Africa needs another million PhD scientists to develop homegrown solutions
It’s been a recurring refrain: Africa still lags woefully behind the rest of the world in generating new scientific knowledge.
Nigeria’s rice importation drops to 20,000mt
The Federal Government has disclosed that the volume of rice importation dropped from 644,000 tons to 20,000 tons between 2015 and 2017.
‘Nigeria will surpass Africa’s renewable energy target by 2020’
With surveys showing the adoption of solar and inverter technologies by Nigerians have increased, experts believe the development could enable Nigeria surpass Africa’s renewable energy target of 2020.
Grow Africa signs pact with NABG, others to increase investment in Agric
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Grow Africa, William Asiko, who disclosed that the collaboration would bring together different actors in the value chain, said they have agreed to focus on Cassava, Rice and horticulture.
‘NBGN will be repositioned for effective discharge of its mandate’
Without sounding immodest, I strongly believed, NBGN has done remarkably well considering the short period of its existence and other factors it has to contend with.
Thabo Mbeki’s xenophobia denialism
Returning to last month’s APRM meeting, Mbeki warned that “To attach this label ‘xenophobic’, results in many instances of us not understanding…what is the source of this issue.”
FG begins domestication of ‘Malabo Declaration’ for agriculture
The Federal Government said it has commenced domestication of the Malabo Declaration, which stipulates that 10 per cent of Nigeria’s budget be appropriated to the agricultural sector.
Xenophobia attacks: FG wants NEPAD Continental to intervene
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Babachir Lawal, has called on the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) Continental to intervene in the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa.