued from the State of Israel made available to the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja I urge you all to comfort yourselves in Israel as good citizens of Nigeria he said adding that they should embrace the virtues of Christian values while performing the pilgrimage The chairman further enjoined them to take their spiritual exercise seriously as they go through the various holy sites in Israel According to him when they display the right spiritual attitude they will have an enduring encounter with God before the end of the pilgrimage The Nigerian Christian pilgrims in Israel are from Borno and Yobe and some consular personnel NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NCPC Chairman tasks Christian pilgrims on good conduct
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    NCPC Chairman tasks Christian pilgrims on good conduct

    The Chairman, Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission, Rev. Yomi Kasali has enjoined Nigerian pilgrims currently in Israel to be of good conduct.

    Kasali who is the leader of the 8th batch of the Christian pilgrims, gave the charge while addressing them on arrival at the Ben Gurion International Airport, Tel- Aviv on Thursday.

    This is contained in a statement by NCPC Head of Media, Mr Toruka issued from the State of Israel, made available to the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja.

    “I urge you all to comfort yourselves in Israel as good citizens of Nigeria,” he said, adding that they should embrace the virtues of Christian values while performing the pilgrimage.

    The chairman further enjoined them to take their spiritual exercise seriously as they go through the various holy sites in Israel.

    According to him, when they display the right spiritual attitude, they will have an enduring encounter with God before the end of the pilgrimage.

    The Nigerian Christian pilgrims in Israel are from Borno and Yobe, and some consular personnel.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN