Pension Experts Back FG’s Plan To Borrow From N6trn Retirement Savings

January 23rd, 2017 // // Nigeriawatch

LEADERSHIP   Pension Experts Back FG’s Plan To Borrow From N6trn Retirement Savings By ZAKA KHALIQ — Jan 23, 2017 2:55 am | Leave a comment With Nigeria’s total pension assets under management growing by N1.42 trillion in two years – from N4.6trillion at the end of 2014...
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Nigeria’s power generation drops to 2,662 megawatts

January 23rd, 2017 // // Energy Development Project
Nigeria’s power generation drops to 2,662 megawatts

PREMIUM TIMES Nigeria’s power generation drops to 2,662 megawatts January 22, 2017Agency Report RELATED NEWS 12 Nigerian power plants produced Zero megawatt electricity on Christmas DayJanuary 4, 2017 Nigeria’s power generation drops to 3,321 MWDecember 1, 2016 Nigeria's po...
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How FG abandoned us, by Katsina jatropha farmers By Habibu Umar Aminu, Katsina | Publish Date: Jan 19 2017 2:00AMWhen the former administration of president Goodluck Jonathan began the movement for the production of bio-fuel as an alternative source of energy, many farmers were clustered and encouraged into the production and farming of jatropha, a plant which seeds are used in the production of glycerol. image: http://www.dailytrust.com.ng/Image/Facebook.png facebook image: http://www.dailytrust.com.ng/Image/Twitter.png twitter image: http://www.dailytrust.com.ng/Image/Google.png goolge plus image: http://www.dailytrust.com.ng/Image/linkdin.png linkdin image: http://www.dailytrust.com.ng/Image/like.png like (0 Likes) image: http://images.dailytrust.com.ng/cms/gall_content/2017/1/2017_1$large_PG_1_AGRIC.jpg How FG abandoned us, by Katsina jatropha farmers A jatropha farm in Katsina State When the former administration of president Goodluck Jonathan began the movement for the production of bio-fuel as an alternative source of energy, many farmers were clustered and encouraged into the production and farming of jatropha, a plant which seeds are used in the production of glycerol. Glycerol is a major component for bio-fuel, especially diesel which powers standard engines. The then government had planned the establishment of a bio-fuel refinery in Kogi State. For about 120 jatropha farmers in Katsina State, it was with mixed feelings that they veiwed the call as over the years, nothing seems to be working in that regard. They currently have over 1000 hectares of the plantation, spread across the state but without the needed attention. The economic viability of jatropha is enormous. Aside the clean bio-fuel, the plant is used for insecticides, shampoo, soap, detergent, candle and cosmetics, among others. It is estimated that from its farming alone, Nigeria can earn about N10 billion annually. Last week, jatropha farmers in Katsina cried out over their neglect despite being pushed into the business by government ahead of the proposed establishment of a bio-fuel refinery in Kogi State. The chairman of Jatropha Farmers International Merchants and Dealers Association, Sen Ahmed Sani Stores, at a press conference, said farmers were encouraged to plant jatropha for the production of seeds that would be processed by the refinery. He said after they invested a lot in its farming, government abandoned the initiative with no support or incentives to the farmers. ‘’The movement for the production of bio-fuel as an alternative source of power was initiated during Jonathan administration but left along the line. Jatropha is a plant where we get glycerol for power and other pharmaceutical products,’’ he said. He said it was only proper for President Muhammadu Buhari to take a look at the idea and build on it for the farmers to key into and benefit from, adding that with bio-fuel, the society will be better off. “Jatropha farmers are ready and willing to partner with the government in order to provide alternative source of energy as is done in countries such as South Africa, India and Brazil,’’ he added. A farmer, Alhaji Mamman Danmusa, who owns about 150 hectares of the plantation believes that having a bio-fuel refinery would go a long way in addressing fuel related challenges in the county. He said with abundant land and will from both government and farmers, it will be a good thing for the nation. For Dr. Armayau Mohammed, jatropha farmers are ready to partner with government to provide alternative source of energy, adding that “All we need is support from the government to encourage its production.” He revealed that jatropha can be planted with other crops and that it helps to reduce soil acidity and increases its fertility and also prevents desert encroachment adding that it can grow in almost all types of soil. A visit to one of the plantations in Katsina, owned by Abdullahi Umar, showed several byproducts of the plant on display for prospective visitors and buyers. Samples of detergent, soaps, candles, pomade as well as diesel extracted were also on display

January 23rd, 2017 // // Nigeriawatch
How FG abandoned us, by Katsina jatropha farmers By Habibu Umar Aminu, Katsina | Publish Date: Jan 19 2017 2:00AMWhen the former administration of president Goodluck Jonathan began the movement for the production of bio-fuel as an alternative source of energy, many farmers were clustered and encouraged into the production and farming of jatropha, a plant which seeds are used in the production of glycerol.    image: http://www.dailytrust.com.ng/Image/Facebook.png  facebook   image: http://www.dailytrust.com.ng/Image/Twitter.png  twitter   image: http://www.dailytrust.com.ng/Image/Google.png  goolge plus   image: http://www.dailytrust.com.ng/Image/linkdin.png  linkdin     image: http://www.dailytrust.com.ng/Image/like.png  like  (0 Likes)  image: http://images.dailytrust.com.ng/cms/gall_content/2017/1/2017_1$large_PG_1_AGRIC.jpg  How FG abandoned us, by Katsina jatropha farmers A jatropha farm in Katsina State  When the former administration of president Goodluck Jonathan began the movement for the production of bio-fuel as an alternative source of energy, many farmers were clustered and encouraged into the production and farming of jatropha, a plant which seeds are used in the production of glycerol.  Glycerol is a major component for bio-fuel, especially diesel which powers standard engines. The then government had planned the establishment of a bio-fuel refinery in Kogi State.  For about 120 jatropha farmers in Katsina State, it was with mixed feelings that they veiwed the call as over the years, nothing seems to be working in that regard. They currently have over 1000 hectares of the plantation, spread across the state but without the needed attention.  The economic viability of jatropha is enormous. Aside the clean bio-fuel, the plant is used for insecticides, shampoo, soap, detergent, candle and cosmetics, among others.  It is estimated that from its farming alone, Nigeria can earn about N10 billion annually.  Last week, jatropha farmers in Katsina cried out over their neglect despite being pushed into the business by government ahead of the proposed establishment of a bio-fuel refinery in Kogi State.  The chairman of Jatropha Farmers International Merchants and Dealers Association, Sen Ahmed Sani Stores, at a press conference, said farmers were encouraged to plant jatropha for the production of seeds that would be processed by the refinery.  He said after they invested a lot in its farming, government abandoned the initiative with no support or incentives to the farmers.  ‘’The movement for the production of bio-fuel as an alternative source of power was initiated during Jonathan administration but left along the line. Jatropha is a plant where we get glycerol for power and other pharmaceutical products,’’ he said.  He said it was only proper for President Muhammadu Buhari to take a look at the idea and build on it for the farmers to key into and benefit from, adding that with bio-fuel, the society will be better off.  “Jatropha farmers are ready and willing to partner with the government in order to provide alternative source of energy as is done in countries such as South Africa, India and Brazil,’’ he added.  A farmer, Alhaji Mamman Danmusa, who owns about 150 hectares of the plantation believes that having a bio-fuel refinery would go a long way in addressing fuel related challenges in the county. He said with abundant land and will from both government and farmers, it will be a good thing for the nation.  For Dr. Armayau Mohammed, jatropha farmers are ready to partner with government to provide alternative source of energy, adding that “All we need is support from the government to encourage its production.”  He revealed that jatropha can be planted with other crops and that it helps to reduce soil acidity and increases its fertility and also prevents desert encroachment adding that it  can grow in almost all types of soil.  A visit to one of the plantations in Katsina, owned by Abdullahi Umar, showed several byproducts of the plant on display for prospective visitors and buyers.  Samples of detergent, soaps, candles, pomade as well as diesel extracted were also on display

DAILY TRUST   How FG abandoned us, by Katsina jatropha farmers By Habibu Umar Aminu, Katsina | Publish Date: Jan 19 2017 2:00AM When the former administration of president Goodluck Jonathan began the movement for the production of bio-fuel as an alternative source of energy, many farm...
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Power: Obasanjo, Yar’Adua, Jonathan spent N2.74trn in 16 years

January 21st, 2017 // // Energy Development Project
Power: Obasanjo, Yar’Adua, Jonathan spent N2.74trn in 16 years

  Power: Obasanjo, Yar’Adua, Jonathan spent N2.74trn in 16 years On September 9, 20158:35 amIn Headlines, News by adekunleComments By Henry Umoru ABUJA—THE Senate was told, yesterday, that the Federal Government h...
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Fact-checking President Trump’s inaugural address

January 21st, 2017 // // USA Watch
Fact-checking President Trump’s inaugural address

Washington Post Fact-checking President Trump’s inaugural address By Glenn Kessler and Michelle Ye Hee Lee January 20 at 3:54 PM 5 fact checks from President Trump's inaugural address Play Video3:02 On Inauguration Day, President Trump'...
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Diezani Alison-Madueke Clears the Air on Multiple EFCC Allegations

January 21st, 2017 // // Nigeriawatch
Diezani Alison-Madueke Clears the Air on Multiple EFCC Allegations

DIEZANI ALISON-MADUEKE CLEARS THE AIR ON THE FALSE EFCC $153.3 MILLION CLAIM AND RESPONDS TO OTHER UNFOUNDED ALLEGATIONS. ALLEGATIONS I have up till now chosen to maintain my silence and not to respond to inaccurate press reporting. However, given the level of deliberate inaccurac...
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Pity the sad legacy of Barack Obama – Cornel West

January 21st, 2017 // // USA Watch

Pity the sad legacy of Barack Obama Cornel West Our hope and change candidate fell short time and time again. Obama cheerleaders who refused to make him accountable bear some responsibility   ‘Most well-paid pundits on TV and radio celebrated the Obama brand.’ Monday 9 Januar...
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Full Transcript of The Inaugural Address Of The United States President Donald Trump

January 20th, 2017 // // USA Watch
Full Transcript of The Inaugural Address Of The United States President Donald Trump

Friday, 20 January 2017 Full Transcript of The Inaugural Address Of The United States President Donald Trump Delivered On Friday 20th January, 2017 Full Transcript of The Inaugural Address Of The United States President Donald Trump Delivered On Friday 20th January, 2017 Chief Justi...
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BEYOND RECESSION: TOWARDS A RESILIENT ECONOMY – Atedo N A Peterside

January 20th, 2017 // // Nigeriawatch

BEYOND RECESSION: TOWARDS A RESILIENT ECONOMY – Atedo N A Peterside* CON Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen, As part of their 14th Daily Trust Dialogue, the management of Daily Trust requested a presentation from me on "BEYOND RECESSION: TOWARDS A RESILIENT ECONOMY". My focus will be on "Toward...
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N/Assembly approves Buhari’s N2.3tr loan

January 19th, 2017 // // Nigeriawatch

  DAILY TRUST N/Assembly approves Buhari’s N2.3tr loan By Ismail Mudashir & Musa Abdullahi Krishi | Publish Date: Jan 19 2017 2:00AMThe National Assembly has passed the Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) and Fiscal Strategy Paper (FSP) for 2017 – 2019 and approved President M...
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