Technology Vital For Improved Agricultural Yield In Africa – Obasanjo

Former President of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo today said African farmers should embrace new knowledge and technology for improved agricultural yields and increased value proposition especially for smallholder farmers. Obasanjo made this call at the announcement ceremony of the 2020 Africa Food Prize (AFP) award which held at the virtual Africa Green Revolution Forum (AGRV) […]

International Press Centre

IPC Condemns Unlawful Arrest Of Journalists’ Covering Protest

The International Press Centre (IPC), Lagos-Nigeria has condemned the unlawful arrest of four journalists, Ifeoluwa Adediran of Premium Times, Abiodun Ayeoba of Sahara Reporters, Awoniyi Oluwatosin of Objective Media and Daniel Tanimu of Galaxy Television early today, while covering a peaceful protest on the fuel price increase in Yaba, Lagos State. In a statement made […]

Commercial farming

AGRA: Smallholder Farmers Urged To Embrace Insurance

Smallholder farmers have been advised to remodel their inputs and product pricing system to accommodate insurance. This will enable the farmers to build resilience in times of unforeseen shocks and natural disasters such as flooding. Dr. Debisi Araba, Managing Director of Africa Green Revolution Forum, AGRF, offered this solution as one that can help mitigate […]

IPC Webinar

INEC Is Employing Latest Code Of Conduct For Safe Elections In Edo, Ondo States-Oyekanmi

Chief Press Secretary to the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mr. Rotimi Oyekanmi has expressed the readiness of the commission to conduct safe and credible governorship elections in Ondo and Edo States. Oyekanmi gave the assurance during a webinar tagged, “Edo/Ondo Elections: The imperative of Safety Consciousness and Conflict Sensitivity in Media […]


Converting Wastes Into Beautiful Products Makes Our Brand Unique-Adejoke Lasisi, Founder, Jokelinks

Adejoke Lasisi is the founder of Jokelinks, an outfit that has revived the culture of Aso Oke; the Yoruba traditional fabric which was gradually going into extinction. She has since gone beyond Aso Oke weaving, introducing recycling of plastic and other fabrics for use. She established the Planet 3R Initiative outfit with which she has […]


Gas Explosion At Fagba Junction, Lagos Suburb

There was pandemonium Monday evening at about 7:30pm when a vehicle conveying gas cylinders exploded around Fagba junction area along Iju Road, Ifako-Ijaiye Local Government Area of Lagos State. According to an eye witness who took to Twitter to announce his escape via his Twitter handle @fk149, “I Just Escaped a Fire Incident at Fagba […]


Ecobank Group Wins Award For Innovation In Financial Services From African Banker

The leading pan-African banking group, Ecobank is delighted to announce that it has won the Award for Innovation in Financial Services at the 2020 edition of the prestigious African Banker magazine Awards. The Awards, which reward banking excellence in Africa, were announced at a virtual ceremony held on 26th August. The African Banker’s judging process […]


Dr. Akinwumi Adesina’s Opening Speech at The African Development Bank 2020 Annual Meetings

Your Excellency, President Alassane Ouattara, President of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire, Honorable Minister Niale Kaba, Chairperson of the Board of Governors Honorable Governors Members of the Board of Directors Senior management and staff of the Bank Ladies and Gentlemen   Good morning and welcome to the 2020 Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank […]


Fani-Kayode’s Action Befitting Of Public Figure-Media Rights Agenda

Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today condemned Mr. Femi Fani Kayode’s outburst against Mr. Charles Eyo, Daily Trust newspaper’s Cross River State Correspondent in Calabar, yesterday, for asking a simple question to enable him get a fuller picture of his trips round the country, saying such action is befitting of a public figure like him. Fani-Kayode, […]