FG Asked to Create Appropriate Farm Produce Pricing to Boost Farmer Income

ADO-EKITI/Nigeria: An Agriculture Extension Officer, Niyi Adebayo, has called for the introduction of an appropriate pricing regime for farm produce, by government and development practitioners, as a way of boosting farmers’ productivity and income. Adebayo made the call in an interview with the media in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti. The Agriculture Extension and Rural Development expert said the call for an appropriate pricing regime had become imperative, in order to avail farmers with a minimum guaranteed price of farm produce so as to boost their morale, productivity and income. He noted that…

Automotive Council Trains Youths In Repair, Maintenance Of Tricycles

KANO/Nigeria: The National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC) has trained 12,000 youths on the repair and maintenance of tricycles as part of measures to enhance their livelihoods. The council’s Director-General, Mr Jelani Aliyu, disclosed this on Sunday in Kano, while distributing certificates of participation and working tools to some of the trainees. “Today marks another milestone at strengthening capacities of mechanics and technicians to ensure poverty reduction and enhance skills acquisition,’’ he said. Aliyu said that the training would also assist to produce more competent craftsmen, who would not…

Nigeria Legal Icon, Afe Babalola Supports Farmers With N13.2m

ADO-EKITI/Nigeria: Legal icon and “Edupreneur’’, Aare Afe Babalola (SAN) gave out N13.2 million to outstanding farmers in Ekiti State on Sunday as part of efforts to encourage farming and lift farmers financially. Babalola, who is also the founder of Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD), is reputed to be the largest farmer and highest tax payer in Ekiti State. The gifting of money to farmers took place at the grand finale of this year’s edition of the Annual Afe Babalola Agricultural Expo and UNESCO Youth Empowerment, held at the university’s sports…

DG, Progressive Governors Says Cannot Sustain Relationship in Life

By Femi James ABUJA/Nigeria: Dr Salihu Lukman, Director-General, Progressive Governors Forum (PGF), has explained why some members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) are protesting against the defection of Mr Femi Fani-Kayode to the party. He gave the explanation in a statement on Sunday in Abuja while reacting to the recent defection of Fani-Kayode to the APC from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Lukman, in the statement entitled: “APC’s High Profile Membership Recruitment and Issues for 2023″ said Fani-Kayode’s capacity to build and sustain relationships was short, not just politically,…

Cleric Admonishes Leaders To Show Humility In Service

ABUJA/Nigeria:  Archbishop Christian Ekong, Archbishop and President, the Lutheran Church of Nigeria (LCN), on Sunday admonished Nigerians and leaders to always show humility in serving the people. Ekong said this at the 2021 Diocesan Convention of the church with the theme: “Called by Christ to bear fruit, growing in humble service” in Abuja. The archbishop said that the keys to achieving greatness were humility and selfless service. “If anyone desires to be great, first, he shall be the last and servant, not just the last but servant of all. “He…

Need For “FFKism” To Be Introduced Into School Curriculum, And Instructively Taught From Insightful Perspective (OPINION)

By Isaac Asabor With the recent defection of former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode to the All Progressives Congress (APC) from the People Democratic Party (PDP), still being discussed across every media outlet, there is no denying the fact that his brand of defection, or rather cross-carpeting which is quirky as it is nomadic in nature is unarguably a subject that is certainly on everyone’s mind. Even though politics can be described by children (and some adults) as boring and confusing, it is a fundamental part of the Nigerian society we…

SUBEB, UBEC Train Teachers, Support Officers in Delta

ASABA/Nigeria: The Delta State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) in collaboration with the Universal Basic Education Commission ((UBEC) has concluded the First Term five-day capacity building workshop for over 2,600 teachers and support officers in the state. The workshop, which held simultaneously across the 25 Local Government areas of the state in 50 centres, was aimed at improving teaching standard and easy learning in public primary schools. Hon. Sunny Ogwu, Chairman of SUBEB, while speaking to newsmen in Asaba, the state capital, explained that the workshop was designed to sharpen…

Former Aide to Umahi Gives Reasons For His Move to APC, Says Fani-Kayode Claims is Self-Asserting, Frivolous, and Inconsequential

ABAKALIKI/Nigeria: Former Technical Assistant to Gov. Umahi of Ebonyi State on Media, Lady Monica Chidinma Ada Eze, has urged the leadership of the Progressives Congress APC, to apply caution in her engagements with the newest entrant into the party, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode. Lady Monica the President and Founder of DUNAETA an NGO promoting democracy in the old Eastern Nigeria said the counsel became necessary after the former Aviation Minister credited the entrance of Govs. Umahi, Ayade and others, into the ruling All Progressives Congress, to himself. “After watching the interview…

Kano-Maradi Rail Project: Amazing Piece of Wrong Journalism

By Oby Ndukwe It’s amazing what partisan reporting can do to a distressed nation. The reports that came out of the request by the Presidency to the senate for the $4.9Bn loans chose to headline it with the rail project to Maradi (Niger Republic) but ignored all other bigger projects in the bouquet or batch. This may probably be to incite Nigerians against the loan knowing that Nigerians wake in anger each time they hear about loans or rail or Niger Republic. The amazing aspect is that the hated rail…

THE VANGUARD EDITORIAL: Terrorist Attack on NDA

With the Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorism seemingly dying down in the North East, Nigerians have to brace up for the possibility that the North West may have increasingly become the new terror epicentre of the country. On July 19, 2021, an Alpha military jet was shot down by the militant groups which government calls “bandits” on the Zamfara/Kaduna boundary area. The infiltration of the Nigerian Defence Academy, NDA, fortress, killing of two middle-level officers and abduction of another by yet another group of armed hoodlums in fake military uniforms on Tuesday,…