Monthly Archives: October 2019

APPEALS sensitises Kano farmers on modern tomatoes drying method, to empower 200

No fewer than 200 tomatoes producers, processors and marketers in Kano State are expected to benefit from empowerment programme of Agro Processing Productivity Enhancement and Livelihood Improvement Support (APPEALS) Project. Alhaji Hassan Ibrahim, the APPEALS Project Coordinator in Kano on Wednesday made this known at a one-day sensitisation workshop for tomatoes farmers, processors, producers and marketers on the modern tomatoes ...

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Kano accounts for highest number of malnourished children – UNICEF

Dr Simeon Nanama, the Chief of United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Nutrition Section in Nigeria says a survey by the organisation reveals that Kano State has the highest number of malnourished children in the Country. Nanama revealed this at a one-day stakeholders meeting organised by UNICEF for the Dissemination of Baseline Survey findings for Dietary Diversity Project, on Tuesday in ...

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FG explains why ASUU must join IPPIS

The Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF), Mr Ahmed Idris Why we’re against it – Lecturers The Federal Government says the October deadline it gave all Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) of government to enrol in the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System stands. The Accountant-General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris, in a statement yesterday, described the ASUU’s opposition to the ...

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APPEALS demonstrates improved technology on rice farming in Kano

Many farmers in Bunkure Local Government Areas of Kano State came out on Sunday to witness the field demonstration of improved technology on rice farming. The demonstration was part of measures to expose them to the international standard practice toward enhancing their productivity and improved livelihood. The field demonstration was organised by Agro-Processing, Productivity Enhancement and Livelihood Improvement Support (APPEALS) ...

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NYSC speaks on alleged killing of Almajiri boy by Corps member

The Coordinator, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Kano state, Alhaji Ladan Baba, has debunked rumours going round on the social media that a corp member serving in Bebeji Local Government Area of the state beats an Almajiri boy to death. The NYSC Coordinator debunked the rumour in a statement he signed and issued to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) ...

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Breaking: Corps members to enjoy new minimum wage – Minister

The minister of youths and sports, Sunday Dare has disclosed that members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) will enjoy the new minimum wage. Dare disclosed this in a tweet on Wednesday evening. “New Minimum Wage: NYSC members to enjoy new minimum wage/ allowee. Next week the DG NYSC will provide details of the new allowee for the Youth ...

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FEC gives deadline for payment of minimum wage arrears

The Federal Executive Council (FEC), presided over by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, has approved the payment of arrears of the new minimum wage as agreed upon by the Organised Labour and the Federal Government.The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, made this known when he briefed State House correspondents on the outcome of the Council meeting held at the ...

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Behavioural change, key to achieving progress towards human, social development – UNICEF Chief

Maulid Warfa, the United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF) Chief Field Officer in Kano says behavioural change is a key to achieving progress towards human and social development, whether in health, nutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene. Warfa stated this on Tuesday at a two-day Forum on social and behavioural change communication for stakeholders in Kano. According to Warfa, change is a ...

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Quelea Birds Invasion: FG commences chemical spray in Kano

The Federal Government has embarked on massive aerial spray of Quelea birds in six Local Government Areas of Kano State, an official  said on Sunday. Alhaji Muhammad Shehu-Adamu, Coordinator, Federal Ministry of Agriculture in Kano, said the destructive birdd have the capacity to travel over 100 kilometres in a day and can destroy hundreds of hectares of cereal crops, especially ...

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FG sets aside $1.61b for 24 hour power supply – TCN

The Managing Director, Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), Alhaji Usman Gur says the Federal Government in collaboration with international donor agencies has set aside over 1.61 billion dollars to ensure constant power supply in the country. Gur, who is also the Chief Executive Officer of the TCN revealed this on Sunday in Kano while briefing newsmen at the Kumbotso power ...

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