Of Dasuki, Jonathan and Quantum Quietude

       Sambo Dasuki By Abdallah el-Kurebe ‎When the name, Dasuki is now mentioned, little or no quick connect is any longer made to Elder Ibrahim Dasuki, former Sultan of Sokoto and father of the embattled former National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki. The NSA rather quickly comes to mind. Ever since the former NSA’s arrest…

NTMA Throws Its Weight Behind Release of BT Cotton for Nigerian Farmers

                Cotton By Abdallah el-Kurebe The Nigerian Textile Manufacturers Association (NTMA) has expressed its support for ‎the environmental release and commercialization of genetically modified Bt Cotton, which is known to be resistant against pests for Nigerian farmers. A position paper signed by the Acting Director General of the Association, Hamma Kwajaffa noted that while the…

Groups oppose Monsanto’s GM maize, cotton proposal

      Nnimmo Bassey, Director, Health of Mother Earth Foundation About 100 groups representing some five million Nigerians, comprising farmers, faith-based organisations, civil society groups, students and local community groups, have lodged an opposition to Monsanto’s attempts to introduce genetically modified (GM) cotton and maize into Nigeria’s food and farming systems. In written objections submitted to…

YAShuaib Resigns from FOSSRA… Says Jon Ode Panel Misleading President Buhari

           Yushau Shuaib By PRNigeria The Chief Media Consultant to the Forum of Spokespersons of Security and Response Agencies (FOSSRA), Mr. Yushau Shuaib has resigned his appointment after three years serving as an intermediary between all the major security and response agencies and the media in Nigeria. Yushau Shuaib who was engaged by former National…

Rice Ban: Bureau de Change Operators Kick Against Action

               Rice Farm By Abdallah el-Kurebe Chairman of the Bureau De Change Operators Association in Sokoto state, Aliyu Yar Abba has criticised government’s ban on rice importation to Nigeria through land borders, appealing at the same time that the federal government lifts the ban in the meantime. Reacting to the development in Sokoto on Monday,…

Sokoto Ties Salary Payment To BVN

                  Gov. Tambuwal By Abdallah el-Kurebe As part of efforts to sanitise the state civil service and permanently tackle the serious problem of ghost workers in Sokoto state, Governor Aminu Tambuwal has instructed all workers to submit their Bank Verification Numbers (BVN) before the April 2016 salaries would be paid to them. A statement issued…

The Role of DWWT in Africa’s Faecal Waste Management

By Abdallah el-Kurebe Some Facts‎ on Global Water Pollution: > “The current piped sewerage systems do not treat sewage but merely transport it away. They are toxic and extremely polluting for the rivers and lakes where they are dumped,” – CSE ‎> The  global  population  is  expected to  exceed  nine  billion  people by  2050.  Major  growth …

NEMA Calls for Deployment of More Medical Personnel to IDP Camps

                    Some IDPs By Abdallah el-Kurebe The Director General (DG) of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Muhammad Sani Sidi has called for deployment of more medical doctors and others health personnel to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) Camps to improve their healthcare.  A press release signed and issued by the Senior Information Officer of the Agency,…

Second India-Africa Dialogue Calls for Urgent Curb of Waste-water

By Aghan Daniel MESHA Secretary I aghan@meshakenya.org MARCH 22, ACCRA, GHANA – “Are all roads in Ghana this smooth? This good?” asked Maina Waruru, a senior MESHA member from Kenya as we approached the Ghana Institute of Journalism in Accra last Monday afternoon. As we got off our hostess’ car, one Linda Asante, a very…

Second India-Africa Dialogue Calls for Urgent Curb in Waste-water

By Aghan Daniel MESHA Secretary I aghan@meshakenya.org MARCH 22, ACCRA, GHANA – “Are all roads in Ghana this smooth? This good?” asked Maina Waruru, a senior MESHA member from Kenya as we approached the Ghana Institute of Journalism in Accra last Monday afternoon. As we got off our hostess’ car, one Linda Asante, a very…

Agri-Food Systems: UNFAO Holds Regional Conference for Africa

By Abdallah el-Kurebe The United Nations Food and Agricultural Organisation (UNFAO) will hold its 29th session of the Regional Conference for Africa in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, which has a theme: “Transforming African Agri-food Systems for Inclusive Growth and a Shared Prosperity”, is billed to hold at Sofitel Abidjan Hotel Ivoire, from 4th to 8th April, 2016….

Jega Heads Committee To Revive Education in Sokoto, Kebbi, Zamfara

By Abdallah el-Kurebe Former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is to head an advisory committee that would give recommendations for the revival of the educational sector in Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara states of North-West Nigeria. Jega, who hails from Kebbi State, will work with six other professors from the zone and will…