Happening Now: President Buhari in Kaduna to Commission Olam Facility.

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently in Kaduna State to commission the $150 million Olams facility, Nigeria’s largest integrated animal feed mill, breeding farm & hatchery. 

The facility is expected to contribute to the development of the Nigerian poultry and aquaculture sectors by providing not only competitively priced feed and chicks, but also technical support to local poultry farmers. The $150million Olam investment will employ 8,000 Nigerians through direct and indirect labor and 200 veterinary doctors in Kaduna State. According to the official twitter account of the Kaduna State Governor, the government provided free land for the integrated Olam facility which has the capacity to produce 1.6million chicks per week.

Read more on the project here.
The President commended Governor Nasir for his commitment towards changing the face of Governance in Kaduna at the event.

Country Music Legend, Don Williams Dies at 78.

Legendary country music star and Hall of Famer, Don Williams has passed on at 78.

 

Travis Tritt, another country music icon paid tribute to him on twitter saying,

“So sad to hear that “Gentle Giant” Don Williams has died! What an incredible legacy of great music he leaves behind. May he RIP,” he tweeted.

Don Williams played his final tour in 2006 and in 2010 was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

In 1991, every single he released hit the Top 40 Billboard County charts.

He returned to the spotlight in 2012 with a new album, And So It Goes, and in 2014 with Reflections, which included contributions from stars Keith Urban, Vince Gill and Alison Krauss.

May his soul rest in peace. 

The much-awaited Jesse Jags ‘Oddyseus’ album is here. 

Call him the lyrical sorcerer and you won’t be far from the truth. The supreme emperor of the Jagznation has finally dropped the Oddyseus album- his fourth studio album.

The album has a handful of features on it including Burna Boy, R2bees, Cynthia Morgan, Styl-Plus and more. Although the 10-track album lacked the needed hype and buzz before its release, his hardcore fans (like my humble self) will be there to receive it as it drops. 

El’Rufai to Commission $150 million Feed Mill Project

The executive governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El’Rufai will inaugurate the $150 million Olams integrated feed mill and farms located in the outskirts of the capital of Kaduna State. 

The Business Head, Animal Protein Section, Olam Feeds Dr. Vinod Kumar Mishra said the company had promised last year at the groundbreaking event to deliver the factory within a year and has now done so in just 8 months.

 

The groundbreaking event of the huge project took place in April 2016. The feed factory will have an annual production of 360,000 Metric  while the hatchery will produce 1.6 million chicks every week with 15 poultry farms housing 50,000 birds each. 

Raw materials will be outsourced from local farmers to aid production of feeds and the multiplier of the project is the creation of jobs for over 5,000 people, easy access to day old chicks for poultry farmers and ready market for cash crop farmers in the State. 

The project is the largest of it’s kind in Sub Saharan Africa. The inauguration of Olam farms and feed mill comes up on 12th September, 2017.

Simi’s Second Studio Album Released.

Nigeria’s top female vocalist today released her highly anticipated album titled ‘Simisola’.  The album is a follow up to her debut album, ‘Ogaju’, released back in 2006. Record also has it that she released an album in 2009 titled ‘Ara Ile’ but the the beautiful and rebranded Simi will claim the ‘Simisola’album as her debut. 
With only one feature from Adekunle Gold, it is clear that the songstress want the album to be about her. 
The ‘Simisola’ album is produced by Oscar, Sess, SeyiKeys and Vtek. Buy the album now on iTunes

NPOWER To Begin Device Distribution To Beneficiaries 

The social investment program of the Federal Government of Nigeria will begin the distribution of devices to the first batch of NPower volunteers to aid them in carrying out their duties effectively. The devices will be delivered to those who selected devices before March 27th this year. 

The  Federal Government of Nigeria entered into an Asset Finance Agreement with the Bank of Industry to provide devices for the volunteers and some vendors were preapproved by the Bank of Industry to provide those devices. However, some vendors have delivered their devices but Brian and Speedstar are yet to be delivered.

The official facebook page for the program announced that the device will be pre-loaded with over one million resources which includes videos, textbooks and so much more. They also stated that shipping has begun to 7 other states asides from Lagos, Abuja and Port-Harcourt. The 7 selected States are yet to be announced.

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