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Agric Sector Lifted Over 4.2M Out Of Poverty In 2 Years – Minister

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Mohammad Abubakar, has said the Federal Government’s exploitation of the nation’s agricultural potential has lifted 4,205,576 million Nigerians out of poverty through agriculture in the last two years. He said that it was achieved through the ministry’s strategic policies and programmes and the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) 2017-2020 of President...

Abdullahi Tasks Students On ICT Innovation

The director-general, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Mallam Kashifu Abdullahi, has called on the National Association of Computer Science Students (NACOSS) to use their talents to harness the great opportunities using innovation, which will be a huge factor in motivating the younger generation. Abdullahi made this call while receiving members of the association at the agency's headquarters in Abuja,...

NCC Warns Subscribers Over Linking Their NIN To Another Person’s SIM

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The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has strongly warned telecoms consumers to ensure they do not allow their National Identification Number (NIN) to be linked to another person's Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) cards, no matter how close the person is to them. Speaking during the third run of its ‘Telecom Consumer Town Hall on Radio (TCTHR)’ programme broadcast live on Human...

Adegbite Receives Report On National Integrated Mineral Exploration Project

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…Says mining is all about data The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Arc. Olamilekan Adegbite, has received the Preliminary Report on the National Integrated Mineral Exploration Project (NIMEP). Speaking during the presentation ceremony of the NIMEP committee led by its chairman, Dr.  Addulrazaq Garuba, the director-general, Nigerian Geological Survey Agency (NGSA), Adegbite said the knowledge of the data of the...

Pharmacists To Brainstorm On Primary Health Care

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The Nigeria Academy of Pharmacy is billed to brainstorm on expanding the roles of pharmacists to incorporate primary healthcare in greater depth, to fast-track universal health access by Nigerians. The ceremony, which will see the investiture of 15 accomplished pharmacists into its esteemed ranks, has primary health care as the theme. The investiture, billed for October 22, in Lagos, will have...

P&G Committed To Promoting Handwashing To Reduce Spread Of Diseases

Leading consumer goods company Procter & Gamble (P&G) has restated its commitment to promoting handwashing as an effective way to reduce the spread of infectious diseases such as diarrhea, cholera and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). As part of its commitment, the company partnered with the ministries of environment and education to mark the 2021 Global Handwashing Day with the theme...

Kyari Clinches The Sun Man Of The Year Award

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...Says NNPC will remain transparent, accountable to Nigerians The group managing director (GMD) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mallam Mele Kyari, has clinched The Sun Man of The Year Award, in recognition of his efforts in promoting the development of the sector. Kyari received the award, the biggest recognition by The Sun Publishing Company Ltd, publishers of The Sun Newspaper, in a ceremony attended by...

NCC Tasks Licensees On Compliance With Telecoms Regulations, License Conditions

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The executive vice-chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Danbatta, has enjoined telecom licensees to always comply with the provisions of extant laws, subsidiary legislations and other regulatory frameworks put in place by the commission to ensure a more competitive and sustainable telecoms sector in Nigeria. The EVC gave the charge at a two-day tripartite dialogue of the...

Food Security: FG Reassures Smallholder Farmers Of Support

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The Federal Government has reassured millions of small-scale farmers working towards the attainment of food security in Nigeria of its full support. The Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, Hon. Mustapha Baba Shehuri, made this known during the Food Safety Stakeholders’ forum in continuation of activities to commemorate the 2021 edition of the World Food Day, themed “Our actions are our future. Better production, better nutrition, better environment and...

NITDA To Train Over 10,000 IDPs On Digital Literacy

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The director-general, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Mallam Kashifu Abdullahi, has revealed that plans are underway by the agency to train over 10,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) on digital literacy. Speaking when he received the Federal Commissioner, National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and IDPs (NCFRMI), Imaan Sulaiman Ibrahim, in his office in Abuja. Abdullahi said the training would enable the seamless reintegration...