How to raise money for your degree by planting trees – Ibraheem Dooba, Ph.D.

On Wednesday in Minna, during the Edufest of FOMWAN School,  I was asked to talk to students about the benefits of tree planting. So I told the students three reasons why they should plant trees: 1. To protect the environment, each student should plant a tree for every birthday. So if you’re nine years old, you should plant nine trees as oxygen factories and for carbon sequestration. I got this idea from Dr. Abdul Hussain, PermSec Lands. 2. University fund – if a child in primary 3 plants a tree…

Kogi Govt Empowers 1,700 Women,Youths In Agric With N2m Each

Kogi State Government has empowered 1,700 women and youths in the state with two million naira grant under the APPEALS (Agro-Processing Productivity Enhancement and Livelihood Improvement Support Project), a world bank assisted programme. The event took place on Friday as thousands of beneficiaries gathered at the glasshouse of the government house, Lokoja for a one on one interaction with the State government and other relevant stakeholders   The State Governor, Yahaya Bello in his remarks stated that his government was working on changing the narrative of the state from being…

Niger To Partner Japanese Investors In Agric , Allied Products

Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State has identified Agriculture and allied products as areas of priority for Japanese investors intending to invest in the state. Governor Sani Bello made this known when he addressed  Japanese Investors and other Nationals at the African chamber of commerce in Japan AFCCJ launch event. Governor Abubakar Sani Bello explained that Niger state as an agrarian state has commodities and crops that were of competitive advantages but there was a gap that needed to be filled to achieve value addition which he described as a critical…

Gov Sani-Bello Orders Revocation of illegal Land Acquired within Grazing Reserve

Governor Abubakar Sani-Bello of Niger state has reiterated his determination to transform the livestock industry in Niger State as part of his administration’s effort towards creating more job opportunities to the teeming unemployed youths in the state. The Governor stated this when he led a high powered delegation from the Central Bank of Nigeria to inspect ongoing projects at the Bobi Grazing Reserves in Marigai Local government area. Governor Sani Bello said the state government has already provided some funds to kick start the project while the Central Bank of…

Niger To Partner British Govt To Boost Ranching, Livestock ,Diary Production

The British Government has indicated its interest to collaborate with Niger State Government in the area of Ranching, Livestock and Diary production as well as game reserve. This was the outcome of the meeting held between the British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing CB and the Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello at the British High Commission office in Abuja. In an interview, shortly after the meeting, the British High Commissioner said her government   will give priority and support to these areas not only for economic reason but essentially…

IGP Orders Investigation On Alleged Assault By Senator Abbo Elisha On A Nigerian Woman

The Inspector General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu has ordered a comprehensive investigation into the circumstances surrounding the alleged assault on a female Nigerian by Senator Abbo Elisha. The IGP specifically directed the Commissioner of Police in charge of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command, CP Bala Ciroma to provide a personal and round-the-clock supervision of every facet of the investigation, including the Forensic analysis of the video currently in circulation as well as the actions and inactions of the Policeman seen in the video footage. IGP Adamu while…

Yobe, Morocco To Partner On Agric, Youth Empowerment .

Yobe State Government has signed partnership agreement with the Kingdom of Morocco in the areas of agricultural development and youth empowerment as Governor Mai Mala Buni administration took steps to accelerate the socio-economic development of the state. In agriculture, the two sides will agreed to work towards the resuscitation of the Gujba Fertilizer Blending Plant and putting it back to production so that farmers in Yobe State and across the country will have a steady and dependable source of fertilizer supply. The agriculture partnership will also explore date farming and…

Gov Sani-Bello Urges Traditional Rulers To Support Fight Against Tree Felling, Deforestation

Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State said government will collaborate with Traditional Rulers in the state in a renewed fight against excessive Tree felling, Bush burning, deforestation and other human acts that negatively impact on the environment. Receiving members of the State Council of Traditional Rulers in Government House, Minna, the Governor lamented on the increasing level of Tree felling and bush burning in the state which, he said, have continued to expose our environment to the clutching effects of climate change. He noted that the effect of climate…

PMB SIGNS INSTRUMENT OF ACCESSION TO INTERNATIONAL COCOA AGREEMENT, 2010

Sequel to the Federal Executive Council approval for Nigeria to accede to the International Cocoa Agreement, 2010, President Muhammadu Buhari Monday, at the State House, Abuja, signed the Instrument of Accession to the International Cocoa Agreement, 2010. Following the execution of the instrument of accession, Nigeria undertakes “faithfully to abide by all the stipulations therein contained” in the Agreement. Among other benefits, the Agreement is expected to strengthen cooperation between exporting and importing member countries; improve their cocoa economies through active and better focused project development and strategies for capacity-building.…

AGRIC VALUE-CHAIN: GOV SANI-BELLO REAFFIRMS COMMITMENT TO YOUTH EMPOWERMENT …Gives N100,000 Starter-pack TO  67 Graduands 

Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani-Bello has  reaffirmed his administration’s commitment to boosting agricultural activities that will enhance youth empowerment in the state. He stated this at the graduation ceremony of the Green House Project trainee on Tuesday at the Justice Idris Legbo International Conference Center, Minna. The governor said deliberate and conscious steps were been taken for the provision of conducive platform for youth empowerment through agricultural activities that the state has comparative advantage over other states of the federation. Elated by the commitment exhibited by the first set…