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Vice President Osinbajo: Federal govenrment to power varsities with solar energy

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, has said that ‘despite the sectoral challenges, the Buhari administration will complete major projects that will improve the power sector in the country and also implement a plan that will provide solar energy in a number of universities in the country.

AfDB to spend $711m on projects in Nigeria

The African Development Bank (AfDB) on Friday said it would invest 711.5 million dollars in some projects in the country including power supply.

President Buhari inaugurates food security council

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Monday, inaugurate National Food Security Council with the aim of evolving sustainable solutions to protracted violence being unleashed on farmers by herders.

Four countries to exit list of least developed countries

A UN expert committee has announced that four countries could soon “graduate” from the ranks of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable nations.

Commonwealth Day: Federal govt restates commitment to early education

The Federal Government has expressed its commitment to develop and strengthen human capital resources by institutionalising early childhood care and prompting girl-child education.

Experts flay federal govt’s non-enforcement of environmental laws

Environmentalists have faulted the Federal Government’s inability to enforce environmental laws that will address climate change.

NEPAD: Climate change impedes agricultural yields

Mrs Gloria Akobundu, the National Coordinator of New Partnership for Africa Development (NEPAD) in Nigeria, says climate change is impeding agricultural processes leading to reduction in crop yields.

Governor Bagudu: Farmers-herders clashes not tribal

Gov. Abubakar Bagudu of Kebbi has said that the clashes between farmers and herdsmen across the country are not tribal but consequences of climate change.

African Union urged to take ownership of Lake Chad project

The Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC) on Tuesday called on the member-states of the African Union (AU) to take ownership of the project to save Lake Chad from imminent extinction.

Kogi, NNPC sign MOU on biofuels

The Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has assured the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) of complete security for their investment in the Alape Staple Crop Processing Zone situated in Kabba/Bunu Local Government Area of the State.

IFAD to spend N8bn to boost agricultural production in 7 states

The International Funds for Agricultural Development (IFAD) said on Tuesday that N8 billion has been earmarked to boost agricultural production in seven states that were in partnership with the fund.

Sean Hoy: How Ireland tackled herdsmen-farmers’ crisis

The Irish ambassador to Nigeria, Sean Hoy, has said Europe used laws limiting open grazing in addressing farmers and migratory herders conflict.

Insurgency, climate change challenges to Lake Chad Basin development

The Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC) has listed insurgency, climate change, and non payment of annual contributions as challenges to full implementation of its programmes in the region.

Four Nigerian journalists win ICFJ/UN prizes for outstanding reports

Four Nigerian journalists have been awarded prizes of 1,750 dollars by the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) and the United Nations Foundation for their outstanding coverage of conflict, flooding and desertification.


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Expert urges Nigerians to adopt sleep hygiene

Dr Itopa Garuba, a behavioural Scientist at the General Hospital Minna, has called on Nigerians to adopt sleep hygiene for the body’s general well being. ‎

Governor Ambode: Location of Olusosun dumpsite unhealthy

Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode on Friday justified the decision of the State Government to shut down the Olusosun dumpsite in Ojota, saying the location of the facility was no longer healthy both for trading activities and residents living in the neighborhood.

Dapchi abduction: House of Representatives investigation to focus on security agencies’ action, inaction

The House of Representatives has said that it would not shy away from apportioning blames to agencies that shirked its responsibilities in the abduction of 110 students of Government Girls Science and Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe State on 19 February, 2018.

Joel Obi returns to Torino training, set for Super Eagles friendlies

Torino midfielder Joel Obi handed the Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr a major boost ahead of the friendly matches against Poland and Serbia next week by returning to training with the Serie A club ahead of Sunday’s league clash against Fiorentina.

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AfDB to spend $711m on projects in Nigeria

The African Development Bank (AfDB) on Friday said it would invest 711.5 million dollars in some projects in the country including power supply.

Lionel Messi announces birth of third son ‘Ciro’

Lionel Messi has announced the arrival of his third son, Ciro. His wife gave birth on Saturday.

Turkey seeks life imprisonment for detained US pastor

A Turkish prosecutor on Tuesday requested life imprisonment for detained American pastor Andrew Brunson over alleged links to a failed coup attempt in 2016, the private Dogan news agency said.

Ethiopian Airlines: How we are supporting Nigerian economy

Ethiopian Airlines has disclosed how it has been supporting the Nigerian transport sector to build the nation’s economy.

Governor Okorocha appoints Emmanuel Babayaro as special adviser

Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha has appointed former Nigeria international goalkeeper Emmanuel Babayaro as special adviser to the state government on New Economic Partnership for African Development (NEPAD).