Gowon, Obasanjo, others to speak at IITA’s 50th anniversary celebration

Two former heads of state of Nigeria, Dr Yakubu Gowon, and Chief Olusegun Obasanjo will be among dignitaries that would grace the 50thanniversary celebration (IITA@50) of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in Ibadan on 24 July. The two former heads of state will be addressing a gathering of more than 1000 staff including…

Press Release: “Seeds of Renaissance” offer internally displaced persons in Nigeria’s north east lifeline

Ibadan— The improved seeds donated by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) to Borno State are lifelines for farmers, and will help rebuild the livelihoods of food insecure persons in the region. Tagged ‘seeds of renaissance’, the35,930 kilograms seeds comprising cowpea, maize, soybean, rice, sorghum and millet were received by the Governor of Borno State,…

Press Release: Nigeria Embraces Preventive Disaster Management, NEMA  

For sustainable proactive disaster management, Nigeria has adopted the implementation of measures aimed at increasing capacity of its citizens to promote risk reduction and reduce their vulnerabilities, Director General of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Engr. Mustapha Maihaja has said. Addressing the 2017 General Session of the Global Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) in…

Press Release: NEMA Adopts Cash Transfer Programme In Relief Response

In an effort to reposition relief response and ensure transparency in line with emerging global best practices, the National Emergency Management Agency is to expand the scope of relief intervention by adopting the Cash Transfer Tool as one of the strategic ways of reaching out to affected persons in the country. The Director General of…

PRESS RELEASE: Fendt tractors launch in South Africa at NAMPO 2017

South Africa has around 40,000 commercial farms, which together generate around 12% of the country’s GDP and the introduction of Fendt recognises this growing market segment BOTHAVILLE, South Africa, May 16, 2017/ — On 16 May 2017, the official launch of Fendt (www.Fendt.com) machines in Africa will take place at the NAMPO Harvest Day in…

GMO Alarmist Nassim Taleb Backs Out of Debate. I Refute Him Anyway

By Ronald Bailey | February 19, 2016 Fallacious arguments against developing and growing modern biotech crops are cause for great moral concern. Nassim Taleb, author of The Black Swan and NYU statistician extraordinaire, has ducked out of a debate with me that had been arranged by the Journal of Markets and Morality. The topic of the debate was to be,…

Rule of Law: Why ECOWAS Must Apply The Gambia Experience on Nigeria

Dasuki By Abdallah el-Kurebe There is no doubt that the fundamental rights of all Nigerian citizens are guaranteed by the 1999 constitution of the country, which provisions the President of the Federal Republic, Muhammadu Buhari swore to uphold. Described and seen as a disciplinarian; one who was believed to have impressive qualities of leadership paraphernalia,…