Babcock University in collaboration with Mushroom Development Foundation Nigeria set up Agropreneuship Centre

Gum Arabic (Nigeria has a huge Arabic gum for export)

In line with the Nigeria's government decision to diversify its economy from a mono economy that was dependent on oil, to Agriculture as its mainstay, the Babcock University in collaboration with Mushroom Development Foundation Nigeria, MDF-N have taken steps to support government's efforts at making Agriculture a major foreign exchange earner as well as boost food production for local consumption. To this end, the university in partnership with MDF-N have set up Agropreneurship Centre where stakeholders in the agro value chain would be trained in necessary skills required to boost food production from cultivation to marketing of their agro products, while calling on supports from stakeholders and other good spirited Nigerians to support the project.

Nigeria: Ministers and others to face probe over export of rotten yam

Yam being sold at market

The House of Representatives has mandated its Committees on Agricultural Production and Services and Customs and Excise to investigate the Federal Ministry of Agriculture regarding exportation of yam tubers. The House alleged that the ministry disregarded the law prohibiting exportation of yam tubers. Others expected to be probed alongside the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development were Comptroller-General of Customs and the Executive Director, Nigerian Export Promotion Council, Director-General, the Standards Organisation of Nigeria, Head, Nigerian Quarantine Service and heads of all other relevant agencies.

Zambia: Sunday Chanda dares opposition parties

Zambia’s ruling Patriotic Front media director, Sunday Chanda

Zambia’s ruling Patriotic Front (PF) read a riot act to the country’s political opposition community cautioning them to avert from a culture of lies, and plea of sympathy from international community charging that the country needs constructive criticism and politics of issues. PF has been, focusing its energies towards infrastructural development in various sectors comprising of health, transport, and communication, energy generation, education and promotion of small to medium enterprises to enhance domestic and regional trade for the country among other critical openings amid efforts of substantial local currency again.

Nigeria gets warning over possible outbreak of cassava diseases

cassava plant

West African Virus Epidemiology (WAVE), has warned Nigeria over possible outbreaks of two cassava diseases. Executive Director of WAVE, Justin Pita who gave the warning at the second Annual General Meeting of stakeholders from the West African sub-region in Abuja, listed the two new diseases as begomovirus and brown streak viruses.

Liberia Celebrates Global Handwashing Day

Students demonstrating hand washing

Liberia on Monday of this week joined other countries of the world to commemorate Global Handwashing Day with official celebration taking place in Monserrado and Gbapolu Counties. In Montserrado County, the celebration of the day started with a parade from the Duport Road Clinic in the City of Paynesville to the Paynesville City Hall for an indoor program.

Nigeria: Ikeja Electric renders free medical screening

Ikeja Electric renders free medical screening

A major Electricity Distribution Company in Nigeria, Ikeja Electric in collaboration with XT Monitor have ended a two-day free healthcare outreach to its numerous consumers in Oshodi-Isolo and Egbeda area of Lagos. Participants were screened for various ailments including diabetes, high blood pressure and malaria. The exercise was carried out by a team of medical experts from the United on health mission to Nigeria.

Super Eagles of Nigeria qualifies for Russia 2018

Nigerian professional footballer Alexander Chuka Iwobi

Substitute, Alex Iwobi has earned Nigeria a ticket to the 2018 World Cup holding in Russia. Also, Iwobi who scored at the 74th minute into the match came in for Moses Simon and scored in the first leg in Ndola.

LIBERIA: Liberty Party Standard bearer to prioritize WASH if elected president

Cllr Brumskine posting with Patience Zayzay of WaterAid and Timothy Kpeh of United Youth

One of the leading political parties in Liberia, Liberty Party, has promised to prioritize WASH, especially access to safe water across the country. Liberty Party’s Standard Bearer, Charles Brumskine has assured Liberians if elected as President of the Republic of Liberia, citizens will be provided pipe borne water across the country.

Presidential Spokesman Abdulai Bayraytay confirms suspension of US B1, B2 Visas for Sierra Leone Government Officials

Presidential Spokesman Abdulai Bayraytay

Presidential Spokesman, Abdulai Bayraytay confirmed on Wednesday that the United States has placed restrictions on business and tourism visas for Sierra Leone immigration and foreign affairs ministry officials. The Trump administration visa restrictions on four African and Asian countries including Sierra Leone became effective on Thursday, September 14, 2017 after they refused to accept deported citizens from the United States