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WHO Lauds Political Declaration To Halve Road Traffic Deaths, Injuries By 2030

World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus gives a press conference on the situation regarding the COVID-19 at Geneva's WHO headquarters on February 24, 2020. - Fears of a global coronavirus pandemic deepened on February 24 as new deaths and infections in Europe, the Middle East and Asia triggered more drastic efforts to stop people travelling. (Photo by Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP) (Photo by FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP via Getty Images)
…Says it is a milestone achievement The World Health Organization (WHO) has lauded the new political declaration to be adopted by its member states during the high-level meeting of the UN General Assembly on Global Road Safety. It commits to reduce road traffic deaths and injuries by 50 per cent by 2030, a milestone for road safety and sustainable mobility. The...

Pantami Commends NITDA, CISCO For Supporting Academic Institutions

Pantami CISCO
The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Pantami has applauded the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) and CISCO Network Academy for their efforts in supporting the Federal Government of Nigeria in achieving a digital economy through the nation’s academic institutions. Pantami made the commendation while delivering a keynote address at the CISCO SAFARI International Conference 2022 organised...

ICAO Awards NCAT For Optimal Training Of Instructors

The Nigeria College of Aviation Technology Zaria has been recognised by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) as the best in the world in the training of flight instructors.  This was disclosed in a statement made available by the Dr. James Odaudu, the special assistant on public affairs to the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika. Presenting the Global Aviation Training Platinum Excellence...

FG Improves RMNCAEH+N To Accelerate Wellbeing Of Nigerians  

The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire.
The Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH) says it has begun the journey to improve activities around reproductive maternal newborn child adolescent and elderly health plus nutrition (RMNCAEH+N), with streamlined strategies to accelerate the improvement of the health and wellbeing of Nigerians.  The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, said this at the first bi-annual RMNCAEH+N multi-stakeholder partnership coordination platform held...

Nigeria, Japan Sign Exchange Notes On Deep Blue Project 

The Federal Republic of Nigeria has signed an Exchange of Note (E/N) with the Japanese government for an economic and social development programme involving the acquisition of high-speed boats to reinforce services for coastal security in Nigeria, with the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) as the implementing partner. The Minister of State, Federal Ministry of Budget and National Planning,...

Monkeypox Not Ploy For Another Lockdown – NCDC DG 

The director-general, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Dr. Ifedayo Adetifa.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has said that the nearly 5,000 human infections with Monkeypox that have been reported worldwide are not a plot to cause a lockdown like that related to the noel COVID-19 pandemic.  The director-general of the NCDC, Dr. Ifedayo Adetifa, said this yesterday (June 28, 2022) during a virtual media dialogue to curb misinformation...

RMNCAEH+N: FG Launches Revised Policies, Guidelines For MPCDSR

The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire.
The Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH) has launched the revised guidelines and tools for maternal perinatal and child death surveillance & response (MPCDSR) and also inaugurated a steering committee to be chaired by the Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire.  During the launch yesterday in Abuja, Ehanire also inaugurated a technical working group at the first bi-annual Reproductive Maternal Newborn...

Pantami Takes Digital Economic Agenda To Minna 

Minna Reuben
The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof.  Isa Pantami, has restated the Federal Government’s commitment to transforming the country into a robust digital economy.  Speaking during the commissioning of the Digital Nigeria Centre (DNC) at the Father O’Connel Science College, Minna, Niger State, Pantami said through diligent implementation of the digital economic agenda, Nigeria has the potential of a...

That Agricultural Subsidy May Reach Smallholder Farmers

Arc. Kabir Ibrahim
The vulnerability of Africa’s economy due to the various shocks posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Russia-Ukraine War and insecurity can only be mitigated by the evolution of an efficient ‘African food system’. All countries in Africa must commit to sizeable investments in agriculture to bolster their food systems to avert further stresses and challenges of food and physical insecurity...

FG Launches NAPDEP To Enhance Livestock Productivity

FMARD Minister, Abubakar Mohammed, planting pasture seeds
…Designates June 28 as National Pasture Planting Day  The Federal Government has launched the National Pasture Development Programme (NAPDEP) to tackle the issue of conflict between farmers and herders and improve livestock productivity for enhanced economic development. Speaking at the flag-off of the NAPDEP today (June 28, 2022) at Paikon Kore, Gwagwalada area council in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development,...