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Study of history essential to nation-building, says Fayemi   ….as UI’s History Department honours late Prof Ade-Ajayi

Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has hailed the Federal Government for re-introducing the study of history back into the schools’ curriculum; saying that this would prevent foreign nations from projecting a distorted picture of the nation’s future. Dr Fayemi, who delivered a paper in Ibadan at an international conference …

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‘Gombe Goes Green’; Targets planting four million trees in four years  

Over 13, 000 trees have so far been planted within Gombe metropolis in a pilot project tagged  ‘Gombe Goes Green’ (3G’s) where four million trees are expected to be planted across the State in the next four years. The project has a major component of creating shelter belts in four Local Government Areas in the northern part of the state which is mostly hit by desertification. The scheme, an initiative of the Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya’s administration, is aimed at tackling the environmental challenges in the State which is not only limited to desertification but also gully erosion problems, especially within Gombe metropolis, the State capital. Preparatory to the official launch of the four million tree planting scheme by Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, one Million trees are expected to be planted every year. Already, eleven Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs) have been recruited to commence the work in eleven sites across Gombe Local Government Area in accordance with International best practices. Apart from tackling environmental challenges of the state, the 3G’s programme will also employ about 27,000 youths, who will be paid N7,500 each month to nurse and watch over the trees as well as make sure they survive. With the approval of Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, the first component of the project already going on, involves the planting of the trees in residential areas, public places and schools as well as sensitization campaigns to residents on the need and benefit of tree planting. It would be recalled that Governor Inuwa Yahaya had recently vowed to embark on massive tree planting in the state as a strategic measure to counter the tragedy of desertification and flooding which pose threats to the lives of residents in various communities as well as infrastructures like roads and bridges in the state.

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Gbajabiamila: Nigeria looks to marine resources for economic recovery ·        As NIMASA  hosts African Day of Seas and Oceans ·        Forwards 6 international instruments on blue economy for ratification

Nigeria’s rich maritime resources represent a vital economic safeguard and vehicle for the successful implementation of the President Muhammadu Buhari government’s Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP), which must be sustainably tapped, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, has stated. Gbajabiamila said this on Thursday in …

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All set for inauguration of Heartland Professionals Network; Gov. Ihedioha is Special Guest of Honor; Chief Charles Ugwu is Keynote Speaker 

All is set for the inauguration of Heartland Professionals Network – HPN, a global, multi-sectoral organization of Imo State, Nigeria Professionals, Thursday, July 25, 2019, in Owerri, the State capital. The theme of the inauguration ceremony, which will have the Governor of Imo state, Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha as Special …

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Bayelsa Revenue Board Chairman pledges to prioritize infrastructure if elected Governor

Dr. Ayawei Nimibofa, the Executive Chairman of Bayelsa State Board of Internal Revenue (BIR), on Monday said that he would prioritise provision of infrastructure if elected Governor. Nimbofa and 14 others have purchased the expression of interest forms to contest the governorship position on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party …

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UNGA presidency: Muhammad-Bande attends crucial transition meeting

Muhammad-Bande (left) with Espinosa and other diplomats during a previous UNGA meeting. By Harrison Arubu United Nations, July 17, 2019  Outgoing President of the UN General Assembly (PGA), Ms Maria Espinosa, on Wednesday  met with her successor-elect, Amb. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, to discuss issues related to transition of power. Muhammad-Bande, Nigeria’s Permanent …

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