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NASC expresses optimism over coverage doc on seeds manufacturing, mgt



NASC expresses optimism over policy document on seeds production, mgt
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By Gabriel Ewepu – Abuja

The Nationwide Agricultural Seeds Council, NASC, on Friday, expressed optimism over a coverage doc on seeds manufacturing and administration to function a reference level in figuring out varieties.

This was expressed in an handle by the Director-Basic, NASC, Dr Philip Ojo, at a one-day ‘Stakeholders’ Overview and Validation Workshop on the Draft Nationwide Descriptors for Choose Types of Maize, Rice and Soybean’ held in Abuja.

Ojo defined that the essence of the workshop is to evaluation, validate and undertake the doc that can improve manufacturing and administration of seed fields, the place it can help in precisely and appropriately reporting and figuring out seed varieties.

The undertaking in response to him is being supported and funded by USAID, AGRA, and different companions underneath the Partnership for inclusive Agricultural transformation in Africa (PIATA) via a grant to the NASC, which he appreciated Premier Seeds and Worth Seeds for being a part of the method.

He additionally acknowledged mandate analysis institutes (NCRI and IAR) and different companions, Plant Breeders and Seed Scientists who’ve supplied the much-needed technical backstopping in guaranteeing NASC arrive at a outcome honest and strong sufficient for the Nationwide System.

He mentioned: “I’m inspired to see all of you right here: Consultants from the Authorities, the Nationwide Agricultural Analysis Institutes, CGIER middle, Universities, Seed Corporations, Donor companies and different companions who’re right here as we speak to affix us on this necessary nationwide process.

“At the moment, the Doc we now have gathered right here to evaluation, validate, and undertake will assist in no small measure within the manufacturing and administration of seed fields. This doc will function a reference materials inaccurately and appropriately reporting and figuring out varieties primarily based on established true characters.

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“I want to reiterate, amongst others, that this doc will type a physique of data for our Seeds Certification officers in guaranteeing the manufacturing of Good high quality seeds: this doc will assist them in; Appropriately and appropriately differentiating one selection from one other; Facilitates purification (Eradicating and rouging mixtures/off kind at totally different levels of crop progress); Authenticating the variability prior to reap, to processing and to packaging.”

Nevertheless, the NASC boss mentioned the method shouldn’t be but accomplished as NASC has simply carried out characterization for a number of out of the numerous crop varieties launched and registered into the seeds system.

He additionally said that authorities alone can’t do every part, however acknowledged those that have funded this course of, particularly AGRA and USAID.

“I’m not oblivious of the truth that this course of shouldn’t be but accomplished as we now have simply carried out characterization for a number of out of the numerous crop varieties launched and registered into the seeds system.

“I want to state that we are going to proceed to work with events and companions to advance from the place we’re as we speak to have extra varieties and crops characterised. The Authorities can’t do that alone and that’s why we’re extremely grateful to those that have funded this course of. Once more, thanks to AGRA and USAID”, he mentioned.

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Three medical doctors die, 53 others check optimistic in Kano — NMA Chair




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By Bashir Bello

Chairman, Kano State chapter of the Nigeria Medical Affiliation, NMA, Dr Usman Ali on Monday mentioned to date it has misplaced three medical doctors to the raging coronavirus pandemic whereas 53 others examined optimistic within the state.

Dr Ali who disclosed this in an interview with Vanguard additionally mentioned a few of it members who just lately endure Covid-19 check got here out optimistic however its but to compile or sum as much as the 53 determine.

He mentioned it misplaced a physician penultimate Monday which brings up the quantity to three within the state.

The NMA Chairman mentioned the medical doctors had been contaminated whereas on obligation and attending to sufferers with signs of the coronavirus.

In keeping with him, “Presently, we’ve 53 medical doctors who examined optimistic to Covid-19 and three medical doctors who died on account of covid-19 in Kano. One of many medical doctors who died final Monday was a advisor and epidemiologist. He died in isolation centre.

“We’ve different medical doctors who endure check and got here down optimistic however we’re nonetheless compiling the information. As at now, we’ve 53.

“Those that examined optimistic previously, it was as a result of lack of some tools however presently we’ve the tools. A number of the tools was in our secretariate as among the medical doctors are but to return and accumulate them,” Dr Ali nevertheless said.

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Police smash infamous bandit syndicate working in Nigeria, Niger




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From Religion Maji, Katsina

In its efforts to struggle armed theft, kidnapping, banditry, arms trafficking and different types of crimes, the Katsina State Police Command has nabbed a infamous arms suppliers to bandits within the forest.

Parading the suspects earlier than newsmen on the Police headquarters in Katsina, the State Commissioner of Police, Sanusi Buba mentioned primarily based on credible intelligence, the command has been following a lead, on one Lawan Zayyana,‘m’, aged 35yrs of Muduru village, Mani Native Authorities Space of Katsina state, a infamous bandit and arms and ammunition provider to bandits within the forest.

“I’m delighted to welcome you to the Police Command Headquarters, Katsina, to maintain you abreast of latest achievements made by the Command within the struggle towards armed theft, kidnapping, banditry, trafficking in arms and ammunition and different types of crimes and criminality within the state.

“In the midst of the investigation, the suspect was trailed and arrested alongside along with his cohorts; particularly: Haruna Yusuf, ‘m, aged 47yrs of Sawarya village, Kaita LGA of Katsina state, (2) Haruna Adamu, ‘m’, aged 35yrs and Auwal Abubakar, ‘m’, aged 28yrs each of Maduru village, Mani LGA of Katsina state”.

In response to CP Sanusi Buba, consequently, Haruna Yusuf confessed to being the gang chief as he often obtained the provision of arms and ammunition from Niger Republic and palms over to Lawan Zayyana, Haruna Adamu and Auwal Abubakar who will, in flip, take the provision to bandits within the forest.

“He confessed to having offered over ten thousand arms and ammunition to bandits within the forest. Moreover, Haruna Adamu and Auwal Abubakar confessed to having severally trafficked these arms and ammunition to bandits at Gurbi and Dan-Magaji areas in Zamfara state. Two (2) Common Objective Machine Weapons (GPMG), One (1) LAR rifle and 100 and seventy-nine (179) Anti-Plane (AA) ammunition, the sum of three million, 4 hundred and 13 thousand and 5 hundred (3,413,500) West African – CFA Franc had been recovered of their possession”.

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The Katsina State CP famous that the suspected bandits together with two organic sons of Haruna Yusuf, the infamous arms seller had been arrested in his home.

“The listing is as follows:

Ibrahim Salisu, ‘m, aged 20yrs of Sawarya village, Kaita LGA of Katsina state – Son to the arms seller

Shuaibu Haruna, ‘m’, aged 18yrs of the identical deal with additionally a son of the arms seller

Murtala Haruna, ‘m’, aged 20yrs of the identical deal with – nephew of the arms seller

Ibrahim Dabo, ‘m’, aged 19yrs of Natsinta village, Kandamau, Maradi, Niger Republic

Sam-bo Muhammadu, ‘m’, aged 22yrs

Jibir Adamu, ‘m’, aged 20yrs

Sani Ibrahim, ‘m’, aged 20yrs

Yusufa Muhammadu, ‘m’, aged 28yrs

Abubakar Muhammadu, ‘m’, aged 26yrs

Abdullahi Dabo, ‘m’, aged 28yrs,

Murtala Ado, ‘m’, aged 20yrs

Sani Muhammad, ‘m’, aged 29yrs”

Others are Umar Bello, ‘m’, 28yrs outdated of Natsinta village, Kandamau, Maradi, Niger Republic, Basiru Usman, ‘m’, aged 18yrs of Tsanni village, Batagarawa LGA ( brother to arms provider – Lawan Zayyana), Kamaradini Jafaru, ‘m’, aged 30yrs of Muduru village, Mani LGA of Katsina state.

Objects recovered from the suspects embrace seven bikes comprising 5 (5) Kasea and two (2) Royal manufacturers of bikes had been recovered of their possession.

CP Sanusi added that investigation is ongoing whereas promising that his males, different safety businesses with the collaboration of the State authorities will put an finish to wanton crimes within the state.

Vanguard News Nigeria

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So Tragic! 4 Brazilian Footballers Die In Airplane Crash As They Traveled Individually After Testing Constructive for Coronavirus (Photograph)




The footballers died in the fatal plane crash
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The footballers died within the deadly aircraft crash


A tragic aircraft crash has claimed the lives of 4 footballers.


It was gathered that the footballers died on Sunday in a aircraft crash which additionally claimed the lifetime of their membership president.


The unhappy incident occurred in Brazil.


Palmas defensive midfielder Guilherme Noe, 28; left-back Lucas Praxedes, 23; goalie Ranule Gomes dos Reis, 27; and striker Marcus Molinari, 23, have been killed together with Palmas FR president Lucas Meira, 32, and pilot Wagner Machado, 59. 


The footballers had simply joined the fourth-tier membership and have been but to make their debuts earlier than their dying. 


In response to stories, the small plane was taking the group to Goiania, round 500 miles away for his or her Brazilian cup sport in opposition to Vila Nova on Monday within the Copa Verde. The group have been truly touring individually from the remainder of the group as a result of they’d examined optimistic for Covid-19.


The membership tweeted on Sunday: ‘The information of the aircraft crash that claimed the lives of a number of gamers in addition to the president of Palmas FR has triggered us nice disappointment. 

‘Sadly, we all know what his second of insurmountable ache attributable to irreparable loss is like. 

‘We would not need some other membership to really feel the identical.

‘We wish to categorical our full solidarity to the mens’ household and buddies and membership supporters. 

‘You’ll not undergo this alone.’ 


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