News Summary 5th December 2016;Nigerian-Moroccan Venture to produce 1M tons of fertilizer
Nigerian-Moroccan Venture to produce 1M tons of fertilizer by next year
An agreement between the governments of Nigeria and morocco, anchored by fertilizer producers and suppliers of Nigeria, (FEPSAN) and a Moroccan company, OCP will yield one million tons of fertilizers through local production for next farming season.
This will be a short term solution that will, by a signed agreement also force the price of fertilizer from N8, 000 to a low cost of about N5,000.
This is in a statement by presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu.
It is part of President Muhammadu Buhari’s determination to ensure food import eases by 2019.
In a memorandum of understanding also signed during the visit of king Mohammed VI of Morocco to Nigeria by Thomas Etuh, president of FEPSAN and Dr. Mostafa Terrab, chairman and chief executive officer of the OCP group, FEPSAN and OCP, will come together to promote innovation in an effort to contribute towards productivity-led agricultural growth and improve farmer livelihood. Read More
President Buhari to attend 3rd Dakar International Forum on Peace and security in Africa
President Muhammadu Buhari will attend the third Dakar international forum on peace and security in Africa in Dakar, Senegal, beginning from December 5.
The forum, convened by President Macky Sall of Senegal with support from the African union to discuss security-related challenges on the continent, will be attended by African leaders and representatives of regional and international organisations.
President Buhari is scheduled to participate in the panel of heads of state on Tuesday, December 6.
The president, who has identified improved security in Nigeria as a priority for development, shares the vision of the forum in finding lasting solutions to security challenges on the continent, notably terrorism and violent extremism, piracy, drugs, child and human trafficking. Read More
FG Delivers Food items to Nigerian Refugees in Cameroun
The federal government through the national emergency management agency has delivered assorted food items for the feeding of Nigerian refugees taking refuge in republic of Cameroun.
The food items were handed over to officials of Cameroun for onward presentation to the United Nations high commission for refugees which has been managing the camp. Read More
Sirleaf Reaffirms ECOWAS commitment to economically viable community
On her first visit to Nigeria as the chair of the ECOWAS assembly of heads of states and government, Madam Helen Johnson Sirleaf has reaffirmed the body’s resolve to broaden the economy of the region.
This was at a media parley shortly after meeting with the ECOWAS commission president a part of activities during her two day official visit to ECOWAS institutions.
Her steps seem gingerly but she does combine age with grace and a keenness to identify the needed strategies to move the economic community of West African states ECOWAS forward. Read More
Wife of President on Creativity of Nigerian Children
Stirring creativity in the Nigerian child holds the key to rapid national prosperity.
This was the message of wife of the president, Aisha Buhari delivered by Dr. Hajjo Sani during the celebration of the Abuja children fiesta.
Niger State Quranic Camp Comes to a close
Niger state deputy governor, Alhaji Ahmad Muhammed Ketso has enjoined Muslims to pay more attention in the studies of Quran to further foster unity among Nigerians.
Alhaji Ahmad represented the state governor at the closing ceremony of the state’s annual Quranic recitation competition organized by Suleja emirate.