​Integrated Agric Research Systems Key to Africa’s Transformation – IITA DG

Integrated systems research approach in agriculture is key to sustainable transformation in Africa with benefits including increase in yields and livelihoods improvement of resource-poor farmers, according to the Director General of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Dr Nteranya Sanginga. The systems approach places the farmer at the center and develops an understanding of the farm-household,…

​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,…

PRNigeria Emerges Finalist of PR Golden World Award

Yushau  Shuaib, Publisher of PRNigeria The International Public Relations Association (IPRA) with Headquarters in London, United Kingdom has shortlisted PRNigeria’s campaigns for Nigeria’s military and security among the finalists for the Golden World Awards (GWA). The Golden World Awards are the world’s most prestigious PR awards. In a congratulatory message to Publishers of PRNigeria, the…

IGR: 36 States Generates N682bn… 15 Appear to be going bankrupt…

… Lagos Generates More IGR than 32 States Combined … Rich States: Lagos, Rivers, Delta, Ogun, Edo …Poor States:  Yobe, Zamfara, Ekiti, Borno, Kebbi An investigation by the Economic Confidential has shown that Fifteen States may go bankrupt as their Internally Generated Revenues (IGR) in 2015 were far below 10% of their Federation Account Allocations (FAA) in…

Sokoto Orphans, Indigents Get Clothes, Food Items

By Abdallah el-Kurebe Twelve thousand four hundred and eighty-five orphans and indigent persons in Sokoto have received clothing materials and food items from Sokoto state Governor, Aminu Tambuwal. The event, which took place in Kuchi village of Kebbe Local Government, had beneficiaries drawn from 85 districts in the 23 Local Government Councils of the state….

I’m Being Prosecuted for Old Grievances- Ex-NSA Dasuki

                       Dasuki Former National Security Adviser (NSA) Colonel Mohammed Sambo Dasuki (rtd) has told a federal high court in Abuja that he is being punished by some persons at the highest level of power in the country for perceived grievances they hold against him while in active military service many years ago. Dasuki who…

GMOs Not Officially Grown in Nigeria – FG

Nigeria’s Minister of Environment, Amina Mohammed By Abdallah el-Kurebe The Minister of Environment, Amina Mohammed has said that there was not presently any genetically modified organisms (GMOs) officially grown in Nigeria and therefore called on Nigerians not to panic over the issue. In a statement issued by the Minister on Monday in Abuja, she stated that…