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NACGRAB Advises Farmers To Plant Climate Change Resilient Seeds



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The National Centre for Genetic Resources and Biotechnology (NACGRAB) has advised Nigerian farmers to adjust to the use of climate change resilient crops. .

The centre’s Chief Executive Officer, Dr Sunday Aladele, gave the advice on Tuesday during a meeting with Technical Working Group on Germplasm Users’ Engagement Activity, at ICRISAT office, Kano.

Aladele said that the meeting was organised to enable the centre introduce the germplasm was being kept in genebank to farmers.

He said that they the group would be able to advice the centre on the best way to approach and guide farmers in selecting the right variety for cultivation.

Aladele enjoined the farmers to move away from their traditional planting varieties and adopt the centre’s climate resilient seeds under the “Crop for Resilience” project.

He said that the project, which was being supported by the Global Crop Diversity Trust, was aimed at mitigating effects of climate change in the country.

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Earlier, The centre’s Technical Assistant Director, Mr Mayowa Olubiyi,said that a technical working group had been inaugurated for the new project in the three benefiting states.

Olubiyi said that 100 farmers were selected from each of the three benefiting Kano, Niger and Oyo States.

He said that the farmers had already been formed into Germplasm User Groups.

Olubiyi said that during the farmers participatory variety selection in Kano State, 300 samples of cowpea and sorghum planted by the project were evaluated.

“Seeds of the samples that did excellent in germination, will be multiplied by the centre and distributed to farmers for further sharing to others,” he said.

Crop trust consultant, Dr Eva Weltzien, stressed the importance of crop conservation, adding that it would enable researchers to have access to the different indigenous crop samples in the gene-bank.

Weltzien said that it would also assist to increase agricultural productivity and boost food security in the country.

A member of the technical working group, Prof Sanusi Gaya, however, urged NACGRAB to sensitize the farmers on effects of climate change on crop production. .

Gaya also added it was important for the farmers to be sensitised on the best time to plant their crops.

NIHORT Station Manager, Malam Idris Bala, also said that it was imperative for the centre to distribute seeds to the farmers in good time.


BIKOBA Mourns National Legal Adviser




The Birnin Kudu Old Boys association has mourned its National Legal Adviser Barrister Nuhu Dawakin Aminu .

In a statement signed by National publicity secretary of the association Malam Mahmud Ibrahim Kwari said

“With total submission to Allah the National leadership and indeed the entire members of Birninkudu Old Boys Association (BIKOBA) received with shock and sorrow, the news of the death of the National legal adviser of the body, Barrister Nuhu Dawaki Aminu.”

Barrister Nuhu Aminu who until his death was the Chief Magistrate Court Gumel, Jigawa state died on Friday, the 18th day of November, 2022 after brief illness.

The decease who graduated from University of Maiduguri Borno state with L.LB in 1999, attended Government Unity College, Birninkudu from 1981 – 1986 and is survived by a wife and nine children also left behind his father Malam Dawaki Aminu and relatives.

Leading BIKOBA National Officers on Condolence visit to the family of late Barrister Nuhu, the President of BIKOBA, Malam Ja’afar Muhammad Usman (Turakin Gaya) described late Nuhu as a principled, professional and highly intelligent personality who contributed immensely with a good sense of responsibility to the promotion of Judiciary in Jigawa state and indeed the Nation as a whole.

The BIKOBA president prayed to Almighty Allah to grant him Aljannah Firdausi and also give his immediate family and BIKOBA Family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss, said the demise of Barrister Nuhu Dawaki has created serious vacuum that is difficult to fill.


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CITAD Trains Remand Home Inmates In Kano




By Ozumi Abdul

Centre for information Technology and Development (CITAD) on Thursday concluded the training of inmates in the remand home in Goron Dutse, Kano state on ICT and phone repairs.

The training which lasted for six weeks was segmented into three weeks each, with the first segment dedicated to ICT training and the other for phone repairs.

While speaking, the Deputy Director of CITAD, Ahmad Abdullahi Yakasai, said his organization has been combing the entire country in the bid to bring technological development to bear upon every area of humanity, but however discovered that certain segments of people have been sidelined.

Yakasai noted that this informed the reason for his organization’s training of the underaged inmates of the remand home, because the inmates are not enjoying the benefits of ICT.

He said that CITAD finds it imperative to organise a training of such nature to build the capacities of the inmates, adding that unemployment might be the reason why they are in detention.

He exuded the confidence that with the training, the inmates would not only be self employed, but employers of other people when they are freed from detention.

“Well, as you are aware CITAD is a Centre For Information Technology And Development, we aim to use technology to bring development to the people. We have been working around the country, but we later discovered that certain segments of people have been sidelined, not deriving the benefit of technology, and that is the reason we organise this training to build their capacities.

“Also we think that most of them, it might be the issue of unemployment that brought them here. So by the time they leave here, they will be able to stand on their feet and to employ others”, Yakasai said.

On her part, the representative from the Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development, Kano state,Hajiya Abdullahi Hafsat expressed her happiness towards the efforts of CITAD, as well as enjoining the beneficiaries to make use of the opportunity when they returned to their various homes.

Also, the officer in charge of the remand home, Mallam Musa Muhammad Tarauni commanded CITAD for their gesture, promising that the remand home will continue to partner with the organization.

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Pure Water Producers Announces Price Increment



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The Association of Table Water Producers (ATWAP) says it has jacked up the price of sachet water from N200 to N300 per bag.

This is contained in a statement issued by the National President of the association, Mrs Clementina Ativie in Abuja.

The president said the decision was unanimously reached during ATWAP national convention in Abuja on Wednesday.

She said that the change in the price was as a result of the increase in the prices of material, coupled economic situation of the country.

She said that the change in the price was as a result of the increase in the prices of material, coupled economic situation of the country.

NAN Via Solacebase


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