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Read How Nigeria Spends To Import Beans Every Year
4/19/2019 2:13 PM | 41 views

BeansAccording to Punch Metro, the Federal Government has revealed that despite being the number one producer of beans in the world, Nigeria spends N16bn annually to import the produce from neighbouring countries.Speaking at a training for journalists organised by the Open Forum for Agricultural Biotechnology in Africa in Abuja on Thursday, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Science and Technology, Mr Bitrus Bako, said that the recent certification of environmental safety of genetically modified beans would help to bridge the gap in production.Bako, who was represented by Director, Special Duties, Mr James Sule, gave the assurance that the quality of genetically modified beans expected to be released in 2020 would be safe, nutritious, harmless and insect free.The National Biosafety Management Agency had recently approved the environmental release of pod bearer resistant beans in the country. This is expected to be followed with a commercial release which would mark the release of the crop for sale and consumption.Bako said, “Prior to the release, cowpea (beans) production has been achieved only through extensive applications of pesticides aimed, in part, at battling the devastating bean pod borer. Farmers were forced to spend money on eight or more pesticide applications at each planting cycle. Yet, they still lose 80 per cent of their yields to the voracious insects. “It may interest you to note that Nigeria is the number one producer of cowpea globally yet there is consumption deficit of half a million tonnes, prompting imports from neighbouring countries like Cameroon and Burkina Faso which is estimated to cost N16bn annually. “With BT cowpea, the gap in production will be bridged and Nigeria will save N16bn on its import.”The permanent secretary also expressed confidence that the recent approval of genetically modified cotton would revolutionise the industrial and agricultural sector.He said that the decline in cotton production in the country impacted negatively on the textile industries leading to the comatose state of Nigeria’s cotton mills and other supporting businesses.In his presentation, Director General of the National Biotechnology Development Agency, Prof Alex Akpa, listed the steps the country had taken to realise the potential of biotechnology in the country and expressed confidence that Nigeria would soon begin to reap the benefits of its investment in the sector.

Npower Re-opens portal. www.npower.gov.ng for Registration
4/6/2019 11:35 AM | 54 views

Npower Re-opens portal.www.npower.gov.ng for 2019 Registration – Apply Here: Good news is here at last as Npower Nigeria reopens portal.www.npower.gov.ng for 2019 recruitment registration. This recruitment is for npower build, if you want to apply, then read this guide.Applications for npower build recruitment is currently open for all interested Nigerians. If you think you have all the qualities we’ve listed below, then this job is for you.Npower build is one of the major npower Nigeria programms, it’s specifically for undergraduates. So if you an to be part of this wonderful initiative by Nigerian federal government, kindly read through this guide very well.Requirements to register via portal.npower.gov.ng online?To start your online application form submission, you should have the below stuffs.An olevel resultA good means of identificationand lastly, you must have interest in building and developing Nigeria.How to Apply on Npower recruitment registration portalApplication will be simple and easy, kindly visit npower portal today to start your registration. You can also visit npower Nigeria website here to learn more about this latest job vacancy.The federal government social intervention scheme, N-Power has announced the commencement date for physical registration of N-Power Buildpre-selected applicants – Apply here!It also revealed that it has added two new categories, Agric-Tech and Hospitality to the N-Build category.“Dear N-Power Build Pre-selected trainees, please note that you are expected to proceed to the NOA offices at your LGAs on Monday, April 8th, 2019.“Don’t forget!!!#NPowerNGThe administrators of the scheme then added in another statement on Wednesday that the categories have now been increased to seven.“With N-Power Build, we are building a skilled workforce of properly trained and certified service professionals.“With this new batch, the trades are a little different, we have introduced Agric-Tech and Hospitality.#NPowerBuild#NPowerNG 

Photos: 36 undocumented Malawians found hiding at back of a truck in South Africa
4/4/2019 6:41 PM | 112 views

Members of the Traffic Department in South Africa conducted a stop-and-go operation and discovered 36 undocumented Malawians hiding at the back of a truck.Traffic Officer Vorster Senyolo said that at around 08:00, last Thursday, he saw a truck driver trying to avoid being pulled over by taking an earlier turn-off.“I decided to follow the truck as I suspected something was amiss.”The vehicle had no number plate and was found to be unroadworthy. Senyolo, inspecting the back of the truck, found the 36 passengers hiding.“I got on to the back of the truck wanting to investigate the cargo and those passengers were hiding under some water bottles. We impounded the vehicle and the drivers, as well as passengers, were detained,” Senyolo.  The driver of the truck, whose name is known to BONUS, said they were heading for Johannesburg.“In our country there is no work and there is no way to make a living so I brought these people here to visit Johannesburg and if they are lucky, they can find some work and make money.”He was bold in saying the truck had been stopped previously and the passengers were detained, but they were later released and they continued their journey, ” no one will stop us”.In total 40 people were detained including three women and four children between the ages of 10 and 14.  The owner and driver of the truck was charged with illegally transporting passengers and driving without a driver’s licence while driving an unlicensed vehicle that was not roadworthy. It was also found that the vehicle had stolen licence discs.Some passengers had the necessary documents, and were subsequently released, while the rest will face deportation.Meanwhile the truck driver and three of his co-drivers are set to appear in court soon. 

'Its time to speak out rather than committing suicide' - Nigerian soldier shot by Boko Haram terrorists in 2015 cries for help
4/4/2019 4:48 PM | 99 views

A Nigerian soldier, Obi Peter who was shot by Boko Haram terrorists in 2015 has taken to Facebook to cry for help saying he feels 'rejected and abandoned'. Read his very touching story below.... Time to speak out rather than committing suicideI am Obi Peter, a Nigerian soldier shot  by Boko Haram terrorists in Maiduguri on January 25th 2015. I have been on admission till December 2018 when I was forced to visit my unit from Kaduna Military by the Army Hospital director to come back when an approval of fund for my further treatment is madeWhen I was coming back, I had a fatal auto accident but God saved me, the car summersaulted more than six times and also fell on tress and buildings on motion. Since then, I have been passing through pains and the people that forced me to travel never care to know how I am feeling till now.Even when I contacted them severally about the incident. Before I was forced to leave the hospital pending when an aprroval of fund for my further treatment is made, some dignitaries tried to assist but all to no avail. Few names I will mention tried their best but the same people that sent me to battlefield still kept silent about it. I can't forget Ugwumba Uche Nwosu, Chief Ikedi Ohakim, Barrister Chijioke Onwubuariri, Maj Gen. Okeke, Hon. Franklin Ibeh, Mayor Kenneth Emejuru, Gen, Onibasa, some senior officers of the Nigerian Military, some firends here I never seen in my life and also my uncle and some of my cousins.For your love and assistance, my people, all is not well. I am still too young, the burden is much on me. I am feeling rejected and abandoned. Friends are avoiding me now, even my own people I went to represent, no one comes close to me again. People don't respond to my calls or reply my text messages. I don't know my offence people. I don't know if it is a crime to serve and defend my country. Please come to my rescue, I'm dying. Thanks for your understanding and may the good lord continue to bring my destiny helper through you all. I have attavhed some pictures here to provemy predicaments.ThanksObi PeterWounded in action soldier

ABUAD student leaves his course mates in stitches after teacher punished him by asking him to sing (video)
4/4/2019 2:59 PM | 93 views

A teacher at Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, ABUAD, punished students who were late by asking them to sing and the song one of the students sang had other students in stitches.A young man named Chisom and four ladies were late to class. Their lecturer,  a woman, asked them to sing but Chisom claimed he couldn't. But when she threatened to chase him out of the class, he immediately began singing."All my guys are ballers," he sang and his coursemates couldn't control themselves as they broke out in laughter."All my guys are ballers" is a viral sensation, thanks to Instagram comedian Josh 2 Funny.Watch the video below.

Glad To See You Overcome Anti-Democratic Forces Of Dictatorship – Atiku Hails Wike
4/3/2019 11:14 PM | 144 views

Glad To See You Overcome Anti-Democratic Forces Of Dictatorship – Atiku Hails WikeFormer Vice President Atiku Abubakar has lauded Governor Nyesom Wike on his re-election as governor of Rivers State.Atiku in a statement via Twitter said he is glad that Wike could overcome the anti-democratic forces of dictatorship and oppression.“Congratulations Governor Nyesom Wike. It gives me much pleasure to see a political force such as yourself, overcome the anti-democratic forces of dictatorship and oppression. I am sure you will continue the pattern of good works for which you have become renowned,” Atiku said.READ ALSO: Wike Wins Rivers Governorship ElectionAtiku said the PDP is blessed to have men like Wike as members.In a similar vein, Ben Murray Bruce, the Senator representing Bayelsa East has said that Wike’s victory is a testament to how well he is connected to his people.“Congratulations to the slayer of dictators and their puppets. They came hard against you, but you made them fall harder than they came with people power. Your margin of victory shows how connected you are to the people, making you a man of the people, for the people. Proud of you,” Ben Bruce stated via Twitter.Source:https://www.channelstv.com/2019/04/03/glad-to-see-you-overcome-anti-democratic-forces-of-dictatorship-atiku-hails-wike/

VACANCY! VACANCY!! VACANCY!!! - GOTD Income is employing
4/1/2019 8:21 PM | 107 views

Gistoftheday.com is a reputable Nigerian digital media and news platform. has its headquarters in No 7 Old Akute Road, Off FRED WILLIAMS STR, Fagba, Lagos, Nigeria.The company was registered under Corporate Affairs Commission on 21st of January, 2019.RC: 1554522You can submit your C.V to our email address or bring it directly to our office. EMAIL ADDRESS: admin@gistoftheday.comOFFICE ADDRESS: No 7 Old Akute Road, Off FRED WILLIAMS STR, Fagba, Lagos, Nigeria.LIST OF POSITIONS TO BE OCCUPIED ARE LIST BELOW SECRETARYFIELD SALES AGENTSOFFICE ASSISTANTCHANNEL MANAGERNEWS CORRESPONDENTSubmission of Curriculum Vitae will be closed on 15th of April, 2019.Requirements for the position short listed aboveYou must be a computer literateA degree or HND holder is recommended  

VACANCY! VACANCY!! VACANCY!!! - GOTD Income is employing
4/1/2019 2:22 PM | 160 views

Gistoftheday.com is a reputable Nigerian digital media and news platform. has its headquarters in No 7 Old Akute Road, Off FRED WILLIAMS STR, Fagba, Lagos, Nigeria.The company was registered under Corporate Affairs Commission on 21st of January, 2019.RC: 1554522You can submit your C.V to our email address or bring it directly to our office. EMAIL ADDRESS: admin@gistoftheday.comOFFICE ADDRESS: No 7 Old Akute Road, Off FRED WILLIAMS STR, Fagba, Lagos, Nigeria.LIST OF POSITIONS TO BE OCCUPIED ARE LIST BELOW SECRETARYFIELD SALES AGENTSOFFICE ASSISTANTCHANNEL MANAGERNEWS CORRESPONDENTSubmission of Curriculum Vitae will be closed on 15th of April, 2019.Requirements for the position short listed aboveYou must be a computer literateA degree or HND holder is recommended   

Skin: Berverly Naya to premiere new documentary today
3/31/2019 11:33 AM | 124 views

Skin: Berverly Naya to premiere new documentary todayTop actress and entrepreneur, Beverly Naya,   said all is set to premiere her documentary on colourism titled “Skin”, today, which focuses and identifies beauty in all complexion shades especially black.Skin is a feature documentary produced by Be Naya limited, which involves various people ranging from school children, celebrities, beauty entrepreneurs, traders and many more people.It’s unprofessional to see client’s nakedness- Massage Therapist, Oluyemisi AkinrinolaIn a parley with pressmen, Beverly disclosed   that the documentary is less restrictive and also non fictional compared to a movie as it allows genuine expressions of participants and also allows viewers a deep understanding of what it entails.Speaking on colourism, Beverly said colourism affects both women and men in African countries, but it has negatively influenced the beauty standards associated with a woman’s ability to find success, adding that, the number of women across Africa using bleaching products has increased with 77 percent of them bring Nigerians.According to her, Skin, will be premiered on Sunday, March 31st, 2019 in Lagos and aims to inspire self-acceptance and self-love, adding that the documentary is about empowerment and not judgement of one’s personal reason to change his or her skin colour and will be sponsored by Nivea.She disclosed that her   movement on colourism started in 2014 when she launched the Fifty Shades of Black campaign highlighting the issues and insecurities surrounding skin complexion. Through the campaign, she has been able to inspire and empower a lot of people especially young females who feel insecure about themselves for various reasons.“The goal of the documentary is not just for people to watch it and think it’s an anti-bleaching documentary, it is to teach people about self-confidence, self-love and self-appreciation” she said.FG working hard to reverse terrible mismanagement of economy – BuhariSpeaking on the event, Managing Director, Beiersdorf, Godwin Harrison, said: “Nivea is proud to support this film as an extension of the budding partnership between Nivea and Beverly Naya, who continues to inspire millions of young women with her values of hard work and courage to succeed”“As a company, we exist so people can feel good in their skin. We believe that everyone should love and care for their skin irrespective of its shade, and we invest a lot in research and innovation to offer the best products to meet the needs of our teeming consumers”Source:https://www.vanguardngr.com/2019/03/skin-berverly-naya-to-premiere-new-documentary-today/