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Wednesday, December 28, 2022

$106M Ilesa Water Loan: Adeleke suspends project, launches probe on disbursement - NaijaAgroNet

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The Executive Governor of Osun State, Senator Ademola Adeleke has directed the immediate suspension of the project consultant for the Ilesa Water Project, Mrs Tawa Williams over questionable handling of $106 million dollar loan for the project.
Executive Governor of Osun State, Senator Ademola Adeleke
The State Governor in a statement by his spokesperson, Mallam Olawale Rasheed, ordered full scale probe of the entire project and disbursed loans especially as there is no progress on the project despite reported disbursement of N10 billion and another $28million on the project.

Friday, December 23, 2022

NCDMB enhances media competencies with capacity building - NaijaAgroNet

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Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) has enhanced some journalists capacity building at a workshop with the theme: Enhancing Media Competencies to Support Nigerian Content in a Gas Economy, reports NaijaAgroNet.
Dr Ginah of NCDmB
The event organized annually by the board for media practitioners to enhance their capacity and competence in the field of journalism.

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Nigeria: Stakeholders urged to collaborate on early warning mechanisms - NaijaAgroNet

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Nigerian stakeholders have been urged to collaborate on early warning and response mechanisms, reports NaijaAgroNet.
L-R: Rep of IGP and CP Operations, Hamzat; Brig. Gen. Saleh Bala () (CEO, White Ink Institute for Strategy Education & Research, WISER); Senator Iroegbu (Editor-in-Chief, Global Sentinel);  Chris Ngwodo, Director General OSPRE;  Dr. Emmanuel Ojukwu, (Provost, Police Public Relations School & member, Anambra State Truth, Justice and Peace Commission); Superintendent of the Corps, Research Officer, Peace, and Conflict Resolution Department NSCDC, David Adediran; and Dr. Ukoha Ukiwo (Technical Lead, Managing Conflict in Nigeria) at the just concluded OSPRE Inaugural Summit in Abuja.
The Office for Strategic Preparedness and Resilience (OSPRE), a center for the coordination of early warning and response mechanisms in Nigeria gave this charge at the end of a two-day inaugural summit and technical workshop in Abuja.

Monday, December 12, 2022

How LAPO is making great impact in Nigerian agriculture - NaijaAgroNet

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Agriculture is deeply woven into the fabric of Nigeria’s history and culture and it remains a central pillar of the economy. A dominant sector in Nigeria, it consistently contributes (specific figure) to Nigeria’s GDP, and accounting for the livelihoods of almost 84 percent of households in rural communities.
However, despite recent gains, the vast majority of farmers practice subsistence farming characterized by lack of modern implements and low yields. Sadly, farming is still largely defined by the poverty of practitioners, rather than its great potentials, although an emerging generation of young farmers are trying to change the narrative of Nigerian agriculture through a focus on new techniques and technology.