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Monday, November 28, 2022

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).

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Improve handling of ATM in Lagos says NGOs - NaijaAgroNet

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How to improve the handling of ailments related to AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (ATM), topped the agenda of the Lagos State Advocacy Team (SAT) of the Association of Civil Societies on Malaria, Immunisation and Nutrition (ACOMIN) reports NaijaAgroNet.
L-R State Coordinator, Lagos State Advocacy Team (SAT), Mrs. Bunmi Tejumola; coordinator Network of Persons With HIV-AIDS in Nigeria (NEPWHAN), Mr Patrick Akpan; the Medical Officer of Health (MoH) Shomolo LGA, Dr. Agbaola Ibidemi Christy, TB coordinator, Mrs Aipo Ifelunwa,and Alhaji Tella Tajudeen at Somolo during the advocacy visit.
Speaking at the advocacy visits on Tuesday, the ACOMIN chairperson and State Coordinator, Lagos State Advocacy Team (SAT) Mrs. Bunmi Tejumola, said improving quality of lives in communities across the state of excellence in particular after the COVID-19 effect has become necessary.

NaijaAgroNet gathered that the advocacy visits took the team to the Rauf Aregbesola Primary Health Centre Egbeda in Mosan Okunola Local Council Development Area (LCDA) of Alimoso Local Government Area and Shomolu Local Government Area’s health department.

At the Aregbesola PHC, Mrs. Tejumola applauded the efforts of the councilors in rehabilitating the health centre to an acceptable state including cleanliness efforts and increase in medical personnel.

She also demanded on behalf of her team made up of ATM Project Manager, Ms Tope James, TB coordinator, Mrs Aipo Ifelunwa, Mr Patrick Akpan, coordinator NEPWHAN, ITREALMS media team lead, Remmy Nweke, and Alhaji Tella Tajudeen, among others; for more ambulance vehicles for the PHC and additional staff in order to serve the community better.

She commended the Bale of the area for living up to his promise in collaborating with them on this project.At the office of health department of Shomolu LGA, the ATM team made case for more staff to carter for the teeming clientele across the Akoka and Abode Primary Health Centres respectively.

The State Coordinator appealed for more consumable kits to be made available at both PHCs to ensure the safety of both medical personnel and patients visiting and using the facilities.
Welcoming the team earlier in Aregbesola PHC, the Supervisory Councilor for Health at Mosan Okunola Local Council Development Area (LCDA), Prince Akeem Adeyemi applauded the collaboration so far which have yielded some results in supporting the health centre.

Responding specifically on the call for more ambulance, Prince Adeyemi revealed that the Senator representing that constituency at the red chamber, Senator Solomon Olamilekan Adeola, alias Yayi has promised to donate an ambulance to the centre in no distance future.

Equally responding at Shomolu, the Medical Officer of Health (MoH) Shomolo LGA
Dr. Agbaola Ibidemi Christy expressed thanks to the team for finding out time to visit and raising crucial issues, capable of advancing the health deliverables in the LGA and state at large.

She promised to escalate most of the issues to the LGA chairman for prompt remediation, assuring that by the time of their next visit, a huge difference will have been made based on their recommendations, while those within her office will be expedient action upon, immediately.

Speaking during a vote of thanks at Somolu, Mr. Akpan appreciated the warm-welcome extended to the SAT team and encouraged the government to always see NGOs as partners in progress.

NaijaAgroNet further reports that the advocacy visits were part of the Post-COVID-19 resilience project sponsored by the Global Fund and National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) towards combating HIV-AIDS, TB and Malaria in some five LGAs of Lagos State. These LGAs include Alimoso, Eti-Osa, Somolu, Ikorodu and Mushin.

Chuks Egbune/Editor

Friday, October 14, 2022

FLOOD: ALeP urges NEMA, Anambra State govt to assist Awba-Ofemili victims - NaijaAgroNet

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The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and the Anambra State government led by Prof. Chukwuma Soludo have been asked to urgently assist flood victims in Awba-Ofemili town among others.
Flooded St Paul primary school, Aguenu village, Awba-Ofemili
Awba-Ofemili is a community in Awka North Local Government Area of Anambra State and was heavily ravaged by the recent flood, sacking some villages including in Umuosite and some parts of Ege, Nkpuocha, Oka-akwu, Ngene Nkpumekwu communities to name a few.