Agriculture

Shea: Association pledges to involve traditional leaders in project nationwide 

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The National Shea Products Association of Nigeria (NSPAN) on Friday pledged to involve traditional leaders in shea industry sustainability project in communities across the country.


Mohammed Ahmed-Kontagora, its new  National President, made this pledge in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria in Birnin Kebbi.

The statement was signed by Mr Abubakar Bagudu-Kalgo, the National Publicity Secretary of the association.

Ahmed-Kontagora said after the inauguration of the new executive members in Abuja on Aug. 13, that  the engagement of traditional leaders would go a long way in promoting and repositioning the industry.

”Their involvement will be designed to promote robust entreprenurrship activities aimed at empowering rural women who formed bulk of shea value chain membership.

”Apart from that we hope it will taddress the problem of indiscriminate felling of economic trees for domestic purposes.

“I promised to work with my members to ensure that traditional leaders are engaged in the shea industry sustainably project in their respective communities across the country.

“Therefore, I want to use this medium to call for a united shea family to pave way for repositioning the shea sector to an enviable position in the nation’s agricultural commodity placement,” he said.

 The new executive members are Ahmed-Kontagora, as President with  Ali Saidu and Richard Akanmode, as Vice President I and Vice President II, respectively.

Others are  Adamu Modibbo, as Secretary General, Ibrahim Maliki, Assisant Secretary, while Abubakar Bagudu-Kalgo clinched Publicity Secretary position.

Ahmed Tarika and Alamin Umara, Acting Chairman, All Farmers’ Association (AFAN), Borno State,  retained their positions as Treasurer and Financial Secretary,  respectively

Guests at the occasion included representatives of the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, Raw Material Research and Development Council and the Nigeria Export Promotion Council.

Others included the  Director General, Niger State Commodity Export Promotion Agency, Hajiya Fatima Wushishi and Federation of Agricultural Commodities Associations of Nigeria (FACAN), among others.

Edited By: Chidinma Agu/Tajudeen Atitebi (NAN)

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Defence/Security

New NSCDC Commandant assumes duty in Minna

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Mr Haruna Zurmi, the new Commandant of  the Niger Command of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has assumed duty in Minna.


The Command’s Public Relations Officer, ASCI Nasiru Abdullahi, said this in a statement on Wednesday in Minna.

According to him, Zurmi takes over from Mr George Edem who has been redeployed to Edo as Commandant.

He said that the new commandant urged officers and men of the command to be resilient in intelligence gathering and to be committed to their duties.

The spokesman said that the new commandant also reiterated his readiness to work round the clock to tackle crimes in the state.

He also called on officers and men of the command to stand up to their responsibilities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Covenant University appoints Williams as Acting Vice- Chancellor

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The Board of Regents, Covenant University, Ota, has appointed Prof. Akan Williams as Acting Vice-Chancellor of the Institution.


Mr Attat Emmanuel, Information Officer of the Institution, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday in Ota.

“The appointment of Williams was approved on Tuesday, following the expiration of the tenure of the immediate past Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Aaron Atayero.

“Williams was born on Feb. 16, 1970 in Calabar, Cross River State, he is a native of Itoko, Ibesikpo-Asutan Local Government Area (LGA)  of Akwa Ibom.

“He is a Fellow of Chemical Society of Nigeria; a former Chairman, Ogun Chapter, Chemical Society of Nigeria; member, Institute of Chartered Chemists of Nigeria; member, Royal Society of Chemistry and a member American Chemical Society among others,” he said.

Edited By: Cecilia Odey/Ali Baba-Inuwa
Source: NAN

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Defence/Security

New Niger NSCDC Commandant assumes duty in Minna

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Mr Haruna Zurmi, the new Commandant of  the Niger Command of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has assumed duty in Minna.


The Command’s Public Relations Officer, ASCI Nasiru Abdullahi, said this in a statement on Wednesday in Minna.

According to him, Zurmi takes over from Mr George Edem who has been redeployed to Edo as Commandant.

He said that the new commandant urged officers and men of the command to be resilient in intelligence gathering and to be committed to their duties.

The spokesman said that the new commandant also reiterated his readiness to work round the clock to tackle crimes in the state.

He also called on officers and men of the command to stand up to their responsibilities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Entertainment

BBNaija 2020: Presenter reveals how winner will emerge

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Mr Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, the presenter of the 2020 Big Brother Naija Reality Show Season Five ‘Lockdown’, says a grand winner, will emerge through number of votes accrued to a housemate.


Obi-Uchendu disclosed this on his official twitter page @Ebuka, where he wrote “How your favorite BBNAIJA housemate will ‘fly’ into the top spot on Sunday…But only if you vote”.

The Big Brother Lockdown Season five which started on July 19, with 20 housemates is gradually coming to an end leaving only five housemates to jostle for the N85 million grand prize.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the BBNaija season five would end on Sunday Sept. 27.

The successful housemates that have scaled through to the final are Laycon, Dorathy, Neo, Nengi and Vee.

Meanwhile, Laycon fans solicit for more votes for him as Aderibigbe Abayomi wrote “Don’t take your eyes off the price.

“The ultimate goal is to massively vote Laycon to win the top price. Please, keep voting Laycon It ain’t over till the N85m is won.

VOTE Laycon”.

The breakdown of the grand prize for BBNaija season five includes N30 million cash prize; a two-bedroom apartment courtesy Revolution Plus; a top of the range SUV from Nigerian automaker, Innoson Motors; a trip to Dublin courtesy Guinness; home appliances courtesy Scanfrost.

Others are a trip to Dubai packaged by Travelbeta; a year’s supply of Indomie noodles, Munch it, and Colgate toothpaste; a year’s supply of Pepsi, a branded chiller, trip to watch the UEFA Champions League finale; and a brand new Oppo mobile smartphone.

In 2019, the BBNaija winner, Mercy Eke, won N30 million prize money, as well as other mouth-watering gifts.

Edited By: Sadiya Hamza
Source: NAN

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