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Nigeria To Begin Rice Exportation To Egypt

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RIFAN, Tiamin Rice Company Reaches Agreement, As Nigeria To Begin Export Of Rice

Nigeria is to begin the exportation of rice, as the Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN) and the Tiamin Rice Company have reached an agreement to this effect.

This was made known by the Managing Director of Tiamin Rice Company, Aliyu Ibrahim, disclosing that RIFAN will cultivate quality rice, while the company processes and packages with state-of-the-art milling technology for sale locally and internationally

According to the company’s MD, Egypt will be the major export country, as the MoU would be operational for two years.

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“RIFAN and Tiamin share a common agenda in the area of rice farming and milling. This is to ensure a sustainable supply chain management of rice under a partnership that seeks to produce, mill and package processed rice of the highest quality for export and local trading.

“With a combined capacity of 920 tonnes per hour from its two mills in Kano and Bauchi states, Tiamin Rice is one of the largest producers of rice in Nigeria,” he said.

Ibrahim added that the company has a 10,000-hectare rice farm in Udubo, Bauchi State. He said large-scale wet and dry season farming takes place on the farm with state-of-the-art agricultural machinery.

Recall, during the beginning of Buhari’s administration, the Central Bank of Nigeria, placed a ban on the importation of rice, from accessing foreign exchange from the official window.

A ban was also placed on the importation of rice through land borders and kept a hefty 70% tariff on imports coming through ports. These actions were taken in a bid to discourage importation and encourage local production.

Between January and July 2022, Nigeria’s imports of rice from the Thai Rice Exporters Association (TREA), one of the largest rice exporters in the world, decreased by 98.4% to 15 metric tonnes, compared to the 957 metric tonnes imported during the same period in 2021.

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NITDA Commences Application For Digital Economy Employability Program

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NITDA Commences Application For Digital Economy Employability Program

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has announced its ongoing application for Digital Economy Employability Program.

The public service institution disclosed this in an official statement released on its social media, with the theme of the program tagged “Driving inclusive digital adoption, optimization and connecting participants to deeper opportunities in the digital economy.”

How to apply?

To apply for the Digital Economy Employability Program, qualified candidates is expected to visit https://deep.nitda.gov.ng/. You are to proceed by clicking of the ‘eligibility and registration’ button.

A form is provided, and you are to fill in the necessary details and submit the application.

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Know the Eligibility Criteria:

Below is a listed eligibility criterion for the NITDA employability program.

  • Beginner in the Digital Economy with NO prior IT skills
  • Have an interest in IT skill development
  • Available for training in your State of Residence.
  • Ready to dedicate 2 hours daily for self-paced certification.

Application closing date:

The Application is ongoing, which kicked off on Thursday, the 24th of November 2022, and it is expected to close on Wednesday, the 30th of November, 2022.

Training date for the program?

Training begins on 5th December 2022.

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EFCC Partners NDA To Fight Cyber Threat

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EFCC Partners NDA To Fight Cyber Threat

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has announced a partnership with Nigerian Defence Academy to fight national cyber threats.

Abdulrasheed Bawa, Executive Chairman of the law enforcement agency reiterated the collaboration when he was visited by the academy Commandant, Major Gen. I.M Yusufat in Abuja.

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“The Executive Chairman of the EFCC, Abdulrasheed Bawa, on Wednesday, 23 November 2022 restated the desire of the Commission to intensify its training collaboration with the Nigerian Defence Academy, NDA, especially in the area of cybersecurity to tackle emerging threats.

“He (Abdulrasheed Bawa) stated this when he received Major Gen. I.M Yusuf, Commandant NDA at the Commission`s headquarters, Abuja.

“While expressing gratitude to the NDA for coming to the aid of the Commission in 2016 and 2017 in training the highest number of cadets ever assembled for a course in the EFCC, Bawa commended NDA’s interest in Cybersecurity,” the commission wrote.

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How FG Can Tackle Revenue Funding For Universities -Fashola

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How FG Can Tackle Revenue Funding For Universities -Fashola

Babatunde Fashola, the Minister of Works and Housing, has stated that alternative funding would be very helpful in the Federal Government’s (FG) pursuit to tackle the revenue challenges for universities.

In a statement signed by the Ministry’s Director of Press, Blessing Adams-Lere, Fashola noted that a printing press, consultancy services, and poll results are credible funding proposals for tertiary institutions.

According to the minister, collective funding of education is needed by various levels of government and is not exclusive to the federal government as commonly insinuated.

University consultancy services, data provision, poll results, value data and printing press are value proposals of alternative for tertiary Institutions.

“Tertiary education is on the concurrent list, meaning that states and federal governments can fund education in the country,” the statement quoted Fashola as saying.

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