Am a journalist working with Nigerian Tribune Newspaper, specialised in agriculture reportage. I have been in the field of journalism since 2011 and have made headlines in the newspaper. I also cover some other beats that is relevant to agriculture, like the Biosafety agency which is under enviro...
“Government inertia or failure is not the greatest loss; the greatest loss is when educated minds fail to inspire the next generation.”. LAST week, I started an examination of the last of the pathways to educational security which I describe as the “peculiar Nigerian factors”. These are population growth, the attitude of Nigerians to giving and the role of alumni associations. In relation to population growth, I advocated that government should limit couples to two children per family.
DIETITIANS say that peppers are low in calories and are loaded with good nutrition, stressing that all varieties are excellent sources of vitamins A and C, potassium, folic acid, and fiber while the spicy ones liven up bland food, making it more satisfying. Peppers come in all sizes and colours, green, orange, yellow, and red. In Enugu State, there is serious move by Pepper farmers in Nsukka to export the crop popularly called “Ose Nsukka” abroad with a view to making more revenue from the crop.
MALAM Muhammad Bello, the Minister, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), has advised elected leaders in any capacity to exude humility as they discharge their duties. Bello gave the advice at the swearing-in of the newly elected Exco members of the FCT Administration Press Corps in Abuja on Tuesday. The minister said that anybody elected into position should feel honoured that such responsibility was being given to them.
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Selecting a term
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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