Kebbi shifts focus to other agro commodities
Still basking in the euphoria of the success recorded in rice production, which stands at 3.56million mt, the Kebbi State government is shifting to other agro commodities, for which the state has competitive advantage. Currently, the state is exporting to neighbouring countries-Niger, Benin Republic and Libya, and generating about N150b from sale of paddy. The…
Customs intercepts N1.5bn petrol set for Benin Republic through Ogun creek
The Nigerian Customs Service, Federal Operations Unit, (FOU), Zone ‘A’ Ikeja at the weekend intercepted N1.5 billion worth of petroleum products on the verge of being smuggled to Benin Republic.
AIB, Benin Republic sign pact on accident investigation
The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB), and the Benin Republic Bureau of Air Accident Investigation, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), to boost cooperation in terms of air accident investigation and capacity building. The AIB Commissioner, Akin Olateru, while signing the MoU recently in Abuja explained that the pact was to help Republic of Benin…
Conspiracy of silence as modern slavery booms
Domestic work is an area that is not regulated by law in most parts of the world. This makes them one of the groups most vulnerable to exploitation, violence, harassment, and forced labour. While in most parts of the developing countries domestic workers are children of relatives, the practice has moved well beyond in-country practice…
Ecologist’s perspective on herdsmen and farmers crisis - Part 2
Grazing by animals is a very intense form of deforestation. In most instances humans are selective when it comes to removal of vegetation and usually make room for the plants to regenerate, but as mentioned above, animals in times of scarcity eat virtually anything that comes their way, except of course the poisonous plants. So…
Unique Sites In Benin Republic
The Benin Republic, a historic country rich in African culture, was home to the Dahomey Kingdom from about 1600–1900 AD. Known across the world as one of the places where “voodoo” is highly regarded, the country shares a border with Nigeria. Although it has as its capital, Port Novo, Cotonou, the largest city and economic…
Benin magistrates to strike over the banning of strikes
Magistrates in Benin on Thursday announced a five-day strike in protest against a parliamentary decision to ban strikes by workers in essential services.
FIFA suspends Benin Republic from world football
“The FIFA Congress will vote on the confirmation of the suspensions on the Football Association of Indonesia (PSSI), the Football Association of Kuwait (KFA), and the Benin Football Association (FBF).’’
Nigeria hosts second security summit on Saturday
President Muhammadu Buhari will on Saturday host the second Regional Security Summit in Abuja.