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Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Agrifood: Quadripartite welcome political commitment against antimicrobials - NaijaAgroNet

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The Third Global High-Level Ministerial Conference on Antimicrobial Resistance, hosted in Muscat, Oman, concluded last weekend, where targets to address the global antimicrobial resistance (AMR) challenge were discussed for the first time. 
The conference and its numerical targets for antimicrobial use in the human and animal sectors will pave the way for bold political commitments at the forthcoming UN General Assembly High-Level Meeting on AMR in 2024.

Monday, November 28, 2022

Rome Water Dialogue underway @FAO - NaijaAgroNet

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A one-day hybrid event has been slated to hold at the headquarters of Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) in Rome on 29 November, starting at 09: 00 CET, ahead of the 2023 World Water Conference, reports NaijaAgroNet.
2023 World Water Conference
Water is central to agriculture, which accounts for 72 percent of global freshwater withdrawals. And while awareness of water’s importance is growing, much more still needs to be done to value and manage it in a coordinated and holistic way to achieve all the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

FG enacts law to establish AgricDev Fund

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The Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) has enacted a law to establish the National Agricultural Development Fund (NADF) reports NaijaAgroNet:
Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) coat of arm, logo
The President, General Mohammadu Buhari, retired, NaijaAgroNet: gathered has signed the National Assembly (NA) bill seeking the establishment of National Agricultural Development Fund (NADF) into an Act.
An official gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria published on October 30, 2022, with Number 192 and volume 109 as sighted by NaijaAgroNet:, as certified by the clerk of the National Assembly, Mr. Amos Olatunde Ojo.

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

COP27: African ministers explore ways to scale up food production, feed continent - NaijaAgroNet

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The African agriculture ministers attending the United Nations climate summit in Egypt reiterated a commitment to work with development partners to unlock the continent’s agriculture potential.
During the special ministerial session, there was a strong consensus that Africa can feed itself if supported with green financing and climate-smart technology to boost agriculture productivity, under the conference of party (COP27).

Monday, November 21, 2022

Egbin Power bags safety excellence award of the year - NaijaAgroNet

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The Egbin Power Plc has received the Utility Power Generation Company of the Year at the 2022 Afrisafe HSE Awards, a prestigious Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) industry award held to honour outstanding individuals, corporate organizations and laudable initiatives in the safety industry across Africa.
The event, the most prestigious HSE awards in Africa, was attended by notable personalities, professionals, entrepreneurs, HSE certification companies, training institutions, regulators and safety solution providers among other bodies in the industry across the continent.

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Farming to receive pride of place says APC candidate - NaijaAgroNet

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All Progressives Congress Presidential Candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has promised to undertake reforms within the farming, fishing and livestock sector that will make the industry competitive.
He also promised to make the agricultural sector the bedrock of Nigeria’s new economy when he becomes president.

Civil Societies petition Buhari over OPL 245, asks FG to resist $15bn calls - NaijaAgroNet

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Some three civil societies, namely, Recommon, the Human and Environmental Development Agenda (HEDA Resource Centre) and Corner House have petitioned President, Major General Muhammed Buhari, retired, over the recent developments with regards to the various court proceedings relating to the corrupt award in 2011 of the OPL 245 Oil field to Eni and Shell, calling on the government to fight the corruption.
In a letter dated 4th of November 2022 addressed to President Muhammadu Buhari, titled Recent Developments on OPL 245, highlighted some positive developments and also set priorities for the federal government in demanding justice from the OPL245 deal.

Monday, November 7, 2022

Addressing menace of 'The Great Flood' - NaijaAgroNet

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The annual ritual flooding which every so often besieged and submerged communities, suburbs, towns and certain metropolises across several states and countrywide has degenerated from being a recurring decimal problem to a recurring death crisis. 
Dr Harrison EROMOSELE, Federal University Otuoke, Bayelsa State
The havoc wrecked by this year’s deadly flooding is overwhelmingly unprecedented. Indeed, it has earned for itself, a catastrophic history. This is The Great Flood of 2022. There are frightening grapevine hypotheses, suggesting that the devastating scale of this year’s (2022) flood condition in relation to 2012 would possibly imply a repeat, once every decade.

Friday, November 4, 2022

Group urges South, Middle Belt Governors to reject FG's armed agro-rangers - NaijaAgroNet

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The Pan Yoruba self-determination coalition known as Apapo Oodua Koya (AOKOYA), has urged the South and Middle Belt State Governors to reject the agro-rangers which the Federal Government of Nigeria has proposed to deploy to states, reports NaijaAgroNet.
Armed herder
According to the group in a press statement available to NaijaAgroNet, 'This is RUGA in disguise. It is an attempt to give protection to violent pastorist Fulanis, who are bent on taking over Yoruba territories by force of arms."

Thursday, November 3, 2022

Benjamin Joseph, alleged Zinox blackmailer, skips court appearance - ITREALMS

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Benjamin Joseph, owner of Citadel Oracle Concepts Limited, an Ibadan-based ICT retail firm, has failed to appear in court to defend a case of malicious falsehood and false petitioning filed against him by the Federal Government by presenting a controversial medical report, claiming he is unwell.
Enugu-born businessman, Benjamin Joseph, owner of Citadel Oracle Concepts Limited
The Enugu-born businessman is standing trial for falsely petitioning the Federal Government, alleging that Chairman, Zinox Group, Leo Stan Ekeh and others colluded in defrauding it and his company in executing a N170m contract from the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS).