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Government officials, farmers and foreign partners recently congregated in Osogbo, Osun State, to brainstorm on the need to improve capacity for agricultural production and economic development. It was the three-day International Agricultural Technology Exhibition and Conference.
The Federal Government has approved for environmental release, the Pod Borer Resistant (PBR) Cowpea, popularly known as beans, developed by the Institute for Agricultural Research (IAR), Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.
Dr. Heineken Lokpobiri, Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, has inaugurated 23 new chairmen and members of the boards of parastatals, agencies and institutions under the supervision of the ministry.
The All Progressives Congress (APC), South Africa chapter, on Sunday, commended President Muhammadu Buhari on the constitution of the Governing Boards of Agencies and Parastatals.
According to the organization, “Taking partisan politics out of the appointments to boards of agencies and parastatals is one surest way for Buhari to show that his government is truly one of change, that would do things differently from successive governments that apparently handed out board appointments to reward party members, supporters and cronies.”
Wife of late leader of the All Progressives Congress in Delta State, Mrs. Anna Okpozo, said people should stop blaming President Muhammadu Buhari over the appointment of her late husband, Senator Francis Okpozo, in the recent board appointment saying no body is above mistake.
President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Herman Hembe, a sacked lawmaker, as the board chairman of the Michael Imoudo National Institute for Labour Studies (MINLS).
The presidency has reacted to the controversy generated by its appointment, Friday evening, of 1,468 Nigerians into the boards of agencies and parastatals.
President Muhammadu Buhari in one fell swoop on Friday night appointed 209 board chairmen and 1,258 members of government owned agencies and parastatals, redeeming a part of the pledge he made on October 31 at the National Executive Committee meeting of his All Progressives Congress.
The late Ugbaja was appointed member of Consumer Protection Council. His name is the third on the list of the council whose chairman is Emeka Nwakpa.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday approved the constitution of the Governing Boards of agencies and parastatals, under some ministries.
The president appointed 209 board chairmen and 1,258 board members on Friday, according to a statement from the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation.
The Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria (ARCN) has dismissed reports that genetically-improved crop varieties were harmful to the health of Nigerians.
Ghanaian midfielder Mubarak Wakaso has signed a three year contract with Chinese Super League side Jiangsu Suning after his two-and-a-half-year spell in the Spanish La Liga with Alaves, the Chinese club confirmed on Wednesday.
Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello, on Wednesday warned that his administration would deal ruthlessly with all criminal elements in the state, saying he would not negotiate with bandits.
The Presidency has described as mere speculations the reported planned imposition of visa restrictions on some African and Asian countries including Nigeria by the America’s government led by President Donald Trump.
A funding offer by a billionaire Zimbabwe telecoms tycoon on Wednesday prompted the country's doctors to consider ending a long-running strike over wage payments.
Former Super Eagles head coach Sunday Oliseh has heaped plaudits on Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta for his dexterity in Tuesday’s 2-2 draw against London rivals Chelsea at the Stamford Bridge.
Mr Kunle Awobodu, the President of the Nigerian Institute of Building (NIOB), on Wednesday, accused the Federal Government and State government of not doing enough to stem the increasing spate of building collapse.
The African Development Bank (AfDB), has revealed that the bank will invest $250 million in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) water and sanitation integrated project. The project is aimed at improving water supply and sanitation in the satellite towns.
Former Uganda and Zamalek SC manager, Milutin “Micho” Sredojevic has emerged favorite for the Head Coach job of the Zambia national team, also known as Chipolopolo.
”Our expectations as a team is to go and compete and show the world what we have made of, do our best and if it fall into place properly, the end game will speak for its self, we know Australia are a good Cricketing country, on paper and we just want to go and give the best of our abilities and see what comes out of it, ” he stated.
Following the declaration of Senator Hope Uzodinma as the substantive governor of Imo State under the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) by the Supreme Court, the Kaduna State chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has mourned the ruling, saying it was a stolen mandate by APC.