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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.

2021 NAFEST kicks off in Ado-Ekiti with fanfare - NaijaAgroNet

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Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State Capital, was agog on Monday as contingents from the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory converged on Ekiti Parapo pavilion in different colours and cultural displays for the opening session of the 34th National Festival of Arts and Culture (NAFEST).

Gov. Fayemi
Declaring open the cultural fiesta themed: “Celebrating National Unity in Diversity", Ekiti State Governor and Chairman, Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), Dr Kayode Fayemi, described the annual cultural celebration as a vital tool for integration, unity, economic prosperity and political stability of the country.

Friday, November 12, 2021

Bakers tasked: Don't compromise your standards say Gbeele...

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Aiteo Eastern Exploration appoints Ewariezi Useh, COO - NaijaAgroNet


The Aiteo Eastern Exploration and Production Company (AEEPCO), operator of the NNPC/Aiteo Joint Venture on OML 29 on has announced the appointment of Mr. Ewariezi Useh as its Chief Operations Officer. 
Mr Useh, new COO
Ewariezi will provide overall technical guidance to oil and gas exploration, production development, health, safety, security, and environmental activities of the group’s upstream business.

Friday, November 5, 2021

Biotech Cowpea attracts commendation from USDA, NARDA - NaijaAgroNet

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The Foreign Agricultural Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Nigeria’s National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA), as well as agriculture and biotech experts hailed the introduction of biotech cowpea in the country.
They called on African governments to proactively embrace biotechnology in strengthening food and nutrition security on the continent.

Thursday, November 4, 2021

N86.1m Fraud: Civil servant charged by ICPC bags 28yrs imprisonment - NaijaAgroNet

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A Borno State High Court, sitting in Maiduguri, has sentenced a Civil Servant, Ma’aji Shettima Arfo, to 28 years imprisonment for engaging in an N86.1 million contract fraud.
Arfo, who was sentenced to jail by Justice Haruna Mshellia, of Borno State High Court, 3, was the General Manager of the State-owned Maiduguri Flour Mills Limited, where he committed the fraud.

Climate change: Germany govt subsidizes risk insurance by Euro 18m - NaijaAgroNet

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The Government of the Federal Republic of Germany announced subsidy on the margins of the ongoing United Nations 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26), to the sum of €18million to subsidize the cost of disaster risk insurance for qualifying African Risk Capacity (ARC) Group Member States.
In her statement, the Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Dr. Maria Flachsbarth, stated that the commitment will help establish a Premium Support Facility for African governments and humanitarian agencies wishing to purchase climate related insurance. 

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Alert! Gas leak @Oba Akran, Computer Village - NaijaAgroNet

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An alert reaching 
NaijaAgroNet newsdesk showed that there is leakage of gas from a pipeline around the Oba Akran and Computer Village market axis in Ikeja-Lagos.
Gas leakage ...

According to Television Continental (TVC) caller who identified as Farinloye from the Lagos State Emergency Unit, “There is naked gas in the air that can ignite anytime.”

Shell expands natural gas marketing - NaijaAgroNet

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The global energy company, Shell, has announced a new business line in Nigeria to expand natural gas marketing and sales to meet the rapidly growing energy needs of wholesale customers and provide more and cleaner energy solutions in the country.
Building on the success of Shell Nigeria Gas, Shell Energy Nigeria, aims to deliver competitive and reliable energy for power generation and industrial users and to develop gas distribution to serve people in new regions.

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

NNPC assures on adequate petroleum product, cautions against panic buying - NaijaAgroNet

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The NNPC Limited has urged Nigerians to desist from panic buying of petroleum products, reports NaijaAgroNet.

The Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division at NNPC, Mr. Garba Deen Muhammad said in Abuja gave this caution on Tuesday in a press statement available to NaijaAgroNet.

PINNS life circle ends with bounty achievements - NaijaAgroNet

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The journey to the successes recorded by CS-SUNN in the last three years under the Partnership for Improving the Nigeria Nutrition System (PINNS) project ended in September 2021, at the PINNS close-out/end of project dissemination meeting held recently in Abuja.

CS-SUNN brought together nutrition stakeholders spanning across civil society, Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) at the National and State levels, Development partners, Donors and the Media to disseminate the PINNS project successes, achievements, lessons learnt and also share next steps of the project with stakeholders in order to get their buy in.
At the meeting, Chairman Board of Trustees CS-SUNN, Dr. Bamidele Omotola told stakeholders that “over the years, on annual basis, the program has helped the states to be able to track and follow funds meant for nutritional purpose while also making it part of the budget process”. He noted other achievements recorded during the life span of the project to include improvement in the policy environment (national nutrition policy was domesticated), while also developing multi-sectoral plans.

Monday, November 1, 2021

Greater Lagos fiesta to aid COVID-19 recovery - NaijaAgroNet

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The Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has unveiled the 2021 Greater Lagos Fiesta noting that the monthlong event will help the state's recovery efforts after the devastations of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Governor stated this on Friday at the unveiling ceremony of the Fiesta themed 'Lagos Rocks'. It will feature activities including cycling, photography and fashion competitions, the Xmas Souk Village, traditional games, and the popular Greater Lagos Concerts featuring A-list artistes in all five divisions of the state.