Arewa Youths’ Letter to Osinbajo

June, 19th 2017 His Excellency,  Professor Yemi Osinbajo, Acting President,  Federal Republic of Nigeria,  Aso Rock Presidential Villa Abuja OPEN LETTER Your Excellency, APPRECIATION On behalf of this coalition and all the peace-loving people of Northern Nigeria, we begin this letter by commending your efforts towards finding a lasting solution to the lingering Igbo-induced crisis…

Sokoto farmers get groundnut improved varieties

Farmers in Sokoto were yesterday introduced to improved varieties of groundnut at a seed fair that took place in Tambuwal, Tambuwal ‎local government of the state. Provided in collaboration with the International Crop Research Institute for Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), the SAMnuts 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 and 26 ‎improved varieties are resistant to aflatoxin and…

PRESS RELEASE: 50th Anniversary: IITA Inaugurates 205.5ha Research Farm

The Ago Owu research station is located in Ayedade Local Government Area, Osun state, and will primarily serve as a research and training facility that will backstop the state’s agricultural programs and offer training support to the youth OSHOGBO, Nigeria, June 12, 2017/ — As the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) (www.IITA.org) marks its…

Press Release: FG Distributes Special Relief Intervention in the North East

The Federal Government will distribute 30,000 metric tonnes (1,032 trucks) of cereal directly to affected persons in the Northeastern states of Borno, Yobe, Adamawa, Taraba, Bauchi and Gombe. The exercise is expected to be flagged off by the Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osibanjo on Thursday 8th June, 2017 in Maiduguri, Borno State. This special relief…

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…