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Saturday, December 4, 2021

AWE trains 250 women in Ile-Ife - NaijaAgroNet

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A diverse group of 250 women on Friday graduated from the 3rd cohort of the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE), a U.S. government initiative that supports women entrepreneurs around the world.

Designed to cultivate entrepreneurial know-how, AWE helps women entrepreneurs connect with funding opportunities, enhance opportunities for business expansion, and increase the likelihood of entrepreneurial success. 

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

FG warns over lack of vaccination in developing countries - NaijaAgroNet

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Nigeria has warned that lack of vaccination by developing countries will provide a fertile ground for the Covid-19 virus to mutate, thus threatening the progress already recorded even in the developed countries.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, issued the warning in Madrid, Spain, on Wednesday at the 24th General Assembly of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

2021 ITREALMS E-Waste Dialogue sets @Welcome Centre Hotels agog - NaijaAgroNet

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The 2021 edition of the ITREALMS E-Waste Dialogue has been slated to hold at Adam’s Hall, Welcome Centre Hotels, International Airport Road, Ikeja, Lagos by 9am.
This is coming as the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB), Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators of Nigeria (ALTON), National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA), Environmental Health Officers Registration Council of Nigeria (EHORECON) and E-Waste Producer Responsibility Organisation of Nigeria (EPRON) are warming up among other members of stakeholders for the dialogue on December 9, 2021.

Saturday, November 27, 2021

OML 29 Spill: Aiteo commences clean-up @Nembe - NaijaAgroNet

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Aiteo Eastern Exploration and Production Company (AEEPCO), operator of the NNPC/A├Čteo Joint Venture on OML 29, has said that it has reached an advanced stage to cap the broken wellhead at its Santa Barbara, Southwest field, in Nembe Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.
Aiteo had on Wednesday assured the Minister of State for Petroleum, Chief Timipre Sylva that the gushing wellhead would be secured within 48 hours in view of the progress its team of technical experts had made.

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Child Protection bill: UNICEF commends Sokoto - NaijaAgroNet

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The UNICEF has welcomed the signing into law of the Sokoto State Child Protection Bill, saying it was a “major step forward for children’s rights in Nigeria.”
Sokoto State Governor Aminu Tambuwal signed the bill into law on 22 November, 18 years after the Federal Government of Nigeria enacted the Child Rights Act 2003 and urged state governments to domesticate the Act into State law.

Saturday, November 20, 2021

World Toilet Day 2021: Time to value toilets - NaijaAgroNet

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Anyone who has ever passed any of the major bridges in Lagos must have encountered open defecation in action. It is rampant. It should not be allowed to continue. It offends the senses. It pollutes the environment. It adversely affects human health. It should be stopped.
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says the rate of open defecation in Nigeria had remained steady at 23 per cent with an estimated 46 million Nigerians still defecating in the open. It is an eyesore that needs to be stopped.

Thursday, November 18, 2021

CS-SUNN launches PINNS 2.0 - NaijaAgroNet

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The Civil Society- Scaling Up Nutrition in Nigeria has formally inaugurated the Partnership for Improving Nigeria Nutrition Systems (PINNS) 2.0 project, reports NaijaAgroNet.
The PINNS 2.0 is a three-year project designed to strengthen the Nigeria nutrition systems to be more Result-driven, Effective, Serviceable, Efficient and Transparent for Human Capital Development (RESET4HCD).

Young Nigerians under most pressure to succeed globally - NaijaAgroNet

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The Nigerian children and young people feel under the most pressure to succeed globally, according to a new international survey by UNICEF and Gallup, released ahead of World Children’s Day, marked annually on 20 November.
Data from the survey reveals that young people in Nigeria are facing a mental health challenge, with 1 in 6 young Nigerians aged 15 -24 saying they often feel depressed, have little interest in doing things, or are worried, nervous or anxious.

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Environmental sustainability: Wema Bank reaffirms commitment - NaijaAgroNet

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As the world intensifies efforts to tackle the climate crisis, Nigeria's leading digital-driven financial institution, Wema Bank, has reiterated its commitment to reducing carbon emissions and helping to avoid dangerous climate change through innovative environmentally sustainable practices.
These innovations have continued to drive staff productivity, operational efficiency, and increased customer satisfaction, and the bank has further affirmed that it would continue on this sustainability path.

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

New standards needed to drive digital agriculture - ITREALMS

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The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) focus on helping farmers embrace artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things (IoT) reports NaijaAgroNet.
​​The next wave of technological progress to sustain the world's fast-growing global population will capitalize on artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT) to improve the precision and sustainability of farming techniques.