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Explore local research for agricultural development, FG urged


The Director, Research Development, Institute of International Tropical Agriculture, (IITA) Ibadan, Dr. Robert Asiedu , has advised the Federal Government to seek local research solutions in enhancing agricultural development.

Asiedu stated this while delivering keynote address at the Faculty of Science of the institution, with the theme, “Applied Sciences: Tools for National development”.

According to him, many researches conducted outside the country are not applicable to our situation, a reason the research works have not yielded positive impact.

He said: “We have brilliant scientists that are trained locally and internationally  who are citizens of Nigeria with indigenous experience, but are not supported to contribute to research development.

“Government has a lot of answers to current problems we are facing in the country like providing technology that can address present agricultural challenges.

“Agriculture employs largest sector of the economy, but the problem is that most agricultural practitioners are subsistent farmers. And as a result, they can’t employ and produce much food”, he said.

He added that in order to achieve agricultural development, there must be modern tools, provision of infrastructural facilities, financial resources, protecting environment, people, commodities and involvement of private sector.

Earlier in his opening remarks, the Chancellor and Chairman Board of Trustees of the university, Prof. Gabriel Ogunmola said the theme of the conference is important because despite many scholars in the country, there had not been much development occasioned by lack of applying the research works to address problems.

He said it is on this note that Lead City University name her faculty, an Applied Science which has enhanced her with a giant stride in research to bring innovations and enhance high productivity.

Corroborating him, the Dean of the faculty, Prof. Olusola Ladokun, said the faculty is committed to pursue Innovation, standardization and interdisciplinary research to fulfill her role as a transmitter of knowledge that extends the fruits of its creative research and development to all sectors of society which is the reason for the conference.

She added that the faculty at a traversing time in the country will continue to meet and bring inspired people together in forum like this to ensure the faculty remains at the cutting edge of national and global developments.

Prof. Ladokun further said that the conference was organized to enable researchers showcase their research findings and most importantly, to stimulate interactions between researchers and boost collaborations in the field of sciences within and outside the institution.

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12-year-old boy kills landlady as condition to be initiated into a cult

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A 12-year-old boy, who allegedly robbed and killed his landlady at Abraka, Ethiope East Local Government Area, Delta State, yesterday, was among those paraded for various offences by the state Police Command, yesterday.


The state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Zanna Mohammed, who briefed reporters on the arrest of over 60 kidnappers, robbers, murderers, cultists and ritualists in the last three weeks, said the teenager confessed that he committed the act because a cult group told him that one of the conditions for initiation was that he must have been involved in a criminal act.

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Super Falcons striker, Asisat Oshoala, comes to Falz defence with regards to statement about glorifying fraudsters

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Nigerian professional footballer, Asisat Oshoala, who plays as a forward in the Chinese Women’s Super league for Dalian Quanjian F.C., took to her Instagram to express deep concern about how people are now proud to be fraudsters.



In Falz’ defense, she insisted fraudsters shouldn’t be glorified.

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Zimbabwean Church leader in s*x scandal as photos naked photos and sex acts with 33 girls is exposed

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A Zimbabwean church leader, Nyasha Light Nyatsungo is enmeshed in a sex scandal and might also be facing legal action, after his ex-girlfriend flooded social media with his nude photo.
It was gathered that the Nyatsungo allegedly sent a nude picture of his Cape Town based ex–side chick, Shingi Mavenge, to his other girlfriend only identified as Beula who later broadcasted it on social media.
According to H-Metro, in an apparent fit of rage, Mavenge posted a WhatsApp chat she had with Nyatsungo’s wife identified as Nyasha Nhahumbi as well as a group chat with some of her former lover’s concubines.
According to Mavenge, she has gotten information that Nyatsungo has at least 33 girlfriends and has ditched his wife of eight years.
She adds that Nyatsungo bedded a girl who was their neighbour as well.
Mavenge said that the church leader’s wife revealed that they even consulted their local pastor in Mutare who failed in his attempts to mend Nyatsungo’s ways.
According to H-Metro, Nyatsungo, a married father of two, has denied ever circulating the picture, labelling Mavenge as a bitter woman whom he just flirted with on Facebook and nothing more.
“This Nyasha guy must be stopped in his tracks. He is going to pay for all the damage that he has done to me. He was the only one who had that leaked picture and I am shocked why he would forward it to some other girl,” fumed Mavhenge who is working on taking legal action.
“I started dating this guy in 2015 and never knew he was married. He lied.”  fumed Mavenge yesterday.
“That guy is full of lies and at some point, we opened a group chat with his wife and some of his girlfriends. He normally targets single mothers” added Mavenge.
H-Metro was furnished with six other cellphone numbers of his girlfriend that include Fadzai, Mutsa, Essy, Juliana, Barbra among others. Mutsa confirmed she once had a relationship with Nyatsungo have since terminated it since she discovered he was married.
Mavenge confirmed they met once in Johannesburg when she had to fly from Cape Town to meet her man sometime in April.
“That night he didn’t even have money. I had to pay the R800 for the accommodation as he had no money. He wanted to have sex with me but I flatly refused. He even wanted it without protection and I said No. he looked terrible with clothes in a plastic shopping bag. I want to write a letter to Pastor Rex who is the head of (the church) in Harare so that this guy be stopped with his tricks and lies,” added Mavenge.
When contacted over the phone in Mutare Nyatsungo confirmed he knew Mavenge but never had a relationship with her.
“I know her and we once flirted on Facebook. We never had a relationship as she is alleging. I don’t know why she is bitter. I haven’t seen the nude pictures she is talking about but I heard about it from Beula. We live in a democratic country. She can go ahead and sue me if she feels her rights have been infringed upon. All the allegations she is making are false and I don’t know her motive in trying to tarnish my image,” said Nyatsungo.
He said he was still with his wife whose phone rang without response yesterday afternoon. Despite his denials, H-metro was furnished with pictures of Nyatsungo and Mavenge, the time they met in April.

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