RMRDC Supports Production of Bt Cotton in Nigeria

       Textile materials By Abdallah el-Kurebe The Raw Materials Research and Development Council (RMRDC) has joined a league of other GMO advocates to support the production of genetically modified, also known as Bt Cotton in Nigeria. In a letter to the Country Representative of Monsanto, a global seed company, signed by the Director General of…

Sokoto, UNICEF Signs N2bn Agreement

By Abdallah el-Kurebe Towards realizing the rights of children and women to survival, development, protection and participation, Sokoto State Government and UNICEF have signed a joint annual work plan for the year 2016. The work plan, which is drawn to cover health, nutrition, education, water, sanitation and hygiene, is estimated to gulp the sum of…

Sokoto Gets Infectious Diseases Hospital, Upgrades Five Others

By Abdallah el-Kurebe Sokoto state government has concluded plans to convert the state-owned Amanawa Leprosarium to a full-fledged hospital for infectious diseases. Governor Aminu Tambuwal made the disclosure in Sokoto on Wednesday while addressing stakeholders on health  at the ongoing 56th Annual Conference of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA).   According to him, approval has been…

Electricity Consumers in Sokoto Stage Protest Against Blackout, Crazy Bills

                  Protesters By Abdallah el-Kurebe Electricity consumers Sokoto metropolis have staged a peaceful protest against the Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company (KAEDCO’s) outrageously billing system with adequate power supply. The protesting consumers allege that in spite of the continued outage of electricity being experienced, KAEDCO has, on the other hand, continued to send bills. Numbering…

Types of hand tillers

   Honda made hand tillers       Tiller being used         A farmer using tiller

Insurgency: 1,934,765 IDPs in Formal Camps, Host Communities – Says NEMA

      Internally Displaced Persons By Abdallah el-Kurebe The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has disclosed that a total of 1,934,765 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) were currently living in formal and satellite camps as well as host communities as a result of insurgency in Northeastern states of Borno, Yobe, Taraba, Gombe, Bauchi and Adamawa states. The…

Windstorm Destroys Houses in Sokoto LG

       A typical rain storm By Abdallah el-Kurebe Heavy downpour and windstorm has destroyed up to 300 houses in Kebbe town, headquarters of Kebbe local government of Sokoto State. Acting chairman of the local government, Mustapha Maishanu. told newsmen in Sokoto on Friday that the incident which occurred recently, rendered up to 500 people homeless and…

CSE PRESS RELEASE: CSE supports global move to urge Coke and PepsiCo to curb marketing of sugared drinks to kids

              Coca-Cola drinks •    Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), along with other organisations from across the world, urges Coca-Cola and PepsiCo to stop marketing sugared drinks to children  •    The group asks for responsible action from the companies, specifically in view of their growing focus on low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) like India  •    Highlights…

FG earmarks $300m to Fund youth in agriculture

                 Agric farm                    By Abdallah el-Kurebe The Federal government, through the Minister of State for Agriculture, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri has revealed that in its efforts to bridge funding challenges in the sector, it is set to invest $300 million to fund youths in agriculture. He also assured that 20% of an initial grant…