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Factors, challenges limiting fish production in Kogi, by farmers

Kogi State Secretary of All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN), Ademu Halidu, has said the fish production level in the state was very low. Halidu, who is also the Leader…

Nasarawa govt, health workers sign pact on quackery

Community health workers in Nasarawa State on Friday signed a partnership with the state government to tackle quackery and enhance professionalism and ethics in the health sector. The partnership was…

FG urged to introduce screening for hearing impairment in hospitals

Prof. Foluwasayo Ologe of the Department of Otorhinolaryngology, University of Ilorin, has appealed to the Federal Government to introduce screening for hearing impairment in the nation’s hospitals. Otorhinolaryngology (or ENT)…

Fertilizers: Women farmers urge FG to increase agric redemption centres

Smallholder Women Farmers Organisation in Nigeria (SHWOFON) has called on the Federal Government to increase the number of agriculture redemption centres nationwide to ease access to fertilizers and other farm…

School feeding programme raises enrollment of students in Zamfara

Zamfara State Government has said  its Secondary School Feeding Programme has helped to rapidly raise the enrollment of students. Executive Chairman of the programme, Alhaji Atiku Maradun, disclosed this in…

Jubilation, as Emir of Mubi returns after recapture of town from insurgents

The people of Mubi town in Adamawa State jubilated on Friday following the return of their Emir, Alhaji Abubakar Isa, after the military recaptured the town from insurgents. The News…

Gombe completes Snake Bite Treatment Centre in Kaltungo

Gombe State Government said it has completed the Snake Bite Treatment Centre in Kaltungo. State Commissioner for Health, Dr Kennedy Ishaya, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Gombe…

Environmental board seals two Abuja plazas for lack of waste bins The Abuja Environmental Protection Board has sealed up two shopping plazas in the city for lack of waste bins and indiscriminate burning of waste in their premises. Acting Director of the board, Mr Babashehu Lawan, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja that Rajab Plaza and Chantal Plaza in Durumi District were sealed recently. He said the plazas were closed down by the board in collaboration with Environmental Health Officers. Lawan said the board would not tolerate plazas in the city operating without appropriate waste bins. He said lack of appropriate waste bins in premises caused indiscriminate dumping of refuse. “Every property owner in the FCT must ensure that his property is provided with a waste collection bin. “We must avoid indiscriminate dumping of waste,” he said. He urged plaza owners, parks and recreational centres to ensure a clean environment. Lawan said the board had earlier published a warning to residents in national dailies that owners of property without waste bins would face sanctions. It also said it asked those who had yet to pay their annual waste service bills to do so. He said the board was committed to ensuring a clean environment. He recalled that more than 179 occupants of houses in Wuse District were recently prosecuted for various environmental offences in a mobile court in the area.

Environmental board seals two Abuja plazas for lack of waste bins     The Abuja Environmental Protection Board has sealed up two shopping plazas in the city for lack of waste bins and indiscriminate burning of waste in their premises. Acting Director of the board, Mr Babashehu Lawan, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja that Rajab Plaza and Chantal Plaza in Durumi District were sealed recently. He said the plazas were closed down by the board in collaboration with Environmental Health Officers. Lawan said the board would not tolerate plazas in the city operating without appropriate waste bins. He said lack of appropriate waste bins in premises caused indiscriminate dumping of refuse. “Every property owner in the FCT must ensure that his property is provided with a waste collection bin. “We must avoid indiscriminate dumping of waste,” he said. He urged plaza owners, parks and recreational centres to ensure a clean environment. Lawan said the board had earlier published a warning to residents in national dailies that owners of property without waste bins would face sanctions. It also said it asked those who had yet to pay their annual waste service bills to do so. He said the board was committed to ensuring a clean environment. He recalled that more than 179 occupants of houses in Wuse District were recently prosecuted for various environmental offences in a mobile court in the area.

The Abuja Environmental Protection Board has sealed up two shopping plazas in the city for lack of waste bins and indiscriminate burning of waste in their premises. Acting Director of…

Gombe farmer counsels govt on small, medium scale industries

Gombe farmer counsels govt on small, medium scale industries

A Gombe-based commercial farmer, Alhaji Ibrahim Babawuro, has called on the three tiers of government to establish small and medium scale industries that would process agricultural produce into second-level commodities.…

Kogi to clear primary school teachers’ salary arrears

Kogi to clear primary school teachers’ salary arrears

Deputy Governor of Kogi State, Mr Yomi Awoniyi, has disclosed that primary school teachers in the state would be paid salaries for October and November from last week Thursday. Awoniyi…

Ex-Yuguda’s aide picks APC House of Reps ticket

Ex-Yuguda’s aide picks APC House of Reps ticket

By Patience Ogbodo-Iwuagwu  / Correspondent, Bauchi   A former Special Adviser to Governor Isa Yuguda of Bauchi State, Malam Ahmed Yerima, and Yakubu Dogara respectively have emerged candidates of the All Progressive…

Bank demands my mother’s birth certificate for loan – Young farmer

Bank demands my mother’s birth certificate for loan – Young farmer

Nigerian youth farmers have decried the extraneous hurdles and demands of banks in accessing loans and land sites for farming activities. They made their positions known at the 2nd edition…

Man, 33, docked in Kano for receiving stolen motorcycles

The police on Friday arraigned a 33-year-old man, Idris Dayyabu, in a Magistrates’ Court in No Man’s Land in Kano, charged with receiving three stolen motorcycles. The accused, a resident…

Kafin-Hausa council sensitises 93 community leaders on childcare

The Kafin-Hausa Local Government area of Jigawa State has organised a one-day sensitisation exercise for 93 community leaders on maternal and child care services. The council chairman, Alhaji Bako Tamballe,…

No monkey is missing from Jos Wildlife Park

General Manager (GM) of Plateau Tourist Corporation, Mr John Doy, has denied rumours that two monkeys have escaped from the Wildlife Park in Jos. Doy told the News Agency of…

Kwara National Agric Show to focus on food security

Chairman, Exhibition and Fairs Limited, Mr Bolaji Atunse, has said the 6th Kwara National Agric Show will focus on enhancing the nation’s food security through commercial agricultural production. Atunse said…

Nine years after, court reinstates Jokolo as Emir of Gwandu

A Kebbi High Court has ordered the reinstatement of Alhaji Almustapha Jokolo as Emir of Gwandu, nine years after he was removed. Jokolo had in 2006, challenged his removal by…

Nasarawa LG partners state on displaced persons

The Nasarawa Local Government Area of Nasarawa State said it would partner with the state government to return all the displaced persons to the area. Chairman of the council, Alhaji…

Abuja leisure centres line up activities for Christmas

Managements of some leisure centres in Abuja have lined up activities for the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) residents and visitors, as Christians prepare for the 2014 Christmas celebrations. The Federal…

My plans for Potiskum, Nigeria’s largest cattle market – APC candidate

My plans for Potiskum, Nigeria’s largest cattle market – APC candidate

By Mohammed Abubakar  / Special Correspondent, Damaturu   AS the 2015 general elections draw nearer, Potiskum Central Constituency is fielding Muhammad Musa Potiskum to represent it in the Yobe State House…

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