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Officials of the Premium Times Center for Investigative Journalism (PTCIJ) and other groups have urged young Nigerian students to ensure environmental sustainability through planting of trees and creation of gardens

VOXPOP: International Day of Forests: Importance of trees and creation of gardens

The Day celebrates and raises awareness on the importance of all types of forests. On each International Day of Forests, countries are encouraged to undertake local, national and international efforts to organise activities involving forests and trees, such as tree planting campaigns. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJnr0usQkF4&w=560&h=315]

L-R: Dr Micheal J. Ryan, Executive Director; Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus, WHO Director General; Head of WHO’s Global Infectious Hazard Preparedness division, Sylvie Briand.

Coronavirus: WHO, NMA warn against lifting movement restrictions too early

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has expressed concern over possible intentions by countries to end their restriction of movements 'too soon.' Many countries have imposed movement restrictions on citizens to check the spread of the coronavirus which has caused over 100,000 deaths globally and infected almost two million people. The…

Fruits

How to maintain healthy diet during COVID-19 pandemic — FAO

Amidst the upsurge in the COVID-19 pandemic, the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organisation has issued seven key guidelines to maintain a healthy diet. The tips contained in a 47-second video recently published on the FAO website succinctly explained diet practices to inculcate in order to remain healthy. According to…

A farmland used to tell the story

World food prices fell in March – Report

The dwindling demand for and subsequent fall in the prices of crude oil due to the global upsurge of the coronavirus pandemic drove down international prices for major food commodities, a recent report by the Food and Agriculture Organisation Food Price Index (FFPI) of the United Nations, has said. The…

Tunde Amole, the country director of International Livestock Research Institute

INTERVIEW: How Nigeria can protect its livestock industry amidst coronavirus — Research Institute Director

Tunde Amole, the country director of International Livestock Research Institute, believes Nigeria could achieve food security if it has all the data of who is doing what in the agricultural value chain and if the food safety bill which has been on the floor of the National Assembly since 2016…

A large farmland used to tell the story. [PHOTO CREDIT: Africa Business Classroom]

FAO outlines measures to mitigate COVID-19 impact on food production

The United Nations' Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) has suggested some proactive measures to curtail the negative impacts of coronavirus pandemic on food and agriculture. The FAO in a recent statement on its website said to mitigate the impact of coronavirus pandemic on agriculture, countries must meet the immediate food…

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Coronavirus: Air Peace suspends operations

The management of Air Peace has announced the suspension of its operation for 23 days effective from Friday, March 27, amidst the coronavirus pandemic. This move is in compliance with the government’s restrictions on large gatherings to curb the pandemic. This was contained in a statement sent to PREMIUM TIMES…

Nigerian Navy

Nigerian Navy suspends recruitment

The Nigerian Navy has suspended its 2020 recruitment till further notice amidst the upsurge of coronavirus. This move is in compliance with the government’s restrictions on large gatherings to curb the spread of coronavirus. It was confirmed to PREMIUM TIMES in a statement through the Navy Director of Information, Suleman…

Officials of the Premium Times Center for Investigative Journalism (PTCIJ) and other groups have urged young Nigerian students to ensure environmental sustainability through planting of trees and creation of gardens

International Day of Forests: PTCIJ, others take campaign to schools

Officials of the Premium Times Center for Investigative Journalism (PTCIJ) and other groups have urged young Nigerian students to ensure environmental sustainability through planting of trees and creation of gardens where necessary within the ecosystem. They spoke during the visitation to two secondary schools in Abuja on Friday, which is…

The abandoned PHC building with high heaps of dump before it was cleared

In Abuja community, abandoned SURE-P health centre turns dumping ground

When one of her siblings was born, Rosemary, 10, thought her mother would die. That night, she watched her mother struggle in pain and tears as she gave birth in the room all by herself, with nobody to assist her. With no healthcare facility in her community, Kapuwa, on the…

Adedeji Rasheed - CIRN

VIDEO: Major reason why Nigeria still lags behind in cocoa production

Rasheed Adedeji, the Director of Cocoa Research Department of Cocoa Research Institute of Nigeria (CRIN) said the major reason why Nigeria still lags behind in cocoa production globally could also be a failure to pass across technologies to cocoa farmers. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iAXTrkHTW4I&w=560&h=315]

A farmer displays freshly harvested cocoa bean.

Despite governments’ promises, no rebound for Nigeria’s struggling cocoa sector

It was a bright Monday morning in February when this reporter arrived at Odo Aladura, a community largely inhabited by cocoa farmers in Ondo East Local Government of Ondo State. According to PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), an international auditing firm, Ondo being the largest cocoa producing state in Nigeria, has an output…

Adedeji Rasheed, the Director of Cocoa Research Department of Cocoa Research Institute of Nigeria (CRIN)

INTERVIEW: Insincerity of Nigerian farmers affecting efforts to revive cocoa production – CRIN Director

Adedeji Rasheed, the Director of Cocoa Research Department of Cocoa Research Institute of Nigeria (CRIN) believes Nigeria can return to the glory days of leadership in cocoa production. In this interview with Abdulkareem Mojeed, he spoke on the problems facing the cocoa value chain and current solutions being effected to…

Central bank of Nigeria (CBN)

CBN denies suing rice farmers in Kebbi over unpaid loan

The Central Bank of Nigeria has scrambled a denial to a media report that the federal government sued many of the 70,000 rice farmers for failing to pay back N17 billion loan under the Anchor Borrowers' Programme. The bank's spokesperson, Isaac Okorafor, told PREMIUM TIMES on Thursday that the report…

A large farmland used to tell the story. [PHOTO CREDIT: Africa Business Classroom]

How Buhari, Jonathan, Obasanjo govts failed Nigeria on key agric funding treaty

Seventeen years after the African Union passed the Maputo Declaration of 2003, which among other things stipulates the allocation of 10 per cent of federal budgets to development of agriculture, Nigeria is yet to implement the agreement. This is in spite that the Nigerian government signed the agreement in 2003,…

Claudia Wallin

INTERVIEW: ‘What Nigeria can learn from Swedish political system’

Claudia Wallin, a journalist and author, Sweden: The Untold Story, in this interview with Abdulkareem Mojeed, says Nigeria and Brazil where she comes from, have a lot to learn from the Swedish political system. Ms Claudia who spoke with PREMIUM TIMES during her visit to Nigeria also spoke about the…

Editor-in-Chief, Premium Times Musikilu Mojeed

Corruption: Why ‘bad guys’ get more media coverage — Editor

The Editor-in-Chief of Premium Times, Musikilu Mojeed, on Monday said the activities of honest Nigerians go largely unnoticed and unrewarded due to the corrupt acts of others which the media prefer to publicise more. He said this on Monday in Abuja during a panel discussion at the Integrity Icon Summit…

Toyin Osadolo

VIDEO: Abuja gardeners earn big selling flowers

“Here in Abuja, go and look around, other gardeners doing well are all looking up to me,” Mr Ezeala said. His wife quickly quipped: “Flower business gives you the opportunity to meet ‘big men’, as flowers are usually purchased by the elite.” [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSjqQFXo0gs&w=560&h=315]

CSP Francis Erhabor

VIDEO: Meet Nigeria Police officer ‘who’s never received bribe’

"I got appointed into the force as a Cadet Inspector on the 2nd of April 1990. I was just 17 plus when I got into the academy and graduated at the age of 19 as an Inspector and confirmed," he said. He said sometimes his life is threatened, "but the…

CSP Francis Erhabor

Nigeria Police officer ‘who’s never received bribe’ gets top award

The Divisional Police Officer, Itam, Akwa Ibom State Police Command, Francis Erhabor, says he has never taken a bribe in the course of his work as a police officer. "The issue of my being here today started from when I entered the job, I took a strong vow, I knew…

Freedom Ezela

After starting small, Abuja gardeners earn big selling flowers

In 2004 when Freedom Ezeala tried to woo the woman whom he would eventually marry, introducing himself as a 'gardener', he got a scornful look and an outright 'no'. He persisted, assuring her his profession has a prospect of making him a millionaire. Fifteen years now, not only did he…

Mrs Victoria Uzo Selling Ugu at Karimo Market.

Abuja vegetable farmers lament destruction of crops, lack of seedlings

A 60-year-old woman wipes her face with the back of her palms to clean a simmering sweat before tightening a bundle of pumpkin leaves for a customer. Victoria Uzo has been in the business for five years, using it to sustain her family through that period. But in recent months,…

ARMY: Nigerian Soldiers (Army) on duty. [PHOTO CREDIT: The Guardian]

Nigerian military using surveillance technology to spy on Nigerians – CPJ

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has accused the Nigerian military of using surveillance technology to spy on ordinary Nigerians and the press. The CPJ stated this in a report titled 'Nigerian military targeted journalists’ phones, computers with ‘forensic search’ for source' published last week. According to the report, the…

Cattle used to illustrate the story.

Nigeria livestock industry worth N30 trillion — Minister

The Nigerian livestock industry is a N30 trillion worth national asset that should be treated with care, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono, has said. A statement sent to PREMIUM TIMES on Friday by the National Animal Production Research Institute (NAPRI) quoted the minister as saying this…

A Maize farm [Photo: HapaKenya]

How Nigeria can turn maize production to revenue spinner – DFID

In the bid to boost maize production in Nigeria by smallholder farmers, the Business Innovation Facility (BIF), an initiative of the Department for International Development (DFID), has identified key constraints bedevilling its production in Nigeria. It also listed measures that could be taken by the relevant authorities to turn maize…