Rural women farmers demand 10% annual budgets to agric

Women farmers in Africa have asked governments across the continent to domesticate the Maputo Declaration and commit at least 10 percent of their annual budgets to agriculture to ensure food security on the continent.

The 2014 Maputo Declaration in the agricultural sector seeks to cut p [...]

Tue, 31 October 2017

Utilizing the gains of the 2017 economic summit

Despite the recent growth recorded by the Nigerian economy connoting its exit from recession, projections from the global organisations suggest a rather slow growth towards recovery, given the severity of the economic crises the country have had to content with

For instance the Internat [...]

Tue, 31 October 2017

Recession: Expert calls for prompt action to curb child, maternal death

As recession bites harder, president of National Association of Resident Doctors, Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH Chapter, Dr. Afolabi Akinkunmi,has said that prompt measures need to be put in place to curb child and maternal mortality in Nigeria.

Akinkunmi, who is a trained gynaecolog [...]

Wed, 21 December 2016

Delta targets N70 billion IGR in 2017

Delta state government is targeting N70.1 billion in 2017 fiscal year as its internally generated revenue representing 26.90% of the total projected revenue by the state.
Governor Ifeanyi Okowa stated this while presenting a budget proposal estimate of N270.1 billion for 2017 fiscal year to the [...]

Fri, 11 November 2016

Neigbhouring countries aiding rice smuggling - RIPAN

Rice Processors Association of Nigeria, RIPAN, an association of rice stakeholders have revealed how finished rice is been smuggled with the connivance of authorities of neighbouring African countries and some men of the Nigerian Customs Service manning border posts.  

This revelation was [...]

Fri, 11 November 2016

Remittance Fraud: CBN to freeze accounts of illegal operators

The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, has advised Nigerians in The Diaspora to desist from patronizing illegal International Money Transfer Operators, IMTOs, or risk losing their money to them. 

The bank, in a statement from its Acting Director, Corporate Communications Department, Mr. Isaac O [...]

Fri, 11 November 2016

Borno state to gets $1m AfDB grant to reduce malnutrition

A total of $1million has been approved by board of the African Development Bank, AfDB, for immediate interventions for victims of violence in Borno state.

The grant which was approved by the executive directors of the bank as an emergency assistance to support the fight against malnutrition in [...]

Fri, 11 November 2016

Nigeria has lost $450m to hackers, says Shittu

Nigeria is said to have lost over $450million in 3,500 cyber-attacks unleashed on the country’s Information Communication Technology, space in recent times.

The Minister of Communications, Mr. Adebayo Shittu, who made the revelation in Abuja, said investigations carried out by the ministr [...]

Fri, 11 November 2016


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