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Sokoto State Boosts Agriculture with 15,000 Metric Tonnes of Fertiliser – Partnership with IFAD a blessing!

The sokoto state Government has commenced distribution of 15,000 metric tones fertiliser, loaded in 500 trucks, for the 2018 wet season farming. The fertiliser will be sold to farmers at the heavily subsidised rate of 4000 Naira per bag. The state governor, Rt. Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal flagged off the sales in Tureta local Government area of the state, where ...

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Communiqué of the Second African Union – United Nations Annual Conference

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia On 9 July 2018, the Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, and the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General António Guterres convened the second AU- UN Annual Conference at the AU Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The Chairperson and the Secretary-General welcomed the strong collaboration between the AU and the UN, and expressed their commitment ...

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WaterAid, Permanent Mission of Nigeria to the UN to host dialogue in New York on Nigeria’s State of Emergency in the WASH sector

 In April 2018, the Federal Government of Nigeria declared a state of emergency in its water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector. A welcome recognition of the urgency of WASH action in Nigeria, the state of emergency will encompass an eighteen-month period and usher in a 13-year revitalisation strategy for Nigeria’s WASH sector. WaterAid Nigeria campaigned for and commended this step, ...

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Startup Compound, Enspire Incubator launch First Edition of #MVPDemoDayAbuja

Startup Compound in collaboration with Enspire Incubator has officially launched the first edition of MVP Demo Day, an event that creates unique opportunities for young start-ups to share their innovations with the audience and potential Angel investors in Abuja. Speaking at the event on Saturday, Henry Umunnakwe, Co-Founder of Startup Compound stated that the organization was founded as a platform that ...

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France Initiates N500 Billion Investment Fund for Private Sector Players in Africa

France has initiated an investment fund of about N500 billion (1 billion Euros) for private sector players in Africa to foster innovation and enable them to scale up their business enterprises. https://t.co/GxkOcsrsHC#R2TVNewspaperHeadlines — R2TV (@R2_TV) July 5, 2018 This was made known by the French President, Emmanuel Macron, at an interactive business forum organized by the Tony Elumelu Foundation in Lagos, ...

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Tambuwal Commiserates with the families of murdered Police officers, Condemns the attack

I wish to commiserate with the families, friends, colleagues and associates of all our beloved fellow citizens, who lost their lives in the persistent and senseless killings now occuring in all parts of our dear country. Indeed, the growing spate of mindless shedding of innocent blood, especially of policemen and other security personnel on their lawful duty posts, has brought ...

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A4AI Nigeria: Coalition calls for Broadband Policy Review Committee for the next five years

The Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI) Nigeria Coalition has called on Federal Government on the need for urgent Broadband Plan Policy Review Committee for the next five years to be set up so as to fast-track the realisation of her digital inclusion and broadband affordability agenda for all Nigerians. This call was made today at A4AI Coalition Meeting in Abuja, ...

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NCC Report: Mobile Internet Users Hit 103m in May, Steady Increase Show Internet Adoption

Internet users in Nigeria have significantly increased in the month of May with about 103 million Nigerians as active subscribers for data (Internet) services compared to 101 million in April. This is according to the latest NCC report on its website. The new data showed a marginal increase of about 1.9 million (1,943,223) new active internet subscribers on the Global System for ...

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Mr President: “Nigerians Demand Justice, Fairness, Peace and Security” – Prof. Jerry Gana

The severe deterioration and very disheartening level of insecurity in our nation today has reached an intolerable height that calls for a total condemnation by all lovers of peace, security, democracy and harmony. The senseless and incessant butchering of human lives and the attendant destruction of homes and properties of the ordinary citizens of Nigeria, from Plateau, Benue, Nasarawa, Kaduna, ...

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Egyptian Parliament Passes Cybercrimes Law to Legitimize its Efforts to Curb Free Speech!

Couple of weeks ago, the Egyptian parliament approved a draconian Law on Combating Information Technology Crimes, also known as the Cybercrimes law, which compels Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in Egypt to censor content and collect data on users at the behest of the government and outlines harsh punishments for individuals. Violators of this law can face up to five years ...

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