PRESS RELEASE: Closing Asia workshop calls for inclusive approach to energy access

Participants in Bangkok Bangkok: Delegates to the Smart Villages Initiative Closing Workshop for South and Southeast Asia in Bangkok March 7-9 agreed that a bottom-up approach involving villagers themselves is essential to catalyse energy access and spread its resultant development dividends in the large number of rural off-grid communities that still exist across the region…

Biotech agencies and NIREC report: Unpatriotic activism, whose interest?

By Dr. Hannah Nnadi Dear Editor,   I’m writing the article below as a concerned Nigerian, who has watched how some activists have taken it upon themselves to smear the integrity of government agencies and individuals working for the good of the country.   Nigerians should be aware and be on the alert for these activists…

Scientists discuss global cassava progress

Cassava farm IBADAN, NIGERIA: The world’s top cassava experts will gather in Nigeria to report progress on developing new varieties of cassava with higher yield and nutritional content. The meeting will take place on March 14-16, at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), in Ibadan.   “Africa produces more than half of the world’s…

Why Sokoto Should Domesticate the Child Rights Act

Group of Almajiri children ‎By Abdallah el-Kurebe Cruel happenings surrounding the child today have surged the calls for the respect of the rights of the vulnerable group. Globally, children suffer all manner of ill treatments; most are abandoned or ‘sold’ into slavery. Man’s inhumanity to the child has drawn the attention of the United Nations…

Dangote Launches 25,000 Hectares of Rice Outgrowers Scheme in Sokoto

Originally posted on elkurebedotcom:
Dangote, President of Dangote Group Dangote Rice, a subsidiary of Dangote Group would launch it’s multi-million naira 25,000 hectares of rice outgrower scheme in Sokoto with a prospect of employment opportunities for the rural communities inhabitants. According to a release by the Africa Press Organisation (APO) issued on behalf of Dangote…

Dangote Launches 25,000 Hectares of Rice Outgrowers Scheme in Sokoto

Dangote, President of Dangote Group Dangote Rice, a subsidiary of Dangote Group would launch it’s multi-million naira 25,000 hectares of rice outgrower scheme in Sokoto with a prospect of employment opportunities for the rural communities inhabitants. According to a release by the Africa Press Organisation (APO) issued on behalf of Dangote Group, President of the…

Press Release: An Invitation to the Annual Investment Meeting (AIM) and Travel to Dubai to Cover One of the World’s Largest Events for Foreign Direct Investments (FDI)

DAKAR, Senegal, January 26, 2017/— APO (www.APO-opa.com), the press release distribution service dedicated to Africa and the Middle East, and the global leader in media relations related to Africa and Middle East, will award one African journalist with a round trip ticket and accommodation to cover the Annual Investment Meeting (AIM) (http://www.AIMcongress.com/en) – one of the…

Tambuwal Appoints Chief of Staff, Reshuffles Sokoto Media Corporation

​Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has approved the appointment of Alhaji Mukhtar Umar Magori as the new Chief of Staff, Government House. Until this appointment, Magori is into private business. He attended Nagarta College, Sokoto for his secondary education and Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria for his first degree. The new Chief of Staff  has an MSc…

Nigeria Launches Plan to End Hunger By 2030

L-R: Nigeria’s Minister of Health, Prof Isaac Adewole; Director General, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Dr Nteranya Sanginga; and the Director of Policy and Program, World Food Programme, Mr Stanlake Samkange; during the launch of the “Synthesis Report of the Nigeria Zero Hunger Strategic Review,” in Abuja. By Abdallah el-Kurebe Nigeria is making gigantic plan…

Sokoto Threatens To Revoke C of O of Filling Stations That Hoard Fuel

By Abdallah el-Kurebe Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto state has threatened to revoke Certificates of Occupancy (C of O) of any filling station that is found to be hoarding fuel in order to create artificial scarcity as well as selling above official rate. He said that the government will collaborate with the Department of…

Of The Tambuwals, The Issues And The Supreme Court Judgement

By Abdallah el-Kurebe  It is about Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal and Senator Umar Dahiru Tambuwal. Both are from Tambuwal town in Tambuwal local government of Sokoto State; both are lawyers by profession and politicians; both were at the National Assembly, the former as a member of House of Representatives and Speaker and the later as…