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Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Rice production: Kebbi State gets boost - NaijaAgroNet ... Linking agrobiz, sustainable environs, people & technology


WACOT Rice Limited’s (WRL) strategy to become West Africa’s leading rice producer got a massive boost from the USAID-funded West Africa Trade and Investment Hub (WATIH). The Nigerian based subsidiary of TGI Group recently signed a co-investment partnership with WATIH to the tune of $10.5 million (about N4.99 billion) to support the company’s Argungu Rice Outgrower Expansion Project based in Kebbi State.

In this partnership, WRL will register an additional 5,143 farmers to complement its already existing outgrower network in the state. These new farmers are expected to cultivate over 5,000 additional hectares of land thereby producing over 20,000 tons of paddy which will be utilised at WRL’s 120,000-ton rice mill in Kebbi.

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

PAP beneficiary accuses Col. Dikio of abuse of office - NaijaAgroNet: ... Linking agrobiz, sustainable environs, people & technology


Once again, the recklessness by public office holders under the Buhari led Federal Government has been condemned by a beneficiary of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), Mr. Victor Okame, reports NaijaAgroNet.

According to him, “the recklessness by public office holders under the Buhari led federal government has become a cause for concern. The Amnesty Programme which was meant to run for 4 years has become a conduit pipe for enemies of the Niger Delta Region; and unless issues of underperformance are addressed, the Amnesty Programme will just be a wasted effort.”

Nutrition: Why we target children says Lagos State - NaijaAgroNet ... Linking agrobiz, sustainable environs, people & technology


The Lagos State Government has explained the importance of focusing its nutrition efforts on children, reports NaijaAgroNet.

According to the State Nutrition Officer (SNO), Mrs. Olubunmi Braheem, who spoke at the one-day workshop for Officers in-charge of Primary Health Care Centers in the state, held on the theme "The Minimum Package for Nutrition in a Functional Primary Health Care Centre," said their interventions on children nutrition specifically was because of their vulnerability.

Monday, December 14, 2020

Over environmental violations, Globacom dragged to court - NaijaAgroNet: ... Linking agrobiz, sustainable environs, people & technology

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The National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA), has initiated a criminal proceeding against Globacom Limited, and its Chairman, Mike Adenuga (Jnr) at a Federal High Court, Ikoyi Lagos for environmental violations, reports NaijaAgroNet.

Globacom, NaijaAgroNet gathered, was constructing and operating telecom masts without conducting site specific environmental audit in violation of Section 5 (2) of the National Environmental (Standards for Telecommunication and Broadcast Facilities) Regulations 2011.

Saturday, December 12, 2020

Global recognition for youths from north-east Nigeria - NaijaAgroNet ... Linking agrobiz, sustainable environs, people & technology


Four youths from Maiduguri, Borno State get global recognition for their innovative work in bridging literacy and numeracy gaps among conflict-affected children in North East Nigeria

A team of young people providing basic education classes for vulnerable children and youths in Maiduguri, Borno State has won the Education Category of the 2020 Generation Unlimited Youth Challenge 2.0.

Friday, December 4, 2020

Nigeria LNG shines @ world summit, award - NaijaAgroNet: ... Linking agrobiz, sustainable environs, people & technology


Nigeria LNG Limited (NLNG) has won the most outstanding contribution in the industry award as a joint winner at the ongoing 2020 World LNG Virtual Summit and Award, reports 

NLNG emerged the winner alongside Kpler in a nomination group comprising British Petroleum (B.P.), Chart Industries, Natural Gas Company (DEFA), Qatar Petroleum and Sempra LNG. The award was the first of two awarded by summit organiser, DMG Events. According to DMG Events, the Annual LNG Award is awarded to a company from the LNG value chain that has excelled in the previous 12 months and made positive commercial or technical contribution to the LNG business. 

NLNG was adjudged to be one of the two best organisations that have made outstanding contributions to the industry and has shown itself to be an industry leader. 

Reacting to the award, Engr. Tony Attah, NLNG’s Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer (CEO), stated that the company, which proudly represents Nigeria in the industry, has always been a leading champion in the LNG business and has achieved remarkable milestones in 2020. 

“In the last 12 months, we have been awarded the Company of the Decade by a reputable media group in Nigeria. We also closed 2019 on an excellent footing with the Final Investment Decision for our Train 7 Project. In early 2020, the Coronavirus pandemic outbreak meant that everything would grind to a halt for most companies in the world. Not for NLNG. Despite the challenges from the pandemic, the declining energy market and the resultant economic downturn, we stood firmly by our ambition to grow our capacity to actively play a significant role in the energy transition, in readiness for the future. 

“The Final Investment Decision (FID) for Train 7 and award of its Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contracts are very reassuring as they renewed our hope that NLNG will maintain a significant market share in the global gas market and will continue to reap the potential benefits in that market,” he said. 

Engr. Attah stated further that the company was inspired by its ambidextrous vision of “being a global company, helping to build a better Nigeria,” which has fuelled its passion to bring real value to Nigerians and keeping the country on the global energy map. 

He added that NLNG was also leading the advocacy for gas utilisation in Nigeria through its Domestic LPG and Domestic LNG initiatives. He said these initiatives would boost gas utilisation in Nigeria as the energy of the future. 

NLNG is owned by four Shareholders; namely, the Federal Government of Nigeria, represented by Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (49%), Shell Gas B.V. (25.6%), Total Gaz Electricite Holdings France (15%), and Eni International N.A. N. V. S.àr.l (10.4%).

Isaac Oyimah/Editor

Pix: “Tony Attah, MD/CEO, Nigeria LNG Limited (NLNG), giving his acceptance speech after the joint award for outstanding contribution in the industry to NLNG at the ongoing World LNG Virtual Summit & Awards.”

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Tinubu: Killing of Zabarmari farmers callous - NaijaAgroNet ... Linking agrobiz, sustainable environs, people & technology


The killing of scores of farmers in Zabarmari community of Jere Local Government Area of Borno State by suspected Boko Haram agents, have been described as callous by the acclaimed All Progressives Congress National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, reports NaijaAgroNet.

He said the cold-blooded murder of the innocent farmers, toiling to eke out a living for themselves and their families and provide food security for our nation was not only callous but satanic.

NaijaAgroNet gathered that some 67 farmers were rounded up and their throats slit by the Boko Haram insurgents in the dastardly killing.