ACAI identifies correct post-emergence herbicides for cassava farmers

Scientists working with the African Cassava Agronomy Initiative (ACAI) of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) are said to have identified some postemergence herbicides that farmers can use during the growing period of cassava to tackle weeds. A statement on IITA Cassava matter said the postemergence herbicides, though not exclusive to cassava, have been…

Increase funding to research, PAN tells FG

The Poultry Association of Nigeria (PAN) has call on the federal government to increase the funding of Agricultural Research Institutes and appoint monitoring and evaluation committees to ensure that targets are set up with deliverables for the institutes. PAN National President, Mr Ezekiel Ibrahim, who made the call recently during a press briefing in Abuja…

Digital assets classification to protect investors – SEC

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has said that the recently released SEC Statement on Digital Assets and their Classification and Treatmen is aimed at boosting investors’ protection in the capital market. Emomotimi Agama, Head, Registration, Exchanges, Market Infrastructure and Innovation speaking on the guidelines in an interview said: “The first thing the SEC bothers…

78 firms bid for NNPC pipelines, downstream infrastructure rehabilitation

Seventy-eight companies have submitted virtual bids to rehabilitate critical downstream pipelines, associated depots and terminal infrastructure of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), through the Finance, Build, Operate and Transfer (BOT) model. A statement made available to newsmen on Sunday in Abuja, by the Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Dr. Kennie Obateru, noted…

CIPM-ACCA partnership will make HR professionals better business leaders — Akisanya

Some officials of the professional bodies at the ceremony. By Elizabeth Osayande Vice-President of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management, CIPM, of Nigeria, Mrs. Titilayo Akisanya, has lauded the recent collaboration between the institute and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, ACCA, Nigeria. CIPM, a body of human resources, HR, professionals in Nigeria, signed a…

Clothing making firm donates 25,400 face masks to DELSU

By Moses Nosike A 300L student in the Department of Geology, Delta State University, DELSU, Abraka, Delta State, Gabriel Avre, has donated 25,400 units of face masks to the management of the institution for distribution to students when school reopens. The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Andy Egwunyenga; Registrar, Mr. Dan Urhibo; Bursar, Mr. Justice Egbare; Dean of…

Our commitment to improve trade in Nigeria unshaken –Babalola, MD Webb Fontaine

    Opeolu Babalola, Managing Director of Webb Fontaine Nigeria, who has been responsible for managing the implementation of the company’s technology solutions in Nigeria spoke to Journalists recently on his company’s operation. He said his company has been instrumental in providing reliable ICT solutions being implemented by some government agencies in Nigeria, supporting ease…

Real estate firm to tackle housing deficit, promotes Diaspora scheme

Stock photo. By Moses Nosike In a move to ensure that every Nigerian, particularly the low-income earners own a property, Gasvine  Properties Limited,  recently introduced what it described as  flexible land acquisition and housing scheme with payment spread between one and four years. Speaking during the groundbreaking ceremony of one of its estates— Dream Land …

FG continues crude swap contracts despite deregulation

…benefiting companies get fresh 6-month extension     Despite the announcement full deregulation of the downstream sector of the Nigerian oil industry indications are that the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has extended for six months its contracts with private companies to swap crude oil for fuels.   Reuters reported that the initial one-year contracts…

Maritime security: NIMASA, Air Force set to deploy assets for deep blue project

Air assets acquired under the Deep Blue Project, also called the Integrated National Security and Waterways Protection Infrastructure, domiciled with the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) are set for deployment by the Nigerian Air Force in support of the Federal Government’s maritime security effort.   The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique…

TikTok sues Trump to block app ban

  Popular video-sharing app TikTok has asked a U.S. judge to block the Trump administration banning its app. TikTok and its parent company, ByteDance Ltd., filed a complaint in Washington federal court late Friday night challenging U.S. President Donald Trump’s executive order, Reuters reported, quoting Bloomberg. The U.S. Commerce Department issued an ban on Friday…