Forest Preservation: IITA Showcases 20 Years Of Protection Project

Forest Preservation: IITA Showcases 20 Years Of Protection Project

….Sam Oluwalana, Ibadan A 20-year project that protects and manages remnants of decrepit forests in a corner of the Republic of Benin in West Africa has resulted in a biodiversity-rich secondary forest, preserving its most important inhabitants, the critically endangered, endemic red-bellied monkey, Cercopithecus erythrogaster (Cercopithecidae) [at right] and 52 other endangered plant species of […]

Minister of Information and Culture Bags Award, Calls Discipline Bedrock of Success

Minister of Information and Culture Bags Award, Calls Discipline Bedrock of Success

Chris Steven, Abuja Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has urged Nigerians to imbibe the culture of discipline, which he described as a key factor for success. The Minister, who made the call in Abuja on Saturday at an Award Night organised by the Old Boys Association of the Government College, Keffi, his alma mater, said the great emphasis […]

Minister Inaugurates Committee To Review Tourism Master Plan

Minister Inaugurates Committee To Review Tourism Master Plan

Chris Steven, Abuja The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, on Wednesday inaugurated the Technical Committee on the Review of Nigeria’s Tourism Master Plan, with a call on members to articulate realistic policies that will drive tourism from the periphery to the mainstream of the economy. Speaking at the inauguration in Abuja, the Minister said even though the […]

UNESCO to partner NOUN on Lifelong Learning

UNESCO to partner NOUN on Lifelong Learning

Chris Steven, Abuja The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is to partner the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) to explore and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education. The Senior Programme Specialist, UNESCO Institute of Lifelong Learning, Mr. Hassan Keenan, who stated this during a […]

1bn Kaduna-Abuja Rail line Ready Next Month – Minister

1bn Kaduna-Abuja Rail line Ready Next Month – Minister

Chris Steven, Abuja Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has said that the $1billion Abuja-Kaduna Federal Rail project would be ready for operation next month. The Minister disclosed this on Thursday after a tour of the level of the work done on the rail project at the Idu Main Train Station, Abuja. He said that the […]

Escaped Wild Life Park Lion Found, Shot Dead In Jos

Escaped Wild Life Park Lion Found, Shot Dead In Jos

Patrick Aigbokhan A lion said to have been caged in the Jos Wild Life Park in Plateau State for 43 years now was on Wednesday shot dead after been found, following its escape from its cage. The lion wars said to have escaped from the park situated at Dong community of Jos North Local Government […]

NPC Seeks Presidential Proclamation For 2016 Census

NPC Seeks Presidential Proclamation For 2016 Census

Towards conducting a successful 2016 population census across the country, the National Population Commission (NPC) yesterday requested for a Presidential Proclamation on the exercise. This was disclosed to State House correspondents by the Chairman of the NPC, Eze Duruiheomawho after leading other commissioners to the Presidential Villa to seek formal proclamation from President Goodluck Jonathan […]

Boko Haram Can’t Attack South East – Gov

Boko Haram Can’t Attack South East – Gov

Some South-East governors yesterday declared that the violent Islamic sec, Boko Haram cannot attack the southeast zone. They made the remark after meeting with President Goodluck Jonathan at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The governors include Willy Obiano (Anambra); Sullivan Chime (Enugu); Theodore Orji (Abia) and Martins Elechi (Ebonyi). Imo State governor, Rochas Okorocha was absent. […]

EFCC Puts121 Suspects On Trial For Fuel Subsidy Scam, Oil Theft

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission said 121 suspects, including companies, are on trial for fuel subsidy scandal and oil theft in the Niger Delta. It has also recovered about N6.53billion from evaders of customs duties in Lagos Ports. The Head of Media and Publicity of the anti-graft agency, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, gave the breakdown […]

Nigerian Film Corp Begins Documentation Of Guilds In Film Industry

Nigerian Film Corp Begins Documentation Of Guilds In Film Industry

The Nigerian Film Corporation (NFC) said on Wednesday in Abuja that it had commenced the documentation of film guilds and associations operating in the nation’s movie industry. The statement by NFC’s Head, Public Affairs, Mr Brian Etuk, said all film schools and film academies operating in the country were also to be enlisted in the […]