​FAO Distributes Seeds, Tools to 200,000 Vulnerable Families in South Sudan

By Abdallah el-Kurebe Ahead of the 2016 farming season and in order to give farmers enough time for proper land preparation and planting, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and its partners have so far distributed seeds and agricultural tools to about 200,000 vulnerable farming households, which benefitted about 1.1 million…

Shinkafi Was A True statesman – Tambuwal

​By Abdallah el-Kurebe Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state has described late Umaru Shinkafi, the Marafan Sokoto, who died on Wednesday afternoon at a London hospital as a true statesman whose selfless and meritorious service to God, country and humanity was felt by all.  In a message of condolence issued in Sokoto by his spokesman,…

​How Smallholder Farmers Can Ensure Food Security in Africa (II)

Amira Gornass, CFS Boss By Abdallah el-Kurebe One of the Goals of Sustainable Development is to “End hunger, achieve food security and adequate nutrition for all, and promote sustainable agriculture.” Smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa number around 33 million, representing 80% of all farms in the region, thereby contributing up to 90% of food production…

Northeast Humanitarian Challenges: Matters Arising

                        IDPs By Labaran Saleh It is a well-known fact that Nigeria is presently faced with humanitarian challenges arising from insurgency, communal clashes and natural causes like floods. These have led to the displacement of over two million people, mostly in the northeastern states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe as well as some part…

​Thirty Countries Enforce First Illegal Fishing Treaty – FAO DG, Da Silva

FAO DG, da Silva By Abdallah el-Kurebe  More than 30 countries, including the Europion have formally deposited their instruments of adherence with FAO to enforce the Port State Measures Agreement (PSMA), the world’s first international treaty designed specifically to tackle illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, globally. Adopted by FAO members in 2009, the treaty…

Nigeria Police retire AIG Mbu, 20 others

                    AIG MBU The Police Service Commission on Friday approved the retirement of 21 Assistant Inspectors-General of Police. The retirement followed the elevation of Idris Ibrahim, who was a junior to the officers in rank, to the position of Inspector-General by President Muhammadu Buhari. In a statement signed by Ikechukwu Ani, Head of Public Relations,…