Touching lives of communities via FG/IFAD’s Agribusiness Support Programme

Touching lives of communities via FG/IFAD’s Agribusiness Support Programme

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The Executive Board of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) in 2013 approved the  Climate Change Adaptation and Agribusiness Support Programme (CASP) to be executed  in seven states in the savannah belt of Nigeria. Project initiation began in 2015, while the…

Negotiating the world

Negotiating the world

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By Tijjani Muhammad-Bande It is difficult not to love Nigeria. The people are warm and charming. They can be critical of one another yet still bask in each other’s success. Having held leadership roles in the country and on the African continent,…

Getting away with murder

Getting away with murder

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CPJ’s 2019 Global Impunity Index spotlights countries where journalists are slain and their killers go free Somalia is the world’s worst country for the fifth year in a row when it comes to prosecuting murderers of journalists, Committee to Protect Journalist’s (CPJ’s)…

Does staring at a woman’s breast elongate a man’s life?

Does staring at a woman’s breast elongate a man’s life?

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Over the years, medical scientists have suggested that women live longer than men with researches showing a survival advantage for females in all reviews. Researches have also been carried out toward unraveling the cause of this riddle. Two researchers, Stephen Austad and…

Nigerian Army through Gen. Buratai’s lens

Nigerian Army through Gen. Buratai’s lens

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Lt.  Gen. Tukur Buratai By Peter Bitrus Loud wailings of a distressed populations, devastated by years of Boko Haram insurgency pierced the serenity of Aso Rock, the seat of Nigeria’s Presidency. Nigerians displaced by the fire of insurgents beseeched Heavens in piteous…

How TETFund’s Bogoro is instituting, advocating knowledge-based economy on research, development

How TETFund’s Bogoro is instituting, advocating knowledge-based economy on research, development

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  Professor Bogoro The absence of a regulatory framework and platform has weakened research and development of our nation in all spheres of development. This, has, no doubt, been of a major concern to government and its agencies responsible for drawing a…

Good times for people, government of Anambra

Good times for people, government of Anambra

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Governor Obiano of Anambra State  By Mr. C-Don Adinuba These are really good times for the people and government of Anambra State. Let us take a cursory look at three major developments which took place in just the past week. On Saturday,…

The three things that could kill the pilotless airliner

The three things that could kill the pilotless airliner

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Demand for air travel is soaring, and pilots are in huge demand. But while we could build pilotless airliners, it doesn’t mean that they will ever enter service. Forget standing seats, in-flight VR or luggage-tracking apps. It’s unmanned flight that could be…

Iranian hostage freed by Somali pirates after four years

Iranian hostage freed by Somali pirates after four years

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Mohammad Sharif Panahandeh was captured by pirates in 2015 An Iranian sailor has been released by Somali pirates after spending more than four years in captivity. Mohammad Sharif Panahandeh was “seriously ill” and has been freed on humanitarian grounds, the Hostage Support…

Boosting education through School-Based Management Committee synergy

Boosting education through School-Based Management Committee synergy

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By Carl Umegboro “The positive thinker sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible”. These were the words of a British statesman, Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill who was a two-time Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945…