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Adopting biotechnology in livestock, fodder production will end farmers-herdsmen crisis – OFAB

 By Ginika Okoye The Open Forum for Agricultural Biotechnology (OFAB) has appealed to the government and all stakeholders to adopt biotechnology in livestock and fodder production to end farmers/herdsmen clashes in the country. Dr Rose Gidado, the Country Representative of OFAB, made the appeal at the 41st Conference and Annual …

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Africa’s premier football business event, the Football Africa Forum (FAF) will take place in Johannesburg, South Africa on 30 November-1 December 2017

The Forum will adopt the “African Football Development Charter”, which will promote broader commitment of people involved in the sport across the continent  The Forum aims to be Africa’s biggest football stakeholder knowledge sharing platform debating the future of football on the continent. The Forum will be a non-aligned gathering …

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Kenyan election will go ahead Thursday as scheduled – Electoral commission; Tension mounts

  Kenya’s repeat presidential elections will proceed as planned on Oct. 26, said the head of the election board on Wednesday. Chairman of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Wafula Chebukati said: “the elections as scheduled will go on tomorrow. “In cases where there will be problems (delivering materials)… …

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New World Food Prize Africa Institute to produce Borlaug-Adesina Fellows; Donors grow Adesina’s fund for young African agripreneurs to US $600,000

 The World Food Prize Foundation is partnering with President of the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org), Akinwumi Adesina, to establish the World Food Prize Africa Institute. This follows the awarding of the 2017 World Food Prize to Adesina in Des Moines, Iowa, where he announced his decision to dedicate the $250,000 …

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Marriott International debuts Four Points by Sheraton in Tanzania

Located steps away from the famous Clock Tower, known to mark the center point from Cairo to Cape Town, it is easily accessible from both Arusha as well as the Kilimanjaro International Airport  POINT 1: Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) (www.Marriott.com) Monday announced the opening of Four Points by Sheraton Arusha, …

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Dangote Cement strengthens pan-African market volume… operations in Congo; Appoints Makoju acting MD/CEO

  DQ3: Dangote Cement drives volume across Africa Leading pan African cement manufacturer, the Dangote Cement (www.Dangote.com) has maintained its strong hold in the Nigeria domestic cement market accounting for 65 percent of the Nigerian market volume, while other African plants’ volumes went up by 7.5 percent to 7.0 mta. …

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EU denies favouring Buhari during 2015 Presidential Election; Commends Jonathan for accepting defeat

By Isaac Aregbesola  The European Union (EU) has denied favouring President Muhammadu Buhari above other candidates during the 2015 Presidential Elections in Nigeria. Santiago Fisas, the former Chief Observer of the 2015 EU Election Observation Mission ( EU EOM), and Member of the European Parliament,  said this in Abuja on Sunday …

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Nigeria, Pakistan Joint Commision to be revamaped – President Buhari; Urges African leaders to speak with one voice to drive development agenda

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday in Istanbul said the Nigeria-Pakistan Joint Commission will be revamped as a veritable platform to strengthen economic and trade relations between both countries. President Buhari, a statement by Garba Shehu, his Senior Special Assistant (Media & Publicity) said, gave the assurance at a bilateral meeting …

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Adesina to set up fund for young farmers, agripreneurs with US $250,000 World Food Prize money

  US Vice-President praises Laureate, pledges more collaboration on food security  “I am proud as the Governor of Iowa State to proclaim Dr. Akinwumi Adesina as the 2017 World Food Prize Laureate.” With these words, the Governor of the State of Iowa, Kim Reynolds, officially named President of the African …

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AfDB seeks global support for Africa’s young farmers; Highlights agribusiness as solution to Africa’s youth unemployment

      The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) has called for global support for Africa’s young farmers and “agripreneurs”, highlighting how agribusiness is the answer to the continent’s youth employment. In collaboration with the Initiative for Global Development, the Association of African Agricultural Professionals in the Diaspora (AAAPD), Michigan State …

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Africa’s prosperity:Osibajo, Obasanjo, Mbeki, Dangote, task AfroChampions on job creation

For Africa to attain its desired goal in real growth and development, prominent African leaders and top entrepreneurs across the continent have decided to work effectively together towards integrating their economies to enable free trade among its members. Specifically,Vice-President of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osibajo,  former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, former President …

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Regional collaboration: Nigeria-Ghana sign MOU on maritime operations

 In line with its vision to enhance regional integration to develop capacity, the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ghanaian Maritime Authority, GMA. At the official signing of the MoU at the Nigerian Maritime Resource Development Centre in Lagos, the …

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CCC Nigeria wins Global PR Award for NGO in Bulgaria

Nigeria’s Centre for Crisis Communication (CCC) has won the Golden World Award (GWA) instituted by the International Public Relations Association (IPRA) for an outstanding campaign by Non-Governmental Organisation, at a ceremony in Sofia, Bulgaria. The media campaign of CCC which was promoted by Image Merchants Promotions Limited, publishers of PRNigeria …

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Ex-Ekiti First lady bags UK University fellowship

  Wife of the Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Erelu Bisi Fayemi, has been appointed Visiting Senior Research Fellow of the prestigious Kings College, London. Mrs Fayemi, an Activist, Writer, Social Entrepreneur and  Policy Advocate, is currently Principal Partner, Amandla Consulting, specializing in leadership development for women. She also …

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