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Kaduna, Vodacom launch ICT to boost healthcare, education development

Major ICT player, Vodacom, has partnered Kaduna State to launch an ICT for development initiative. The project will support mass service delivery in healthcare, education and agriculture through the deployment of tailored ICT solutions to promote greater efficiency in each sector. The first, ‘SMS for Life 2.0’, is a mobile technology-based healthcare programme in Kaduna…

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Southwest governors to collaborate on security, agriculture


Governors of the Southwest on Monday resolved to collaborate to tackle security challenges and foster economic growth of the region through agro value chain. The resolution was passed at the end of the meeting of Southwest Governors’ Forum hosted by Governor Ayo Fayose in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti. The forum also agreed to adopt a uniform educational curriculum to boost educational system in the region.In attendance at the meeting were governors of Lagos, Oyo, Osun, Ondo and Ekiti States: Akinwunmi Ambode, Abiola Ajimobi, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, Olusegun Mimiko and Ayodele Fayose respectively, while Governor Ibikule Amosun of Ogun, was represented by Yetunde Onanuga, his deputy.


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GMO: Between regulator, promoter and the church


Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) in the recent past have continued to generate controversies and heated argument between the pro and anti-GMO as Nigeria is looking for possible ways of improving agriculture, thereby reducing hunger and achieving food security.While the promoters of GMO said it is time for the government to adopt the biotechnology following the continued food shortage in the country, the anti-GMO argued that there is enough land and improved seeds for the country to explore and improve agricultural productivity.



Nigerian agriculture shows robust prospects as defence

Recently, during the visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to the United States for the United Nations General Assembly, the immediate past President Obama said something to him which was totally amazing. He said the most important ministry in the United States is not the Ministry of Defence. It is the Ministry of Agriculture. That was quite surprising to us because we thought otherwise.

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