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Ebola: NOA director stresses importance of high sanitary standard

Mr Oliver Wolugbom, Rivers State Director of the National Orientation Agency ( NOA), has stressed the need to  maintain  high sanitary standard in order to check the spread of  Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). Wolugbom who spoke on Friday in Port Harcourt at a sensitisation programme organised by the Agency for youths, said high sanitary standard was essential in the fight ...

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Man, 42, jailed 12 months for stealing speaker from church

A 42-year-old man, Adebisi Oluranti, was sentenced to  12 months imprisonment by an Ibadan Magistrates’ Court on Friday for stealing musical instrument from a church. The Magistrate, Mrs Munirat Giwa Babalola, said that Oluranti should serve the term with hard labour. The convict pleaded guilty to the offence before the court. Oluranti was arraigned on a two-count charge of unlawful ...

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Nigerian Environment Centenary Symposium in photos

Nigeria came into being on January 1, 1914 with the formal amalgamation of the Northern and Southern Protectorates of the British Territory. The country has therefore been in a festive mood this year to celebrate 100 years of existence. The Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Faculty of Public Health, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, in collaboration with the Nigerian ...

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Nigeria takes stock of a century of her environment

A two-day forum that explored environmental implications of 100 years of Nigeria’s existence came to a close on Thursday in Ibadan, Oyo State. The Nigerian Environment Centenary Symposium (1914-2014), which had “The Nigerian Environment: Past 100 years and the future”, held at the University of Ibadan, courtesy of the institution’s Department of Environmental Health Sciences (in the Faculty of Public ...

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Activists reject Global Alliance on Climate-Smart Agriculture

A team of civil society organisations is kicking against the proposed Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture, saying that it will not deliver the urgently-needed solutions   We, the undersigned civil society organisations, hereby manifest our rejection of the proposed Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture to be launched at the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Change Leaders’ Summit. This proposed alliance is a deceptive ...

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New York summit: Rising to a climate challenge

The Climate Change Summit has come and gone. The Summit was able to galvanise international action on climate change. The UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon, told the gathering of over 120 world leaders who gathered in New York City that it has been a success. He said that event was a great and historic one, which never before had so many ...

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Parties meet on the Safe Use of Living Modified Organisms

Delegates from around the world will on Monday converge on Pyeongchang in South Korea for the seventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (COP MOP 7). The meeting will discuss and adopt further decisions to contribute to ensuring the safe transfer, handling and use of living ...

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UN-Habitat designates October 2014 ‘Urban October’

With the launch of the first ever World Cities Day on October 31, 2014, The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) has designated the month of October as Urban October. This is coming on the heels of two important milestones on the urban calendar, which coincide in the same month. On the first Monday of the month, October 6, the ...

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Nigeria holds First National Urban Forum, marks World Habitat Day 2014

Efforts to evolve a comprehensive but inclusive urban agenda for Nigeria will move into top gear in the federal capital Abuja next month, with the hosting of the country’s First National Urban Forum. The event is being held as part of activities commemorating World Habitat Day 2014. The World Habitat Day is commemorated on the first Monday in October each ...

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Bill McKibben, Edward Snowden, others win ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’ award

Five distinguished individuals and a corporate body are to be awarded the 2014 Right Livelihood Honorary Award, which honours courageous and effective work for human rights, freedom of the press, civil liberties and combatting climate change. The awardees are: Americans Bill McKibben and Edward Snowden, Briton Alan Rusbridger, Pakistani Asma Jahangir, Basil Fernando from Hong Kong SAR and Asian Human ...

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